Meet the Joint List: On the political representation of the Palestinian citizens in Israel

Wednesday, 8th November 2017, 19:30

Location: Het Goudblommeke in Papier (La Fleur en Papier Doré)

Cellebroersstraat Rue des Alexiens 55, 1000 Brussels

The political representatives of the Palestinian citizens in Israel can be caught between a rock and a hard place, committed to the liberation of the Palestinians living under Israeli military rule and in exile, while simultanously struggling to claim civic and collective rights for the Palestinian citizens within Israel. To overcome attempts by Israeli right politicians to exclude the Palestinian members from the Israeli Knesset, the Joint List was established as a parliamentary bloc that includes all Palestinian political parties, including the Arab-Jewish Democratic Front.

In this special evening, we are honored to host three Members of the Knesset from the Joint list for a discussion on the current political reality in Israel and in the region, the challenges faced by Palestinian citizens, the difficulties of representing Palestinians in the Israeli Knesset, and the vision that can be proposed for a better future.

Speakers:

MK Aida Touma-Suleiman

Hadash - Democratic Front for Peace and Equality

Chair of the Knesset Committee on the Status of Women and Gender Equality

MK Dr. Jamal Zahalka

Balad - National Democratic Assembly

Chair of the Joint List parliamentary group

MK Masud Ghnaim

Ra’am - the Islamic Movement

Introduction: Mr. Jafar Farah, Director of Mossawa - The Advocacy Center For Arab Citizens In Israel

The event will take place in English.

Entry is free of charge, but we welcome a small donation at the entrance to cover expenses.

The event is organized by:

EAJS - Een Andere Joodse Stem / A Different Jewish Voice, www.eajs.be

UPJB - Union des progressistes juifs de Belgique / Belgian Union of Progressive Jews, www.upjb.be

Mossawa Center - The Advocacy Center for Arab Citizens in Israel, www.mossawa.org

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