- Published on Monday, 16 July 2012 10:32
Tuesday, 17th July 2012, 8:00 PM
Discussion about settler violence, settlement outposts and the Israeli government
Research Officer at the UNESCO Chair for Human Rights and Democracy at An-Najah University, Philip Bato.
On the occasion of this week's release of the report Outposts and 'Price Tag' Violence in the West Bank, researched by Philip Bato and published jointly with the Alternative Information Center (AIC) and the Ecumenical Accompaniment Programme in Palestine and Israeli (EAPPI), please join us for a presentation and discussion of the crucial topics of settler violence and settlements, explored from a new and innovative angle.
Outposts and 'Price' Tag Violence takes two concepts related to the Israeli occupation – "unauthorized outposts" and "price tag violence"– and places them within the larger framework of Israeli settler violence and the settlements, while defining their relation to the Israeli government. The report clarifies why current outpost-related events should be seen as both the logical continuation of the Israeli settlement enterprise, and an important weathervane of current Israeli policy in the occupied Palestine territory.
The importance of this topic cannot be overemphasized, particularly at this time when settler violence toward Palestinians and their property is at an all-time high.
Philip Bato is the Research Officer at the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation's (UNESCO) Chair for Human Rights and Democracy at An-Najah University in Nablus, the largest Palestinian university.
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Please join for this informative event!
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The AIC is a joint Palestinian-Israeli activist organization engaged in dissemination of information, political advocacy and grassroots activism. The AICafè is a political and cultural café open on Tuesday and Saturday night from 7pm until 10.30 pm. Every Thursday at 8 PM, the AICinema screens films from the Arab World and beyond.The AIC is located in the Alternative Information Center in Beit Sahour, close to Suq Sha'ab (follow the sign to Jadal Center). We have a small library with novels, political books and magazines. We also have a number of Films in DVD copies and the AIC publications which are aimed to critically analyze both Palestinian and Israeli societies, as well as the conflict itself.