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Israeli civil rights activist to visit SA

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Professor Uri Davis will be on a South African speaking tour as part of the 12th annual international #IsraeliApartheidWeek (IAW) campaign between the 7th and 13th of March. The speaking tour is made possible by the Palestinian Embassy in South Africa.

Dr Uri Davis has been at the forefront of the defence of human rights in Israel-Palestine. He has published extensively and is best known for his book titled “Apartheid Israel: The Struggle Within” (Zed Books, London, 2003). The book has been described as a “devastating critique” of Israel’s Apartheid policies.

Dr Uri Davis, of Jewish origin, grew up in the Israeli town of Kfar Shmariyahu and is today an Associate Professor at Al-Quds University in Jerusalem, Palestine.

Davis is an anthropologist who holds a PhD in Philosophical Anthropology, an MA in Philosophy and a BA in Arabic. In addition Dr Davis is an honorary research fellow at the universities of Durham and Exeter in the United Kingdom.

In 2009 Uri Davis was elected as a member of the Revolutionary Council of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – FATAH.  Davis is also a Palestine National Council (PNC) member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO).

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of self-organized awareness-raising events (including rallies, protests, lectures, cultural performances, concerts, films and workshops) held in over 250 cities, communities and campuses across the globe. It is endorsed in South Africa by more than 85 organizations, trade unions, political parties and other groups.

The full schedule of Dr Uri Davis’ speaking tour will be published in due course. VOC

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  1. his ideas and books insipred many of us since the 80's esp differentiating between jewry and zionism ……my copy of his israel as an apartheid armed me intellectually during those years when most of our ulema didnt support the pro-palestinian anti apartheid stands…..

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