Should the Left support the BDS campaign against Israel? Two leftists in hot debate.

bds.jpgTwo activists line up to debate the merits of BDS: KIM BULLIMORE who has worked on the ground in Palestine with the Women’s International Peace Service since 2004 will be putting the case for the Global BDS. Israeli-born SOL SALBE, a campaigner for Palestinian human rights in this country for 42 years and a well-known member of AJDS will be putting case for a more selective, pinpointed approach. Almost everyone on the Left under 55 can only remember Israel as the Goliath battling the Palestinians David — from the first Lebanon war to the two Intifadas a modern army has faced far weaker opponents. And yet Israel is still supported very strongly by Western governments like our own as well as being central to the life of Jewish communities internationally. The Left is united in wishing to tackle the issue, and the biggest item on the agenda is BDS a campaign for boycotts, divestments and sanctions against Israel. But is BDS the best way forward – what should be the Left’s attitude to the global BDS campaign? Former trade union activist BILL DELLER, who used to chair the Victorian Peace Network has agreed to chair the debate. This event is part of the New International Bookshop’s Underground Talk series. Entry is $5/ $2 concession. Wed, 11/05/2011 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm Email: nibs@newinternationalbookshop.org.au New International Bookshop Trades Hall 54 Victoria St, Carlton
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