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Uploaded on Dec 6, 2009
Israel, the Palestinians and Apartheid: The Case for Sanctions and Boycott
On 4th December 2009, the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) and SOAS Palestine Society organised a public meeting putting forward the case for sanctions and boycott of Israel. Amongst the speakers were several from the South African struggle against apartheid including Ronnie Kasrils - former minister in Nelson Mandelas ANC government and Bongani Masuku - International Secretary of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU). Other speakers included Omar Barghouti from the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), Steven Rose of BRICUP, Yasmin Khan from War on Want, and Tarek Mustafa from Egypt's first independent trade union.
The speeches, lasting 80mins, were followed by a lively 50mins of question and answer session. To view full video continuously and see report on the event with photos and mp3 podcast please visit