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Webinar - Israel: Annexation, Apartheid & the Media
July 2, 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Israel's coalition government's plan to unilaterally annex large parts of the Occupied Palestinian Territories, including the Jordan Valley, has provoked widespread international outrage and condemnation.
Annexation of occupied territory is illegal and inadmissible under international law. The Israeli threat, therefore, constitutes an affront to the world community who view it as consistent with the longstanding policy of denying of Palestinian self-determination and the consolidation of Israel's apartheid rule.
While Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the move will write another "glorious chapter in the history of Zionism", the Palestinians are defiant. For them the move means the loss of vital land which had been earmarked for a future independent state; it has also dealt a lethal blow to their dreams of self-determination. As a result, Palestinians have pulled out of previous agreements with Israel and threatened to stop coordination with the occupation state.
As the international community looks on with growing concern, the EU – Israel's main trading partner, accounting for one-third of its total trade – has discussed placing sanctions on Tel Aviv.
In this seminar our panel of experts examine the various dimensions of the issue.
Join us on 2 July 2020 at 5pm GMT (6pm UK) to discuss Israel's annexation plan, what it will mean on the ground and the media's role in what is happening.