SOAS Palestine Society
London Middle East Institute
invite you to the book launch of
Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights, Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel
David Landy in conversation with Richard Kuper, former Chair of JfJfP
Tuesday, October 25, 7pm
V211, School of Oriental and African Studies
Vernon Square, Penton Rise, London WC1X 9EW
Diaspora Jews are increasingly likely to criticise Israel and support Palestinian rights. In most Western societies, Jewish organisations have sprung up to oppose Israel’s treatment of Palestinians, facing harsh criticism from fellow Jews for their actions.
Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights is a groundbreaking study of this growing worldwide social movement, examining how it challenges traditional Jewish representations of itself. It looks at why people join this movement; how they relate to the Palestinians and their struggle, and asks searching questions.
About the Author
David Landy is an Irish-Jewish academic, active in the Palestine solidarity movement. Formerly chair of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign, he is currently based in Trinity College Dublin where he teaches contemporary social and cultural theory, and race and migration.
www.jfjfp.com / www.soaspalsoc.org / www.lmei.soas.ac.uk