A Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict from the Point of View of Pacifism and Peaceful Resistance4 March 2015. From 18:30 | Conference | Spanish | IEMed, Barcelona
“Not in my name.” The activist Meir Margalit thus reproaches Netanyahu for using the victimization of the Jewish community to justify his warmongering policy in a speech that is very critical of the Israeli government but also with calls to hope for a viable peace.
Under the premise “the Israeli-Palestinian conflict does have a solution”, this seminar analyzes, on the one hand, the reasons why Israel believes otherwise and, on the other, the possible ways of resolving the conflict from a pacifist perspective.
Meir Margalit, born in Argentina, has lived in Israel since 1972. He has a doctorate in history from the University of Haifa, a member of the peace movement in Israel and an activist for human and civil rights. He was a Jerusalem city councilor for the left-wing Meretz party, where he was in charge of the East Jerusalem portfolio. He is the founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD), an NGO that fights against the punitive demolitions of Palestinian houses. He has written and published several books on municipal politics and has also given numerous lectures.