Palestinian American author Noura Erekat to do 3 city Canadian speaking tour in September

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Well-known Palestinian American academic lawyer and author Noura Erekat will be making a 3 city speaking tour in Canada in September. She is a frequent commentator on CNN and elsewhere. Her tour is organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). She has been very critical of the “peace process” and the so-called two state solution. Read more.

“The (…) “illusory quest” for statehood has shaped the Palestinian leadership’s commitment to U.S. tutelage and its reticence to embark on a bolder course based on a politics of resistance”, argues American Palestinian activist Noura Erekat in a new book called “Justice for some: Law and the question of Palestine“.


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Dr. Erakat will discuss some of the main conclusions of her book in a series of three lectures in different Canadian cities: Montreal, Ottawa, and Toronto.

In the past, Professor Erekat (not related to Saeb Erekat, who is the official spokesperson for the Palestinian Authority (PA), has been outspoken in her critique of the role of the PA.

She will explore the legal and historical implications of the Palestinian struggle, and suggest what Canadians and other citizens of the world can do. Prof. Erekat’s talk will be followed by a Q&A panel.

The tour is organized by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East (CJPME). “Erekat is a terrific speaker,” notes Tom Woodley, head of CJPME. “We are sure that her lectures will help Canadians better understand the legal framework and the challenges facing the Palestinian people.”

Tour dates include (click links below for details):

Erekat is well known as an articulate and passionate commentator. Here is a video of an interview she did with CBSN last year after Israel had killed many Palestinians in Gaza. Erekat gives a clear but passionate analysis of the background to Israel’s hostility to Gaza which dates back to well before the creation of Hamas. The interview gives the audience a sense both of her ability to analyse a complex situation and of the passion with which she delivers her message.


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