Israeli Shir Hever talks on: The Political Economy of Israel’s occupation – 24th Feb

When: Thursday 24th of February. 13:00-16:00
Where: 11.01 David Hume Tower

In the same week as the ambassador for Israeli apartheid, Ron Prosor, visited Edinburgh University, Students for Justice in Palestine are delighted to host Shir Hever, an Israeli economic researcher for joint Palestinian-Israeli organisation The Alternative Information Centre and author of ‘The Political Economy of Israel’s Occupation’.

As part of a tour organised by the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Capaign, Shir will be talking on the need for using boycott tactics against Israel to force it to abide by international law.

Come along for what is sure to be an engaging discussion and if you want to find out what Israelis who want fight the occupation think we should be doing.

As he says:
“Israeli society is a decadent society in an unstoppable decline, resistant to internal calls for reform and politically paralysed from within.”
“Only external pressure can truly bring change to this society, and allow democracy to take hold in the region, not only for the benefit of Palestinians, but for the benefit of Israelis too. External pressure, by using political and economic tools such as sanctions and boycott, returns the issues of civil rights and democracy to the fore, and deprives Israel of the option to use its military might to make the problem go away.”