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DIANA BUTTU at Melbourne Forum: “Apartheid & Boycotts”

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Palestinian lawyer and advocate Diana Buttu will be joining fellow compatriot UCLA Prof SAREE MAKDISI in a forum entitled “Apartheid and Boycotts” that will also include Dr NED CURTHOYS from ANU and Sydney Peace Foundation Chairman Professor Emeritus STUART REES AM. Below you will find details of the event being held tomorrow evening in Melbourne and also some background to the participants in the forum. Ms Buttu has been brought out specifically to speak to unions, the media and the public on the impossible conditions endured by the Palestinians under Israel’s apartheid policies and brutal military rule.
Diana Buttu, a Palestinian lawyer from Canada has labored extensively to influence the way the situation in Palestine and Israel is depicted by the media and her public role in promoting the Palestinian cause has made her a much sought after spokesperson in media circles, such as Fox News, CNN, and MSNBC and Late Night Live. Ms. Buttu was one of the prime motivators of the litigation brought to the International Court of Justice in the Hague, which resulted in the court’s landmark opinion against Israel’s illegal wall. From 2000-2005, she used her skills as a negotiator with the PLO’s Palestinian Negotiations Support Unit and more recently has been defending the rights of Palestinians faced with losing their homes, possessions, citizenship, residency status and rights of entry under Israel’s monstrous plan to rid itself of the native Palestinian population. Apartheid, she says, is Israel’s way of achieving that end.

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