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Joel Kovel: Overcoming Zionism Oct 10-13

Posted by Administrator on October 5, 2008

Joel Kovel is a well-known Jewish activist and scholar and writer on the Middle East .His latest book is Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine. Joel Kovel argues that the inner contradictions of Zionism have led Israel to a” state-sponsored racism fully as incorrigible as that of apartheid South Africa and deserving of the same resolution. As Bishop Tutu was being disinvited and then reinvited to speak at St.Thomas , Joel Kovel was facing the cancellation of the distribution of his book at the University of Michigan due to pressure from a right wing Zionist group. As with Bishop Tutu, a successful campaign on the campus and nationally was able to reverse the decision. Join him at the following public events. For up to the minute information on events please check our website frequently. 

11:30 am Interview on KFAI radio show, Northern Sun News with Don Olson,

90.3fm and 106.7fm and streamed at*. 

1-3pm     Presentation at the U of M, Herbert Hanson Hall, Room 1-102. This is the new building next to the Carlson Business School on Riverside Ave, the U of M’s West Bank. 

4:15-5:30pm     Weekly outdoor vigil for Palestinian Rights, Snelling and Summit Aves in St. Paul. 

6pm       Food and Presentation. Catered food from Shish starting at 6pm followed by presentation. Macalester-Plymouth United Church, 1658 Lincoln Avenue, adjacent to Macalester College, St. Paul. 

Saturday, Oct. 11

6:30pm      Presentation at University of MN, Duluth, Montague, Room 80. (Sponsored by the Northland Anti-War Coalition & UMD Students for Peace.) 

Sunday, Oct. 12 

1pm      Debate at Carleton College, Boliou 104, Northfield. 

Perspectives on One-State vs. Two-State Solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Presentation by Kovel and response by Seth Greenberg, Carleton College Chair of Psychology and summertime resident of Israel, to be followed by audience questions.

Monday, Oct. 13 

2:30 – 3:30pm      Presentation at Macalester College, student center/John B Davis Auditorium. 

4:30-6pm    Roundtable discussion, room TBA, William Mitchell College of Law. 

7pm     Al Aqsa event at the Eagles Nest (New Brighton Community Center), 400 10th  Street NW, New Brighton.



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