The Palestine Podcast
Palestine Podcast #52: ‘Targeting Activism for Palestinian Rights’
In this episode of the Palestine Podcast, we feature an important discussion that took place as part of the 2020 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival concentrating on the increased targeting of Palestinian and Palestine solidarity human rights defenders, both in Palestine and around the world.
About the speakers
Huwaida Arraf is a Palestinian-American attorney and human rights activist. Over the past two decades, Huwaida has been involved in a number of legal and grassroots initiatives for Palestinian rights, including the co-founding of the International Solidarity Movement (ISM) and the Gaza Freedom Flotilla.
Dima Khalidi is the founder and director of Palestine Legal, overseeing the organization’s array of legal and advocacy work to protect people speaking out for Palestinian freedom from attacks on their civil and constitutional rights.
Mahmoud Nawajaa is a human rights defender and youth organiser from Hebron. He is General Coordinator of the Boycott National Committee (BNC and board member of the Stop the Wall campaign. He was recently imprisoned without charge by Israel for 19 days as a result of his human rights work.
Majed Abusalama is a PhD candidate in Critical Human Geography and Regional Studies at Tampere University (Finland) and a contributing writer to Jadaliyya, Aljazeera English, MiddleEastEye and others. He grew up in Jabalia refugee camp in Gaza and is now based in Berlin. He serves as an international director of We Are Not Numbers organisation in Gaza.
Frances Black is an independent Irish Senator, singer and founder of the RISE Foundation, a charitable organisation working with people with a loved one in addiction. A strong advocate for social justice and equality, she was elected to the 25th Seanad in 2016 and initiated the Occupied Territories Bill.
We would like to thank our colleagues in the Front Line Defenders for granting us permission to use the audio of this webinar which was organised by them as part of the 2020 Dublin Arts and Human Rights Festival.