Who is still talking about the Palestinians?
The rivalry between Saudi Arabia and Iran, the Syrian and Yemeni wars, access to natural resources, the growing importance of Turkey and the brutal politics of Saudi heir Mohammed Bin Salman have become the new Middle Eastern geopolitical cursors, to the detriment of the Palestinian question. As Israel and the United States have clearly buried the two-state solution, does the Palestinian Authority have to choose between being an international puppet and/or being an authoritarian and corrupted regime?
Alper and Earp's Occupation of the American Mind shows how the future of the Palestinian question is more likely to be discussed in USA newsrooms than in Palestine.
Friday 15 March
Espace Pitoëff - Théâtre
Noura Erakat Human Rights Attorney and Assistant Professor
S. Michael Lynk UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of Human Rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967
Sami Mshasha United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) Director of Communication and the Agency Spokeperson
Christophe Ayad Special Correspondent, Le Monde
This debat is preceded by the movie:
By Jeremy Earp & Loretta Alper
While recent polls have shown global public opinion turning sharply against Israeli policy, public support for Israel in the U.S. has held firm. Narrated by Roger Waters with commentary by eminent conflict experts, The Occupation of the American Mind casts an incisive glance on the information war that Israel and its followers are waging in the United States.
- Section Thematic film
- Jeremy Earp & Loretta Alper
- Sut Jhally
- Mundovision Productions & Distribution Inc.
- George Matta