ILAN PAPPE IN AUSTRALIA: Interviews & lectures

Editor’s note: Simply, the man is extraordinary – his intellect, his wit, his clarity, his moral integrity, his humility, his courtesy all combine to make him the most formidable speaker yet to talk truth to power. Ilan Pappe has had audiences riveted to every word as he makes his way from city to city on his Australian lecture tour. Those who have heard him more

than once are just as captivated the second and more times around which is due to his amazing ability to construct a very human story out of the historical facts, so even those who thought they’ve heard it all before, feel their eyes tear up and their hearts go out to the forgotten Palestinians. At a dinner in Parliament House last night, he said to forget about the peace process, Oslo, solutions and think instead about the sheer cruelty of what is being done to the Palestinians on a systematic day-to-day basis that never captures dramatic headlines, and yet cumulatively over decades, is worse than even the worst days of apartheid in South Africa. The simplicity of his words struck home: he was holding up a mirror to our own human condition and vulnerabilities.

Below are his most recent interviews and lectures. It has been a gruelling tour for him so far and it is by no means finished yet. On Saturday, he will be giving the Edward Said Memorial Lecture at the University of Adelaide hosted by the Australian Friends of Palestine Association who brought him out to Australia for this annual event. On Sunday, he will taking part in Sydney’s Festival of Dangerous Ideas at the Sydney Opera House on the topic “Israel is an apartheid state”. If the thunderous applause and standing ovation this week at the packed-to-the-rafters University of Melbourne lecture is anything to go by, these two events will be sensational. It was impossible to squeeze another person into the large theatre in Melbourne and many people were left outside disappointed. We hope the following audios and videos will compensate and whet the appetite of those who are yet to see him as his Australian tour comes to a close.

Sonja Karkar
Editor
http://australiansforpalestine.com

ILAN PAPPE in AUSTRALIA

Interviews and lectures

Sunday 16 Sep 2012
University of Sydney lecture
“The Forgotten Palestinians”
hosted by the Sydney Peace Foundation
Coalition of Justice and Peace in Palestine
Leichhardt Friends of Hebron

WATCH LECTURE HERE

http://tinyurl.com/cysbzn8

Monday 17 Sep 2012
National Radio Breakfast Show
with Geraldine Doogue

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE
http://tinyurl.com/cyoaboj

Monday 17 Sep 2012
ABC TV Q & A
with Tony Jones

WATCH PANEL DISCUSSION HERE
http://tinyurl.com/dxx9ukt

Tuesday 18 Sep 2012
ABC Radio Conversation Hour
with Jon Faine, Claire Bowditch & Greg Jericho

LISTEN TO INTERVIEW HERE
http://tinyurl.com/d2vfb2r

Tuesday 18 Sep 2012
University of Melbourne lecture
“Palestine/Israel: a new paradigm”
hosted by Australians for Palestine

LISTEN TO LECTURE HERE
http://tinyurl.com/dypswdl

Wednesday 19 Sep 2012
National Press Club, Canberra

WATCH ADDRESS HERE
http://tinyurl.com/cyvwxg9

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