A South Africa moment for Palestine?

Trying out something new for The Electronic Intifada podcast, we decided to take the plunge and film our first ever in-person episode!

I filmed my colleague Omar Karmi in conversation with veteran Palestinian academic and activist Ghada Karmi (who, incidentally, is Omar’s paternal aunt) and former ANC member of South African parliament Andrew Feinstein.

Watch the full conversation in the video above, or listen to the audio version on your favourite podcast platform or over at the EI website.

Omar writes:

Over the past six months, millions of people worldwide have taken to the streets to demonstrate in solidarity with Palestine and to demand that their governments call for a permanent ceasefire in Gaza …

Nevertheless, Israel has continued its genocide in Gaza, seemingly unconcerned. And crucially, Israel’s most important allies, the US and the UK, have remained largely unmoved and continue to support Israel diplomatically and militarily, with little to no regard for popular feeling.

This prompts the question of whether we have reached the limits of what Palestine activism can achieve or whether the current popular momentum can turn into an Apartheid South Africa moment, a moment of global solidarity that led inexorably to the collapse of South Africa’s racist regime.

Read the rest of Omar’s introduction to this special episode over at the EI website.

What do you think of this new format for the podcast? Do you prefer it to online? Let me know in the comments. If there’s demand we’ll try and do more like this.

Palestine is Still the Issue is a reader-supported publication. To receive new posts and support my work, consider becoming a free or paid subscriber.


You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Powered by WordPress | Designed by: Premium WordPress Themes | Thanks to Themes Gallery, Bromoney and Wordpress Themes