Sunday, 21 February 2010

BENJAMIN POGRUND: "Israel Today: Ethnicity, Democracy, Tenacity"

BENJAMIN POGRUND: "Israel Today: Ethnicity, Democracy, Tenacity"
Tuesday, 23 February 2010
20:00 - 21:30
St. John's College - Dirac Room

Benjamin Pogrund applied his experience of 26 years as a journalist in South Africa and 12 as director of a dialogue NGO in Jerusalem to assess whether Israel is the new apartheid state.

He was actively involved in reporting the racist practices in South Africa in the 1960s and thus earned the respect of many prominent leaders such as Nelson Mandela (on whom Benjamin Pogrund wrote a book afterwards). Because of his work as a journalist, he was put on trial several times, charged with threats to the state security and was even imprisoned once. Mr. Pogrund is currently living in Israel and was a member of the Israeli delegation to the United Nations World Conference on Racism in Durban. He is also a recipient of the 2005-6 Dr. Jean Mayer Global Citizenship Award

You can find some of his articles on the following sites:
http://www.pij.org/details.php?id=87

http://www.guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2009/may/12/obama-israel-west-bank

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- This event is organised by the SPS Society in association with the Israel Society and Embassy of Israel.

- Wine and nibbles will be served

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