Jun 29, 2011

#BDS: Slavoj Zizek honors BDS call on trip to Israel/Palestine

"The organizers of philosopher Slavoj Zizek's events in Israel/Palestine issued the following press release:
World-renowned philosopher, Slavoj Zizek of Slovenia, had yesterday concluded a week-long visit to the region.

During his week's visit, Zizek delivered a three-day seminar in Ramallah on the topic of Cinema and Politics, along with celebrated film producer and Focus Features CEO, James Schamus. At the end of the seminar, aimed to support Palestinian young artists and the Palestinian struggle for liberation, Zizek delivered a public talk in a Tel Aviv independent bookstore, Tolaat Sfarim, in honor of the forthcoming book of Israeli-American film-maker, writer & BDS advocate Udi Aloni, entitled What Does a Jew Want?: On Binationalism and Other Specters.

He did so following the guidelines of PACBI, stipulating that he will only speak at a venue that will publicly renounce the occupation, and state unequivical support for full equal rights to all Palestinians."

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