Hot on the heels of explosive launches at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg and at the Academia Centre in Cape Town, Why Israel? authors, Suraya Dadoo and Firoz Osman, joined by Ronnie Kasrils, now make their way to Durban. Having attracted media coverage in all major newspapers across the country, Why Israel? is living up to its expectation as a thorn in the side of the Zionist lobby. According to Dadoo and Osman, the book is a “combat kit” that arms people with knowledge to counter Zionist propaganda.
Omar Barghouti, the co-founder of the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement against Israel called the book “timely and crucial.” According to The Electronic Intifada, Why Israel? “provides activists with ammunition for challenging Zionist lies.” Veteran South African commentator, Allister Sparks, notes that Why Israel? “makes a compelling case” for the argument that Israel is an apartheid state. In a recent review of the book, Shafiq Morton, Cape Town-based journalist and author, called Why Israel? “a thorough work” noting that it is footnoted and its sources clearly attributed. “Because of its academic proficiency I suspect that certain arch-Zionists are going to choke on their coffee as they leaf through its 600 pages,” observed Morton.
Over 200 people attended each launch in Johannesburg and Cape Town thus far, to hear the authors and Kasrils speak. The launches have also featured performances by spoken-word artists Iain “EWOK” Robinson and Palestinian-American spoken word artist, Remi Kanazi. Israeli video artist Eitan Altman’s haunting “Welcome to Apartheid Land 2013” has also been screened, along with poetry by Rafeef Ziadah. Durban audiences can expect the same gripping presentations too.
Meet the authors, and join them in discussion with Ronnie Kasrils, in Durban on Sunday, 13 October at 2pm at the Islamic Guidance Hall in Overport.
Why Israel? The Anatomy of Zionist Apartheid – A South African Perspective (Porcupine Press) is widely available at all bookstores and online retailers throughout South Africa. E-book and Kindle versions are also available. The full list of stockists is available here https://mediareviewnet.com/why-israel/
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