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Tel Aviv University
Dr. Anat Matar and Tirtza Tauber participate in a "Right of Return" Conference
Friday, 13 June, 2008 12:50 PM

[Tirtza Tauber, Computer Services, The Unit of Medical Education, Tel Aviv University
Tel: 972-3-6407320
Tel: (home) 972-3-6045251

Haifa Conference for the Right of Return And the Secular Democratic State in Palestine

                       Friday and Saturday, June 20-21, 2008

Haifa, Al Midan Theatre, Khouri St 2

Friday, June 20

17:00 - Youth meeting: Youth struggle, the Return of Palestinian refugees, and the Secular Democratic Society

19:00 – Opening Session

  • On behalf of the Initiating Committee – Rajaa Zo'abi O'mari
  • Ayman O'deh – Secretary General - Democratic Front for Peace and Equality (HADASH)
  • Awad Abed El-Fatah – Secretary General - National Democratic Alliance (BALAD)
  • Muhammad Kanaa'ne – Secretary General - Abnaa elBalad Movement (The movement is part of the coalition that constitute the Initiating Committee )
  • Palestinian speakers from the post-1967 occupied territories and the Diaspora
  • Dr. Anat Matar
  • Prof. Bhim Singh from Kashmir
  • Greetings to the Haifa Conference.

Cultural Program

Saturday, June 21

09:30   Reception and Registration

10:00   Welcome Session and Division to Workshops

Workshops will be held in 3 rounds, with 3 parallel workshops in each round. Each workshop includes a panel of 4 speakers and 30m of open discussion incorporating all participants.

10:30   First round of workshops

  1. Different aspects of the struggle in Palestine
  2. Zionism and the limits of ethnic cleansing
  3. The right of return and the democratic secular state – a Human Rights perspective

12:00   Second round of workshops

  1. The division of Palestine: Solving the problem or obstructing the solution?
  2. Palestine toward Freedom and Return – Philosophical, Cultural and Political perspectives
  3. The Crisis of the Israeli Society

13:30   Lunch break

14:30   Third round of workshops

  1. Different visions of the single state in Palestine
  2. Boycotting Israel and International Solidarity among Peoples
  3. Attitudes to freedom and enlightenment in civil society organizations

16:00   Break

16:15   Concluding Plenum: Summary of the Workshops, Discussion of the Final Declaration, Affiliations to the follow up committee.

Conference site: www.ror1state. org                     Conference email: ror1state@gmail. com


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