Apartheid: How Useful is the Framework for the Palestinian Struggle?

May 23 2018


Online Meeting


Join Palestinian analysts Yara Hawari and Diana Buttu for Al-Shabaka’s first policy lab!

This discussion will examine the Israeli occupation and Palestinian quest for liberation through the lens of apartheid. In particular, the lab will delve into how apartheid manifests itself on different fragments of the Palestinian population, and discuss the overall effectiveness of utilizing the apartheid framework to analyze the Palestinian struggle.


Yara Hawari is the Palestine Policy Fellow of Al-Shabaka: The Palestinian Policy Network. Her latest publications include, Israel’s Relentless Land Grabs: How Palestinians Resist and Apartheid from Within? The Palestinian Citizens of Israel.

Diana Buttu is a lawyer, commentator, and policy advisor for Al-Shabaka. She previously served as a legal advisor to the Palestinian negotiating team and was part of the team that assisted in the successful litigation of the Wall before the International Court of Justice.

About the Policy Lab Program: Al-Shabaka’s Palestine Policy Lab is a new online live-stream space, where audiences can engage directly with expert analysts from our nearly 200 member-network as they craft policies and strategies related to Palestine. The labs are free and open for public participation, inviting viewers to join in on policy discussions.

Note: This discussion will take place in English.