The Israel Society at SOAS is a platform for open and critical discussion of Israel. Through events, writings and monthly meetings we look beyond the boundaries of the conflict to explore the interplay of social, political, economic and cultural dimensions in Israeli society.


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Catchup meeting: African refugee protests, Sharon’s legacy, Prawer Plan

We’ll be having our first meeting of term Wednesday, 22nd January, 6 – 8pm.
We will be discussing recent events in Israel/ Palestine (and there’s been plenty!), including:

– The recent strike and protest movement of African refugees in Israel calling for fair treatment and asylum policies – “no more prisons”

– The Prawer Plan for the displacement of 30,000 Bedouin from the Negev – what was it, what were responses to it, what’s going on now

– Ariel Sharon’s death and his contested legacy
– anything else you would like to discuss

You can join the fb event and see some related readings here https://www.facebook.com/events/1397510887167224/
It’s a good opportunity to meet us in a quite informal meeting if you’ve never been to a SOASIS event before, and we will also end with a short organising meeting to plan future events, so if you have any ideas, let us know!

Room 116, main building of SOAS Russell Sq campus. As always, our events are wheelchair accessible (please contact us if you have any access requirements we can help with) and open to all, but racism or prejudice of any kind will not be tolerated.

  1. Screening of “The Lab” and a talk by the director Yotam Feldman Leave a reply
  2. Israeli Army ‘Refuseniks’ (Military Conscientious Objectors) : Panel Event with LSE Palestine Soc Leave a reply
  3. 18th November: Screening of “Have You Heard About The Panthers” with SOASIS, followed by discussion Leave a reply
  4. 17th October: Politics of Food – dinner with SOASIS Leave a reply
  5. LOTS of great upcoming events with SOASIS and beyond Leave a reply
  6. Welcome to SOASIS 2013/2014 Leave a reply
  7. Events on the week marking Israeli Independence, the Palestinian Nakba, and the 70th anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising Leave a reply
  8. Society AGM-ish on Wednesday Leave a reply
  9. Haggai Matar: Coins, batons and guns – Israeli economy and the Occupation Leave a reply
  10. Upcoming events: Jewish Book Week, Human Rights Watch film festival and more Leave a reply
  11. To inherit, expel, colonise and return: voices from the war of 1948 Leave a reply
  12. 30th January discussion: The 2013 Israeli elections Leave a reply
  13. On anti-Semitism Leave a reply
  14. Gaza: The Politics of the Escalation Leave a reply
  15. Arab Jews: Mizrachi politics in Israel Leave a reply
  16. Second meeting: Palestinian Authority collaboration with the Israeli govt, and recent West Bank Protests Leave a reply
  17. First meeting of new term: Israel on Africa’s orbit Leave a reply
  18. Courting Controversy: Questioning the (Il)legitimacy of the Israeli Supreme Court Leave a reply
  19. Identity & Victimhood – A Conversation about Israeli Independence and the Nakba Leave a reply
  20. Visiting Israel or the Palestinian territories this summer for research? Join the Israeli Field Research Network Leave a reply
  21. SOASIS Meeting: 6 March, 7:30pm at the Queens’ Larder Leave a reply
  22. Women and the new frontier: Struggling for Bedouin rights and recognition in the Israeli state Leave a reply
  23. SOASIS teach in on Israeli leftist activism, with Itamar Harita : 21 Feb, 18:30 Leave a reply
  24. WATCH: Is BDS Working? Exploring the impact of boycotts, divestment and sanctions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 3 Replies
  25. February Events: Books and Films Leave a reply
  26. SOAS Israel Society meeting and BDS teach-in: 24 Jan, 6pm Leave a reply
  27. The Bible, Zionism and Palestine: An interdisciplinary conference to explore the role of the bible in theology and politics in Israel and Palestine today Leave a reply
  28. A Shared Society in Israel? Personal Reflections and Pathways to Change Leave a reply
  29. Is BDS working? Exploring the impact of boycotts, divestment and sanctions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict 1 Reply