Upcoming events: Jewish Book Week, Human Rights Watch film festival and more

Upcoming events:

  • Our next event after this will be a talk with Israeli journalist, trade union and anti-occupation activist Haggai Matar, at 7pm on the 4th of March. More details to follow shortly.
  • Next week brings Jewish Book Week, with dozens of fantastic talks and events. Check it out! Some Israel Soc. members are particularly looking forward to Judith Butler’s talk about her new book, ‘Parting Ways: Jewishness and the critique of Zionism’. Sadly it is now all sold out, but if you’ve already got a ticket, please join us after the event in a nearby pub, call Tali on the night to find out where we’ll be (07800921828)
  • On Wednesday 27th of February the New Statesman is holding a panel discussion, ‘Israel: What comes next?’, with a brilliant set of speakers including historian Avi Shlaim, and SOAS Israel Society’s own Dimi Reider. More info on the facebook event https://www.facebook.com/events/494755293904419/
  • The Human Rights Watch Film Festival is in mid-March, and will include screenings of two important films about Israel and Palestine:
    The Gatekeepers + Q&A with filmmaker

    In an unprecedented and candid series of interviews, six former heads of the Shin Bet—Israel’s intelligence and security agency—speak about their role in Israel’s decades-long counterterrorism campaign. Dror Moreh’s The Gatekeepers is a rare glimpse into the untold history of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict from the point of view of the Shin Bet. In this series of one-on-one interviews, combined with never-before-seen archival footage, Moreh gives us unfettered access to the decisions, rationalisations, and regrets of Israel’s most powerful homeland security officials.

    Screenings: Friday 15 March 21:15, Ritzy

    And Saturday 16 March 18:40, Curzon Soho. Tickets: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/events/details/1518/the-gatekeepers-qa/

    The Law in These Parts+ Q&A

    In The Law in These Parts, military legal professionals talk about the legal system they helped to design and implement in its formative years. The film asks crucial questions that are often avoided: can such an occupation be achieved that includes genuine adherence to the principles of the rule of law? And what are the costs that a society engaged in such a long-term exercise must bear?

    Screenings:Saturday 16 March 16:00, Curzon Soho. Tickets: http://www.curzoncinemas.com/events/details/1519/the-law-in-these-parts-qa/

    And Sunday 17 March 16:00, Ritzy