South African Tour with Professor Ilan Pappe

South African Tour with Professor Ilan Pappe

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World renown Israeli academic, historian and activist, Professor Ilan Pappe will be on a South African speaking tour between the 31st of July and the 8th of August. Professor Pappe is an Israeli academic and historian that is in effective exile due to his academic work, support of the Palestinian struggle and in particular for his championing of the academic boycott of Israel. Pappe is currently a Professor of History at the  Exeter University in the UK as well as the Director of the European Centre for Palestine Studies (

Given the ongoing Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip, this is a highly relevant speaking tour for any member of the public or media wanting to learn more about the history of Palestine-Israel, the situation in Gaza, the BDS boycott of Israel and to get a progressive Jewish perspective on the issue. Professor Ilan Pappe is being hosted in South Africa by the Muslim Views Newspaper in association with BDS South Africa with events across the country at various universities and community centres. At the University of Johannesburg Professor Pappe will be a co-panelist with South Africa’s Minister of Higher Education and General Secretary of SACP, Blade Nzimande.

Ilan Pappe’s full South African speaking schedule follows below. To arrange an interview with Pappe contact BDS South Africa (0114032097 / 0842119988) or Muslim Views (0216965404 / 0827052223).

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DATE: Thursday, 31 July at 17h30 for 18h00
VENUE: Rm 222, 2nd Floor, Arts Building, Corner Merriman & Ryneveldt Street, Stellenbosch
TOPIC: “Courageous Jewish Voices on Israel/Palestine – Deconstructing Myths and Truths About the Land of Israel, Palestine and Gaza”
CONTACT: 0832907742
HOSTS: Kairos Christian Ecumenical Organization, Stellenbosch PSF

DATE: Friday 01 August, at 13:30
TOPIC: Jumuah Talk on “Whether Israel is an Apartheid State?”
VENUE: Masjidul Quds Mosque, Gatesville, Cape Town
CONTACT: 0827052223

DATE: Friday 01 August, at 18:00 for 18:30
VENUE: Community House, Salt River Road, Salt River, Cape Town
TOPIC: “The Myths of Zionism and Israel”
CONTACT: 0828702025
HOSTS: Cape Town Palestine Solidarity Campaign

DATE: Saturday, 02 August at 20:00
Live Debate on iTV to be broadcast on DSTV Channel 347

DATE: Sunday, 03 August at 15h00
MASS MEETING: Islamia College Hall, 409 Imam Haron Road, Lansdowne, Cape Town
TOPIC: “Brand Israel: How Zionism was Marketed Over the Years”
CONTACT: 0827052223

DATE: Monday, 04 August at 13h00
VENUE: L20, Old Arts Building, University of Western Cape, Cape Town
TOPIC: “The Israeli Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine: The Past and the Present”
HOSTS: University of Western Cape PSA
CONTACT: 0729192751

DATE: Monday, 04 August at 18h00
VENUE: Kramer Lecture Theatre 1, University of Cape Town, Cape Town
TOPIC: “The False Paradigm of Peace: One-State or Two-States Solution For Palestine-Israel”
HOSTS: University of Cape Town PSF
CONTACT: 0820619674

DATE: Tuesday, 05 August at 13h00
VENUE: Room 107, New Arts Bldg, Golf Road, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermartizburg
TOPIC: “Israel and the Arab Spring”
CONTACT: 0824231348

DATE: Tuesday, 05 August at 18h30
VENUE: Howard College Auditorium, University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN), Durban
TOPIC: “The Forgotten Palestinians: the Palestinian minority inside Israel
CONTACT: 0837864918

DATE: Wednesday, 06 August at 18:30 for 19h00
VENUE: Protea Auditorium, STH Building, Bunting Road Campus (off Annet Road), University of Johannesburg, Auckland Park, Johannesburg

TOPIC: “Academic freedom in higher education: Apartheid South Africa and current day Israel as case studies, with a particular focus on the academic boycott”
CONTACT: 0842119988
HOSTS: BDS South Africa with the UJ PSF
SPECIAL GUEST: Blade Nzimande, Minister of Higher Education and General Secretary of SACP

DATE: Thursday, 07 August at 13h00
CONTACT: 0715028674
VENUE: Humanities Graduate Centre Seminar Room, East Campus, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg
HOST: Wits University PSC

DATE: Thursday, 07 August at 15h00
TOPIC: “Gaza in Context – The Continued Israel Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine”
VENUE: Origin Centre, University of the Witwatersrand (Wits), Johannesburg
CONTACT: (082) 6524844
HOST: Jewish Voices for Just Peace and signatories of “SA Jews Against Israeli Attacks on Gaza”

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