What is antisemitism? What is anti-Zionism? Are they the same thing
as many apologists for the crimes of the Israeli state would have people
believe? This meeting held in Wynn's Hotel, Dublin on 7th June 2016
explored these issues in depth and argues that not only are they two
concepts radically different, antisemitism has no place in the
Palestinian solidarity movement.
About the speakers:
is an Israeli-Irish Jewish political sociologist and a writer of
fiction and non-fiction books. She was born in Haifa, Mandatory
Palestine in 1944, she has lived in Ireland since 1969. She has retired
recently as Associate Professor of Sociology from Trinity College Dublin
where she served as director of the MPhil in Race, Ethnicity, Conflict
for 15 years and as Head of Department for three years, and was a
founder member of the Trinity Immigration Initiative. Lentin has
published extensively on racism and immigration in Ireland, Israel and
Palestine and on gender and genocide and the Holocaust. Among her latest books: Thinking Palestine (2008), Co-Memory and Melancholia: Israelis Memorialising the Palestinian Nakba (2010) and Migrant Activism and Integration from Below in Ireland (2012). She is the chair of Academics for Palestine.
is a lecturer in the School of Media, Dublin Institute of Technology,
as well as an activist and journalist. He is the author of Hammered by the Irish (CounterPunch/AK Press, 2007), The Frontman
(Verso Books, 2013, also translated into Spanish and Italian editions)
and the forthcoming Public Sphere (Cork University Press). His
journalism has appeared in numerous publications, including CounterPunch, the Irish Times, Village magazine, the Sunday Times, and Great Irish Reportage
(Penguin Ireland, 2013). He served on the steering committee of the
Irish Anti-War Movement in 2003-04 and is a member of Gaza Action
Ireland and Academics for Palestine.
is an assistant professor in the Department of Sociology, Trinity
College Dublin, and active in the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
His social movement activities inform his research and vice versa – he
has published on various Irish and international solidarity movements.
He is author of Jewish Identity and Palestinian Rights: Diaspora Jewish Opposition to Israel.