More on the conference:
"There is a massive power disparity between Zionism and its victims. Zionism is perverse in all aspects of Palestinian life and aims to destroy Palestinian existence and culture. With the Nakba and the Naksa, relentless attacks on Gaza, cementing apartheid into law, and the everyday oppression of Palestinians at all levels of life, it may seem at times like all hope of seeing a free Palestine has been diminished. And yet, Palestinians have persevered through the generations by means of their resistance and resilience. Despite the enormous power disparity, Palestinians have exemplified radical hope. Radical hope is hope 'directed toward a future goodness that transcends the current ability to understand what it is.' Palestinians have continued to resist towards the goal of a free Palestine, a future that can sometimes be difficult to imagine. Palestinians have displayed this radical hope and upfront defiance of Zionism throughout the past century, from early revolts through the Intifadas to the Great Return March. In all instances, Palestinians stared Zionist violence and death in the face and pushed forward––even when the outcome of such defiance was uncertain, or even when an unfortunate, grim outcome was almost certain." - NationalSJP.org
John Kallas, Assistant Managing Editor of Jadaliyya, interviews NYU SJP member Ben Zinevich on his experience at the UCLA National Students for Justice in Palestine / Palestinian Youth Movement 2018 conference.
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[Photo by Sonia Ionescu at McGill BDS Launch]