Connections Episode 21
Terrorizing Human Rights
Mouin Rabbani Interviews Raja Shehadeh
Friday, 5 November 2021
12:00 EST | 17:00 CET | 18:00 Jerusalem
On Friday, 5 November, Jadaliyya co-editor Mouin Rabbani spoke with Raja Shehadeh about Israel’s campaign to criminalize Palestinian human defenders and civic organizations. This episode of Connections examines the context and implications of Israel’s latest initiatives, and assess efforts to counter them.
Connections offers timely and informative interviews on current events and broader policy questions, as well as themes relevant to knowledge production. It combines journalism, analysis, and scholarship.
Raja Shehadeh is a Palestinian human rights activist and author. He is a founding member of Al-Haq, the West Bank affiliate of the International Commission of Jurists and one of the organizations the Israeli government recently designated as a terrorist organization. His books include Occupier’s Law: Israel and the West Bank (1985); Palestinian Walks: Forays into a Vanishing Landscape (2007), which was awarded the 2008 Orwell Prize; Where the Line is Drawn: A Tale of Crossings, Friendships, and Fifty Years of Occupation in Israel-Palestine (2017), a BBC Radio 4 Book of the Week; and We Could Have Been Friends, My Father and I (forthcoming).
Mouin Rabbani has published and commented widely on Palestinian affairs, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the contemporary Middle East. He was previously Senior Analyst Middle East and Special Advisor on Israel-Palestine with the International Crisis Group, and head of political affairs with the Office of the United Nations Special Envoy for Syria. He is Co-Editor of Jadaliyya Ezine.