Today the Palestinian voice we feature is that of Columbia University Professor Rashid Khalidi. In spring 2016, Khalidi delivered and read a paper at the University of London's SOAS (School of Oriental and African Studies). Its title: The Hundred Year War in Palestine. It explores the context of the Zionist colonization of Palestine going all the way back to the 1917 British mandate.
Quoting from his precis: "The Balfour Declaration of 1917 launched what amounts to a hundred years of war against the Palestinians. This war had a unique nature – it was formally sanctioned and authorized by the great powers of the day at different times during this century, and via different fora, such as the League of Nations and the United Nations, but it was mainly waged by other actors. A much distorted and maligned feature of this long war has been the Palestinians’ continuing resistance, against heavy odds, to what amounts to one of the last ongoing attempts at colonial subjugation in the modern world."
Rashid Khalidi is the Edward Said Professor of Arab Studies and Chairman of the Department of History at Columbia University. Khalidi is the author numerous books, including The Iron Cage: The Story of the Palestinian Struggle for Statehood and Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. Has Undermined Peace in the Middle East.
Prepare to take notes and/or re-listen; there's a tremendous amount of detail.
For video of this event, including a full introduction by Gilbert Achcar, and also the ensuing Q&A session: youtube.com/watch?v=8MHx8zwfw1g
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