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Palestinian solidarity conference listens to Gaza academic

by Phil Marfleet
Issue No. 2073

Haidar Eid, a lecturer at Al Aqsa University, explained the deeping crisis of Palestinian society in a talk broadcast live from Gaza to a conference in London last Saturday.

Some 250 people attended the event – on Palestinian academic freedom – organised by the Palestine Society at Soas.

In a session on an academic boycott of Israel, members of the UCU college union made clear that despite attempts to derail discussion, Palestinian lecturers would be welcomed to British campuses to explain their case. UCU executive member Tom Hickey said, “This campaign is far from over.”

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Tue 16 Oct 2007, 18:12 BST
Issue No. 2073
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