UN Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People
co-organized with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem
“Annexation in Practice – Palestinian Lives in Jerusalem”
Tuesday, 28 July 2020, 10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m. (NY Time)
The UN Palestinian Rights Committee, in collaboration with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), will hold the International Conference on the Question of Jerusalem on “Annexation in Practice – Palestinian Lives in Jerusalem” as a series of events. The first event in this series will be held on 28 July 2020 from 10.00 a.m. to 12.00 p.m. (New York Time), via WebEx. The event will also be livestreamed on UN Web TV.
The speakers – Ms. Maha Abdallah (Cairo Institute for Human Rights Studies, Jerusalem), Ms. Hagit Ofran (Peace Now, Jerusalem), Mr. Osamah Khalil (Syracuse University, USA) – will highlight the history of Israel’s decades-long illegal annexation of East Jerusalem and the lived reality of Palestinian Jerusalemites under this regime.
Through raising awareness with international audiences – Member States, civil society and media – about the Israeli annexation reality as Palestinians live it in Jerusalem, the Conference will highlight the various critical dimensions of the situation in the City after over 50 years of Israeli occupation and its associated policies and measures. The event will also discuss how Israel’s entrenchment of its annexation plans in the rest of the occupied West Bank would jeopardize the centrality of Jerusalem as a final status issue in the Israel-Palestine conflict that must be justly resolved on the basis of international law and the relevant UN resolutions. Further, the Conference will identify possible entry points for a way forward.
The public will be able to put questions to the panelists via the Palestinian Rights Committee Twitter Account (@UNISPAL), the email “firstname.lastname@example.org” and WhatsApp at: +1 646-421-0579.”
Bio Notes of Panelists can be accessed here.
Programme can be accessed here.
Viewers are encouraged to use the hashtag #Rights4Palestine on their social media and to tag the Committee’s social media pages using Twitter & Instagram: @UNISPAL, Facebook: @UN.palestinianrights.
Watch the live stream on UN Web TV: http://webtv.un.org/
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