Edward Said, University of Washington
The Walker-Ames Lecture Series – 8 May 2003
IOA Editor: A very important discussion on the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and ‘God-given land’ claims by Israelis, including Said’s recognition of Jewish/Zionist rights in Palestine – but not as “the only claim or the main claim,” rather, as “a claim, among many other.”
Edward Said’s comments are as relevant today as they were in 2003, a few months before his death. They serve as an excellent ‘reality check’ against the current focus on Settlement Freeze – an insulting diversion from the main discussion: the Occupation itself.
Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories and ‘God-given land’ claims (8:26 min)
Watch the full one hour and 39 minute lecture HERE