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BDS: A Jewish community forum

  • Caulfield Park Pavilion Corner Hawthorn and Balaclava Rds Caulfield North, VIC Australia (map)

BDS: A Jewish community forum

Melbourne, VIC

The event will bring together accomplished activists and writers to discuss the topic of BDS in the Jewish community. Jews, Israelis and Palestinians come together to answer some of the difficult questions on BDS, and broaden the conversation on Israel/Palestine.

Everyone is welcome. The event will be moderated, with plenty of time for Q&A.


  • Samah Sabawi is an award winning author, playwright, and poet and a political analyst for Al-Shabaka, the Palestinian policy network

  • Dr Jordy Silverstein is a historian and writer, and a member of the committee of AJDS

  • Sahar Vardi (joining us over skype) is an Israeli activist and part of Boycott from Within - Israeli citizens supporting the Palestinian call for BDS

  • Alex Fein is a communications consultant, digital publisher, community activist, and semi-reluctant Orthodox Rebbetzin (rabbinic consort)

Our hopes for our Jewish community discussion on BDS is to open up a space for generous, engaged, informed, challenging discussion. We are not interested in permitting sexist, racist or ad hominem attacks on our speakers or the topic, either online or at the event.

Wednesday 6 March 2019, 7:00pm - 9:00pm

TICKETS: $5 - purchase here >>
(Tickets must be pre-purchased - there will be no ticket sales on the door)

VENUE: Caulfield Park Pavilion Community Room, Caulfield Park, Melbourne VIC


Hosted by the Australian Jewish Democratic Society (AJDS)

[Note: this is not an AFOPA-organised event; AFOPA takes no responsibility or liability for this event.]

Later Event: 7 March
Organising Meeting