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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, presenter Virginia Tilley
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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Israel and the United States have once again exercised their bully status at the United Nations by trashing, and ultimately forcing the deletion from the UN website of, a report by Richard Falk and Virginia Tilley that they had commissioned. It was a serious academic study which examined the question: In Israel/Palestine, does apartheid exist, or does it not exist?

The moment that the report was issued, which affirmed that apartheid, as defined by the UN’s own protocols of apartheid, does indeed exist according to the objective data, the attacks began.

Today we feature a speech by one of the authors of that report, Virginia Tilley, who meticulously defines the process of the study as well as its conclusions. Virginia Tilley recently spoke at Harvard University via Skype as part of the anti-apartheid week’s presentations sponsored by the Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee.That speech is what we present.

Virginia Tilley is Professor of Political Science at the University of Southern Illinois, where she focuses on the Comparative Study of Racial and Ethnic Conflict. The study she authored with Richard Falk is titled "Israeli Practices Toward the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid."

You will need to listen more carefully than usual because of strained audio quality. That's because Tilley's voice reached us via Skype, played on poor quality overhead loudspeakers in Harvard's poorly designed room.
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 This Week In Palestine 5-14-2017 Download Program Podcast
Virginia Tilley, co-author of now-trashed UN report on apartheid, explains its study methods
00:51:47 English 2017-05-14
 Harvard University, Cambridge MA
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