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Palestine Talks

Dr Harriet Fraad

Dr. Fraad join TRT World to take a deep dive into the issues of Palestine and the growing pro-Palestinian solidarity movement in the United States to dissect the unique engagement of young Americans with the cause. She links this engagement to the increasing economic pressures and pessimism facing youth, comparing their sense of dispossession to that of Palestinians. Dr. Fraad highlights the impact of capitalist dynamics and donor influence on institutions like Columbia University, which has faced controversy over suspensions of pro-Palestinian student groups. She also addresses the negative labeling of pro-Palestinian activism as anti-Semitic, countering it with the unity and moral outrage at the injustices faced by Palestinians. Lastly, Dr. Fraad discusses how solidarity movements and unions provide a sense of connection and support that is crucial for mental health in America's isolated and individualistic society.

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