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Boycott Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) National Conference was held at the University of Pennsylvania from February 3-5. The pro-Palestinian organization held workshops and discussion groups to end the Israeli occupation. UPenn Students for Justice in Palestine and Philly BDS organized the event. Pictured is Ali Abunimah, a Palestinian-American journalist, who was a keynote speaker on Saturday, February 4, 2012 at the conference.  Photography by Peter Tobia

Nick Everett from Friends of Palestine WA on the delayed visa processing of Ali Abunimah

Ali Abunimah is a Palestinan-American journalist, a co-founder of The Electronic Intifada, and the author of several important books on the Israel-Palestinian conflict, including his latest volume The Battle for Justice in Palestine, published by Haymarket Books. A leading proponent of the one-state solution, Abunimah is currently on a speaking tour of Australia. Alex Whisson spoke to Nick Everett from Friends of Palestine WA to discuss why Abunimah’s visa had been delayed. UPDATE: Abunimah’s visa was granted the day after this interview went to air. He then faced the additional challenge of standing up to the Sydney University Administration, which backed down after initially cancelling his first Australian speaking engagement.

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