Where now for Palestine: Abdelwahab Elmessiri’s thoughts on Zionism

This year Middle East Monitor’s annual Abdelwahab Elmessiri lecture was given by Ronnie Kasrils on 19 May 2015.


In his lecture, Ronnie Kasrils considered some of the remarkable similarities between apartheid South Africa and Zionist Israel. These coincide even as far as milestone dates are concerned. The characterisation firmly places both within the category of colonial settler states.

A prominent anti-apartheid activist, Kasrils was Minister for Intelligence Services from 27 April 2004 to 25 September 2008.

Download the lecture: Abdelwahab-Elmessiri-Memorial-Lecture-Ronnie-Kasrils