"PALESTINA: A traxedia permanente (1947-2024). Unha chamada para espertar a Europa" (Prof. Bichara Khader)

A Day of Letters full of international solidarity: IGADI publishes in Galician the latest essay by Bichara Khader “Palestine, the Permanent Tragedy (1946-2024): A Wake-up Call for Europe”.

On Galician Literature Day 2024, dedicated to writer Luisa Villalta, IGADI reaffirms the value of her work and commitment to humanity, joining the celebration by publishing in Galician the new essay by University of Louvain professor Bichara Khader. Professor Khader is one of the world's leading experts on contemporary Arab affairs and Euro-Arab and Euro-Mediterranean issues; thus Galician literature, too, is in the world and sees the world from here.
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The history of relations between Galicia and Palestine is a story of constant solidarity, reaching one of its milestones when in November 2014, the entire Galician Parliament supported the Institutional Declaration on the recognition of the State of Palestine.

The Galician edition of Bichara Khader’s essay, about the relations between Europe and Palestine since 1948, is another drop in that stream of brotherhood between Galicia and Palestine.

From this European corner of the Atlantic, we strive for an international society that definitively buries racism and colonial inertia with original solutions.

You can download Bichara Khader’s latest essay in galician for free here.

A brief note about the author. Wikipedia

Bichara Khader, (Zababdeh, Palestine, February 13, 1944) is a specialist in contemporary Arab affairs and Euro-Arab and Euro-Mediterranean issues. Of Palestinian origin, he holds Belgian nationality. He is an emeritus professor at the Catholic University of Louvain and founder of the Center for Arab World Studies and Research at the university. He was a member of the High-Level Group on Foreign Policy and Common Security of the European Commission and the Group of Wise Men for Dialogue of Cultures in the Mediterranean of the European Presidency.

Khader insists on the urgency of understanding the Arab and Muslim world in a way that is not based on terms of threat or invasion and expresses concern about the increasing visibility of Islamophobia. He is also critical of Arab countries, whom he considers ‘They cannot limit themselves to avoiding their responsibilities by suggesting that Islamophobia is a kind of incurable illness of the West. Terrorists and jihadists of the Islamic State or Al Qaeda, for example, do not represent true Islam; they even tarnish its image because it is a religion of peace.'”