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Palestinian Solidarity & SA BDS Director Desai With Professor Sang He
by Labor Video Project
Tuesday Jun 11th, 2019 10:48 AM
SJSU professor Sang Hea Kil is interviewed by WorkWeek about her trip to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference looked at the role of Israel and the Zionist apartheid state. While attending the conference, she and two other participants were sexually harassed by the South African BDS director Muhammed Desai and the organization sought to cover-up this incident.
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WorkWeek looks at the visit of San Jose State University Professor Sang Hea Kil to the Teaching Palestine conference in Capetown, South Africa. The conference focused on the struggle and history of the Palestinian people. While she was there she and two other women conference delegates were sexually harassed by the South African BDS Director Muhammed Desai while having dinner in Melville.

She challenged the harassment and called for hearing an apology. The South African BDS board voted to have an investigation but the lawyer in charge of the investigation refused to talk to the three women and instead interviewed only men.
According to Professor Gil, the harassment she faced along with two other women was probably not exceptional but part of ongoing behavior.

Professor Gil also discusses the ongoing attacks on professors in the United States who are critical of the policies of Israel and that organizations like Canary Mission and Lawfare who are well funded national organized targetting of both faculty and students who support BDS and Palestinian rights.

This interview was done by WorkWeek radio by Steve Zeltzer on 5/31/19

Additional media:

WLCE Media Statement: Response In Relation To Outcome of BDS South Africa's Investigation Into
Sexual Harassment Complaint
https://www.wlce.co.za/statement-response-to-outcome-of-bds-investigation-into-sh-2019-05-28/?fbclid=IwAR1AuzVthg5wfSPtlsWC48jrNBMuhvH4U79tG4HyXhV_bhKWAr2L7klyZhQ

Sexual Harassment Charges At BDS Conference
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2019/04/anger-bds-south-africa-silent-alleged-sexual-harassment-190416192024838.html?fbclid=IwAR1LMUkgdlMxpUUNVlbuvxXRfT86aS1RyrNF4SX0_jpGNMc5OxDd8l7BF_Y

BDS Statement:
http://www.bdssouthafrica.com/post/investigation-report-pdf/

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https://soundcloud.com/workweek-radio

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§Israel Attacks Palestinian School With Phosphorus
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Jun 11th, 2019 10:48 AM
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Israel has used US weapons to attack Palestinians including schools.
§South Africa BDS Director Muhammed Desai Denied Sexual Harassment Charges
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Jun 11th, 2019 10:48 AM
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South African BDS director Muhammed Desai harassed and chased Professor San Hea Kil around at a restaurant in Melville but now denies any charges. The "investigation" by the Board Of South African BDS did not include any interviews of Professor Kil or the other two women.
§Oakland Picket Of Zim Ship Shanghai
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Jun 11th, 2019 10:48 AM
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The ILWU Local 10 members refused to unload Israel's Zim ships in Oakland after labor and community supporters picketed the ship. In South Africa there have been no pickets of the Zim shipping line and according to Professor Sang Hea Kil, some union officials have their offices guarded by Israeli security firms.
§Palestinian Slave Labor Conditions
by Labor Video Project Tuesday Jun 11th, 2019 10:48 AM
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Palestinian workers are in virtual slave labor conditions by Israel's apartheid state. Thousands line up for work at the wall every day. and harassed and targeted by Israeli security forces

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