On the occasion of the Palestinian solidarity week in Madrid, Palestine Chronicle editor Ramzy Baroud delivered a lecture at the Universidad Complutense of the Spanish capital, in the department of International Relations.
The lecture was dedicated to offering a different method for exploring, researching, and presenting Palestinian history that challenges the dominant narrative on Palestine and Israel in Western media and academia.
“(The occupation) cannot be treated as a normal political event that needs to be resolved through polite conversation”, Baroud said, adding that “there must be a cost for the occupation, there must be a cost for the siege and there must be a cost for the killing of thousands of innocent civilians in Gaza”.
The event was attended by a large number of students and faculties from the Political Science and International Relations departments, along with other schools.
“There are a thousand Palestinian intellectuals, there are many of us, but we are not given a political platform to speak for ourselves,” Baroud said.
Baroud is on a brief visit to Madrid that coincides with the International Day of Solidarity with the Palestinian People and the 30th anniversary of the Madrid talks.
Baroud is also scheduled to deliver a speech at Casa Arabe, the main Spanish-Arab cultural hub downtown Madrid.
(The Palestine Chronicle)