‘There Must Be a Cost for the Occupation’: Palestine Chronicle Editor Delivers Lecture at Madrid University (PHOTOS & VIDEOS)

Palestine Chronicle Editor Ramzy Baroud delivers a lecture at the Complutense University in Madrid. (Photo: The Palestine Chronicle)

By Palestine Chronicle Staff  

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)

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