Noura Erakat and Omar Barghouthi spoke on "legality and morality" at Israeli Apartheid Week last night at NYU.
They are an excellent one-two combination. Both are young and very well-spoken, both smiling, insistent and unflappable. Their poise alone makes you cringe--how can people this rational and composed have emerged from the horrific mess we have wrought?
Her presentation on the legal differences between Palestinian and Jewish 'citizenship' is totally devastating (she has a job at Georgetown but wants to be teaching at a law school--will any hire her?).
He's urbane and witty, with a slick, designy powerpoint--I think good for reaching young people. They really seemed effective and appealing to me, capable of changing minds. Who else young and Palestinian, or Palestinian-American, is out there doing a better job?