CODZ Panel on Mandela at
The Brecht Forum

February 6, 2014, 7:30 PM

Part I

Part II


CODZ Panel at CUNY Graduate Center:

“Israel/Palestine: Patterns of Implosion”

– October 24, 2013, 7:00 PM

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CODZ panel on BDS,
campus activism and legal issues

September 18 and 19, 2013

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NYU School of Law – September 18, 2013

Fordham University School of Law – September 19, 2013


Fundraiser screening for Gazan film Where Should the Birds Fly?

CODZ hosted a special, fundraiser screening on Saturday, 6 April 2013 to support distribution efforts for the film, Where Should the Birds Fly?, directed by Gazan journalist Fida Qishta. If you were unable to attend and would like to make a donation to assist with the film’s distribution costs, please e-mail


Resolving the Israeli–Palestinian Conflict: Why One Democratic State Is the Best Solution

On Wednesday, October 27, 2010, the Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism, in coordination with the Brecht Forum and the International Council for Middle East Studies, hosted a panel event regarding one-state solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict at the Brecht Forum in New York City.  The featured speakers were Professors Joel Kovel and Norton Mezvinsky.


Transformation of Palestine/Israel into a Single Secular Democratic State with Equal Rights for All


Can there be lasting peace between Israel and Palestine?  What would a solution to the conflict look like?

On June 7, 2008, the Committee for Open Discussion of Zionism hosted a panel exploring the logic of a one-state resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and specified the steps necessary to achieve a lasting solution.  The panel and ensuing Q&A were broadcast live on New York City’s Manhattan Neighborhood Network and aired subsequently on Free Speech TV (Dish Network Channel 9415).  Panelists included:

Rabbi Dr. Susan L. Einbinder – Professor of Hebrew Literature at Hebrew Union College

Amaya Galili – Israeli activist and Coordinator of Education Programs at Zochrot [“We Remember”]

Kathleen Christison – former CIA analyst and author of The Wound of Dispossession: Telling the Palestinian Story

Joel Kovel – Professor of Social Studies at Bard College and author of Overcoming Zionism: Creating a Single Democratic State in Israel/Palestine

Ali Abunimah – co-founder of the Electronic Intifada and author of One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse

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