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Omar Shakir - Israeli & South African Apartheid Comparison

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"May 14, 2010 marked the 62nd anniversary of the Palestinian Nakba (Catastrophe) and the beginning of the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian people. The repressive occupation continues today, enforced through policies reflective of the social, political, and economic segregation founded on race that was characteristic of apartheid South Africa."
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Guest: Omar Shakir is currently pursuing a masters degree in the Arab Studies Program at Georgetown Universitys School of Foreign Service, where he holds the prestigious Khaled Juffali Scholarship. Omar earned his bachelors degree in international relations from Stanford University, where he graduated with honors. He has studied at Oxford University and in Morocco and Egypt, participated in volunteer programs in the West Bank, Jordan, and Syria, and interned with the National Endowment for Democracy. At Stanford, he was actively involved in student organizations related to the Arab world, serving as president of the Muslim Students Awareness Network in the year it was named Organization of the Year by the Student Union, president of the Coalition for Justice in the Middle East, and founder and president of Students Confronting Apartheid by Israel. - Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Georgetown Univ.

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