Free Lunchtime Talk: ISRAELSTINE 242

You are invited to a free Lunchtime Soapbox talk entitled:

ISRAELSTINE 242, A cartographic review of the Israel/Palestine problem

by David Robert Lewis

Video presentation of 242 cartographic images representing 5000 years of history in 20 minutes. UN Security Council Resolution 242 is one of the most commonly referred UN resolutions to end the Arab–Israeli conflict, and is the basis for ongoing negotiations between the parties. By looking at the pattern language and hydrology beneath the ongoing conflict over land, borders and natural resources, we may better understand the narrative which is at the heart of a problem shared by Jewish, Islamic and Christian communities. Investigating and studying the many layers of culture and meaning which have washed over the region allows us to approach a non-sectarian political perspective– engaging a fascinating new framework which may one day free us from the current impasse.

Environmentalist, Alternative Media and Open Source pundit, David Robert Lewis will provide a brief over-view of the material. He has a degree in English and Political Studies from the University of Cape Town, with coursework in Environmental Science, Social Anthropology and Literary Theory. He is a founder-member of Earthlife Africa, has written and worked for the anti-apartheid press (Grassroots, South Press, New Nation/Sached) and mainstream print media such as the Cape Times. He holds various communication landmarks including first public video-conference between continent of North America and Africa and first public use of electronic civil disobedience. He is a committed libertarian-anarchist and active in the Anti-War and Free Palestine movements. Lewis is also a visual artist in his spare time and has exhibited work at Gallery Mau Mau.

A delicious and affordable (from R35) brown bag lunch will be on sale at the venue.

Date: Thursday 2 June 2011

Time: 12:45 for 13:00pm

Venue: Lobby Books, Cape Town Democracy Center, 6 Spin Street

Contact: Andreas Spath at or 021 467 7606

Parking options:
Street parking in the area is safe.
Parking garages open to the public in the area include:

  • Plein Park (Plein Street; to get to the entrance, turn off Plein Street into Barrack Street and then into Corporation Street).
  • Mandela Rhodes Place (entrance in Burg Street, off Wale Street).

2 Responses

  1. Awesome! that sound good 😉 i will be there.

  2. […] this year I gave a seminar at the IDASA Democracy Centre on the environmental dimension of the Middle East problem and am also on record in my opposition to […]

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