Raja Shehadeh is a lawyer. He is founder of the human rights organisation Al-Haq and has written books on international law and the Middle East. In 2008 he was awarded the Orwell Prize forPalestinian Walks.
A Rift In Time
Raja Shehadeh’s uncle fled the Ottoman police, his family lost their prosperous home by the sea when Israel was created, his father was murdered and his everyday pleasure of walking in the hills around Ramallah is often ruined by checkpoints and barriers. He spoke to Jo Glanville about life under the occupation, the limits of politics and the power of the pen.
The Language of Peace
Raja Shehadeh, the award-winning human rights lawyer from Ramallah and author of Palestinian Walks, returns to Jewish Book Week to explore the politics of language and the language of politics with Hay Festival director Peter Florence. Language can be as effective as any weapon – a potent force that can engineer outcomes, exacerbate tensions and obstruct peace. Raja Shehadeh and Peter Florence will reflect on how it might be made possible for Israe...