Israel likes to present itself as a democratic state among the nations of the Middle East. But behind this facade well pushed by the government's spin doctors is a dark reality for the Palestinians suffering under Israeli occupation. Freelance journalist and author Ben White came to University of California, Irvine this past May and presented this talk on "Shattering Israel's Image of Democracy." His talk took place during the Muslim Student Union's annual Palestine Liberation Week. Ben has written for many publications including the Guardian.
His latest book is Palestinians in Israel: Segregation, Discrimination and Democracy (Pluto Press, 2012). In 2009 he authored Israeli Apartheid: A Beginner's Guide.