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CANADA

http://rabble.ca/whatsup/ninth-annual-israeli-apartheid-week

 

The Ninth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week

The Ninth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week
Date: Friday, March 1, 2013 (All day) -Sunday, March 10, 2013 (All day)

Location

TorontoON
Canada


The Ninth Annual Israeli Apartheid Week March 1 – 10, 2013

www.apartheidweek.org

We are very proud to announce our preliminary list of confirmed speakers along with the specific themes of each evening for IAW 2013. Mark your calendars with the different topics for each evening and speakers. Hope you can join us in our ode to Palestine and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

A complete list of speakers and events is available at:  www.toronto.apartheidweek.org

FRIDAY, March 1st

IAW Opening Party Featuring spoken word artists Suheir Hammad and Remi Kanazi

Doors Open at 8:00 pmLocation: Tranzac, 292 Brunswick Avenue With a presentation by FUSE magazine and Basil AlZeri

***SUNDAY, March 3rd Syria and the People’s Revolution

Speaker: Razan GhazzawiAfternoon, Time TBALocation: TBA
Razan Ghazzawi, a blogger from Syria who started blogging using an alias, Golaniya, when Israel launched a war against Lebanon 2006. When the Syrian revolution broke out in March 2011, Razan was among those who disseminated updates on demonstrations taking place across Syria using her real name.  She was detained twice during the revolution, her SCM colleagues blogger Hussein Ghrer and Hani Zetani along with her boss Mazen Darwich, are still in prison ever since regime security forces raided SCM office in Damascus 16th February 2012. Razan was awarded by Front Line Defenders 2012.

***MONDAY, March 4th

Lessons from Palestine: Right to education, academic freedom, and the BDS movement

7:00 - 9:00 PM Location:  University of Toronto, Bahen Centre, Room 1160, 40 St. George St.Hosted by Students Against Israeli Apartheid – a working group of OPIRG-Toronto

Speakers:  Dr. Samia Al-Botmeh, Ayah Abubasheer

Dr. Samia Al-Botmeh, Director of the Center for Development  Studies at Birzeit University, Ramallah, West Bank and member of Steering Committee for the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI).

Ayah Abubasheer, M.A., London School of Economics, and member of the Gaza-based BDS committee, Palestinian Students for the Cultural and Academic Boycott of Israel (PSCABI).


***TUESDAY, March 5th Film Screening: Roadmap to Apartheid with discussion by Randa Farah

6:45 - 9:00 PM

Location: Hot Docs Bloor Cinema, 506 Bloor St. West

Co-sponsored with Cinema Politica

Roadmap to Apartheid, narrated by Alice Walker, is an award-winning documentary that is the first to offer an in-depth exploration of parallels between the South African and Israeli forms of apartheid, while serving a comprehensive and accessible introduction to the apartheid anaysis of Israeli and the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement.

Randa Farah, Department of Anthropology, University of Western Ontario.  Dr. Farah is researcher and specialist on Palestinian refugees, and will also participate in the Q & A after the film.
This is a free public event - but donations at the door are welcome.

***WEDNESDAY, March 6th

From The Roots: Building Resistance Across Colonized Lands

Speakers:

Crystal Lameman, and more

TBA 7:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: TBA

Crystal Lameman is a 30 year old mother of two and she is from and resides on the Beaver Lake Cree Nation which is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. She is a college and University graduate, holding a 2 year Social Work Diploma, a Bachelor of Arts and Sciences, and a Bachelor of Elementary Education. She has always taken an active role in participating in the dialogue on the Rights of Indigenous People. It is through her involvement at the grassroots level she has been given numerous opportunities to travel, i.e. London, Oxford, Birmingham England to deliver her message in relation to the Fuel Quality Directive and the Canadian tar sands importation into Europe, while there she was a keynote speaker at the People and Planets Shared Planet conference, and rallied for support around England in the campaign to stop the tar sands destruction. She is also an alumni member of the Front-Line Fellowship program through the Environmental Action Coalition in Washington DC where she travelled to receive a three day training initiative. She attended the United Nations Rio+20 Conference on Sustainability. 

She was a keynote speaker at the PowerShift 2012 conference in Ottawa, and was a part of a She Speaks:  Indigenous Women Speaking out Against the Tar Sands panel that had stops in Vancouver, BC and Toronto, Sarnia, and Brantford, Ont. She is actively involved in all that encompasses Indigenous rights and issues – socially, economically, and environmentally. Crystal is currently doing contractual work with the Canadian Indigenous Tar Sands Campaig n and Sierra Club Prairie Chapter as the Alberta Climate and Energy Campaigner.  She actively speaks to media and plays host to the many people who travel to her community seeking information regarding the Beaver Lake Cree Nations court case against the Canadian Government and the over 17,000 permits and leases granted to big oil without the Government following through with their duty to consult the Beaver Lake Cree.  She proudly states that the entirety of her work is done at the grassroots level.

***THURDAY, March 7th Peace vs. Pacification

Speaker: Dr. Adel Razzaq Takriti

7:00 - 9:00 PM

Location: TBA

Dr Abdel Razzaq Takriti is Lecturer in International History at the University of Sheffield, England.He is currently co-authoring, with Dr.  Karma Nabulsi, a book on the history of the Palestinian revolution.

***THURSDAY, March 7th Israeli Activism against Occupation and Apartheid:

Strategies for Solidarity Speaker: Noa Shaindlinger

Afternoon, time TBA

Location: York University, Room TBA

As an Israeli anti-israeli-apartheid activist, Noa Shaindlinger will first discuss her involvement in Zochrot, a Tel-Aviv NGO whose mission statement it to educate Israeli-Jews about the Nakba and preserve the memory of pre-1948 Palestine.  Noa also joined anarchists against the wall and participated in demonstrations and other actions against the current realities of land theft, expanding settlements and limitations imposed on the freedom of movement of Palestinians. She will speak about the nature of this type of solidarity work, the joint struggle and its internal tensions and pitfalls.

***FRIDAY, March 8th

I Come From There: Stories of the Living Resistance

6:00 - 9:00 PM Location: TBA

An intimate and rare night of storytelling featuring a cross-section of Palestinian elders, youth, artists, and activists from the community.

Through personal stories, folk tales, and poetry, loved ones will share their diverse experiences of living in the diaspora, under occupation, and as refugees.  The night will be an ode to our past, present, and future.

***SUNDAY,  March 10th

The emerging geo-political realities of Palestine

Speaker: Afif Safieh

Afternoon Location: TBA

Afif Safieh is a Palestinian Christian diplomat, former PLO Mission Representative to the U.S. and former Ambassador to the Vatican and the U.K., currently serving as Palestinian ambassador to the Russian Federation.
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About IAW 2013
First launched in Toronto in 2005, IAW has grown to become one of the most important global events in the Palestine solidarity calendar. Last year, over 200 cities around the world participated in the week's activities.
Endorsers of Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 so far:

Art for Justice, BASICS, Canadian Arab Federation, Canadian Friends of Sabeel, Coalition for Tamil Rights, Communist Party of Canada, Faculty for Palestine, FUSE Magazine, Gaza's Ark, Health For All, Independent Jewish Voices, Justicia for Migrant Workers, Latin American & Caribbean Solidarity Network, Middle Eastern Students' Association (University of Toronto), No One Is Illegal – Toronto, Not in Our Name: Jews Opposed to Zionism, OPIRG-Toronto, Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, Palestine HouseQueer C.O.R.E., R3 Collective, Rising Tide Toronto, Socialist Action, Students Against Israeli Apartheid – Mississauga, Students for Justice in Palestine – Ryerson, Toronto Students for Justice in Palestine.

 

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http://psnedmonton.ca/2013/02/12/israeli-apartheid-week-2013-full-schedule/


Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 Full Schedule

iaw2013

THE FIFTH ANNUAL EDMONTON
ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
MARCH 4 – 8, 2013

*** ALL EVENTS FREE ***

Palestine Solidarity Network presents a week of presentations, workshops, film screenings, and cultural events in solidarity with Palestine and to raise awareness around the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israeli apartheid. All IAW 2013 events are open to everyone, and are free of charge. We look forward to seeing you there!

Edmonton IAW 2013 is organized by Palestine Solidarity Network and supported by Faculty 4 Palestine Alberta, the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG), the Breath in Poetry Collective, and Independent Jewish Voices.

Please help PSN to spread the word about Israeli Apartheid Week by forwarding this information to your networks, inviting friends to the Facebook events, and sending information out to your Twitter followers.

MONDAY, MARCH 4

Roadmap to Apartheid
Film Screening and discussion
Monday, March 4 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 134
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus
(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

In this award-winning documentary, the first-time directors take a detailed look at the apartheid analogy commonly used to describe the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Narrated by Alice Walker (author of The Color Purple), Roadmap to Apartheid is as much a historical document of the rise and fall of apartheid in South Africa, as it is a film about why many Palestinians feel they are living in an apartheid system today, and why an increasing number of people around the world agree with them.

Roadmap to Apartheid explores in detail the apartheid comparison as it is used in the enduring Israel-Palestine conflict. Featuring interviews with South Africans, Israelis and Palestinians, Roadmap to Apartheidwinds its way through the West Bank, Gaza Strip, and inside Israel, moving from town to town and issue to issue to show why the apartheid analogy is being used with increasing potency. It analyzes the similar historical narratives of the Jewish people and the Afrikaaners to the tight relationship the two governments shared during the apartheid years, and everything in between. The effectiveness of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that helped end apartheid in South Africa is also compared to its effectiveness in the Israeli context to end the occupation, and bring justice and dignity to all.

For more information visit roadmaptoapartheid.org.

Praise for Roadmap to Apartheid:

Archbishop Desmond Tutu:
Roadmap To Apartheid is very powerful and compelling, and the visuals of house demolitions are appalling.  Religion is repeatedly misused by politicians. Yet one of the lessons of Jewish history is that God is always on the side of the oppressed.  Another is that those who dehumanize others, dehumanize themselves.  Israelis will pay a heavy price for their callous mistreatment of Palestinians.”

Naomi Klein, author and filmmaker:
Roadmap to Apartheid is a harrowing exposé of Israel’s unique system of official discrimination.”

Bill Fletcher, Former President of TransAfrica Forum:
Roadmap to Apartheid demonstrates for all to see that the use of the term ‘apartheid’ to describe the system of Israeli oppression of the Palestinians is neither analogy nor loose terminological usage.  It accurately describes a system condemned by the international community but tolerated by too many governments when experienced by the Palestinians.  Not only does this film serve to elevate the viewer’s understanding of the system of Israeli oppression (and the South African apartheid system), but it inspires the viewer to want to act in solidarity with the Palestinian people in the search for peace and justice in Israel and Palestine.  I found myself gripped by the intensity of the film.”

TUESDAY, MARCH 5

The Art of Resistance: The Cultural Boycott of Israel
Featuring Remi Kanazi
Tuesday, March 5 (6:00 – 7:30 pm)

Telus Building Room 134
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus 

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

One of the most misunderstood and controversial aspects of the Palestinian call for international boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel is the Cultural Boycott.

Despite clear guidelines issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) stressing that the cultural boycott is aimed at Israeli state institutions – not individual artists – critics of BDS still argue that it is nothing more than a “blacklist” and that “art should rise above politics.”

Come hear from Remi Kanazi, member of the organizing committee of USACBI (the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel), to learn more about the cultural boycott, why artists have a key role to play in the global solidarity movement for Palestinian rights as they did in the global struggle against apartheid in South Africa, and why an increasing number of artists from around the world – including filmmaker Ken Loach, writer Naomi Klein, and musicians including Cat PowerElvis Costello, the Pixies and Gil-Scott Heron – have responded to the international Palestinian call for cultural boycott.

“Just as we said during apartheid that it was inappropriate for international artists to perform in South Africa in a society founded on discriminatory laws and racial exclusivity, so it would be wrong for Cape Town Opera to perform in Israel.”
– Archbishop Desmond Tutu

About Remi Kanazi:

Remi Kanazi is a poet, writer, and activist based in New York City. He is the author of Poetic Injustice: Writings on Resistance and Palestine (RoR Publishing, 2011) and the editor of Poets For Palestine (Al Jisser Group, 2008).

His political commentary has been featured by news outlets throughout the world, including Al Jazeera English, GRITtv with Laura Flanders, and BBC Radio. He recently appeared in the Palestine Festival of Literature as well as Poetry International. He is a recurring writer in residence and advisory board member for the Palestine Writing Workshop and he is on the organizing committee of USACBI (the US Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel).

He has taught poetry workshops from Oklahoma to the West Bank, given talks from New York City to London, and has performed at hundreds of venues, from New Orleans to Amman.


Poets Against Apartheid – A Night of Rouge Poetry
Featuring Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi

Tuesday, March 5 (8:30 – 11:00 pm)
Rouge Lounge
10111-117 Street

(Click here for map)

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Join us at Rouge Lounge for our annual night of spoken word and performance poetry relating the liberation struggle of the Palestinian people. This night will leave you inspired to share the stories of struggle with others and to be part of the growing movement against the injustice of apartheid in Palestine.

The evening will feature a set of local poets performing original works of poetry, as well as readings in both Arabic and English of works by Palestinian poets. After the break Palestinian-American poet Remi Kanazi will perform a set of spoken word.

If you are interested in performing during the first set, please email Sara at shussein07@gmail.com).

The evening is presented in collaboration with the Breath in Poetry Collective.

Sorry, no minors.

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6

The Legacy of Rachel Corrie: A Family’s 10-year Journey for Justice and Peace
Featuring Cindy and Craig Corrie
Wednesday, March 6 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 150
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus

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Ten years ago, Cindy and Craig Corrie’s daughter, Rachel Corrie, a 23-year-old human rights activist and observer volunteering in Palestine, was killed by an Israeli military Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. The Corrie family has spent the last decade fighting for answers and accountability for Rachel’s death, and have continued Rachel’s work by becoming active in Palestinian solidarity through the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.

Join us for a unique opportunity to hear firsthand about Rachel’s legacy and the Corrie’s decade-long search for justice through US and Israeli courts, and the Corries’ ongoing work in Palestine. Cindy and Craig will also explore why the Palestine/Israel issue is relevant to all North Americans, and discuss the critical role North Americans can play in taking action to support the ongoing worldwide movement for Palestinian human rights.

This is a free event. Donations to the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Human Rights are gratefully accepted.

PSN is a Working Group of the Alberta Public Interest Research Group (APIRG), which provided financial support for this event. This event is also supported by the University of Alberta Department of Political Science.

About Cindy and Craig Corrie:

Cindy and Craig Corrie are the parents of human rights activist and observer Rachel Corrie who on March 16, 2003, was killed by an Israeli military, Caterpillar D9R bulldozer in the Gaza Strip as she tried to prevent the demolition of a Palestinian family’s home. Motivated by their daughter’s work and example, the Corries have dedicated themselves to the pursuit of justice and peace in the Middle East and have made numerous visits to the region, most recently in fall 2012 leading Interfaith Peace-Builder delegations to Israel, the West Bank and Gaza.  “Rachel wrote of the importance of making commitments to places and initiated this one to Rafah and Gaza. The commitment she made continues,” said Cindy Corrie.

The Corries have continued to seek accountability in the case of their daughter and to promote changes in U.S. foreign policy in Israel/Palestine through efforts with the U.S. Congress, U.S. Departments of State and Justice, the Israeli Government, the Israeli and U.S. court systems, and at the corporate headquarters of Caterpillar Inc.

It is the continuing policy of the U.S. Government that the matter of Rachel Corrie’s killing has not been adequately investigated and addressed by the government of Israel.  Encouraged by U.S. officials, the Corrie family in 2005 filed a civil lawsuit in Israel in their daughter’s case.  On March 10, 2010, seven years after Rachel Corrie’s killing, oral argument in the case began in Haifa District Court.  It proceeded with sporadic court dates until a final hearing on July 10, 2011.  In an August 28, 2012 ruling, Judge Oded Gershon absolved the Israeli military and state of all responsibility.  The Corrie family has recently filed an appeal with the Israeli Supreme Court.  A hearing is scheduled for February 14, 2014.

Rachel Corrie was a prolific and gifted writer. With their daughter Sarah, the Corries co-edited Let Me Stand Alone: the Journals of Rachel Corrie, a collection of Rachel’s poetry, essays, letters and journal entries, published by W.W. Norton & Co in 2008. The Corries speak widely of their daughter’s story and experience, and of their own work with the people of Palestine and Israel   They are frequent guests at post-performance discussions of the play My Name is Rachel Corrie, co-edited by Alan Rickman and Katharine Viner, and produced in theaters across the U.S. and world.

The Corries have resided in Olympia, Washington, for over thirty-five years where with community supporters, they now carry on the work of the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice.  In December 2010, the foundation was recognized for “outstanding service for Human Rights-Unique Achievement” by the Thurston County Diversity Council. The Corries are recipients of a Human Rights Advocate of the Year Award from Seattle University’s Human Rights Network and a Pillar of Peace Award from the Pacific Northwest Region of the American Friends Service Committee.  In October 2012, they accepted the LennonOno Grant for Peace on behalf of their daughter Rachel.

For information about the Rachel Corrie Foundation for Peace and Justice:
http://rachelcorriefoundation.org

For further information about Rachel Corrie:
http://criticalconcern.com/rachelcorrie.html

http://rachelcorrie.org

Let Me Stand Alone and My Name is Rachel Corrie website:http://www.letmestandalone.com

THURSDAY, MARCH 7

Idle No More to Occupation No More: Indigenous Intifadas from Turtle Island to Palestine
Thursday, March 7 (7:00 – 9:00 pm)
Telus Building Room 134
Corner of 111 Street & 87 Avenue, University of Alberta Campus 

(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

“You who come from beyond the sea, bent on war,
don’t cut down the tree of our names,
don’t gallop your flaming horses across
the open plains….
Don’t bury your God
in books that back up your claim of
your land over our land,
don’t appoint your God to be a mere
courtier in the palace of the King”
- Mahmoud Darwish, The Penultimate Speech of the “Red Indian”

There are many similarities between the experiences and struggles of the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island and the Palestinian people: the establishment of settler-colonial states on stolen land, the ongoing destruction and exploitation of indigenous land and resources, denial of collective identity, culture, and rights, and most importantly, ongoing resistance to colonization, occupation and oppression.

The emergence  of the Idle No More movement for Indigenous sovereignty, self-determination and rights also has strong parallels to the two Palestinian Intifadas (an Arabic word literally meaning “shaking off”) – powerful civil society movements that arose spontaneously from the grassroots to challenge decades of oppression under the Israeli occupation.

Come explore and discuss these connections and what lessons each movement can learn from the other with a panel of speakers involved in the Idle No More movement in Edmonton and a Palestinian refugee involved as a grassroots organizer during the First Intifada (1987-1993) in Gaza.

In the words of the statement by Palestinians in Solidarity with #IdleNoMore: “Now is the time – from Canada/Turtle Island to Palestine, we must all be ‘Idle No More’, and take a stand: against colonialism, against occupation, and for self-determination, sovereignty, rights and justice for Indigenous peoples.”

FRIDAY, MARCH 8

The Apartheid of Displacement: Women’s Voices From the Palestinian Diaspora
Friday March 8 (Noon – 1:30 pm)
Henry Marshall Tory Building (Tory) Room 1-129
North end of HUB Mall on Saskatchewan Drive, University of Alberta Campus
(Click here for map)

Help us spread the word! Invite your friends to the Facebook event.

Since the Nakba (Arabic for “catastrophe”) of 1947-1948, in which some 500 Palestinian villages were destroyed and at least 700,000 Palestinians were forced from their homes or lands in what Israeli historian Ilan Pappe has called “the ethnic cleansing of Palestine,” Palestinians have become one of the largest refugee populations in the world.

The majority of these Palestinian refugees and their descendents — now numbering over 5.5 million — have since been forced to live in exile, prevented despite multiple UN resolutions and international law to return to their homes, and unable to call any other place home. To mark International Women’s Day, come hear from three Palestinian women living in the diaspora, and their families’ stories of exile from refugee camps in neighboring Arab countries to life in western society.

About the speakers:

Dalal Awwad is a third generation Palestinian refugee. She is originally from Lifta – a village near Jerusalem. In 1948, her father’s family was expelled from Lifta, which caused the majority of the second and third generations to live as refugees in the West Bank. She moved with her parents between two different villages in areas near Ramallah. This consequently resulted in her changing schools several times. As a child, she lived through the intifada, formation of settlements around her village, and many other unfortunate events. At the beginning of this school year, she left Palestine to begin with her undergraduate studies in Canada.

Reem Skeik is a Palestinian immigrant. Her father’s family is from Gaza, while her mother’s family are Palestinian refugees from Jaffa. After their expulsion in 1948, the family lived in Lebanon for a few years, and eventually settled in Kuwait, where Reem was born. After the Gulf War, like many other Palestinian refugees, Reem’s family endured another expulsion. Reem and her family settled in Gaza, where she started her elementary education for the next four years, until immigrating to Canada. In Edmonton, Reem continued her education, completing a BSc in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of Alberta. She is currently at the University of Alberta completing her Master’s degree in the same field.

Nada Awwad is a third generation Palestinian refugee. Her father’s family is originally from Lifta, a village on the outskirts of Jerusalem, and her mother’s family is from Beitin, a village northeast of Ramallah. In 1948 her father’s family was expelled from their village and into refugee camps in the West Bank where the family was raised, during the 1967 war her father’s family was once again forced to run, eventually returning to the same refugee camp. Her mother’s family immigrated to Canada in 1949 where they currently live. Nada was born in the United States in 1992, and in 1998 her family moved to Palestine where they lived until 2004 when they returned to Edmonton.



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South Africa's Israeli Apartheid Week

http://www.darulihsan.com/index.php/news/news/item/4823-israeli-apartheid-week
Tuesday, 12 February 2013 13:44

ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK

Pro-Palestinians across the country are rallying together to organise a myriad of events aimed at highlighting Israel’s apartheid policies during a global awareness campaign in March.


The 9th international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) takes place in South Africa between 11th and 17th March and is an annual international series of events held in over 250 cities, communities and campuses across the globe.

The week long campaign also serves to canvass support for the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel which seeks to bring an end to Israel's apartheid policies and violations of international law. "For us South Africans and our liberation, people of the world had mobilized in their hundreds of thousands - if not millions,” said BDS South Africa spokesperson Mohammed Desai.

At global level, a 15-member IAW International Coordinating Committee is responsible for facilitating IAW across the different regions of the world. In South Africa, the IAW South Africa Team, of which BDS South Africa is a primary member, is constituted of representatives from various South African cities, communities and university campuses. These IAW South Africa Team representatives are responsible for coordinating IAW events in their respective South African communities.

Students across various campuses will get involved, including Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University, University of Cape Town, University of Johannesburg, University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban), University of KwaZulu-Natal (Pietermartizburg), University of Pretoria, and University of the Witwatersrand.

Within the local pro-Palestinian lobby, BDS South Africa, Coalition for a Free Palestine, the Muslim Students Association, Open Shuhada Street, Palestine Solidarity Alliance, Palestine Solidarity Campaign, South African Artists Against Apartheid, South African Municipal Workers Union, South African Students Congress, StopTheJNF and the Young Communist League of South Africa, will participate. Any individual or organisation that would like to participate or endorse Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 can send an email to iawsouthafrica@apartheidweek.org.

Darul Ihsan Media Desk


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Ireland

Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 
23rd February - 1st March

Now in it's 9th year, Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, performances, films, multimedia displays and protest actions) held in cities and campuses across the globe. Last year was incredibly successful with over 215 cities taking part. IAW aims to raise awareness about Israel's apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing campaign of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel. This year the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to be hosting a series of events in Ireland.

IAW 2013 takes place following several years of incredible successes for the BDS movement on the global level. Our events will highlight the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the struggle against apartheid and for freedom, justice, equality, and peace. For international IAW events see the Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 website here.

Below you will find a full listing of events taking place around Ireland during this year's IAW - including some events that are not organised as part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but which we think will be of interest to our supporters. We hope you will be able to make it along to some of them.

Dates:Sat 23 Feb - Sat 23 Feb - Tue 26 Feb - Wed 27 Feb - Thur 28 Mar - Fri 1 March - Sat 2 Mar


Saturday 23rd Feb - [Cork] Boycott Israeli Goods Day of Action – March and Rally

Assemble at 1pm at Daunt Square, Cork City.

To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week 2013, we ask you to join the IPSC Cork branch for the monthly Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We will be visiting city centre shops stocking Israeli goods, making consumers aware of their presence and the connection between these products and Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Afterwards, we will be collecting signatures asking the Irish Government to call for the suspension of Israel from the Euro-Med agreement which grants it special EU trading privileges. Israeli exports – from both the illegal settlements and inside Israel – contribute to the economy of Israel's apartheid occupation regime and the oppression of the Palestinian people.

Indeed, the Israeli government is dependent on a strong export-orientated economy and Europe is Israel's largest trading partner.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

For more info click here



Saturday 23rd Feb - [Dublin] Boycott Israeli Goods Day of Action

 

Assemble at 2pm at the Spire on O'Connell Street, Dublin 1.

To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week, we ask you to join us for a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. We will be visiting city centre shops stocking Israeli goods, making consumers aware of their presence and the connection between these products and Israel's occupation of Palestine.

Afterwards, we will be collecting signatures asking the Irish Government to call for the suspension of Israel from the Euro-Med agreement which grants it special EU trading privileges. Israeli exports – from both the illegal settlements and inside Israel – contribute to the economy of Israel's apartheid occupation regime and the oppression of the Palestinian people.

Indeed, the Israeli government is dependent on a strong export-orientated economy and Europe is Israel's largest trading partner.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

For more info click here


 

Saturday 23rd Feb - [Limerick] Boycott Israeli Goods Information Stall


Meet at the bottom of Thomas Street in Limerick city centre at 1pm.

To kick off Israeli Apartheid Week, we ask you to join us for a Boycott Israeli Goods day of action. Limerick IPSC will be hosting an infomation stall, making consumers aware of the presence of Israeli goods in local shops and explaining the connection between these products and Israel's occupation of Palestine.

We will also be collecting signatures asking the Irish Government to call for the suspension of Israel from the Euro-Med agreement which grants it special EU trading privileges. Israeli exports – from both the illegal settlements and inside Israel – contribute to the economy of Israel's apartheid occupation regime and the oppression of the Palestinian people.

Indeed, the Israeli government is dependent on a strong export-orientated economy and Europe is Israel's largest trading partner.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign

For more info click here


Monday 25th Feb - [Belfast] No Place Like Home: Israel's Demolition of Palestinian Homes

 

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

Come to the launch of a new report on living conditions for children in Gaza at 11am in Culture Box, 12 East Essex street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

You are invited to a discussion and Q&A with Linda Ramsden, Director of Israeli Committee Against Housing Demolitions UK (ICAHD). Linda's speech will focus on demolitions, displacement, ICAHD's analysis and work of resistance. A Q&A will follow. Monday 25th February, 7pm, LAN/01/052, Lanyon Building, Queen's University Belfast Linda Ramsden is originally from Minnesota, USA, but has lived in the UK since 1973. She has a Christian Zionist background however her theology was challenged when she met a Palestinian Christian Vicar in 1988. Linda is the Director of ICAHD UK, which was launched in the Houses of Parliament in June 2004, to support the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) based in Jerusalem and she has physically helped to rebuild six Palestinian homes in East Jerusalem. She has represented ICAHD at both the EU and UN.

Organised by the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (UK).

For more info click here

Tuesday 26th Feb - [Dublin] Launch of New Report on Gaza's Children

 


Come to the launch of a new report on living conditions for children in Gaza at 11am in Culture Box, 12 East Essex street, Temple Bar, Dublin 2.

Children are in the Front Line of Israel's Blockade of Gaza was written by Stephen McCloskey just before Israel launched a devastating attack on Gaza last November, in which 30 Palestinian minors were killed, this is a timely reminder that although it has slipped from the headlines, Israel's blockade of Gaza continues with devastating consequences for its children. After visiting and seeing the situation first hand, Stephen has compiled a hard hitting report on just what the blockade means for the children of Gaza's health, sanitation, education and future.

Stephen will be happy to answer your questions. In addition there will be a live link-up with an Irish human rights worker based in Gaza who will give an update on the situation for children in the aftermath of the latest conflict there.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

For more info click here

Wednesday 27th Feb - [Limerick] Screening of 'Five Broken Cameras'

 

The screening will take place in Pery’s Hotel, Glentworth Street in Limerick City Centre on Wednesday 27th February. The film starts at 8pm.

A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, the Oscar nominated Five Broken Cameras is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism.

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

For more info click here

 


Wednesday 27th Feb - [Belfast] Palestine is Still the Question: How do we resolve the conflict in the Middle-East?

 

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

This seminar is part of the Centre for Global Education’s ‘Global Issues Seminar Series 2013′ and has an individual cover charge of €3.00.

Title: Palestine is Still the Question: How do we resolve the conflict in the Middle-East?

Facilitator: Richard Irvine, Coordinator, Palestine Education Initiative

Date: 27 February 2013 at 6.00pm

Venue: Room 01/037, 1st Floor, School of Sociology, Social Policy and Social Work,
Queen’s University, 6 College Park, Belfast, BT 7 1L.

Organised by the Centre for Global Education.

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Thursday 28th Feb - [Dublin] Lunchtime Vigil - End EU Facilitation of Israeli Apartheid

 

We ask you to join us for a lunchtime vigil outside EU House, Molesworth St, Dublin 2 from 1-2pm to highlight the EU's ongoing facilitation of Israel's apartheid policies and war crimes.

In the wake of Israel's attack on Gaza that left over 160 people dead, Ireland has assumed the Presidency of the EU. However the EU continues to cosy up to Israel, even amid that state's constant violations of the ceasefire terms, repeated violent provocations in the West Bank, and continued illegal settlement construction and colonisation.

We will be highlighting the role of the Euro-Med Agreement whose operation is tantamount to rewarding Israel for its oppression of the Palestinians, granting Israel special EU trading privileges, despite Israel's breaches of the human rights clause (Article II).

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

For more info click here

 

Thursday 28th Feb - [Cork] Cork Cine Club Presents 'Five Broken Cameras'

 

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

The screening will take place as part of Season 8 of Cork Cine Club, in St. John's Central College, Sawmill Street, Cork City on Thursday 28th February 2013.

A deeply personal, first-hand account of non-violent resistance in a West Bank village threatened by encroaching Israeli settlements. shot almost entirely by Emad Burnat, a Palestinian farmer, the Oscar nominated Five Broken Cameras is an extraordinary work of both cinematic and political activism.

Organised by the Cork Cine Club.

For more info click here

 

Friday 1st Mar - [Dublin] Palestine Fight Night Boxing Fundraiser

 

A night of boxing and entertainment in aid of the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Croke Park on Friday 1st March. Doors open at 6.30pm and entry is only €20 for a full night's entertainment.

To wrap up Israeli Apartheid Week there will be a night of boxing and entertainment in aid of the IPSC. We are an independent, human rights and political advocay organisation, run by volunteers all committed to a just and sustainable peace in Palestine and Israel.

Appearances on the night in Croke Park by the cream of Irish professional and amateur boxing. There will be an auction of boxing and other sporting memorabilia – as well as a raffle featuring some great prizes.

The cost of entry is only €20 for a full night's entertainment!

Bar and DJ. Boxing bouts from lightweight to heavyweight and women's and men's boxing. Tickets available from the IPSC: Email info@ipsc.ie or call (01) 6770253

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

For more info click here


Saturday 2nd Mar - [Dublin] Palestine Mini-Film Festival

 

[NOT part of Israeli Apartheid Week, but should be of interest to our supporters]

Join the IPSC and Progressive film club for a day of films from and about Palestine, beginning at 2pm SHARP in the Pearse Centre (aka Ireland Institue), 27 Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Entry to all films is FREE!

2pm: Irish Premiere of Spirit of Shuhada Street(2011, Treasa O'Brien) 

3.30pm: Reel Bad Arabs: How Hollywood Vilifies a People (2006, Media Education Foundation) 

4.30pm: Roadmap to Apartheid (2012, Ana Nogueira and Eron Davidson)

Organised by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the Progressive Film Club.

For more info click here

 


 

The Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign was set up in 2001 by human rights and community activists, academics, journalists and trade unionists. In partnership with Palestinians living in Ireland the IPSC was formed to provide a voice for Palestine in Ireland. We are an independent, human rights and political advocay organisation, run by volunteers all committed to a just and sustainable peace in Palestine and Israel. We are funded solely by our membership fees, standing orders and donations.

Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign Homepage

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