Israeli participants at Israel Apartheid Week: Ilan Pappe, Avi Shlaim, Dr Jamal Zahalka in Oxford and TAU student Shir Hever in Holland

Israel Apartheid Week 1st - 14th March

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.
Mark your calendars - the 6th International Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place across the globe from from the 1st to the 14th of March 2010!
Oxford Arab Cultural Society
****Israeli Apartheid Week 20****
*Monday, March 1 Take Your Democracy and Give me Back My Land
Speakers: Dr Jamal Zahalka (MK) and Michel Warschawski Location:
St Antony’s College, Nissan Lecture Theatre Time: 7:30 pm
Jamal Zahalka is a Member of the Israeli parliament and Chairman of the National Democratic Assembly (Balad), the largest secular Palestinian party in Israel. He holds a PhD in Pharmacology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Michel Warschawski (Mikado) is a renowned Israeli anti-apartheid figure, journalist and commentator. He is a co-founder of the Alternative Information Centre in Jerusalem.

*Tuesday, March 2 Rethinking the 1967 War
Speaker: Professor Ilan Pappé Chair: Professor Avi Shlaim (FBA)
Location: St Antony’s, Nissan Lecture Theatre
Time: 7:30 pm
Ilan Pappé is a leading historian of the Middle East, Chair of the Department of History at the University of Exeter and a co-director of the Exeter Center for Ethno-Political Studies. He was the academic head and founder of the Institute for Peace studies in Givat Haviva Israel (1992-2000) and Chair of the Emil Touma Institute for Palestinian Studies in Haifa (2000-2008). Prior to his appointment in the UK, he taught Politics at the University of Haifa. He is the author of numerous books including ‘A History of Modern Palestine’ and ‘The Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine.’

*Wednesday March 3 To Shoot an Elephant, Film Screening and Discussion with Director
Speaker: Alberto Arce
Location: Balliol College, Room 23
Time: 7:30 pm
“To shoot an elephant" is a documentary by Alberto Arce and Mohammad Rujailah. They both accompanied a group of foreigners who managed to stay embedded with the Palestinian Red Crescent ambulances during the 21 days of Operation Cast Lead launched by Israel against the besieged Palestinian people of Gaza. Their footage features urgent, insomniac, dirty, shuddering images that reveal the experience of the Palestinian citizens of Gaza. During the Israeli invasion, the international media remained outside of Gaza, denying the world the chance of witnessing what was happening inside. This remarkable film helps redress the balance, giving an eye-witness account from within. Screening will be followed by Q & A session with the director.

*Thursday March 4 Israeli Apartheid and the Land Question
Speakers: Salah Mohsen and Nidal Rafa
Location: Wadham College, Old Refectory
Time: 7:30 pm
Salah Mohsen is a Palestinian citizen of Israel, human rights advocate, and member of the General Council of the National Democratic Assembly. He is an expert on land issues in 1948 Palestinian areas. Nidal Rafa is a TV producer based in Jerusalem. She has been covering stories on behalf of international media outlets for the past eight years, joining CNN in 2005. Educated at the universities of Haifa and Bir Zeit, she holds a postgraduate degree in International Relations. She sits on the boards of the English-language publication “This Week in Palestine,” and the al-Hosh gallery of Palestinian art in Jerusalem.
*Friday March 5 Until the Return: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions
Speaker: Dr Karma Nabulsi
Chair: Professor Avi Shlaim (FBA) Location: St Antony’s College, Nissan Lecture Theatre Time: 7:30 pm
Dr Karma Nabulsi is a University Lecturer in Politics and International Relations and Fellow in Politics at St Edmund Hall, Oxford. From 1977 until 1990 she served as a PLO representative at the UN and in Beirut, Tunis and London. Dr Nabulsi has also been a specialist adviser to the UK parliamentary Commission of Inquiry on Palestinian Refugees and Director of the Civitas Project , a collective research initiated to record the voices and recommendations of Palestinian exile and refugee communities. Dr Nabulsi is a regular contributor to The Guardian. Her publications include ‘Traditions of War : Occupation, Resistance and the Law. ‘ Avi Shlaim is a British-Israeli historian and Professor of International Relations at St Antony’s College, Oxford. He is a Fellow of the British Academy, a renowned author on the international politics of the Middle East, and a winner of the WJM Mackenzie Book Prize and the David Watt Memorial Prize. His latest book is ‘Israel and Palestine: Reflections, Revisions and Refutation
[Tel Aviv U, MA student of Economics] Shir Hever lectures in Holland as part of the Israeli Apartheidweek: Israel's Economic Policies as Apartheid


5.3. MA Theses Approved, 2006-2007

Student’s name        Supervisor                            Subject

Shir Hever Adi Ophir + Dr. Yuval Yonay Competing economic theories pertaining to the occupation


As part of the Israeli Apartheidweek ( 1 - 14 March ) Shir Hever, economic researcher at the Alternative Information Center in Jerusalem, will give 3 lectures in Holland.

Wednesday 10th March, 8pm
University Theater Amsterdam, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam
Organized by Gate48, platform for critical Israelis in Holland

Could the Economic Policies of Israel be Considered a form of Apartheid?

The Zionist project to create the state of Israel, and the Israeli state itself, have often used economic tools in order to advance political and social goals. The economic policies used by Israel have been drawn with care to maintain the reputation of Israel as a democratic state, but at the same time treated entrenched hierarchies and created an artificial sepration between different social groups. Israeli society suffers from deep discrimination towards women, towards new immigratns, towards Jews who originate from Arab states and of course towards non-Jews, whethey they are citizens of Israel or rightless subjects in the occupied Palestinian territories. These differnet types of discimination cannot be separated from each other, and through the story of how the Israeli economic policies have developed towards different ethnic, gender and social groups, one could see the differences and similarities between the Israeli policies and Apartheid in South Africa.

Are the Israeli economic laws and regulations comparable to laws in other countries? Are the inequalities growing or shrinking over the years? These questions will be addressed through a discussion in the historical development of Israel’s political economic policies.

Wednesday 10th March, 8pm
University Theater Amsterdam, Nieuwe Doelenstraat 16, Amsterdam, organized by Gate48, platform for critical Israelis in Holland

Thursday 11th March
University Tilburg, Warandelaan 2, Room DZ1, Tilburg
Organized by Studium Generale and Intercultural Studenten Association Menara

Friday 12th March, 8pm
YWCA, F.C. Dondersstraat 23, Utrecht
Organized by the Olive Tree Campaign and 'Utrecht 4 Palestine'


Shir Hever is economic researcher for the Alternative Information Center, a Palestinian-Israeli organisation with offices in Jerusalem and Beit Sahour. Shir researches the economic aspects of the Israeli occupation of Palestine. He looks into international financial support to Palestinians and to Israel, the consequences of the Israeli occupation on the Palestinian areas and on the Israeli economy and the Boycot, Divestment and Sanction campaign against Israel.


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