Israeli Apartheid Week comes to New York City

A Palestinian demonstrator holds a Palestinian flag next to Israeli soldiers, during a demonstration against the Separation Wall in the village of Bilin near the West Bank city of Ramallah, December 29, 2006. (MaanImages/Fadi Arouri)


The 3rd annual Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will take place in New York City from February 10-17 2007. It will be a week-long series of events organized by a coalition of different groups in the city and will feature lectures, film screenings, and cultural activities. Concurrent events are being held in Canada and the United Kingdom. “This week of events, being held in New York for the first time, adds to the growing international chorus of opposition to Israeli apartheid that includes voices of Palestinians, Israelis, South Africans, and many others who stand for justice,” says Ryvka Bar Zohar, an organizer of the week.

The aim of IAW is to push forward the analysis of Israel as an apartheid state and to gather support for the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign called for by over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations in 2005. The events of the week are organized around the three demands outlined in this call: full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel, an end to the occupation and colonization of the West Bank and Gaza, and the implementation of the right of return and compensation for Palestinian refugees pursuant to UN resolution 194.

“Israeli apartheid has created a system where Palestinians live either as second-class citizens in Israel, as occupied subjects in the West Bank or as refugees denied the right to return to their homes” said Ahmad Shokr, another organizer of IAW. Shokr adds that “by supporting the boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign the international community can isolate the apartheid regime and work toward a future where all inhabitants of the land can live in dignity as equals.”

For more details please go to http://www.endisraeliapartheid.net. For further information contact 1-646-417-5523 or email us at israeliapartheidweek@yahoo.com

ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK 2007

Saturday
Feb. 10
6:30 p.m.
Grassroots Nonviolent Resistance to Israeli Apartheid in Palestine
Feryal Abu Haikal & Mohammed Khatib

Hunter College, Lexington Ave. between 67th/68th, Hunter West
Building, 4th floor room HW415

MONDAY: OPENING PANEL
FEB. 12
7:30 p.m.
ISRAEL AND THE APARTHEID ANALOGY
BASHIR ABU-MANNEH
SAREE MAKDISI
ROBERT ROBIDEAU
YIFAT SUSSKIND

Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South

Tuesday
Feb. 13
7:00 p.m
Digital Resistance: Palestinian Youth Media
Screening and workshop

Furman Hall Room 214, 245 Sullivan Street

AND

7:00 p.m.
Contesting Israeli Apartheid: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions in Context
Sami Hermez
Riham Barghouti
Issa Mikel

WESPAC Foundation, 255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. (White Plains)

Wednesday
Feb. 14
7:30 p.m.
Love Under Apartheid: Palestinians and Israel’s Discriminatory Marriage Laws
Jamil Dakwar
and film “Just Married,” directed by Ayelet Bechar.

Brecht Forum, 451 West Street (between Bank and Bethune)

Thursday
Feb. 15
7:00 p.m.
Contesting Israeli Apartheid: Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions in Context
Sami Hermez
Riham Barghouti
Issa Mikel

Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St.

AND

7:00 p.m.
Apartheid Through the Lens:A Fundraising Evening for the Young
Photographers of Balata Refugee Camp, Palestine
$10 suggested donation at the door

Alwan: 16 Beaver St.

FRIDAY: CLOSING PANEL
FEB. 16
7:30 p.m.
CHALLENGING ISRAELI APARTHEID

JOSEPH MASSAD
TANYA REINHART

St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 521 W. 126th St. (between Amsterdam and Broadway)

Sunday
Feb. 18
2:00 p.m.
Exposing Israeli Apartheid - Supporting Palestinian Liberation: A Teach-In
Al-Awda Center, 7111 5th Ave. (near Ovington), Brooklyn, NY (Subway: R to Bay Ridge Ave)

NYC-area sponsors of Israeli Apartheid Week are: NYU Students for Justice in Palestine; Falasteen and the Arab Students Association at Columbia University; Action Wednesdays Against the War; Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East; the Palestine/Israel Education Project; Al-Awda New York; NJ Solidarity - Activists for the Liberation of Palestine; ISM-NYC; and WESPAC.

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