Human Rights

Israeli Apartheid Week begins! Over 200 Cities!


Dear supporter,

This year’s Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is about to launch in London on Tuesday, and will be held in over 200 cities around the globe over the next two months. IAW events, now in their thirteenth year, will take place across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas.

Cities and university campuses will host discussions, concerts, panels, film screenings and creative actions to raise awareness about Israel’s illegal settler-colonial project, military occupation and apartheid system over the Palestinian people, and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. Thousands of students, academics and campaigners will call attention to the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.

Israeli Apartheid Week’s exciting opening plenary will take place in London (UK) on February 23, featuring veteran South African anti-apartheid activist and educator Farid Esack, internationally acclaimed poet, Black Lives Matter and Dream Defenders campaigner, Aja Monet and professor Karma Nabulsi as chair.

We look forward to seeing you at Israeli Apartheid Week events, and to continue building the BDS movement together!

For a listing of Israeli Apartheid Week events internationally, please see IAW’s website.

Register your participation here if you’re organizing events for Israeli Apartheid Week.

PS: We’re going to release a wonderful short video on Tuesday, called “In Their Own Words: Palestinians Champion BDS.” Stay tuned, and please share it when it drops. Here is a sneak screenshot:



Rafeef Ziadeh

For the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC)

The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC) is the largest coalition in Palestinian civil society that leads and supports the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Visit and follow us on Facebook and Twitter.

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