Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 (20 – 27 February)
UPDATE: Here is the full report from Israeli Apartheid Week 2012.
Israeli Apartheid Week is an annual international series of events held across the globe. The aim is to educate people about the nature of Israeli apartheid against the Palestinian people and to build the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement locally and globally. Last year, IAW took place in over 60 cities across the globe and this year the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign is proud to again host a series of events in Ireland.
IAW 2012 takes place following three years of incredible successes for the BDS movement on the global level. Lectures, films, and actions will highlight the many injustices that continue to make BDS so crucial in the struggle against apartheid and for justice, equality, and peace.
Below you will find a full listing of events taking place around Ireland during this year’s IAW – some organised by the IPSC, some organised by others. We hope you will be able to make it along to some of them.
Please note that due to circumstances beyond our control, we have had to cancel the speaking tour by Iyad Burnat. In Dublin, we have organised a replacement event that we hope will be of interest to you.
Israeli Apartheid Week Events in Ireland:
Tuesday 21 Feb: CANCELLED [Limerick] Bil’in Organiser Iyad Burnat on non-violent resistance to Israeli Apartheid (IPSC)
Wednesday 22 Feb: CANCELLED: [Galway] Bil’in Organiser Iyad Burnat on non-violent resistance to Israeli Apartheid (IPSC / NUIG Pal Soc)
Thursday 23 Feb: CANCELLED [Dublin] Bil’in Organiser Iyad Burnat on non-violent resistance to Israeli Apartheid (IPSC)
Thursday 23 Feb: [Dublin] Film Premiere: Roadmap to Apartheid followed by Q&A on non-violent resistance with Huwaida Arraf and Adam Shapiro (IPSC)
Friday 24 Feb: [Dublin] Lunchtime Demo: End EU Facilitation of Israeli Apartheid (IPSC)
Saturday 25 Feb: [National] BDS Day of Action in Dublin, Cork, Limerick, Galway, and more TBC.
Endorsing organisations and groups for Israeli Apartheid Week 2012 include:
Afri – Action From Ireland
Boycott National Committee (Palestine)
Centre For Global Education
Derry Anti War Coalition
Derry Friends of Palestine
ICTU Trade Union Friends of Palestine
Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign
Irish Anti War Movement
Irish Ship To Gaza Campaign
Free Gaza Movement Ireland
Galway Alliance Against War
Gaza TV News
Global Palestine Solidarity
Peace and Neutrality Alliance
Progressive Film Club
Sadaka – The Ireland Palestine Alliance
Technical, Engineering & Electrical Union
Trade Union TV
Tyrone to Gaza