Israel Apartheid Week Movement: 2018

2018 is the 14th Israeli Apartheid Week.

 

Photograph Taken by: Amira Karaoud You can see more of her Documentary Photography work @: http://www.amiraart.com

The International Apartheid Week Action takes place all around the world between February 19th and April 17th 2018. Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seek to raise awareness of Israel’s apartheid system over the Palestinian people and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

Despite Israel’s legal and propaganda war on BDS internationally, IAW and the BDS movement continue to build linkages and solidarity with other struggles to achieve freedom, justice, and equality.  In 2018 mark 70 years of Palestinian popular resistance against the ongoing process of dispossession and ethnic cleansing, since the 1948 Nakbak. 

Israeli Apartheid Week is a cultural events, included a wide range of events: lectures, film screenings, cultural performances, and BDS actions, postering in metro stations, setting up apartheid walls on campuses, and many more.

“The Occupation of the American mind” is narrated by Roger Waters, from Pink Floyd and what he thinks about BDS: Very important to listen to:  https://www.democracynow.org/2017/9/14/pink_floyd_founder_roger_waters_bds

These actions takes place in more than 200 cities across the world.It is free movement: any group one can organize and be part of Israeli Apartheid Week.

At University of Louisville we are hosting an event:

The link: https://www.facebook.com/events/198777757389553/

 

Movies to be Showed:

April 5th, 6:30-8pm Buthie Center, Room 121, UofL
Budrus is a 2009 Israeli/Palestinian/American documentary film directed by Julia Bacha, produced by Ronit Avni, Rula Salameh, and Julia Bacha, and with a screenplay by Bacha. The film is about non-violent demonstrations conducted by the residents of Budrus (a Palestinian town in the Ramallah and al-Bireh Governorate) during the early 2000s to protest against the building of the Israeli West Bank barrier inside of the village.[1][2]
Budrus debuted on the festival circuit at the Dubai International Film Festival on December 13, 2009.[3] Its theatrical release was on September 24, 2010, in the UK.[4] and on October 8, 2010, in the United States (New York)
The town, with a population of 1,500, was set to be divided and encircled by the barrier, losing 300 acres of land and 3,000 olive trees. These trees were not only critical for economic survival but also sacred to the town’s intergenerational history. The film tells the story of Ayed Morrar, a Palestinian whose work for Fatah had led to five detentions in Israeli jails, but whose momentous strategic decision that the barrier would be best opposed by nonviolent resistance had far-reaching ramifications.
 
April 6th, 6:30 to 8:30, Duthie Center, Room 117
The Occupation of the American Mind: 
It’s a movie that looks at the Israeli’s PR war in the Unite states. The Documentary is narrated by Roger Waters, the Pink Floyd singer, this is his analysis:
 

The documentary made has its own website:  occupationmovie.org

Here is some of what the media said about the documentary: 

“I wish every American would watch this powerful documentary. Not only every person of conscience, but every taxpayer, must see it — and then ask themselves if the status quo is acceptable and can continue deep into the 21st century.”

—Gideon Levy, columnist for Haaretz newspaper of Israel

“Compelling, revealing, and chilling. Not only demonstrates how hasbara — Israeli propaganda — became American common sense, but it offers one of the best accounts of Israel’s violent dispossession and occupation of Palestinian lands. For over half a century, Americans drank the Kool-Aid concocted by the Israel lobby, the U.S. media, and virtually all elected officials because there were no alternatives. This film — like the movements that inspired it — is the antidote.”

—Robin D. G. Kelley, author of Freedom Dreams: The Black Radical Imagination

Link to my recent work on my trip May-June 2017: https://www.amiraart.com/palestinians-refugees-in-the-middle
To see recent photograph from my recent trip in May-June 2018: https://www.amiraart.com/palestinians-refugees-in-the-middle
Social media: #Israeliapartheidweek2018

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