Students for Palestine - University of Southampton

Israeli Apartheid Week 2015



Israeli Apartheid Week is a worldwide, week-long series of events aimed at raising awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people, the applicability of the Apartheid analysis to the current situation in Israel, and the importance of Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions as a non-violent tool for change and justice in Palestine.
Students for Palestine Southampton will be hosting three events throughout the week, featuring two talks by brilliant and experienced activists and speakers, and a free screening of the award-winning documentary Roadmap to Apartheid.
We will also be at SUSU during the day all week, where you can come and find out more about Palestine, the society, our events, and ask us questions. We will have a exhibition on the concourse all day Monday, Tuesday, and Friday, and outside on the Redbrick area on Wednesday (weather permitting), and members of the society will be in SUSU/Redbrick on Thursday, so come and find us!

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Title: Boycott Apartheid Israel – Beyond the Propaganda
Details: Monday 23rd February, 7pm, Nuffield Theatre, Lecture Theatre A (06/1077)
Description: Join Students for Palestine for the first event of Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 – a panel event on the growing BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) Movement to put peaceful pressure on Israel to respect human rights, international law, and basic dignity.
The panel will discuss the principles and importance of BDS, and will address common myths and misinformation surrounding BDS, with time for the panel to answer your questions about the Boycott movement.We will be joined by a trio of eminent panellists from various backgrounds, consisting of:
Professor Suleiman Sharkh: Palestine Solidarity Campaign UK
Dan Judelson: Jews for Justice for Palestinians
Rena Zuabi: Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)
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Title: Murder Merchants – Israel & The Arms Trade
Details: Wednesday 25th February, 6.30pm, Murray Building (Building 58), Room 1009
Description: The second panel event of Israeli Apartheid Week at Southampton will explore the murky world of the international Arms Trade, and the way in which the thriving trade in weapons and military technology between the UK and Israel facilitates and rewards the atrocities Israel commits against the Palestinian people, with the massacres of last summer being just one example.
The arms trade between the UK and Israel is a glaring example of our country’s complicity in Israel’s actions, and companies involved in the arms trade profit directly from the frequently illegal actions of the Israeli state and military. There is therefore a very strong case to be made for boycotting and divesting from these complicit companies, especially in our unique position as students.
We are honoured to be joined by three brilliant activists and speakers for this panel, who will give a fascinating insight into the world of arms dealing, explore what is to be done, and answer any questions you may have:
Mike Deas: Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement
Ryvka Barnard: War on Want
Maya Evans: Voices for Creative Non-Violence UK, Campaign Against Arms the Trade
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Title: Roadmap to Apartheid – Free Film Screening
Details: Friday 27th February, 6.30pm, Nuffield Theatre, Lecture Theatre A (06/1077)
Description: We finish off Israeli Apartheid Week 2015 with a free screening of Roadmap to Apartheid.
If seeing the words “Apartheid” and “Israel” together shocks, confuses, or even angers you, Roadmap to Apartheid is essential viewing to understand the rationale for the description.
This award-winning documentary, directed by a white South African and a Jewish Israeli, examines and explains the Apartheid analysis, demonstrating how it applies to the situation faced by Palestinians, and why it is a analysis that is increasingly being used in discourse over Israel/Palestine.
Using a facts-based analytical approach, with input from a great variety of respected analysts and commentators, combined with archival material and anecdotes from South Africans, the film forms a complete picture as to why the analogy is being used with increasing frequency and potency.
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