The Week Against Israeli Apartheid (SAI) will be held around the world between March 1 and April 17, 2018. #IsraeliApartheidWeek
The Week Against Israeli Apartheid is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness about Israel's apartheid system against the Palestinian people and generate support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS)
A report published earlier this year by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) shows, without a doubt, that Israel has imposed a system of apartheid on the entire Palestinian people and calls for the implementation of the measures of the BDS to end Israel's apartheid regime.
Inspired by popular resistance in historic Palestine and other global struggles, SAI 2017 covered a wide range of events, from conferences, film screenings, cultural performances and BDS actions, to putting posters on subway stations,
Install replicas of the apartheid wall on campus, among many other initiatives. These actions took place in more than 200 cities around the world.
Next year (2018) will mark 70 years of Palestinian popular resistance against the ongoing process of dispossession and ethnic cleansing since the 1948 Nakba. In fact, the Palestinian people's resistance against colonization has been longer: since the Balfour Declaration of Until now, the Palestinian population has not stopped fighting for its dignity, its rights and its lands.
SAI is an opportunity to reflect on this resistance and promote BDS campaigns as a crucial part of the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality. Despite Israel's legal battle and propaganda against the BDS campaign internationally, SAI and the BDS movement continue to build ties and solidarity with other struggles to achieve freedom, justice and equality.
If you wish to organize and be part of the Week of Israeli Apartheid in your campus or in your city, check what events are already planned in apartheidweek.org, find us on Facebook and Twitter, register online and get in touch with the people who coordinate the UPS in your region.