Time to get #ApartheidOffCampus!
Many UK universities are deeply complicit with Israeli apartheid through:
1) Investments in companies complicit in the oppression of Palestine
2) Institutional ties with complicit Israeli universities
Join the campaign for UK universities to get #ApartheidOffCampus and pledge to be #ApartheidFree!
If you're not a student, support the #ApartheidOffCampus campaign online using the hashtags: #ApartheidOffCampus #DivestforPalestine
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Israeli Apartheid Week 2021
Israeli Apartheid Week 2021 is global and massive virtual protest to resist racial discrimination, colonialism, and apartheid and celebrate our struggles’ diversity and connectedness.
Student Palestine Societies, and other campaigning groups, have organised amazing webinars and events to act as a loudspeaker against racism and Israeli apartheid.
Support their events on your campus and beyond…
List of Events Below:
Monday 15th March at 6pm: SOAS Palestine Society: Understanding Palestine Through Gaza
Tuesday 16th March at 6pm: University of Leicester Palestine Society with PSC. Understanding Israeli Apartheid w/ Lubnah Shomali, Dr Nimer Sultany, Rania Muhareb, Hazam Jamjoum
Tuesday 16th March at 6pm: Lancaster University Friends of Palestine: Budrus Film Screening
Tuesday 16th March at 6pm: SOAS Palestine Society: Imprisoning a Generation Documentary Screening.
Tuesday 16th March at 6.30: Sussex Friends of Palestine Society: Medical Apartheid in Palestine w/ Dr Ghada Karmi:
Wednesday 17th March: at 6pm Lancaster University Friends of Palestine: The Ongoing Nakba with Lubnah Shomali.
Thursday 18th March at 6pm: KCL Students for Justice in Palestine w/ PSC: Resisting Israeli Apartheid, w/ Omar Barghouti, Ben Jamal, William Shoki and Larissa Kennedy
Thursday 18th March at 6.30: Sussex Friends of Palestine Society: 5 Broken Cameras Film Screening
Friday 19th March at 6pm: Lancaster University Friends of Palestine: From Ferguson to Palestine
Saturday 20th March at 3pm: Stop the JNF Campaign: Richard Falk on Israeli Apartheid
Israel has established an apartheid regime that discriminates against Palestinians in a variety of ways. On its foundation in 1948 the new state passed laws which prevented the over 750,000 dispossessed Palestinians from returning to their homes, whilst allowing Jews from around the world to migrate to the state of Israel as citizens. To this day, Israel has prevented these refugees and their descendants from exercising the legally enshrined right to return to their homes.
The Palestinians citizens of Israel make up 20% of Israel’s population and face more than 60 laws which discriminate against them due to their Palestinian descent.
Israel operates a regime of systematic racial discrimination against all parts of the Palestinian population.
UK universities complicity
UK universities remain deeply complicit with Israel’s apartheid practises through their investment and institutional links.
Universities invest directly in companies which:
- Supply the Israeli military with arms and military technology
- Assist in the building of illegal Israeli settlements in the OPT
- Develop the infrastructure of Israel’s military occupation
UK universities also collaborate with complicit Israeli academicinstitutions, such as Technion – State of Technology. Technion is the leading research institute in Israel who develop weapons for companies such as Elbit Systems. These weapons are often tested on Palestinian civilians Gaza and then marketed as “field-tested” or “combat-tested” to the world.
These investments and collaborations exist despite the majority of UK universities holding strong ethical policies that exist to prevent complicity with human rights abuses.
Apartheid Off Campus
Students in the UK have been at the forefront of campaigning for social justice for decades, including in the anti-apartheid in South Africa movement. However, the world is not free from the crime of apartheid.
Get involved in the Palestine Society on your campus and join the campaign!