Israeli Apartheid Week is a series of international events aimed at raising awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Tel Aviv.
Lectures, films, and actions will highlight some of the successes of the BDS movement and build support for ongoing campaigns.
The past few years have seen a sharp increase in literature and analysis seeking to document and challenge Israeli apartheid, including reports issued by major international bodies and human rights organizations and findings published by political leaders, thinkers, academics and activists.
Many of these efforts have highlighted the role that could be played by people and governments across the world in providing solidarity with the Palestinian struggle by exerting urgent pressure on Israel to alter its current structure and practices.
At the same time, an international divestment campaign has gained momentum in response to a statement issued in July 2005 by over 170 Palestinian civil society organizations calling for the BDS formation against apartheid Israel.
Important gains have recently been made in this campaign in countries like South Africa, the United Kingdom , Canada and the United States.