All posts for March 2010

Montrealers join Global Day of Action to Boycott Israeli Apartheid

March 30th, 2010 | Posted in Other
    Press release-Global Day of Action to boycott Israeli apartheid


    Montrealers join Global Day of Action to Boycott Israeli Apartheid

Who: Members of Montreal Palestine solidarity groups and community organisations
What: Global Day of Action for the campaign to boycott Israeli apartheid
When: Tuesday, March 30, 4pm-6pm
Where: Phillips Square, across from The Bay, 585 Ste. Catherine St. West

MONTREAL, March 30 – As the world watches Israel ramp up its construction of illegal Jewish-only settlements in East Jerusalem and the West Bank with apparent impunity, Montrealers are taking to the streets as part of the Global BDS Day of Action against Israeli apartheid. The protest in Montreal takes place alongside similar actions in Egypt, England, France, Ireland, Japan, Scotland, the US and many other countries and is part of the growing international campaign for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions, or BDS, against Israeli apartheid.


Montreal Israeli Apartheid Week 2010

March 28th, 2010 | Posted in Other
    6th Annual Israeli Apartheid Week summary

On behalf of the organizing committee of Israeli Apartheid Week, we would like to thank everyone who attended or supported IAW 2010. This year’s week, the 6th annual edition, was a huge success!

Panelists and presenters at IAW touched on many important themes throughout the week, such as recent successes in the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, the myth of democracy for Palestinians living inside Israel, the situation in the Occupied Territories, queer support for Palestine, aboriginal support for the Palestinian struggle, and Canada’s links to Israeli aparthied. Attendees also learned about the apartheid nature of Israeli policies, and their similarities to South African apartheid, straight from activists who fought directly against South African apartheid.


Israel is an apartheid state and that is why they are losing legitimacy

March 5th, 2010 | Posted in Other by Judy Rebick | March 2, 2010


    Photo by Andrea Giudiceandrea. Bullet ridden wall in the Gaza Strip.

Before Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) even began members of the Ontario Legislature and the Canadian Parliament are falling all over each other to denounce it. I can’t remember another time when elected legislators formally denounced a student activity like this. Perhaps during the 1950’s when McCarthyism was rampant but that was before my time.


Israel Penalizing Nakba Commemoration: One More Step Down the Path of Apartheid

March 3rd, 2010 | Posted in Palestine, Politics
    Badil Resource Center 3 March 2010.


Photo: Palestinian waving flag at demonstration against occupation in West Bank.

The Israeli parliamentary Law Committee has recently approved a law proposal the (“Nakba bill”) that, if passed by the Knesset, would impose economic sanctions on the organizers of Nakba commemorations. Every year in May, Palestinians and supporters of their right of return commemorate the Nakba of 1948, which marks the single most traumatic and far-reaching event in the long and ongoing process of forced displacement and dispossession of the Palestinian people by the state of Israel. Nakba commemorations are important events in Israel, where some 335,000 Palestinians, citizens of Israel, continue to be denied their right to return to their homes, lands and communities, and are forced to live as internally displaced persons within their own country.


Size doesn’t matter …but apartheid does

March 2nd, 2010 | Posted in Boycott, Canada, Palestine, Quebec
    March 2, 2010 Link newspaper Concordia University, by Aaron Lakoff


Photo Israeli military demolishes Palestinian Labbada house in Nablus, West Bank.

The sixth annual Israeli Apartheid Week is back again in Montreal, and will be featuring events on three campuses in the city from March 4 to 11.

Every year for the last six years, many cities (43 cities participated last year) around the world join together to coordinate this week, which focuses on the growing campaign of boycotts, divestments and sanctions against the state of Israel. And this year, like every year in the past, pro-Israel apologists respond with campaigns which range from outright offensive to bizarre and puzzling.


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