Prominent Palestinian-American journalist and activist Ali Abunimah will be the keynote speaker for the South African leg of #IsraeliApartheidWeek which kicks off from 12th to 18 March 2018.
Abunuimah is the author and co-founder of the widely acclaimed and award-winning online publication The Electronic Intifada, a leading source of news and analysis focussed on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
A graduate of Princeton University and the University of Chicago, Ali Abunimah has authored “One Country: A Bold Proposal to End the Israeli-Palestinian Impasse” and “The Battle for Justice in Palestine”. Abunimah is also the recipient of the 2013 Lannan Cultural Freedom Fellowship and has written thousands of articles in major publications including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times and has appeared on various television discussion programs on CNN, MSNBC, PBS, Aljazeera and other networks. Click here for a short video of Ali Abunimah speaking on the BDS movement.
A short video interview in which Ali Abunimah comments on the tremendous growth of BDS against the Apartheid state of Israel,
Video: A short video interview in which Ali Abunimah comments on the tremendous growth over a relatively short period of time of the global movement for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions against the Apartheid state of Israel, and the unsuccessful efforts by the state of Israel and its allies to stem the growth of the movement.The Author and Palestinian activist will be in South Africa next week on a speaking tour for the 14th #IsraeliApartheidWeek
Posted by Israeli Apartheid Week – Africa on Thursday, 8 March 2018
Ali Abunimah’s mother is originally from the Palestinian village of Lifta but became a refugee in the 1948 Israeli expulsion of indigenous Palestinians from their homeland. His father is from the village of Battir, now in the Palestinian West Bank, and served as a diplomat at the UN. Abunimah is one of the world’s leading media and activist voices on the Palestinian issue.
#IsraeliApartheidWeek has grown since its inception in South Africa six years ago and is supported by 100 organizations, is an international series of self-organized rallies, protests, lectures, cultural performances, concerts, sports events, films and workshops held annually in over 250 cities, communities and campuses across the globe. With “Afro-Palestinian solidarity” as this year’s theme, #IsraeliApartheidWeek in SA will focus on both Israel’s apartheid policies against the Palestinians as well as the regime’s discriminatory policies against Africans.
Public events for #IAW2018:
TUESDAY (13 MARCH 2018, 18H30)
TOPIC: Israel’s racism against Africans and Afro-Palestinian solidarity
VENUE: Graduate Seminar Room, East Campus, Wits University, Johannesburg
INFO: 081 740 3838
WEDNESDAY (14 MARCH 2018, 13H00)
VENUE: Building 123, South Campus, Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Port Elizabeth
HOSTS: Centre for the Advancement of Non-racialism and Democracy
THURSDAY (15 MARCH 2018, 18H00)
VENUE: New Lecture Theatre Building, Upper Campus, UCT, Cape Town
HOSTS: UCT PSF, PSA UWC and others
INFO: 082 695 5659
FRIDAY (16 MARCH 2018, 18H00)
TOPIC: “Prospects for Palestine’s Liberation in the Era of Trump”
VENUE: 28 Sir Lowry Road, Foreshore, Cape Town
HOSTS: Palestine Museum, PSC,
INFO: 082 612 1657
SATURDAY (17 MARCH 2018, 11H00)
TOPIC: Introduction to Palestine solidarity
VENUE:Isivivana Centre, Khayelitsha
HOSTS: Equal Education
INFO: 082 6121 657