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The 3rd International Israeli Apartheid Week – New York City

Come out to Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) to be held in New York City for the first time. IAW will be a weeklong series of events held concurrently in different cities around the world to contribute to a growing public discussion of Israel as an apartheid state and to gather support for the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign called for by more than 170 Palestinian civil society organizations in July, 2005. For more information about Israeli Apartheid Week please visit www.endisraeliapartheid.net.


Below is the schedule of events for the week:

GRASSROOTS NONVIOLENT RESISTANCE TO ISRAELI APARTHEID IN PALESTINE
Mohammed Khatib from Bil'in and Feryal Abu Haikal from Tel Rumeida, Hebron
Saturday, February 10 at 6:30 p.m.
Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue between 67th and 68th streets Hunter West Building, 4th floor, room HW415
Sponsored by The Palestine Club at Hunter College; ISM-NYC;Adalah-NY

ISRAEL AND THE APARTHEID ANALOGY
Saree Makdisi, professor of English literature , University of California Los Angeles
Basheer Abu-Manneh, assistant professor of English, Barnard University
Robert Robideau, co-director of the Leonard Peltier Defense Committee and member of the American Indian Movement
Yifat Susskind, communications director of the International Women's Human Rights Organization MADRE.
Monday, February 12 at 7:30 p.m.
Judson Memorial Church, 55 Washington Square South.
Take the A, C, E, F, B or V to West 4th Street
Sponsored by Israeli Apartheid Week NYC

DIGITAL RESISTANCE: PALESTINIAN YOUTH MEDIA
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00pm
Furman Hall, 245 Sullivan Street, Room 214
Take the A, C, E, F, B or V to West 4th Street
Sponsored by the Palestine/Israel Education Project; NYU SJP; NYU Women's Center; Law Students for Human Right.

CONTESTING ISRAELI APARTHEID: BOYCOTT, DIVESTMENT AND SANCTIONS IN CONTEXT
Sami Hermez, Riham Barghouti and Issa Mikel
Tuesday, February 13 at 7:00 p.m.
WESPAC Foundation, 255 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., White Plains

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Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Judson Memorial Church, 239 Thompson St.
Sponsored by the NYC Campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

LOVE UNDER APARTHEID: PALESTINIANS AND ISRAEL'S DISCRIMINATORY MARRIAGE LAWS
Jamil Dakwar, former senior attorney for Adalah: The Legal Center for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, followed by a screening of the film "Just Married," directed by Ayelet Bechar.
Wednesday, February 14 at 7:30-9:45 p.m.
Brecht Forum, 451 West Street between Bank and Bethune
Sponsored by Action Wednesdays Against the War and NYU-SJP

APARTHEID THROUGH THE LENS
A Fundraising Evening for the Young Photographers of Balata Refugee Camp, Palestine
Thursday, February 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Alwan: 16 Beaver St.
$10 suggested donation at the door
Sponsored by Al-Awda

CHALLENGING ISRAELI APARTHEID
Joseph Massad, associate professor of Middle East studies, Columbia University
Tanya Reinhart, professor emeritus, Tel Aviv University
Friday, February 16th at 7:30 p.m.
St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 521 W. 126th St. between Amsterdam and Broadway
Take the 1 to 125th street
Sponsored by Israeli Apartheid Week NYC

EXPOSING ISRAELI APARTHEID - SUPPORTING PALESTINIAN LIBERATION: A Teach-In
Saturday, February 17, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Pope Hall, St. Peter's College, 2641 Kennedy Blvd., Jersey City, NJ
Sponsored by NJ Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine

For more information about Israeli Apartheid Week visit www.endisraeliapartheid.net or contact:  israeliapartheidweek@yahoo.com.

For more information about the international boycott, divestment, and sanctions campaign please visit www.bds-palestine.net.

NYC-area sponsors of Israeli Apartheid Week are: NYU Students for Justice in Palestine; Falasteen and the Arab Students Association at Columbia University; Action Wednesdays Against the War; Adalah-NY: The Coalition for Justice in the Middle East; the Palestinian Education Project; Al-Awda New York; NJ Solidarity – Activists for the Liberation of Palestine; ISM-NYC; and WESPAC.