IAW: An Evening With Ghada Karmi

Israeli Apartheid Week – Newcastle University Friends of Palestine

L’INFANZIA NEGATA DEI BAMBINI PALESTINESI. Presentazione del libro: “Salam e i bambini che volevano giocare”

Semaine Anti-Apartheid Israélien

Occupation of the American Mind

Naila and the Uprising

O Apartheid Israelita: o que importa saber – por Ben White

Occupation of The American Mind

Road map to Apartheid



Naila and the Uprising

Killing Gaza

Israeli Apartheid Week – Newcastle University Friends of Palestine

Judea-Africa-America: Our racial relationship history and the crisis in Israel/Palestine, Lecture by David Sheen

National Day of action – Mock Apartheid Wall

Cesser d’armer le colonialisme – Israeli Apartheid Week

Oficina de árabe básico e debate



Naila and the Uprising


Si chiamava Palestina. Presentazione con l’autrice.

Protest gegen die Israelisches Apartheid

Keffiyeh Solidarity Day

Belgian money for Israeli Weapons?

Cenários atuais e desafios futuros na Palestina

IAW at Swarthmore College: Series of Events (David Sheen; Nancy Mansour; Vigil for Gaza’s Great March of Return; Sumud Art Gallery Exhibition)

Storia della Palestina tra Resistenza e Femminismi

Roadmap to Apartheid

Tales of Palestine & Anti-colonial struggle Amina Atiq

Conférence de la Rania Madi, juriste palestinienne

Ação de rua – O apartheid Israelita

Presentation of two children’s books on Palestine, Il mio nome è Amal e Salam e i bambini che volevano giocare

Olive Tree Plantings

Passi del documental “Gaza” amb el director Carles Bover

Stop Arming Colonialism

Boycott local conference

Closing IAW in Gaza

BDS Youth play + Movie “Dreams of the exile” عرض مسرحية “فاصل.. سنعود؟” و فيلم أحلام المنفى

Taula rodona amb la Comunitat Palestina de Catalunya i Youth Against Settlements (YAS)


الحركة الفلسطينية الأسيرة Palestinian prisoners under occupation

Screening of Private, a film by Saverio Costanzo

IAW #2: “Going Against The Grain” Film Screening & Discussion

Projection du film THE LAB

الفن الفلسطيني ودوره في الهوية والمقاومة مع عرض دبكة Palestinan Arts in identity formation and resistance

Is Israel really an Apartheid State?

Palestine, International Law, & Israel as an Apartheid State

Colonization Resistance Week

Cessez d’armer le colonialisme, conférence débat de Rania MADI

Abertura da exposição “Sobre a Palestina, a vida dentro do Apartheid” e exibição do filme “Gaza – a gaping wound”


From Palestine to Canada: Anti-colonialism narratives-Panel discussion

Conférence de Rania Madi dans le cadre de l’IAW “Stop arming colonialism”

Désarmons le colonialisme

Proyección y debate sobre la situación en Palestina

Banned Palestinian Poetry & Song

On One-Year Anniversary of Gaza March of Return, Oppose the Artwashing of Israeli Apartheid in NYC – Protest of Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company

Gaza Killing film screening and discussion

Apartheid, Siedlerkolonialismus und Meinungsfreiheit

Film The Lab: L’industrie militaire israélienne : du business avec du sang

Commemorating The Great March of Return

Presentació de la campanya Open Shuhada Street amb Murad Amro i Izzat Karaki (YAS)

Barril solidario por Palestina

Killing Gaza

Musica è Resistenza – documentario/apericena/dj set

Vortrag und Diskussion mit Ronnie Kasrils aus Südafrika


Veranstaltung mit Ronnie Kasrils: Stop Arming Colonialism

BDS Conference 2019

IAW #3: 43rd Anniversary of Palestinian Land Day

Victory for the Palestinian Liberation Struggle!

Missing 48 مفقود

Protest Israeli Apartheid on Palestinian Land Day

Palestina TERRA MIA seconda edizione

Rooiplein Information Session

A Shared Struggle Women Resisting the Occupation Together Program: Film Screening – ‘Visitation’ by Noor Abu Ghaniah

Palestine 101 Teach-in

Concentración apoyo al pueblo palestino

Israeli Apartheid Week – Georgia State University

Free screening: Roadmap to Apartheid

Tariq Luthun: Poetry Performance and Open Mic for Palestine

Semana Contra el Aparheid Israelí

Concentración y Actividades

Israeli Apartheid Wall

Occupation of the American Mind

Hear from Hebron

Youth Panel

Gaza: Cortometraje documental

Israeli Apartheid Wall

Apartheid now and then – resistance from South Africa to Israel/Palestine with Ronnie Kasril

When I See Them I See Us: Discussion on Black-Palestinian Solidarity


Charla Anarquismo y la solidaridad con Palestina

Documentary screening

Free Movie Screening

Proyección y debate

IAW Movie Screening – Have you heard from Johannesburg

Cine Debate: Gaza

Resistance and the Law: Discussion with Lema Nazeeh

Israeli Apartheid Week

From Palestine to Mexico: a roundtable on walls, movement, and “security”

حركة المقاطعة وانجازاتها BDS Campaigns and accomplishments

La prisión en Palestina y Colombia

Solidarity Rally

Don’t Dance with Apartheid- Batsheva protest, CU Boulder

Apartheid Israel: The Wall

Liberdade para Palestina

Palestina en el Derecho Internacional

Cultural Evening for Palestine

Surveillance At Brooklyn College and Screening: Watched

“From Nelson Mandela Bay to Palestine: Advancing international solidarity”

Metro Atlanta Israeli Apartheid Week: Keynote and Panel

Palestine: Reality Under Occupation

Israeli Apartheid Wall

Palestinian Culture Night

Presentación de la cartilla Militarismo Israelí en América Latina.

COSATU Western Cape Picket

Formal Lecture

Ladies only talk and interactive session

Open Seminar on Free Palestine Movement

Film Screening; Naila and the Uprising

Apartheid Free Solidarity Event – Film, Palestinian food, torches Tour with banner

Nelson Mandela Community Youth Center in Chatsworth: Solidarity with Palestine

Poetry to Re Collect

Documental Gaza (ganador mejor documental en los premios Goya 2019). Foro sobre la situación en Gaza.

Israeli Apartheid Week Swaziland

3km Night Walk for Palestine

Israeli Apertheid Week 2019 – PISA

Slow and Fast Violence in Contemporary Palestine

Israeli Apartheid Week- In conversation with Badee Dwaik

Palestine from an International Law perspective

Black Solidarity with Palestine: Futures of Freedom

Juicio Popular al papel de Israel en la militarización de América Latina

Movie screening of “Naila and the Uprising” + discussion

Proyección Existir es Resistir

Open Mic, Art Exhibition, and a talk about the history of Palestine


Presentazione del libro “con le unghie e con i denti” la resistenza delle donne in palestina di Miriam Marino

Nehawu protest in solidarity with Palestine

Film Screening and Discussion on ‘Roadmap to Apartheid’

Cena palestinese, docufilm “omar” e monologo con Omar Suleiman

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Thank you for your support!

Thanks to your support, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) 2019 was an even bigger success this year!  IAW featured more than 200 events, across 30 countries, on five continents, all under the theme “Stop Arming Colonialism.” Events included big panel discussions at universities, concerts, film screenings, protests, poetry readings, comedy gigs, street art, sponsored hikes, fashion shows and more!  

Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an international series of events that seeks to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid regime over the Palestinian people and build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Israel is able to maintain its illegal occupation and apartheid regime over Palestinians partly due to its arms sales and the military support it receives from governments across the world.

Some highlights include:

In Palestine, the sixth national BDS conference was held in Ramallah. The conference, attended by more than 800 people from all around the occupied West Bank, featured a keynote address by video by Ms. Baleka Mbete, speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of South Africa.

Israeli Apartheid Week launched its events in Gaza with the words of Razan Najjar, a paramedic who was killed during the Great Return March, read by her mother, Sabreen Najjar, who opened the event. Although two IAW events had to be postponed due to Israeli bombings of Gaza on March 26th, and despite the on-going siege, several events were held, including a street awareness campaign on economic boycott, and film-screenings. At Birzeit University in the West Bank, the Right to Education campaign organized a photo exhibition on campus on the Great March of Return in Gaza. The week launched a campaign on Palestinian Prisoners under Israel’s brutal system of incarceration, and a  seminar was also held on Education in Israeli Prisons, in addition to sending letters and drawings to prisoners. Students also watched the movie “Between Two Crossings,” by the late Yasser Murtaja, a Palestinian journalist killed by Israeli forces in Gaza. More activities and demonstrations were organized in Risan, Ni’lin, Bil’in, Beit Sira and Kafr Qaddum.

With G4S losing many contracts in Arab countries, tens of IAW events were organized in the Arab World focusing on G4S and other complicit multinationals. Activities included film screenings, panel discussions, lectures, and more, aimed at raising awareness about normalization, military embargo, and BDS campaigning. In Kuwait, three prominent poets held a poetry night for Palestine, in addition to a film screening, a children’s kite event, and an energetic panel discussion with Kuwaiti and Palestinian activists on the cultural boycott. In Jordan, with BDS Jordan, Palestinian Activist Tarek Bakri screened his film “Missing 48,” and discussed his project “We were and We still are here,” which reconnects Palestinian refugees with their homeland. Bakri also presented his project in Morocco, where BDS Morocco organized solidarity events in several cities. In Egypt, BDS Egypt organized several events in cooperation with AUC’s Political Science Students’ Association, and Visualizing Palestine, closing the week by planting orange trees on Palestinian Land Day.

From Portugal to Hungary, Sweden, the Spanish state, Germany and many other countries, over 100 events were organised in Europe this year for Israeli Apartheid Week! European organizers had the honour of hosting South African ANC veteran leader Ronnie Kasrils, who spoke at IAW events in Vienna, Bern, Geneva, Berlin, and London. Despite the growing anti-Palestinian repression in several European countries, his interventions inspired those who heard him, and his voice reached thousand of readers thanks to his op-ed published in the British newspaper The Guardian. In the UK, tens of Universities organised for Apartheid Off-Campus days of action, calling on their Universities to divest from companies profiting from Israel’s apartheid rule over the Palestinian people. In France, Rania Madi from Badil, who also faced strong repression from the French state, toured the country and held events in five different cities.

IAW continues to grow on the African continent, under a strong women’s leadership. Members of BDS South Africa and the IAW team met with the deputy leader of the Namibian Parliament, together with members of the SWAPO (South West African People Organization) Women’s Council in Windhoek. Several engagements with political parties, trade unions, and civil society groups were held in Botswana. The people of Swaziland face their own oppression, yet, in an act of generous internationalism during this year’s IAW, the Communist Party of Swaziland (CPS) and the Swaziland National Union of Students (SNUS), together with local churches and other progressive partner organizations, held a successful event in Manzini. CPS explained that the focus of their event was “the historic relationship between African liberation struggles and that of the Palestinians, as well as Israel’s current oppression and expulsion of African refugees.” In South Africa, dozens of events were organized across the country. Comic Mashabela Galane took to the stage in five cities for the comedy tour Apartheid Ain’t Funny! Ali Abunimah was on SABC TV News!

Activists in Latin America organized several activities in different parts of the continent, with multiple events in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico. The activities sought to make visible Israel’s escalating crimes against the Palestinian people, including ongoing colonization of territories and construction of illegal settlements, the imposition of Apartheid laws, and the brutal siege of Gaza. In Mexico, for the first time, a Popular Tribunal was organized on the “Role of Israel in the Militarization of Latin America.” The tribunal was a meeting place for the different victims of militarization, and also for coordinating cross-movement struggles for the demilitarization of Mexico and the continent.

In the United States, students at more than twenty colleges and universities in ten states around the country held Israeli Apartheid Week events. Black Palestinian Solidarity was a frequent event theme, including at Harvard, Tufts, and Kent State. Palestinian poet Remi Kanazi performed on six different campuses. Students at Harvard and Georgetown Universities published strong op-eds in their student newspapers explaining why Israel’s rule over Palestinians fits the definition of apartheid under international law. Off-campus, performances by Israel’s Batsheva Dance Company were protested in New York City and Colorado due to Batsheva’s sponsorship by the Israeli government and role in whitewashing Israeli apartheid.

In Asia, IAW events were organized by groups in India and Malaysia. On university campuses in Kolkata and Delhi, India, events included talks and film screenings on Palestine and BDS. The discussions focused on India’s growing ties with Israel, as they go together with the incumbent government’s right-wing agenda. In Malaysia, BDS Malaysia organized a conference, Enhancing Palestine Solidarity in Malaysia, with lectures, discussions and a film screening. The keynote covered violations of international law as manifest in Israel’s occupation of Palestine. Strengthening grassroots solidarity through BDS campaigns, and the centrality of women’s struggle in Palestine’s freedom movement were themes of the discussion.

Thank you for contributing to end of the Israeli apartheid.

Stay tuned for updates and let´s get ready for an even bigger IAW in 2020!


* Maps and cartography are still very much influenced by Western and colonial powers, histories of colonialism and a worldview corresponding these realities; and therefore representations on this map: borders and languages used, do not always represent our view of the world. Yet, we are compelled to work with the same maps and representations. Acknowledging this limitation, the International Coordination Committee of IAW fully recognizes and supports all people´s right to self-determination, freedom, justice, and equality.