Israeli apartheid

I should have posted this earlier but have been just too busy. Israeli Apartheid Week is being held for the first time in New York this year (it's a three-year-old event and is being held in several cities in Canada and the UK).

You can visit to read all about it, including schedules, informational materials and press coverage. I attended the opening event on Monday night, which had some excellent speakers and some small groups of young Zionists affiliated with Campus Watch or some such organization, who liked to ask questions such as :"Why do the Palestinians teach their children to hate Jews?".

Tonight in New York there is an event at the Brecht Forum discussing Israel's discriminatory marriage laws--not the most romantic thing to do on Valentine's Day, but somewhat a propos.

Ursula Lindsey

Ursula Lindsey is the managing editor of the Arabist blog. She writes about culture, education and politics in the Arab world. She lived in Cairo from 2002 to 2013 and got her start at the ground-breaking independent magazine Cairo Times. She was the culture editor of Cairo magazine in 2005-2006 and served as special projects editor at the independent news site Mada Masr in 2013-2014. She is the Chronicle of Higher Education's Middle East correspondent. She contributes to the BBC-PRI radio program The World, and has written for Newsweek, The New York Times, The New Yorker online, Bookforum and the blog of the London Review of Books.