The Arabist

The Arabist

By Issandr El Amrani and friends.

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.