Issued: 27 February 2015
The 11th annual international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) will be held in South Africa from the 2nd-8th March 2015.
IAW aims to educate people about the nature of Israel as an apartheid system and to build Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns as part of a growing global BDS movement.
Apartheid is a term and system that we South Africans understand all too well. It is this system that not only discriminated and segregated but oppressed people according to racial lines. Apartheid in Israel is taken to a new level under the guise of ‘democracy’.
While the nature of the Apartheid ideology is enforced and enshrined within the Israeli system we must not forget the fundamental issue that this system was built on: OCCUPATION, DISPOSSESSION and EXPULSION.
Israel was established on the pillars of Zionism. Zionism as a movement maintains the objective to establish an ethnic and racist Jewish state in Palestine. The principles of Zionism are based on expansionism, colonialism and racism.
The Media Review Network is pleased that IAW is taking place in South Africa and that a large portion of the community are in support and in solidarity with the Palestinians. We fully support this campaign as it draws international attention to the plight of the Palestinians and that Zionism remains a threat to peace and justice to the free and democratic World.
For full details of IAW 2015 activities and events visit:
Researcher, Media Review Network
Tel No (O): 011 837 3220
The aspiration of the Media Review Network is to dispel the myths and stereotypes about Islam and Muslims and to foster bridges of understanding among the diverse people of our country. The Media Review Network believes that Muslim perspectives on issues impacting on South Africans are a prerequisite to a better appreciation of Islam.
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