Posts Tagged ‘Israeli Apartheid Week 2011’

March 16, 2011: Huwaida Arraf spoke at a forum in Winnipeg, Canada entitled “From Direct Action to the Freedom Flotilla: the International Solidarity Movement and the Palestinian Freedom Struggle. Arraf is co-founder of the ISM and chairs the Free Gaza Movement. She was with the Gaza Freedom Flotilla on May 31, 2010, when Israeli forces raided the vessels on the high seas, killed nine peace activists, wounded 50 and interned the crews along with 10,000 tons of humanitarian aid. She tells how she became involved in the Palestinian freedom struggle and talks about plans for the next Freedom Flotilla.

This next Flotilla will include a vessel from Canada. Canada Boat to Gaza is well on the way to raising the funds it needs to participate in this action. I’m sure they would appreciate your help.

The forum was one of several events that made up Israeli Apartheid Week in Winnipeg. IAW Winnipeg was sponsored by:
– Students Against Israeli Apartheid (at the Universities of Winnipeg and Manitoba)
Canada Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg)
Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg)
Peace Alliance Winnipeg

It’s Israeli Apartheid Week in Winnipeg, Canada and many other cities and towns around the world. In Winnipeg, Israeli Apartheid Week 2011 is taking place on the campuses of the University of Manitoba and the University of Winnipeg.

This clip features a presentation by Howard S. Davidson, Associate Professor of Extended Education at the University of Manitoba and member of Independent Jewish Voices (Canada). He spoke at a workshop entitled “Israeli Apartheid 101” at the University of Winnipeg on March 14, 2011.

Professor Davidson demolishes the arguments of pro-Israel apologists who equate support for Palestinian rights with anti-Semitism. Further, he demonstrates that the term “Israeli apartheid” is a legitimate part of the political discourse in Israel, even while those who use it in Canada and the United States are vilified by Israel’s North American supporters.

In Winnipeg, IAW 2011 is sponsored by:

  • Students Against Israeli Apartheid (U of W, U of M)
  • Canada Palestine Support Network (Winnipeg
  • Independent Jewish Voices (Winnipeg)- Peace Alliance Winnipeg

The schedule is available here.