Israeli Apartheid week is February 24th-March 2nd, make sure to come out to SAIA’s events! We have some amazing speakers lined up.
Monday: Why Academics Should Boycott Israel (w/ Steven Salaita)
Tuesday: African Refugees in Israel (w/ David Sheen)
Wednesday: Cultural Resistance to Apartheid (roundtable discussion)
Thursday: Understanding Apartheid (w/ Tony Samara)
Our demands are based upon a July 2005 call from over 170 Palestinian organizations in support of a global campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS).
BDS should be maintained until Israel meets its obligation to recognize the Palestinian people’s inalienable right to self-determination and fully complies with the precepts of international law by:
1. Ending its occupation and colonization of all Arab lands, dismantling the Wall and freeing all Palestinian and Arab political prisoners;
2. Recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality; and
3. Respecting, protecting and promoting the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN General Assembly resolution 194.
This group supports a one state solution and is based off a basic human rights approach that abhors the human rights violations committed by Israel as recognized by the UN and Amnesty International.