In a blow to the BDS movement, 2 UK universities cancel the events of the anti-Israel ‘Apartheid Week’ based on Britain’s recently adopted definition of anti-Semitism, that includes incitement against Jews by demonizing Israel.
By Itamar Eichner
The University of Central Lancashire and University College London in Britain were forced to cancel the Israel Apartheid Week events, which were supposed to take place next week, following the intervention of Friends of Israel associations in the UK.
The cancellation of these events is part of the struggle against the Israel boycott movement on campuses.
Apartheid graffiti wall – Wikimedia Commons
The main reason for the cancellation is the fact that Britain has recently adopted a new definition of anti-Semitism that also includes incitement against Jews in the form of the demonization of Israel. Continue Reading »
Around 500 anti-Israel posters nefariously placed on London’s Tube as part of BDS’s ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ sparks outrage.
• PM Netanyahu rejects Knesset member Lapid’s claim of credit for the removal of the posters.
By Shlomo Cesana, Israel Hayom Staff & Reuters
Around 500 anti-Israel posters are being removed from London Underground trains after sparking outrage that echoed all the way from the British capital to Jerusalem.
Anti-Israel posters on a London Underground train
The posters were put up by pro-Palestinian activists as part of the annual “Israel Apartheid Week,” which began in the United Kingdom on Sunday.
A spokeswoman for Transport for London, the authority responsible for the underground “Tube” network, said the ads had been posted without authorization and constituted “an act of vandalism which we take extremely seriously.” Continue Reading »
Jewish students in the UK say anti-Israel activities losing steam, as pro-Israel activists launch a pro-active educational campaign to counter the half-truths and fallacies.
By Ari Soffer
It’s that time of year again. As Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) hits campuses across the globe, Jewish students are once more bracing for a week of demonization and assaults on the legitimacy of the Jewish state.
Since launching in Canada ten years ago, the phenomenon has taken hold in campuses across several different countries, including the US and Britain. Based on the spurious, yet maliciously effective, accusation that Israel is in some way akin to apartheid South Africa, anti-Zionist groups have found the perfect way to monopolize the discourse and shut out any debate on the Arab-Israeli conflict. Continue Reading »
With focus on Britain, events held at Oxford, Cambridge and other prestigious campuses meant to delegitimize the State of Israel and denying Zionism.
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The 10th annual Israel Apartheid Week is being marked this and next week in 87 cities around the world, with Britain having the largest number of them.
A pro-Palestinian message on the graffiti wall at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg.- Photo courtesy: Wikimedia Commons
The initiative is part of the international boycott, divestment and sanctions movement’s campaign against Israel, focusing on its continued control of the occupied territories.
Most of the related events take place on university campuses and are organized by Palestinian student groups or their allies.
A new video promo-trailer has been released to aid the BDS in their Israel-bashing events for ‘Israel Apartheid Week 2014’.
By Dalit Halevi, Ari Yashar
Anti-Israel advocates are ramping up their rhetoric this week in a new promotional “trailer” for the events of “Israeli Apartheid Week 2014.” The annual week-long event, starting in the last week of February, will see opponents of Israel protesting in dozens of nations around the world.
Anti-Israel demonstrators – Reuters
The short video calls on viewers to take part in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to delegitimize Israel by pressuring the Jewish state over its alleged “racism” in not letting descendants of Arabs who left the country around the War of Independence in 1948 “return.” Continue Reading »