Do Unto Others focuses on the Middle East, (nonviolent) social movements, and how I make sense of my place in the world. I'm currently based in Cairo, Egypt doing peacebuilding and community development.

Friday, March 05, 2010

In honor of Israeli Apartheid Week

March 1-7 marks the 6th annual Israel Apartheid Week. It's a week recognized across the globe to talk about the issues surrounding the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories, specifically the one of apartheid. There is a special emphasis on the BDS movement (boycotts, divestments, and sanctions) which has spawned from a 2005 call from Palestinian civil society to begin a nonviolent BDS movement to call Israel to accountability for it's violation of human rights against the Palestinian people.

Here is a great video from Al Jazeera English on the topic of Israel apartheid. There three guests are an Israel against BDS, an Israel for BDS, and a Palestinian organizer of Israeli Apartheid Week. Enjoy.

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