Africa to back Palestine this #IsraeliApartheidWeek

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March 2, 2019

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“International solidarity is not an act of charity: It is an act of unity between allies fighting on different terrains toward … the development of humanity to the highest level possible”
FORMER MOZAMBICAN PRESIDENT, SAMORA MACHEL

The African continent is set to come alive between the 1st and 7th of April in support of Palestine. This year’s 15th international #IsraeliApartheidWeek (IAW) will be held in more African countries than ever before including Zambia, Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho, Namibia, Kenya, Mozambique and several others.

“Africa For Palestine” is this year’s continental theme for #IsraeliApartheidWeek, wherein the campaign will focus on, among other things, the historic relationship between African liberation struggles and that of the Palestinians. The PLO and Palestinians have long been a friend to African liberation movements and countries, having provided us with military training, financial resources and various other forms of support and solidarity in our fight against Apartheid and other anti-Colonial struggles. Israel, on the other hand, has supported oppressive regimes and violent groups on the continent.

#IsraeliApartheidWeek (IAW) is an international series of self-organized rallies, protests, lectures, cultural performances, concerts, sports events, films and workshops held annually in over 250 cities, communities and campuses across the globe. #IsraeliApartheidWeek has previously hosted the former Chairperson of the African Union, National Speakers of Parliament, South Africa’s former President as well as several Cabinet Ministers, Mayors, Members of Parliament, artists, sports people as well as well-known musicians, comedians. and entertainers. #IsraeliApartheidWeek is endorsed by more than 110 African based organisations, trade unions, embassies, youth movements and other groups including the continents oldest liberation movement, the continent’s largest student movement and some of the continent’s largest trade unions.

The success of #IsraeliApartheidWeek lies in your involvement! Click here, if you belong to an African-based organization and would like to participate in this year’s camapain.

Want to know more about the campaign? Click here to read an article by last year’s #IsraeliApartheidWeek Africa Convener, Michia Moncho.

28 February 2019

Source: iawafrica.com

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