IAW PRESS STATEMENT
Free book and DVD available to members of the media for #IsraeliApartheidWeek
21 February 2017
As part of the 13th annual international #IsraeliApartheidWeek we are making available free copies of a book and DVD movie for members of the media.
BOOK: "Israeli Apartheid: A Beginners Guide" by Ben White
Free copies of Ben White’s 2014 book “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginners Guide” is available for members of the media for information, review and/or publicity purposes.
The British journalist and author, Ben White, has produced an essential primer on Palestine/Israel. Ben White skilfully distills the work of academics and experts into a highly accessible introductory book. The book includes information on the Israeli blockade and attacks on the Gaza Strip, an update on Israel’s new apartheid policies and the growth of the global Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) campaign.
Packed with vital information, quotations and resources, the book never loses the human touch. The book is rooted in the author’s extensive personal experience in Palestine and includes testimonies by Palestinians describing how Israeli apartheid affects their daily lives. Click here for a review of the book
. If you would like a copy of “Israeli Apartheid: A Beginners Guide – by Ben White” for information or review purposes please write to us at email@example.com
MOVIE: “Roadmap To Apartheid” by Ana Nougeira and Eron Davison
The full-feature documentary documentary, “Roadmap to Apartheid” (www.roadmaptoapartheid.org), is available for members of the media for review, information and publicity purposes as well as to air (free of charge) on TV stations. “Roadmap to Apartheid” is a full-feature documentary film that explores the comparison between former South Africa and current-day Israel. Click here to view the trailer.
Ana Nougeira (a South African) and Eron Davison (born in Israel but now living in the USA) are the directors of “Roadmap to Apartheid”, and Alice Walker (the acclaimed author of, “The Color Purple”) is the narrator. The movie features interviews with people such as the legendary anti-apartheid sports boycott organizer, Dennis Brutus and the former SA Council of Churches General Secretary, Eddie Makue. Archbishop Desmond Tutu has commented on the film: “Roadmap To Apartheid is very powerful and compelling, and the visuals of house demolitions are appalling. Religion is repeatedly misused by politicians. One of the lessons of Jewish history is that God is always on the side of the oppressed. Another is that those who dehumanise others, dehumanise themselves. Israelis will pay a heavy price for their callous mistreatment of Palestinians.” If you would like a free copy of the film for review and information purposes or to broadcast on TV write to firstname.lastname@example.org
The 13th international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign takes place in South Africa between the 6th and 12th of March. IAW is an annual international series of self-organized events (rallies, protests, lectures, cultural performances, concerts, films and workshops) held in over 250 cities, communities and campuses across the globe. IAW raises awareness of Israel's apartheid policies towards the indigenous Palestinians. Israel's discriminatory policies are also increasingly affecting Africans (click here for more info on Israel's "War against Africans"
IAW is endorsed, in South Africa alone, by more than 105 organizations, trade unions, embassies, youth movements and other groups including South Africa's governing party, the country's largest student formation and SA's largest trade union federation.
United in our diversity, South Africans from various racial and religious groups participate in Israeli Apartheid Week including members of the Jewish, Hindu, Christian, Tamil and Muslim communities. Last year, a group of Jewish Israelis wrote an open letter urging South Africans in general and members of the South African Jewish community in particular to participate in IAW (click here
). The Grand Mufti of Jerusalem also wrote a letter to South African muslims and clergy to participate in #IsraeliApartheidWeek (click here
) and, writing from the Holy Town of Bethlehem, Palestinian Christians publicly called on South African Churches to participate and support #IsraeliApartheidWeek (click here
For media interviews with the IAW South Africa Team, please contact:
Alex Mdakane, National Spokesperson of IAW in South Africa [+27 (0) 785268663]
or Nabeela Sujee, National Convener of IAW in South Africa [+27 (0) 726370386].