Monday, February 7, 2011

World to observe Israeli Apartheid Week

Activists across the world are preparing to hold “Israeli Apartheid Week” (IAW) next month, amid growing international outrage against Israeli actions.

IAW organizers plan to hold the event in support of Palestinian Civil Society's call for Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

Due to the popularity of IAW, which is held for the seventh consecutive year this year, organizers have extended its duration to allow the participants from different regions with different schedules to take part.

The occasion will be held from March 7 through March 20 across the world and March 21 through March 26 in Britain, the IAW website reported.

Israel is expected to face a barrage of international criticism prior to and during the occasion.

The aim of IAW is to underline the apartheid and racist nature of the Israeli regime.

IAW has been held across the world every year since the World Conference against Racism, Racial Discrimination, Xenophobia and Related Intolerance in Durban in 2001.

Last year, over 55 cities worldwide marked IAW.