Feb 23 2014
In what has now become an annual fixture on many college campuses, pro-Palestinian activists are once again staging their so-called “Israel Apartheid Week” at universities around the country (and beyond) beginning on February 24th.
The Blaze The event is often marked by the staging of street theater, including forcing students to pass through mock checkpoints and erecting an “apartheid wall” which Israel calls a security barrier that has successfully contributed to keeping West Bank Palestinian suicide bombers out of Israeli streets, buses and restaurants. The focus of the week-long activities by the Palestinians’ supporters is to equate Israel with apartheid-era South Africa and call for a boycott of Israel.
Pro-Israel activists are countering with suggestions of how students can combat the message and present context the “apartheid week” organizers don’t include in their presentations. Among the more dramatic ideas: dressing up as a suicide bomber replete with explosive belt, AK-47 and keffiyeh, dramatizing a bomb scene in a cafe, and erecting a “Wall of Truth” to counter the “apartheid wall.” READ MORE
Juxtaposing photos from Israel and Muslim world: Individuals on social media are also posting their suggestions using the hashtag #IsraelApartheidWeek (both pro- and anti-Israel activists are expressing their opinions at that location.) Posters celebrating achievements of Israeli Arabs: Elder of Ziyon has prepared a poster campaign as below for use during “apartheid week” to refute some of the activists’ claims.