Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW)


In December 2013, the American Studies Association (ASA) voted to endorse the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions. This decision is perhaps the largest victory of the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement in the United States, and it has provoked a major backlash by university officials and politicians.


co-presented by Adalah-NY and Scientific Soul Sessions
with assistance from Native Resistance Network

Aaron Dixon, Janene Yazzie, and Riham Barghouti, with Dave Zirin moderating, and an introduction by Joel Kovel of St. Mary's Church.

Featuring performances by saxophonist L. Mixashawn Rozie, composer Alia Ahmed, drummer Courtnee Roze and spoken-word artist/rapper Farrah Burns, and the Columbia Palestinian Dabke Brigade.


Premilla Nadasen, Women and Gender in Palestine: Reflections from an Anti-Apartheid Activist

Jasbir Puar, Queer BDS: Homonationalism and the Occupation

Moderated by Riham Barghouti

This event is part of Israeli Apartheid Week. See the full NYC calendar HERE.

In June 2011, eleven indigenous and women of color scholars, activists, and artists visited occupied Palestine. In January 2012, a diverse group of lesbian, gay, bisexual, queer, and trans activists, academics, artists, and cultural workers from the US participated in a solidarity tour in Palestine. Both groups returned to publish statements about what they saw and learned, the connections they made between and among struggles, and their unequivocal support for the Palestinian civil society call for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel until it guarantees rights for Palestinian people. Members of these delegations will share their reflections on solidarity in the context of their recent trips, and offer suggestions for moving forward.



Save the Date!

Join Adalah-NY to protest a performance by Batsheva, "Israel’s leading cultural ambassador".

In an exchange of letters with Adalah-NY, Batsheva's host, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, tried the excuse that Batsheva's performance won't "further a political agenda", but there's no denying it's part of the "Brand Israel" propaganda campaign. 

In solidarity with the Palestinian call for cultural boycott, don't let Israel use dance to whitewash apartheid!

Click here to read the exchange between Adalah-NY and the President of the Brooklyn Academy of Music, Karen Hopkins.

This event is part of Israeli Apartheid Week. See the full NYC calendar HERE.