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More UK universities join Israeli Apartheid Week

March 22, 2018 at 3:44 pm

University students get together during Israeli Apartheid Week to showcase the situation in Gaza [SJP at GWU/Facebook]

Two new UK universities have joined Israeli Apartheid Week this year, further increasing the reach of the global event.

Keele University and City University of London are both hosting activities to highlight the plight of Palestinians as part of the annual campaign.

Universities and Palestinian solidarity groups across the UK have organised a week of events ranging from cultural performances, film screenings, panel discussions and demonstrations.

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London hosted number international acts including Palestinian-American American poet and writer Remi Kanazi and founding member of the Palestinian rap trio DAM, Tamer Nafar.

The series of events takes place over a six week period from 19 February to 17 April and aims to raise awareness of the injustices committed under Israeli occupation and to rally support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.