In 2017, we marked the centenary of 1917 Balfour Declaration. It was to usher in 100 years of settler colonialism. The parallels between the apartheid nature of Israel and South Africa – both settler colonial projects in their origins – are clear. Palestinian campaigners have long condemned the Balfour Declaration as a pledge issued by a British government that gave away land it did not own. In 2017 the British Government rejected a Palestinian request for an apology over the 1917 Balfour Declaration. Instead, it celebrated the centenary.
From Rosa Parks to the Palestinian Freedom Riders and collective action against Israeli apartheid. Interview with Huwaida Arraf, American-Palestinian human rights activist, lawyer, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and member of the Palestinian Freedom Riders.
The campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel is working. Interview with American Palestinian human rights activist, lawyer, co-founder of the International Solidarity Movement and member of the Palestinian Freedom Riders, Huwaida Arraf.
Make Apartheid History, the follow-up to Bethlehem Unwrapped, launched online on Saturday 18th July, and we held our first event at London’s Southbank with a programme of poetry and prose linking civil rights, anti-apartheid, and Palestinian solidarity movements.
Edited highlights of performances by Paterson Joseph, Miriam Margolyes, Kika Markham, Leila Sansour, Jeremy Hardy and Sam West.
Part of the Mandela Festival,
Southbank Centre London 2015
This video is made with funding partly from Trust Greenbelt