Make Apartheid History
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…
Honouring Nelson Mandela’s centenary through the ties that bind civil rights, anti-apartheid & Palestine struggle movements.
Make Apartheid History highlights from our first year.
To express our support for BDS – Boycott Divestment and Sanctions on Israel until it complies with international law – we gathered in London to spell out our call.
Palestinian Artists supporting MAH tell us how apartheid operates and its impact on them.
Everything you need to know about the apartheid wall.
Want to know what Make Apartheid History is all about? Just watch this short film.
A short film explaining why we still need to Make Apartheid History once and for all.
Justin Butcher and Ahmed Masoud discuss their response to Israel’s attacks on Gaza and the role of the arts in showing solidarity and support.
Jonathan Rosenhead, member of the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, discusses the academic boycott of Israeli universities.
Omar Barghouti of the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign on why this type of pressure is needed to make Israel respect international law.
The campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel is working. Interview with American-Palestinian human rights activist and lawyer, Huwaida Arraf.
Brian Eno, born on the same day that Israel was founded, speaks about his support for Palestine.
From Rosa Parks to the Palestinian Freedom Riders. Interview with American-Palestinian human rights activist & lawyer, Huwaida Arraf, on Israeli apartheid & collective action.
Ryvka Barnard at War on Want discusses government and corporate complicity and the growing BDS movement in solidarity with Palestinians.
Naomi Wimborne Idrissi of Artists for Palestine UK discusses Israel’s use and abuse of art and culture and the role of cultural boycott.
Ahmed Tobasi and Zoe Lafferty talk about the Freedom Theatre, the reaction of British audiences to their production of The Siege and the role of cultural resistance.
Ronnie Kasrils, South African politician and former ANC Minister for Intelligence, talks to Make Apartheid History about South Africa and Israel as an apartheid state. (Short version)
Jeff Halper, co-founder and director of ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) discusses Israeli apartheid. (Short version)
Jeff Halper, co-founder and director of ICAHD (the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions) discusses Israeli apartheid.
Ronnie Kasrils, South African politician and former ANC Minister for Intelligence, talks to Make Apartheid History about South Africa and Israel as an apartheid state.
Playwright, actor and director Justin Butcher talks about Bethlehem Unwrapped in 2013/14 and how it lead to the Make Apartheid History project today.
Interview with David Calder on the campaign against the Globe Theatre’s invitation to Habima, National Theatre of Israel in 2012.
Interview with Miriam Margolyes on the campaign against the Globe Theatre’s invitation to Habima, National Theatre of Israel in 2012.
Palestinian film director Leila Sansour reads from one of her articles about life under occupation. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.
Kika Markham reads ‘From the Diary of an Almost-Four-Year-Old’ and ‘Oh Rascal Children of Gaza’. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.
Paterson Joseph reads about Rosa Parks and a BBC report about the Palestinian Freedom Riders. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.
Brian Eno reads The Girl/The Scream (2006) by Mahmoud Darwish.
Sam West reads ‘It’s Also Fine’ by Mourid Barghouti, trans. by Radwa Ashour. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.
Miriam Margolyes reads extract from Nelson Mandela and ‘Palestine Speaks’. Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.
Jeremy Hardy connects civil rights, apartheid and Palestinian movements. The Mandela Festival, Southbank Centre, London 2015.
Comedian and writer Mark Thomas reads a short extract from his book ‘Walking the Wall’
Playwright, actor and director Justin Butcher reads ‘Tonight the bombs fall down on Gaza’.
Sabrina Mahfouz, a visiting author with the 2014 Palestine Festival of Literature, performs a poem written about her recent experience of al Khalil / Hebron.
Edited highlights of readings as part of the Mandela Festival at the Southbank Centre London in 2015.
A poem by Sabrina Mahfouz
The Freedom Theatre’s Ahmed Tobasi reads ‘To Our Land’ by Mahmoud Darwish, translated by Fady Joudah.
The Freedom Theatre’s Ahmed Tobasi reads ‘To Our Land’ by Mahmoud Darwish in Arabic.
Writer and director Ahmed Masoud reads from his novel ‘Vanished: The Mysterious Disappearance of Mustafa Ouda’.
Spoken-word artist and activist, Rafeef Ziadah, performs ‘We teach life, sir’, a poem written in response to the media.
Palestinians living in Gaza are attend Karama, a film festival on human rights. There are no stars or paparazzi but Gaza rolls out its red carpet through the rubble.
Four children of the extended Samouni family in Gaza express what happened to them and their family during ‘Operation Cast Lead’, through animated drawings.
‘Bethlehem Unwrapped’: a full-scale replica section of Israel’s apartheid Wall constructed in central London Xmas 2013, with a two week creative festival.
A video walk through of Khaled Jarrar’s “Whole in the Wall” exhibition at Ayyam Gallery London. (143 New Bond Street, June 20 – August 3, 2013)
A series of paintings by Palestinian artist Monther Jawabreh’s showing the human side of the Palestinian struggle against Israel’s occupation.
Palestine resists through the eyes of artist Suleiman Mansour – one of the leading Palestinian artists born in the Palestinian village of Birzeit in 1947.
Two Palestinian villages, Al-Araqib and Susiya – one in Israel one in the West Bank – that share a single story of struggle against forced displacement.
Israeli settlement farms in the West Bank are using Palestinian child labor to grow, harvest, and pack agricultural produce, much of it for export.
Hassan Jabareen, the General Director of Adalah, the Legal Centre for Arab Minority Rights in Israel, describes discriminatory laws in Israel.
Film by PSCC (Popular Struggle Coordination Committees), Palestinian partner in the Beyond Walls project, about a graffiti project in Aida refugee camp.
The village of An Nabi Saleh, which has been staging weekly non-violent demonstrations in opposition to the illegal Israeli settlement of Halamish.
Learn more about the colonial logic of conquest, destruction and expulsion and the role of BDS in the Palestinian struggle for freedom, justice and equality.
Jeff Halper, founder Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions, talks about Israel: A regional military power with ever and increasing global reach
People from five different cities gather to speak Love to Power and rally against a racist law that keeps tens of thousands of lovers apart.
Palestinian villagers in the South Hebron Hills struggle against the ongoing colonisation of their land by settlers, the separation wall and the Israeli military.
In response to graffiti artist Banksy’s ‘Make this the year you discover a new destination’, video, Gaza’s parkour team show us what real life is like there.
Palestine’s fight for recognition on the football pitch. “Don’t think you’re just a footballer. As a Palestinian, football is different for you.”
The Speed Sisters are the first all-women race car driving team in the Middle East. They’re bold. They’re fearless. And they’re tearing up tracks all over Palestine.