The Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week is a series of events held to raise awareness of Israel as an apartheid state. The Harvard Palestine Solidarity Committee will be holding IAW from March 4th to March 8th. All events are open to everyone.

Harvard Israeli Apartheid Week 2013 Schedule


Thursday, March 7, 2013

A screening the Oscar nominated must-see documentary “Five Broken Cameras”. Documentary summary below:

When his fourth son, Gibreel, is born, Emad, a Palestinian villager, gets his first camera. In his village, Bil’in, a separation barrier is being built and the villagers start to resist this decision. For more than five years, Emad films the struggle, which is lead by two of his best friends, alongside filming how Gibreel grows. Very soon it affects his family and his own life. Daily arrests and night raids scare his family; his friends, brothers and him as well are either shot or arrested. One Camera after another is shot at or smashed, each camera tells a part of his story. Written by Guy Davidi on IMDb.

Refreshments will be provided.

Details can be found here:


Friday March 8
Science Center D
7-9 p.m.

“What Lies ahead for the Palestinians: Lessons from Apartheid South Africa.” IAW ends with a talk given by Noam Chomsky, a prominent author, linguist and political activist. Dr. Chomsky will speak on the road ahead for Palestinians and a few possible options the Palestinians have in the face of apartheid, and the lessons we can learn from South Africa’s struggle and liberation from apartheid.

Avram Noam Chomsky is an American linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist, logician, historian, political critic, and activist. He is an Institute Professor and Professor (Emeritus) in the Department of Linguistics & Philosophy at MIT, where he has worked for over 50 years. In addition to his work in linguistics, he has written on war, politics, and mass media, and is the author of over 100 books. According to the Arts and Humanities Citation Index in 1992, Chomsky was cited as a source more often than any other living scholar from 1980 to 1992, and was the eighth most cited source overall. He has been described as a prominent cultural figure, and he was voted the “world’s top public intellectual” in a 2005 poll.

The talk will be moderated by Dr. Heike Schotten, an associate professor of political science at University of Massachusetts

Refreshments will be provided.

Details can be found here:

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