Sunday, February 15, 2015





Oxford Students’ Arab Cultural Society  :"Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events held in cities and campuses across the globe. The aim of IAW is to foster debate about the nature of Israel as an apartheid state and to build support for Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) as part of the growing global BDS movement. All events are open to the public.

Oxford Israeli Apartheid Week is hosted by the Oxford Students' Arab Cultural Society.



Friday Feb 20th - 5pm

‘The Prisoners’ Struggle: from South Africa to Palestine’

Speaker: Professor Denis Goldberg, ANC fighter and former political prisoner

Chair: Dr Sudhir Hazareesingh F.B.A., Balliol College

South School, Oxford Examination Schools

Monday Feb 23rd – 7pm
‘Understanding Israeli Settler-Colonialism’
Speaker: Professor Ilan Pappé, Exeter University
Chair: Professor David Priestland, St Edmund Hall
Moser Lecture Theatre, Wadham College

Tuesday Feb 24th – 7pm
‘Israeli War Crimes: Pursuing Legal Accountability’
Speakers: Professor John Dugard, Former UN Special Rapporteur for Human Rights in the Occupied Palestinian Territory; Danny Machover, Lawyers for Palestinian Human Rights (LPHR)
Chair: Dr Karma Nabulsi, St Edmund Hall
Okinaga Room, Wadham College

Thursday Feb 26th - 7pm
‘Palestine in Film: Screening and Panel Discussion’
Modern Art Oxford, Pembroke Street

Friday Feb 27th - 7pm
'Legal and Political Dimensions of the Palestinian Right of Return'
Speakers: Dr Abdel Razzaq Takriti, Lecturer in International History, Sheffield University; Dr Nimer Sultany, Lecturer in Law, School of Oriental and African Studies
Balliol College, Lecture Theatre 23

Saturday Feb 28th – 7pm
Party Against Apartheid
Dinner, Shisha and Dancing at Al Salam Restaurant, Park End Street






                                                                        Upcoming Events:


All welcome

Note that the date for the hustings meeting is now 23rd April

And that the social media skills meeting has been postponed. Oxford PSC will organise a more formal 'Activist social media skills' workshop at a later date. Apologies for any inconvenience caused.


Activist social media skills  POSTPONED

An informal session exploring how we can use social media to grow and maximise the impact of our campaigns. Venue has Wi-Fi.  Bring your own device (laptop, ipad or smartphone)


7.30pm, Tuesday 10 February  POSTPONED

Far From the Madding Crowd, Friars Entry (off Magdalen street)


Celebrating Palestinian women

To mark International Womens Festival Jan Chalmers will speak about the Palestinian Tapestry Project.

7.30pm Tuesday 10 March

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford


International issues and the general election

Parliamentary candidates are being invited to come along to a meeting jointly organised by Oxford PSC and other international and peace campaign organisations. Details to be confirmed.

7.30pm Tuesday 23rd April

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford


Oxford PSC Annual General Meeting

AGM where we will have a guest speaker (to be confirmed), review our activities, plan ahead and elect our team of officers.

7.30pm Tuesday 12 May

Oxford Town Hall, St Aldates, Oxford


Middle East Centre, St Antony’s College


Fri, February 20, 17:00 – 19:00

Nissan lecture Theatre, St Antony's

Israel-Palestine: Can Europe Save the Two-States Idea

Dr Alon Liel (Former Director General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Tel Aviv University)





Robert Wistrich – Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia: Old Fears… New Threats? Mon 16 Feb at 20:00

Mehdi Hasan challenges leading Jewish scholar Robert S. Wistrich over why he thinks criticism of Israeli policies in the Middle East is a modern manifestation of historical anti-Jewish hatred.  Is anti-Zionism the new face of anti-Semitism?  Are boycotts of Israel driven by prejudice or principle?  Is criticism of the Palestinians and the Muslim world Islamophobic? And should we take Islamophobia more seriously?

To register for this event, go to: