– Our Current Campaign –

Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) is a slur on the People of Israel.

A people who dragged themselves up from the pit of despair to build a reborn nation of Israel.

It is also an attack on everyone that holds democracy dear to their hearts.

Because Israel is a beacon for democracy in a Middle East where tyrants, absolute monarchies and Supreme Leaders reign.

In 2016 the British Government adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

It makes clear that describing Israel as a racist endeavour is antisemitic.

Yet in tax-payer funded universities across the UK extremists will be urging our next generation of graduates to participate in IAW events.

The hard-fought freedoms that we take for granted every day mean that we can think what we like and say mostly anything that we like too.

But freedom has responsibilities and limits.

IAW breaches those limits.

By joining our simultaneous email and petition campaign you’ll send a message directly to the Prime Minster, Universities UK and your MP that Israel Apartheid Week is unacceptable to the British people.

PETITION WORDS

Dear Prime Minister

The British Government has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of antisemitism.

That definition attests that denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination, by claiming that the existence of the State of Israel is a racist endeavour, is antisemitic.

Using the language ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ is an attempt to delegitimise and demonise Israel by comparing it to Apartheid South Africa.

That comparison is by dint of the IHRA definition antisemitic.

IAW events took place in these UK universities.

{insert universities and dates}

We the undersigned believe that self-regulation is not working and the time has now come for the government to enshrine the IHRA definition in law, ensuring that antisemitic IAW events cannot take place in our country.’

Yours sincerely

 

The Israel- Britain Alliance (IBA) is a UK based organisation that celebrates Britain's relationship with the State of Israel.