‘Israel Apartheid Week’ endorsed by University of Toronto Scarborough students

(JNS.org) The student union at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) is the latest Canadian school to include “Israel Apartheid Week” on its list of student programs.

An "Israel Apartheid Week" poster. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

Israel Apartheid Week is part of the larger Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign to isolate and delegitimize Israel. 

The main campus of the University of Toronto was the first school to host Israel Apartheid Week in 2005, and since then the anti-Israel movement has spread to dozens of campuses worldwide, mainly in the U.S. and Canada. 

“The passage of this racist resolution at the University of Toronto Scarborough is a clear declaration of hate and intolerance for Jewish and Israeli students, and an effort to add to the voices calling for the destruction of the Jewish homeland,” said Avi Benlolo—president of Friends of the Simon Wiesenthal Center, the Canadian branch of the U.S.-based center—in a statement.

Posted on November 15, 2013 .