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Israeli Apartheid Week 2017

International Peace College South Africa supports Israeli Apartheid Week #IAW17. It took place between 6-10 March 2017. Students prepared for a week of campaigning including a film screening of “The Wanted 18” on Monday, 6 March, to raise awareness. The students held placard demonstrations during break and before campus which was quite successful. Also in support of IAW17, World renowned speaker Pedro Charbel addressed IPSA Students on Monday, 13 March 2017.

Pedro Ferraracio Charbel who hails from Brazil was on a South African speaking tour as part of Israeli Apartheid Week 2017. Charbel is the BDS Coordinator for Latin America. He is deployed to South America by the BDS National Committee (BNC) based in Ramallah which is the head office of the international BDS movement. The BNC is the largest Palestinian civil society coalition that leads the BDS movement and has often been compared to the 1980s United Democratic Front. Pedro Charbel has been involved in various campaigns and struggles for justice, equality and freedom in Brazil and around the world. He holds a degree in International Relations from the University of São Paulo (USP) and was one of the founder-members of the Palestinian Front of USP and of the Educational Network for Human Rights in Palestine/Israel (FFIPP-Brazil).

He has previously served on the World Council of Churches Ecumenical Accompaniment Program in Palestine/Israel (EAPPI) and has presented at several meetings of the United Nations on the issue of Palestine and Israel. He motivated the student body to become more active in the Palestinian struggle, starting in small actions like boycotting certain products identified by BDS.

“Studying at IPSA has been a truly enlightening experience. It has enhanced my understanding of the Deen and enriched the way I live and practice Islam. I would recommend IPSA to anyone who wishes to connect with Allah (SWT) with understanding and an increased sense of sincerity to toward Him. IPSA’s ethos cultivates respect, unity within diversity and living Islam according to the middle-way.”

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