Apartheid Week fizzles out

ISRAEL Apartheid Week went off with more of a fizzle than a bang this week on the University of Leeds campus, writes TALI FRASER.

The ‘Apartheid Wall’ was a lot less popular than the Victoria’s Secret stand opposite.

The fliers handed out by the Palestinian Solidarity Group, titled ‘Israel: Guilty of Apartheid’, said: “Israel has established a racist, discriminatory regime.”

Another, titled ‘The Apartheid Wall’, claimed that the ‘border wall’ “controls” and “isolates”, and “this wall is apartheid”.

Fabian Hamilton, Labour MP for Leeds North East, said that he is “wholly opposed to Israel Apartheid Week”, while Labour Friends of Israel has called for the events to be banned on British campuses.

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