Love in the time of apartheid campaign:”Our love is resistance” 19Nov13 November 19, 2013

loveapartheid_logo_english_340_220PNN   -   19 November 2013

The Palestinian campaign for repealing an Israeli law that denies family unification, Love in the Time of Apartheid, held a cultural event in Ramallah under the name “Our Love Is Resistance.” The event brought attention to the discriminatory effects of “Citizenship and Entry Into Israel Law (temporary order)” which prevents the family reunification of Palestinians.

The law prevents reunification of Palestinian families when one partner holds Israeli citizenship (or Jerusalem residency) and the other is a resident of the occupied Palestinian territories. In this way, the Campaign says, it deprives these families of their civil, political, economic and social rights.

Love in the Time of Apartheid has been endorsed by 100 Palestinian civil society organizations, as well as renowned philosopher and writer Judith Butler, Former Justice John Dugard, and writer Alice Walker, who were the first three esteemed members on the campaign’s international advisory board.

Additionally, a petition was launched to gather Palestinian signatures demonstrating the strong rejection of the Israeli law.

The volunteer based Love of in the Time of Apartheid Campaign was launched in a symbolic wedding in March 2013 at Hizma checkpoint. It appeals to international human rights and civil society organizations, as well as individuals all over the world, to hold Israel accountable in regional and international forums until it revokes its “Citizenship and Entry into Israel Law (temporary order).”

At the Ramallah event, the program included singers Nai Barghouti and Jamil Sayeh, stand-up comedian Nidal Badarny, and a dance called “Desperate Attempt.”

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