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Survey: Most Israeli Jews support apartheid regime in Israel

November 21, 2012

From Ha’aretz. Mondoweiss includes the graphic summary.

The survey indicates that a third to half of Jewish Israelis want to live in a state that practices formal, open discrimination against its Arab citizens. An even larger majority wants to live in an apartheid state if Israel annexes the territories.

The survey conductors say perhaps the term “apartheid” was not clear enough to some interviewees. However, the interviewees did not object strongly to describing Israel’s character as “apartheid” already today, without annexing the territories. Only 31 percent objected to calling Israel an “apartheid state” and said “there’s noapartheid at all.”

In contrast, 39 percent believe apartheid is practiced “in a few fields”; 19 percent believe “there’s apartheid in many fields” and 11 percent do not know.


There Is No Pink Door in the Apartheid Wall: March with QuAIA at Pride

June 29, 2012

There is no pink door in the apartheid wall // Nothing comes clean with pinkwashing.

March with Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) in the Toronto Pride parade this year!!

When: July 1st @ 1:15pm

Where: Find us in the parade staging area at Bloor Street and Ted Rogers Way (formerly Jarvis Street), in section C19. We are pleased to be marching directly behind our allies in Independent Jewish Voices! Look for Palestinian flags and the Queers Against Israeli Apartheid banner!

Also, join us at the Dyke March and the Trans March:

QuAIA will join Dykes and Trans People for Palestine at the Trans March as “Free Palestine / Free Cece: Toronto Trans March Justice and Solidarity contingent” – Friday, June 29, 7:15pm at Norman Jewison Square

Look for the QuAIA banner at the Dyke march!

And, QuAIA will join Queers For Social Justice for the die-in at the Dyke March:

No Pride in Israeli Apartheid!


Victory for QuAIA! Pride Toronto’s Dispute Resolution Panel dismisses B’nai Brith complaint against QuAIA

June 29, 2012

New tank tops! “Nothing comes clean with Pinkwashing”

June 16, 2012

T-shirt - Nothing comes clean with pinkwashing


Pinkwashing: how governments and corporations exploit queers to justify injustice – a QuAIA event June 20 @ 519 Church St

June 15, 2012

QuAIA endorses PQBDS call to boycott IGY’s World LGBTQ Youth Leaders Summit, Tel Aviv, December 2011

November 1, 2011

QuAIA is disappointed that while the International Gay and Lesbian Youth Organization recently responded to the call from PQBDS and cancelled its planned General Assembly in Tel Aviv this December, it is going ahead with a Youth Leaders Summit in the same city. Holding the Youth Summit in Tel Aviv defies the international boycott which is aimed at ensuring Israel complies with international law. Queer Palestinian and Arab youth cannot attend a meeting in Tel Aviv and it is inappropriate to hold an international conference in a country that illegally occupies another and creates second class citizens on the basis of ethnicity.


Undoing Borders: Queer Discussions on Im/migration and Criminalization

September 27, 2011

When: Wednesday, 28 September · 6:30pm – 11:30pm

Where: Beit Zatoun, 612 Markham Street

7:00pm-9:00pm Panel and Discussion
Followed by DJs and Social (9pm-11pm)
DJ DJ Tanner + DJ Essex
5-10$ sliding scale, no one turned away
(Proceeds to support Undoing Border Tour and cover costs)

*the panel/discussion room is accessible, however we regret the bathrooms are not, attendant care will be available
*childcare will be available during the panel, and kids are welcome to dance the night away during the social

We didn’t cross the borders, the borders crossed us!

The bodies of Indigenous people, queer people, migrants, people of colour and the poor have been exploited, governed, labelled and regulated by the Canadian and US states. The state has tried to interfere in our communities, our languages, our families, our love relationships and our ability to seek refuge. But we have seen that if we resist, we can win! No One Is Illegal-Toronto, along with our friends at Queers Against Israeli Apartheid call on queers, trans folks, two-spirted people, people of colour, migrants, workers, students, radicals, and allies to join us for an evening of discussion, reflection and celebration.

This spring, we mobilized to stop the deportation of our friend Alvaro Orozco, who was rejected for refugee status by the Canadian government because he didn’t “look gay enough”. This summer, we fought and struggled against the corporatization of Pride and dropped banners asserting the growing movement of Queers Against Israeli Apartheid. We also mobilized together one year after the repression of our communities during the G20 – where we continued to challenge the Toronto Police and stepped up the fight against Rob Ford’s planned austerity cuts to the Toronto Budget.

Tonight, we will share stories and thoughts with HAVOQ (Horizontally Aligned Very Organized Queers) based out of San Francisco – who have been touring across occupied Turtle Island – on their Undoing Borders Tour – after launching their interactive zine “Undoing Borders: A Queer Manifesto”. This zine is the culmination of over two years of collective work where in people came together to discuss and analyze the relevance of queer identity and migrant justice organizing, the intersections and the contradictions.

QUAIA, No One Is Illegal and friends will join HAVOQ to discuss recent victories, struggles and reflections on the intersections of local queer organizing, anti-colonial and no borders analyses!

The panel will be followed by a couple of DJ sets from Toronto’s own DJ Tanner (Nahed Mansour) and San Franciso’s Essex.