Chronicles of Apartheid

Apartheid News & Quotes

  • “I don’t think that there’s anyone in this country, whatever his or her views might be, that can imagine that I would be taking a vaccine from the Israeli citizen, and, with all the goodwill, give it to our neighbors”

    Yuli Edelstein - Israeli Health Minister, January 2021
  • “the ‘state’ of Israel is the national home of the Jewish people, and therefore only the Jewish people can enjoy their national rights

    Benjamin Netanyahu - Israeli Prime Minister, December 2020
  • “What’s so horrifying about understanding that the whole Palestinian people are our enemy?”

    Ayelet Shaked - former Minister of Justice, 2019
  • “What is being done against the Palestinian people seems to me to be a version of the hideous policy of apartheid”

    Father Miguel d’Escoto Brockmann - former President of the UN General Assembly, November 2008
  • Palestinian citizens of Israel are a “Time bomb, an existential threat like cancer, and fifth column”

    Effi Eitam - former Israeli Minister of Housing, March 2002
  • “Israel isn’t a state of all its citizens… Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people – and it alone.”

    Benjamin Netanyahu - Israeli Prime Minister
  • “6,231 targets were destroyed… parts of Gaza were sent back to the Stone Age”

    Benny Gantz - former Defense Minister of Israel
  • “Those who are against us deserve to have their heads chopped off with an axe”

    Avigdor Leiberman - former Defense Minister of Israel
  • “I’ve killed lots of Arabs in my life – there’s no problem with that”

    Naftali Bennett - former Defense Minister of Israel

Apartheid News

“Israel’s Vaccination Drive Is Going Great. But We’re Being Sidelined” – by Mustafa Barghouti, The New York Times

“[Israel] is on track to vaccinate 25 percent of its population by the end of January and every Israeli by the end of March. This includes about 600,000 settlers, who, according to international law, are illegally living in the West Bank, but who hold Israeli passports. They will receive the vaccine in the coming days while about three million...
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“Israel’s Vaccine Success Can’t Hide a Deeper Divide” – by Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post

“[A]round a third of the 14 million people living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea are not included in this vaccination campaign. Israel has distributed vaccines to Jewish settlers in the West Bank, but not to Palestinians there or in the cramped, impoverished Gaza Strip.” A clear and transparent illustration of how Israeli lives...
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“We are Israel’s largest human rights group – and we are calling this apartheid” – by Hagai El-Ad, The Guardian

“One cannot live a single day in Israel-Palestine without the sense that this place is constantly being engineered to privilege one people, and one people only: the Jewish people. Yet half of those living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea are Palestinian. The chasm between these lived realities fills the air, bleeds, is...
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“Is Israel Practicing Vaccine Leadership or Medical Apartheid?” – by Ariel Gold, Counter Punch

“Israel has entrenched its settlement enterprise occupation while flouting international law and dodging its moral, legal, and humanitarian obligations as an occupying power. Providing the COVID-19 vaccine to Palestinians is one of these obligations. Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza direly need the COVID-19 vaccine. The infection and death rates are climbing dangerously.  [But] so...
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“A Scion of Zionist Aristocracy Wants to Quit the Jewish People. Will Israel Let Him?” – by Ravit Hecht, Haaretz

“‘Avrum,’ as he’s widely known, is out to discard one title: his designation as a Jew according to the population registry of the Interior Ministry. In an affidavit he will submit to the Jerusalem District Court, Burg writes that he no longer considers himself as belonging to the Jewish nationality. He adds that his conscience does...
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“Joe Biden should end the US pretence over Israel’s ‘secret’ nuclear weapons” – by Desmund Tutu, The Guardian

“It’s quite possible that one of the reasons that Israel’s version of apartheid has outlived South Africa’s is that Israel has managed to maintain its oppressive system using not just the guns of soldiers, but also by keeping this nuclear gun pointed at the heads of millions. The solution for this is not for Palestinians...
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“Israel: Discriminatory Land Policies Hem in Palestinians” – Human Rights Watch

The Israeli government’s policy of ‘boxing-in’ Palestinian communities is not limited to the West Bank and Gaza but extends to Palestinian towns and villages inside Israel, Human Rights Watch said today. The policy discriminates against Palestinian citizens of Israel and in favor of Jewish citizens, restricting Palestinians’ access to land for housing to accommodate natural population...
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“Slapping Israeli Apartheid – the sentencing of Yifat Doron” – Jonathan Ofir, Mondoweiss

A young Palestinian slaps a soldier, and a young Israeli slaps a Lieutenant. The persecution processes were different – a clear evidence of apartheid.
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“Israel’s Refusal to Test Its Arab Population for COVID-19 Is a Ticking Time-Bomb” – Dr. Nihaya Daoud, Haaretz

Israel is not treating its citizens as equal but rather privilege based on race. But using privilege to also test for COVID-19: a basic right and need during this global health crisis is a grave breach of humanity and a clear ‘inhuman act’ of an apartheid regime.
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