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Ahmed Abbes and Jonathan Rosenhead cite a recent declaration signed by more than 1000 academics, artists and intellectuals in support of their claim that western observers increasingly recognize Israel as an apartheid state. Although a number of hugely significant events, including Benjamin Netanyahu’s removal from power, have occurred this year, the authors claim that future historians will...
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On July 18, the United Church of Christ General Synod passed a resolution that labelled Israel as an apartheid state, after more than three-quarters (83 percent) of delegates voted in favour. In clearly stating that it “reject[ed] Israel’s apartheid system of laws and legal procedures”, it became the first major U.S. denomination to take this...
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Between June 28 – July 1, the Jewish Electorate Institute conducted a survey of 800 Jewish voters across the U.S, with the aim of gaining a better insight into the views of U.S. Jews. It found exactly a quarter think Israel is an apartheid state; almost a third (34 percent) believe Israeli and U.S. racism...
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On July 13, the Israeli authorities refused to allow the detained Palestinian political activist and legislator Khalida Jarrar to attend her daughter’s funeral after she died on July 11.  Jarrar was arrested at her home in Ramallah on 31 October, 2019, and was sentenced to two years in prison for being a member of the...
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On July 6, Sami Abou Shahadeh, the Joint List MK, tweeted: “The racist amendment against Palestinian family reunification expired!” At midnight, the ban against family reunification ended after the Government failed to pass an extension of the temporary law in the Knesset. Most opponents were from the Israeli Right who sought a more permanent ban...
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In this July 7 article, Yumna Patel reports how residents of the Palestinian village of Beita are resisting occupying Jewish settlers who built an illegal outpost in the outskirts of their village two months earlier by setting up 45 caravans on top of Jabal Sabih, a mountain with olive groves that lies to the south...
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On June 27,2021, the Yale Student Council, which advocates to shape the University’s policies and priorities, endorsed a statement that condemned ethnic cleansing and apartheid in Palestine. The statement was sponsored by the Yale Arab Students, and issued by a group that strives to break the silence around Palestinian issues and end censorship, known as...
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The Citizenship and Entry Law, which was passed in 2003, is a temporary order that imposes a ban on family unification for Palestinians. The Law bars granting Israeli citizenship or long-term legal status to Palestinians from the West Bank and Gaza who marry Israeli citizens or residents. The Law does not apply to Jewish settlers...
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On Monday 14 June, Israel inaugurated Naftali Bennett as its new prime minister, bringing Benjamin Netanyahu’s 12-year rule to an end. Only 60 percent of the population who are subject to Israel’s (military and civilian) rule (including 1.5 million Palestinians) are entitled to vote in national elections, meaning that almost five million Palestinians are effectively...
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Another provocative march through occupied East Jerusalem was organised by far-right and ultra-nationalist Israeli Groups to commemorate Israel’s occupation and unification of the city in 1967 (an event that the international community still almost unanimously condemns as an illegal annexation). Tensions have remained high since the preceding violent march that took place on April 22,...
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