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On May 27, the UN Human Rights Council voted to establish a commission of inquiry that would report on human rights violations in Israel, the occupied West Bank, East Jerusalem, and Gaza Strip. The establishment of the commission was both welcomed and criticised as it claimed it would, in common with previous commissions, fail to...
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Escalating violence against Palestinians has spilled beyond Jerusalem and the Gaza Strip and extended to cities across Israel such as Bat Yam, Lydda/Lod, Acre/Akka, Tiberius and Jaffa.  Hundreds of Israeli extremists led by Kahanists and the Lahava organizations attacked Palestinian citizens of Israel on Wednesday, and in Lydda/Lod, Palestinian citizens responded to these provocations with violence. These...
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Around 16 families and a total of 195 Palestinians, (including 70 children), are threatened to be evicted from their homes in two occupied East Jerusalem neighborhoods, Sheikh Jarrah and Silwan.  Michael Lynk, a UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian Territory occupied since 1967, called for the displacement orders to be reversed, and...
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On April 22, hundreds of Israeli demonstrators in Jerusalem’s Old City chanted “Death to Arabs” and “May your village burn” and called on Jews to take up arms. Israeli media reported demonstrators were “looking for Arabs” who they could violently attack. Video footage uploaded to social media showed Palestinian pedestrians being harassed and attacked, and rocks being thrown...
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Thomas Friedman just wrote a column about Israel for The New York Times that says the Palestinian issue doesn’t matter. This approach shows how liberal Zionists are responding to the evidence and reports confirming that Israel is an apartheid state.  Ignoring is their response as long as nobody who matters– American government officials– cares about it.  The fact that...
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Over 200 academics and experts have introduced a new anti-Semitism definition known as the “Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism” (JDA) which allows the criticism of Israel.  Unlike the contested IHRA definition which institutionalises the persecution of organisations or persons that oppose apartheid or criticise the apartheid regime, the new definition preserves, to a large extent, the...
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Is it ‘Jewish democracy’ or is it apartheid when half the population is effectively disenfranchised from deciding the government? The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem stated that Israel maintains an “apartheid regime of Jewish supremacy” over all peoples between the river and the sea. Mainstream writers like Peter Beinart called for the establishment of one real...
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“The real significance of the JNF’s latest decision is that it strips away the pretense that the Fund makes a distinction between land in Israel and the occupied territories.  It underlines the argument made in a report in January by Israel’s most prominent human rights group, B’Tselem, that Israel operates a single apartheid system inside Israel and the...
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“Recently, one of Israel’s most respected human rights NGOs joined a multitude of civil society organizations, including a plethora of Palestinian organizations and scholars, in naming this reality as a system of apartheid. They rightly said that systematic racial discrimination acts as an organizing principle upholding the supremacy of one group, Jews, over another, Palestinians. While a...
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Israel continues to inflict serious bodily and mental harm on Palestinians by infringing their under 13’s kids freedoms and arresting them for picking wild flowers (akoub).  A clear inhuman act of apartheid that resulted in five children arbitrarily arrested.  “The kids were caught off guard and had no idea what was happening to them and...
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