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“Israel defines itself as a ‘Jewish state’. All Jews, regardless of where they were born, can assume Israeli citizenship and participate fully in Israel’s democracy. The land’s Indigenous inhabitants, the Palestinians, however, are openly denied most basic rights and freedoms in Israel. While some Palestinians do hold Israeli citizenship, even they are not considered equal...
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“[I]n 2004, the UN Security Council passed binding Resolution 1544, explicitly ‘[r]eiterating the obligation of Israel, the occupying Power, to abide scrupulously by its legal obligations and responsibilities under the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War of 12 August 1949.” This is the end of the matter, Israel is...
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“The row over Israeli apartheid took another authoritarian turn yesterday after the country’s Education Ministry summoned the principal and managing director of Hebrew Reali School in Haifa to a hearing after they ignored a ministry order and went ahead with an online lecture by the director of B’Tselem, arguably Israel’s most respected human rights organisation.”...
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“Let it be clear about what this actually means. Israel’s leading human rights organization was not arguing that the country was turning into an apartheid state, that it was acting contrary to the spirit of democracy, or that it is an undemocratic apartheid regime only within the confines of the Occupied Territories. According to B’Tselem...
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“[T]he Occupying Power has the duty of ensuring and maintaining, with the cooperation of national and local authorities, the medical and hospital establishments and services, public health and hygiene in the
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Israel continues to commit ‘inhuman acts’ against the Palestinians. In this case, they shot a young man defending his house, leaving him paralysed. In the same instance, the Israeli army traumatised an 8-year-old boy by destroying his house and in lieu, burrying his toys under the rebels. Home demolitions, confiscation of the most basic infrastructure and...
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“Strident? The New York Times leaves out the fact that a leading Israeli human rights group on January 12 declared Israel to be an ‘apartheid regime’ from river to sea. And the fact that Columbia students affirmed that it was ‘apartheid’ by nearly two-to-one last fall. That is what is motivating people who care about human rights: state persecution...
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Israel doesn’t only deny its responsibility and legal obligation to provide the Palestinian people in the occupied territories of the West Bank with the COVID-19 vaccine, but also continues its campaign of demolitions in the West Bank, including clinics. “On Monday Israeli forces issued a slew of demolition orders to the Palestinian village of Zanouta...
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“‘While Israel has already vaccinated more than 20 percent of its citizens, including Jewish settlers in the West Bank, it has not committed to vaccinating Palestinians living in the same
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“Let it be clear about what this actually means. Israel’s leading human rights organization was not arguing that the country was turning into an apartheid state, that it was acting contrary to the spirit of democracy, or that it is an undemocratic apartheid regime only within the confines of the Occupied Territories. According to B’Tselem...
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