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

“B’Tselem’s ‘bombshell’ apartheid report: Stating the obvious” – by Haidar Eid, Al Jazeera

“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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“Israel’s Covid-19 ‘vaccine apartheid’ against Palestinians constitutes a ‘war crime’” – by Riyaz Patel, The South African

“[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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“Israel acts against school for apartheid discussion by B’Tselem” – Middle East Monitor

“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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“Israel declares war on its own civil society” – by Ramzy Baroud, Mondoweiss

“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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“Dolphins, discrimination and the government’s ‘complicity by silence'” – by John Minto, The Daily Blog

“[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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“Masafer Yatta: A Palestinian community under pressure” – by Shatha Hammad, Middle East Eye

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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“‘NYT’ portrays pro-Palestinian activists as ‘strident’ and ‘orthodox’ in article on campus debate” – by Philip Weiss, Mondoweiss

“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 issues demolition of Palestinian clinic in midst of pandemic” – by Yumna Patel, Mondoweiss

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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“‘Vaccination apartheid’: Gaza struggling with Covid-19 infections while Israel rolls out jab” – by Maha Hussaini, Middle East Eye

“‘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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