While the greatest responsibility in the fight against apartheid rests with governments, under international law, individuals and civil society play a major role in dismantling apartheid regimes. Learning from the South African experience, AARDi is looking to replicate the success and establish an international coalition to combat, yet another apartheid regime: the Israeli apartheid regime. The coalition will include civil society organizations working in the field of restoring Palestinian rights and combating apartheid such as boycott committees, professional unions, academic bodies, development organizations, human rights organizations and others.
In South Africa, civil society organizations served to combat apartheid by raising public awareness of their internationally recognized rights, supporting mass organizations in their struggle against apartheid, and forming alliances with international human rights organizations and popular movements to expose and increase pressure on regime crimes.
For both Palestinians and Israelis, the coalition would serve to form a critical mass of pressure on the Israeli apartheid regime and support the Palestinian struggle to remove the apartheid regime.
The bodies should be non-governmental, including associations, unions, unions, and other forms of non-governmental work.
Combating the Israeli apartheid regime, its tools, and manifestations, completely or partially, and supporting the Palestinian people in general, should be part of their work.