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Apartheid Foundation – News
“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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“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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“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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“Yuli Edelstein’s dismissal of the vaccine for Palestinians issue should have come as no surprise. Just last week, the occupation state opened the sluice gates on rainwater reservoirs near the nominal Gaza border and flooded Palestinian farmland, destroying crops. Also last week, Israeli occupation forces destroyed the Palestinian Bedouin village of Al-Araqib for the 182nd time in ten years....
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The so-called “Nation-State Law” of 2018 was only the most brazen manifestation of that reality. Palestinian human rights group Adalah (Arabic for “justice”) maintains a database of the many Israeli laws which discriminate against the state’s non-Jewish Arab citizens. These range from the Nation-State Law’s declaration that only Jews have the right to national
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“[T]he country’s largest human rights group may have rescued the possibility of open and honest discussion from those who seek to stifle free speech under the cloak of combating anti-Semitism. Such is the goal of those advocating the adoption of the controversial International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism. B’Tselem’s groundbreaking paper and an equally...
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“According to the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, ‘Everyone has the right to freedom of expression; this right includes freedom to hold opinions without interference and to seek, receive and impart information and ideas through any media and regardless of frontiers.’ The lawyers cited this in their letter and argued that this right is embodied...
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The 100-year-old colonial occupation project is about rendering of the Palestinians as non-people, writing them out of the historical narrative as if they never existed and denying them basic human rights. The colonial project which also became an apartheid that surpasses the onetime savagery and racism of apartheid South Africa. Its democracy was always exclusively...
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Merkel’s responsibility under the Apartheid Convention should be to assist in holding Israel accountable to the vast crimes it commits against the Palestinians, including those with Israeli citizens. Germany is in violation of its responsibility to obstruct investigations of the ICC.
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