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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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“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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“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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“More than 1.4 million of our people are treated as third-class citizens in apartheid Israel in a way reminiscent of the racism of the White Supremacists of the apartheid regime of South Africa. The new American administration is not supposed to tolerate apartheid, a
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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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“B’Tselem makes a strong case [on apartheid], one that will be a difficult for the Biden administration to ignore. The organization’s reputation, and its identity as an Israeli rights group, will make it more difficult for American leaders to dismiss the group’s characterization. Nonetheless, it is likely that Biden’s first inclination will be to ignore...
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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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“‘Avrum,’ as he’s widely known, is out to discard one title: his designation as a Jew according to the population registry of the Interior Ministry. In an affidavit he will submit to the Jerusalem District Court, Burg writes that he no longer considers himself as belonging to the Jewish nationality. He adds that his conscience does...
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