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International Responsibility
On July 18, the United Church of Christ General Synod passed a resolution that labelled Israel as an apartheid state, after more than three-quarters (83 percent) of delegates voted in favour. In clearly stating that it “reject[ed] Israel’s apartheid system of laws and legal procedures”, it became the first major U.S. denomination to take this...
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On Monday, July 19, the ice cream company Ben & Jerry’s announced that it would no longer sell its products in the occupied West Bank and East Jerusalem and, in justification, cited the fact that such sales would be “inconsistent with our values”. On the same day, Avi Zinger, its local Israeli CEO (Chief Executive...
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(Photo from The Times of Israel) On July 12, Yair Lapid, Israel’s new foreign minister, continued on from his predecessors when he declared to the EU’s Foreign Affairs Council that a Palestinian state was no longer possible. Hearst offers the essential qualification that it has become impossible precisely because of Israel’s continued actions, which include...
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Between June 28 – July 1, the Jewish Electorate Institute conducted a survey of 800 Jewish voters across the U.S, with the aim of gaining a better insight into the views of U.S. Jews. It found exactly a quarter think Israel is an apartheid state; almost a third (34 percent) believe Israeli and U.S. racism...
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On July 6, more than 800 scholars, artists and intellectuals from more than 45 countries signed a declaration that calls for the dismantling of the apartheid regime and the establishment of a democratic constitution that upholds equal rights for all in Historical Palestine. The declaration, known as the ‘Declaration on the Suppression and Punishment of...
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On June 27,2021, the Yale Student Council, which advocates to shape the University’s policies and priorities, endorsed a statement that condemned ethnic cleansing and apartheid in Palestine. The statement was sponsored by the Yale Arab Students, and issued by a group that strives to break the silence around Palestinian issues and end censorship, known as...
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The former UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, clearly condemned Israel’s actions in the oPt and suggested it may be guilty of the crime of apartheid in an article that was published in The Financial Times on June 29. He claimed that Israel has clearly demonstrated its intention to maintain its structural domination and oppression of the...
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On June 23, Lancaster City Council councilors passed a motion that called on the Council’s pension fund to withdraw funding from companies that the Palestine Solidarity Campaign alleges to be complicit in Israel’s illegal settlement activities in the West Bank. If the Fund acts in accordance with the motion, an estimated £8 million will be...
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