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Limiting Political Rights & Silencing Opposers
Over 200 academics and experts have introduced a new anti-Semitism definition known as the “Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism” (JDA) which allows the criticism of Israel.  Unlike the contested IHRA definition which institutionalises the persecution of organisations or persons that oppose apartheid or criticise the apartheid regime, the new definition preserves, to a large extent, the...
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A group of over 200 academics and experts have introduced a new anti-Semitism definition known as the “Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism” which allows the criticism of Israel.  The international scholars working in anti-Semitism studies and related fields, including Jewish, Holocaust, Israel, Palestine and Middle East Studies attested that the text issued by them benefited from...
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Is it ‘Jewish democracy’ or is it apartheid when half the population is effectively disenfranchised from deciding the government? The Israeli human rights group B’Tselem stated that Israel maintains an “apartheid regime of Jewish supremacy” over all peoples between the river and the sea. Mainstream writers like Peter Beinart called for the establishment of one real...
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Over 200 academics and experts have introduced a new anti-Semitism definition known as the “Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism” (JDA) which allows the criticism of Israel.  Unlike the contested IHRA definition which institutionalises the persecution of organisations or persons that oppose apartheid or criticise the apartheid regime, the new definition preserves, to a large extent, the...
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“As leading figures of the Palestine movement have pointed out, this conflation of antisemitism and anti-Zionism is a blatant attempt to intimidate, persecute, and ultimately silence the Palestinian rights movement in the United States and around the world. It is built on the false assumption that Zionism is synonymous with Judaism, and that Israel’s seventy-three-year occupation of Palestine is...
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“…it is becoming increasingly difficult to criticize Israel without being branded an anti-Semite. You are an anti-Semite if you support the International Criminal Court’s recent ruling that it has jurisdiction to open a war crimes investigation against Israel. But you are also likely to be called an anti-Semite if you reject the logic informing the...
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“Palestinians are wondering why, after seven weeks, the New York Times never published reports of a leading, well-respected Israeli human rights organization’s January publication, ‘A Regime of Jewish Supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is Apartheid.’  As papers of record, the Times’ readers deserve to learn of B’tselem’s report, its argument, and...
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Israel’s military occupation of Palestinian land has long been expanded and entrenched through systemic violence manifested in settlements, checkpoints, and more.  However, most importantly, the military rule enforced by courts and prisons.  This reports illustrates the role of courts, prisons and the overarching military rule that blocked Palestinians from achieving their inalienable rights.  Palestinians have never...
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The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES), Britain’s leading academic organisation for the study of the Middle East, issued a statement expressing its profound concern about the pressure applied on universities by the government to adopt the IHRA definition.  A  group of British academics who are also Israeli citizens sent a letter signed by 110 Israeli...
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“Nearly half of religious and nearly a quarter of secular Israeli Jewish youth support stripping the citizenship of Palestinian citizens of Israel, while most ultra-Orthodox youth expressed hatred towards Arabs, a recent survey found. The survey comes in the backdrop of an increasingly hawkish Israeli society, where youth identify as right-wing at higher levels than...
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