Posts Tagged ‘apartheid’

Blind to apartheid, Tom Friedman offers Israel as model for U.S. democracy

Tom Friedman really is stupendous. He’s like some impresario at a vaudeville who goes out every night with the same patter for 50 years, and the same lineup of tired stars, the fireeater and the tattooed lady and the little person standing on the horse. Except in Friedman’s case the act isn’t even faintly entertaining. […]

Israel’s latest radioactive threat: appraisals of its Apartheid nature

We think that in the coming year, there will be debate that is unprecedented in its venom and in its radioactivity around the words ‘Israel as an apartheid state’, Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid said during a Zoom briefing with Israeli journalists, as reported today by The Times of Israel. Lapid called the apartheid appraisal […]

 Zionist-subverted West Ignores Desmond Tutu’s Opposition To Israeli Apartheid

Image credit/BBC The world has been universally paying homage to Nobel laureate and world hero Desmond Tutu (7 October 1931- 26 December 2021) for his opposition to  apartheid through non-violent boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS), and his involvement in truth and reconciliation in post-apartheid South Africa. However a mendacious, hypocritical, Zionist-subverted, pro-Apartheid Israel and hence […]

Israel: Worse than South African Apartheid

Israel: Worse than South African Apartheid – Tehran%20Times TEHRAN – Tisetso Magama, an activist and a former member of the South African parliament, says that the emergence of a UAE, Saudi-led axis, has spread within North Africa. “These countries, in particular, are playing a negative role in the normalization of relations with Israel.” Said the […]

Tutu’s courage on Israeli apartheid is played down in obits in NYT, Washington Post and NPR

The Guardian has published an important eulogy to the late Desmond Tutu by Chris McGreal, saying what so many in the Palestinian solidarity community are saying: After fighting apartheid in South Africa, Tutu used his stature to call out apartheid in Israel and Palestine, and he paid a large price for doing so. Indeed, opposing […]

How Tutu, de Klerk, and Mandela would end Israeli Apartheid

With the December 26, 2021, death of Bishop Desmond Tutu, six weeks after the November 11, 2021, death of Frederik Willem de Klerk, and seven years after the December 5, 2013, passing of Nelson Mandela (December 5, 2013), the world lost the three Nobel Peace Prize winning heroes who ended South African Apartheid. It is […]

South Africa’s Anti-Apartheid Icon Desmond Tutu Dies Aged 90 (VIDEOS)

Posted on December 26, 2021 by indigoblue76 December 26, 2021 South Africa’s anti-apartheid icon Archbishop Desmond Tutu. (Photo: via Wikimedia Commons) Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Nobel Peace Prize laureate and veteran of South Africa’s anti-apartheid struggle, died on Sunday at the age of 90, the South African presidency said. “The passing of Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu […]

On Haaretz: Can Settler Colonialism Be Liberal and Apartheid Be Progressive?

December 13, 2021 Palestinians at an Israeli military checkpoint. (Photo: via ActiveStills.org) By Ilan Pappe Can you imagine in the heyday of Apartheid in South Africa, a political movement or newspaper that would be regarded as liberal, and commended worldwide for its bravery, notwithstanding expressing their support for the Apartheid system itself? Can you imagine what […]

‘Haaretz’ publisher says Israel is ‘an apartheid state’ — as his paper continues to warn against an Israel-Iran war

Amos Schocken is Israel’s equivalent of the latest Sulzberger to inherit control of the New York Times. Schocken, in his mid-70s, is the third generation of his family to run Haaretz, the most respected newspaper in Israel, and he speaks out regularly in columns and on social media.  Just the other day, Schocken called Israel […]

MEDICAL APARTHEID: Illinois Democrat Introduces Bill Denying Health Insurance to the Unvaccinated

A Democrat in the state of Illinois has introduced legislation that would essentially deny health insurance to COVID sufferers who have resisted the experimental vaccine, forcing them to pay out-of-pocket for care. In a move that shows how Democrats push universal healthcare in order to deny lifesaving care to their political enemies, Illinois state Rep. […]

By charging Israel with ‘apartheid,’ former Israeli AG joins list of those Greenblatt and Deutch deem antisemitic

As the apartheid charge against Israel proliferates, Israel’s advocates have fought back by saying that it’s antisemitic to make the charge. Here is Jonathan Greenblatt saying so in November to the organization he heads, the Anti-Defamation League, in a speech on antisemitism: Now don’t get me wrong, there certainly are things that the Israeli government […]

International Brigade Against Apartheid

International Brigade Against Apartheid. Ed. Ronnie Kasrils. (With Muff Andersson and Oscar Marleyn). Jacana Media, Auckland Park, South Africa. 2021. When reviewing a book already given high testament by the likes of Richard Falk, Ilan Pappé, Omar Barghouti, and John Pilger, among many others, the easy recommendation is simply read this book: it is an […]

Cambridge students calls for university to divest from apartheid Israel

Members of Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Society (PalSoc) joined with students across the country on Monday to call on all UK universities to “end their complicity in Israeli apartheid”. Students demonstrated to show their solidarity with the Palestinian people and demand the university review its ties “with all corporations implicated in illegal Israeli policies” and “immediately […]

Israeli ‘apartheid’ is antithetical to our values, Chicago Episcopalians say, by nearly 3 to 1

If you are looking to measure the past year’s dramatic rise in Americans’ awareness and rejection of the Israeli system that oppresses Palestinians, the November 20 vote by the Episcopalians of Chicago offers a metric. The annual convention of their diocese resolved, 72 percent to 28 percent, to call out Israel as meeting the legal […]

The international community cannot let the Israeli apartheid regime criminalize human rights work

Editor’s Note: The following statement was released by participants on the 2016 U.S. Prison, Labor and Academic Delegation to Palestine. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. The U.S. Prison, Labor and Academic Delegation to Palestine (2016) joins with organizations and individuals around the world […]

South Africa’s last apartheid president F. W. de Klerk dies

It was de Klerk who in a speech to South Africa’s parliament on Feb. 2, 1990, announced that Mandela would be released from prison after 27 years. The announcement electrified a country that for decades had been scorned and sanctioned by much of the world for its brutal system of racial discrimination known as apartheid. […]

South Africa’s Last Apartheid President F. W. De Klerk Dies At 85

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — F.W. de Klerk, who shared the Nobel Peace Prize with Nelson Mandela and as South Africa’s last apartheid president oversaw the end of the country’s white minority rule, has died at the age of 85. De Klerk died after a battle against cancer at his home in the Fresnaye area of Cape […]

Beyond apartheid

In September as House representatives voted on allowing $1 billion to be sent to Israel for its Iron Dome defense system, Rep. Rashida Tlaib took to the floor to oppose the remittance on the grounds of not supporting an “apartheid regime,” to many of her colleagues’ chagrin. “Not my words, the words of Human Rights […]

Vermont Episcopalians condemn Israeli apartheid, setting up a national showdown

The Episcopal Church of Vermont stood up loudly against Israel’s U.S.-backed oppression of the Palestinians, Nov. 4, as its annual convention, condemning by an 89-25 majority what it said are the Jewish State’s apartheid policies. The action added to a barrage of condemnations of Israel’s apartheid regime since January by human rights groups and leaders […]

Apartheid’s spiritual devastation is theme of ‘NYT’ Israel travelogue that uses the a-word only once

Last week the New York Times published an important article about Israel, a ten-day travelogue by Patrick Kingsley that showed how deeply corrupted the society is by apartheid. The article, titled “Whose Promised Land? A Journey through a Divided Israel,” begins with an 86-year-old kibbutznik saying Israel isn’t “the child we prayed for” and pointing […]

“Stop Medical Apartheid!” — Police Passive As Huge Crowd Protests Australia’s Draconian Pandemic Powers Bill

“Stop Medical Apartheid!” — Police Passive As Huge Crowd Protests Australia’s Draconian Pandemic Powers Bill October 30, 2021 By Tyler DurdenThousands of protesters gathered in Melbourne’s CBD on Saturday calling on Premier Daniel Andrews to resign as they rallied against the Victorian government’s new pandemic legislation.Chants erupting from the crowd included: “End the mandates,” “Stop […]

The meaning of Apartheid for Israel

It is autumn. Leaves fall and the fruits ripen. What has been growing since the beginning of the year matures and falls to the ground. Early this year, two major reports on Israeli Apartheid from prominent human rights organizations – the Israeli B’Tselem and the international Human Rights Watch (HRW) – appeared. B’Tselem in January, […]

How Apartheid Israel stifles Palestinian education and scientific research

An educated citizenry and advanced scientific research capacity are key drivers of sovereign national development. No one knows this better than “Start-Up” Israel. According to one recent estimate, Israel has the third most educated population in the world (behind Canada and Japan). As for the five million Palestinians living under permanent belligerent Israeli rule and […]

Go to Israel and the occupied territory, Goldstein, and you will find many shades of apartheid

Editor’s Note: Michael Sfard’s article below, published in the Hebrew edition of Haaretz, comes in response to Rabbi Zeev Warren Goldstein’s claims that apartheid can only exist on a “racial basis” and that “the unfair application of the term apartheid to the Jewish state falls within the IHRA definition of antisemitism.”  I gather that the […]

UK Labour Party votes for motion calling Israel an apartheid state

The UK Labour Party Conference has today voted in favour of a motion to identify Israel as a state practicing the crime of apartheid, making it the first major political party in Europe to adopt such a position. The motion commits the Labour party to implementing sanctions including ceasing UK-Israel arms trade and trade with […]

The Global South Stands United Against Apartheid

Above Photo: Brahim Guedich, Wikimedia Over 700 Global South leaders call for an end to Israeli apartheid and de facto annexation. The Global South Response against Israel’s apartheid and annexation plan was launched in July 2020, endorsing the Palestinian civil society demands of UN investigation into Israel’s apartheid, ending business ties, supporting the ICC probe and imposing […]

Nearly 2/3 of U.S.-based Middle East scholars say Israel is practicing apartheid

The Middle East Scholar Barometer is a joint initiative from the University of Maryland Critical Issues Poll and the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University. It’s a survey that tracks the opinions of Middle East scholars based in the United States. Back in February (before the forced evictions in Sheikh Jarrah and Israel’s […]

Israel-Palestine: ‘No war, no peace’ apartheid is Bennett’s best case scenario

The Israeli prime minister is first since Golda Meir to propose the racist status quo as a political platform In March 2015, then Israeli economy minister Naftali Bennett during an election campaign gathering in Kibbutz Kfar Etzion in the Gush Etzion settlement in the West Bank (AFP) By Meron Rapoport Published date: 7 September 2021 13:02 UTC  […]

Sports apartheid: Israel’s Olympic team did not include a single Palestinian citizen of Israel

This report in the respected Israeli daily Haaretz is astonishing. It turns out that Israel’s 90-member delegation to the Tokyo Olympics did not include a single Palestinian citizen of Israel — even though they constitute one-fifth of the country’s population within the 1967 borders.  Let’s pause for a moment, and let this sink in. Black […]

Mainline church labels Israel an Apartheid state, and more churches are sure to follow

So much bad news is hitting Israel’s leaders, so fast, these days, that they may have overlooked warnings by the American Jewish Committee (AJC), among others, that the United Church of Christ General Synod was considering becoming the first major U.S. denomination to label Israel an apartheid state. The Zionist shock and outrage didn’t have […]

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