Posts Tagged ‘apartheid’

Palestine is a climate justice issue – Israeli apartheid is not ‘green’

The catastrophic climate crisis is fueled by global inequality and engineered by complicit governments and corporations that put profit before people and planet. Everywhere, the least powerful are the most affected. Indigenous Palestinians living under Israeli occupation and apartheid, with no control over our land or natural resources, are highly vulnerable to the climate crisis. With Israel monopolizing resources, rising temperatures […]

British universities invest in Israeli apartheid

Asa Winstanley Activism and BDS Beat 27 November 2019 Students in Leeds demand divestment. (PSC/Twitter) British universities have invested more than an estimated half a billion dollars in companies that arm Israel or support Israeli settlement infrastructure. This revelation comes from new research by the Palestine Solidarity Campaign. Activists on Wednesday held an “Apartheid off Campus” […]

Will Democrats let Trump and Israel get away with apartheid?

Michael F. Brown Rights and Accountability 20 November 2019 The US is joining Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in his league of lawbreakers with the declaration Monday by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo that the US doesn’t regard settlements as illegal. Corinna Kern Reuters The Trump administration announced on Monday that the US no longer views […]

Remembering Meir Shamgar, the chief legal architect of Israeli apartheid

Meir Shamgar, former president of the Israeli Supreme Court who passed away on October 19, was described by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu as one who “has played an important role in shaping Israel’s legal foundations, including the legal policy in Judea and Samaria.” Netanyahu is right. Judge Shamgar was the chief architect of the Israeli […]

Builders of Israel’s apartheid walls profit from US border militarization

Nora Barrows-Friedman Rights and Accountability 8 October 2019 US militarization of the border with Mexico uses technology field-tested on Palestinians. Art Foxall UPI A major Israeli weapons company has been named as one of the top profiteers of US border militarization. Elbit Systems has secured border contracts worth $187 million from the US government, according […]

Israel uses Latino HIV activist to pinkwash apartheid

Nora Barrows-Friedman Lobby Watch 18 October 2019 Guillermo Chacón, left, participating in a propaganda tour of Israel in July. (Project Interchange/American Jewish Committee) Dozens of Latino scholars are urging a major HIV/AIDS justice organization to stop helping Israel whitewash its abuses of Palestinians. In July, Guillermo Chacón, executive director of the Latino Commission on AIDS, traveled to Israel […]

Israel: democracy or apartheid state?

A bloodied Israeli flag hangs on the main building at the University of Cape Town during Israel-Apartheid Week 2018. (photo credit: SAUJS/FACEBOOK) Racism was part of the birth of the state of Israel; apartheid is part of its fabric. Nelson Mandela agreed. Palestinians struggle for equality, as do people of color (both Jewish and non-Jewish). […]

Israeli Apartheid Made Official: Annexation is the New Reality in Palestine

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is moving quickly to alter the political reality in Palestine, and facing little or no resistance.  On September 10, Netanyahu declared his intentions to annex swathes of Palestinian land adjacent to the Jordan River, an area that covers 2,400 square kilometers, or nearly a third of the Occupied West Bank. […]

Palestinians are facing climate dystopia under Israeli apartheid

Long before the ‘intractable conflict’ between Israeli Jews and Palestinians gets resolved, through the creation of a sovereign Palestinian state, a single apartheid state or a multi-ethnic federation of some sort, climate change will have thrown everything up for grabs – literally. The ensuing crisis will either accentuate inequity and conflict, or prompt solutions for […]

Gideon Levy: “Only for Jews”: The West Bank’s Apartheid Springs

Israeli soldiers at a West Bank spring. More than 60 such sites have been seized by settlers as part of a project of plunder there that began 10 years ago. Credit: Alex Levac Israeli settlers have taken over dozens of springs in the West Bank, all of them on private Palestinian land, and are keeping […]

History: Implacable Foes of Southern African Apartheid and Colonialism

Nigeria’s military government headed by Murtala Muhammed (1938-1976) and Olusegun Obasanjo (b. 1937) from July 1975 to October 1979 was one that was marked by its implacable opposition to Apartheid and colonialism in southern Africa. The hardline stance it took was predicted by U.S. embassy dispatches which considered both men to be fundamentally anti-West in […]

In Hebron, Tlaib and Omar would have seen Israel’s apartheid city

Had Reps. Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar been allowed to visit Hebron, they would have seen Israel’s official policy of discrimination and segregation for the city’s 215,000 Palestinian residents. By Avner Gvaryahu Israeli soldiers arrest a Palestinian man during a raid on the West Bank city of Hebron, September 20, 2017. (Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90) Outside […]

From heat waves to ‘eco-apartheid’: Climate change in Israel-Palestine

July 2019 was, according to European climate researchers, the hottest month ever recorded. Coming just one year after the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change released its landmark report warning of an impending climate catastrophe, temperatures soared to unprecedented levels in places like Alaska and Sweden, forests incinerated in Siberia, glaciers melted in […]

Israel is no exception: Apartheid has to go

A UN Security Council resolution rejecting South Africa’s 1983 constitution shows that there is precedent and necessity to act against Israel’s Nation-State Law. Simon KAPWEPWE (standing), Foreign Minister of Zambia, addressing the Seminar on Apartheid, Racial Discrimination and Colonialism. 4/Aug/1967 (UN Photo) In a referendum on November 2, 1983, White voters in apartheid South Africa […]

Ethiopia: Ethnic Apartheid and the Globalist Colonizers’ Playbook

IMAGE: Ethiopian Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed meets with arch-globalist French President Emmanuel Macron for help carrying out ‘reforms’ and to restore diplomatic links (Image Source: Fana) Teodrose Fikremariam 21st Century Wire What you are about to read should be of concern to you whether you live in America, France, Ethiopia or any corner of the […]

We call on the German government to fight racism and apartheid – not those who oppose them

Editor’s Note: The following is a statement  from Palästina Spricht – Palestine Speaks. Mondoweiss occasionally publishes press releases and statements from organizations in an effort to draw attention to overlooked issues. On May 17th, 2019 the German Parliament (Bundestag) has passed a resolution against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) condemning it as anti-Semitic. All […]

NYU president slams speaker for endorsing BDS against ‘apartheid’ Israel (and doesn’t mind his calling Trump a ‘fascist’)

The president of NYU issued a statement yesterday roundly condemning a speaker at graduation the day before for endorsing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against “apartheid” Israel. President Andrew Hamilton said the remarks were “quite objectionable” and “We are sorry that the audience had to experience these inappropriate remarks… [which] indefensibly made some in the audience […]

Israel doesn’t have to be an apartheid state

It is our duty to take every opportunity to say to the world that the occupation is not Israel, that we are not willing to continue imposing military rule on another people any longer. By Zehava Galon Palestinian women pass through Qalandiya checkpoint on the way to Jerusalem on the first Friday of […]

Trial update: confronting apartheid in Berlin’s criminal court

As the brutality of Israel’s systemic apartheid is being unveiled, human rights activists who speak up about Israel’s crimes against humanity become a target of political persecution. Berlin is currently witnessing a crackdown on freedom of expression as German authorities yield to Israeli government pressure to criminalize dissent. Whereas Berlin has positioned itself as the […]

Plea Deal in Arson-Murder Case of Israeli Settlers Epitomizes Apartheid “Justice”

REGIONAL COURT, LYDD, PALESTINE – A plea deal has been reached in the case of one of two Israeli settlers who were charged in the arson-murder of the Dawabsheh family in July 2015. Saad Dawabsheh, 31, his wife Reham, 27, and their 18-month-old son Ali were killed in the attack when settlers set their home […]

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