Posts Tagged ‘apartheid’

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 […]

As AIPAC sputters, ‘Americans for Peace Now’ publicizes ‘apartheid’ charge

There was big news inside the Israel lobby yesterday: the legendary Israel lobbying group AIPAC will not hold its annual conference next spring, citing lingering covid concerns– if you believe that, and I don’t. The air has clearly gone out of the rightwing Israel lobby. It is dependent on wealthy older Jews, and Republicans; and […]

New poll: 25% of U.S. Jews think Israel is apartheid state

A new poll of Jewish voters in the United States found that a quarter of them believe Israel is an apartheid state. The survey also indicates that support for Israel is declining among the group, specifically among younger Jews. The Jewish Electorate Institute asked 800 Jewish voters about Israel and U.S. policy. Some notable findings: […]

Israel’s foreign minister admits it’s an apartheid state

By felicitous circumstances (for details, see here), the Israeli opposition brought down the Citizenship Law last week. The law prevents Palestinian citizens of Israel from granting resident status to their spouses who are non-Israeli Palestinians. The rules are different for Jews. A Jew who marries a Jewish woman from the United States will thereby grant […]

The twisted, tragic reality of vaccine apartheid

As much of the globe was going into lockdown in March of last year, some on the progressive left believed that the emergency might create the conditions for the rise of a new internationalism. Surely the countries of the world, especially the richer and more powerful ones, would set aside their differences and make sensible choices in terms of sharing knowledge and resources to confront the novel coronavirus. Instead, from PPE shortages early on to vaccines today, a scramble ensued that left much of the global south behind. In terms of the […]

Poll: 40 per Cent of Brits Want Masks Forever & Vaccine Apartheid

A disturbing new poll finds that a whopping 40 per cent of British residents want mask mandates to remain in place forever, while half think that unvaccinated people should be segregated from the rest of society. No, this is NOT satire. “New polling by Ipsos MORI for the Economist suggests that a high percentage of […]

Over 600 scholars and artists call for the dismantling of the apartheid regime in historic Palestine

Ahmed Abbes, mathematician, Director of research in Paris, France Sinan Antoon, New York University, United States John Avery, Writer, Denmark Bertrand Badie, Sciences Po Paris, France Étienne Balibar, Anniversary Chair of Modern European Philosophy, Kingston University London, United Kingdom Anthony Barnett, Writer, United Kingdom Edmond Baudoin, Auteur de bandes dessinées, France George Bisharat, UC Hastings […]

Yale student council condemns ‘ethnic cleansing’ and ‘apartheid’ in Palestine

The Yale College Council, the undergraduate student body at the school, has voted to endorse a statement condemning ethnic cleansing in Palestine. The statement was originally authored last month by the campus group Yalies 4 Palestine. “As Yale students, we condemn the injustice, genocide, and ethnic cleansingoccurring in Palestine,” reads the statement. “We emphasize – […]

Israel is torn between ‘temporary’ and permanent Apartheid

One of the first challenges to the new Israeli government is the passage of yet another extension to the “temporary order” from 2003, which bans Palestinian family unification. Human Rights Watch, in their April report on Israeli Apartheid, explains family reunification policy cogently: The 1952 Citizenship Law also authorizes granting citizenship based on naturalization. However, […]

British trade union highlights Israeli apartheid 

One of Britain’s leading trade unions, ASLEF, has published an article in its monthly journal highlighting Israeli apartheid. This is another sign of the growing awareness of systemic racism that Palestinians suffer under Israel’s brutal military occupation. Under the headline “No peace without justice” the piece was written by Hussein Ezzedine, the secretary of the […]

More US labour unions join alliance against ‘Israeli apartheid’

Vermont State Labour Council has announced joining alliance of Labor for Palestine which stands against “Israeli apartheid,” raising the number of American labour bodies which joined this alliance to 15. “Our affiliate Vermont State Labor Council AFL-CIO joins its counterpart at the Connecticut Labor Council in standing against Israeli apartheid,” the council said in a […]

New Israeli government, same Israeli Apartheid

After 12 years, Israel finally inaugurated a new prime minister. While being hailed by many as the opportunity for a fresh start, Naftali Bennett is at best a maintainer of Netanyahu’s policies and at worst an ideologue whose positions are to the right of Netanyahu’s.  In 2013, as Middle East peace talks were set to […]

End of Netanyhu’s Tenure Leaves Israeli Apartheid Tyranny in Place

By Stephen Lendman Source On Sunday Netanyahu’s tenure ends, Israeli apartheid tyranny will remain in power under new management — like always before in Jewish state history. Ahead of a Friday evening deadline, a penultimate hurdle passed when all opposition parties submitted required signed coalition agreements to the Knesset secretary. At this time, a final […]

‘Our house is on fire:’ Activists urge G7 to immediately address climate, vaccine apartheid & poverty

[embedded content] As world leaders gather for the first in-person G7 summit in two years, talks are set to focus heavily on ending the pandemic and the climate crisis, and climate activists are calling on them for more immediate action. “It’s not just one crisis,” says Asad Rehman, executive director of War on Want and […]

Two former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa join tsunami of ‘apartheid’ accusations against Israel

The news today is that two former Israeli ambassadors to South Africa have accused their country of practicing apartheid by creating bantustans for Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza. “It’s apartheid, say Israeli ambassadors to South Africa,” Ilan Baruch and Alon Liel write at Groundup. This is yet another apartheid charge leveled by serious […]

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