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Institutionalised discrimination in Israel

LAWS, POLICIES AND “NATIONALITY” DISCRIMINATE AGAINST GENTILES
The ethno-supremacist structure and gentile-hating nature of a “Jewish state” and the “national homeland” for all Jews worldwide necessarily must elevate the racial or ethnic Jew and discriminate against all Gentiles. And so it does, with numerous laws, policies and most absurdly, nationality. This has been the subject of scrutiny by various rights organisations and even studied by the UN Special Rapporteur to Palestine and Middle East Project of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa. During this most recent war on Gaza, the situation of Palestinians in “Israel” became more precarious with numerous instances of violence and mobs of Jews chanting “Death to Arabs” encouraged by the Jewish leadership and government, and others enjoying the show knowing that each bomb their fellow tribe members dropped on Gaza, Palestinians there were murdered. Continue reading Institutionalised discrimination in Israel

Occupation, Colonialism, Apartheid: A re-assessment of Israel’s practices in the occupied Palestinian territories under international law

A study by the Middle East Project of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa

A. Introduction

Apartheid is wrongThe Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa commissioned this study to test the hypothesis posed by Professor John Dugard in the report he presented to the UN Human Rights Council in January 2007, in his capacity as UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel (namely, the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, and Gaza, hereafter OPT). Professor Dugard posed the question:

Israel is clearly in military occupation of the OPT. At the same time, elements of the occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law. What are the legal consequences of a regime of prolonged occupation with features of colonialism and apartheid for the occupied people, the Occupying Power and third States?

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Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

Implementation of General Assembly Resolution 60/251 of 15 March, 2006 Entitled, “Human Rights Council”
Special Rapporteur, John Dugard

Summary

Discrimination against Palestinians occurs in many fields. Moreover, the 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid appears to be violated by many practices, particularly those denying freedom of movement to Palestinians.

The international community has identified three regimes as inimical to human rights – colonialism, apartheid and foreign occupation. Israel is clearly in military occupation of the OPT. At the same time elements of the occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law. What are the legal consequences of a regime of prolonged occupation with features of colonialism and apartheid for the occupied people, the occupying Power and third States? It is suggested that this question might appropriately be put to the International Court of Justice for a further advisory opinion. Continue reading Report of the Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967

Water crisis in the WB aggravates due to IOA control over water resources

6 June, 2014 PIC

jew swimming pool with Palestine's water
Swimming pool for Jews that are colonising Palestine

The water resources in the West Bank are fully controlled by the Israeli occupation authorities (IOA) through Mekorot company (Israel’s national water company), which allocates 7 times more water to each settler than to the Palestinian citizen.

Due to Israel’s water apartheid policies, the West Bank has been facing grave water shortages, forcing many of its residents to purchase water from the nearby villages or from vendors of private water trucks at a high cost. Continue reading Water crisis in the WB aggravates due to IOA control over water resources

Desmond Tutu: U.S. Christians must recognize Israel as apartheid state

Veteran anti-apartheid campaigner Desmond Tutu wants Presbyterian Church, currently meeting in Detroit, to pass series of anti-Israel resolutions.
17 June, 2014 ICH

Veteran anti-apartheid activist and Nobel Peace Prize laureate Desmond Tutu has called on the Presbyterian Church (USA) to pass a series of resolutions condemning Israel as an apartheid state [law here and here] and proposing policies to boycott it. Continue reading Desmond Tutu: U.S. Christians must recognize Israel as apartheid state

ICERD Panel Report on Discrimination in Israel and Palestine

Jadaliyya

Between mid-February and early March 2012, the Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination held its 80th session, in which it evaluated the compliance of several states with the 1966 International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD). Among these states was Israel, which became a party to the Convention in 1979. The Committee’s concluding observations and recommendations are notable because they establish that Israel’s policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territory (OPT) are tantamount to Apartheid, and additionally determine that many state policies within Israel also violate the prohibition on Apartheid as enshrined in Article 3 of the Convention. [Read the ICERD report in full] Continue reading ICERD Panel Report on Discrimination in Israel and Palestine

Hendrik Verwoerd

The Jews took Israel from the Arabs after the Arabs had lived there for a thousand years. Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state.

– Hendrik Verwoerd, then prime minister of South Africa and the architect of South Africa’s apartheid policies, Rand Daily Mail, November 23, 1961

1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid

Article II

For the purpose of the present Convention, the term ‘the crime of apartheid’, which shall include similar policies and practices of racial segregation and discrimination as practiced in southern Africa, shall apply to the following inhumane acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them: Continue reading 1973 International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid