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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

Israel’s Self Constructed Image is Crumbling

5 July, 2014 Palestine Chronicle
The reignited cycle of violence in Palestine and Israel provides the Israeli government with exactly what it has been begging for months for, violence. However, for once, Israel may be facing a new fact of life—as the sole military power in the conflict, it has the full ability to start a widespread campaign of violence, but it may no longer be the party who single-handedly decides how it ends. This particular round of violence has the potential to surprisingly end with political progress towards peace. Continue reading Israel’s Self Constructed Image is Crumbling

10 Examples of Fanning the Flames of Hate: Israeli Officials in Their Own Words

4 July, IMEU

Violent Jews set Palestinian's farm on fire for revenge
Violent Jews set Palestinian’s farm on fire for revenge

On Wednesday, the body of a Palestinian teen was found in a wooded area of the city after he was forced into a car by unknown assailants near his home earlier in the day. He is widely believed to have been killed by Israelis in response to the killing of three Israeli teens, who disappeared in the occupied West Bank last month and were buried on Tuesday. Continue reading 10 Examples of Fanning the Flames of Hate: Israeli Officials in Their Own Words

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

Debate, dissent, and divisive politics: Boycott as academic freedom

4 July, 2014 Ma’an

academic hostage
© Ma’an

It started out like every other university’s response. Or, at least, that’s how it seemed at the time.

As you may recall, last December, the American Studies Association voted to uphold the academic boycott of Israeli universities. Continue reading Debate, dissent, and divisive politics: Boycott as academic freedom

Jewish Voice for Peace? Really??

5 June, 2011 Nahida Exiled Palestinian , Poetry for Palestine

It appears that, yet again, Anti-zionist Jewish organizations are trying to silence Palestine’s supporters, to frame the debate, to secure the future of their brethren [the ‘tribe’ of self-chosenites- ed] in occupied Palestine and to steer the course of Liberation of our Homeland.

"Jewish" Voice for Peace? Really??
“Jewish” Voice for Peace? Really??

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East Jerusalem Water Crisis Persists While Government Authorities Trade Blame

June 12, 2014 ACRI

Several agencies and authorities filed responses to the High Court of Justice yesterday in accordance with a court order issued in a petition filed by the Association for Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI) seeking a solution to the water crisis in the Jerusalem neighborhoods east of the Separation Barrier. The Israel Water and Sewage Authority, the Ministry of National Infrastructures, Energy and Water Resources, Hagihon (Jerusalem’s water utility), and the Jerusalem Municipality filed updates regarding steps taken so far to solve the crisis. Continue reading East Jerusalem Water Crisis Persists While Government Authorities Trade Blame

Pogroms – firebombs and Jewish racist hatred unleased on Blacks in Israel

death to Sudanese shirt
Jew wearing shirt that says, “DEATH TO SUDANESE”

Jewish hatred of other races is known, and is not hidden in Israel. That rage and hatred was unleashed in violence and a pogrom in Israel against refugees and asylum seekers in Israel in 2012. Continue reading Pogroms – firebombs and Jewish racist hatred unleased on Blacks in Israel

Israeli Jews assaulting Africans in Tel Aviv on New Year’s Eve

14, Jan, 2013
A disturbing new video by David Sheen shot on New Year’s Eve on the streets of Tel Aviv shows Israelis rally against Africans and then Jewish youths assaulting, insulting and humiliating African people – presumably identifiable only by the color of their skin.

A rally speaker called for buses to be brought to Tel Aviv to transport 12,000 Africans to a desert internment camp [a concentration camp in the Negev desert called ‘Saharonim’ – ed].

After the rally a group of Israeli Jewish youths went through the streets assaulting and abusing Africans as police followed them doing nothing. One man, apparently a rally participant, is seen assaulting Sheen and threatening him with further violence.

Israeli Jewish racism against blacks

Video by Max Blumenthal and David Sheen

17, Oct. 2013
About 60,000 African ‘migrants’ [asylum-seekers and refugees – ed] have arrived in Israel since 2006, fleeing unrest in their home countries. But upon arrival in the ostensibly democratic country, the ‘migrants’ faced intense persecution and have been branded as “infiltrators” by right-wing politicians and activists.

For more information, read Max Blumenthal’s article, “Israel Cranks Up the PR machine,” and his book, “Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel.”

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

Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination

Israeli amusement park sign
Israeli amusement park sign

The Convention on the Elimination of All Racial Discrimination (ICERD)  was adopted by the General Assembly on 21 December 1965 by resolution 2106 (XX), and it entered into force on 4 January 1969, thirty days after the deposit of the twenty-seventh instrument of ratification, as provided for in its article 19. Continue reading Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination