Tagged: Apartheid

Bill Brings Middle East Boycott Conflict to Annapolis News Roundup
Michael Dresser, Baltimore Sun

Bill Brings Middle East Boycott Conflict to Annapolis

State lawmakers are wading into the conflict in the Middle East as they consider legislation that would put Maryland squarely on the side of Israel against critics who would boycott the Jewish state.

about 2 weeks ago
Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall News Roundup
Amira Hass, Haaretz

Top Israeli Justices Face War Crimes Suit in Chile for Authorizing West Bank Wall

A war crimes suit was filed in Chile against three Israeli Supreme Court justices for authorizing the construction of the West Bank separation barrier in the Bethlehem area, Palestinian sources involved in the lawsuit told Haaretz. The lawsuit, which also alleges crimes against humanity, was filed in Santiago on Monday and was joined by a number of Chilean lawmakers from left, right and centrist parties.

on November 29, 2016
One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians Op-Eds & Analysis
Aimee Shalan, Al-Shabaka

One Hundred Years and Counting: Britain, Balfour, and the Cultural Repression of Palestinians

If Palestinian poet Dareen Tatour passes over the perimeter of her home’s driveway in her village of Reineh in the Galilee, an alarm will sound at the British multinational security firm G4S and the Israeli authorities will be alerted.

on October 26, 2016
U.S. Boosts Military Aid to Israel to $3.8 Billion per Year in Largest Package in U.S. History News Roundup
Ben Norton, Salon

U.S. Boosts Military Aid to Israel to $3.8 Billion per Year in Largest Package in U.S. History

The Obama administration is breaking records, boosting military aid to Israel to an unprecedented $3.8 billion per year. Under a new 10-year deal, called the Memorandum of Understanding, the U.S. is providing Israel with $38 billion of military aid from 2019 to 2028.

on September 14, 2016
Dani Dayan: Ambassador for Apartheid Fact Sheets
IMEU

Dani Dayan: Ambassador for Apartheid

Dani Dayan, former head of the Yesha Council, which represents Israeli settlers living illegally on occupied Palestinian land in the West Bank, began his tenure as Israel's Consul General to New York today. The controversial Dayan's appointment as Consul General follows the Brazilian government’s rejection last year of his appointment as ambassador to Brasilia.

on August 1, 2016
Video: When Elie Wiesel Looked Away from Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Ali Abunimah, The Electronic Intifada

Video: When Elie Wiesel Looked Away from Gaza

In May, Hedy Epstein passed away at the age of 91. Born in Germany, she had survived the Nazi genocide because her parents evacuated her to England as part of the Kindertransport. She was dearly loved, and became known to many of us for her fierce advocacy of universal human rights, particularly for Palestinians. Her steadfast refusal to be silent about what Israel is doing to Palestinians…

on July 19, 2016
‘Another Terrorist Is Born’: The Long-standing Practice of Racism and Segregation… News Roundup
Ido Efrati, Haaretz

‘Another Terrorist Is Born’: The Long-standing Practice of Racism and Segregation…

For many years the health system has been segregating Arab and Jewish mothers who come to deliver their babies, particularly in hospitals and maternity wards that serve mixed populations. This is obviously not official policy, but is being implemented by nurses on these wards, with doctors and hospital management turning a blind eye.

on April 5, 2016
Brian Eno: “Oscars’ Swag Bag Is Part of Israel’s Cultural Propaganda Campaign” Op-Eds & Analysis
Brian Eno, Salon

Brian Eno: “Oscars’ Swag Bag Is Part of Israel’s Cultural Propaganda Campaign”

It has become customary for Oscar nominees to receive a “swag bag” of gifts and favors from various companies. This year, alongside the usual random bits and pieces — a “Vampire” breast lift, a sex-toy, and a lifetime supply of Lizora skin creams — there is an unusual contribution: A five-star luxury trip to Israel for every nominee in the main acting and directing categories.

on February 26, 2016
Calling Israel’s Occupation of Palestine Apartheid Isn’t Lazy or Inflammatory – It’s Based on Fact Op-Eds & Analysis
Ben White, The Independent

Calling Israel’s Occupation of Palestine Apartheid Isn’t Lazy or Inflammatory – It’s Based on Fact

This week I have participated in events organised as part of Israeli Apartheid Week, which every year “aims to raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people”. For some, talk of Israeli “apartheid” may seem like just another buzzword used by activists. Others see it as unhelpful, lazy, inflammatory, or even antisemitic.

on February 24, 2016
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