Tagged: Apartheid

Palestinians decry Netanyahu-Gantz deal, warn ‘annexation’ ends peace deal News & Analysis
Khaled Abu Toameh, The Jerusalem Post

Palestinians decry Netanyahu-Gantz deal, warn ‘annexation’ ends peace deal

Palestinians from across the political spectrum are making it clear that the agreement between rivals Benjamin Netanyahu and Benny Gantz to form a unity government will lead to the expansion of Israel's apartheid regime.

on April 21, 2020
Why cycling in Palestine is an intensely political act News & Analysis
Carlton Reid, the Guardian

Why cycling in Palestine is an intensely political act

Israel imposes 705 obstacles to the free movement of Palestinians in the West Bank. These include military checkpoints, the a 440-mile-long apartheid wall, and routine patrols "that can turn a joyous bike ride into humiliating roadside detention."

on March 10, 2020
What we Palestinians think does not matter – all that matters is Israel Op-Eds & Analysis
Diana Buttu, the Guardian

What we Palestinians think does not matter – all that matters is Israel

Palestinian political analyst Diana Buttu lays out what Trump's apartheid plan aims to accomplish: "to confine as many Palestinians as possible on as little land as possible, while legalising Israel’s illegal settlements and depriving Palestinians their guaranteed right to return to their homeland."

on February 3, 2020
Israel’s Arab Parties Want Netanyahu Gone So Bad that They’ve Endorsed a General Who Bombed Gaza Op-Eds & Analysis
Alex Kane, Vice News

Israel’s Arab Parties Want Netanyahu Gone So Bad that They’ve Endorsed a General Who Bombed Gaza

"Israel’s Arab citizens are so fed up with Benjamin Netanyahu they’re willing to endorse an army general who once boasted about the number of Palestinians he killed in Gaza." But will that change the reality of occupation and apartheid?

on September 24, 2019
I Fought South African Apartheid. I See The Same Brutal Policies in Israel. Op-Eds & Analysis
Ronnie Kasrils, The Guardian

I Fought South African Apartheid. I See The Same Brutal Policies in Israel.

"I was shut down in South Africa for speaking out, and I’m disturbed that the same is happening to critics of Israel now."

on April 3, 2019
‘Apartheid, Formalized’: Palestinians to Fight Jewish State Law News Roundup
Farah Najjar, Al-Jazeera

‘Apartheid, Formalized’: Palestinians to Fight Jewish State Law

Palestinian legislators in Israel prepare to launch series of events in protest of 'racist' nation-state bill.

on August 3, 2018
Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss Op-Eds & Analysis
Ayman Odeh, New York Times

Israel Celebrates Its Independence, We Mourn Our Loss

Seventy years ago, the world changed around my family. The establishment of the state of Israel represented self-determination for Jews, but a catastrophe — “nakba” in Arabic — for Palestinians. In the area around the Mediterranean city of Haifa, where my family has lived for six generations, only 2,000 Palestinians of a population of 70,000 remained.

on April 18, 2018
In West Bank, Teenager’s Arrest Sheds Light on Two-Tiered Legal System News Roundup
Ash Gallagher, Yahoo News

In West Bank, Teenager’s Arrest Sheds Light on Two-Tiered Legal System

Bassem Tamimi’s voice sounded frail and exhausted when he answered the phone. He had been answering calls about his daughter’s arrest by Israeli Defense Forces for days, “They surrounded my home,” he told Yahoo News. “Between 3 and 4 a.m., they attacked the village.” His daughter, Ahed Tamimi, 16, was arrested last month in a pre-dawn raid on the family’s home. The arrest followed another video, posted to Facebook, of Tamimi protesting the Israeli occupation by slapping an Israeli soldier outside her house in Nabih Saleh.

on January 24, 2018
I Am American, Jewish and Banned from Israel for My Activism Op-Eds & Analysis
Medea Benjamin, The Guardian

I Am American, Jewish and Banned from Israel for My Activism

This month, the Israeli government announced that activists affiliated with 20 organizations, including my organization Codepink, would be banned from entering Israel and the occupied Palestinian territories because of our support for the nonviolent boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights. As a Jew, this causes me tremendous sadness because I have a lifetime attachment to Israel and Palestine.

on January 15, 2018
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