Tagged: Segregation

Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements News Roundup
Peter Beaumont, The Guardian

Netanyahu Backs Annexation of 19 West Bank Settlements

Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has backed legislation that would in effect annex settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories that are home to between 125,000 and 150,000 Jewish people. In comments made at a meeting of his Likud party at the large settlement of Ma’ale Adumim, Netanyahu said he would support the “Greater Jerusalem” bill.

on October 3, 2017
The Legal Status of Jerusalem Fact Sheets
IMEU

The Legal Status of Jerusalem

Under international law, East Jerusalem (including the Old City and its holy sites) are not legally part of Israel. Since Israel's establishment in 1948, the US and international community have refused to recognize the sovereignty of any country to any part of Jerusalem in the absence of a permanent Arab-Israeli peace agreement.

on May 17, 2017
Israeli Racism Unmasks Netanyahu Goodwill Video Op-Eds & Analysis
Jonathan Cook, Mondoweiss

Israeli Racism Unmasks Netanyahu Goodwill Video

Was it meant as an epic parody or an insult to his audience’s intelligence? It was hard to tell. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu took to social media to apologize for last year’s notorious election-day comment, when he warned that “the Arabs are coming out to vote in droves” – a reference to the fifth of Israel’s population who are Palestinian...

on August 4, 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
Apartheid in Israel is About More Than Just Segregated Buses Op-Eds & Analysis
Aeyal Gross, Haaretz

Apartheid in Israel is About More Than Just Segregated Buses

South Africa used to distinguish between two types of apartheid. The first, called “petty” apartheid, included the separation of public amenities like public benches, bathrooms and public transportation. The second, called “grand” apartheid, included the division of territory and political rights, under which separate areas were allocated in which blacks were forced to live.

on May 26, 2015
WATCH: IDF brings segregated streets back to Hebron News Roundup
Edo Konrad, +972 Magazine

WATCH: IDF brings segregated streets back to Hebron

Israeli human rights group B’Tselem announced Thursday that the Israeli military has renewed segregation between Jews and Palestinians on the main street leading to the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron since January. The military does not allow Palestinians to use the main part of the street and forces Palestinians to use a narrow, unpaved and rough pedestrian passageway.

on April 2, 2015
Welcome aboard Israel’s apartheid bus Op-Eds & Analysis
Haaretz

Welcome aboard Israel’s apartheid bus

Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon has instructed that Palestinian laborers be prohibited from using Israeli public transportation to travel between their homes in the West Bank and work in Israel. According to the report by Chaim Levinson in Haaretz on Sunday, Palestinian laborers will not be allowed to board buses traveling directly between central Israel and the West Bank at the end of their work day.

on October 27, 2014
Palestinians barred from Israeli West Bank buses: report News Roundup
Yahoo! News/AFP

Palestinians barred from Israeli West Bank buses: report

Palestinians will be effectively banned from riding the same buses as Israeli settlers in the West Bank, local media said Sunday, with a rights group slamming the plan as "racial segregation". Hundreds of Palestinians travel each day to work in Israel from the occupied West Bank, mainly in the construction business, using a single crossing point at Eyal where they present travel permits.

on October 26, 2014
Israeli Policy of Segregation Continues to Dominate Occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank News Roundup
International Middle East Media Center

Israeli Policy of Segregation Continues to Dominate Occupied East Jerusalem and West Bank

The Israeli parliament of the Knesset is expected to decide on a new bill, this coming month, which would impose both a temporal and spatial division of al-Aqsa Mosque compound between Muslims and Jews, said Israeli sources. In the South Hebron Hills, Israeli forces continue to deny Palestinians access to their land. while illegally allowing colonial settlers to build there.

on October 21, 2014
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