Russell Tribunal Finds Israel Guilty of Apartheid

Posted 26th July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Civil Society, Itay Epshtain, Judaization, Occupation.

The Russell Tribunal on Palestine (an international citizen-based Tribunal of conscience created in response to the demands of civil society) found earlier this week, that Israel subjects the Palestinian people to an institutionalised regime of domination amounting to apartheid as defined under international law.   This discriminatory regime manifests in varying intensity and forms against… Read more »

Halper on the Russell Tribunal

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Civil Society, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Occupation, Two-state solution.

The Russell Tribunal is what happens when governments abrogate their responsibilities towards their own citizens and peoples under their control. States (plus the UN) are obligated to enforce international law and human rights conventions. When they don’t, as in their failure to apply the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of… Read more »

UN Committee Urges Israel to Eradicate Apartheid Policies

Posted 25th July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Itay Epshtain, Itay Epshtain, Jerusalem Master Plan, Palestinians citizens of Israel, UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

The UN Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination (CERD), published its concluding observations this morning (March 13th), calling Israel to take immediate measures to eradicate apartheid policies or practices which severely affect the Palestinian population in the Occupied Palestinian Territory, and which violate the provisions of the Convention on the prevention of racial segregation… Read more »

The Road to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Ideas, Israeli control, Jeff Halper, Judaization, Trans-Israel Highway, Trans-Samaria Highway.

  On the surface (slight pun intended), the plan for Highway 6 makes sense. The Trans-Israel Highway, as it is popularly known, has two “official” purposes and one strong argument used by its supporters: As the new spine to the country, the main north-south artery replacing the coastal highways, Highway 6 will address the growing… Read more »

A Letter to Israeli Protest and Resistance activists

Posted 24th July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Fred Schlomka, Fred Schlomka, Ideas, Letter, Palestinian resistance, Peace Movement.

My dear friends, Does this sound familiar: “I don’t mind protesting in Tel Aviv but I’m not crazy enough to do it over the Green Line” “I can’t go there, I might get arrested or shot. Anyway I have to pick up my kids from swimming lessons.” “My wife won’t let me go. She’s concerned… Read more »

Setting up Abbas

Posted 23rd July 2012, by & filed under Apartheid, Ariel Sharon, Cantonization, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, Road Map.

From Sharon’s point of view it’s a done deal. Israel has won its century-old conflict with the Palestinians. Surveying the landscape – physical and political alike – the Israeli Prime Minister has finally fulfilled the task with which he was charged 38 years ago by Menachem Begin: ensure permanent Israel control over the entire Land… Read more »

Countdown to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Convergence Plan, Ehud Olmert, Jeff Halper, Mahmoud Abbas, Road Map.

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s address to both houses of Congress was perhaps the most skilled use of Newspeak since George Orwell invented the term in his novel 1984. (He had help: author and Nobel Peace Prize winner Elie Wiesel reportedly drafted large sections of the speech.) Just as Orwell’s totalitarian propagandists proclaimed WAR IS… Read more »

Keeping on a Steady Course to Apartheid

Posted , by & filed under Apartheid, Convergence Plan, Ehud Olmert, Hamas, Ideas, Jeff Halper, Road Map.

For all the attention and hysteria the latest events in Gaza have generated since the Hamas “takeover,” for Israel they represent nothing but a minor blip in its inexorable drive towards its own unilateral “solution:” apartheid. Israel’s end-game, explicit and unruffled by the recent turmoil on the ground, is clear. It is laid out in… Read more »