While the words “apartheid” and “sin” caused fear and trembling among some delegates, and were ultimately stricken, the UCC statement in support of justice for Palestinians was met with 83% approval (14% opposed, 3% abstained).
A quarter of Jewish voters polled by the Jewish Electorate Institute said they believed Israel is an apartheid state. This number rises to 38% for voters under 40.
Just a few months after Israeli human rights org B’Tselem released its bombshell report calling Israel an apartheid state, another major group reaches the same conclusion – adding “persecution” to the charge of apartheid. A 200+ page report details Human Rights Watch’s findings.
Not a day goes by during which Israeli military and/or settlers do not commit human rights violations against the people of Palestine – from abduction and shooting to land theft and home demolition. Scan 7 days of headlines for a sampling.
Palestinians working in settlement industrial zones often feel they have no other choice, with the Palestinian economy and labour market shackled by Israel’s military occupation.
Working conditions are terrible, compensation is unfair, but some workers are fighting back.
New report from UK charity War on Want shows how integral Israel’s military court system is in controlling Palestinian lives. The system is apartheid in nature and violates international law.
Americans, if you think the Palestinian issue is unrelated to you, think again: Israeli violence is being perpetrated in your name, with money that should be spent to make your lives better.
While Israel boasts of its great Covid vaccine rollout, it keeps making very public, deliberate decisions to snub Palestinians, even though it’s legally responsible for their welfare. Can the world keep ignoring such delinquency?
If Dr. Anthony Fauci still plans to accept the Dan David Prize from Israel after he knows the facts, he may want to use the award money to buy vaccines for the people of Palestine.
A rabbi with South African roots recalls the moment he realized that Israel’s system is “apartheid.” He describes his struggle to release his idealistic view of the Jewish State, and encourages Jews to practice “moral clarity” regarding Israel – without which it is impossible to find a way forward.