Monday, 18 May 2009

Israeli apartheid - legally defined

Zionist voices are ever eager to dismiss the term "apartheid" as just another rhetorical buzzword used to describe the Israeli state. So, aside from the moral arguments in defence of the Palestinians, it's important that the case against Israel be understood against internationally-recognised legal definitions of the term.

Here's an impressive study from the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa assessing Israel's use of apartheid-based laws and practices. As detailed, it bears close comparison with the range of judicial and state instruments deployed during the apartheid years in South Africa. The study also provides a legal definition and examination of Israel's "colonial" domination over Palestinian territory and people.

Israeli control in occupied territories 'is a breach of the prohibition of apartheid'


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