This is apartheid

B’Tselem is the Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories. The organization works to end Israel’s occupation, recognizing that this is the only way to achieve a future that ensures human rights, democracy, liberty and equality to all people, Palestinian and Israeli alike, living on the bit of land between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea.

B’tselem has published a position paper that the Israeli regime controlling the land from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea is an apartheid regime. A pdf can be found here: https://www.btselem.org/sites/default/files/publications/202101_this_is_apartheid_eng.pdf. International news organizations have covered the report, for example National Public Radio in the United States and The Guardian in the UK.

In The Guardian piece, Hagai El-Ad, an Israeli human rights activist, and executive director of B’Tselem, writes, “One cannot live a single day in Israel-Palestine without the sense that this place is constantly being engineered to privilege one people, and one people only: the Jewish people. Yet half of those living between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea are Palestinian…. There is not a single square inch in the territory Israel controls where a Palestinian and a Jew are equal.”

Jewish journalist Peter Beinart interview El-Ad on this episode of the Occupied Thoughts podcast.

Brazilian political cartoonist Carlos Latuff (https://twitter.com/LatuffCartoons) captured the Apartheid concerns in his cartoons.

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