Why it's right to call Israel an 'apartheid state'

DATE: 8 February 2021

The popular and largest human rights organisation in Israel B’Tselem, published a detailed report which concluded that Israel is in fact an apartheid regime, echoing the sentiments of many international organisations over the years. In their words: “The Israeli regime does not have to declare itself an apartheid regime to be defined as such, nor is it relevant that representatives of the state broadly proclaim it a democracy. What defines apartheid is not statements but practice.”

There are several critical academic studies that have been conducted over the years on the academic and legal characterisation of Israel’s practices of apartheid by renowned academics and institutions. One that really captures the gist of the B’Tselem report is the Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) of South Africa report.

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