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Not an analogy: Israel and the crime of apartheid

April 3, 2009

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron demonstrate against Israeli "apartheid," 30 March 2009. (Mamoun Wazwaz/MaanImages)

Palestinians in the occupied West Bank city of Hebron demonstrate against Israeli "apartheid," 30 March 2009. (Mamoun Wazwaz/MaanImages)

a must-read by my brilliant and enlightened friend Hazem Jamjoum:

In recent years, increasing numbers of individuals around the world have begun adopting and developing an analysis of Israel as an apartheid regime. This can be seen in the ways that the global movement in support of the Palestinian anti-colonial struggle is taking on a pointedly anti-apartheid character, as evidenced by the growth of Israeli Apartheid Week. Further, much of the recent international diplomatic support for Israel has increasingly taken on the form of denying that racial discrimination is a root cause of the oppression of Palestinians. This has taken on new levels of absurdity in Western responses to the April 2009 Durban Review Conference, a follow-up to the 2001 World Conference Against Racism held in Durban, South Africa in which Palestinians were identified as victims of racism (the US, Israel, Canada and Italy have already announced that they will not participate because of the potential for criticism of Israel).

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