Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity

Israel’s apartheid against Palestinians: a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity

(This post is to stimulate thought, discussion and the formulation of policy, Winchester Labour does not necessarily endorse it.)

Israeli authorities must be held accountable for committing the crime of apartheid against Palestinians, Amnesty International said in a damning new report. The investigation details how Israel enforces a system of oppression and domination against the Palestinian people wherever it has control over their rights. This includes Palestinians living in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT), as well as displaced refugees in other countries.

Amnesty International’s findings build on a growing body of work by Palestinian, Israeli and international NGOs,  and are shared by Human Rights Watch, the late Archbishop and Nobel peace laureate Desmond Tutu (who should have been able to identify an apartheid state), the former Speaker of the Israeli Knesset (Parliment), Avraham Burg, etc

Read more on the Amnesty International website.

The Frost Interview – Desmond Tutu. Watch the video on YouTube.

Archbishop Desmond Tutu, the famous Nobel laureate, and one of the world’s most respected church leaders, was a central figure in ensuring an end to white minority rule in South Africa.

He was instrumental in the struggle against apartheid, also acting as chairman of South Africa’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC). He has since gone on to play a role as one of Nelson Mandela’s handpicked Elders along with others like former US President Jimmy Carter.

The archbishop takes Sir David Frost on a tour of his beloved South Africa; he talks about his time in the anti-apartheid struggle movement, his work with the TRC, and his alarm over recent developments in the “rainbow nation”.

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