Saturday, April 04, 2009

Not an analogy: Israel and the crime of apartheid

Seldom have I read an in-depth piece on why to consider Israel as an Apartheid state is entirely justified that's as convincing as Hazem Jamjoum's analysis of the SA/Israel comparison. Pointless trying to highlight some parts and as it's along essay, reprinting in its entirety is too.

Oh, well perhaps just a little taster then:

The analysis of Israel as an apartheid state has proven to be very important in several respects. First, it correctly highlights racial discrimination as a root cause of Israel's oppression of Palestinians. Second, one of the main effects of Israeli apartheid is that it has separated Palestinians -- conceptually, legally and physically -- into different groupings (refugees, West Bank, Gaza, within the "green line" and a host of other divisions within each), resulting in the fragmentation of the Palestinian liberation movement, including the solidarity movement. The apartheid analysis enables us to provide a legal and conceptual framework under which we can understand, convey and take action in support of the Palestinian people and their struggle as a unified whole. Third, and of particular significance to the solidarity movement, this legal and conceptual framework takes on the prescriptive role underpinning the growing global movement for boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel until it complies with international law.

Here's Hazem Jamjoum's
entire MUST READ.


At 3:57 AM, Blogger ravin said...

i hope everyone has a voice as u say and that a real middle can be found.

At 11:35 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

You're right, it's excellent.

Your site also is... I want to say beau coupe, but don't find the right connotation attached.

Good site, Gert!

At 3:12 PM, Blogger Gert said...

Thanks for the thumbs up!


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