Describing Israeli policies in terms of apartheid
Int'l study: Israeli control in occupied territories 'is a breach of the prohibition of apartheid'/../ the following international report concluding that Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories "has become a colonial enterprise which implements a system of apartheid" /../
What follows are some of the highlights of the Executive Summary, but first a few observations. Describing Israel or Israeli policies in terms of apartheid has become more common in recent times, but has also provoked a strong backlash. It is interesting to note, therefore, that this study is a measured assessment written by legal experts on the specific ways in which Israel's policies in the Occupied Palestinian Territories (OPT) can be considered to be 'colonialism' and/or 'apartheid', as defined by international law. It is not
, quite clearly and openly, saying Israel=South Africa.
The new report was carried out by the Middle East Project of the Human Sciences Research Council of South Africa.
The Middle East Project is: an independent two year project of the HSRC to conduct analysis of Middle East politics relevant to South African foreign policy./../ [link