The comparison between israel and apartheid south africa has been around for more than 50 years its originators were not black south africans or even palestinians, but the soviet union, which backed the arab states against israel for geopolitical reasons. The attempt to outlaw the use of the term apartheid in relation to israel and its occupation has to be recognised as carrying dangers of effectively stifling debate on an issue of great. The israel apartheid week worldwide global event has ended and likewise the controversy has left the news headlines and op-ed pages of almost all newspapers and media outlets. That both events should fall in the same month is a neat coincidence given the close israel-south africa relationship from 1967 relationship with apartheid south africa continues around.
That israel would try to do so on the backs of black south africans is a laughable indication of its desperation for if goldstone was complicit in apartheid's crimes, then israel was far more so. In apartheid israel: the politics of an analogy, eighteen scholars of africa and its diaspora reflect on the similarities and differences between apartheid-era south africa and contemporary israel, with an eye to strengthening and broadening today's movement for justice in palestine. Israel is only able to maintain its regime of settler colonialism and apartheid with impunity because of international support governments fail to hold israel to account and corporations and institutions across the world help israel to oppress palestinians. The israeli apartheid analogy compares israel's treatment of palestinians to south africa's treatment of non-whites during its apartheid era within the context of the crime of apartheid.
Over the past 14 years israel apartheid week (iaw) has been observed in various countries across the globe, among them the united states, britain, canada, and south africa. Jerusalem — among critics of israel, it has become ever more common to accuse the jewish state of imitating apartheid south africa this month, an obscure united nations agency, the economic and. The south africa jewish board of deputies and south african zionist federation noted the head-snapping turn of events in its statement it took less than 48 hours for the bds to do a complete. Make apartheid history is an international project that brings together creative individuals, organisations and networks from around the world - starting with palestine and the uk south africa and usa - for a programme of popular events connecting civil rights, anti-apartheid and palestinian solidarity movements which commenced summer 2015. Dr elliott green is an associate professor of development studies in the department of international development this past summer's bombings in gaza by the israeli defence force have once again brought numerous comparisons between apartheid south africa and contemporary israel.
For the next twenty years, a janus- faced israel denied its ties with south africa, claiming that it opposed apartheid on moral and religious grounds even as it secretly strengthened the arsenal. This year, the 14th israeli apartheid week (iaw) will be commemorated in nearly 200 cities around the world commonly referred to as iaw, i as a south african do not think that a more apt name could have been chosen to highlight the atrocities carried out on a daily basis by the israeli zionist regime. On college campuses nationwide, anti-israel organizations, led by students for justice in palestine, will build a literal and figurative wall, demonstrating bigotry about israel's security and. Israel is now a self-defined apartheid state it has been obvious since herzl and the zionist congress of 1905 that the project to create a new israel for the jewish people by displacing the people of palestine was a racist endeavour. Apartheid was a term once associated with south africa's white-rule system, but now represents a broad term for crimes against humanity under international law and the rome statute that set up the.
Here is something to ponder: in south africa, where they had actual original apartheid, if someone had suggested as a solution to the problem that south africa be split and two states would be created, one for whites and one for blacks, they would be looked upon as crazy. The comparison of apartheid with the 45-year israeli occupation of the west bank and gaza, and its guiding ideology, zionism, has a genealogy situated in global and local politics as well as in scholarship. Israel is not an apartheid state — rather the opposite, it is easily the most democratic and politically egalitarian state in the middle east, in which arab israelis enjoy far more freedom, better social services, etc than in all the arab states surrounding it.
Africa extracted labor and enforced racial segregation while israel was more animated by non-recognition of the indigenous—thus, its impulse toward mass displacement. What all these events have in common is the thin veneer that still masks the racist regime in israel within the pre-1967 border, the green line, it is enshrined mainly in deeply rooted populist norms and incitement by the government, and it goes wild in the twilight zone beyond the green line, where it is typified by separate legal systems for jews and for arabs. But some leading south african figures have even argued that israel is a more sophisticated, evolved and brutal form of apartheid than its south african predecessor, according to authoritative.