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Why Israel? Documentary Part 2
Why Israel? is a hard-hitting book by South African activists, Suraya Dadoo Firoz Osman, that fully exposes Israeli apartheid. This is part 2 (of 4) of an …
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Is Israel an apartheid state?
In the last few years, its become common to hear Israel called an apartheid state a label that alleges that Israel maintains an oppressive legal system like the one once used in South Africa that institutionalized segregation, discrimination, and domination based on race.
Is there any truth to the charge? In apartheid-era South Africa, black citizens were totally disenfranchised, subject to oppressive laws that controlled every aspect of their behavior, and completely segregated from the ruling white minority. In Israel, on the other hand, Jewish and Arab citizens have equal protection under the law, enjoy freedom of religion and speech, and possess full voting rights. (In fact, Israels 120-member parliament, the Knesset, currently includes 12 Arab Israeli members.)
The Israel-South Africa comparison is so inapt that it would be laughable if it werent so insulting. What could possibly motivate those who apply this label and its evil connotations to the only democracy in the Middle East? Benjamin Pogrund, a South African Jew now living in Israel who saw firsthand the oppression and misery caused by the apartheid system in his native country, sums it up: Apartheid is a lazy label for the complexities of the Middle East conflict. If it can be made to stick, then Israel can be made to appear to be as vile as was apartheid South Africa and, therefore, seeking its destruction can be presented to the world as an equally moral cause.
Using human terms, Pogrund describes the vast difference between apartheid-era South Africa and Israel: Two years ago, I had major surgery in a Jerusalem hospital, he says. The surgeon was Jewish, the anesthetist was Arab, the doctors and nurses who looked after me were Jews and Arabs. Jews and Arabs share meals in restaurants and travel on the same trains, buses and taxis, and visit each others homes. Could any of this possibly have happened under apartheid? Of course not.
Those who protest Israeli apartheid usually have a noticeable lack of public indignation to express toward those countries and regions where real human rights violations are all too common. In Saudi Arabia, for example, freedom of religion, freedom of speech, and freedom of assembly simply dont exist and women are second-class citizens (and thats being generous). In Iran, politically motivated killings and kidnappings are common, ethnic and religious minorities harshly repressed, and freedom of the press is non-existent. In Zimbabwe, government security forces imprison, torture, and murder opponents. In Hamas-controlled Gaza, as well as parts of the West Bank controlled by the Palestinian Authority, a residual community of Christians is regularly harassed, intimidated, and even subject to murder by radical Islamists. During 2009, the regimes in both Gaza and Saudi Arabia expressed their approval of crucifixion as a punishment under the law.
But those who protest Israeli apartheid are silent about all that. Why? Because their real agenda is not to improve the plight of Palestinians, but rather to attack Israel. The apartheid slur is just another tool for Israels enemies to delegitimize and undermine the Jewish states right to exist. The comparison of Israel, the Middle Easts only democracy, to the brutal discrimination of a fallen, evil regime is false. Those who offer it simply reveal their own agenda.
- 9th International Israeli Apartheid Week (11-17 March 2013, South African Dates) Between the 11th and 17th of March 2013 South Africa will host the 9th international Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) campaign that takes places annually during February and March in over 250 cities across the world. Other Links Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is an annual international series of events (including rallies, lectures, cultural performances, music shows, films and workshops) held in cities, communities and campuses across the globe. IAW raises awareness of Israel’s apartheid policies toward the indigenous Palestinians and serves to garner support for the non-violent Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign which seeks to bring an end to Israel’s apartheid policies and violations of international law.
For us South Africans and our liberation, people of the world mobilized in their hundreds of thousands – if not millions. During the 1980s, they held protests, music concerts, free Nelson Mandela events, lectures, film screenings and a host of other events to raise awareness of Apartheid South Africa’s racist policies and to build support for the successful boycott, divestment and sanctions against South Africa campaign. Today, we have the opportunity to “give-back” by joining the international movement in solidarity with the indigenous Palestinian people (and their progressive Israeli allies) against Israeli Apartheid, and participating in Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) is one such form of solidarity!
If you would like to screen this movie, as part of IAW in your city, community, university of workplace, send us a message at email@example.com and we will arrange a copy of the movie for you as well as list your screening on the official IAW 2013 National Film Screening programme (due to be published shortly).
10 WAYS YOU CAN GET INVOLVED DURING IAW
Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW) offers ordinary people around the world an opportunity to partake in a truly global campaign. Here are some ways that you can actively get involved:
Israeli Apartheid Week posters, flyers and stickers are available online. Download, print, distribute and spread the word. See above for download links.
9. Have your organization endorse the IAW 2013 campaign
ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK SOUTH AFRICA TEAM
At a global level the 15-member IAW International Coordinating Committee is responsible for organizing IAW activities across different regions of the world. In South Africa, the IAW South Africa Team, of which BDS South Africa is a member, is constituted of representatives from various South African cities, communities, universities and work places. These IAW South Africa Team representatives are responsible for coordinating IAW events in their respective cities/communities/campuses/workplaces. You can participate in IAW by either making contact with one of the IAW South Africa Team representatives in your city/community/campus or if no representative is available in your city/community/campus then by arranging your own IAW event/s in your city/community/campus or workplace.
THIS IS LAST YEAR’S 2012 ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK WEBPAGE
8TH INTERNATIONAL ISRAELI APARTHEID WEEK
IAW seeks to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies towards the Palestinians and to mobilize support for thegrowing Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.
SPEAKERS INVITED FOR IAW EVENTS IN SOUTH AFRICA
GET INVOLVED IN IAW 2012
IAW 2012 RESOURCES AND MATERIAL
THE IAW SOUTH AFRICA TEAM IS MADE UP OF 25 MEMBERS STRETCHED ACROSS THE SOUTH AFRICA.PARTNERS AND PARTICIPATING GROUPS INCLUDE:
Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), South African Students Congress (SASCO), Young Communist League of South Africa (YCL), South African Council of Churches EAPPI program, Kairos Southern Africa, Kaliedoscope Youth Network, SA Artists Against Apartheid, GangsofGraffiti,Palestine Solidarity Alliance (Gauteng), Palestine Solidarity Alliance (Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University), Palestine Solidarity Campaign (South Africa), UKZN Action Group on Palestine (University of KwaZulu-Natal), UJ Palestine Solidarity Forum (University of Johannesburg), Wits University Palestine Solidarity Committee (Wits University)
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Israel and the apartheid analogy is a comparison between Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians to South Africa’s treatment of non-whites during its apartheid era.
The analogy has been used by scholars, United Nations investigators, human rights groups and critics of Israeli policy, some of which have also accused Israel of committing the crime of apartheid. Critics of Israeli policy say that “a system of control” in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including Jewish-only settlements, the ID system, separate roads for Israeli and Palestinian citizens, military checkpoints, discriminatory marriage law, the West Bank barrier, use of Palestinians as cheap labour, Palestinian West Bank enclaves, inequities in infrastructure, legal rights, and access to land and resources between Palestinians and Israeli residents in the Israeli-occupied territories resembles some aspects of the South African apartheid regime, and that elements of Israel’s occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law. Some commentators extend the analogy, or accusation, to include Arab citizens of Israel, describing their citizenship status as second-class.
Opponents of the analogy claim it is intended to delegitimize Israel. Opponents state that the West Bank and Gaza are not part of sovereign Israel, they are governed by the elected Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaders, so they cannot be compared to the internal policies of apartheid South Africa. In regards to the situation within Israel itself, critics of the analogy argue that Israel cannot be called an apartheid state because unlike the South African apartheid racist laws, Israeli law guarantees Arab citizens of Israel the same rights as other Israeli citizens without distinction of race, creed or sex.
In 1961, the South African prime minister, and the architect of South Africa’s apartheid policies, Hendrik Verwoerd, dismissed an Israeli vote against South African apartheid at the United Nations, saying that “Israel is not consistent in its new anti-apartheid attitude… they took Israel away from the Arabs after the Arabs lived there for a thousand years. In that, I agree with them. Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state.” Since then, a number of sources have used the apartheid analogy in their examination of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. In 1967, after the Six Days War, David Ben-Gurion stated that unless Israel managed to ‘rid itself of the territories and their Arab population as soon as possible,’ it would become an apartheid state. In the early 1970s, Arabic language magazines of the PLO and PFLP compared the Israeli proposals for a Palestinian autonomy to the Bantustan strategy of South Africa. In 1979 the Palestinian sociologist Elia Zureik argued that while not de jure an apartheid state, Israeli society was characterized by a latent form of apartheid. The analogy emerged with some frequency in both academic and activist writings in the 1980-90s, when Uri Davis, Meron Benvenisti, Richard Locke and Anthony Stewart employed the analogy to describe Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. In the 1990s, the analogy has gained prominence, after Israel, as a result of the Oslo Accords, granted the Palestinians limited self-government in form the Palestinian Authority, and established a system of permits and checkpoints in the Palestinian Territories. The analogy has gained additional traction following Israel’s construction of the West Bank Barrier. By 2013 the analogy between the West Bank and Bantustans of apartheid-era South Africa was widely drawn in international circles. Also in the United States, where the notion had previously been taboo, Israel’s rule over the occupied territories was increasingly compared to apartheid.
Heribert Adam of Simon Fraser University and Kogila Moodley of the University of British Columbia, in their 2005 book-length study Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking Between Israelis and Palestinians, apply lessons learned in South Africa to resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
They divide academic and journalistic commentators on the topic into three groups:
In part, analysts like Adam and Moodley argue, this controversy over terminology arises because Israel as a state is unique in the region. Israel is perceived as a Western democracy and is thus likely to be judged by the standards of such a state. Western commentators, too, may feel “a greater affinity to a like minded polity than to an autocratic Third World state.” Israel also claims to be a home for the worldwide Jewish diaspora and a strategic outpost of the Western world which “is heavily bankrolled by U.S. taxpayers” who can be viewed as sharing a collective responsibility for its behaviors. Radical Islamists, according to some analysts, “use Israeli policies to mobilize anti-Western sentiment”, leading to a situation in which “(u)nconditional U.S. support for Israeli expansionism potentially unites Muslim moderates with jihadists.” As a result of these factors, according to this analysis, the West Bank Barrier nicknamed the “apartheid wall” has become a critical frontline in the War on Terrorism.
Adam and Moodley note that Jewish historical suffering has imbued Zionism with a subjective sense of moral validity that the whites ruling South Africa never had: “Afrikaner moral standing was constantly undermined by exclusion and domination of blacks, even subconsciously in the minds of its beneficiaries. In contrast, the similar Israeli dispossession of Palestinians is perceived as self-defense and therefore not immoral.” They also suggest that academic comparisons between Israel and apartheid South Africa that see both dominant groups as “settler societies” leave unanswered the question of “when and how settlers become indigenous,” as well as failing to take into account that Israeli’s Jewish immigrants view themselves as returning home. “In their self-concept, Zionists are simply returning to their ancestral homeland from which they were dispersed two millennia ago. Originally most did not intend to exploit native labor and resources, as colonizers do.” Adam and Moodley stress that “because people give meaning to their lives and interpret their worlds through these diverse ideological prisms, the perceptions are real and have to be taken seriously.”
Adam and Moodley argue that notwithstanding universal suffrage within Israel proper, if the occupied Palestinian territories and settler presence are considered part of the entity under analysis, the comparison between a disenfranchised African population in apartheid South Africa and the Palestinians under Israeli occupation gains more validity.
Adam and Moodley also argue that “apartheid ideologues” who justified their rule by claiming self-defense against “African National Congress(ANC)-led communism” found that excuse outdated after the collapse of the Soviet Union, whereas “continued Arab hostilities sustain the Israeli perception of justifiable self-defense.”
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