Why does Amnesty International say Israel practices apartheid against its own non-Jewish citizens?A review of the evidence provided by Amnesty International and discussion with Sami Abou Shehada, leader of Balad, largest Palestinian party inside IsraelWednesday, January 18, 1:00 p.m.
Israel claims to be a "Jewish and democratic" state. But this is not how many of its non-Jewish citizens, mostly Muslim and Christian, see it. Some, like the women in this photo, allege "apartheid".
Israel's defenders will usually concede that there is "some discrimination" inside Israel, but they claim that this is in essence no different from the discrimination against various minorities that exists in many democracies, including Canada.
Ever since President Jimmy Carter wrote his book 'Peace, Not Apartheid", voices have been saying that Israel practices apartheid in the West Bank. The evidence there is overwhelming - whole towns just for Jews, separate roads for Israeli settlers, the so-called "apartheid wall', different laws for Jews and non-Jews, etc., etc.
But a series of reports in 2022, from renowned human rights organizations claim that Israel practices apartheid everywhere, inside and outside the occupied territories. In fact, Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and B'Tselem, claim that Israel has constructed an "apartheid regime" which preserves and enforces "Jewish supremacy" everywhere Israel rules, including inside the State of Israel itself.
This webinar will review Amnesty International's main findings with respect to Israel's own Palestinian citizens, and discuss them with Sami Abu Shehada, a former member of Israel's Knesset and currently Chairman of the Balad Party, whose slogan is "a state for all its citizens".
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