Is Israel an Apartheid State?

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3pm EDT / 12 noon PDT

Is Israel and Apartheid State?

Does Israel’s treatment of Palestinians constitute a form of apartheid--the systematic segregation and discrimination of a population on the basis of race, first put into place in South Africa? Such is the claim of the UN, Amnesty International, B’Tselem, Human Rights Watch, and journalists from a range of media. The International Criminal Court has labeled apartheid “a crime against humanity.” Two short documentary films explore the separate and distinct laws, physical infrastructure, civil systems and military enforcement applied to Palestinians in Israel and in the occupied territories. If this is apartheid, what is the authority of the UN and the ICC to adjudicate Israel’s violation of international law? Israel’s newly elected right-wing government promises more extreme forms of discrimination, exclusion, and violence directed at Palestinian citizens of Israel and in the occupied territories.

Watch the film for free at your convenience | Join the Q&A Discussion with an expert panel.

Saleh Hijazi: Former Deputy Regional Direct - MENA at Amnesty International

Michael Lynk: Author, Associate Professor of Law at Western University, former UNHCR Special Rapporteur for Palestinian Territories

Edwin Arrison: Anglican Priest, Development Officer - Desmond & Leah Tutu Legacy Foundation

Jonathan Kuttab (moderator):  Attorney, author, Exec. Dir. Friends of Sabeel North America

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This event is Co-Sponsored by: Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East and Independent Jewish Voices - Canada

SUPPORTER Organizations: :  Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) Palestinian Christian Alliance for Peace   Quaker Palestine Israel Network Indiana Center for Middle East Peace Disciples Palestine-Israel Network Virginia Coalition for Human Rights Mennonite Palestine Israel Network Friends of Sabeel North America Center for Jewish Nonviolence Episcopal Peace Fellowship Palestine Israel Network Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions–USA  Northern New Jersey Jewish Voice for Peace United Church of Christ Palestine Israel Network Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service Churches for Middle East Peace