Israel/Palestine: A discussion with human rights experts — is this Apartheid?
May 3rd, 12 – 1pm EDT
Sponsored by the Office of Public Witness, Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations, World Mission, and the Israel Palestine Mission Network
Many Palestinians have for decades looked to the Black South Africans’ struggles against apartheid as an inspiration for their own struggle for equal rights. But defenders of current Israeli policy have labeled this framing as inaccurate – attacking those using the term Apartheid as anti-Israel or anti-semitic. Early this year, Amnesty International and the UN Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967 issued reports concluding that the laws, policies, and practices imposed on Palestinians by the Israeli government do constitute “Apartheid” and urged the international community to take action. B’Tselem, an Israeli human rights organization, and Human Rights Watch issued similar reports last year. With the occupation in its 55th year, the peace process moribund, and Israel’s Nation State Law codifying discrimination against Palestinians, the question of whether the situation on the ground constitutes apartheid has never been more pressing.
Join us for a conversation with experts from the United Nations and Palestinian and international human rights organizations to discuss these recent reports and learn more about the human rights situation on the ground in Israel Palestine. Learn what you can do to support human rights in the Holy Land!
Executive Director of Amnesty International USA
United Nations Special Rapporteur on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territory occupied since 1967
Moderated by Catherine Gordon
Representative for International Issues, Presbyterian Office of Public Witness
Save the Date for the next webinar in this series:
May 10th, 12pm EDT- Israel Palestine: US Complicity and Accountability
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