Posts Tagged ‘Israeli settlements’


Palestinian Settler-Colonialism

editor 7 September 2017

By Dr. Alex Joffe.. BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 577, September 3, 2017

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The concept of “settler colonialism” has been applied with almost unique vehemence against Israel. But the fact that Jews are the indigenous population of the Southern Levant can be proved with ease. In contrast, historical and genealogical evidence shows Palestinians descend primarily from three primary groups: Muslim invaders, Arab immigrants, and local converts to Islam. (more…)


Australian FM: Don’t call settlements illegal under international law

editor 22 January 2014

By Raphael Ahren.. In a candid interview, Julie Bishop expresses skepticism about the peace process, says boycott Israel activists are ‘anti-Semitic’. In a rare show of support for Israel’s settlement enterprise, Australia’s foreign minister has said that the international community should refrain from calling settlements illegal under international law, without waiting for their status to be determined in a deal with the Palestinians. In an exclusive interview with The Times of Israel, Julie Bishop suggested that, contrary to conventional diplomatic wisdom, the settlements may not be illegal under international law. (more…)


Is Israel an apartheid state?

Kees de Vreugd 9 March 2010

Israel discriminates against all kinds of groups and especially against Palestinians, whether they are citizens of Israel or rightless subjects in the occupied Palestinian territories. In fact, Palestinians are living under a system of apartheid. This should stop immediately. (more…)


Why is Israel’s presence in Settlements called ‘occupation’?

Andrew Tucker 27 July 2009

By Avinoam Sharon, Jerusalem Center for Public affairs …The term “occupation” is often employed politically, without regard for its general or legal meaning. Iraq was occupied by the Coalition forces from the spring of 2003 until June 28, 2004, at which time authority was handed over to the Iraqi Interim Government. (more…)


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