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The Israel-apartheid debate

Is Israel an apartheid state? Does its rule over the Palestinians constitute an apartheid regime?

With movements like BDS and others attempting to shift international discussion of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict to a rights-based and international law-based discourse, we at +972 take a look at the merits, increasing use and utility of applying the word “apartheid” to Israel and the Occupied Territories.

A number of public figures ranging from Ehud Barak, John Kerry, Ehud Olmert and Tzipi Livni have warned that if a two-state solution isn’t reached, Israel will become an apartheid state. Others say that apartheid is already here. The verdict isn’t yet in but the discussion is taking place here.

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