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This Is Apartheid: Webinars, op-eds and background

Following please find selected resources – webinars, op-eds and more – relating to B’Tselem’s January 2021 position paper “A regime of Jewish supremacy from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea: This is apartheid

Webinars and podcasts


Podcast - Occupied Thoughts with Peter Beinart: This is Apartheid (Jan 12, 2021)

Unlike frameworks that see the state of Israel as separate from the Occupied Territories, B’Tselem argues that there is a single Israeli regime in both the Occupied Territories and Israel: an Apartheid regime, organized to advance one group, Jews, over another, Palestinians.


FMEP webinar (Jan 21, 2021)

Calling the Thing by its Proper Name: “Apartheid” Between the Jordan River & the Mediterranean Sea


Harvard Divinity School webinar (Feb 23, 2021)

What’s New About the New B’Tselem Report: A Moment of Moral Clarity


Council for Arab-British Understanding (Caabu) & PSC webinar (Mar 22, 2021)

This is Apartheid



Selected op-eds


Why an Israeli Human-Rights Organization Decided to Call Israel an Apartheid Regime / Masha Gessen, The New Yorker, 27 January, 2021


Time for Israelis to confront the inconvenient truth /  Yossi Mekelberg, Arab News, 26 January, 2021


Not ‘Apartheid in the West Bank.’ Apartheid, Gideon Levy, Haaretz, 17 January, 2021


Is Israel an apartheid state? / Jonathan Kuttab, The New Arab, 16 February 2021


As a Rabbi Raised in South Africa, I Can’t Ignore Israel Is an Apartheid State / Brian Walt, Truthout, 17 February, 2021


B’Tselem, apartheid, and correcting the ethical grammar on Israel/Palestine / Robert Cohen,, 25 January, 2021


Why B’Tselem is calling Israel an apartheid regime, from the river to the sea / Orly Noy, +972 Magazine, 12 January, 2021


Israel’s Apartheid Debate: Smash the Mirror or Fix Reality? / Oren Yiftachel, Haaretz, 5 March, 2021 


We are Israel's largest human rights group – and we are calling this apartheid / Hagai El-Ad, The Guardian, 12 January, 2021


The Education Minister Is Afraid of the Truth: Israel Is an Apartheid State / Hagai El-Ad, Haaretz, 19 January 2021



Selected news coverage:

Israel is a non-democratic apartheid regime, says rights group / Oliver Holmes, The Guardian, 12 January 2021


Leading human rights group calls Israel an ‘apartheid’ state /  Josheph Krauss, Associated Press, 12 January, 2021

Israel isn't a democracy, it's an 'apartheid regime,' rights group says / Sam Kiley, CNN, 12 January, 2021

Une ONG israélienne, B’Tselem, dénonce un régime d’apartheid / Louis Imbert, Le Monde, 12 January, 2021


L'ONG israélienne B’Tselem dénonce un régime d’apartheid en Israël / Sami Boukhelifa, RFI, 12 January, 2021


Israel is an apartheid regime, not a democracy, says prominent rights group / Bel Trew, Independent, 12 January, 2021


Why a leading Israeli rights group is calling Israel an 'apartheid' state / Oded Balilty (AP), The World, 15 January, 2021


Israeli Human Rights Group Says The Country Pursues Nondemocratic 'Apartheid Regime' / Daniel Estrin, NPR, 12 January, 2021

La sombra del ‘apartheid’ planea sobre la democracia israelí / Juan Carlos Sanz, EL PAÍS, 12 January, 2021


Bryder tabu: Israelsk organisation kritiserer ’apartheid’ mod palæstinenserne, Anders Jerichow, Politiken, 12 January, 2021


B’Tselem, for first time, labels Israel an apartheid state, Tovah Lazaroff, The Jerusalem Post, 12 January, 2021