Israeli apartheid

Why is Cornel West the only black face recognizable to US TV audiences with the integrity to speak against Israeli apartheid & our role in sustaining it?

While the Congressional Black Caucus was co-signing Israel's genocidal assault on Gaza, Dr. Cornel West spoke against Israeli apartheid. But where is our prosperous & powerful black political class? Where is the black church?

The Real News Network: Glen Ford: Black Political Elite Continue To Support Israeli Apartheid, Assault on Gaza

Glen Ford examines how our black political class, whose brand is associated with opposing apartheid in the US and South Africa, supports apartheid & ethnocracy in Israel.

The Real News Network: Inside Israel's Pro-War Nationalist Camp

Submitted by The Real News N... on Fri, 08/15/2014 - 07:52

The Real News Network: Inside Israel's Racist Ethnocracy

The Real News Network and Max Blumental, author of "Goliath: Life and Loathing in Greater Israel" look at how Israeli politicians have made racist anti-Arab hatred and fascism a political staple in the zionist state.

by BAR managing editor Bruce A. Dixon

The contradiction between the supposed origin of our black political class out of the struggle against Jim Crow and its collaboration with Israeli apartheid can't be resolved. We can only save the good name of our own people by calling out the black US collaborators with apartheid, holding them up to derision and ridicule, by sustaining a storm of disapproval and opprobrium until they and the ethnocratic regime in Israel are no more. 

The Chosen People – for Incarceration

“They’ve created a permanent caste from which people cannot escape,” said Larry Hamm, chairman of the Newark-based People’s Organization for Progress (POP), referring to America’s system of mass Black incarceration. POP supports the New Jersey Decarceration Act, aimed at drastically reducing prison populations. Historically, police forces and prisons have expanded to contain Black people, socially and geographically. “What they’re worried about now is there’s a potential for us to build alliances with other groups that have been economically disenfranchised in the last few decades, and that there could be an even wider societal response to the suffering that’s going on in this country,” said Hamm.

Challenge to Arbitrary Solitary Confinement

Prison inmate Lester Alford has hauled New Jersey into court, charging prison officials with arbitrarily locking him in solitary under appalling conditions. “They only gave him one set of clothing for three years, and didn’t let him clean his cell for three years,” said Jean Ross, a lawyer who has advised many state prisoners. The state accused Alford, now middle-aged, of being a gang leader. “There is no excuse, no defense to the fact that they placed him under isolated confinement without any kind of due process of law, and under conditions that we would not keep animals in,” said Ross, who is also an organizer with the People’s Organization for Progress.

Former Panther Blasts Huey Newton

Wayne Pharr, a former captain in the Los Angeles chapter of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense, has just published a book titled Nine Lives of a Black Panther: A Story of Survival. “I don’t bash anybody but Huey Newton,” the Panther co-founder who, Pharr writes, set himself up as Supreme Commander and sent hit squads against members considered disloyal. “That’s what turned me off from the whole thing, because that spoke of ego and no humility,” said Pharr, who now makes his living in real estate. The FBI’s infamous COINTELPRO played a role in the party’s demise. “We knew were under surveillance with COINTELPRO,” said Pharr, “and COINTELPRO is still working, right now.”

U.S. Complicit in Israeli Crimes

“Not a minute of this war would be possible without complete and total U.S. funding, political support, and diplomatic support every step of the way,” said Sara Flounders, of the International Action Center. But, “the world has not been silent” to the suffering of Palestinians in Gaza, nearly 2,000 of whom – overwhelmingly civilians – have died at Israeli hands. What the Israeli’s want, said Flounders, “is the silence of the grave; that’s their only plan.” A huge demonstration is set for this Saturday, August 9, at the United Nations building in New York, said Flounders, who is also an organizer with UNAC, the United National Anti-War Coalition.

Mumia: Zionists Lust for Land

America’s best known political prisoner says “Israel intentionally targets civilians, which is a war crime.” Mumia Abu Jamal, in a report for Prison Radio, called Israel “a settler colonialists state which has no use for the indigenous people of Palestine, yet lusts for its land.” President Obama claims Israel “has the right to defend itself. But, one wonders: doesn’t Palestine have that right, as well?”

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US Foreign Policy –Wrong Side of History, Wrong Side of World Opinion

Submitted by Wilmer J. Leon III on Tue, 07/29/2014 - 12:03

by Dr. Wilmer J. Leon, III

President Obama has turned his back on his 2009 promises to the Palestinian people, and instead ratcheted up support for Israeli wars, bigotry and racism. “The NAACP, the Congressional Black Caucus, and other organizations should be front-and-center in condemning the Israeli government’s actions and the Obama administration’s support and encouragement of them.”

Radical Black Reading: Summer 2014

Submitted by Peter James Hudson on Tue, 07/22/2014 - 12:33

by The Public Archive

For your Summer edification: the works of “Black writers, scholars, artists, and activists” explore how “the policies of the Israel towards the Palestinian people mirror the historic regimes of apartheid in South Africa and Jim Crow in the United States.”

Shocking Decline in Ethiopian Israeli Birthrate

Submitted by Renee Ghert-Zand on Tue, 12/18/2012 - 14:51

 

by Renee Ghert-Zand

Jewish Ethiopian women were given contraceptive injections before immigrating to Israel and after arrival. The result: a 50 percent decline in birthrate, and a ‘missing generation’ of Ethiopian children.”

Stevie Wonder Disgraces Himself with Concert for Israeli Military

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 11/27/2012 - 21:02

 

A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford

Stevie Wonder, who once penned a song against apartheid in South Africa, will star at a fundraiser for the Israeli military, early next month. How shocking that a Black cultural icon would help throw a party for the soldiers of “a system that some describe as even worse than that practiced by the white South African regime.”

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Black Solidarity With Palestine

Submitted by Jemima Pierre on Wed, 05/16/2012 - 00:14

 

by BAR editor and columnist Jemima Pierre

The Palestinian cry for dignity especially demands Black support” – today, as thousands of Palestinian prisoners emerge from a long hunger strike, just as in the late Sixties, during the Black Freedom Movement. Under an apartheid legal system, the “Palestinians have been subjected to an arbitrary system of military law.”

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Israel’s Like South Africa…

Dockworkers at the Port of Oakland, California joined with community activists to temporarily halt unloading of cargo from an Israeli vessel. Union official Clarence Thomas said Israel was “just as vulnerable” to concerted worker and consumer protests as was South Africa during the apartheid era.

Rangel Makes Times Spectacle of Himself in Times Square

Harlem Congressman Rangel “in essence, denounced his own constituents” in favor of Israel at a recent Times Square press conference,” says BAR senior columnist Margaret Kimberley. Rangel joined New York politicians demanding that American flotilla activists attacked by Israeli should be investigated before being allowed back in the U.S.

High Court OKs Draconian Terror Law

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Obama administration’s broad interpretation of what constitutes giving “material assistance” to so-called “terror groups.” A Center for Constitutional Rights lawyer says the law amounts to “something very close to guilt by association” and “could have landed President Carter in prison for 15 years” for his peace-seeking missions.

U.S. Justice Department Fails to Come Up with Prison Rape Standards

Attorney General Eric Holder missed a deadline to submit national standards to combat sexual abuse behind bars. One hundred thousand prison inmates are raped every year, according to federal studies.

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Israel's Big and Small Apartheids

Submitted by Jonathan Cook on Tue, 04/27/2010 - 21:08

by Jonathan Cook

It is irrefutable that Israel is an apartheid state, established and maintained for the benefit of one group of its inhabitants. “There are, for example, some 30 laws that explicitly discriminate between Jews and non-Jews.” The same fate awaits the West Bank, if the Zionist mission is not halted. “The veiled apartheid facing Palestinians inside Israel is the blueprint for a veiled -- and more legitimate -- kind of apartheid being planned for Palestinians in the occupied territories.”

Israel And Apartheid: By People Who Knew Apartheid

Submitted by Lawrence of Cyberia on Tue, 04/06/2010 - 21:53
Israel And Apartheid: By People Who Knew Apartheid
Apartheid is an abomination to civilization, and a crime against humanity. That apartheid is the ruling order in Israel is beyond question – just ask those who know the diabolical system best.

The Israeli State And Its Zionist Project Have Failed, Explains Ali Abunimah

Submitted by Ali Abunimah on Wed, 02/17/2010 - 03:07

The Zionist project, the Israeli mission of occupation, ethnic cleansing, expropriation and colonial resettlement of Arab Palestine is untenable, and cannot succeed even in the short run.  Just as in apartheid South Africa, Israel's native subcontractors cannot keep the natives in order, forcing that apartheid state to endlessly escalate the violence against the nation's indigenous population.  Nobody can predict the future, Abunimah reminds us, but the darkest and bloodiest deeds of racist South Africa occurred when its imminent fall could not be admitted by its leaders.

Apartheid is the Root of Israel’s Aggressions

Submitted by Glen Ford on Tue, 09/22/2009 - 12:17
A Black Agenda Radio commentary by Glen Ford
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Israel reacted with typical feigned outrage at the United Nations report on war crimes and human rights violations committed by its forces in Gaza, last winter. The Jewish state's serial violations of international law are rooted in the barbarism of its governing principle, apartheid, which leads Israel to place itself “above the accepted norms of civilized behavior.”
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