Thursday, July 15, 2010


+ ICAHD-USA offers "Is Israel an Apartheid State?" by Frances H. Remillard. ICAHD stands for Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions.  Here's an excerpt from the article:

Apartheid regimes rely on three “Pillars of Apartheid” to maintain their domination:

■Pillar 1: The state codifies into law a preferred identity, and then establishes adjunct laws that grant preferential legal status and material privileges to the preferred group on the basis of their identity while discriminating against the non-preferred group on the basis of the inferior status afforded them.

■Pillar 2: The state segregates the population into geographic areas based on their identity. The favored identity receives preferential access to land, water, other resources, and to government benefits and services while the non-preferred group is confined to ever shrinking non-contiguous besieged territorial enclaves.

■Pillar 3: The state establishes security laws and policies designed to suppress any opposition to the regime. The system of domination is reinforced through assassinations; administrative detention; torture; cruel, inhumane, or degrading treatment; and arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of the non-preferred group.

1 comment:

irreverance said...

Wow, great info. I'm glad you posted this.