Israel is an apartheid state, Israeli human rights group says
February 5, 2021
(JTA) — Btselem, a leading Israeli human rights group, says that the entirety of Israel should be considered an apartheid state.
Left-wing Israeli groups for years have deemed Israel’s West Bank occupation, or aspects of it, to be an apartheid system. A former prime minister warned in 2017 that Israel was approaching apartheid if it maintained its occupation of the Palestinian territories.
But this is perhaps the first time a prominent Israeli human rights group has applied the term to all of Israel.
“A regime that uses laws, practices and organized violence to cement the supremacy...