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By Ben Sales 

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...

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