Israel Declared an Apartheid StateSubmitted by Bob-45 on Thu, 06/21/2012 - 23:23
Thursday, June 21, 2012
Israel Declared an Apartheid State
Colonialism and apartheid breach international law.
Stephen Lendman, Contributor
The 1973 International Convention for the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid (the Apartheid Convention) called it state-sanctioned discriminatory "inhuman" racism "committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group of persons over any other racial group of persons and systematically oppressing them."
Apartheid is an international crime. The above definition builds on the 1965 International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination (ICERD).
The 1998 Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court calls apartheid a crime under the Court's jurisdiction. For 45 years, Israel flagrantly breached the law.