July 19, 2018

Israel apartheid update

Guardian - The passing of a law in Israel that affords exclusive rights to Jewish people and removes Arabic as an official language has rippled through the country’s Arab minority, who have decried the legislation as unabashedly racist.

....There are roughly 1.8 million Arabs in Israel, making up about a fifth of the state’s population. They are mostly Palestinians and their descendants who remained in place after the 1948 war between Arabs and Jews. Hundreds of thousands of others were displaced or fled.

Mondoweiss -  Critics of the Israel's occupation can now be banned from giving presentations to school children, according to a law passed Monday night by Israel’s parliament, the Knesset. A spokesperson for the Israeli human rights group B’Tselem said he plans on ignoring the law.

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