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Israel Eyes a New Kind of Regime in the West Bank, but the World Sees Apartheid

Israel doesn’t see the enclave as occupied, and it doesn’t see it as ‘liberated territory.’ The West Bank is thus abandoned

Shaul Arieli
Shaul Arieli
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Shaul Arieli
Shaul Arieli

At the beginning of February, Amnesty International released a report stating that Israel maintains a system of apartheid against the Palestinians. This document could turn out to be a trailer for the UN Human Rights Council's commission of inquiry that was established following the fighting with Gaza last May. The commission's report is due out in June and could claim that Israel is an apartheid state. Israel’s government must lift this threat by implementing a clear policy on the West Bank.

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