South Africa tribunal asked the question, “Is it Apartheid?”
“The Government of South Africa, seeking to eliminate and prevent the kind of suffering the South African and Namibian people suffered under apartheid, commissioned a legal study of the Israel-Palestine situation.
An international team of legal and human rights scholars carried out this fifteen month collaborative study. They set out to examine legally the question: ‘Do Israel’s practices in occupied Palestinian territory, namely the West Bank, East Jerusalem and Gaza, amount to the crimes of colonialism and apartheid under international law?'”
The summary of their findings was prepared by UJPHL co-founder and current president, at the request of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions – USA.
Amnesty International concluded Israel is an Apartheid State.
Amnesty International’s report, Israel’s Apartheid Against Palestinians: Cruel System of Domination and Crime Against Humanity shows “Israeli authorities impose a system of domination and oppression against the Palestinian people in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territories, and against Palestinian refugees. Laws, policies, and institutional practices all work to expel, fragment, and dispossess Palestinians of their land and property, and deprive Palestinians of their human rights. We conclude this treatment amounts to an institutionalized regime of oppression and domination defined as apartheid under international law.”
Does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights apply to all?
“Drafted by representatives with different legal and cultural backgrounds from all regions of the world [chaired by Eleanor Roosevelt], the Declaration was proclaimed by the United Nations in1948. It set out, for the first time, fundamental human rights to be universally protected. It was [intended] to be a common standard of achievements for all peoples and all nations.”
Apartheid-Israel has violated human rights set forth in this international declaration since 1967, yet the United States of America have vetoed every United Nations agenda item that has addressed this violation.
Does the Universal Declaration of Human Rights apply to everyone Except for Palestine?