It is time to make it official and brand Israel as an apartheid state

Brum2Jerusalem Blog

First published by the Middle East Monitor on 4/12/2020

Palestinians take part in a rally against apartheid in the West Bank town of Hebron on 14 September 2012 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages]
Palestinians take part in a rally against apartheid in the West Bank town of Hebron on 14 September 2012 [Mamoun Wazwaz/Apaimages]

No one should throw accusations of racism around lightly because, if proven, then swift action must follow. The trade union movement in Britain, which representsover six million British workers, concluded recently that Israel is a racist state that practices apartheid against the Palestinian people.

The Trade Union Congress (TUC) passedmotion 66— «Solidarity with Palestine and resisting annexation» — which identifiesannexationas «another significant step in the creation of a system of apartheid». The TUC resolved to «send a letter to the prime minister demanding that the UK take firm and decisive measures, including sanctions, to ensure that Israel stops or reverses the illegal annexation, ends the occupation of the West Bank and blockade of Gaza…

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