Event Press Conference Creeping Apartheid: Israel’s Nation-State Basic Law. What Should Europe Do?

Press Conference Creeping Apartheid: Israel’s Nation-State Basic Law. What Should Europe Do?

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Date(s) - 05/09/2018
09:30 - 10:45

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Press Club Brussels Europe

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Press Conference

Creeping Apartheid: Israel’s Nation-State Basic Law. What Should Europe Do?

Apartheid-like policies vis-à-vis the Palestinian Arabs living within the remit of its sovereignty are not a novelty. However, they were never made “constitutional” and organizing de jureuntil the recent legislation of the Nation-State Basic Law. This constitutional law leaps toward the institutionalization of apartheid in Israel/ Palestine and delivers a fatal blow to the two-state solution as well as any attempt at genuine peaceful solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

The guiding principle of the Nation-State Basic Law is similar to that which prevailed in Apartheid South Africa: it legally anchors ethno-national separation and supremacy in both the state’s basic legal frameworks well as in its dominant value system. For instance, its first article stipulates that the State of Israel (whose borders were never defined) “is the national home of the Jewish people, in which it fulfills its natural, cultural, religious and historical right to self-determination” and deems “[t]he right to exercise national self-determination in the State of Israel is unique to the Jewish people” (regardless of their nationality or place of residence).

Provided this background, the Joint List invites European and international media to a unique press conference to explicate the devastating implications of the Nation-State Basic Law on cohabitation of the Palestinians and Israeli Jews in Israel/ Palestine and to explore the avenues of political struggle in Europe against it.

To further elaborate on this issue, we have the pleasure to invite you to a press conference with members of the Knesset from the Joint List.

Press Conference 

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 9.30am
Press Club Brussels Europe

Creeping Apartheid: Israel’s Nation-State Basic Law.
What Should Europe Do? 

Ms. Aida Touma-Suleiman, Joint List, Member of Knesset
Mr. Jafar Farah, Director of Mossawa Center

Wednesday, 5 September 2018 at 9.30am Press Club Brussels Europe

Rue Froissart 95 1040 Brussels

Hosted by: Mossawa Center – The Advocacy Center For Arab Citizens In Israel.

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