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The "Apartheid" slander insults South Africans
Calling Israel an apartheid state is an insult to those who have actually had to live under apartheid.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/AcEL-NlxBk0

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Debate on Israel's Nation State Law
This is an interesting debate about Israel's Nation State Law.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/UnS8HdceRZc

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
Alan Dershowitz says that Israel should have turned its Declaration of Independence into a Basic Law, arguing that the Nation State bill harms Israel's image.

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Israel, the COVID vaccine, and the PA

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Israeli democracy
Israel is a diverse liberal democracy, and the only free country in the Middle East according to the human rights watchdog Freedom House.

https://freedomhouse.org/country/israel

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Exploitation of South African struggles
The “apartheid” claim is not just false. It is a cynical attempt to exploit the suffering of black South Africans and promote hate against Israelis.

www.africansforpeace.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/11/Africans-For-Peace-Perspectives-On-Israel-And-Palestine.pdf

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Arab Israeli Supreme Court Justice Oversees Elections
Israel’s 2015 elections were overseen by Salim Joubran, an Arab Christian who sits on Israel’s Supreme Court.

http://www.jpost.com/Israel-Elections/Israeli-Arab-Supreme-Court-Judge-to-oversee-Israeli-elections-384078

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The "Apartheid" slander
“I know all too well the cruelty of South Africa’s abhorrent apartheid system… The charge that Israel is an apartheid state is a false and malicious one that precludes, rather than promotes, peace and harmony.”

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/01/opinion/israel-and-the-apartheid-slander.html

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South African Apartheid slander vs. Israel
“I know Israel today – and I knew apartheid up close. And put simply, there is no comparison between Israel and apartheid.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2015/may/22/israel-injustices-not-apartheid-state

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Religious Freedom
Jerusalem is the only city in the world with ancient sites that are holy to Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. Israel safeguards free access to holy places and each religious group’s right to administer its own holy sites.

http://mfa.gov.il/MFA_Graphics/MFA%20Gallery/Israel60/ch6.pdf

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Practical impact of Israel's Nation State Law
Israel's Democracy Institute, which is highly critical of Israel's Nation State Law, says it is problematic but won't change how the country is run.

https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Jewish-Nation-State-Law-not-a-game-changer-IDI-says-563735

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Israeli opinions about the Nation State Law
According to a poll conducted after the Nation State Law passed, 60% of Israelis believe the law should have included language about equality.

https://en.idi.org.il/articles/24311

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
The Israel Democracy Institute offers an explanation and critical perspective on Israel's Nation State Law.

https://en.idi.org.il/articles/24241

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
Eugene Kontorovich argues that Israel's Nation State Law is similar to laws that exist in many democratic European countries, and does not infringe on minority rights.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/get-over-itisrael-is-the-jewish-state-1532039000

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
Alan Dershowitz says that Israel should have turned its Declaration of Independence into a Basic Law, arguing that the Nation State bill harms Israel's image.

https://www.facebook.com/i24newsEN/videos/1030730163762319/

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
This article argues that while Israel's other Basic Laws ensure its status as a democracy, the Nation State Law is needed to express its existence as a Jewish state.

https://forward.com/opinion/406355/everything-youve-heard-about-israels-nation-state-bill-is-wrong/

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
This article criticizes Israel's Nation State Law due to its impact on the Druze community.

https://sethfrantzman.com/2018/07/25/arrogance-and-hubris-led-israels-nation-state-bill-to-perdition-on-druze-issue/

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Perspectives on Israel's Nation State Law
This article argues that Israel's Nation State Law was necessary in light of all the forces which seek to deny Israel's right to exist as a Jewish state.

https://jewishweek.timesofisrael.com/the-case-for-israels-nation-state-bill/

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2019 Israeli Election Quiz and Guide
Interested in Israeli elections and democracy in general? Take this fun quiz to see which Israeli political party you align with, and check out the other educational resources on the page.

https://israelpolicyforum.org/elections/?fbclid=IwAR3Mz_UVkxhkrKWtjBp_UuRSmCGT0w2IwQ_ZRGxn97Fxu3Rwy_jJwlsOdiw#quiz

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Legal rebuttal to apartheid accusations
Scholar Eugene Kontorovich analyzes why Israel fails to meet the legal definition of apartheid.

http://www.thetower.org/article/the-apartheid-libel-a-legal-refutation/

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HRW “apartheid” Smear
International law expert Eugene Kontorovich argues that the Human Rights Watch’s 2021 report isn’t serious analysis, but rather a deeply misleading tool in a political campaign against Israel.

https://www.ejiltalk.org/the-apartheid-accusation-against-israel-lacks-is-baseless-and-agenda-driven/

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HRW “apartheid” smear only contributes to conflict
https://www.newsweek.com/injecting-apartheid-israeli-palestinian-conflict-will-make-it-worse-opinion-1588559

Former U.S. diplomats argue Human Rights Watch’s report smearing Israel will make the Israeli-Palestinian conflict harder to solve.

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Appropriating “Apartheid” to smear Israel
This South African writer argues that “the appropriation of Apartheid amounts to our collective historical memory being murdered and erased.”

https://isgap.org/flashpoint/the-appropriation-of-apartheid/

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“Apartheid” smear is misleading and counterproductive
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South African perspective on HRW’s “Apartheid’ Smear
This journalist who grew up in South Africa argues that Human Rights Watch’s 2021 report slandering Israel is, “blind to fact and reality.”

https://forward.com/opinion/468497/apartheid-israel-human-rights-watch-palestinians/

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