Current Sadaka Briefing

Sadaka Publications - Israeli Apartheid and the Covid-19 Vaccine. (Click now to download Briefing)

Israeli Apartheid and the Covid-19 Vaccine

Overview:   Israel leads the way in vaccinating its citizens against Covid-19 and expects to be the first country in the world to achieve full vaccination. It has also acknowledged paying over the price paid by other countries in order to secure supplies. Included in the vaccination programme are more than 600,000 Israeli settlers, citizens of Israel, living in occupied Palestinian territory in the West Bank and East Jerusalem. However, five million Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza occupied by Israel will not be vaccinated by Israel in contravention of the 4th Geneva Convention. This is a most serious consequence of the apartheid policies pursued by the state of Israel.

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Recent Media Items

WAFA: 'Israel starts construction of new settler units in northern Jordan Valley' (IMEMC, 20 April 2021)

The Jerusalem Declaration on Antisemitism is an orientalist text (Al Jazeera, 21 April 2021)

Israel issues 13 demolition orders to Palestinian homes in West Bank (Middle East Monitor, 21 April 2021)

The Israeli Female Soldiers Took Her Aside and Undressed Her. The Cruelty Only Started (Haaretz, 21 April 2021)

To Jaffa Arabs, Sales of ‘Absentee Ownership’ Properties Aim to Expel Them From the City (Haaretz, 21 April 2021)

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Under Jerusalem: Israel’s subterranean expansion (Architectural Review, 14 April 2021)

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‘Lives gone’: Palestinians mark Prisoner’s Day (Al Jazeera, 17 April 2021)

Israel risks derailing EU election mission to Palestine (EU Observer, 20 April 2021)

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Bernie Sanders: U.S. Should Have a Say in How Israel Uses Military Aid (Haaretz, 19 April 2021)

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J Street brings together progressives, Israeli war criminals (Electronic Intifada, 19 April 2021)

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NYC mayoral candidate Dianne Morales calls Israel ‘apartheid state’ (Forward, 16 April 2021)

Lobby gets EU advice on censoring Israel’s critics (Electronic Intifada, 15 April 2021)

US aid must not fund Israeli abuses against Palestinians, new bill says (Middle East Eye, 16 April 2021)

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Gideon Levy: Israel Headed to Another Election (WRMEA, 16 April 2021)

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Smotrich threatens to expel Arab MK, other Muslims who don’t accept Jewish rule (Times of Israel, 7 April 2021)

Israel Punishes Hunger-Striking Prisoner by Transferring Him to Another Prison (Palestine Chronicle, 15 April 2021)

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PA: international silence encourages more Israeli crimes (Middle East Monitor, 13 April 2021)

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Canada’s New Democratic Party passes motion to sanction Israel (Mondoweiss, 12 April 2021)

Discussion: Has Israel effectively annexed the West Bank? (Trócaire, 12 April 2021)

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Israeli troops kill Palestinian driver, wound his wife (Al Jazeera, 6 April 2021)

Israeli court upholds travel ban on Amnesty International campaigner (Middle East Eye, 6 April 2021)

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Israel's Netanyahu to call meeting on ICC investigation (Al Araby, 5 April 2021)

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Ariel Sharon's 'Secret Plan' for the Palestinians (Haaretz, 2 April 2021)

Israeli Soldiers Shoot, Arrest Palestinian Man near Jerusalem (Palestine Chronicle, 4 April 2021)

Netanyahu, Senior Officials to Hold First Meeting on Israel's Response to ICC Probe (Haaretz, 3 April 2021)

Stealing Palestine: A study of historical and cultural theft (Middle East Eye, 14 July 2015)

Settlers filmed pelting Palestinian man with stones in West Bank (Times of Israel, 3 April 2021)

Distribution of GCSE textbooks on Israeli-Palestinian conflict paused over ‘dangerously misleading’ claim (Independent, 3 April 2021)

Jerusalem and Sheikh Jarrah on Land Day (Middle East Monitor, 3 April 2021)

Palestinians in this village suffer daily settler raids of Muslim shrines (Al Monitor, 2 April 2021)

US lifts Trump’s sanctions on ICC prosecutor, court official (Al Jazeera, 2 April 2021)

The Kafkaesque Reality of Israeli Military Courts (Good Shepherd Collective, 1 April 2021)

Growing Support in U.S. Congress for Palestinian Rights, Rashida Tlaib Says (Haaretz, 2 April 2021)

Facebook reassurances on ‘Zionist’ hate speech policy met with skepticism (Middle East Eye, 2 April 2021)

Israeli Soldiers Storm Refugee Camp, Injure Five Palestinians near Nablus (Palestine Chronicle, 2 April 2021)

UK school textbooks slammed as 'propaganda' for Israel (Middle East Monitor, 2 April 2021)

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