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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

Israel postpones roll-out of COVID vaccine to Palestinian workers (Al Jazeera, 5 March 2021)

Israel deported 29 Palestinians from Jerusalem, demolished 20 facilities in February (Middle East Monitor, 5 March 2021)

Israel’s Apartheid Debate: Smash the Mirror or Fix Reality? (Haaretz, 5 March 2021)

‘Where do Palestinians go for accountability?’ AP asks a dozen times as State Dep’t flounders (Mondoweiss, 5 March 2021)

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For the Sixth Time, Israel Razes a Disabled Palestinian's Home (Haaretz, 4 March 2021)

Israel and the International Criminal Court: From Victims to Criminals (Haaretz, 4 March 2021)

Israeli critics warn EU against legitimising Palestinian ‘vaccination apartheid’ (Euractiv, 4 March 2021)

ICC probe could place Netanyahu, Israel up a creek without a paddle (Jerusalem Post, 3 March 2021)

Palestinians welcome ICC decision to open war crimes inquiry (Irish Times, 4 March 2021)

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Amnesty hails ICC investigation of war crimes in Palestine as 'historic breakthrough' (Middle East Monitor, 4 March 2021)

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#UNInvestigateApartheid (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement, 3 March 2021)

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EU backs ICC after Netanyahu’s “anti-Semitism” smear (Electronic Intifada, 4 March 2021)

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EU 'peace' envoy has secret chats with Israel lobby (Electronic Intifada, 3 March 2021)

Israel backs campaign against David Miller (Electronic Intifada, 3 March 2021)

Netanyahu slams ICC probe against Israel (Al Monitor, 3 March 2021)

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EU lawmakers call for action against 'de-facto' Israeli annexation of West Bank (Middle East Monitor, 2 March 2021)

New Zealand state pension fund divests from Israeli banks (Electronic Intifada, 3 March 2021)

Lawyers demand Labour explain hiring of Israeli spy (Electronic Intifada, 2 March 2021)

High Court recognizes Reform, Conservative conversions carried out in Israel (Times of Israel, 1 March 2021)

Israel jails Palestinian politicians ahead of PA elections (Electronic Intifada, 2 March 2021)

Kosovo ties with Israel face strong resistance from Turkey (Associated Press, 1 March 2021)

Israel authorizes plan to vaccinate over 120,000 Palestinian workers (Times of Israel, 28 February 2021)

As every Jewish holiday, Israel imposes closure on Palestinians in the West Bank for Purim (Haaretz, 25 February 2021)

Secretive Israeli nuclear facility undergoes major project (Associated Press, 25 February 2021)

Qatar says to fund $60 million pipeline from Israel to Gaza (Reuters, 25 February 2021)

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Former defense officials back US return to Iran deal, urge new long-term pact (Times of Israel, 22 February 2021)

Government expresses ‘regret,’ will compensate for disappeared Yemenite children (Times of Israel, 22 February 2021)

A guide to Israel’s never-ending elections (Haggai Matar, +972, 19 February 2021)

Academics at UK university reject IHRA anti-Semitism definition (Electronic Intifada, 19 February 2021)

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International pressure sees Israel agreeing to vaccinate some West Bank Palestinians (Irish Times, 1 March 2021)

On British colonialism, antisemitism, and Palestinian rights (Avi Shlaim, Middle East Eye, 1 March 2021)

Palestinians of East Jerusalem, a silent eviction (Daily Sabah, 2 March 2021)

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Avi Shlaim slams UK government over 'shameful legacy' of support for Israel (Middle East Eye, 1 March 2021)

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European lawmakers protest Israel’s de facto annexation (Anadolu Agency, 1 March 2021)

European MPs seek US help to halt Israeli annexation (EU Observer, 2 March 2021)

Liberal US Jewish groups urge Biden to reverse Trump settlement label policy (Times of Israel, 25 February 2021)

Court in Israel sentences Palestinian politician Khalida Jarrar to two years in prison (Middle East Eye, 1 March 2021)

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Hundreds of European Parliamentarians Protest Israel's 'De Facto Annexation' (Haaretz, 28 February 2021)

A war is being waged against academic freedom in Britain (Al Jazeera, 28 February 2021)

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Israel Gives Vaccine to Far-Off Allies, as Palestinians Wait (New York Times, 26 February 2021)

Ireland joins UN calls for Israel to stop demolitions (RTE News, 27 February 2021)

American Evangelicals, Israeli Settlers and a Skeptical Filmmaker (New York Times, 26 February 2021)

Israel's autonomous 'robo-snipers' and suicide drones raise ethical dilemma (TRT World, 26 February 2021)

Facebook, We Need To Talk - Dublin Petition Hand-In (Facebook, 24 February 2021)

'Agenda Item 7' highlights UN inaction over Israeli colonisation (Middle East Monitor, 25 February 2021)

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How Israel Uses Africa to Try to Whitewash Apartheid (Jacobin, 23 February 2021)

Israeli Colonists Invade Archaeological Site Near Nablus (IMEMC, 20 February 2021)

Israeli checkpoint killing of Palestinian was an execution, report claims (Guardian, 23 February 2021)

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Israel sends COVID-19 vaccines to Syria, Honduras, the Czech Republic, and Guatemala but denies responsibility to vaccinate its Palestinian subjects (Mondoweiss, 23 February 2021)

Strong majority of foreign policy experts say Israel/Palestine is ‘akin to apartheid’ (Mondoweiss, 23 February 2021)

Israel destroys aid from Ireland (Irish Times, 23 February 2021)

Gaza Suffers $1.5m Losses as Israel Open Floodgates, Destroys Crops (Palestine Chronicle, 22 February 2021)

'They destroyed our dreams': Israel’s bulldozers target Palestinian women farmers (Middle East Eye, 22 February 2021)

Israel: use of Covid vaccines in prisoner swap deal sparks row (Guardian, 21 February 2021)

Jewish Settlers Chop down Dozens of Olive Trees near Bethlehem (Palestine Chronicle, 21 February 2021)

Israel destroys Palestinian villages, leaving residents without shelter in snowstorm (Middle East Monitor, 21 February 2021)

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