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Authoritative reports by legal analysts and renowned scholars have clarified the oft-debated  question of whether Israeli is practicing apartheid in its policies toward the Palestinian people.  UMKR provides two of those reports, one from a UN agency, published in 2017, and the other commissioned by the government of South Africa, published in 2009.



Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid
A report commissioned by the UN agency ESCWA (Economic and Social Comission for Western Asia) and published in March 2017 concludes unequivocally that Israel practices Apartheid policy.


Read the Executive Summary on our site


Download the Executive Summmary (6 pp)


Download the full report (74 pp)



Is Israel an Apartheid State?

This is an easy-to-read summary (provided by ICAHD-USA) of the 15-month study conducted by an international group of legal analysts. That study was funded and coordinated by the government of South Africa.

Read the ICAHD-USA Summary on our site


Download the ICAHD-USA Summary


Read excerpts of the legal team's Executive Summary


Download the Executive Summary


Download the full report (300+ pagees)

Education        It is Apartheid


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