Research and bring to class the International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid New York, 1973, Article II
1. Personal impact: Spend a few moments looking back at the photo on p. 23 of Nelson Mandela and his quote, “Our freedom is incomplete without the freedom of the Palestinians.”
2. Discuss in pairs: In Jonathan Cook’s article, he uses the term “hierarchy of rights” to describe how Israeli laws and rights for Israeli Jews and Israeli Arabs are structured and applied. “So if there is a conflict between a Jew’s national right and a Palestinian’s individual citizenship right, the Jewish national right will invariably be given priority by officials and the courts.” (p. 47)
3. Small group: Joseph Getzoff and Harry Gunkel explore the experiences of the Palestinian Bedouin communities, both in Israel and the occupied territories.
4. Whole group: Ahmed Tibi, a Palestinian member of the Israeli Knesset, challenges the world to see that Israel is “an apartheid power that rules over millions of Palestinians...without granting them any rights and that systematically discriminates against its non-Jewish citizens.” (p.54)