media does not print what is going on in Israel and Palestine. Blogging can be a very effective way to get around this blockade of the
truth. If many people are blogging on many different sites on a
similar subject and point of view, it can have a ripple effect.
This is our intention: to get the word out that there is apartheid in
Israel/Palestine. With our allies at itisapartheid.org, we are asking folks to make two blog entries about apartheid in Israel/Palestine in the
month of March.
- Look for a blog with recent posts on Palestine/Israel and post your opinion that Israel is an apartheid state. Google
blog and the word “Israel” or “Pro Israel” or “Palestine” or "Gaza,"
- It is OK if others on the blog don’t agree with you.
- Link to the section of our website on Israeli apartheid or www.itisapartheid.org, so people
can see the facts. Fact sheets and other resources on apartheid can be found by clicking here.
- Make your blog short, under 200 words.
- Send your blog post and where you posted it to info[at]itisapartheid[dot]org so we can keep track!
- Media outlets have blogs, individuals have blogs and organizations have blogs (such as the David Project).
- Use our talking points and fact sheets on Israeli apartheid to help write your blog.
Here is a sample blog entry:
question of whether there is Israeli Apartheid is like asking if there
is any such thing as global warming. There are people who say there
is no global warming, but people in the scientific community who study
such things say there is no doubt about the facts. The same is true
for Israeli apartheid, you can deny the “inconvenient truth,” you can
call people names who say it, but it does not make it any less true.
look at what Israeli human rights group B’Tselem concluded; “Israel has
created in the Occupied Territories a regime of separation based on
discrimination, applying two separate systems of law in the same area
and basing the rights of individuals on their nationality. This regime
. . . is reminiscent of . . . the apartheid regime in South Africa.”
about Israel’s leading newspaper Haaretz, which observed in that “The
apartheid regime in the territories remains intact; millions of
Palestinians are living without rights, freedom of movement or a
livelihood, under the yoke of ongoing Israeli occupation.”
Nobel Peace Prize winner Desmond Tutu, who said, “If you change the
names, the description of what is happening in the Gaza Strip and the
West Bank would be a description of what is happening in South Africa.”
the former Prime Minister of Israel, Ehud Olmert, said failure of the
peace process will sink Israel into a South Africa apartheid struggle.
"If the day comes when the two-state solution collapses, and we face a
South African-style struggle for equal voting rights (also for the
Palestinians in the territories), then, as soon as that happens, the
State of Israel is finished."