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Addressing the Amnesty International "apartheid" report

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Addressing the Amnesty International "apartheid" report

On February 1st, Amnesty International released a report claiming to have analysed "Israel’s intent to create and maintain a system of oppression and domination over Palestinians and examined its key components: territorial fragmentation; segregation and control; dispossession of land and property; and denial of economic and social rights. It has concluded that this system amounts to apartheid."

Various organisations within and without the Jewish community have generated resources, statements and perspectives on this matter.

Hosted on this page is a collection of documents and resources to help make sense of the report and its use.


The full Amnesty International report



Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations

The Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, Anti-Defamation League (ADL), American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), American Jewish Committee (AJC), B'nai B'rith International, and the Jewish Federations of North America issued this statement


Joint Statement from the Board of Deputies of British Jews and The Jewish Leadership Council 

On the 31st of January the Board of Deputies of British Jews and the Jewish Leadership Council released a joint statement regarding the Amnesty International report. 


Statement from Yachad

Yachad, an organisation which works to mobilise British Jews in support of a political resolution to the
Israeli-Palestinian conflict, put out a statement expressing that the report must be taken seriously by the community, rather than focussing 'solely on the rights and wrongs of the use of the word apartheid’.  

Statement from The Zionist Federation

The Zionist Federation for Great Britain and Northern Ireland 'condemns Amnesty International’s report focusing on Israel which was published earlier today. We have found it to be biased, hostile, and consistently applying unfair standards to Israel no other country is subjected to.'


Statement from the World Jewish Congress


US State Department Rejects Amnesty Report 

“We reject the view that Israel’s actions constitute apartheid,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said Tuesday. “We don't offer our own public comprehensive evaluations of reports, but we certainly reject the label that has been attached to this when speaking about Israel.”

BICOM analysis of the Amnesty report

The Britain Israel Communications and Research Centre is a think tank which promotes awareness of Israel and Middle-East Politics in the UK. BICOM released this analysis which argues that the Amnesty report is biased and ignores positive developments that can be built on to further the cause of peace.


Amnesty- Apartheid? What a pile of .....

An article by David Collier, a freelance Investigative Journalist. For almost a decade, David has been writing about antisemitism and anti-Israel bias.



Israel media acuracy focussed NGO; CAMERA, produced a fact check resource of the report. 


Statement from ADL that Condemns Amnesty International’s Latest Effort to Demonize Israel

The Anti Defamation Leage is an NGO dedicating to countering the defamation of the Jewish people. 


NGO Monitor analysis arguing the Amnesty report constitutes antisemitism

NGO Monitor is an an NGO based in Jerusalem, which analyzes and reports on the output of the international NGO community. 


Olga Deutch, Vice President, NGO Monitor:





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