Is Israel an apartheid state?

For many years, based on their own experience in 1948 and 1967, Palestinians have accused Israel of being an apartheid state, while Israel’s defenders have vehemently denied the charge. The discussion usually centres on the occupied Palestinian territories, particularly the West Bank and East Jerusalem, where over 642,000 Israeli settlers live in settlements under a clearly separate and different set of laws and regulations. The discussion is also often bogged down in comparisons with the former South African apartheid regime, with Israel exhibiting similarities and differences between its own…

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