The Palestine Podcast
Palestine Podcast #48: ‘Apartheid in Palestine – Yesh Din’s landmark legal opinion’
In this episode of The Palestine Podcast, Israeli human rights activists Michael Sfard and Sharona Weiss speak about the findings and conclusions of a landmark legal opinion on Apartheid in Palestine, and Palestinian human rights lawyer Munir Nuseibah gives his view on what the findings mean.
Apartheid is a name for a type of regime and an international crime. The crime of apartheid has a clear definition, and although its origin is historically linked to the racist regime in South Africa, it is now an independent legal concept.
In 2020, Yesh Din, an Israeli human rights organisation commissioned human rights lawyer Michael Sfard to produce a legal opinion on the prevailing in the occupied Palestinian West Bank. The conclusion of this legal opinion is that the crime against humanity of apartheid is indeed being committed by the Israeli state, and the victims of this crime are the indigenous Palestinians.
About the speakers
Sharona Weiss is Head of International Advocacy Department with the Israeli human rights organisation Yesh Din.
Michael Sfard is an Israeli lawyer with expertise in international humanitarian law and international human rights law.
Munir Nuseibah is a Palestinian academic expert on transitional justice and humanitarian law, and Director of the Community Action Center at the Al-Quds University.
We would like to thank Oxfam Novib, PAX, the Centre for Research on Multinational Corporations (SOMO) and The Rights Forum for organising this webinar and for permission to use the audio. You can follow their great work on their respective websites.
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