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Israel and the Palestinians: Is the Apartheid Analogy Fair?

Thursday October 27, 2011, from 16:00 to 18:00
Seminar Room, IBEI
Denver, Tom Farer
In international discourse about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the situation in the territories occupied by Israel after the 1967 war is increasingly described as closely analogous to apartheid in South Africa before the advent of majority rule. What were the main elements of the apartheid regime? How in fact do they compare with the system of control now operative in the occupied territories? Are the differences morally significant? Whatever the differences can the current arrangements be justified morally or legally? What was the trajectory of events that produced the status quo? What are the parameters of a just resolution of the current situation?