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The Strange Case of Erasing Nationalism From a National Conflict

Amnesty International charged Israel with a crime against humanity by discriminating against Palestinians, creating a flurry of political activity on both sides.
Michael Koplow is a Senior Fellow of the Kogod Research Center at the Shalom Hartman Institute of North America and the Chief Policy Officer of the Israel Policy Forum. Before coming to Israel Policy Forum, he was the founding Program Director of the Israel Institute. He holds a Ph.D. in Government from Georgetown University, where he specialized in political development and ideology, and the politics of Middle Eastern states. He writes Israel Policy Forum’s weekly

“The human rights organization Amnesty International issued a billowing report this week charging Israel with carrying out a crime against humanity by enacting an apartheid system intended to systematically discriminate against Palestinians in Israel, the West Bank, and Gaza. The release of the report has created what is effectively a political campaign on both sides, with Amnesty’s defenders rushing to defend its conclusions and the organization’s detractors rushing to discredit them.”

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