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delegitimization  // Posts tagged as "delegitimization"

24 Feb Posted by | Comments

Does Israeli Apartheid Week Benefit Anyone?

Posted in: Israel Activism

Those behind this week’s activities on campuses and elsewhere: your role doesn’t help anyone, neither Palestinians nor Israelis who are working to build trust on the ground, writes Ishmael Khaldi, Counsellor for Civil Society Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in London. Ishmael Khaldi was the first Bedouin in Israel’s foreign service. He has served as Israel’s deputy consul general in the US Pacific Northwest and has been Middle East and Arab affairs adviser for Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman since August 2009.  He has recently been appointed the Counsellor for Civil Society Affairs at the Israeli Embassy in London. To read the full post, please visit

16 Nov Posted by | 1 comment

Exploring the Threat of Delegitimization


The campaign to delegitimize Israel is growing steadily and becoming ever more hostile. Not only does this movement seek to strip away Israel’s lawful existence but to prevent Jewish self-determination altogether. A key point is that the delegitimization movement is mostly non-violent, so outsider observers have the false impression that it is no real threat. Yet harm is being done: Delegitimization has become such a critical issue inside the Jewish community itself that infighting has flared, with multiple organizations challenging the validity of one another’s “pro-Israel” identity, and questioning the right of certain groups to even “belong in the tent” of the organized Jewish community. Delegitimization is such a hot topic that it became one of the major agenda points at the 2011 Jewish Federations of North America General Assembly in Denver last week. Several panels devoted their energies to...