Antisemitism in the Amnesty International Report on Israel
Question for written answer E-000932/2022/rev.1
to the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy
Nicola Beer (Renew), Frédérique Ries (Renew), Niclas Herbst (PPE), Lukas Mandl (PPE), Ilana Cicurel (Renew), Anna-Michelle Asimakopoulou (PPE), Dietmar Köster (S&D), Sara Skyttedal (PPE), Petras Auštrevičius (Renew), Andrey Kovatchev (PPE), Miriam Lexmann (PPE), Bert-Jan Ruissen (ECR), Ondřej Knotek (Renew), Sergey Lagodinsky (Verts/ALE)
On 1 February 2022, Amnesty International issued a report entitled ‘Israel’s Apartheid against Palestinians – a cruel system of domination and a crime against humanity’ in which it alleges that apartheid was inherent in the founding of the State of Israel in 1948 and has been built on and maintained by successive Israeli governments.
- 1.Does the Vice-President of the Commission / High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy (VP/HR) regard Israel as an apartheid state, given that – among others – Israel was created based on UN Resolution 181, more than 10 % of Knesset Members are Arab Israelis, there are Arab Israeli judges, including at the Supreme Court, and an Arab party forms part of the current government?
- 2.Does the VP/HR regard the report as antisemitic in the light of the non-legally binding International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism, given that it claims that the existence of the State of Israel is a racist endeavor (i.e. an apartheid state)?