A UN report has concluded that Israel has established an “apartheid regime,” drawing quick condemnation from Tel Aviv and Washington on Wednesday.
The report by the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) says, “Israel has established an apartheid regime that systematically institutionalizes racial oppression and domination of the Palestinian people as a whole.”
The study concluded that “available evidence established beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid.”
Based in Beirut, ESCWA is comprised of 18 Arab countries, according to its website, which lists the state of Palestine as a full member, and works to strengthen cooperation and promote development.
UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres distanced himself from the report but US Ambassador Nikki Haley said it should be scrapped altogether…