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Catatan: Bukan tipe saya mengirim artikel yang tidak 
relevan dengan
misi milis ini,
tetapi dengan tragedi kejahatan kemanusiaan berupa 
pembajakan flotilla
untuk bantuan kemanusiaan oleh rezim brutal Israel,
ada baiknya mempelajari ID/Permit System di Israel:
segala sesuatu pakai ijin, dan menunjukkan kartu ID.

Penulis Stephen Lendman menjelaskan bagaimana sistem ini 
betapa buruknya sistem ini, lebih buruk daripada apartheid 
Afrika Selatan,
dan mirip dengan bagaimana Nazi memperlakukan bangsa 
dan bagaimana Amerika memperlakukan suku-suku Indian.

Untuk selanjutnya saya akan membatasi diri
dalam memberi komentar untuk topik-topik seperti ini,
dan saya berharap serupa kepada anggota-anggota milis ini.
Masih banyak milis lain untuk isu seperti ini.



Israel's ID/Permit System
Note the similarity to how the Nazis treated the Jews, and 
how the
United States treated native Indians.

by Stephen Lendman
Thursday, 13 May 2010

On April 23, Arizona's racist immigration bill became law. 
"Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhood Act," 
it requires
proof of legal entry or citizenship or face arrest, fines, 
and/or deportation.

Under South African apartheid, pass laws segregated blacks 
whites, restricted their movements, required pass books be 
carried at
all times, and produced on demand or face arrest and 
Evolving from the 18th and 19th century until their 1986 
repeal, they
restricted entry to cities, forcibly relocated blacks, 
denied them
most public amenities and many forms of employment, and 
apartheid's most hated symbol.

Under Israeli military occupation, repression is worse 
than South
Africa's. It's a sophisticated form of social, economic, 
political and
racial discrimination, strangulation, and genocide, 
incorporating the
worst elements of colonialism and apartheid as well as 
dispossession, displacement and state terrorism to 
Palestinians from their land and heritage, deny them their 
civil and human rights, and gradually remove or eliminate 

Apartheid is the worst form of racism. Israeli militarized 
is the worst form of apartheid, incorporating violence, 
incursions, land theft, home demolitions, targeted 
murder, mass arrests, torture, destruction of agricultural 
land, and
isolation - measures amounting to genocide, including 
starving Gazans
under siege.

The ID/permit system is one of many elements designed to 
make greater
Israel an ethnically pure Jewish state.

Israel requires all permanent residents and citizens over 
16 to have
color-coded ID cards (called te'udat zehut) for West Bank 
and Gazan
Palestinians, East Jerusalem ones, Israeli Arabs and Jews.

For Palestinians, they dictate where they may live, work, 
and move, or
be allowed through West Bank checkpoints, to Israel or 
Gaza. Doing so
requires hard to get permits, easily cancelled without 
notice. More on
them below.

Jews have blue IDs, Palestinians either Israeli-issued 
orange ones (in
Hebrew) or nearly identical Palestinian Authority-issued 
green ones
with a PA seal on top, that include the following 

name and ID number;
father and mother's names;
date and place of birth;
marital status;
gender; and
Prior to 2005, ethnicity was also included. It's still 
available on
request from state registrations.

A separate document includes:

current and previous addresses;
previous names;
citizenship, including for permanent resident citizens of 
other countries;
name, birth date and ID numbers for spouse and children; 
electoral polling stamp.
Since the 1993 Oslo Accords and follow-up agreements, West 
Palestinians are prohibited from accessing Jerusalem 
health and
educational services, the Separation Wall adding more 
impediments for
thousands of residents on the West Bank side and others in 
the Seam
Zone - the area east of the Green Line and west of the 
Wall. They also
lose services, and for Jerusalem residents, access to the 
city and
their residency.

Worse still, Seam Zone residents face possible land 
annexation to make
way for settlement expansions and new ones. They need 
permits to live
in their homes and till their fields. Others in East 
Jerusalem living
west of the Wall must cross barriers and have permits to 
access other
parts of the West Bank.

In theory, Jerusalem Palestinians may move freely within 
the city and
through most of the West Bank. In practice, harsh security 
prevent it as well as their right to work in Israel, pay 
taxes, and
get national insurance benefits. In addition, their 
residency isn't guaranteed. If they live outside the city 
for seven
years, it's revoked, or if Israel wishes, revocation by 
military order
may come.

Israeli Arabs are citizens, their ID cards identifying 
their religion.
Again theoretically, they have free access to the West 
Bank and
Jerusalem. In practice, they're stopped, questioned, 
delayed, and
denied access to West Bank cities by military order. The 
Wall adds other restrictions.

Israeli and settlement Jews have unrestricted free 
movement throughout
the West Bank and Jerusalem, unimpeded by the Separation 
Wall or
repressive military orders, not applicable to them under 
civil law.

Israel's Permit System
They harass and obstruct free movement as a Kafkaesque 
element of
control, including:

bypass roads for Jews only;
permanent and mobile checkpoints, roadblocks, and other 
barriers that
remain open or close intermittently without notice or 
control of all border crossings;
closures anywhere, any time for any reason;
the Separation Wall expropriating 12% of the West Bank as 
well as
isolating communities from each other;
ghettoizing them; and
requiring a discriminatory system of work, internal and 
movement permits to go anywhere -
from one community to another;
to and from the West Bank and Jerusalem;
to reach Gaza, nearly impossible under siege;
to enter or leave Israel, also nearly impossible; and
go to work, school or shop, access health care, visit 
family, and for
Seam Zone farmers till land they've owned for generations 
- what they
face losing to make way for settlement development.
Permits are also required to build; make home renovations; 
grow crops
not competing with Israeli ones; open a factory or 
business; import
equipment; export merchandise; and over whatever else 
Israel decides
to control - imposed to make daily life impossible.

Violence and bureaucratic harshness enforce the 
occupation, ongoing
illegally since 1967 - to traumatize and intimidate 
Palestinians to
leave, crush their will, and displace them forcefully if 
necessary for
Jewish only settlements.

West Bank Palestinians face daunting restrictions to reach 
or Israel, given repressive prohibitions, except under 
circumstances rarely granted. To qualify requires applying 
and paying
for a magnetic card, proving they have security clearance 
If granted, they're for short periods for medical or other
emergencies. Few permits are issued for work, and most 
medical and
other emergency ones are denied.

Despite living on their own land in their own country, 
under military
occupation they're designated "permanent residents," the 
equivalent of
being non-persons.

Traveling abroad requires a special Interior Ministry 
issued, "laissez
passer," good for one year and renewable (only in Israel) 
if granted,
but unless return before expiration, it's denied 

To reach Jordan, a valid state passport is needed, 
documents held by
many West Bank and East Jerusalem residents since the 
Kingdom administered the Territory.

Since the 1994 Cairo Agreement on Gaza and the Jericho 
Area, special
permits aren't required, just a passport and valid PA 
travel document
approved by Israel. But given intensified repression since 
2000 and the Gaza War, procedures are easily denied, 
maintaining tight internal and border control for 

Until the second Intifada, West Bank residents could 
travel from Tel
Aviv's Ben Gurion Airport with an "airport permit." Now 
they're for
special emergencies only on humanitarian grounds. 
Nonetheless, West
Bank residents outside the Territory can't return easily. 
Since 1994,
reentry permits aren't needed for those temporarily abroad 
or in
Jordan. But if left before 1994, returning may be denied 
if permits
expired and weren't renewed, possible only in Israel. From 
1967 -
1994, triennial renewals were required.

Again, established procedures change often and are 
uncertain at best -
to harass, deny and repress.

Under siege, Gazans are entirely constrained (with few 
but earlier, with ID and magnetic cards and and a required 
travel to Jordan or abroad via Ben Gurion Airport was 

No longer. Israel controls the only Rafah crossing into 
Egypt, so to
enter requires a hard to get Egyptian visa and Israel's 
available only under special circumstances to very few 
people with no
assurance of reentry on return even though permits aren't 

Under the Oslo Accords and follow-up agreements, Israel 
and the PA
maintained a registry of West Bank and Gaza residents, the 
authorized to issue ID cards and passports (for travel) to 
West Bank
Palestinians, not Gazans or those in East Jerusalem. Since 
2000, Israel's Civil Administration Liaison Office handles 
all permit
applications, none of them easy to get.

Unlike earlier, permission to work in Israel is hard to 
impossible as
an October 7, 2003 Haaretz article explained, saying:

"It is quite complicated for a Palestinian to get legal 
permission to
work in Israel. The employer must apply to the 
authorities, providing
the name of the worker to be employed. The security 
services check the
worker's history - and there are criteria that anyway must 
be met:
they must be over 35, have at least five children; and no 
history, which means never having been arrested and 
preferably none of
his relatives having such a record. If the license is 
granted, it goes
to the Palestinian Authority Labor Affairs Ministry 
offices in the
district where the worker lives, and the PA Employment 
Bureau hands
over the license...."

Final Comments
About 2,500 military orders govern Palestinians, covering 
everything from bank account withdrawals, to water rights, 
transactions, opening a business, growing onions, to Order 
No. 1650
(Prevention of Infiltration) and Order No. 1649 (Security 

Effective April 13, they potentially facilitate the 
deportation of
tens of thousands of West Bank and East Jerusalem 
Palestinians and/or
their imprisonment for up to seven years.

Those at risk have ID cards showing Gaza their birth 
place, others
born in the West Bank or abroad who lost their residency 
anyone unable to prove their legitimate status, foreign-
born spouses,
and those Israel targets for any reason to expel them. 
Israeli civil courts prevented deportations. Military ones 
now have
sole jurisdiction.

Anyone in the West Bank or East Jerusalem "illegally" is 
"infiltrator," as well as others there without lawful 
Military commanders have sole discretion to incrementally 
or mass
expel them, with no way to challenge as orders will come 
providing no time to appeal. Deportations and/or arrests 
will follow,
longstanding practices under repressive military 
occupation affording
justice solely to Jews.

Stephen Lendman is a Research Associate of the Centre for 
Research on
Globalization. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at

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