Israeli officials are seriously concerned that 2022 would be the year when the Tel Aviv regime would be labeled as an apartheid entity due to its measures against Palestinians and the occupation of their lands.
“In the coming year, we’re expecting a discourse that is unprecedented in its poison and radioactivity,” foreign minister Yair Lapid said during a Zoom press briefing with Israeli journalists earlier this week.
“Calling Israel an apartheid regime was a slowly creeping trend for a very long time, and in 2022, it will be a real threat.”
Lapid said his ministry sees a likely scenario in 2022, according to which international organizations apply apartheid label to Israel, “with potential for significant damage.”
“There is a real danger that a UN body will say Israel is an apartheid regime,” the top Israeli diplomat noted.
In March last year, former International Criminal Court (ICC) Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda…