Wednesday, October 24, 2012
About that "Apartheid Survey" the Press is Buzzing over
Special Isracampus Report
Hebrew University - Anti-Israel "Survey" Organized and Sponsored by
Amiram Goldblum (Dept of Pharmaceutical Sciences) Claiming that Most
Israeli Jews favor Apartheid
Amiram Goldblum (a founder of "Peace Now") runs a small foundation
that was set up in memory of his late wife, Yisraela Goldblum, who was
a senior official in the Far-Leftist New Israel Fund. The Yisraela
Goldblum Fund is operated in conjunction with the New Israel Fund. The
fund makes grants to causes supported by the Left (see for example
but recently claims to have conducted a survey of attitudes in Israel.
The story appears in English here:
The results of this supposed survey are reported in the column by
anti-Israel extremist Gideon Levy in Haaretz.
Among the "findings" of the "survey" are these:
The survey indicates that a third to half of Jewish Israelis want to
live in a state that practices formal, open discrimination against its
Arab citizens. An even larger majority wants to live in an apartheid
state if Israel annexes the territories.
The survey conductors say perhaps the term "apartheid" was not clear
enough to some interviewees. However, the interviewees did not object
strongly to describing Israel's character as "apartheid" already
today, without annexing the territories. Only 31 percent objected to
calling Israel an "apartheid state" and said "there's no apartheid at
In contrast, 39 percent believe apartheid is practiced "in a few
fields"; 19 percent believe "there's apartheid in many fields" and 11
percent do not know.
The "Russians," as the survey calls them, display the most objection
to classifying their new country as an apartheid state. A third of
them - 35 percent - believe Israel practices no apartheid at all,
compared to 28 percent of the secular and ultra-Orthodox communities,
27 percent of the religious and 30 percent of the observant Jews who
hold that view. Altogether, 58 percent of all the groups believe
Israel practices apartheid "in a few fields" or "in many fields,"
while 11 percent don't know.
The "findings" of the "survey" have been challenged here:
and the New Israel Fund itself has announced it does NOT stand behind
the "findings" in the "survey" (see
The "survey" is already being featured on dozens of Jihadist and
anti-Semitic web sites, such as
The press release by the Goldblum Fund announcing the "findings" of
the "survey" appears here in English:
and in Hebrew here:
A list of background pieces about Amiram Goldblum may be seen here: