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Thursday, 13 October 2011

Is Israel 'an apartheid state'?

A fascinating opinion piece by Dennis Prager that brings up many of the points that I have made here over the years. This part of the conclusion is most telling:
"So why is Israel called an apartheid state? Becasue by comparing the freest, most equitable country in the Middle East to the former South Africa, those who hate Israel hope they can persuade uninformed people that Israel doesn't deserve to exist just as apartheid South Africa didn't deserve to exist."

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Anonymous said...

DEMOCRATIC ISRAEL'S SELF-DEFENSE STRUGGLE - YET PROVIDES PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT AND OTHER ADVANTAGES TO ITS ARABS
Worth mentioning that while Christians dwindle all over intolerant Middle East, they flourish only in Israel...
Israeli Arabs enjoy preferential treatment (affirmative action on campus, employment) and reach all high positions. Including a 2007 Arab president of the Jewish democratic State.
Case after case in Israeli courts systems, Israeli Arabs are often given preferences, especially in issues involving land.
On top of it, there's a serious gross imbalance which Israeli-Arabs have an advantage in. Unlike Israeli Jews, the Arabs are not obligated to serve in the military, yet possess all rights Israeli Jews have.
Anti-Israel radicals try to portray, what Israel defends against a racist 'ocean' of entities who openly seek to wipe it off, as "racist". If denying its right to survive is not racism, what is?
Just because Carter (has copied M. Bishara's 2002 book title, after he was paid by the Arab lobby, and) so irresponsibly used the "apartheid" slur, doesn't make it true.

[see also: Jimmy Carter and the Arab Lobby, by: Jacob Laksin, FPM Dec 18, 2006, The Arab Lobby: The Invisible Alliance That Undermines America's Interests in the Middle East, by Mitchell Bard, (HarperCollins, 2010), p. 135 "...deemed to have been influenced by the vast sums of Arab money he has received."

ROOT OF RACIST ARAB & BIGOTED ISLAMIC 'APARTHEID SLUR' BY HITLER'S ALLY: A. SHUKAIRY
Let's not forget, that it was the first chairman of the PLO, Ahmad Shukairy --who, aided the Mufti during his pact with Hitler in WW2 (Congressional record: proceedings and debates of the United States Congress: Volume 113, Part 12, United States. Congress - Govt. Print. Off., 1967. p. A-525)-- who in 1961 in his UN hate speech, came up with the racist idea of erroneously comparing democratic Israel to "apartheid."

CARTER'S OWN WORDS
In fact, Carter's use of the slur was/is only intended to provoke and incite, to provoke debate and to provoke discussion as Carter admitted himself (CNN, Nov. 27, 2006).
He also said: "I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis." (CNN, Dec. 12, 2006).