Apartheid

It is timely, after the hate-fest that just went on at Turtle Bay in New York at the United Nations General Conference. One of the now-normal slams against Israel is that it is an “apartheid” state. You know, like big, bad, South Africa before Saint Nelson freed them. My online dictionary gives this definition for apartheid:

1. (in the Republic of South Africa) a rigid policy of segregation of the nonwhite population.
2. any system or practice that separates people according to race, caste, etc.

This is a twofer for enemies of the world’s only Jewish state: direct linkage with South Africa, and slamming them for allegedly continuing an evil practice that has been rightly condemned by the civilized world.

And who is it that leads these cheers? Arabs, especially “Palestinians” who claim that the Jews practice apartheid against them. Arabs who demand a state that will, wait for it, be judenfrei: zero Jews, none welcome, those on Arab land must leave.

Israel today is 20 percent Arab. And, despite some extremists’ calls for ethnic cleansing, will remain at least at that level for the foreseeable future. Any Palestinian state will have no Jews; will have to be ethnically cleansed.

Why is it that we in the West support the apartheid Arabs? Why is there such blatant hypocrisy? Why, in calling for an Arab state to live in peace alongside Israel, do we not demand that Jews be allowed to live among the Arabs?

Oh, yes. Forgot: Arabs, if not the so-called Palestinians, have oil. They are also predominantly Muslim. We in the West appease Islam; don’t want them to start up their armed attacks.

Oh, terrorism? Taliban? Al-Qaeda? You mean Islam is still on the march, sword in hand? Nevermind; we’ll sacrifice the Jews.

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One thought on “Apartheid

  1. “And who is it that leads these cheers?”

    Well actually, Shulamit Aloni, former Israeli Minister of Education for one:

    This Road is for Jews Only
    Yes, There is Apartheid in Israel

    By SHULAMIT ALONI

    On one occasion I witnessed such an encounter between a driver and a soldier who was taking down the details before confiscating the vehicle and sending its owner away. “Why?” I asked the soldier. “It’s an order–this is a Jews-only road”, he replied. I inquired as to where was the sign indicating this fact and instructing [other] drivers not to use it. His answer was nothing short of amazing. “It is his responsibility to know it, and besides, what do you want us to do, put up a sign here and let some antisemitic reporter or journalist take a photo so he that can show the world that Apartheid exists here?”

    Indeed Apartheid does exist here. And our army is not “the most moral army in the world” as we are told by its commanders. Sufficient to mention that every town and every village has turned into a detention centre and that every entry and every exit has been closed, cutting it off from arterial traffic. If it were not enough that Palestinians are not allowed to travel on the roads paved ‘for Jews only’, on their land, the current GOC found it necessary to land an additional blow on the natives in their own land with an “ingenious proposal”.

    http://www.counterpunch.org/aloni01082007.html

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