That Israel has become an apartheid
state is so self-evident that it is impossible to put the fact back in the
box. Sky News’ Sam Kiley said it a year ago, and that was almost as surprising as
Kerry’s rush of honesty. A state which has hundreds of laws defining the
rights and obligations of its different groups of citizens by their ethnicity,
enforcing zoning and separate education and public service provisio, and even
limiting the right of defined ethnic groups to live with their spouses, is a
state which can be characterized by no other word than Apartheid.
Israel’s claims to be a democracy exactly echo the similar claim of apartheid
am however delighted if the neo-con plan for a “two state” solution is now
dead, because that plan was precisely the same plan that South Africa had for
its “Bantustan” reserves for black people. The only difference being that
Israel has been much more vicious, herded the indigenous population into much
smaller and less viable areas than was allowed to the “Bantustans”, subjected
them to appalling economic blockade and then continually ripped away more and
more of their small amount of land on a daily basis.
difference between apartheid South Africa’s Bantustans and the “two state
solution”, is that the Israel version is, incredibly, even worse, even
South Africa, the ONLY acceptable solution for Israel/Palestine is freedom and
majority rule. People of goodwill should never again be sidetracked into
pursuing the kind of apartheid solutions being pushed by Tony Blair.