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Response to Violet_Crumble (Reply #71)

Sat Nov 3, 2012, 08:39 AM

80. Violet, if Israeli policies vs. Palestinians are reminiscent of apartheid...

 

.....then in order to be fair and honest, you should also voice concern and call out Syria and Jordan for their policies WRT Palestinians. Their policies aren't just reminiscent, but are the very definition of apartheid.

In Syria, Palestinian refugees & their offspring cannot vote or become citizens.

In Jordan, they cannot own property or work in many professions.

At least in Israel, Palestinians can sit in the Knesset and on the Supreme court. Outside of the green line, Palestinians in East Jerusalem (considered West Bank by outspoken leftist critics) can become citizens and do whatever they wish.

The fact Syria and Jordan are rarely, if ever, condemned for genuine apartheid policy by Israel's fiercest critics goes to show that the charge is purely a political tool used to single out and bash Israel (and nearly always the Jews).

But it's worse than that. Far worse.

Israel's fiercest critics crying apartheid are doing their best to ensure Palestinians suffer under genuine apartheid conditions throughout the rest of the mideast. They deny, ignore, or deflect when confronted with irrefutable evidence that it's happening; essentially running interference for Arab regimes intentionally oppressing Palestinians.

I've asked you and your colleagues here many times about apartheid conditions in Lebanon, for example. I never get a straight answer. I can only assume you cannot be bothered by Palestinians suffering under apartheid unless Israel can be blamed for it. If you'd like some straight discussion and debate about Israeli apartheid, it would help if all this were discussed more honestly and within context (relative to other situations).

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