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vminfla Donating Member (992 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-05-11 09:56 PM
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The Russell Tribunal on Palestine dishonours victims of apartheid
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Perhaps the most disturbing aspect of this weekend's Russell Tribunal on Palestine, which will designate Israel an "apartheid" state as sure as night follows day, is precisely that it is taking place in South Africa.

It's a kangaroo court. It's run by the usual suspects. And the whole affair would be unremarkable to the point of being boring if it wasn't for that one tiny, yet depressing, little detail -- its location, Cape Town.

To attack Israel by using the word "apartheid" is therefore to deracialise a racist concept, and it runs the risk of inviting anyone who visits, or truly understands, Israel to say that if this is apartheid, apartheid must have been a perfectly reasonable system. Hendrik Verwoerd will laugh from the depths of hell.


They know that no Israeli leader has ever believed that Jews are racially superior to Arabs. They know that Arabs vote just like Jews do, and that Arabs sit in the Israeli Parliament. They know that Arabs and Jews can ride in the same buses, lie on the same beaches, and eat at the same restaurants.

http://mg.co.za/article/2011-11-04-the-russell-tribunal-on-palestine-dishonours-victims-of-apartheid/
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