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Bush blesses Sharon's apartheid
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Bush blesses Sharon's apartheid

By C.B. Hanif, Palm Beach Post Editorial Writer
Sunday, April 18, 2004

At least Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the South African Zulu leader, has stopped trying to peddle the hoax that Nelson Mandela's African National Congress is a bunch of bloodthirsty communists. Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon still is selling the myth that security is all he wants even as he erects a barrier and annexes large parts of the West Bank. Embodied in the policies he is dictating to the Palestinians, with President Bush reversing decades of U.S. policy to go along, is the new millennium's apartheid.

His real road map was obvious even before The Boston Globe's H.D.S. Greenway wrote in 2002 that Mr. Sharon, "the architect of Israel's land-grabbing Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, essentially envisions a one-state solution with Israel maintaining its occupation and expanding Jewish settlements with, perhaps, one day a Palestinian state relegated to little Bantustan enclaves modeled on the apartheid South African model."

Israel "is ensuring the impossibility of peace by any number of means, should the Palestinians ever decide they are ready to make it," said MSNBC commentator Eric Alterman in February. "Its leaders see the apartheid model of South Africa's defunct regime as a goal to be emulated, rather than a nightmare to be avoided, and they are even willing to soak their taxpayers and bankrupt their treasury to pay for it.".......
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