apartheid  a·part·heid

The definition of apartheid refers to a political system where people are clearly divided based on race, gender, class or other such factors.

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Oh, and before you call me anti-Semitic, for calling out the apartheid loving, fascist, land stealing, war criminals in Israel, please allow me to tell you that this meme was provided courtesy of Jewish Voice for Peace.

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Comment by koshersalaami on January 19, 2018 at 8:52am

Do you think Jewish readers here think that Alkobi should have been released and Tamimi should have been arrested after the fact in the middle of the night and held for ten years?

Comment by koshersalaami on January 19, 2018 at 8:59am

If apartheid refers to societies where people are divided by race, class and/or gender, how many countries can you name that don’t practice it? When it comes to First Nations, we can even make a case for Canada. The United States certainly fits that description today. 

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on January 19, 2018 at 9:31am

Do you think Jewish readers here think that Alkobi should have been released and Tamimi should have been arrested...

I have no way of knowing that because I haven't heard all of their takes on it.

What I DO know is that:

  • You have stated that her arrest was wrong, not because she shouldn't have been taken prisoner (there were not police, they were the military so she was not "arrested"), but because it would make her a lightening rod for the resistance.
  • You have denied that Israel is an apartheid state, regardless of the mountain of proof and statements from people like Desmond Tutu and nelson Mandela, just to name two of many.

If apartheid refers to societies where people are divided by race, class and/or gender, how many countries can you name that don’t practice it?

I can name many, but what I won't let you do is "imply" that is is run of the mill discrimination like is practiced in the US or Canada.  There are only a very few countries that have intrinsic apartheid level discrimination built in to their laws and the very bed rock of their beliefs.  Israel is first on that list.

Comment by Ron Powell on January 19, 2018 at 10:26am

Keep at it!

In scenarios such as these only relentless and dogged perseverance in the pursuit of truth and justice has any hope of prevailing....

Comment by Maui Surfer on January 19, 2018 at 10:31am

Having traveled pretty much the whole USA I believe, that while the division in Israel and Palestine is nearly, and I say nearly, as bad as South Africa was (do you realize Black South Africans were fed Qualudes to keep them docile without their knowledge? --- among many other things too atrocious to write about here) you ought to start fighting not just for your PalestiSciilianstine favorites, who we all also support, but also for the victims here in North America of 400 years of Reservations and Redlining.

We all have our favorite causes, yours is pretty obvious, just don't PRETEND that it is unique. That said, the settlements are the worst thing I have seen as they continue and continue and continue and I personally have had it out on the street in NYC with supporters of those land appropriation crimes. It is obvious what is going on, Israel knows eventually, when we just do not know, this will have a legal settlement, and they want to have grabbed as much land as possible before that happens. Of course, it could all go nuclear instead, so lets hope for the lesser of two evils, much as we tried to convince you of in the last US election which you could not have been proved more wrong about.

Comment by moki ikom on January 19, 2018 at 11:08am

Except for one society’s donating to another funds for such, there’s nothing like a society building walls to show how sincere are their claims of love for Humanity and their alleged desire to live in peace.

WHY ISRAEL IS SPENDING $800 MILLION ON A HIDDEN NEW WALL BY CALLUM PATON ON 8/11/17 AT 11:23 AM

President Donald Trump has said repeatedly he is an admirer of Isra...building program, and the Middle Eastern country is giving him another structure to envy—Israel's army has announced construction details of a new underground wall to run along the country's border with Gaza.

The $800 million barrier will stretch across the country’s 40-mile frontier with the territory, measuring 19 feet high, but also delving 131 feet underground, principally to counter the threat of attack tunnels dug by Hamas, the Islamist militant group that has controlled Gaza since 2007.

The (Israeli Occupation Forces aka, Israeli Offense Forces)  revealed details of the wall, first announced in 2014, on Wednesday. Work is scheduled to begin on the wall in October and it is expected to take two years to complete. According to The Times, Israel has built factories to produce concrete along its border, and construction workers, who will be part of the round-the-clock effort, will reportedly include east African asylum seekers and others from Spain and Moldova.

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Israel’s barrier is therefore planned to be four times as long and in places twice as high as the Berlin Wall.

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Comment by moki ikom on January 19, 2018 at 11:13am

Surfer, regarding Trump zionazi in IsrealHell in Palestine, you really think your Hillary zionazi is/was the lesser of two evils?

Comment by Maui Surfer on January 19, 2018 at 11:21am

Um, a Grandmother gave out 9 million AIDS vaccines to suffering Africans ... meanwhile a Confederate Yankee's offspring shot Elephants and Lions, in 2016! on the same continent, so, yes, I believe she was the lesser of two evils though her corporate financiers are guilty of plenty. You guys who can't see the difference between a little pain and LOT of it are just idealists, I sure wouldn't want to be in a foxhole with you. It doesn't mean I like Hillary, and I fucking HATE Bill the Bullshiter. But, compared to Trump? Really Moki, I mean, really ....

Comment by moki ikom on January 19, 2018 at 1:08pm

Yes Surfer, really: a Hillary neo-con/neo-liberal Russophobic, putchUSt$ Kyiv lover USraeli fascist would not be a Mother Teresa compared to Trump.

Comment by Maui Surfer on January 19, 2018 at 3:27pm

Really WOULDN'T want to be in foxhole with you, you can't tell the difference between danger and DANGER, and, that, dear Moki, makes you Dangerous.

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