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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, 6 months ago

    That was something you would expect from Joe Biden, but not Kerry.

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 6 months ago

    I don’t think it was a faux pas and Arch Bishop Desmond Tutu, probably doesn’t either. I cannot think of another bloke alive I admire more and who I’d give more credence to when comparing apartheid to what he witnessed within Israel and the West Bank..


    At least Tutu is consistent. That Kerry is already backtracking is a disappointment.

  3. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, 6 months ago

    Apartheid does not apply at all. Some Palestinians (always far fewer than Jews) have a vote in all Israeli elections, where not a single ethnic African had a vote in South African elections. The fact that only a very few Palestinians get to vote on anything important, and that they are such a small group they can’t affect anything. is irrelevant.


    Meanwhile the rest of the Palestinians get to vote on issues not unlike student body class president. Class Presidents have absolutely no say in how the school is run, but being elected is a great thing to put on a CV. Why isn’t this enough for all the Palestinian leaders? They should be HAPPY with whatever Israel decides to give them.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 said, 6 months ago

    “This was unwise, ill-timed and ill-advised for sure, but it’s not going to make much of a difference frankly in the overall arc of the process that’s promising only diminishing returns,” said Aaron David Miller, a former U.S. negotiator on the Israel-Palestinian issue.

    http://edition.cnn.com/2014/04/29/politics/kerry-apartheid-controversy/

  5. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 6 months ago

    If the measure of apartheid-ness is universal suffrage, is there one-man one-vote in Israel AND the occupied territories? If I add up numbers, I get 5,5 million vs. 6 million. If Israel and the Occupied territories were one state, universal suffrage would present some problems for the maintenance of a Jewish state.
    Apartheid was a philosophy which celebrated one’s unique racial identity and in order to maintain this racial identity a policy of enforced segregation in all spheres of society was devised; and at face-value, meant to be equal: separate but equal, how could one be against that?
    However, It was disingenuous to say so. This was never the case; things were never equal and the policies & laws put in place ensured they would never be equal. At face-value there is democracy within Israel, all Israelis have one-man one-vote. Israelis of Arab descent have parliamentary representation. But are they equal…? Or have equal opportunities which all Israelis should enjoy?
    And what of Palestinians and Israeli settlers within occupied territories; are they treated equally? Is there equal weight to each residents’ voice?


    And when will there be two states? If a second state isn’t established soon, then the case of an Arab minority within Israel and the Occupied territories will become moot; it will require South African apartheid-era-like laws to ensure a Jewish state for the minority.


    Meanwhile, other aspects of apartheid era policies are in place within the Occupied Territories and widely practiced.

  6. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    When the Israelis routinely confiscate land owned by Palestinians for centuries, to build Jewish settlements etc, it would be a fairer comparison to the practices of the Nazis. But of course, one can not say such a thing. So apartheid will have to do.

  7. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon said, 6 months ago

    Israeli politicians (including PMs) have also used the term, in terms of warning of failure to resolve the issue of Palestinian statehood.
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    ‘course, if it’s a Secretary of State for the Obama admin, the right wink goes berserk – and McCoy is one of their cheerleaders.

  8. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    A brief overview of Israeli “check points” more than establishes that apartheid world view of Likud and the far right, NOT all Israelis!

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 6 months ago

    He blamed Israel when the other side refuses to recognize Israel’s right to exist. This Anti-Semantic administration has to go.

  10. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 6 months ago

    @swr

    Amen brother, the only functioning country ever there was Israel,

  11. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 6 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Go put a hat on, your skinhead is showing.

  12. cubefarmer

    cubefarmer said, 6 months ago

    @Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Funny how the Jews built all those cities you insist “rightfully” belong to the arab war squatters, and still you claim the muslim “right” to take anything they murder the rightful owner of.

  13. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @cubefarmer

    Funny how I said no such thing. Chock full of hate aren’t you?

  14. Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished."

    Baslim the beggar says, "Vanished is not vanquished." GoComics PRO Member said, 6 months ago

    @swr

    Ain’t history a bitch to the ignorant?

    Ever hear of the Diaspora?

    And you really, really should look at the numbers before making silly comments.


    Sure, Jews lived there before Muslims, but in 1690, there were a couple of thousand Jews versus 219,000 Muslims. So who owned the land? Jews, not so much.
    See here.

    It was only in 1890, with the Zionist movement that Jews began to return. Their numbers were limited by the Ottomans.

    Even in 1947, Jews were only 1/3 of the population, and that only after adding three or four hundred thousand after WW2.


    As for arguing that the land belonged to the Jews anyway, stuff that one. Nearly all of the Jews vacated the premises in the second century CE. Applying the very same rules that the Israelis apply now to Palestinians who fled and did not return means that those who were left in Judea were the new owners and that the Jews forfeited the land.

    Read the property laws for Israel.

  15. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 6 months ago

    @jack75287

    wrote wonderfully in error: “This Anti-Semantic administration has to go.”


    Ahh, semantic, schmantic, what’s in a word, eh? :-D Thanks Jack, you’re always good for a laugh.


    Oddly enough, the anti-Semitic comments I’ve observed on this thread have been aimed squarely against the Palestinians.
    Funny ol’ world.

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