Glenn McCoy by Glenn McCoy

Glenn McCoy

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, over 2 years ago

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

  2. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years 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. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years 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/

  4. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years 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.

  5. Zuhlamon

    Zuhlamon GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  6. dtroutma

    dtroutma GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

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

  7. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

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

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 2 years ago

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

  9. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years 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.

  10. omQ R

    omQ R said, over 2 years ago

    suggested: “Go put a hat on, your skinhead is showing.”


    I know :( My bald patch grows as I age. Thanks for the suggestion but I shan’t bother with comb-overs, hats and the like.
    I’m going bald, it’s inevitable, may as well live with it with a smile.


    Meanwhile, you might want to rein in that hatred you’re displaying, frowns add wrinkles and ages one terribly.

  11. TJDestry

    TJDestry GoComics PRO Member said, over 2 years ago

    You mean it never happened and was just a bunch of lies made up by disloyal rightwing traitors?

  12. echoraven

    echoraven said, over 2 years ago

    @jack75287

    “This Anti-Semantic administration has to go.”
    .
    Democrats have never been fans of Israel.

  13. TheHook

    TheHook said, over 2 years ago

    Gigolo John ‘war hero’ Kerry is a traitor, a coward and a human stool sample.

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