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Glenn McCoy

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  1. mikefive

    mikefive said, 3 months ago

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

  2. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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, 3 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. swr

    swr said, 3 months ago

    @mikefive

    were you in a coma when he ran against Bush??? the man is a noob! he and biden are there to make the rest of them look smart by comparison

  10. swr

    swr said, 3 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    funny there is an arab block in the keinnest and those who stayed can vote, hold propery and conduct themselves just as if they were the same religion,
    maybe it’s because they don’t fire rockets into cities with the intent to kill civilians like Hamas does.

  11. swr

    swr said, 3 months ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    what “occupied territories” do you speak of? the land they gained fair and square beating several nations larger then themselves? land their people have occupied for far longer then the palistiianis?

  12. swr

    swr said, 3 months ago

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

    you mean the land that they have had more years living on then the Palestinians??
    Note even during the time of the Ottomans and the British protectorarte Jews have lived there. Palestine is the name the johnny come laters gave it and the brits just keep it. they were dumb that way.

  13. swr

    swr said, 3 months ago

    @Zuhlamon

    lets see a cite that doesn’t come from Daily Kos, or DU for that zoomie

  14. swr

    swr said, 3 months ago

    @dtroutma

    sort of like you guys look at folks who disagree with you ?

  15. jack75287

    jack75287 said, 3 months ago

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

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