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Is Israel Guilty of Apartheid?

Posted by uscsjp on December 5, 2011

“…In the article almost ludicrously Goldstone wrote, ‘In Israel, there is no apartheid. Nothing there comes close to the definition of apartheid under the 1998 Rome Statute. “Inhumane acts… committed in the context of an institutionalised regime of systematic oppression and discrimination”…’ Really! The list of discriminatory laws, the dual administration of settlements and Palestinians, the checkpoint treatment of Palestinians, the settler only roads, the non-protection of Palestinians living under occupation, the midnight abusive arrests of children certainly suggest a pattern of inhuman acts even to an uninformed mind!

Without naming the participants, among whom were a death camp survivor, Stephane Hessel, a former member of Mandela’s cabinet – Ronnie Kasrils, a world renowned author – Alice Walker, a distinguished English barrister – Michael Mansfield, QC, and a former American congresswoman – Cynthia McKinney, Goldstone calls them “critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known”. The question, of course, is not whether these outstanding personalities have strong opinions on the matter at issue, but whether they have credibility based on their reputation for bearing witness truthfully and effectively…”

–Ricahrd Falk, Al Jazeera English, 5 December, 2011


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