Israel Apartheid slur
- 1 Apartheid slur
- 2 Non-apartheid Israel VS real apartheid in Arab-Muslim world
- 3 From those that saw real, true apartheid South Africa
- 4 Users
- 5 Jimmy Carter
- 6 Omar Shakir and the Apartheid slur
- 7 See also
- 8 References
was originally invented by genocidal Jihadi Ahmad Shukeiri (who in 1940 cheered, prayed for, then helped Hitler since 1941, justified the Holocaust in 1946, and [recalling the NYT's article] had introduced to the UN, promoted neo-Nazi storm-trooper gang,  who guarded Adolf Eichmann and has tortured a 19 years old girl, carved a swastika on her, as a revenge for killing Eichmann). He did it in October, 1961 in the context of him protesting the Eichmann trial, some 5 and a half years before the so-called "occupation" of the Six-Day War.
- Overall dismissal of Israel's (and more at risk, Jews') safety concerns for historic and present dangers it faces.
Non-apartheid Israel VS real apartheid in Arab-Muslim world
Before, during and after Shukairy's slur, Israel's stand against racial discrimination has been consistent.
Veteran journalist and sports adminstrator: Do you even know what apartheid means? A state with complete academic freedom, with Arab ministers and MKs, a state that fosters Arab professors, doctors, pharmacists and teachers, can’t be called an ‘apartheid state,’ unless it’s by ignorant or evil people.
The malicious lies didn't seem to stop even as Israeli government in June, 2021 includes: An Islamic party in the coalition, an Arab minister, 2 Arab deputy chairmen, and 3 Arab committee chairmen, and "Apartheid in Israel" has never looked more ridiculous. Classic irony: an Arab elected official (Aida Touma-Suleiman) in democratic equal-for-all-Israel organized a "conference" - on so-called "apartheid" on the government's properties. The nerve of conducting such a charade inside the Knesset building, trying to defame inside its welcoming "house." The exact contradiction to its false claims. Observer (of that despicable language laced conferece) concluded, it has the exact opposite effect of 'peace' the "apartheid" proponents claim they seek.
A Genuine and vibrant democracy: Israel is certainly not above criticism, but the HRW report not only criticizes Israeli policy and conduct in the Palestinian areas but also calls into question Israel’s democratic values and rule of law within its own borders. The history of the 20th century is replete with examples of democracies – notably, those in Europe between the two world wars – that, under internal and external pressures, collapsed and turned into dictatorships. Israel, in contrast, has remained a true democracy, indeed the only democracy in the Middle East, despite a permanent security threat and the challenge of transforming hundreds of thousands of new immigrants from all over the world into a coherent, modern nation.
Not an apartheid state: In 1948, the same year that the term apartheid was first used to denote legal separation of the races in South Africa, Israel issued its Declaration of Independence, which stated:
The State of Israel…will foster the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants; it will be based on freedom, justice and peace as envisaged by the prophets of Israel; it will ensure complete equality of social and political rights to all its inhabitants irrespective of religion, race or sex; it will guarantee freedom of religion, conscience, language, education and culture…
To the Arab inhabitants of Israel, the Declaration promised “full and equal citizenship and due representation in its provisional or permanent institutions.” Consistent with these principles, Israel has maintained a democratic political system based on majority rule. Israel’s Arab citizens participate fully, actively and without any restrictions in this system and are represented in the Knesset and all branches of the government. Transportation, public services and universities are open to all citizens, Jews and Arabs alike. Hospitals and other medical facilities are also open to citizens of neighboring Arab states who seek medical treatment in Israel. Muslim law has equivalent legal status in Israel with Christian and Jewish law in personal matters relating to marriage, divorce and inheritance.
The relationship between majority and minority is never simple, and Israel is no exception, all the more so because the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict compounds the situation for both Jews and Arabs in Israel. Yet despite this difficulty, Israel has achieved a remarkable degree of coexistence between these two communities.
Not a racial conflict: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict is a political conflict between two peoples with competing national goals – and should be addressed as such. Attempts to transform it into a racial or religious conflict make it much more difficult to resolve. By embracing the two-state solution and making generous peace overtures, Israel has made it abundantly clear that it does not want to rule the Palestinians, let alone impose an “apartheid regime” upon them.
Palestinian refugees: Echoing a long-standing Palestinian claim to a “right of return,” HRW criticizes Israel for prohibiting the return of Palestinian refugees of the 1948 war, and their descendants, to Israel. Israel rightly says that such refugee return is unacceptable, since a large influx of Palestinians would mean the end of the Jewish state. The solution for the Palestinian refugees lies in their settlement in the Arab lands where they currently live, or their repatriation to a future Palestinian state. Israel has already indicated its willingness to participate in an international effort to implement such a solution.
“Occupation:” The HRW report condemns Israel for perpetuating what it calls occupation of Palestinian areas while ignoring the historical circumstances that led to the occupation. In May 1967, President Gamal Abdel Nasser of Egypt violated international law by closing the Straits of Tiran and deploying 100,000 troops in the Sinai Peninsula, presenting an existential threat to Israel. After exhausting all diplomatic options, Israel was left with no choice but to exercise its right of self-defense. Israel did not attack Jordan, hoping that Jordan would stay out of the war, and indeed sent messages to King Hussein promising not to attack unless it was attacked first. Unfortunately, King Hussein ignored Israel’s peaceful overtures, and instead used artillery and air power to attack Israeli population centers and ground troops to capture the UN headquarters in Jerusalem. It was only in response to these attacks, in a clear-cut case of self-defense, that Israel captured the West Bank and the Old City of Jerusalem.
Right of self-defense: The report accuses Israel of launching three large-scale military offensives in Gaza since 2008, “in the context of hostilities with armed Palestinian groups.” Those offensives, the report claims, “included apparently deliberate attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructure and killed over 2,000 civilians.” The report ignores the asymmetrical warfare that Hamas and other terror organizations have imposed on Israel, thus effectively dismissing Israel’s right of self-defense.
The IDF has been guided by international humanitarian law, including the principles of “distinction” and “proportionality.” These require IDF units to direct their attacks solely against military objectives and to try to ensure that civilians are not harmed. Where damage to civilians or civilian property cannot be avoided, the IDF makes extraordinary efforts to ensure that force is not excessive in relation to the anticipated military advantage.
Israel’s quest for peace: In 2000, seven years after the Oslo process was launched, then-Prime Minister Ehud Barak, with American help, tried to conclude a two-state agreement with PLO chairman Yasser Arafat. Barak offered Arafat the establishment of an independent Palestinian state in the Gaza Strip and the bulk of the West Bank, with its capital in East Jerusalem. Initially, Barak agreed to concede 80 percent of the West Bank, but he gradually increased that percentage up to 90-91 percent. President Clinton, under the so-called Clinton parameters, increased that percentage to 94-96 percent, but the Palestinians declined to accept the offer.The real tragedy: The only way the Palestinians can fulfill their legitimate national aspirations is by reaching an agreement with Israel based on the principle of two states living side-by-side in peace and security. Yet the Palestinian leadership refuses to return to the negotiation table, insisting that its maximalist demands be accepted by Israel in advance. The real tragedy of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is that at every historical turning point the Palestinian leadership has failed its people. Rather than urging that leadership to change course, HRW has opted to echo some of its baseless allegations against the Jewish state, thus further undermining the prospects of peace.
After Israel's Arab representatives in Israeli Knesset succeeded in pushing for unification between Arabs in Israel and "Palestinian" Arabs living in West Bank and Gaza, journalist tweeted:
I do not understand the joy of my fellow members now that thousands of Palestinians can become Israelis and [supposedly] suffer severely from the [supposed] repression of discrimination in second-class citizenship and inequality...
Imagine if the situation was reversed and there was Muslim control over these places. Would they allow Jews to enter on their holy days?
We don't have to imagine. When Muslims controlled them before 1967, Jews were banned from entering both. Muslims would not allow Jews to go beyond the seventh step at the Cave of the Patriarchs, and they would gather to pray at that step.
Even today, even though Jewish holy spots are listed in the Oslo agreements as places that Jews should be able to freely and safely visit, the Jewish sites under Palestinian Authority rule can only be visited sporadically and when protected by the Israeli army.
And Muslims insist, today, that these holy spots are exclusively Muslim and Jews should be banned altogether from them.
The international community, which wants to give control of these places back to Muslims, will never insist on Jewish rights to visit and worship at Jewish holy places. It is up to Israel to enforce that.Only under Jewish rule is there respect for all religions in the Land of Israel.
Author notes: 
This charge, of course, is not only completely false but the inverse of the truth. If apartheid is indeed a crime against humanity, Israel actually is the only apartheid-free state in the Middle East – a state whose Arab population enjoys full equality before the law and more prerogatives than most ethnic minorities in the free world, from the designation of Arabic as an official language to the recognition of non-Jewish religious holidays as legal days of rest. By contrast, apartheid has been an integral part of the Middle East for over a millennium, and its Arab and Muslim nations continue to legally, politically and socially enforce this discriminatory practice against their hapless minorities.
Why then should an innocent party be under constant pressure to “come clean” while the real culprits are not only left unscathed but also given a worldwide platform to blame others for their own crimes?...
Arab/Muslim apartheid comes in many forms, and some victims have been subjected to more than one.
– Religious intolerance: Muslims historically viewed themselves as distinct from, and superior to, all others living under Muslim rule, known as “dhimmis.” They have been loath to give up this privileged status in modern times. Christians, Jews and Baha’is remain second-class citizens throughout the Arab/Muslim world, and even non-ruling Muslim factions have been oppressed by their dominant co-religionists (e.g. Shi’ites in Saudi Arabia, Sunnis in Syria).
– Ethnic inequality: This historic legacy of intolerance extends well beyond the religious sphere. As longtime imperial masters, Arabs, Turks and Iranians continue to treat long-converted populations, notably Kurds and Berbers, that retained their language, culture and social customs, as inferior.
– Racism: The Middle East has become the foremost purveyor of anti-Semitic incitement in the world with the medieval blood libel widely circulated alongside a string of modern canards (notably The Protocols of the Elders of Zion) depicting Jews as the source of all evil.”¨Likewise, Africans of sub-Saharan descent are held in deep contempt, a vestige of the region’s historic role as epicenter of the international slave trade.
– Gender discrimination: Legal and social discrimination against women is pervasive throughout the Arab-Islamic world, accounting for rampant violence (for example domestic violence or spousal rape are not criminalized) and scores of executions every year, both legal and extra-judicial (i.e. honor killings). Discrimination against homosexuals is even worse.
– Denial of citizenship: The withholding of citizenship and attendant rights from a large segment of the native-born population is common. Palestinian communities in the Arab states offer the starkest example of this discrimination (in Lebanon, for example, they cannot own property, be employed in many professions, move freely, etc.). The Beduin (stateless peoples) in the Gulf states, and hundreds of thousands of Kurds in Syria have been subjected to similar discrimination.
– Labor inequality: Mistreatment of foreign workers (especially household servants), ranging from sexual abuse to virtual imprisonment and outright murder, is widely tolerated throughout the Middle East, especially in oil-exporting countries that host large expatriate labor forces.
– Slavery: The Arabic-speaking countries remain the world’s foremost refuge of slavery, from child and sex trafficking in Saudi Arabia and the Gulf states to actual chattel slavery in Sudan and Mauritania. Indeed, Islamists throughout the Middle East have had no qualms advocating the legalization of slavery.
– Political Oppression: Many Middle Eastern regimes are little more than elaborate repressive systems aimed at perpetuating apartheid-style domination by a small minority: Alawites in Syria.. the Saudi royal family; the Hashemite dynasty in Jordan.
A former Sudanese slave spoke out:
What you find on the pages of the New York Times, or in the record of the UN condemnations is "Israeli crimes" and Palestinian suffering. My people have been driven off the front pages because of the exaggerations about Palestinian suffering. What Israel does is portrayed as a Western sin. But the truth is that the real sin happens when the West abandons us: the victims of Arab/Islamic apartheid. We seem to be choosing to ignore the many who suffer at the hands of Arab/Muslims. Deng has shared his concerns about the West abandoning the "victims of Arab/Islamic apartheid."... Deng had the courage to speak at the Durban Conference, a meeting notorious for focusing its efforts on accusing Israel of racism and apartheid, about the "oppression, brutalization, demonization, Islamization, Arabization and enslavement" of his people. It was there that he announced that Black Muslims from Darfur, refugees fleeing "Arab racism" hoping to find refuge in Egypt saw Egyptian security forces slaughter 26 black refugees and continued their journey to Israel "where they knew they would be safe." Arab journalist:
Lebanon is one of several Arab countries where Palestinians are subjected to discriminatory and apartheid laws and measures. The plight of Palestinians in Arab countries, however, is apparently of no interest to the international community, pro-Palestinian activists and groups around the world.
- Tens of thousands of Palestinians are now living in a Lebanese ghetto called Ain Al-Hilweh, and the world seems to be fine with that.
- No one cares when an Arab country mistreats and discriminates and kills Palestinians. But when something happens in the West Bank or Gaza Strip, the international media and community suddenly wake up. Why? Because they do not want to miss an opportunity to condemn Israel. One can only imagine the uproar in the world were Israel to pass a law denying Arabs jobs or the right to inherit property.
- There are no protests on the streets of London or Paris. The UN Security Council has not -- and will not -- hold an emergency session to condemn Lebanon. Of course, the mainstream media in the West is not going to report about Arab apartheid and repressive measures against Palestinians. As for the leaders of the Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip, they do not have time to address the problems of the camp residents. The Palestinian Authority and Hamas are too busy fighting each other, and the last thing they have on their minds are the interests and well-being of their people.
It has been noted that:
In Saudi Arabia, discrimination against the non-Muslims is absolutely rampant, very clear and open. It starts with aqama (red cards for the non-Muslims and green cards for the Muslims). The rule on taxation is also different for the Muslims and the non-Muslims... And author elaborated on Islamic apartheid in Pakistan and Bangladesh. 
Elsewhere on the African continent were equally heinous de facto apartheid regimes: Arab apartheid in Mauritania and Sudan; tribal apartheid in Burundi, etc... It has been written about the "victims of an escalating Arab apartheid campaign segregating non-Arabs and Arabs, particularly people who had Nilotic ancestry." 
And about the Arab-Palestinians, apartheid in Arab-Palestine - the "Entrenched apartheid in the 'West Bank'. A discriminatory two-tiered segregation system is maintained throughout Areas A and B."
Then there is the Arab apartheid against Israel since 1948:
... In the bad old days in South Africa, “petty apartheid” was the term used for the daily oppression and humiliation of blacks through separate public water fountains, bathrooms, buses, cafeterias and similar facilities. This strictly enforced separation was a sign of the black population being viewed as subhuman.
Since 1948, petty apartheid has also been a feature of the widespread Arab rejection of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. This practice is ongoing and is often taken for granted and ignored, as was the case of South Africa for many years. ...petty apartheid – practiced against Israel and Israelis on a daily basis, year in and year out, for 68 years, and still going strong. It is not a minor and childish “spat” as depicted in some media headlines (“Olympics spat as Lebanese stop Israelis joining them on bus,” Associated Press, The Washington Post) – but rather similar to the refusal to allow blacks in South Africa before 1994, or in the US before the civil rights movement, to sit with whites on buses or drink from the same water fountains.
Many Israelis have experienced this racism in one form or another....Similarly, the self-appointed guardians of human rights, including NGO superpowers such as Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch, are silent when Israelis are the victims. Indeed, they are very active in promoting the apartheid inherent in the boycott movement, which is the current Western embodiment of the Arab League’s economic boycott of Israel. The anti-Israel campaigners in the democratic West who wrap themselves in the façade of human rights and opposition to racism are part and parcel of this apartheid.
From those that saw real, true apartheid South Africa
- Richatd G Goldstone.
From a known anti-Israel critic, South African former judge, Richard J. Goldstone:
...it is important to separate legitimate criticism of Israel from assaults that aim to isolate, demonize and delegitimize it.
One particularly pernicious and enduring canard that is surfacing again is that Israel pursues “apartheid” policies. In Cape Town starting on Saturday, a London-based nongovernmental organization called the Russell Tribunal on Palestine will hold a “hearing” on whether Israel is guilty of the crime of apartheid. It is not a “tribunal.” The “evidence” is going to be one-sided and the members of the “jury” are critics whose harsh views of Israel are well known.
While “apartheid” can have broader meaning, its use is meant to evoke the situation in pre-1994 South Africa. It is an unfair and inaccurate slander against Israel, calculated to retard rather than advance peace negotiations.
I know all too well the cruelty of South Africa’s abhorrent apartheid system, under which human beings characterized as black had no rights to vote, hold political office, use “white” toilets or beaches, marry whites, live in whites-only areas or even be there without a “pass.” Blacks critically injured in car accidents were left to bleed to death if there was no “black” ambulance to rush them to a “black” hospital. “White” hospitals were prohibited from saving their lives.
In assessing the accusation that Israel pursues apartheid policies, which are by definition primarily about race or ethnicity, it is important first to distinguish between the situations in Israel, where Arabs are citizens, and in West Bank areas that remain under Israeli control in the absence of a peace agreement.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 institutionalized regime of systematic oppression and domination by one racial group over any other racial group or groups and committed with the intention of maintaining that regime.” Israeli Arabs — 20 percent of Israel’s population — vote, have political parties and representatives in the Knesset and occupy positions of acclaim, including on its Supreme Court. Arab patients lie alongside Jewish patients in Israeli hospitals, receiving identical treatment.
Israel is not a perfect country and I would challenge anyone to find a country that is. Racism certainly rears its ugly head in Israel just as it does in every country in the world but it certainly is NOT an Apartheid state. The singling out of the Jewish state at the expense of other countries that do have discriminatory laws not only insults the profound suffering of South Africa’s victims of Apartheid but also exposes the true nature of those who subscribe to this rationale – anti-Semitism.
- A. W.:
There were separate entrances to any official building, separate toilets, schools, park benches, beaches, busses, hospitals and clinics, school curriculum’s, cinema’s, theatres, restaurants — all vastly inferior for those who were not white-skinned people.
Love across the colour line was forbidden by law. People of colour were forbidden to live in “white” areas. There are many, many more examples of this abhorrent system I could detail but space does not permit.
Any negative reporting or criticism of the state would have been immediately shut down, banned and those responsible would be victimized and jailed, yet B’Tselm operates openly in Israel together with other human rights organizations vigorously opposed to Israel’s occupation and other policies but these do not suffer the kind of victimization that was apartheid, in fact, there is any number of groups and publications openly hostile to government policies that have an open platform for expression.
Like every country on the globe, Israel has its warts and is far from perfect. There are many issues that I am opposed to and am fiercely against the occupation and neither vote for the ruling party, but having lived most of my life in South Africa and now live in Israel I have not seen nor experienced anything that remotely resembles what apartheid was.
The difference between the two countries could scarcely be more stark. Under apartheid, a legal structure of racial hierarchy governed all aspects of life. Black South Africans were denied the vote. They were required by law to live, work, study, travel, enjoy leisure activities, receive medical treatment and even go to the lavatory separately from those with a different colour of skin. Interracial relationships and marriages were illegal. It was subjugation in its rawest form.
Contrast that with Israel, a country whose Arab, Druze, Bedouin, Ethiopian, Russian, Baha’i, Armenian and other citizens have equal status under the law. Anyone who truly understands what apartheid was cannot possibly look around Israel today and honestly claim there is any kind of parity. They would need only to visit Hand in Hand, an organisation that runs schools where Jewish and Arab pupils learn together, or meet the Israeli-Arab judge Salim Joubran of the Supreme Court of Israel. They might note the appointment last month of Mariam Kabaha as the national commissioner for equal employment opportunities in the economy ministry, or hear that just this month, Jamal Hakrush became the first Muslim Arab to be appointed a deputy commissioner of the Israel Police.Indeed, the difference is so stark that one might argue there is a good case for ignoring the apartheid slur altogether. Yet the tragic reality is that every time the word is used in the context of the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians, the two sides become polarised yet further and peace becomes ever more distant. As the word “apartheid” is an icon for malevolence, it can only be received by Israel with resentment and suspicion. In turn, extremist forces in Palestinian society can only benefit from a reinforcement of the notion that the very existence of Israel is illegitimate. In short, the apartheid slur provides fuel for those who seek to polarise and it obstructs those who seek peace.
...his initiative to brand Israel a racist state is not new as a similar attempt was made in 1975 at the United Nations when the General Assembly adopted a resolution defining Zionism as racism. After close scrutiny and investigation this resolution was finally overturned in 1991 when it was established that in fact Zionism is nothing more than an ideology that gives expression to the longing of Jews everywhere to return to the land of their forefathers. However, not withstanding this setback, the enemies of Israel were determined to remodel the accusation and they did in the form of the current charge that Israel is an apartheid state.
So then the apartheid slur against the state of Israel is just another attempt to reintroduce the notion that Israel is a racist entity that must be dismantled in order to bring peace to the Middle East. Those who advocate for this position are invariable Islamists who wish to see Israel given over to the totalitarianism of radical Islam. That is, they would be more than happy to see Hamas or Hezbollah in control of the region! In fact at the very root of this new movement is the age-old problem of anti-Semitism.
I am a South African who was born in 1952 and was therefore raised in the apartheid state of South Africa. I saw the wickedness of this system firsthand; I lived in its world every day and witnessed the systematic dehumanization of 30 million black people by a white minority government. There is nothing in Israel that is even close to this abomination and to suggest that there is, is an insult to the millions of black people in South Africa who lived and suffered under it. The truth is, nowhere in Israel today are Arab Israelis treated in the manner in which the black people of South Africa were treated. Arab Israelis can go anywhere in the country, live anywhere they wish to, go to any university or educational institution or hospital of their choice and take up any profession they desire.
Proposed real apartheid state: Islamic Palestine
The proposed "Palestine" state, according to "moderate" PA, would be a real apartheid state, with ethnic and religious discrimination, An apartheid, Islamic, Judenrein Palestine. Explains Prof.
Based on statements made by officials in President Mahmoud Abbas' administration, it's safe to conclude that a new Palestinian state would be an apartheid state...
If and when the General Assembly of the United Nations accords the Palestinians the status of a state, for at least some purposes, the question then arises, What kind of a state will it be?...
The draft constitution for the new state of Palestine declares that "Islam is the official religion in Palestine." It also states that Sharia law will be "the major source of legislation." It is ironic that the same Palestinian leadership that supports these concepts for Palestine refuses to acknowledge that Israel is the nation-state of the Jewish people.
Israel, in contrast to the proposed Palestinian state, does not have an official state religion. Although it is a Jewish state, that description is not a religious one but rather a national one. It accords equal rights to Islam, Christianity and all other religions, as well as to atheists and agnostics.
According to statements by the Palestinian Authority leadership, the new Palestinian state would prohibit any Jews from being citizens, from owning land or from even living in the Muslim state of Palestine.
The Palestinian ambassador to the United States was asked during an interview whether "any Jew who is inside the borders of Palestine will have to leave." His answer: "Absolutely."
After much criticism, he tried to spin his remarks, saying that Jews who are "amid an occupation, who are in my land illegally" would be excluded. Whatever he meant, one thing is clear: Jews will never be welcome as equal citizens in an Islamic Palestine.
In contrast, Israel has more than 1 million Arab citizens, most of whom are Muslims. They are equal under the law, except that they need not serve in the Israeli Defense Forces.
The new Palestine will have the very "law of return" that it demands that Israel should give up. All Palestinians, no matter where they live and regardless of whether they have ever set foot in Palestine, will be welcome to the new state, while a Jew whose family has lived in Hebron for thousands of years will be excluded.
To summarize, the new Palestinian state will be a genuine apartheid state. It will practice religious and ethnic discrimination, will have one official religion and will base its laws on the precepts of that religion. (Imagine what the status of gays will be under Sharia law.)
It is noteworthy that the very people who complain most loudly about Israel's law of return and about its character as the nation-state of the Jewish people are silent when it comes to the new Palestinian state. Is it that these people expect more of Jews than they do of Muslims? If so, is that not a form of racism?
And what would the borders of a Palestinian state, as recognized by the General Assembly, look like? Were the Palestinians to get their way, they would get, as a starting point, all of the land occupied by Jordan prior to the 1967 war, in which Jordan attacked Israel. This return to the status quo that led to the Six-Day War is inconsistent with the intention of Security Council Resolution 242, which contemplated some territorial changes.
The new boundaries of this Palestinian state would also include Judaism's holiest place, the Western Wall. It would also include the access roads to Hebrew University, which Jordan used to close down this great institution of learning founded by the Jews nearly 100 years ago. The new Palestinian state would also incorporate the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem, in which Jews have lived for 3,000 years, except for those periods of time during which they were expelled by force.
.. Palestinian leaders have already indicated that they would hold these important and sacred sites hostage to unreasonable demands. For example, the Western Wall covers only a few acres, but the Palestinian leadership has indicated that these acres are among the most valuable in the world, and in order for Israel to regain them, it would have to surrender thousands of acres.An apartheid, Islamic, Judenrein Palestine based on the 1967 borders is a prescription for disaster. That is why a reasonable Palestinian state must be the outcome of negotiations with Israel, and not the result of a thoughtless vote by the United Nations.
Current racist Arab-Palestine
Anti Jewish hate, racism, incitement, demonization has been documented regularly at Pal Watch.
In June, 2021:
the European Union finally released its report on Palestinian Authority textbooks which includes dozens of examples of encouragement of violence and demonization of Israel and of Jews. Under the guise of “resistance” – another catchword – children are being brainwashed about the glory of martyrdom. Following the report’s publication
Most that use that term have been "traditionally" Arabs, Muslims out of bigotry some posing as "activists". Widely by "plain" racists who use the Middle East as a cover.
Some radical liberals began using it mostly after Jimmy Carter used it in his 2006 book exclusively on the "territories." Then came along long time anti-Israel radicals to abuse positions in human rights groups.
Jimmy Carter admitted that Israel is a free equal democracy for all and that his book is about the "territories " exclusively and it's not related to "race" or "racism". He also added that he is aware it's a provocative term.
It's not clear what he means by using the loaded word "apartheid," since the book makes no attempt to explain it, but the only reasonable interpretation is that Carter is comparing Israel to the former white racist government of South Africa. That is a foolish and unfair comparison, unworthy of the man who won -- and deserved -- the Nobel Peace Prize for bringing Israel and Egypt together in the Camp David Accords, and who has lent such luster to the imaginary office of former president.
Omar Shakir and the Apartheid slur
He defended anti-Semite in court.
In April 2020, in a tweet he showed excitement to another infamous long time instigator, who serves in Btselem for promoting the apartheid slur (via distortions) saying it was "already" a "fact" for some time.
Some assessed that guy's urgency, after Trump's Abraham accord which debunked the false narrative of Israel supposedly being "simply against" Arab per se.
A year later, Shakir himself, consumed by anger over Israel not renewing his visa, as a revenge propaganda, has also promoted it, abusing the HRW platform. A "report" full of distortions. A hatchet job, while promising “detailed legal analysis” of the apartheid charge, HRW actually proved Israel’s innocence.
Despite knowing fully well, Omar Shakir, who resided in the area before being Estelle for BDS hate propaganda that most Israelis are 'brown ' he chose (in his debunked slur doc) to portray in an imAoeil-2021), in an image, to portray Israelis as "all White" and the Arab Palestinians a p.o.c. Part of an old systematic Arab-Islamic racism to portray its victims of its bigotry as beibg supposedly the "racists."
He expanded the Apartheid term, as so to fit his long-time anti-Israel agenda. Not realizing his expansion would cover many others. But realizing that according to his new apartheid definition, Israel can never escape this terminology, no matter what it does. (Hence proving again point of pure hatred).
Shakir called on FIFA to boycott the Israeli national football team because of its apartheid policy. Only this idiot did not take into account that almost half of the Israeli team are players from Israeli Arab society and even the captain is Muslim.
In addition to these individuals personal record, it's worth mentioning that: Human Rights Watch and B’Tselem... these organizations have a long record of blaming Israel for all of its difficult relations with its Palestinian neighbors while at the same time demonstrating a “hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil” approach to Palestinian misdeeds.
Shakir is aided by another long-time extremely biased a Hamas apologist, even bigot at HRW Ken Roth. a "know it all" even propagandist for Hamas, Twisted Ken Roth is also Soft on monsters of Iran and Syria and big against its rivals .
Hatred and violence perpetuated after Shakir Apartheid-slur promotion
Since Shakir has outrageously used the HRW status, it has boosted even more the excuse for anti-Israel radicals to use the trope.
Then came the Squad to repeat it after of "palestinian" Arab origin Rashida Tlaib usage of it. An Israeli Arab replied to AOC on the falsehood of applying the term vs reality of Arabs in democratic Israel with full equal rights. The promotion and rising use of the term has contributed to anti-Semitic attacks especially since May-2021 Guardian of Walls. Which as a result, even anti-Israel ardent activist, Bernie Sanders, (who's known to throw the term "racism", frequently, at so many situations so often, ridiculously) has asked to refrain from this and such rhetoric. All the while other "activists" such as known anti-Jewish Islamic politicians Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib have not done so.
After daughter of Mohammed Hadid, Bella tweeted a vitriol against Israel including the 'A' slur, and Tala Halawa, an Arab journalist based in Ramallah, working for the BBC, punlished an extreme style piece supporting Hadid's stance, Halawa's earlier shocking antisemitic tweets were exposed, including that "Hitler was right." BBC reporter comes under fire for tweet saying 'Hitler was right'.
Muslim writer, Mehdi Hassan who rationalized them, should know that when an African-American says the N word is totally different. Besides, the demonization and delegitimization intent is clear.
- Human Rights Watch ‘Israel apartheid’ report condemned as ‘fiction’, The JC, April 27, 2021. The Board joined Israel and a Jerusalem-based research institute in dismissing the document...The ridiculous ‘apartheid‘ slur in this report is belied by the fact that, as it stands, Israel’s next Government may well rely on the support of Arab parties, voted for by the country’s fully-enfranchised Arab citizens. "Israel’s Arab citizens have been appointed as ambassadors, professors, Supreme Court judges, hospital directors, and other key roles throughout Israel’s socio-economic landscape. Civil society organisations should be directing their efforts towards reinvigorating the peace process, not trading in false hyperbole that extends the cycle of conflict"...
- Israel and the Apartheid Slander Richard J. Goldstone, The New York Times, Oct 31, 2011
- Gross distortions of HRW apartheid slur Ahron Shapiro, aijac, May 13, 2021
- Anti-Israel ‘Apartheid’ Slur Promoted by NYC Mayoral Candidate Yakir Benzion, Apr 19, 2021
- HRW’s “Apartheid” Publication: Demonization, BDS, and Lawfare, NGO Monitor, April 25, 2021
- The New Blood Libel of “Medical Apartheid”, Edwin Black, Besa, April 14, 2021. Media amplification of the blood libel, as occurred generations ago in Eastern Europe, has been a boon to anti-Israel radicals. This newest medical apartheid slur has become a significant driver for efforts to undermine support for the State of Israel in the US... Erekat, a top Palestinian negotiator, was rushed to a Jerusalem hospital when he faced a COVID-19 respiratory crisis. Other elite Palestinian officials have received similar priority..
- The apartheid slur peddled by B’tselem, Steve Winston, Jan 12, 2021
- Report: U.N.'s Mideast Agency Obsessed with 'Israeli Apartheid', Richard Falk, Jul 18, 2017
- Bob Carr out of control, Gareth Narunsky, TOI, May 6, 2021. Former federal Labor leader Bill Shorten told The AJN he had made it a practice not to comment about Carr’s comments, “Because you can be here all day.”
- I grew up in South Africa, so believe me when I say: Israel is not an apartheid state. This week on university campuses across the UK, activists are preparing for “Israel Apartheid Week”. This term is not only misleading, but a grave insult to those who were subjugated in South Africa. Ephraim Mirvis, New Statesman, February 24, 2016
- Apartheid slur driven by hatred and lies, CJNews, March 4, 2015
- Explaining John Kerry’s apartheid slur Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post, May 19, 2014
- Kerry’s Apartheid Slur. Threat Assessment Jonathan S. Tobin, The Commentary Mag., June, 2014
- The Apartheid Slur: An Intellectual Affront and Obstacle to Peace, [Anti-Semitism], Gil Troy, Brandeis Center, March 15, 2013
- Black Students Blast the "Israeli Apartheid" Slur, Daphne Anson, April 10, 2011
- Carelessness or Candor?. The "apartheid" slur has a long history James Taranto, WSJ, Apr 29, 2014]
- Israeli Response: Accusations of Apartheid Slur Israel wbez, Sept. 23, 2009
- Israel and the "Apartheid" Slur, TOI, John C. Landa Jr., Mar 15, 2015
- The apartheid slur. Comparing Israel to South African system insults victims of apartheid regime. By Vic Alhadeff, Jerusalem Post, March 22, 2021.
- 'Apartheid' slur is a ploy, Mr Kasrils - IOL. Sep 12, 2011 — I refer to the letter of Mr Ronnie Kasrils ("Palestine tribunal will help Israel, too", The Star, September 7)
- Center Field: Treat the apartheid slur – the “A-word” – like the “N-word”. By Gil Troy, Jerusalem Post, Aug 25, 2009.
- South Africans against 'Israel apartheid' slur. 'Israel Collective' organization asked Black South Africans to comment on one of the most common anti-Israel accusations. Ari Soffer, INN, Dec 16 , 2015. "As a Black person to actually find the truth, is like: you've taken something so painful for Black Africans, and misrepresenting it either for publicity, or for directing hate, and then repackaging it and saying it's apartheid? Not cool."
- ‘Israeli apartheid’ is a slur that does no one any good, February 28, 2012, wRanter
- The false linkage of Zionism and colonialism, CJN, September 7, 2010 . Linking Zionism with colonialism – much like accusing Israel of apartheid-like practices – is often central to any discourse that seeks to demonize, dehumanize and delegitimize the Jewish state and those who support it. In the same way that the Israel apartheid slur needs to be deconstructed, so too should the Zionism as colonialism falsehood be addressed.
- Calling Israel an apartheid state is both racist and a lie Karen Harradine and Paul T Horgan, Conservative Wonan, July 16, 2019
- Israel and the Human Rights Distortion Christian Friends of Israel, Apr 28, 2021
- Shattering the Apartheid Canard, S. Simmons, Aish, Jan 18. 2021. It’s time to call out the anti-Semitism and hypocrisy...
- Apartheid canard does not wash, TOI, Allan Wolman, Jan 21, 2021
- The poisonous myth of 'Israeli apartheid' NGO Monitor. February 17, 2008 [This article was posted in the National Post, February 14, 2008. ()
- 'Israel Studies: IS. Volume 8. Indiana University Press, 2003. p.71 Moshe Shemesh: Did Shuqayri call for 'throwing the Jews into the sea'? ...'But in my estimation non of them will survive.'
- Arab Design for Israel's Annihilation, 1967, p. 10 28 May 1967, Ahmed Shukairy, Head of the Palestine Liberation Organization "China supplies us with weapons so that they be used for the liberation. The weapons of China which we have received free of charge will be put into action in order to destroy Tel-Aviv."
- Mideast Mirror, Arab News Agency, 1967, p. 18. June 3, 1967. ...on June 2. The demonstrators shouted slogans calling for Israel's annihilation and attacking western powers for supporting Israel. The main speaker at Friday prayers in Al-Aqsa Mosque here called for a "Jihad" (holy war) against Israel and her supporters, and delivered a special attack against the United States. After the prayers at Al-Aqsa, Mr Ahmed Shukairy, leader of the Palestine Liberation Organization (P.L.O.) told those present: "We are living today a life of struggle and jihad. The hour has come and we are now in the field, approaching the battle day after day, hour after hour."
- "History's Worst Serial Abusers." December 8, 2014. Ahmad Shukairy, Husseini’s former aide, was the next leader of the Palestinians. In 1964, the Arab League appointed him to head the newly created Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO)... Shukairy was the first to hurl the apartheid slander at Israel even as he tirelessly advocated "driving the Jews into the sea." "We shall destroy Israel and its inhabitants, and as for the survivors – if there are any – the boats are ready to deport them..." https://www.cjnews.com/perspectives/opinions/historys-worst-serial-abusers
- "Arabic Political Memoirs and Other Studies, Cass books on the Middle East," Elie Kedourie, Professor of Politics Emeritus, Psychology Press, 1964, p. 189. Our sympathies werep with the Axis powers being led by Hitler from victory to victory, and with our sympathies went our prayers for the victory of Germany and her allies, and defeat for Britain...'"
- Uri Milstein: The Truth About the War of Independence: Poor Preparations - Chapter 19 ... In the Chapter: Israeli Arabs Supported Nazi Germany in World War II... News1, Mar 13, 2015.. https://m.news1.co.il/Archive/002-D-100749-00.html
- "Palestine." Volumes 1-5. American Zionist Emergency Council, 1946, pp.1-2 (Palestine - Volumes 1-5 - Page v) Vol.2, No. 9, 10. November-December, 1945. Seeing that all those pogromists, rebels and Axis agents are now allowed to sit on the Arab Higher Committee, that one of them, Mr. Shukeiri, who fled from Palestine with the Mufti.
- Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 107, Part 24. United States. Congress - U.S. Government Printing Office, 1961. p.5735. ...he belonged to a group of fanatical extremists ed by the ex-Mufti. This gang cooperated with the Communists and prior to the Hitler-Stalin Pact sought in every possible way to sabotage the Allied war effort against the Nazis in the Middle East. However, when Soviet Russia joined the Allies, Shukairy's group split with the Communists and went all out for Hitler.
- Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress, Volume 110, Part 22, United States. Congress, U.S. Government Printing Office, 1964, p. 524-5 Shukairy has had a remarkable history . As has been revealed... he worked with the Nazis in the Middle East and was a henchman of the notorious Mufti...
- Congressional Record: Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress. United States. Congress. U.S. Government Printing Office, 1965, p. 456. Ahmed Shukairy, the self-proclaimed spokesman for the Arab refugees — a man who worked for the Nazis and their henchmen during World War II...
- The Detroit Jewish News. Friday, February 03, 1967. Page 9. Antiwar Group Warns Public of PLO Leader Shukairy. Dr. Albert Simard, secretary of the Society for the Prevention of World War Three warns of the "dangerous" background and activities of Ahmed Shukairy, head of the Palestine Liberation Organization who, he said, had expressed hatred of the West. Recalling the pro-Hilter activities "highest levels of government" of Shukairy when he was associated with the notorious Grand Mufti of Jerusalem. Dr. Simard said, that the Arab terrorist leader "also played a most active role in keeping tensions white hot in the Middle East and inciting the Arabs against the West."
- "Behind the British Conspiracy." B'nai B'rith Messenger. 12 July, 1946, p.6. https://www.nli.org.il/en/newspapers/bbh/1946/07/12/01/article/47. Achmed Shukeiri, chief of the Arab Office, who reiterated in his conversation the words of Goebbels justified the murder of six million Jews of Europe "because Hitler could not have been all wrong..."
- Argentine Youths in Nazi Group Salute and Cry: 'Hail Tacuara!'; Anti-Semitic Organization, Said to Be Growing, Asserts It Fights 'Zionism, Capitalism and Communism' Tells About Drills He Doubts Charges. The New York Times, Sept. 16, 1962. Page 30
- "Facts." Volumes 15-17, Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith, 1963, p. 424. In 1962 at the U.N., Shukairy even went so far as to praise the militant, anti-Jewish and neo-Nazi storm-troop gang in Argentina know as Tacuara...
- The National Jewish Monthly, Volume 77, B'nai B'rith., 1962, p. 1. This was too much even for Saudi Arabia's king Faisal, who removed Shukairy from his UN post. https://books.google.com/books?&id=OjLnAAAAMAAJ&focus=searchwithinvolume&q=%22removed%22
- Lev Bezymenskiĭ: "Tracing Martin Bormann," 1966. pp.149-150 ... an armed underground nazi organisation in Argentina which called itself Tacuara.” This nazi organization... many of its instructors are former SS officers. Eichmann was under Tacuara protection.
- Beatrice D. Gurwitz, "Argentine Jews in the Age of Revolt: Between the New World and the Third World." 2016, p.53 The most shocking event came in June, when Graciela Narcisa Sirota, a nineteen-year-old Jewish university student, was kidnapped and tortured by members of Tacuara. The abductors burned her with cigarettes, tattooed a swastika on her, and told her that the attack was “revenge for Eichmann.”
- "A response to David Grossman." By Amnon Lord. IsraelHayom, 08-05-2018 ... the first person to accuse Israel of being an apartheid state was Ahmad Shukeiri, a U.N. diplomat, in 1961 in the context of the Eichmann trial. https://www.israelhayom.com/opinions/a-response-to-david-grossman/
- Dan Diker and Olga Meshoe Washington, "HRW's condemnation of Israel: Apartheid appropriation, racism in name of 'human rights'?" News24, May 8, 2021. ...Even more far-reaching, PLO founder Ahmed Shukeiri exploited the Israeli apartheid libel well before Israel was forced to enter the West Bank and Gaza in the defensive 1967 war.
- HRW Defames Israel - AJC Reacts AJC Transatlantic Institute, May, 2021. American Jewish Committee perspectives. The HRW report spans over 213 pages and contains many allegations against Israel. The purpose of this memo is not to refute every allegation, but rather focus on the report’s most glaring biases.
- Understanding B'tselem's “Apartheid” Libel, CAMERA, Jan 27, 2021... Falsehoods and Distortions...
- Studying with Prof. Neve Gordon at the University of Michigan, Jacob Shrybman, Israel Behind the News, August 25, 2009.
In a lecture on October 10th, 2007 which was supposed to be about the historical Suez Crisis, Gordon purposefully digressed at length to blame Israel for the current crisis with Iran. He explained to the class that Israel gained nuclear weapons as the outcome of a deal with France at the end of the crisis in 1956. He then stepped away from his podium to drive home his message, “You can not understand what is happening with Iran today if you don’t understand what happened with Israel in `56.” As this comment was charged with controversial anti-Israel bias, Gordon was delighted to open the class to questions. When a student, who prefaced his statement with the premise that he was Jewish, challenged Gordon’s ridiculous blame of Israel for Iran’s actions today, Gordon disregarded the Jewish student’s challenge by smirking and stating to the class, “Ben is always trying to bring us back to the present.” It was in fact Prof. Gordon who clearly brought the class discussion to that of present times. Gordon then welcomed a question from a student who claimed Iranian President Ahmadinejad’s denial of the Holocaust was “not a big deal.” By first demonizing Israel, then not allowing any student objections to his anti-Israel statements, then welcoming an out rightly anti-Semitic comment in his lecture hall, Gordon was in no way teaching an unbiased historical course, as one would have expected in an institution of higher learning.
In a lecture on November 5th, 2007 Gordon continuously used the term “Jewish roads” to refer to Israeli roads in the West Bank and formerly in the Gaza Strip from which Arabs are excluded. An Israeli student in the large class raised his hand and told Gordon that he was offended by his phraseology and said Gordon was bordering on anti-Semitism by deeming these roads “Jewish roads.” The student described for the class the complete freedom of movement of Israeli Arabs (Arabs with Israeli citizenship) on Israeli roads inside Israel and inside the West Bank. Therefore by calling the roads “Jewish” and not Israeli Gordon was being anti-Semitic. Gordon again simply disregarded the challenge to his biased teaching and appeared irritated.
The same Israeli student that challenged Gordon received a terse email after class that same day from Gordon requesting that the student come see him at his office at an appointment two days later. The student arrived at Gordon’s office and was surprised to see his Graduate Student Instructor (who directly grades the student) present as well. The student cordially greeted Gordon in Hebrew but did not receive the same warm greeting in return.
Gordon then proceeded to berate the student for publicly embarrassing and offending him during class. He belittled the student by telling him that he (Gordon) had been teaching for longer than the student had been alive and that he had never been embarrassed and offended like that before. Behind closed doors, intimidated by his professor yelling at him, and in the presence of the person who decides his grade, the student quickly apologized and hoped the matter was put to rest. Much to the student’s dismay, in the next lecture Gordon attempted to clear his name and denounced the student’s challenging questions as unfair and unfounded, while publicly humiliating the student. Gordon’s Graduate Student Instructors further dissected the Israeli student’s challenge in the class discussion sections, and referred to the student by name without his consent.Along with the history of scare-tactics used by Prof. Gordon in order to keep his classroom opposition quiet and disallowing any challenging of his anti-Israel positions, Gordon did not adhere to the tenet of an open environment within the structure of academic freedom. Before speaking in his class, Gordon directed students to state their name. In a large lecture hall this creates an uncomfortable environment for the students to express their own ideas. Gordon uses the students’ names in order to refute their statements or questions while referring back to each of their arguments. As a result, students were reluctant to speak up in the class.
- Shlomo Saran, "Our Inner Scourge: The Catastrophe of Israel Academics", Ariel Center for Policy Research Policy Paper No, 171. (Sep-2007 - Tishrei-5768)
Student Complaint about Ben Gurion University’s Neve Gordon.
The lecture began smoothly, with Neve Gordon giving a theoretical explanation of human rights (including the fundamental human right of free speech). It soon, however, turned very political. He presented a slideshow about the "Separation Wall" and the injustices it causes to the Palestinians. He made many mentions of land being “confiscated” by the Israelis and the “humiliation” caused to the Palestinians due to lack of movement throughout the territories. On his PowerPoint presentation, he mentioned that parts of the fence were electrified. However, I then corrected him that they were just electric monitors. He conceded on this point.
My fellow students and I challenged him on his accusations and he became frustrated and lashed back due to the questions. He said he was more Zionist then any of us on the basis that he lives in Israel (although some in the class, including myself, are currently making Aliya). He condescendingly remarked that we were just full of American propaganda. He then requested that we stop asking questions and try to learn something. I made a comment that Israel is in a war and fences and separation are necessary. He then made a comment about how during war millions of Jews were thrown in ovens. I asked him if he was comparing the situation in Israel to Nazi Germany and he did not answer. He then made another comparison of fenced in Palestinians and ghettos in Germany. He also claimed that when Jordan took control of the West Bank it was legal, but when the Israelis won the territory in war, it was illegal. At the end, I was able to approach him. I asked how he could possibly justify standing in solidarity with Arafat after the Passover Seder massacre. He became agitated and admitted that the picture has caused him troubles. I then asked how he could sue another professor (at the University of Haifa – SS) for exercising his right to freedom of speech. He responded that we as Americans don’t understand that in Israel it is acceptable to sue in such a case for libel and that in Israel his case is reasonable...He left in a huff, seeming very frustrated, annoyed, and agitated.
- WATCH: The Myth of Israeli Apartheid Debunked! Max Gelber, UWI, Nov 22, 2018. The myth of so-called "Israeli Apartheid" gets shattered by fact after fact. Premiered Nov 20, 2018. You may have heard the accusation that Israel is "an apartheid state" like that of apartheid South Africa. But does this accusation stand up to scrutiny? K. Hausdorff explores. https://youtu.be/4UOe21K0SWU
- Haaretz's Apartheid Campaign Against Israel Y Goldflam, CAMERA, Oct 25, 2012. ...Levy's striking misrepresentations...
- Ha'aretz Apartheid Clarification: Too Little, Too Late, HR, Oct 29, 2012
- Israel Apartheid: The Big Black-and-White Lie Accusing Israel of racism and apartheid fails the anti-Semitic smell test. G Troy, JJ, May 12, 2021
- "Day of Rage" Rallies Demonize Jews, Israel.' Anti-Defamation League. Jul 10, 2020. https://www.adl.org/blog/day-of-rage-rallies-demonize-jews-israel
- Davar - דבר, 3 December 1965. 'נציג ישראל מזכיר העמדה העקבית נגד אפליה.' מאת שלמה שפיר סופר "דבר" בארה"ב. ואשינגטון, 2 (מיוחד ל"דבר"). בדיון בשאלה ה"אפרטהייד" בוועדה המדינית של האו"ם הזכיר אמש חבר משלחת ישראל ד"ר יואל בר-רומי את עמדתה העקיבה של ישראל שהצביעה בכל 15 מבחני-ההצבעה נגד הפרדה גזעית. הוא הדגיש כי ישראל בעצם קיומה מחייבת גינוי אפליה גזעית. ד"ר בר-רומי אף הזכיר את עמדתה הנמרצת של ישראל נגד שלטונות המיעוט הלבן ברודזיה. "The Israeli representative mentions the consistent stance against discrimination." By Shlomo Shapir. "DAVAR" writer in the United States. Washington, 2 (Special to "DAVAR"). During a discussion on the "apartheid" issue at the UN Political Affairs Committee last night, a member of the Israeli delegation, Dr. Joel Bar-Romi, mentioned the consistent position of Israel, which voted in all 15 voting tests against racial segregation. He stressed that Israel's very existence requires condemnation of racial discrimination. Dr. Bar-Romi even mentioned Israel's vigorous stance against the white minority authorities in Rhodesia.
- Do you even know what apartheid means? Noah Klieger, May 26, 2018. Op-ed: A state with complete academic freedom, with Arab ministers and MKs, a state that fosters Arab professors, doctors, pharmacists and teachers, can’t be called an ‘apartheid state,’ unless it’s by ignorant or evil people. And the last person who can throw this accusation at Israel is a dictator like Erdoğan who has been cracking down on freedom of speech and the free press in his own country.... Any intelligent person can immediately see that the only country in the Middle East where Arabs enjoy full rights and a proper life is Israel
- @YosephHaddad tweeted: I have a serious issues w/ the MKs from Arab society but in the new gov, they will be the strongest evidence against “apartheid.” An Islamic party in the coalition, a minister, 2 deputy chairmen, and 3 committee chairmen, "Apartheid in Israel" has never looked more ridiculous. Jun 13, 2021
- Le journaliste arabe sioniste pourfend la députée Aïda Touma-Suleiman, S. Blum, LPH INFO, June 23, 2021
- My Word: The apartheid label and libel, Liat Collins, JPost, June 24, 2021.
Rather than promoting peace, the delegitimization and boycott efforts have the opposite effect.
Under the title “After 54 years: Between occupation and apartheid,” MKs sat in the House at the taxpayers’ expense and tried to present the case that they suffer from South African-style oppression.
Just who is exploiting whom? It takes a special kind of nerve to sit as a serving MK in the parliament and pretend you are a victim of apartheid. It also requires a special ability to avoid history and reality in favor of a “narrative.”
Under the apartheid system, for those who need reminding, the white minority completely subjugated and segregated the black majority, who had no vote and no say at all in the corridors of power.
There was nothing for which these MKs should be proud. I can’t even reprint in full some of the words that were thrown around. [...] Arab-Israeli Yoseph Haddad, CEO of the Vouch for Each Other NGO, found himself out in the cold. He could definitely make the case that he was being discriminated against. Haddad, who encourages Arab-Israelis to serve in the IDF or do civilian national service and to participate in Israeli society, resorted to tweeting: “I am an Israeli Arab with different opinions and they don’t want me inside. They are the ones who are really apartheid. If Aida Touma-Sliman says that Israel is apartheid, how is she allowed to hold this meeting in the walls of Israeli democracy?”
MK Ahmad Tibi, whose CV includes work as a gynecologist at Hadassah Hospital in Jerusalem, being a former adviser to Yasser Arafat and serving as a former deputy Knesset Speaker – not bad for someone born in an “apartheid” state – told rookie Yamina MK Amichai Chikli he should “be humble” in the face of his seniors. Apparently Tibi doesn’t know the meaning of being humble anymore than he understands what apartheid means, although apartheid is a word he bandies around a lot.
Among the speakers was “Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch” Omar Shakir, who participated via Zoom having been denied entry to the country for his anti-Israeli, BDS activities. He also didn’t mince words and came up with the perennial favorite “crimes against humanity.”
Before the event, MKs from Yesh Atid, New Hope, Yamina, Yisrael Beytenu and Blue and White wrote to Knesset Speaker Mickey Levy voicing their “disgust” and saying that “while freedom of expression lies at the soul of this House, we cannot remain silent when the Knesset is cynically exploited as a platform to undermine the very existence of Israel as a Jewish and democratic state and to slander the state in the outside world.”
The parley was part of a trend – an attempt to brand Israel as an illegitimate, pariah state.
Using the words “apartheid” and “occupation” is one way of doing it. Another is condemning Israel for its response when it comes under massive rocket fire from Gaza, as it did last month.
Rather than promoting peace, the delegitimization and boycott efforts have the opposite effect. The Palestinians are encouraged to use more violence and media-mobilizing tactics hoping to put ever more pressure on Israel.
Not everyone is falling for the ruse, however. Last week, Mathias Döpfner, CEO of Axel Springer SE, Europe’s largest digital publishing house, told the company’s 16,000 employees that anyone “who has an issue with an Israeli flag being raised for one week here, after antisemitic demonstrations, should look for a new job.”Also last week, as The Jerusalem Post’s Lahav Harkov noted, the European Union finally released its report on Palestinian Authority textbooks which includes dozens of examples of encouragement of violence and demonization of Israel and of Jews. Under the guise of “resistance” – another catchword – children are being brainwashed about the glory of martyrdom. Following the report’s publication, European Commissioner for Neighborhood and Enlargement Oliver Varhelyi said the EU should review its funding to education in the Palestinian Authority.
- (@ArielSchnabel) Tweeted: I do not understand the joy of my fellow members now that thousands of Palestinians can become Israelis and [supposedly] suffer severely from the [supposed] repression of discrimination in second-class citizenship and inequality... July 6, 2021
- Emanuel Fabian, 100,000 Muslims pray at Al-Aqsa Mosque on Eid al-Adha, TOI, July 20, 2021.
- Today more than 100,000 worshippers gathered on the Temple Mount to celebrate Eid Al-Adha. Israel guarantees Freedom of Religion & will continue to safeguard the right to worship freely. Jul 20, 2021
- Jordyn @JordynTilchen: Eid Al Adha is tomorrow. Today is Tisha B’Av. And police responded when rocks were thrown at Jews who went up to the Temple Mount, our holiest site, at their designated times to pray. Why are you lying, Rashida? Surely you cannot have some ulterior motive. Quote Tweet: Rashida Tlaib @RashidaTlaib - Jul 18. Why is Israel attacking Al Aqsa on Eid Al Adha... Jul 18, 2021
- Judaism's two holiest places are filled with Muslims today, EoZ, July 20, 2021.
- Efraim Karsh, 'The Middle East’s Real Apartheid.' March 6, 2012. https://www.algemeiner.com/2012/03/06/the-middle-easts-real-apartheid/.
- Israel, Sudan and Me, Simon Deng, Aish, Oct 30, 2011.
- Slavery in Africa Is Alive, Well and Ignored, Weber Bederman, Contributor, Oct 18, 2013
- Palestinians: Victims of Arab Apartheid, Khaled Abu Toameh, June 18, 2018.
- Bharatiya Pragna, Vol. 8, 2006, p.27.
- Islam and the Modern Age, Vol. 20, 1989, p.92.
- Defeating Dictators: Fighting Tyranny in Africa and Around the World , George B.N. Ayittey, (2011)
- "Entrenched apartheid in the 'West Bank' David Singer, INN, July 10 2018.
- Petty Arab apartheid, Olympic-style, Gerald Steinberg, JPost, August 10, 2016
- Israel and the Apartheid Slander Richard J. Goldstone, The New York Times, Oct 31, 2011
- Growing up Apartheid, R. Marks, Mar 9, 2015
- Apartheid canard does not wash, TOI, Allan Wolman, Jan 21, 2021
- I grew up in South Africa, so believe me when I say: Israel is not an apartheid state, E. Mirvis, New Statesman, Feb 24, 2016]
- The charge of Apartheid, Malcom Hedding, July 27, 2016
- "Push for Palestinian state at UN must be rejected: It will hurt Arabs and Jews alike." A. Dershowitz New York Daily News, Sep 21, 2011.
- Can Ilhan Omar Overcome Her Prejudice?
I was born in Somalia and grew up amid pervasive Muslim anti-Semitism. Hate is hard to unlearn without coming to terms with how you learned it.
Ayaan Hirsi Ali, WSJ, July 12, 2019.
Most men (and the odd woman) in power in Muslim-majority countries are autocrats. Even where there are elections, corrupt rulers play an intricate game to stay in power. Their signature move is the promise to “free” the Holy Land—that is, to eliminate the Jewish state. The rulers of Iran are explicit about this goal. Other Muslim leaders may pay lip service to the peace process and the two-state solution, but government anti-Semitism is frequently on display at the United Nations, where Israel is repeatedly compared to apartheid South Africa, accused of genocide and demonized as racist.
Media also play their part. There is very little freedom of expression in Muslim-majority countries, and state-owned media churn out anti-Semitic and anti-Israel propaganda daily—as do even media groups that style themselves as critical of Muslim autocracies, such as Al Jazeera and Al-Manar.
Then there are the mosques, madrassas and other religious institutions. Schools in general, especially college campuses, have been an Islamist stronghold for generations in Muslim-majority countries. That matters because graduates go on to leadership positions in the professions, media, government and other institutions.
- (for example, in LATimes, Dec. 8, 2006: "The book is devoted to circumstances and events in Palestine and not in Israel, where democracy prevails and citizens live together and are legally guaranteed equal status."
- NPR and Brendeis, Jan.07
- One example: Bearing False Witness: Jimmy Carter's Palestine, Peace Not Apartheid, Andrea Levin, Camera, the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America, 2007 
- Ex-President for Sale. January 08, 2007. has been bought and paid for by Arab money. In his recent book tour to promote Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid, Carter has been peddling a particularly nasty bit of bigotry...
- Michael Kinsley, "It's Not Apartheid." The Washington Post, December 12, 2006
- canary Mission - Omar Shakir
- "BDS in the USA, 2001-2010." Noura Erakat In: 255 (Summer 2010)
- Antisemite of the Week: Omar Shakir - Bigot with a Vengeance, Stop Anti-Semitism, May 1, 2021
- Fact Sheet on Omar Shakir's BDS Campaigns. ngomonitor. https://www.ngo-monitor.org/fact-sheet-on-omar-shakirs-bds-campaigns
- 1:47 PM · Apr 26, 2020, to Hagai El-Ad
- Shattering the Apartheid Canard, S. Simmons, Aish, Jan 18. 2021. It’s time to call out the anti-Semitism and hypocrisy... The fact that the charge comes from B'Tselem, an Israeli group that the Israeli government has called out for “spreading lies, slander and incitement against the state of Israel,” was apparently lost amongst the onslaught of negative media coverage.
- Understanding B'tselem's “Apartheid” Libel, CAMERA, Jan 27, 2021... Falsehoods and Distortions...
- Anti-Semitic propaganda is not news. Israel Hayom, Jan 18, 2021. It is surprising that CNN quotes B'Tselem without fact-checking its accusations, especially in light of the network's tireless efforts to do so with ...
- When human-rights NGOs adopt anti-Semitic language. Ngo Monitor, Feb 10, 2021. '"Last month, the Israeli NGO B'Tselem launched a discriminatory and hateful campaign titled, “A regime of...
- Human Rights Watch demonizes Israel via propaganda of apartheid, Gerald M. Steinberg, JPost, April 27, 2021.
Shakir was hired in 2016, after a number of years as a campus activist under headings like ”Apartheid IsReal.” He led HRW’s (failed) effort to press Airbnb and the FIFA soccer association to join the anti-Israel boycott, and repeatedly invokes “apartheid” and “racism” when discussing Israel. For Shakir, who left Israel after his work visa was not renewed and a lengthy court battle, this is revenge propaganda.
- Human Rights Watch 'Israel apartheid' report condemned as 'fiction', Mathilde Frot, The JC, Apr 27, 2021. Board of Deputies president Marie van der Zyl said the report was a "sham which puts rhetoric above fact." "They consistently ignore or downplay the fact that Israel’s security measures in the West Bank and around Gaza are the response to well-documented terror activities. The ridiculous ‘apartheid‘ slur in this report is belied by the fact that, as it stands, Israel’s next Government may well rely on the support of Arab parties, voted for by the country’s fully-enfranchised Arab citizens. "Israel’s Arab citizens have been appointed as ambassadors, professors, Supreme Court judges, hospital directors, and other key roles throughout Israel’s socio-economic landscape. Civil society organisations should be directing their efforts towards reinvigorating the peace process, not trading in false hyperbole that extends the cycle of conflict," she said. NGO Monitor president Professor Gerald Steinberg, also criticised the report writing in the Jerusalem Post that it comprised "the standard mix of shrill propaganda, false allegations and legal fictions." "Exploiting the 'apartheid' image for propaganda is a cynical appropriation of the suffering of the victims of the actual apartheid regime"..
- Israel Apartheid: The Big Black-and-White Lie, G. Troy, JJ, May 12, 2021
- Human Rights Watch's Apartheid Report: Unsurprising Propaganda and False Lies Shlomi Ben-Meir, Presspectiva, 09.05.21
And that's the little problem with it. The big problem is its big resonance in the international press, eager for any indictment against Israel.
... according to the report, there is (almost) nothing Israel can do to not be considered an apartheid state in the eyes of HRW. Even if it withdraws from all territories, establishes a Palestinian state and removes restrictions over the Gaza Strip, the stain will continue to accompany it...
- @YosephHaddad: By the way, Omar Shakir called on FIFA to boycott the Israeli national football team because of its apartheid policy. Only this idiot did not take into account that almost half of the Israeli team are players from Israeli Arab society and even the captain is Muslim. June 21, 2021
- No, Israel is not an apartheid state, South Florida Sun-Sentinel, Mark S Freedman, May 10, 2021. ...nothing more than pouring old wine in anew bottle. To claim that Israel is an apartheid state, as Nevel does, is disingenuous and, more importantly, it is incorrect. Nevel relies on reports from Human Rights Watch and B’Tselem to support her assertions. These organizations have a long record of blaming Israel for all of its difficult relations with its Palestinian neighbors while at the same time demonstrating a “hear no evil, speak no evil, see no evil” approach to Palestinian misdeeds.
- Kenneth Roth: What’s Wrong With You?, TOI, Apr 27, 2015.
- Ken Roth's Immoral Anti-Israel Obsession and the Gaza War September 04, 2014, NGO Watch
- Head of Human Rights Watch Skewered on Twitter for Peace-Hating Rant Belittling Israel-UAE Accord". Algemeiner.com, Sep 1, 2020.
- Daniel Kohn, "Human Rights Watch Tweet Exposes Decades-Old Anti Israel Bias". Forward, Sep 8, 2017
- Jeffrey Goldberg. "Does Human Rights Watch Understand the Nature of Prejudice?". The Atlantic, Sep 12, 2014.
- UN Watch (@UNWatch) Tweeted: For the first time ever, Human Rights Watch chief Ken Roth refers to "the Hamas armed wing," as if to emphasize that other parts of the terrorist group are legitimate. Ken Roth is a Hamas apologist. He recently deleted a tweet after many protested that it justified antisemtism. [https://twitter.com/UNWatch/status/1425764888958361609?s=20 Aug 12, 2021
- D Lange, Ken Roth Blames Jews for His Decision to Delete Tweet Blaming the Jews, Israellycool, July 15, 2021.
- UN Watch (@UNWatch) Tweeted: After 328 votes in half an hour, the interim results show that 70.7% believe Ken Roth is a big antisemite. https://t.co/IRoYkvvQsR July 20, 2021
- YsabellaHazan (@ysabellahazan) Tweeted: Correction: 1. Hamas terrorists*. Condemn Guerilla warfare. 2. Stop giving Hamas the Benefit of the doubt and misleading your followers based on speculation, IDF has intelligence that you don’t. 3. Human shields at the hands of Hamas is a human rights violation. Aug 24, 2021
- Seth J. Frantzman, Human Rights Watch head slammed for tweet on Iran’s attack on Saudi, JPost, Nov 27, 2019. The Head of HRW called Iran's attack on Saudi Arabia “far better than the Saudi crown prince’s attacks on Yemen.”
- Hillel Neuer (@HillelNeuer) Tweeted: Congresswoman, that U.N. report accusing Israel of 'apartheid' was authored by 9/11 conspiracy theorist Richard Falk, who was denounced by his own UN chief Ban Ki-moon and by the UK for antisemitism, and it was commissioned by Syria, Libya and 18 other Arab states. #factsmatter https://twitter.com/HillelNeuer/status/1394077789767323648?s=20. Congresswoman, that U.N. report accusing Israel of 'apartheid' was authored by 9/11 conspiracy theorist Richard Falk, who was denounced by his own UN chief Ban Ki-moon and by the UK for antisemitism, and it was commissioned by Syria, Libya and 18 other Arab states. #factsmatter May 16, 2021
- May 15, 2021. Yoseph Haddad (@YosephHaddad) Tweeted: Hi AOC. I’m Yoseph, an Israeli Arab. I checked the definition of apartheid and you seem to be confused by the propaganda of this political org. Arabs like me have full equal rights and live, learn, work, and play together. Take it from me, I live it. Stop lying.  . OMG! After my video calling out @RashidaTlaib Emily comes and destroys the entire squad!  
- "Jewish American groups appeal to Biden White House after string of antisemitic attacks related to Israel." Michelle Boorstein, Washington Post, 21, 2021.
Near Miami, a family was assaulted as they walked in Bal Harbour on Tuesday. The Orgen family was visiting from New Jersey when a car of people yelling “Free Palestine” and, “We’re going to rape your wife,”...since May 8 and that the ADL this week reported finding 17,000 tweets between May 7 and May 14 with variations of the words: “Hitler was right.”... Rubin, who handled Jewish outreach for Bernie Sanders’s 2020 presidential campaign, said the current level of vitriol in the United States against Jews is higher than he’s ever seen it. He pointed to an increased use of the term “apartheid” by progressive politicians and the appearance of White nationalists in the Palestinian cause...“There is language being used to describe Israel that is heading us on a path to arguments about delegitimization, that Israel should not exist, that the issue is that it exists,” said Rubin, executive director of the American Jewish Congress. “Words are being used about Israel that are incredibly unsettling to the Jewish community that go further, and in a direction that makes the community feel very vulnerable. And that vulnerability is not a good place to be..
- 5/23: Sanders, Gates, Honoré.
This week on "Face the Nation," will the fragile ceasefire in the Middle East continue to hold? Plus, more hopeful signs that we're reaching the end of the pandemic.
Let me ask you how this is played out here at home, the ADL says, there were a 193 reports of anti-Semitic incidents this week, up from a 131 previous week, so that's during the period while the crisis began...
Anti-Semitism is rising in America, it is rising all over the world. We have to combat anti-Semitism. We have to combat the increase in hate crimes in this country, against Asians, against African-Americans, and against Latinos, so we have a serious problem of a nation which is being increasingly divided, being led by right wing extremists...
There are a number of liberals who use the the word "apartheid".. a number of liberals in the house used that language.
The executive director of the American Jewish Congress, who handled Jewish outreach for your campaign, Joel Rubin has said that the use of that language has increased the level of vitriol that has contributed to this Anti Semitism...
...we have to tone down the rhetoric....Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) Tweeted:
Some progressive lawmakers, including AOC, use the term "apartheid" ... Bernie Sanders' former Jewish outreach director says the charged language can fuel anti-Semitic incidents. "I think we should tone down the rhetoric," Sanders says. https://t.co/lIsXnHhVTB 4:00 PM · May 23, 2021
- HonestReporting Prompts BBC Investigation of ‘Hitler Was Right’ Journalist E. Miller, HR, May 24, 2021. The BBC has launched an investigation after HonestReporting helped bring to public attention numerous antisemitic tweets from one of its journalists, including a post which stated that “Hitler was right.”
- BBC digital reporter Tala Halawa's 2014 antisemitic tweets were unearthed recently. Jerusalem Post, May 24, 2021.
- Who is Tala Halawa? BBC journalist slammed for 'Hitler Was Better' tweet from 2014, Internet says 'sack her'. By Alakananda Bandyopadhyay, May 23, 2021.
- Tala Halawa and the progressive media’s anti-Semitism blindspot, Stephen Daisley, The Spectator, 24 May 2021
- BBC investigating Palestinian journalist who tweeted 'Hitler was right' The Daily Telegraph, May 23, 2021. Digital journalist Tala Halawa, who works as a Palestine Specialist for BBC Monitoring, compared Israel to Nazi Germany in the same post
- MSNBC, 27 May, 2021