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View Diary: Obama Must Fire Kerry for Saying Israel Could Become an "Apartheid State" Demands Kristol Group (268 comments)

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  •  Why is this comment HR'ed (7+ / 0-)

    I don't fully agree (I don't think they've quite become an apartheid state yet, although the trend is very real).  If I were a strong supporter of Israel, I'd be asking myself how to put a lid on the warmongers and religious nuts who have taken over the country.  I certainly wouldn't snarl at everyone who is critical of Israel.  

    •  I think it's reasonable to reject the term (9+ / 0-)

      when applied to Israel-within-the-1967-line; Israel's Arab citizens enjoy an inestimably better situation than did, say, the non-whites in apartheid South Africa.

      But the parallels with apartheid South Africa regarding Israel's treatment of the West Bank are somewhere between "persuasive" and "compelling"; and as it becomes increasingly apparent that the WB, despite Israel's halfhearted proclamations to the contrary, belongs to Israel more or less permanently, even the aforementioned rejection begins to lose force.

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      by corvo on Mon Apr 28, 2014 at 10:16:44 AM PDT

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