#32, others, Beyond the green line... - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 04.01.10 | 11:57 (IST)

    ..there is little question there is a definite comparison to South Africa apartheid. However, for something to be considered apartheid, it does not have to be exactly as it was in South Africa. Inside the State of Israel, Israeli Arabs do not have all the same rights as Israeli Jews, the marriage law is one obvious example. This does not qualify it as full apartheid inside the green line. The Palestinians living in the West Bank is a completely different issue. The article is referring to "institutional discrimination" in the West Bank. There is no question Jews and Arabs live under a completely different set of laws. The laws of the State of Israel apply to the settlers, and the laws of occupation apply to the Palestinians. If one cannot travel to witness this apartheid, Lords of the Land gives a great explanation of the occupation.

    from the article: Are Israel and apartheid South Africa really different?
    First published 01:09 04.01.10 | Last updated 13:47 04.01.10
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