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    • marvls
    • 26.01.06 | 22:31 (IST)

    Just for the record... Apartheid was the rule of minority whites over the majortiy blacks in S. Africa, affording them no legal rights and confining where they could live, work, etc. In Israel, Jews are the majority (I realize this upsests some people). The minorty Arab population are full citizens and haverights and freedoms that there bretheren in the rest of the region could only dream of. Yes, Israel is not perfect, but it it is also in a perpetual state of war imposed on it from the outside. And to call its society 'apartheid' is utterly moronic. The Palestinians in the w. bank & Gaza have been governed by the PA since 1994 - who have plundedred their own people and have just been kicked out on thier asses (in the first opportunity to vote in 10 years). They could have had their own State 5 years ago if Arafat really wanted peace. Instead they were too busy glorifying Hamas and their 'martyrs.' Well, now they got Hamas It's just too easy to keep blaming the Jews.

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    First published 00:00 26.01.06 | Last updated 00:00 26.01.06
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