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    • John Stephens
    • 09.11.09 | 12:02 (IST)

    Apartheid is defined as separate development - backed by laws that define individuals' social and legal rights on the basis of their birth/race/religion etc. So is what is happening in Hebron, Bethlehem, Jerusalem and other parts of the Land of Israel 'separate development'? i.e. does one person living in Hebron have the right to free movement in and around the Land of Israel, the right to vote for the Knesset, the right to travel on the basis of his or her racial background while their next door neighbour does not have the same travel, voting, labor rights - because of what is on their I.D.? If the answer is yes, then it is apartheid. If no, then it isn't.

    from the article: Israel's apartheid is worse than South Africa's
    First published 01:11 08.11.09 | Last updated 09:59 08.11.09
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