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    • dudi
    • 04.01.10 | 08:33 (IST)

    I grew up on S. africa and Israel is NOT apartheid. For one thing Israeli Arabs can vote and have representation in the Kenesset. They can live in Israel where they want, work where they want, receive social benefits, etc. No comparrison to S. Africa. In the W. bank, this, according to the UN is "disputed land, subject to negotiation." This land is under Israeli military occupation until such time as a permanent settlement can be achieved. In the meanwhile the IDF must protect Israelis living in the W. Bank and Israel by any means it deems appropriate. Before the terror there were no barriers, checkpoints or Israeli only roads. The palestinians brought this treatment on themselves with their behavior. As for Israel being an apartheid state, it is not. And I should know, I lived in a real one!

    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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