Difference between Israrel and the Bantustan - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Ofer
    • 18.06.07 | 16:36 (IDT)

    The Bantustan concept was based on having the blacks as foreign workers, each assigned to a Bantustan, even when they live and work within South Africa proper. The situation in Israel is completely different. Israel does not want anything to do with Gaza - certainly not Gazans living in Israel. The separation is complete (except for the terror, that is). Israel does not want Gazan cheap labor, trade goods or natural resources. Ultimately, there may be a separation from the West Bank. Again, Israel has no real need for West Bank workers, trade goods and resources. There is a very crucial need for security, though. Until security is guaranteed, Israel will continue to control the West Bank (or parts of it), and use (and abuse) some of the resources there.

    from the article: Sharon's dream
    First published 00:00 18.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.06.07
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