there is no apartheid in israel - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Cipora Julianna Kohn
    • 04.01.10 | 10:47 (IST)

    the palestinians have a president, a prime minister, ambassadors, a foreign policy, a security force, prisons, their own laws, their own schools, their own economic policy, their own elections, partial but quite significant autonomy. what is presently taking place in the west bank is not apartheid. at most, it could be claimed that there is an occupation. hence, israel cannot impose its own laws on palestinians in the west bank. furthermore, israel has the obligation to maintain order. what the final border will be must be the result of bilateral negotiations between israel and the pa. until such negotiations are concluded and their results fully implemented, israel will be responsible for maintaining order in the west bank.

    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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