Between Inequality and Apartheid

Israel is not free of mistakes, injustice and inequality. But a chasm lies between these and the institutionalized, calculated, ideological racial segregation of the South Africa regime.

In recent months, the State of Israel has been repeatedly denounced in this very newspaper as an apartheid state. The analogy of Israel to an apartheid state - namely to late 20th-century South Africa - has been seeping into the public discourse, and politicians and spokespeople have been turning it into a familiar idiom that is gaining in popularity.