Friday, 23 October 2015

"Any professor who calls Israel an apartheid state is guilty of ignorance, moral blindness, and an assault on the sacred memory of Nelson Mandela."

Okay I get it when you Israeli haters keep screaming its an Apartheid state. So lets listen to a leading member of the South African Parliament Kenneth Meshoe give his views on apartheid in Israel , if anyone should know about apartheid he must be a South African....NO?

The truth, of course, is that in Israel today there are 1.6 million Arab citizens who make up 20 percent of Israel’s population.

These Arabs enjoy the same rights as their fellow Jewish citizens. They, along with Christians, Druse, Baha’i, Hindus, women and homosexuals all have equal rights to live their lives in freedom and safety. As my friend Mitchell Bard argues to rebut the Israel-is-apartheid lie, among the many notable Israeli Arabs there are two Supreme Court justices, the captain of the Israeli Hapoel soccer team, the Israeli ambassador to Ecuador and a general in the Israel Defense Forces. Arabs have their own political parties and have served in the Knesset as members of their own parties as well as the non-Arab parties.

Contrast with the treatment of Palestinians in Arab countries where they are denied citizenship and often persecuted.

In Lebanon, for example, Palestinians are banned from owning property or passing it on to their descendants, and they are also barred from employment as lawyers, doctors and more than 20 other professions.


"Cultural boycotts singling out Israel are divisive and discriminatory, and will not further peace," letter published in The Guardian

One of the world greatest selling auther J.K. Rowling joined 150 other people from the British arts world in signing a letter that was published in The Guardian on Thursday that came out against the Boycott Divest Sanction (BDS) movement against Israel.

The letter stated that it was written in response to a letter from UK artists published in the British daily in February in which a group of UK artists announced their intention to culturally boycott Israel.

"We do not believe cultural boycotts are acceptable or that the letter you published accurately represents opinion in the cultural world in the UK," the letter read.

The letter announced that the signatories were declaring their support for the launch and aims of an independent UK network representing a cross-section from the cultural world called Culture for Coexistence.

"We will be seeking to inform and encourage dialogue about Israel and the Palestinians in the wider cultural and creative community. While we may not all share the same views on the policies of the Israeli government, we all share a desire for peaceful coexistence," the letter read.

"Cultural boycotts singling out Israel are divisive and discriminatory, and will not further peace. Open dialogue and interaction promote greater understanding and mutual acceptance, and it is through such understanding and acceptance that movement can be made towards a resolution of the conflict," the letter added.

The group stated its support for a two-state solution with "the state of Israel and a Palestinian state living side by side in peace and security."

And just in case your still not convinced? Here is a photograph of what Hamas do to Palastinians that don't agree with the. Thankfully this young man survived.

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