Downtown Johannesburg has always been home to immigrants. Jews have been long since been replaced by African newcomers, but two synagogues remain.
In a new video ad, the Emergency Committee for Israel takes on Hillary Clinton, trying to drive home the notion that she is no great friend of the Jewish state.
Israel could become an apartheid state without the creation of a Palestinian state, former South African leader F.W. de Klerk said on Israeli television.
Although the word ‘apartheid’ often gets thrown around when it comes to Israel and Palestine, Ian Buruma wonders whether that’s an accurate use.
Benjamin Pogrund, a South African-born journalist, says the A-word does not currently apply to Israel: There’s no planned institutionalized racism there, and that’s what “apartheid” means.
Wendy Kahn argues that applying the A-word to Israel shows a lack of understanding of true apartheid, which she remembers all too well from South Africa.
Palestinian comedian Maysoon Zayid says it’s time for Israel to accept the fact that if it walks like apartheid and quacks like apartheid, then it is apartheid.
John Kerry defended his Israel record, but also agreed that his use of the word “apartheid” to describe the dangers of a failed peace process was not appropriate in a U.S. context.
Secretary of State John Kerry’s statement to a roomful of world leaders that Israel could become “an apartheid state” if peace talks fail is “deeply troubling,” the American Israel Public Affairs Committee said.
Secretary of State John Kerry warned a roomful of world leaders that Israel could become “an apartheid state” if peace talks fail, the Daily Beast reported.