Israel’s ‘Apartheid’

Israel’s ‘Apartheid’
Vol: 42 Issue: 29 Tuesday, March 29, 2005

The Prime Minister of Malaysia told the Organization of Islamic Conference at a conference entitled, “Peace in Palestine” that it should organize a global campaign against Israel similar to the one that forced South Africa to abandon apartheid.

Prime Minister Abdullah Ahmad Badawi expressed hope that a three-day conference of civil society delegates beginning Monday would initiate such a campaign.

Abdullah said the “Peace in Palestine” conference should “intensify the international campaign for a sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital, living side by side in peace and harmony with Israel.”

“If a global campaign could be launched, not unlike the (one) against apartheid in South Africa, (it) might indeed succeed in influencing the concerned parties to achieve a peaceful resolution,” Abdullah said in a published message distributed to conference delegates.

More than 300 activists, legal experts and academics are participating in the conference, organized by the People’s Alliance for Peace Malaysia, a coalition of 1,100 nongovernmental associations, Islamic groups and political parties.

The global campaign against South Africa included boycotting South African goods, barring South African athletes from participating in the Olympics, and ultimately isolated South Africa from the rest of the world.

Calling for a global campaign against Israel ‘not unlike the one against South Africa’ has just the right ring to it — socialist reformers will flock to it without ever noticing it is really a call for a global blockade of the Jewish state.

Whatever else he might be, Abu Abbas is a lot smarter than Yasser Arafat. Arafat put all his faith in the military option. Abbas is taking a page from the old communist playbook by appealing to the socialist instincts using all the right buzzwords and slogans to create a new villain by naming it after an old one. And from the Nazi principle of the Big Lie to make it all sound logical.

‘Apartheid’ earned global hatred because it was based on the principle of segregation based on race. Segregation had been rejected decades earlier in the United States and had already been rejected by socialist Europe, both of whom set their sites on South Africa as the last bastion of institutional racism in the Western world.

Abbas has seized on the viscerally unpopular concept of segregation and is transforming it for use as a weapon against Israel. From the outset, he has popularized the concept of Israel’s security fence as a form of ‘apartheid’ calling it the ‘apartheid fence’ whenever he could get in front of a microphone.

Abbas is evidently also studying Hitler’s ‘Mein Kampf’ as well.

“All this was inspired by the principle – which is quite true in itself – that in the big lie there is always a certain force of credibility; because the broad masses of a nation are always more easily corrupted in the deeper strata of their emotional nature than consciously or voluntarily; and thus in the primitive simplicity of their minds they more readily fall victims to the big lie than the small lie, since they themselves often tell small lies in little matters but would be ashamed to resort to large-scale falsehoods. It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. . . ” (Mein Kampf, James Murphy translation, page 134)

Assessment:

The OIC’s comparison between South Africa’s apartheid and Israel’s security fence is the Big Lie in action. In truth, there is no comparison.

The purpose of Israel’s security fence is not race-based, but security based. Arguing Israel is a ‘racist state’ turns the concept of ‘racism’ on its head. Israel is a land in which one can hear 86 different languages, in a state composed of people from every racial background.

Even the alleged ‘religious racist’ canard hurled against Jewish Israel collapses when one considers Israel’s Arab population. Israeli-Arabs are full Israeli citizens with the right to vote and to be represented by Arab politicians in the Knesset. Although a minority, Israeli-Arabs make up 18% of Israeli citizens.

And compared to the plight of those few Jews who live in Arab states, calling Israel ‘racist’ is patently absurd.

The security fence is not an ‘apartheid’ fence to keep out Arabs. It is a SECURITY fence to keep out terrorists. To any honest, thinking person who spends five minutes looking at the situation independently, there is no other rational conclusion to reach.

If there were no threat, Israel would have no need for a fence. Israel got back for sixty years without a fence. The fence, absent the threat of terrorism, is as much a nuisance to Israel as it is to the Palestinian side.

That should be obvious to anyone and, since it is so patently obvious, the OIC call for a global blockade of Israel should evaporate like steam — but it isn’t.

Look again at Hitler’s principle of the Big Lie. “It would never come into their heads to fabricate colossal untruths, and they would not believe that others could have the impudence to distort the truth so infamously. . . “

That the only democracy in the Middle East could come under fire for being a racist, apartheid state is absurd on its face. Adding to the absurdity is the fact the charge of apartheid is being hurled by an entity who demands, as a condition of peace, the total expulsion of Jews from the West Bank because they ARE Jews.

The OIC’s call for a boycott envisions blockading Israel until the realization of a “sovereign and independent Palestinian state, with East Jerusalem as its capital.”

Twenty-five hundred years before there was a place on earth called “Israel”, the prophet Zechariah predicted that in the last days, Israel would find itself besieged by the global community over the issue of ownership of the city of Jerusalem.

“Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem. And in that day will I make Jerusalem a burdensome stone for all people: all that burden themselves with it shall be cut in pieces, though all the people of the earth be gathered together against it.” (Zechariah 12:2-3)

Think of it from Zechariah’s perspective. In Zechariah’s day, Jerusalem had been a Jewish city for more than five hundred years.

(For comparison purposes, five hundred years ago, Henry the Eighth was seated on the English throne. The King James Bible would not be introduced for another hundred years)

Centuries before Zechariah, even, the Psalmist wrote, “If I forget thee, O Jerusalem, let my right hand forget her cunning. If I do not remember thee, let my tongue cleave to the roof of my mouth; if I prefer not Jerusalem above my chief joy.” (Psalms 137:6)

Yet Zechariah said that, in the last days, the ownership of Jerusalem would be contested by the ‘whole world’. Imagine how foreign a concept that would have sounded — to a Jew living in Jerusalem some 500 years before Christ.

But in this generation, despite the fact that Jerusalem was founded by the Jewish King David more than three thousand years ago, specifically to house the Jewish Temple and to be the heart of Jewish culture and religion, the whole world questions Israel’s claim to the city.

Despite being the most racially and ethnically diverse state in the world, Israel is facing a global boycott as a racist state whose security policies are no different than racial apartheid.

While the accuser claims to be the victim of ISRAELI racism while simultaneously demanding the ethnic cleansing of Jews from all Arab-claimed territories in Biblical Judea and Samaria (the West Bank).

And nobody raises an eyebrow. They’ve all bought into the Big Lie.

“And as He sat upon the mount of Olives, the disciples came unto Him privately, saying, Tell us, when shall these things be? and what shall be the sign of Thy coming, and of the end of the world?”

“And Jesus answered and said unto them, Take heed that no man deceive you.” (Matthew 24:3-4)

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About Pete Garcia

Christian, father, husband, veteran, pilot, and sinner saved by grace. I am a firm believer in, and follower of Jesus Christ. I am Pre-Trib, Dispensational, and Non-Denominational (but I lean Southern Baptist).

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