by Gilad Atzmon
Friday, February 3rd, 2012
Gilad Atzmon: I tend to believe that Israel is far worse than Apartheid because Apartheid is a racist system of exploitation of the indigenous, yet, Israel attempts to destroy the indigenous. However, there is no doubt that Israel’s actions convey clear symptoms of an Apartheid regime.
Calling the Israeli regime as one of apartheid is not rhetoric, nor is it an exaggeration or a propaganda tool. This is the reality in modern day Palestine, where the Israeli regime is based on discrimination, through laws, practices, education and most aspects of life. This apartheid regime not only imposed on the people in Palestine, but also on millions of Palestinian refugees denied their right to return home because they are of the wrong religion.
As awareness across the world continues to increase regarding the Israeli Apartheid regime in Palestine, each effort in this aspect would help accelerate the conclusion of this shameful page in history. And as this awareness rises, campaigns to boycott, divest and sanction this regime provide a very effective and natural response. The world witnesses a similar response transpire and bear fruit in the case of South Africa, and there are very good reasons to believe that it will do the same in the case of Palestine.