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Israel - Apartheid Without Shame or Guilt

October 23, 2012


The hideous Israeli wall separates Palestinians from Jews and divides the Holy Land.


Israeli checkpoints prevent Palestinians from moving freely in their own country.  Jews, and cars with Jewish license plates, however, are allowed to pass without stopping.  Here a typical Israeli checkpoint near Nablus on the West Bank.  Most Americans have no idea of the brutal Israeli system of apartheid their politicians and tax dollars support. 

It's good to live in this country, most Israelis say, not despite its racism, but perhaps because of it. If such a survey were released about the attitude to Jews in a European state, Israel would have raised hell. When it comes to us, the rules don't apply.
- Gideon Levy, "Apartheid without shame or guilt"

According to a recent Israeli opinion poll:

More than two-thirds of Israeli Jews say that the 2.5 million Palestinians living in the West Bank should be denied the right to vote if the area were to be annexed by Israel.

Three out of four Israelis support the use of segregated roads for Israelis and Palestinians in the West Bank.

A third to half of Jewish Israelis want to live in a state that practices formal, open discrimination against Israeli citizenswho are not Jewish.  An even larger majority wants to live in an apartheid state if Israel annexes the territories. 

Fifty-eight (58%) percent of the Israeli population is of the opinion that Israel already practises apartheid against Palestinians.

Only 31 percent objected to calling Israel an "apartheid state" and said "there's no apartheid at all." 


We're racists, the Israelis are saying, we practice apartheid and we even want to live in an apartheid state. Yes, this is Israel. 
Source: Ha'aretz

By Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz (Israel), October 23, 2012

As elections draw near, the season of public opinion surveys is upon us. But here is a survey that is more disturbing and significant in its revelations than those informing us whether Yair Lapid is taking off or Ehud Barak is crashing in the polls.

This one lays bare an image of Israeli society, and the picture is a very, very sick one. Now it is not just critics at home and abroad, but Israelis themselves who are openly, shamelessly, and guiltlessly defining themselves as nationalistic racists.

We're racists, the Israelis are saying, we practice apartheid and we even want to live in an apartheid state. Yes, this is Israel.

Among its terrifying results, the survey discovers a certain innocent candor. The Israelis admit this is what they are and they're not ashamed of it. Such surveys have been held before, but Israelis have never appeared so pleased with themselves, even when they admit their racism. Most of them think Israel is a good place to live in and most of them think this is a racist state.

It's good to live in this country, most Israelis say, not despite its racism, but perhaps because of it. If such a survey were released about the attitude to Jews in a European state, Israel would have raised hell. When it comes to us, the rules don't apply.

The "Jewish" part of "Jewish democracy" has won big time. The "Jewish" gave "democracy" a knockout, smashing it to the canvas. Israelis want more and more Jewish and less and less democracy. From now on don't say Jewish democracy. There's no such thing, of course. There cannot be. From now on say Jewish state, only Jewish, for Jews alone. Democracy - sure, why not. But for Jews only.

Because that's what the majority wants. Because that's how the majority defines its state. The majority doesn't want Arabs to vote for the Knesset, Arab neighbors at home or Arab students at school. Let our camp be pure - as clean of Arabs as possible and perhaps even more so.

The majority wants segregated roads in the West Bank and does not flinch in the face of the implications. Even the historic connotation does not bother it in the slightest. It wants discrimination in the workplace and it wants transfer. Enough with the whitewashing and pretense. This is what we want. Because that's the way we are.

The right will probably attack the New Israel Fund for commissioning the survey. Gevalt! It will screech. Leftists, Israel-haters. But the right's hollering will not change the result. This was done by a reliable, well-known polling firm. Besides, what's wrong with the survey? What didn't we know before, apart from the loss of shame? Let the right prove that this is not the way we are, that most Israelis want to live with Arabs. That most of them see Arabs as people like themselves, their equals in rights and opportunities. Let's see them prove it wrong. That would be a true cause for celebration.

The survey does not only confront Israelis with their present, but with their future as well. This appears to be the survey conductors' main goal. It tells them: You wanted settlements, you wanted occupation, you want Netanyahu and you've done nothing for the two-state solution, and it's died. Now let's see what's the alternative.

The alternative, as every infant knows, is one state. One state? Most Israelis say it will be an apartheid state, yet are doing nothing to prevent it. Some of them even want it. They don't even ask, Where are we going? Where are we being led? What's the vision for the next 10, 20 years? Well, if all goes well, if all continues they way it is now, the Israelis know the answer and it's a bitter one indeed.

Until then, the image of Israel 2012 is this: We don't want Arabs, don't want Palestinians, don't want equality, and the hell with all the rest.

Values-shmalues, morals-shmorals. Democracy and international law - those are matters for anti-Semites, not us. We will vote for Netanyahu again, recite that we're the only-democracy-in-the-Middle-East and wail that the whole world is against us.


The same cabal of Zionist criminals that is behind building Israel's "apartheid wall" is behind the false-flag terrorism of 9-11 and the "War on Terror."  The sooner we reject them and their monstrous ideology, the better off we will all be.


A U.S. Army soldier carves his "War on Terrorism" body count of Afghan resistance fighters his mortar team has killed as of March 9, 2002.  Most Afghans, who do not watch CNN or FOX News, do not know that the U.S. invaded their nation because of 9-11.  Do wereally know why we are there?  Source: Reuters

Sources:

"Apartheid without shame or guilt," by Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz (Israel), October 23, 2012
http://www.haaretz.com/print-edition/news/apartheid-without-shame-or-guilt.premium-1.471650

"Israeli poll finds majority in favour of 'apartheid' policies," by Harriet Sherwood, The Guardian (UK), October 23, 2012
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/oct/23/israeli-poll-majority-apartheid-policies

"Survey: Most Israeli Jews would support apartheid regime in Israel," by Gideon Levy, Ha'aretz (Israel), October 23, 2012
http://www.haaretz.com/news/national/survey-most-israeli-jews-would-support-apartheid-regime-in-israel.premium-1.471644 

"The Long War," slide show on the war in Afghanistan, Reuters, October 23, 2012 
http://www.reuters.com/news/pictures/slideshow?articleId=USRTXTGBC


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