• ‘Israel Apartheid Week’ … Wait, What? Facts Are the Exact Opposite

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    Surge Summary: During “Israel Apartheid Week”, anti-Israel activists have tarred that nation as a Middle East “Apartheid State” – but the on-the-ground realities demonstrate the exact opposite is true.

    by Gary Bauer

    Radical Muslim student groups and the BDS movement are promoting a disgusting myth this week known as “Israel Apartheid Week.”  As the name clearly states, they are comparing the Jewish state to the South African apartheid regime of racial segregation.

    Nothing could be further from the truth.  Israel is the most diverse nation in the Middle East.  It fully protects the rights of minority citizens.

    Israel’s Arab citizens can vote in elections.  Israeli Arabs serve in Israel’s parliament, the Knesset.  They also serve in the Israeli military.  Salim Joubran, an Israeli Arab citizen, served on Israel’s Supreme Court for 14 years.  This is hardly apartheid.

    Anyone who accuses Israel of being an “apartheid state,” clearly knows nothing about Operation Moses, a secret mission to rescue 8,000 Ethiopians Jews from Sudan and bring them to Israel.

    If we want to discuss “apartheid states,” let’s talk about the Palestinian Authority.  Anti-Israel activists claim that Israel is oppressing the Palestinians because they don’t have a state of their own.

    Well, that’s entirely the fault of the Palestinian leadership.  The Palestinians have repeatedly rejected very generous offers for a Palestinian state.  And if they ever do get a state, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas insists that it must be “Jew free.”

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    Originally Posted here.

    Image: Adapted from: By Gaza.png: Carlos Latuffderivative work: Israeli Apartheid Week Collective – http://www.apartheidweek.org/sites/apartheidweek.org/files/Israeli%20Apartheid%20Week%202009%20poster.jpg, CC BY-SA 2.5 ca, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=39415027

    Gary Lee Bauer is an American politician and activist, who served in the Reagan administration. He later became president of the Family Research Council and a senior vice president of Focus on the Family. In 2000, he participated in the Republican presidential contest.

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