Israel Today: That’s Apartheid!

Everybody sing, to the tune of That’s Amore:

    When your own house is seized and they won’t let you leave
    That’s apartheid
    When you can’t get to work, stopped by gun-toting jerks
    That’s apartheid
    When they sleep in your bed, fill your neighbor with lead
    That’s apartheid
    When the law simply states you’re a second-class race,
    That’s apartheid!

Bob Simon of 60 Minutes offers a long-overdue, eye-opening, unbiased explanation of the current state of the Israel/Palestine situation. He also deduces the future: due to continued construction of illegal Jewish-only settlements in Gaza, there are now only three logical paths to the resolution of the conflict:

Demographers predict that within ten years Arabs will outnumber Jews in Israel, the West Bank and Gaza. Without a separate Palestinian state the Israelis would have three options, none of them good. They could try ethnic cleansing, drive the Palestinians out of the West Bank, or they could give the Palestinians the vote. That would be the democratic option but it would mean the end of the Jewish state. Or they could try apartheid – have the minority Israelis rule the majority Palestinians, but apartheid regimes don’t have a very long life.

Which of the three paths will the conflict take? After watching this CBS report, it’s apparent the Israelis have already taken the path of apartheid.

Watch embedded below, or click this link: 60 Minutes: Is Peace Out of Reach.

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6 Responses to Israel Today: That’s Apartheid!

  1. libhomo says:

    Currently, Israel is trying a combination of apartheid and slow ethnic cleansing.

  2. pelmo says:

    To many uneducated and unemployed people in the region are being used as pawns from the powers to be. As long as we fail to give them a decent education and provide them with even minimal jobs the extremists will have control of them.

    And as long as they do, this conflict will continue for another thousand years without a solution, as one side blames the other for all the problems.

  3. Xman says:

    Someone said: it is hard to get happy people to join protest or a revolution. Israel is cultivating their own “deadly crop”.

    Shouldn’t be a surprise. At least as far back as the 1917 Balfour Declaration which was promoted by UK Jewery and which promised the Jews a homeland, they have been sowing the seeds of their own destruction…or building their house on sand.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Balfour_Declaration_of_1917

    Additionally, when Israel openly embraced the apartheid government of South Africa and it’s prime minister – a known Nazi sympathizer – they undermined the ideal they used in Israel’s creation.
    Israel gave South Africa the bomb, basically created their arms industry and helped in the violent enforcement of apartheid.
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Israel-South_Africa_relations

    I don’t believe Israel any longer holds any moral authority as a nation.

  4. Xman says:

    btw, Joe.
    Great lyrics.

  5. JoeC says:

    In any case, it’s heading toward being a doozy of a civil war.

  6. Xman says:

    I watched “Braveheart” again last night after several years.

    It was like I was watching the Palestine/Israel conflict.

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