Israel cast its fate–‘Apartheid’ –with Nation-State law and dismissal of Palestinian state, says Human Rights Watch | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Israel cast its fate–‘Apartheid’ –with Nation-State law and dismissal of Palestinian state, says Human Rights Watch

For many years anyone going into the occupied territories came out saying they’d seen apartheid– separate roads for Jews and Palestinians, crippling checkpoints for Palestinians, township areas to which Palestinians were confined and moved. “Apartheid on steroids,” the former chancellor of Brown University said in 2011. “Worse” than apartheid South Africa, a South African told me in 2006.

Now Human Rights Watch has joined the chorus with a bombshell 213-page deeply-documented report alleging the crimes of “apartheid and persecution” that has excited the rage of the rightwing Israel lobby and of course no substantive rebuttal.

But it’s been known on the left so long, why now? The answer is essentially political. For years, Human Rights Watch bent over backwards to give Israel the benefit of the doubt: that it intended to get out of the persecution business. But stark political events in the last few years, the disavowal of a Palestinian state by Israeli leaders, and the passage of the racist Nation State law in 2018, cast the die.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Israel had the chance of creating a thriving, secular, multi-ethnic, multi-religious nation... and blew it, big-time.

That a people who knew, historically, what the true costs of religious and ethnic discrimiation were, in both money and blood, should choose Palestinians as "the other" on whom to inflict this ancient, horrific curse, absolutely blows me away.

As a Christian, I would love to go to the Holy Land, and see, and explore; unfortunately, because I have been very vocal on this site about my concern regarding what Israelis have been doing to the Palestinians, I most likely would get beaten up by a couple of Israel-supporters to the point of never walking again.

Depressing thought, that.

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