Israel An Apartheid State?
The Greatest Lie Ever Told

Updated 22 June 2007

Underpinned by Race and Color

Apartheid in South Africa was based on race and color. It was the whites (the “Europeans”) versus the “non-Europeans” (Blacks, Coloreds [mixed race], Indians, Malays and Chinese). All suffered from the legalized deprivation decreed by a South African government determined to impose white domination on the rest.

The philosophy of apartheid was encapsulated in the slogan of the ruling National Party which came into power in 1948. (The same year Israel won its independence by beating back six Arab armies bent on wiping out the newly proclaimed Jewish State.)

“Die kafir op sy plek en die koolie uit die land” (“The kafir (indigenous blacks) in his place and the koolie (Indian) out of the country.”) summed up the racist political ideology of the new government. Needless to say, ‘kafir’ and ‘koolie’ were derogatory appellations. Despite the Palestinians’ apartheid allegation the truth is that Israel never practiced this racist ideology.

No Color or Racial Apartheid in Israel

Our apartheid accusers must not continue to ignore the fact that Israel has absorbed (at huge cost) some 70,000 Ethiopian Jews and plans to absorb 30,000 more. Circassian, Druze, Kurds, Armenians, Bedouin and other non-Jews enjoy full citizen privileges and equal rights. Many Druze and Bedouin Arabs serve in Israel’s army.

The Muslim and Arab world is notorious for its apartheid oppression and discrimination of its females. Well over half a billion Muslim females, as one critic put it, “are treated worse than they treat their animals”. Because Sharia law and Muslim culture are still embedded in the 7th century, only this is the 21st.

Muslim females are the possessions of their masters. Their bodies are not their own. They have no rights, no freedoms and no equality before the law. Shouldn’t female freedom from indoctrinated Muslim discrimination top the list of anti-apartheid agitation of Human Rights Watch, Amnesty International and other do-gooders?

Boat People and Foreign Workers

Some years ago a small shipload of Vietnamese refugees sought asylum in Israel. Then Prime Minister Begin didn’t hesitate; he issued immediate instructions to accept them. They have since become full citizens. No Arab country took in a single boatload of the Vietnamese.

Israel has also granted permanent residence and full citizen rights to a large number of illegal foreign workers and their families from the Philippines, Thailand, Columbia, Nigeria, Mauritius, Romania and Turkestan. (Note well: not one was forced or required to convert to Judaism!)

Nature of the Big Lie

There is not the slightest resemblance of South African apartheid in democratic Israel. If ever a lie has been deliberately repeated and magnified to damage Israel, this is probably the prime example of modern times. For as Israel’s enemies have so well learned from the Nazis, nothing is as effective as a big lie incessantly repeated.

Apartheid Practices Foreign to Israel

The apartheid lie foisted on Israel is one of several concocted by Palestinians to publicize their cause. Newspaper readers and TV viewers are apparently willingly to be led by the nose. Nevertheless, the facts belie the accusation. Anti-Semitic proponents of the apartheid allegation are unable to provide evidence of even one South African apartheid practice, which applies to Israel. Not one.

The following 16 refutations clearly expose the big lie of Israeli apartheid.

1. Blacks, Coloreds, Indians, Malays and Chinese were legally classified as “Non-Europeans” and did not have the vote in apartheid South Africa. Neither in Municipal, Provincial nor Government elections.

Fact is that all Israel’s Arab citizens, some 20% or more of the population, have enjoyed equal voting rights from day one. Eleven Arabs presently sit in Israel’s Knesset. Three are Deputy Speakers. Israel’s permanent minorities all vote in Israel’s elections.

2. Non-Europeans exclusively had to carry a “Pass Book”. Employers had to sign the pass books monthly. Pass book infringements by blacks led to jail sentences and often to deportation to the black homelands. (Identity books of a quite different type were introduced for Europeans about 1976.)

Fact is that all citizens and legal residents of Israel carry a simple identity card as required by law. None of the additional nonsense applies.

3. Job Reservation laws kept non-Whites from a wide range of jobs.

Fact is no discrimination of this kind has ever existed in Israel’s democratic Jewish State.

4. There was free education for whites till matriculation. Not so for blacks whose educational prowess was strictly limited by an oppressive Bantu Education Act.

Fact is all school going children in Israel are entitled to publicly subsidized education till matriculation. There are no racial or color distinctions.

5. Only one university was established for Blacks in South Africa, at Fort Hare.

Fact is in addition to the several Arab universities which Israel established in predominantly Arab areas after 1967, Arab students may and do study in all Israel universities.

6. Black-white sex was a serious jail time crime. Sex detectives were even employed to catch offending parties in flagrante delicto.

Fact is you have to be joking to talk of legally imposed sex apartheid in freedom loving Israel.

7. Hospitals were largely segregated or had segregated wards. White hospitals were on a par with any in the western world. Black hospitals were under-funded, under-staffed, and few. Ambulances were also segregated. A ‘white’ ambulance could not take a black person to hospital.

Fact is medical benefits, treatments and hospitals are not segregated in any way. All citizens benefit equally from government subsidized medical services. Non-Jews are and can be members of all the major Medical Service Organizations.

8. Non-Europeans “could not be employed in any of the skilled trades; they cannot become engineers, accountants or pharmacists. . .. The Civil Service is closed to non-Europeans, as are also the technical colleges and most of the universities. They may not use the libraries, cinemas, public transport, public conveniences, post offices . . ..” [From Prof. Deborah Posel’s THE MAKING OF APARTHEID.]

Fact is Arabs can do everything in Israel which non-Europeans in South Africa could not.

9. For many decades blacks had to observe a 9 p.m. curfew or face arrest, jail sentences and deportation.

Fact is such interference in private lives is absolutely unheard of in democratic Israel.

10. No mixed sport was allowed – by law.

Fact is no such law ever existed in sport mad Israel.

11. Parks and recreational areas provided benches for people to rest. Benches were painted with “Europeans Only” signs. I never saw a bench marked for non-Europeans nor a park.

Fact is such strictures are unimaginable in democratic Israel.

12. Blacks were not permitted to use the main entrance of buildings. They had to use the “tradesmen’s” entrance at back.

Fact is such nonsense has never been contemplated in democratic Israel.

13. Blacks received about half the State pension allocated to whites. They were forbidden membership in trade unions (until the 1980s). Strikes were banned and strikers severely repressed.

Fact is state pensions in Israel are allocated equally to all citizens. Arabs benefit fully from monthly child allowances to parents of large families. Because of polygamy Arabs have the largest families.

14. Public beaches, swimming pools, transport, libraries and cinemas were racially segregated. Even so there were practically no pools or libraries for blacks.

Fact is there never was such racial segregation in the Jewish State.

15. Blacks were not permitted to buy, nor to imbibe, alcoholic drinks. Nor to dine in white restaurants.

Fact is prohibition was never contemplated in Israel. And anyone may eat in any restaurant.

16. Palestinians dishonestly imply that Israel’s “separation wall” was built to oppress them.

Fact is the world knows full well Israel decided to build this costly anti-terrorist barrier to keep Palestinian suicide bombers from entering Israel and killing and maiming our people. Thankfully the barrier has successfully achieved this life or death objective.

Fact is that contrary to Arab allegations, the barrier is more fence than wall. Indeed it is indisputably not more than 5 per cent wall – the rest will be a wire fence.

Fact is that no delay or inconvenience at crossing points – about which Palestinians unceasingly complain – can take priority over the necessity of preventing the death of more innocent Israeli civilians and the trauma of their families for whom the quality of life will never be the same.

Anti-Semites naively argue that Israeli “apartheid” causes Palestinian hardship. So what? Would any one of these vehement debaters be prepared to risk his or her life as a result of Israel lowering its guard? No? Well don’t expect me to stand in for them.

Anti-Semitic friends of Palestinian terrorists (Brits and others) had better internalize the fact that we have not re-established the Jewish State in our historic homeland, to provide endless human sacrifices to satisfy primitive Arab rites and tempting heavenly pleasures.

Unmitigated Arab Judenrein Apartheid

It takes sheer ignorance or criminal chutzpah to attach the South African apartheid label to democratic Israel. One might think they’re protesting because Israel does not permit Arabs in their midst. The very contrary is true.

It is the Palestinians who do not suffer Jews in their midst. Some unfortunate Jews who strayed or were lured into an Arab city, have been cruelly murdered. To ensure, no doubt, that Israelis do not misinterpret the message of the Palestinian’s pure Judenrein, pure Nazi, pure apartheid way of life.

Why can’t Palestinians Negotiate Directly with Israel?

Only because Palestinian apartheid stands in the way. An embedded apartheid within the minds, hearts and souls of the Palestinians who cannot abide the simple idea of sitting down with Israel in the same room to discuss peace. Never before in the history of the world has such a degree of apartheid existed!

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3 Responses to “Israel An Apartheid State?
The Greatest Lie Ever Told”

  1. jeff Says:

    A copy of this needs to sent and read by “President” Jimmy Peanut Carter whose book inspired this, debate? Since it is the large lie it is no wonder his book is still on the the top 10 best seller list in the United States.

  2. John Taylor Says:

    Interesting blog post. What would you say was the most important marketing factor?

  3. Macneill Says:

    This is the best blog i’ve ever seen. Waiting for your next blog.

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