The Campaign to Delegitimize Israel with the False Charge of Apartheid

By Robbie Sabel

The comparison of Israel to South Africa under white supremist rule has been utterly rejected by those with intimate understanding of the old Apartheid system . Israel is a multi-racial and multi-colored society, and the Arab minority actively participates in the political process . Incitement to racism in Israel is a criminal offence, as is discrimination on the basis of race or religion.
The accusation is made that the very fact that Israel is considered a Jewish state proves an "Apartheid-like" situation . Yet the accusers have not a word of criticism against the tens of liberal democratic states that have Christian crosses incorporated in their flags, nor against the Muslim states with the half crescent symbol of Islam . For Arab states to denote themselves as Arab Republics is not objectionable .