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Arab Islamic Apartheid's Racism of propagating the "apartheid" and "racism" slur against multi-racial truly democratic - equality Israel

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Arab Islamic Apartheid's Racism of propagating the "apartheid" and "racism" slur against multi-racial truly democratic - equality Israel

Introduction

Arab nations attempted to eliminate Israel since the beginning of its re-establishment,[1][2][3][4][5][6] planning complete genocide. (Including calls by political and religious leaders like, Mufti Haj amin al-Husseini: 'Kill the Jews wherever you find them, this pleases Allah...'[7][8] 'I declare a holy war, my Moslem brothers! Murder the Jews! Murder them all.'[9][10][11] Nasser and other Arab leaders: 'throw the Jews into the sea,'[12][13][14][15] Syria's Assad: 'It is time to embark on a war of annihilation.'[16] Muslim Brotherhood's spiritual leader al-Qaradawi,[17][18] and Hamas: 'kill them, down to the very last one,'[19][20] Iran's Imam (1994): 'Israel must disappear from the face of the Earth.'[21] Iran's Ahmadinejad in 2005: 'Wipe Israel off map... and Death to America!'[22][23] In 2007: 'Israel, US will soon die,'[24] Fatah/Palestinian Authority TV sermon: 'Fight The Jews & Kill Them -- They Are Enemies Of Humanity & Allah.'[25]) Fortunately, they failed time and time again. Yet the demonization of Israel and the Jews never ceased. In fact, despite the racism epidemic in Arabia and religious bigotry in Islamia, the hypocritical Arab initiated vilification campaign of Israel, especially since the 1970s,[26] picked up steam in recent years accusing the very victim of its racism with this horrific crime.

Aided by naive or even by those few super-guilt-ridden radical-lefty-Jews,[27] who fail to see the reality of Israel's dire situation under constant menace from Arabs, Muslims who seek to annihilate it. Using imagery of the powerful VS the powerless, [false as it is, as the Arab side, bent on wreaking havoc upon its population to prove its "victim hood" and draw sympathy, has been using is own civilians,[28][29] thus making the Arab attacker much more destructive than the Israeli side that always seeks to minimize Arab casualties, (like the IDF dropping "millions of flyers over areas it planned to invade," and making "over a quarter of a million phone calls to private homes and mobile phones warning people to leave,"[30]) not to mention the fake fabricated images produced by Pallywood,[31][32]] the use of harsh terminology has been implemented, where self-defense measures are criminalized as "inhumane act[s] of apartheid."[33] Though knowing full well the sincere Israeli concern for survival which prompts its security measures (anybody can be harassed in Israel, the understandable sensitive State has been investigating: Jews, Arabs alike. In fact, right-wing Jews are sometimes harassed more than Arabs.[34] Nor is it too hard to grasp its preferential protection for Jews escaping persecution "Law of Return"), yet, malicious and criminal Arab propagandists, realizing, since 'racism' and 'apartheid' rings a bell of total negativity, the destructive -which is all about demeaning Israel, never about sincere care for the Arab Palestinians- Arab propaganda machine adopted this hype language as a useful tool for its goal of bigoted de-legitimization of the Jewish state in its midst. It also inflates, exaggerates any slight 'usual differences that exist in any Western democracy' to be used as "proof" to "affirm" its pseudo claims.

This hype [regardless how deceptive it is, masking itself as merely "criticizing Israel" their bubble has been burst, time and time again, as it] has been used to harm Israelis and international Jews, in image and often physically. Those openly advocating for the annihilation of Jews wave it constantly and so-called "protesting Israeli apartheid" theatre has been linked with hatred, racist attacks and boosting up Anti-Semitism.

No matter how many non-Arabs the Arab propaganda misinformation [Pallywood] machine manages to recruit with or without money to this propaganda, the seeds of this smear campaign movement is Arab,[35] Arab initiated bigotry[36] that is. No other country on earth has been so scrutinized with half-truths, with exaggerated cases and with 100% complete distortions to be branded in such a vile image.

Conclusion, the "racism/apartheid" mantra is not only unfair, unjust, [correctly termed "The Apartheid Slur"[37]] malevolent and detrimental, but extremely dangerous as well. Another organized Arab-Islamic crime.

Some facts:

OASIS DEMOCRATIC ISRAEL IN THE M.E.

Israel's still the only true democracy in the Middle East.[38][39][40][41][42][43][44][45] Even "apartheid- slur" promoter: Jimmy Carter (paid by the Arab lobby,[46] has long deep ties with oppressive Arab regimes like Saudi Arabia,[47] had a Syrian committee and a Lebanese committee,[48] and his brother Billy registered as an agent for Libya in 1980,[49]) admitted:

"I recognize that Israel is a wonderful democracy with freedom of speech and equality of treatment under the law between Arab Israelis and Jewish Israelis."[50]

ISRAEL: HIGH DEMOCRATIC VALUES DESPITE FACING GENOCIDE

While Israel always faced genocide [51][52] Or as M. Wallace has put it (1958) "the huge majority of the Arab people are interested in the extermination of Israel." [53] It managed to upheld its democratic values despite being threatened like no country on earth... In defending itself against wars of aggression, unparalleled terror campaigns and continuous promises to annihilate it, Israel has a track record on the protection of rights that would compare favorably to the record of any democracy, much less democracies under threat."[54]

PREFERENTIAL TREATMENT FOR ARABS, MUSLIMS

Preferential treatment for Arabs, Muslims in Israel, often as "first class citizens" is a routine. There was already a title printed in an American newspaper in 1968: Arabs Treated As First Class Citizens In Israel [55]
The wide range includes: Subsidized housing.[56] Land issues, especially favoring Arab' rights in disputes with Jews.[57][58][59][60][61][62][63][64] In court (broader issues),[65][66][67][68] In Voting, parties' participation in the election process.[69][70][71] In employment - affirmative action.[72][73][74][75][76] Quotas in academia.[77][78][79][80] In Media freedom.[81][82][83][84] Access to fields, restricting Jews during Arab Olive Harvest.[85] Access to holy sites.[86][87][88]

'MADE' IN ARABIA: "RACISM / APARTHEID" IDEA

Origins of the apartheid/racism slander: Ever since Arab nations' racist[89] infamous[90][91] move in 1975[92] at the United Nations, ganging up to demonize Israel,[93] and the Arab lobby which began advertising in 1975-6 defiling Israel's important security struggle as "apartheid,"[94] this "racism" idea left a stain on the organization.[95] Indeed, Almost all the former non-Arab supporters of the resolution have apologized and changed their positions. When the General Assembly voted to repeal the resolution in 1991, only some Arab and Muslim states, as well as Cuba, North Korea and Vietnam were opposed.[96] (Worth mentioning that about the same era of Arab lobbying, the PLO was granted observer status in United Nations bodies.[97])
Jimmy Carter who almost copied the title of his book straight from Arab "Palestinian" propagandist Marwan Bishara's 2002 book,[98] tied to the Arab lobby,[99] pushed this propaganda (of total distortion, hatred, apology for Arab anti-Jewish crimes,[100] and in 2011 Carter was sued for his "deceptive acts,"[101]) even further in 2006 (despite his clarification in saying "I chose that title knowing that it would be provocative."[102] Showing he doesn't really think his provocative title on Israel is deserving), as part of his "waving the bloody shirt of racism." [103] Though he issued some half apology for his errors,[104] Carter was accused of (simply) having a "problem" with Jews,[105] and "Worst Ex-president."[106] His role in helping remove the Shah of Iran (which in turn gave the world the current theocratic totalitarian brutal regime of the Mullahs, committing massacres, crimes against humanity,[107][108][109][110] racist against its ethnic minorities,[111] endangering the region and Europe[112][113][114] with planned nuclear weapons, involved directly or via Hezbollah thugs in pushing violence around the globe including in: Iraq,[115][116] Somalia,[117][118] Lebanon,[119][120] France,[121] Israel,[122] Afghanistan[123][124]) surfaced especially as Strong intelligence has begun to emerge that US President Jimmy Carter attempted to demand financial favors for his political friends from the Shah of Iran. The rejection of this demand by the Shah could well have led to Pres. Carter's resolve to remove the Iranian Emperor from office.[125]

RACIST APARTHEID MIDDLE EAST: ARABIA, TURKEY, IRAN; NORTH AFRICA

To see "who's talking," it's imperative to expose the Racists [who] cry racism.[126]

A writer has put it: "Unlike the twenty-two Judenrein Arab countries of the Middle East, Israel is the only one which neither believes in nor practices apartheid."[127]

Some have written about: the wide Arab apartheid against non-Arabs[128][129][130] including the Arab apartheid in Mauritania, Sudan, and Tanzania,[131] for example, in "Sudan and Mauritania, the Arabs monopolized power and excluded blacks - Arab apartheid."[132] And even Arabs' apartheid against Arab-Palestinians.[133] About the "Race taboo" in the Arab world, Arab-Islamic racial and religious discriminations against the "other" - ethnicities and religious minorities such as: Alawites, Armenians, Assyrians, Baha'is, Berbers, Chaldeans, Copts, Druzes, Ibadis, Ismailis, Jews, Kurds, Maronites, Sahrawis, Tuareq, Turkmen, Yazidis and Zaidis,[134] how racism in the Arab world is its dirty secret, especially against those with a darker color, [135] anti-Israel Arab apartheid,[136][137] (Arab Muslim apartheid against Israel is so cruel, that it even includes ambulances, as Arab Red Cross societies seek to censure Israel and Magen David Adom.[138]) and Arabism's racism.[139][140][141][142]

Minorities have branded the Arab league, totally racist.[143] And an African writer wrote: "The KKK (Ku Klux Klan) is equivalent to the Arab League.[144]

Arab scholar: Any non-Arab, non-white, who has been to a Middle East Arab country will tell the story of absolute racism practiced there. It is no secret that in rich Arab countries, (such as Saudi Arabia) people of dark complexion, such those from Africa, South Asia (Pakistan, India, Bangladesh) receive much lower pay than a white person from the western country would. There is strict, unspoken, racial apartheid practiced in the rich Arab countries.[145]

African author K. Boof wrote "about the atrocities of the Arab world," about "Arab Muslim racism, more exploitation of blacks by the Oil companies, more black slaves for the kitchens of Jordan, Palestine, Egypt, Iraq, Libya and Saudi Arabia."[146]

From "Politics in Francophone Africa" by Victor T. Le Vine:

Arab racism against black Africans is a reality that few educated Africans or Arabs are willing to address publicly, though such discussion did occur in the African media during the 1973-1980 oil crisis; I provide some examples in Le Vine and Luke, The Arab-African Connection. That racism is, of course, quite real. It is one of the unfortunate residuals of the centuries of Arab slaving in Africa, and during my own trips to and within the Arab Middle East I gathered many Arab expressions denigrating and belittling black Africans. Ahdi, the Arab word for slave. remains a term of contempt throughout the Arab world, and it is often used patronizingly or insultingly in reference to black Africans. For informed commentary on these matters, see, notably, Lewis. Race and Slavery in the Middle East, and Gordon. Slavery in the Arab World.[147]

A. Kasem spoke out against Arab racism, its Islamic roots: There is strict, unspoken, racial apartheid practiced in the rich Arab countries... The Muslims of black complexion will never be equal with the white Arabs. The concept of Islamic ummah, regardless of color and ethnic origin is simply not true.[148]

Authors of "Foreign policy of Tanzania, 1961-1981" explain that an "added factor that contributed to the growing tension between the Arabs and black Africa was the discovery of some Arab links with racist South Africa."[149]

From an author's testimony: "In the racist Arab psyche, hindi is as pejorative as kuffar."[150]

From a 1970s testimony by former Black Panther leader Elridge Cleaver:

"Travesty Upon The Truth"
"Having lived intimately for several years amongst the Arabs, I know them to be amongst the most racist people on earth. This is particularly true of their attitude towards black people... Many Arab families that can afford to, keep one or two black slaves to do their menial labor. Sometimes they own an entire family. I have seen such slaves with my own eyes.[151][152][153]

The following was written in the 1980s:

In the late 1970s, it was an open secret in New York that Arab diplomats never invited their black counterparts to their receptions. The ex-President of Senegal, Leopold Scn- ghor, was hesitant in giving recognition to the Polisario Front of SADR because whenever the Front took Moroccan prisoners the blacks amongst them were segregated and shot because the little food they had was not meant to feed black people...[154]

It's quite disheartening to learn that black people are being relegated to second-class citizenship in Mauritania. Black African states must protest to the Arab Berber- government of Mauritania and to all Arab states to respect black people. Abuse of black people by Arabs, especially Syrians and Lebanese, has been ignored for too long. ... two sides in the conflict (Arabs and Israelis): they always have praise for Israelis while wondering why the Arabs hate black people.[155]

In the face of these insults and disrespect no African Head of State has been bold enough to raise a voice... This is because either they risk being overthrown or fear sanctions in the form of in the form of withdrawal of Arab petro-dollars. It is high time for African states to forget this senseless and blind solidarity with the Arabs and to think of the emerging Arab apartheid.[156]

A Somali commented: "You know the Arabs are the biggest racists, they are worse than Apartheid. They despise us because we are black".[157]

In the 1930s the dominant strands of Arab nationalism turned increasingly anti-Zionist and anti- Semitic, leaving little place for Jews or other non-Muslim minorities in the Arab world. as Arab nationalist leaders turned to Nazi and fascist models for their inspirations.[158] "After the Great War, royal houses in Iraq, Jordan, and Arabia incorporated a racial version of Pan-Arabism in various quasi-fascist ideologies they endorsed, ideologies that were part and parcel of their preference for the Axis side."[159]
The [roughly] one Million[160] Jewish refugees[161] from Arab countries, the ethnic cleansing,[162] came about as a result of persecution, racism.[163][164]
In 1947 'Arab Apartheid' expelled Jews from Arab lands. The political committee of the Arab League drafted a law that would direct the legal status of Jewish residents in all Arab League. Jewish anti-discriminatory legislation is approved by Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia...[165]
While "The Palestinian refugees who were 'displaced by the fortunes of war after 1948..." the (Arab) order that all Palestinian flee Israel absolves Jews of any responsibility to those whose lands they now inhabit. By contrast, the Arabs brutalized the Jews who lived in Arab countries, as in the destruction of Iraqi Jewish community that had survived every force for centuries, collapsing only in the face of Arab racism.[166]

In fact, the mass exodus of Sephardic, mainly Arabic-speaking, Jews was by no means an inevitable by-product of the Arab-Israeli conflict. It was far more of a conscious act of ethnic cleansing by the Arab world than the flight of Palestinians from Israel in 1948.[167]
The Jewish population are refugees from terror in Arab-run countries, and where Arab racism against Jews and sub-Saharan Africans is common.[168]

From a writer in The Guardian:

The displacement of Jews from Arab countries was not just a backlash to the creation of Israel and the Arabs' humiliating defeat. The "push" factors were already in place. Arab League states drafted a law in November 1947 branding their Jews as enemy aliens. But non-Muslim minorities, historically despised as dhimmis with few rights, were already being oppressed by Nazi-inspired pan-Arabism and Islamism. These factors sparked the conflict with Zionism, and drive it to this day.[169]

Already in 1960, French Minister J. J. Soustelle, said that "the sources of current anti-Semitism were "the Arab League and Pan-Arabism."[170]

Arab countries like Saudi Arabia ban Jews' entry.[171] Jordanian Nationality Law of 4 February 1954 expressly prohibits Jews from holding Jordanian citizenship. Another Jordanian enactment stipulates that the sale of land to a Jew is punishable by death.[172] And as a writer pointed out: Jews cannot become citizens of Jordan, Egypt, or Saudi Arabia, yet no one accuses those nations of apartheid.[173]

There's a worrying wide rampant Arab-Islamic anti-Semitism range from demonization, dehumanization, Nazi cartoons, incitement to kill.[174][175] Watchdogs regularly translate and document the routine hate virus in the Arab-Muslim world by public officials, official TV, Muslim clerics, and wider media.[176]
The extend comes as a shock to the West.[177]
Arab racism has been Islamicized using certain Koranic texts [by radicals] to enhance the intolerance and vilification of Jews. [178]

A writer writing on Arab racists, explains:

the so-called "Palestinians," ... are part of the problem, not part of the solution. Aren't they an oppressed minority? No, as Arabs, they are part of the greater Arab Nation who since the 7th century has conquered, oppressed, and occupied everyone else in the Middle East and North Africa. As radical Muslims, everyone can see that Hamas, Islamic Jihad, and the other terror groups are continuing down the same path as Bin Laden. In fact, not long before his assassination, Hamas "spiritual leader" Sheikh Yassin had begun speaking about the "Global Jihad" in Bin Laden and al-Qaeda type terms. Hezbollah has also been working in the "Palestinian" administered territories for a while already, as evidenced by Israel's recent capture of a Hezbollah cell in Gaza. So, they are part of the regional oppression network, not the future liberty and freedom alliance that Israel should work to build with other minorities in the area. Like that Arab murderer in Sudan who said, "This land is only for Arabs," the late Hamas leader Abdel Aziz Rantisi said not long before his demise, "We will continue with our holy war and resistance until every last criminal Zionist is evicted from this land. By G-d we will not leave one Jew alive in Palestine. We will fight them with all the strength we have. This is our land, not the Jews." Most of the so-called "Palestinians" agreed with him... Arab racism marches on...[179]

An Arab journalist accounts that 'Arabs are taught hatred of Jews with mothers' milk.'[180]
Noted author Bat Yeor wrote on an Arab-Islamic culture of hate: "A racism which denies the history and sufferings of its victims." [181]

A 2009 PEW poll of the Arab Muslim Middle East finds 90% to be anti-Jewish.[182]

Arab racism against Arab-Palestinians dates back to 1948, Mike Goldberg wrote "Arab racism: the Palestinian refugees."[183] Arab leaders urged the Palestinian Arabs to flee, promising that the country would soon be liberated. Israelis tried to induce the Arabs to stay.[184] "The Arab States, which have encouraged the Palestinian Arabs to leave their homes temporarily to be out of the way of the Arab invasion armies, have failed to keep their promise to help the refugees..." From an Arab newspaper at that time: "The Arab Governments told us ' Get out so that we can get in! ' So we got out, but they did not get in."[185] The mufti of Jerusalem for example, appealed to the Arabs of Palestine to leave the country, "because the Arab armies were about to enter and fight in their stead." As some Arab leaders admitted later on: "For the flight and fall of the other villages it is our leaders who are responsible because of their dissemination of rumors exaggerating Jewish crimes and describing them as atrocities in order to inflame the Arabs."[186]
Though, as the Time notes the Arab nations don't care about the Palestinians,[187] an Arab Christian: writes The Arab nations keep the Palestinians and their descendants in squalor. They are denied citizenship rights. They are denied work. They are denied property. They are denied their human rights because they are and always will be a political football in the Arab campaign against Israel.[188] As former UNRWA director Ralph Galloway astutely noted in 1954: "The Arab States do not want to solve the refugee problem. They want to keep it as an open sore, as an affront to the United Nations and as a weapon against Israel. Arab leaders don't give a damn whether the refugees live or die."[189][190]

From an article titled: "Arab Apartheid?" In 1947, Arab leaders rejected a UN plan to form an Arab state alongside Israel and went to war. Encouraged by their leaders to leave Israel, some 600,000 Palestinians became refugees in Arab nations. For over 50 years, Arab nations have denied these Palestinians and their descendants citizenship and basic civil rights, including the right to own property, to get an education, or take out loans. In many cases, Palestinian refugees in Arab countries live in squalid refugee camps without basic services. Why? Hisham Youssef, spokesman for the 22-nation Arab League, has acknowledged that the Palestinians perpetual status as refugees – and "very bad [living] conditions" – are a deliberate Arab policy to help the refugees "preserve their Palestinian identity. If every Palestinian who sought refuge in a certain country was integrated and accommodated into that country, there won't be any reason for them to return to Palestine."[191]

B. D. Yemini in an article titled: 'The Arab Apartheid' elaborates on both the Jewish victims and the Arab-Palestinians:

The real 'Naqba' is the story of the Arab apartheid. Tens of millions, including Jews, suffered from 'Naqba', which included theft, expulsion and becoming a refugee. Only the Palestinians remain refugees because they were victims of persecution and repression at the hands of Arab states. This is the story of the real 'Naqba'.
In the year 1959 the Arab League accepted decision number 1457 and this is its text: "Arab states will reject the giving of citizenship to applicants of Palestinian origin in order to prevent their integration into the host countries". This is a shocking decision, which stands in stark opposition to international norms on all subjects concerning the treatment of refugees during those years and particularly during that decade. The story began, of course, in the year 1948, the days of the Palestinian 'Naqba'. This is also the beginning of every discussion on the subject of the Arab-Israeli conflict, with an accusing finger pointed at Israel with the claim that she expelled refugees and turned them into miserable people. This lie has become the property of many from the academia and the media who deal with the subject.
In previous articles on the question of the refugees we have already clarified that there is nothing unique this subject to the Israeli-Arab conflict.
Firstly, Arab countries refused to accept the Partition plan and started a war of total destruction against Israel, which had barely been established. Every precedent on this subject reveal that whoever initiates a war, especially with declarations of total destruction, pays a price for that.
Secondly, we are actually talking about an exchange of populations: yes, there were between 550 -710 thousand Arabs (the most accurate calculations are those of Professor Ephraim Karsh, who counted and found numbers between 583-609 thousand. Most ran away, a minority were expelled, because of the war, and a greater number of around 850,000 Jews were expelled or escaped from Arab countries ("the Jewish Naqba[192]").
Thirdly, the Palestinians are not alone in this story. Population exchanges and expulsions were the norm in those years. They happened in tens of other sites of conflict and around 52 million people experienced loss of property, expulsion and uprooting ("And the world lies[193]").
And fourth, in all the precedents of population exchange which took place during or at the end of armed conflict, or against the background of the creation of national entities, or the breakdown of multi-ethnic countries and establishment of national entities – there was no return of refugees to their previous areas which had become a new nation. The uprooted and the refugees, almost without exception, found refuge in places where they joined populations with a similar ethnic background: the ethnic Germans expelled from central and eastern Europe integrated into Germany, the Hungarians expelled from Czechoslovakia and other places found refuge in Hungary, the Ukrainians expelled from Poland found refuge in the Ukraine – and so on. In this sense, the similarity of the Palestinians originating from Mandate Palestine to their neighbours in Jordan, Syria and Lebanon was similar, or even greater than, the similarity between many ethnic Germans and the original state in Germany, sometimes after separation of many generations.
Arab countries, and only they, behaved in the opposite manner to the rest of the nations of the world. They trampled the refugees, despite the fact that they shared the same religion and were part of the same Arab nation. They adopted an apartheid system in every sense. So the 'Naqba', one must remember, was not created by the actual uprooting, as happened to millions. The 'Naqba' is the story of apartheid and persecution which the Arab refugees suffered in Arab countries.

After analysing the Arab apartheid [which is encompassing wide discrimination against many groups in the Arab world, but it entails a "unique"] horrific treatment of Arab-Palestinians and their direct fault for Palestinians' situation in: Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon and Kuwait, Yemini concludes on the clarity of how the Arab so-called "unity" and how this particular group of Arabs became "Palestinians":

These are the main nations in which refugees are to be found. Apartheid exists in other countries too. In Saudi Arabia the refugees from mandatory Palestine did not receive citizenship. In 2004 Saudi Arabia announced concessions, but made it clear that they did not include the Palestinians. Jordan too withholds the naturalisation of 150,000 refugees, most originally from Gaza. In Iraq the refugees actually received preferential treatment under Saddam Hussein's rule, but since his fall, they have become one of the most persecuted groups. Twice, on the Libyan-Egyptian border and on the Syrian-Iraqi border, thousands of Palestinians were expelled to temporary camps, whilst no other Arab country would take them in. That was an amazing display of 'Arab solidarity', on behalf of 'the Arab Ummah'. And it goes on. Palestinians from Libya, refugees from the civil war, are arriving at this time at the border with Egypt, which refuses to let them in.
Time after time the Arab countries have rejected suggestions for the resettlement of the refugees, despite there being both place available and the need. The march goes on. In 1995 the Libyan leader Muamar Gaddafi decided to expel 30,000 Palestinians, just because he was angry about the Oslo accords, with the PLO, and about the creation of the Palestinian Authority. A Palestinian doctor, Dr. Ashraf al Hazuz, spent 8 years in a Libyan jail (together with Bulgarian nurses) having been accused of spreading AIDS. In August 2010, before the current uprising, Libya passed laws making the lives of Palestinians impossible. These were the same days in which Libya sent a 'humanitarian aid ship' to the Gaza Strip. There is no limit to the hypocrisy.
These words are just the essence of the apartheid against minorities in the Arab world as a whole, and against the Palestinians in particular. But there is a difference. Whilst the Copts in Egypt or the Kurds in Syria are real minorities, the Arabs from mandate Palestine were supposed to be an integral part of the Arab nation –the Ummah. Two of the symbols of the Palestinian struggle were born in Egypt - Edward Said and Yasser Arafat. Both of them tried to invent for themselves Palestine as a fatherland. Another two of the prominent symbols of the Palestinian struggle are Fawzi Kuakgi (who contended with the Mufti for the leadership of the Arab revolt against the British) and Izz a Din Al Kassam. The first was Lebanese and the second Syrian. There is nothing strange in that. Because the struggle was Arab. Not Palestinian. And despite that the Arabs of mandate Palestine turned into a downtrodden and rejected group, as a result of the Arab defeat in 1948. In the vast majority of the descriptions from those years are of Arabs. Not of Palestinians. Later, only later, did they become Palestinians.[194]

In "brotherly" Arab counries like Saudi Arabia, they live in a racist climate, says Encyclopedia of Canada's peoples.[195]

Libya:
The Libyan Arab Republic is a major hub in the slavery market coming out of the Arab-Islamic controlled Khartom regime.[196] There have been major racist attacks against African migrant workers,[197] Over the years, reports have surfaced of harsh, sometimes xenophobic, behaviour by Libyans towards black African migrant workers.[198] Blacks have been used as scapegoat in the 2011 uprising against the oppressive regime of Gadhafi.[199] Gadhafi is accused of bringing a truly racist crusade against Chad and Africa,[200] and for pushing the Arabization in the Sudan-Chad region via a racist pan-Arab ideology, Arab supremacy on non-Arabs.[201]

Berbers spoke out against "Gaddafi's dictatorship to stop its discriminatory apartheid policy on all things Amazigh."[202]

Iraq
Sunnis in Iraq have viciously enforced ethnic and religious apartheid in Iraq for over 40 years against minorities such as: Kurds, Shia and Marsh Arabs.[203]
Clearly Saddam's Iraq was an apartheid regime.[204] In his racist anti non-Arab hatred of the Kurds[205][206] he carried out the genocide in Anfal, where he used chemical weapons, with a clear goal of ethnic cleansing the Kurdish population.[207]
Even today, the Kurds suffer second class status and racism.[208] There has been as well 'Ethnic cleansing' of Arab-Palestinians in Iraq.[209]
Black Iraqis face racism.[210]

Yemen
The section with a darker complexion, the indigenous al-Akhdam, the "lowest" class, have been subject to cruel racial stigmatization, harsh discrimination and oppression.[211][212]

Palestinian-Arabs:
Anti-black Arab racism in the area of Palestine dates back at least since the Bedouins' owning African slaves.[213] The groups of black people living in the Negev and as refugees in Gaza today are the descendants of slaves of the Bedouin.[214][215][216] In Arabic "oabd," pl. "oabid."[217] However, slavery as an institution faded away by the Bedouins only when they came under the Israelis.[218] Under the old system slaves could not sit in the guest tent, or shig, at the same level as their masters. In some places this is still observed, with the role of the black people as inferior "servants."[219]
Arab-Palestinian authority has been condemned[220] for a racist cartoon against African-American C. Rice[221][222] by its press. The Hamas authority in Gaza portrayed C. Rice as a "black snake."[223]
Targeting of civilian Jews by Arab Palestinians and Hezbollah only because they are Jews, has been well noted, despite all excuses under which Arab-Islamic attackers hide under.[224] A writer in Haaretz exposes the racism of Arabs (in Israel/Palestine) justifying terror against Jews: Terrorism is many things, but justifiable is not among them. The person who justifies terror in any form, is declaring that it is legitimate in certain cases to kill innocent people. If justifying the murder of innocents because they belong to a certain hated group is not abject racism, I'd like to know what is.[225]
During Israel's anti-terror operation in Jenin (2002), Arab "Palestinians" refused [to be helped/cured by] blood donations from Jews, because they didn't want 'Jewish blood.'[226] Jews are frequently described as [in radical Islamic teaching] "apes and pigs."[227] This typical Palestinian-Arab racism of dehumanization of Jews is shamelessly paraded on national TV.[228] The constant Anti-Jewish hatred campaign by Palestinian political, religious authority and media is documented.[229]
Hamas, and its anti-Jewish hate literature was connected,[230] for example, to the Islamic gang "The Barbarians," who in 2006, kidnapped Ilan Halimi in Paris, targeted for being a Jew,[231] tortured him for over 3 weeks,[232] often while the Quran was recited.[233][234][235] Kidnappers were torturing Halimi - for their amusement,[236] then stabbed him and set him alight.[237]

The "Palestinian" Arabs have a long history of targeting the ethnic Maronite Christians. As a result of the Syria-Palestinian crimes in Lebanon, there are charges that they're responsible for the deaths of approximately 100,000 Lebanese and the flight of about a half a million people from the country.[238] One of the highlighted massacres was in Damour, 1976, which proceeded the Sabra Shatila "reprisal"[239] attack by the Christians.[240]

Gulf Arabs:
Some two million Asian maids are subjected to physical abuse, beating, sexual harassment, rape in Gulf states, without proper legal cover.[241]

In an extended article about "Arab Racism against Non-Arabs: Slavery in our Times," Pakistani journalist traces the current racism and Arab supremacy against all non-Arabs to the early days of Islam. [242] Saudi Arabia has been especially noted for harsh treatments of South Asians.[243] Amnesty charged on Saudi Arabia that Asian workers continue to suffer behind closed doors.[244]

Sri Lankan maids are abused across the Arab middle east.[245] The UAE has been accused of slavery of Asians (mainly Pakistanis and Indians), keeping them in horrindes conditions and exploiting them immensely.[246] After an outcry, the government was finally forced to acknowledge and adnmit to the wide 'racism in Dubai.'[247] The South Asian slaves under the Arab business elites have been dubbed "The second coming of Saladin."[248] An estimated 10 million Asians work in the Emirates in quasi-slave.[249] Some reported that 'Indian maids tortured, denied food, treated worse than dogs,' in Qatar.[250]

Mr. Yemini on historic Kuwaiti-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

In 1991 Palestinians made up 30% of the country's population. Compared to other Arab countries, their situation was reasonable. Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. In the framework of attempts at compromise which preceded the first Gulf war, Saddam brought up the 'suggestion' of withdrawal from Kuwait in return for an Israeli withdrawal from Gaza and the West Bank. The PLO with Yasser Arafat at its head supported Saddam. That support was the opening shot for one of the worst events in Palestinian history. After the liberation of Kuwait from Iraqi occupation began an anti-Palestinian campaign which included persecution, arrests and show trials. The difficult saga ended with the expulsion of 450,000 Palestinians. Some of which, incidentally, had been there since the 1930s and many had no connection to Arafat's support for Saddam. And despite that, they were subject to collective punishment, transfer of proportions similar to the 'Naqba' of 1948, which barely merited a mention in the world media. There are numerous academic papers on the expulsion and fleeing in 1948. There are close to zero papers on the subject of the 'Naqba' of '91.[251]

New York Times' N. Kristof asked about the anti-Shia Sunni Apartheid in Bahrain: "Is this Apartheid in Bahrain?"[252] Subsequently there were calls for

How About a Bahraini Apartheid Week?, P. Benson asks:

Can you imagine the outrage if Israel treated Israeli Arabs and Palestinians the same way Kristof describes Bahrain's Sunni elite treating Shias?
There's a fear of the rabble, a distrust of full democracy, a sense of entitlement. Apartheid isn't exactly the right metaphor, because there isn't formal separation (although neighborhoods are often either Sunni or Shia), and people routinely have very close friends of the other sect. But how can a system when 70 percent of the population is not eligible for the army be considered fair? How can a system in which the leading cabinet positions are filled by one family be considered fair?
The government talks about "unity" and complains that the opposition is encouraging sectarianism. Please! An American friend was on the roundabout Thursday morning when police attacked. They caught him but when they saw he was American they were friendly and said they were hunting Shia only. My friend said the experience left him feeling icy, as if they were hunting rats. And several people I talked to who were there said that the police used anti-Shia epithets and curses as they were beating prisoners.[253]

And on the HuffintonPost. S. Cohen wrote: "Bahrain: The Missing 'A' Word"

In all the coverage of the freedom protests in Bahrain, a certain word beginning with the letter 'A' has been strikingly absent.
I don't mean 'autocratic.' Nor 'authoritarian.' Both of those have been invoked, and rightly so.
I refer to the word 'apartheid.' The Afrikaner term for 'separateness,' apartheid prevailed in South Africa from 1948 until 1993, when that country was under white minority rule.
While apartheid as a system was snuffed out in South Africa, it has survived as a descriptor that is deployed, in the main, by the bitterest detractors of Israel, but is arguably more relevant in the case of another Middle Eastern country: Bahrain.
It's always worth recalling what the original model of apartheid involved. In South Africa, 90 percent of the population was composed of non-whites (blacks in the main, but also mixed race and Indian communities) who were disenfranchised and deprived of fundamental human and civil rights.
Through such measures as the Group Areas Act (1950), the Bantu Education Act (1953), the Reservation of Separate Amenities Act (1953), the Suppression of Communism Act (1950), and the Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act (1949), the apartheid regime micromanaged the lives of its subjects on the basis of their skin color. Under apartheid, it was the law that determined where blacks could live, what they could study, which seats they could occupy on public transport, what they could say or write publicly, with whom they could share a bed or marry.
It was this reliance on law that made apartheid South Africa peculiar. Discrimination is a feature of most countries, but very few enshrine it within a legal framework.
In Bahrain, where 70 per cent of the population is Shi'a, and power and wealth are concentrated in the hands of the Sunni minority, the constitution speaks of equality -- formally, then, it's very different to apartheid South Africa. Yet when it comes to actual practice, the similarities are striking, as this report from the Bahrain Center for Human Rights (BCHR) makes painfully clear.

Mr. Cohen goes on on the ethnic separation in apartheid Bahrain:

Residency rights, for example, are at least partly determined by ethnic origin. The report discusses "one of Bahrain's largest district, Riffa," which occupies "more than 40 percent of Bahrain land, in which a majority of the members of ruling family reside." Shi'a and some Persian origin Sunnis, the report continues, are prohibited from living there. A Reuters report last October highlighted a related problem: the 53,000 Shi'a who have been denied government housing because of their origin, some for as long as 20 years.
It's a similar story in the labor market. "Employment in government bureaus does not follow a clear and specific standard, but is governed by family and sectarian connections," the BCHR report says, pointing out that the Shi'a majority occupies, at most, 18 percent of the top jobs in government. When it comes to unemployment, 95 percent of those without jobs are Shi'a.
Do these facts about discrimination in Bahrain add up to apartheid? A sober analysis based on the understanding of apartheid as a system, rather than a pejorative term to be thrown at those you don't like, would conclude that the overlap is hardly precise. At the same time, there is no arguing against the claim that Bahrain is a society where inequality is ethnically rooted, and then buttressed by the denial of civic and political freedoms.

He exposes the real agenda of those loud shouters of "apartheid" only to propogate against Israel while being silent where (really) applicable:

Bahrain is not the only Arab country where minorities rule over majorities: Syria is another, as was Iraq under Saddam Hussein. In none of these cases has the word "apartheid" ever been uttered. Those South Africans, such as Bishop Desmond Tutu, who have eagerly franchised the word in the case of Israel have been absolutely silent when it comes to Arab parallels. And believe me, it's not because they are worried about social scientific rigor.[254]

Turkey:

In Muslim Turkey, victims include : Greeks, (some of anti-Greek racism by Muslim Turkey is due to Turkey's ethnic cleansing crimes,[255]) Armenians, Kurds, Jews (For example, on March 2010, A Turkish newspaper reports that police burst into an Istanbul synagogue during recent Sabbath services and demanded worshipers' ID's.[256]) and others.[257] Still, the Kurds are hit hardest in racial persecution.[258] There were reports of Turkey using chemical weapons against Kurdish rebels.[259]

There's an exclusion and a supremacy against Kurds and non-Muslims in Turkey.[260] Kurdish activists called for: sit-ins and demonstrations to end the Turkish version of the Apartheid.[261]

Greeks wrote extensively on Turkey's Aggression, War Crimes, Ethnic Cleansing and Apartheid Policy in Cyprus.[262] The quotas on the "resettlement" of Greeks limited to a Turkish Muslim majority has been branded a real apartheid.[263]

A journalist reminds us: "Turkey continues to harass and persecute its Alevis, Kurds, Zoroastrians and other minorities." and asks: How many Christians or Jews, for example, are in its government?[264]

There's wide Islamic religious discrimination[265] against the Alevi minority in Turkey, they have a history of persecution and apartheid, past and present in that country.[266][267]

Iran:
Islamic Republic of Iran treats its Arabs as second class citizens.[268] Often, Ahwazi Arabs face Execution in Iran.[269][270]
In 2010, the UN anti-racism panel found Iran discriminating against Kurds, Arabs and other ethnic minorities. The racism body decried Iran's horrific treatment of its subjects.[271]

Indeed the UNPO organization decried (in 2010): "Iran An Unknown Apartheid,"

Iranian representatives plead for international community to address bigotry towards minorities. UNPO representatives addressed Permanent Missions in the UN on Friday 12 February to decry the situation of minorities within the Islamic Republic of Iran, just days before Iran comes under examination in their first ever Universal Periodic Review at the UN Human Rights Council.
The event hosted by Interfaith International and UNPO provided a platform for debate and discussion of rights violations with a particular focus on the Baloch, Ahwazi Arab, Azerbaijani Turk and Kurdish minorities.
In reference to the obstacles placed before religious and ethnic minorities in the workplace and to gain access to university, Mr. Nasser Boladai from West Balochistan denounced life for many citizens in Iran as a form of "apartheid about which the world is unaware".[272]

There are charges of the Islamic Republic's racism and apartheid against non-Iranians even in sports.[273]

In "Iran and the challenge of diversity: Islamic fundamentalism, Aryanist racism, and democratic struggles," author A. Asgharzadeh interrogates the racist construction of Arya/Aria and Aryanism in an Iranian context, arguing that a racialized interpretation of these concepts has given the Indo-European speaking Persian ethnic group an advantage over Iran's non-Persian nationalities and communities. [274]

On Iranian racism, author elaborates: the bogus pro- Palestinian politics of the reigning regime degenerates into an anti-Jewish language. Iranian racism is particularly evident in Tehran, where similar racist negativity is directed at provincial Iranians— the Isfahanis, the Rashtis, the Azaris, the Kurds, the Lors, the Baluchis, the Arabs, or what the Tehranis in moments of unsurpassed whitewashed racism call dehatis, a nasty derogatory term meaning "the peasants." The roots of this Tehrani-based racism is deeply buried in the whitewashed, Eurocentric Iranian bourgeoisie, who grotesquely identify with Europe, dye their hair blond, provincial Iranians.[275] Son of a dark-skinned Iranian tells of Iranian racism in the manner by which his dad was called.[276]

Ahmadinejad was accused of anti-African racism when he called Barack Obama a "house slave."[277]

Egypt:
Egypt's blacks suffer racism.[278] Egyptian regime cracked down on African migrants.[279] Egyptian soldiers even killed Darfurians trying to escape into free and democratic state of Israel.[280]
Nubians in Egypt have endured ethnic cleansing[281] and suffer racism.[282]
The Coptic minority, known to be the true native, indigenous Egyptians (pre-dating the Arab-Islamic invaders),[283] have been under severe persecution, especially whenever the Egyptian regime had better relations with the Muslim Brotherhood.[284] Nasser's Arab-Nationalism's policies effected the Copts greatly.[285] The Copts: "We have suffered greatly from racism, sectarianism and this is abhorrent."[286]
Egypt's barring Israelis has been branded an "apartheid" policy.[287]
During celebration of toppling H. Mubarak's regime, a mob with over 200 Arab men in a "wolf pack," brutally attacked a CBS reporter by yelling "Jew!" she was raped multiple times.[288]

Under 'The Arab Apartheid' B. D. Yemini reminds us on the treatment of Arab Palestinians by the Egyptian Arabs:

What happened to the people of the Gaza Strip? How did the Egyptians treat them? Strangely, there are very few items of research relating to those days. But it is a little difficult to hide that not so distant past. The Strip became a closed camp. The exit from Gaza was almost impossible. The Gazans (indigenous and refugees) were subject to strict limitations on employment, education and more. Every evening a curfew was enforced from sunset to sunrise the next day. Only in one field did Egypt help as much as it could: textbooks contained severe incitement against Jews. As early as 1950 Egypt informed the UN that "due to over-population" it could not help the Palestinians by resettling them. That was a suspect excuse. Egypt scuppered a proposal by the UN to re-settle 150,000 refugees in Libya. Even many of the refugees who had run away earlier and were in Egypt proper were forced to move to the giant concentration camp which was being created in the Gaza Strip. In fact, all the proposals for the re-settlement of refugees were brought down by the Arab nations.
Despite the total closure, there are witness statements telling what happened in the Strip in those years. The American journalist Martha Gellhorn visited the refugee camps in 1961. She arrived in the Strip too. It wasn't simple. Gellhorn describes the bureaucratic torture involved in securing an entry visa to Gaza, the days of waiting in Cairo. She also describes the "stark contrast between the pleasantries of the clerks and the anti-Semitic propaganda flowering in Cairo". "The Gaza Strip is not a hole", recounts Gellhorn, "but a big prison. The Government of Egypt is the prison guard". She describes a strict military regime, with all the elite of the Gaza Strip residents expressing devoutly Nasserite views. And so, for instance, "during 13 years (1948-1961) only 300 refugees received temporary exit visas". The only thing the Egyptians provided for the Palestinians was hate propaganda.
This isn't the only witness. In 1966 a Saudi Arabian newspaper published a letter from a resident of the Strip:
"I would be happy if the Strip was conquered by Israel. That way at least we would know that those who abuse our honour, hurt us and torture us – are the Zionist oppressor, Ben Gurion and not the Arab brother whose name is Abdel Nasser. The Jews did not suffer under Hitler as we are suffering under Nasser. In order to go to Cairo or Alexandria or other towns, we have to go through torture."
Radio Jeddah in Saudi Arabia broadcasted the following:
"We are aware of the laws which prevent Palestinians from working in Egypt. We must ask Cairo what is this iron curtain which Abdel Nasser and his band have erected around the strip and the refugees? The military governor in Gaza has forbidden every Arab to travel to Cairo without a military permit, which is valid for only 24 hours. Imagine, Arabs, how Nasser, who claims to be the Arab national pioneer, is behaving towards the miserable Arabs of Gaza, who are starving whilst the military governor and his officers enjoy the riches of the Strip."
Even if we take into account that these are exaggerated descriptions, in a framework of the struggle between Saudi Arabia and Nasser, still we are left with a repressive regime of two decades. And it is worth noting another fact – when Israel got to the Strip the local life expectancy was just 48. After a little more than two decades, life expectancy jumped to 72, and surpassed Egypt. More than allocating points to Israel, this just clarifies the depths in which the Strip was during Egyptian rule.
Refugees from Mandate Palestine also lived in Egypt itself. Many of them did not feel Palestinian and preferred integration. The Egyptians prevented them from achieving that. Apart from a short period of time considered a 'golden era', in some of the years of Nasser's rule, which did not include the Gaza Strip refugees, those in Egypt too suffered restrictions on land purchase, employment in some professions and education (for instance a ban on the establishment of Palestinian schools). Egyptian citizenship law allows citizenship for anyone with an Egyptian father, and was subsequently extended to include Egyptian mothers. But in practice, limitations were placed upon those considered Palestinian. Even an Egyptian court decision to cancel the restrictions did not help. The new regime in Egypt recently promised change. The change, if it does occur, can wipe out years of discrimination, which even reached collective punishment. For instance in 1978 the Egyptian Minister of Culture - Yussuf al Shiba'I - was murdered in Cyprus by an assassin from the Abu Nidal group. In retaliation, the Palestinians suffered a new wave of attacks and the Egyptian Parliament renewed laws putting restrictions on Palestinians in education and employment.[289]

Lebanon:
In an exposed "racism on the beaches of Lebanon," it has been revealed the sharp racist and supremacy attitudes by the Gulf Arab and Lebanese-Arab rich towards Asians "inferiors."[290]
The tragedy of an Ethiopian airliner crash in Lebanon, and the racist Lebanese handling of it has highlighted the country's racism.[291]
In 2009, when Lebanon's popular Arab pop singer of white complexion Haifa Wehbe's anti Nubian racist song ("Nubian moinkey") became popular, the attention of Arab racism against Nubians and dark Sudanese surfaced again.[292]
The treatment of Arab-Palestinians by Arab Lebanese (citing a classic case, where a Palestinian-Arab died because of denial of medical treatment) has been categorized as 'Arab apartheid.'[293]

Mr. Yemini on historic Lebanese-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

In the Gaza Strip the Palestinians only suffered for two decades because of the Egyptian regime. In Lebanon the apartheid continues to this very day. The result is poverty, desolation and high unemployment. Until 1969 there were refugee camps under a harsh military regime in Lebanon. According to Martha Gellhorn's description, most of the refugees lived in a reasonable state. Many even improved their situation compared to the days before the 'Naqba'. But then in 1969 the Cairo Agreement was signed which passed the control of the camps to the refugees themselves. The situation only got worse. Terror factions took control of the camps, which turned them into sites of struggle, mainly violent, between the differing factions.
New research, published in December 2010, presents statistics which make the Gaza Strip look like paradise when compared to Lebanon. Yes, here and there appeared some slight publicity on the subject, but as far as is known, there was no international outcry, and no Turkish or international flotilla.
Unlike in Syria and Jordan, where most of those defined as refugees no longer live in refugee camps, two thirds of the Palestinians in Lebanon live in camps, which are "outposts outside the rule of the state". The most amazing statistic is that despite the fact that around 425,000 are registered with UNWRA as refugees, the research found that only between 260 and 280 thousand Palestinians live in Lebanon. The paradox is that UNWRA gets funding for over 150 thousand people who are not in Lebanon at all. This information alone should have led to a serious investigation by the funding countries (mostly the US and Europe) – but there is no chance that will happen. The question of the Palestinians is laden with so many illusions and lies that another lie makes almost no difference. And so, UNWRA can demand from the international community budgets for 425,000 whilst on its website there appears research showing that this is fiction.
According to the research the refugees suffer from 56% unemployment. It seems that this is the highest figure not only among the Palestinians, but in the entire Arab world. Those who do work are to be found at the bottom of the ladder. Just 6% of those within the work-force have an academic qualification of some kind (compared to 20% in the Lebanese work-force). The result is that 66% of the Palestinians in Lebanon live under the poverty line set at $6 per person per day. That's double the number of Lebanese.
This grim situation is a result of real apartheid. A series of laws in Lebanon limits the right to citizenship, to property and to work within the legal professions, medicine, pharmacy, journalism and more. In August 2010 minimal reform was made to the employment laws but practically, the amendment has not led to any real change. Another rule prevents the entrance of building materials to refugee camps and there are reports of arrests and house demolitions as a result of building in the camps. The partial and limited restrictions which Israel put on the entry of building materials into the Gaza Strip was a result of the firing of rockets at civilian areas. As far as is known, in Lebanon the restriction was not the result of similar firing of rockets at civilian populations. And despite that, again, beyond the dry reports of human rights organisations, from the point of view of 'they are allowed', no serious objections have been recorded, and no "apartheid week" against Lebanon has taken place.[294]

Syria:
Amnesty decried racism in Syria and its unfair trial of Kurdish prisoners of conscience and that "torture of children is totally unacceptable."[295] The Kurds have been exposed to murder, forced assimilation and pure racism by the Syrian government. Indeed all evidence suggests that discrimination is rampant.[296] Writer reminds us (April, 2011) that it is "one of the world's most racist, denying millions of Syrian Kurds full citizenship."[297] Others like the Druze and Jews have also been persecuted by the Syrian Arab regime.[298] Druze decried oppression by Syria.[299][300] There is also Holocaust deniel by the official Syrian regime.[301]

The Fate of the Kurds
The 1.5 million Kurds, who represent about 12% of the total population do not enjoy any of the rights stipulated by the constitution. For over 50 years they have been subjected to an aggressive Arabisation policy, denied the right to speak or be taught in the Kurdish language or to practice Kurdish traditions. Those who are not members of the reigning Ba'ath Party face discrimination, are denied the rights to freedom of speech and association.

As a result of a census in 1962, an estimated 120,000 Kurds were expatriated, thus denying them their citizen's rights. Today around 200,000 stateless Kurds are unable to apply for a passport, register their children to attend school, or to have marriages registered.

Criticism forbidden

Any attempt to criticise the Syrian regime, such as the demonstrations in Damascus on 10 December 2002 and 25 June 2003 is brutally silenced by Syrian security forces. Following these demonstrations many were arrested and some are still in custody today held on vague charges such as "attempting to change the constitution by illegal means" and "spreading false information"

In March 2004 Syrian security forces intervened in a clash between supporters of rival Kurd and Arab football teams in Qamishli, leaving several dead and many injured. In the demonstrations which followed this incident, at least 30 Kurdish civilians were killed, over a 1000 were injured and more than 2500 were arrested. According to the SftP's information, at least five Kurds were tortured to death during imprisonment following the demonstrations. Six Kurds were murdered during their military service.
The Syrian authorities have consistently refused to disclose information on the number or identity of people in detention and have denied human rights organisations access to the country. Of those prisoners who have already been released, many report being tortured while in Syrian custody.
[302]

American Kurds called out: "Dismantle the Syrian Apartheid Let the Kurds Enjoy their Rights."[303] Other Kurds remind us: "that Apartheid didn¹t just melt away on its own."[304]

Kurdish activists explain:

Syria is occupying a part of Kurdistan in which one million Kurds are living who are subject to the most appalling racist apartheid policies of oppression and assimilation. 150,000 of them are even deprived of having passports, being considered as 'foreigners' with no right, legally, to enter into employment or marriage. Syria does not allow the Kurds or to call their children Kurdish names.
Syria does not allow the Kurds to use their language for education and promote their art and culture, or to have their own legal political organisations. That is despite the fact that the Kurds are Muslims! But being Muslim for Arab racist regimes that use Islam as an Arabising racist ideology, is equivalent to being an Arab - full stop. [305]

In 2009 there was a series of killing of Kurds in Syria.[306] In 2010, 'Kurds in Iran and Syria continue to face oppression: Annual Report.' Syria's estimated 1.7 million Kurds continue to suffer from discrimination, and oppression.[307] Amnesty expressed fears for Kurdish minority activist detained, and that Kurds in Syria suffer discrimination because of their ethnicity; many of them are denied Syrian nationality and therefore do not get equal rights.[308] From a report that year: the "UK Government is concerned for Kurds in Syria," Syria's estimated 1.7 million Kurds continue to suffer from discrimination, lack of political representation, and tight restrictions... [309]

Mr. Yemini on historic Syrian-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

In the year 1919 in Jerusalem the first conference of associations was held, the first Arab Palestinian conference. At the conference it was decided that Palestine, which had just come under British conquest, was southern Syria – an integral part of Greater Syria. During the years of the Mandate the immigration from Syria to the British Mandate area increased. For instance, the Al-Horani family, which arrived from the Horan area in Syria, and others. The idea of 'Greater Syria', including mandatory Palestine, was expressed in the growing involvement of the Syrians in both the great Arab revolt and the gangs which arrived from Syria during the war of independence. The refugees, therefore, were not strangers politically, religiously or ethnically. The opposite. Their fate should not been different to that of any other ethnic group which were expelled to a place where they made up the ethnic and cultural majority.
Between 70 and 90 thousand refugees arrived in Syria, the majority from Tzfat, Haifa, Tiberias and Acco. In 1954 they were awarded partial rights, which did not include political rights. Until 1968 they were forbidden to hold property. Syrian law allows any Arab to obtain Syrian citizenship as long as his permanent residence is in Syria and he is capable of supporting himself economically. But the Palestinians are the only ones excluded from the terms this law. Even if they are permanent residents and affluent, the law prevents them from receiving citizenship.
Only thirty percent of those still considered for some reason 'Palestinian refugees in Syria' live in refugee camps. In fact, they should have been considered as Syrians from all points of view a long time ago. They were part of the Arab national identity, they are linked by family connections, they should have been integrated into economic life. Yet despite this, as a result of political brain-washing, they remain in Syria as a foreign body, dreaming endlessly of 'the right of return', and beaten by their inferior situation. Most of them are at the bottom of the career ladder, in service industries (41%) and construction (27%). But there is nothing like the field of education to clarify their situation. 23% do not even get to elementary school and 3% only get academic education.[310]

The Syrian system where its (Alawite) minority rule (oppressively) over a majority has been compared to an apartheid system.[311]

Jordan
Jordan has an 'apartheid'[312] law against all Jews. No Jew is allowed to reside in Jordan.[313] Even those who lived there for generations. [314] It also prohibits selling land to Jews.[315] The Jordanian racist law states: "Any man will be a Jordanian subject if he is not Jewish."[316] In "moderate" Jordan most viewed Jews unfavorably in a 2009 poll.[317]
The Gypsies suffer great humiliation and Arab racism. They're forced to hide their true identity if they're to be treated equally.[318] nti 'Jordan's gypsies' racism prevails even at official levels, with the subject of the Bani Murra's very existence considered a taboo."[319]
"Jordan's Christian minority is subject to a system of religious discrimination imposed by Islamic courts that oppress this small and shrinking religious minority."[320]

Mr. Yemini on historic Jordanian-Arab apartheid against Arab-Palestinians:

Exactly as the identity and the unity between the Arabs of Jaffa and the south of Israel and the Arabs of Egypt were one, a similar identity existed between the Arabs of the West Bank and the Arabs of Jordan. So, for instance, the Bedouin of the Majalis (or Majilis) tribe from the Al Karak area are originally from Hebron. In the days of the Ottoman Empire the eastern bank of the Jordan was part of the province of Damascus, just like other parts of what later became the protectorate of the British Mandate. The area today called Jordan was supposed to be part of the Jewish National Home, according to the Balfour Declaration.
The initial plight of the refugees on both sides of the Jordan was enormous. In the Schem area, for example, witness statements said that "Iraqi soldiers take the children of the rich and others for indecent deeds and return the children to their families the next day, the residents are frequently arrested". Yes, Arab solidarity. Jordan, so it would seem, related differently to the refugees. According to a Jordanian law from the year 1954, every refugee who was in Jordan between 1948 and 1954 had the right to citizenship. Except that this was no more than an external façade. The following is a description of the reality under Jordanian rule in the West Bank:
"We have not forgotten and will never forget the nature of the regime which denigrated our honour and trod on our human feelings. A regime which was built on inquisition and the boots of the people of the desert. We lived for a long time under the humiliation of Arab nationalism, and it hurts us to say that we needed to wait for the Israeli occupation in order to become aware of humanitarian treatment of citizens."
As these words may sound like a public relations booklet from the occupation regime, it is necessary to point out that they were published, in the name of visitors from the West Bank, in an interview in the Lebanese newspaper 'Al Huadat' on 23.4.71.
As in all the other Arab nations, Jordan did nothing to dismantle the refugee camps. Whilst Israel was receiving hundreds of thousands of refugees, from Europe and from the Arab states, into similar camps (Ma'abarot), but went through a tortuous period of rehabilitation, building of new settlements and the dismantling of the camps, Jordan behaved in the opposite manner, and prevented all rehabilitation. In those same two decades not one institution of higher education was built in the West Bank. Higher Education there began in the seventies as a result of the Israeli rule.
The citizenship which had been given to the refugees was mostly for appearances' sake. Even though the Palestinians make up more than 50% of Jordan's population, they are eligible for only 18 seats, out of 110, in the Jordanian Parliament, and only 9 senators, out of 55, which are appointed by the king. It must be remembered that in only one month, September 1970, in one clash, Jordan killed more Palestinians than all the Palestinians harmed in 43 years of Israeli rule in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.[321]

Sudan
The roots of the genocide in S. Sudan is in Arab racism[322] against the native Africans. The Arab government in Khartoum has been using the janjaweed militias, described as racist supremacist, an "Arab version of the KKK,"[323] who attack with racial epithets, says US government.[324] The Washington Post wrote about "Arab Genocide, Arab Silence."[325] In "War of visions: conflict of identities in the Sudan" Author F. M. Deng writes on the powerful Arab minority that has dominated the African nation:

Sudan has much in common with South Africa under apartheid, although discrimination expressed itself in strikingly different ways.
In South Africa, apartheid excluded non-Whites. In the Sudan, Arabism both excludes, in the sense that it discriminates against those who are not Arabized or Islamized, and includes, in the sense that it fosters assimilation, which condescendingly implies rejection of or disregard for the non-Arab and non- Muslim elements.
Even when successfully accomplished, assimilation elevates one to the status of an adopted or honorary Arab, still lacking full equality with pure or full- fledged Arabs, who often claim to trace their lineage back to the Arabian peninsula and in some cases to the early followers of Muhammad.[ http://books.google.com/books?id=_g2TSlsi_G4C&pg=PA15]

The Arabs have been Injecting an ideological and racist definition as to who is "Arab" and who are zuruq, black.[326] As an author on "The horrible, horrible situation in the Sudan region of Darfur" concludes: For years I questioned the motive and intentions of the Sudanese regime and I concluded that it was a racist war. Today, I have been proven right.[327] Activists argue that it is "a matter of survival that the African and non-Muslim people of Southern Sudan must use all the means available to fight against the racist policy of orouba (Arabism or Arab apartheid) and Islamic sectarianism."[328]

Tanzania

There's wide racial discrimination in Tanzania, especially, Apartheid style of discrimination towards locals has been reported in various tourist hotels, mostly those owned by foreign investors inside wildlife parks.[329]

North Africa

The Berbers are the original indigenous of N. Africa. Conquere by the later arrived Arabs.[330] They suffer great discrimination.[331] "Berbers denounced apartheid" against them in Morocco.[332] and in wider North Africa.[333]

An African writes about Arab racism:

Though the population of most North African countries is mixed, it's no secret that in these countries there is a gradation of human valuation that corresponds directly to skin color, with the most privileged status being accorded those perceived rightly or wrongly as being of "pure" Arab stock while those with the darkest skin and curliest hair are located on the lowest rung of the social hierarchy. Arab racism is deeply embedded in the history of North Africa itself and in the Arabic language. The Arab conquest of North Africa and the subsequent conversion and marginalization of the original Berbers and Moors of North Africa and parts of the Sahel were undergirded by a racist ethos. Till this day, the descendants of the dark-skinned Moors, the Berbers, and other non-Arab peoples are confined to the fringes of North African and North-west African society--in Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Mauritania, etc.[334]

ISLAMIC APARTHEID

Attention has been brought to Islamic Apartheid against non-Muslims, suffering wide systematic discrimination and subjugation to an inferior status.[335][336][337]
In Arab-Islamic Africa, is noted for example the racial, and Islamic apartheid in Sudan.[338] Especially in the Middle East, the Islamic system operates a system of racial and religious apartheid,[339]
The most primitive apartheid against non-Muslims is still openly practiced in some Arab countries.[340]
A critic points out to the fact that Middle Easterners including the Palestinian "Muslim Apartheid Targets Christians as well as Jews."[341]
Saudi Arabia's Apartheid is one of the most noted, with its anti non-Muslim policies,[342][343][344] and practicing gender apartheid.[345]
The Arab-Palestinian Authority has long been discriminating against Christians, their human rights abused,[346] including land theft.[347] Especially since the time the PA has assumed control over Christian areas in the West Bank, the basic human rights of Christians in these areas have been made increasingly vulnerable.[348] Some call Christians "Endangered Species" in the West Bank and Gaza, following reports on the "human rights of Christians in Palestinian society."[349]
There's wide gender apartheid in Arab-Palestine,[350] women are under constant violent attacks, linked to discriminatory laws and traditional practices.[351]
The Palestinian Authority treatment of Christians has been categorized as apartheid.[352]
In the Islamic Republic of Iran, religious minorities: Christians,[353][354] Jewish, and Zoroastrian, in reality of life, are described by a Christian human-rights group as nothing short of "religious apartheid." This apartheid manifests itself in blatant inequities.[355] It has a record of suppressing human rights and persecution of religious minorities.[356] The Bahai have also been subject to religious persecution.[357][358] It's armed wing in Lebanon, the Hezbollah used Christians as human shields.[359]

Asian Islamic Apartheid: Entails religious discrimination and racist policies, actions.
Indonesia has a long bloody history of persecution of Christians, and ethnic cleansing the Chinese.[360] Its apartheid and horrific ethnic cleansing [punishable by death] of the West Papuans were revealed. [361] Activists for minorities' human rights speak out on the plight of Chinese today. The SBKRI (Surat Bukti Kewarganegaraan Republik Indonesia) or the Proof of Indonesian Citizenship is a form of apartheid ( segregation) or state racial discrimination.[362]

Malaysia is described as among 'deeply divided societies,' for its sharp racial/ethnic preference. [363][364] One of Indonesia's leading economists put it 50 years of ethnic apartheid.[365]

Pakistan has been described: the land of religious apartheid and jackboot justice in a report to the UN committee against racial discrimination, by "Asian Centre for Human Rights" Noted is: "The practice and patterns of discrimination against "non-Muslims," as Pakistan is all about appeasing the majority Muslims at the costs of the religious minorities. The religious minorities like the Ahmadis, Christians and Hindus. [366]

Regarding Islamic Gender Apartheid, in the words of a writer: Islam has been the largest practitioner of both religious and gender "apartheid" known to humankind.[367] Across the Arab world, Arab women are victims of Islamic gender apartheid.[368][369] Among those that stand out are: Iran,[370] and Saudi Arabia, the tyrannical kingdom practices gender apartheid to an extreme, in contrast with Israel which is so well equal and mixed.[371]

PALESTINE ARAB APARTHEID

Exposing the 'real Apartheid,' a writer wrote in: "The Real Apartheid State"

The "Palestine" envisaged by the UN is an apartheid state in the making. Israel Apartheid Week is the time to publicize that fact.
During Israel Apartheid Week, orchestrated on campuses around the globe, the time has come to go on the attack, and to put the shoe on the other foot.
In 1948, Apartheid laws institutionalized racial discrimination in South Africa & denied human rights to 25 million The time has come to go on the attack, and to put the shoe on the other foot. Black citizens of South Africa.
In 1948, the Arab League of Nations applied the Apartheid model to Palestine, and declared that Jews must be denied rights as citizens of Israel, while declaring a total state of war to eradicate the new Jewish entity, a war that continues today.
In 1948, at the directive of the Arab League of Nations, Jordan devastated the vestiges of Jewish life from Judea and Samaria, and burned all schules in the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem.
In 1948, member states of the Arab League of Nations began to strip the human rights of Jews and to expel entire Jewish communities who had resided in their midst for centuries
In the mid 1960's, The Arab League of Nations spawned the PLO to organize local residents to continue the war to deny Jewish rights the right to live as free citizens in the land of Israel - well before Israel took over Judea, Samaria, and the Old City of Jerusalem in the defensive war waged by Israel in 1967.
And since its inception in 1994, the newly constituted Palestinian Authority, created by the PLO, has prepared the rudiments of a Palestinian State, modeled on the rules of Apartheid and institutionalized discrimination:
1. The right of Palestinian Arab refugees and their descendents to return to Arab villages lost in 1948 will be protected by the new Palestinian state.
2. While 20% of Israel's citizens are Arabs, not one Jew will be allowed to live in a Palestinian State
3. Anyone who sells land to a Jew will be liable to the death penalty in the Palestinian State
4. Those who murder Jews are honored on all official Palestinian media outlets.
5. Palestinian Authority maps prepared for the Palestinian State depict all of Palestine under Palestinian rule
6. PA maps of Jerusalem for the Palestinian State once again delete the Jewish Quarter of Jerusalem
7. Recent PA documents claim all of Jerusalem for the future Palestinian State.
8. The right of Jewish access to Jewish holy places is to be denied in the new Palestinian State.
9. The Draft Palestinian State Constitution denies juridical status to any religion except for Islam.
10. No system which protects human rights or civil liberties will exist in a Palestinian State
If that is not a formula for a totalitarian apartheid state of Palestine, then what is? [372] [373]

The AJC asks:

which state-Israel or the proposed Palestinian state-more resembles the bone- chilling bigotry of apartheid? While (as Israeli human rights organizations have documented and the Israeli Supreme Court has addressed) there are indeed instances of discrimination against Arabs in Israeli society, Arabs are citizens of Israel with the right to vote and participate in its democracy, and are even elected to the Knesset (Israel's parliament). Israel is one of the few countries in the world where Arabs are allowed to vote, and one of the fewer still where Arab women have this right. Where is the Palestinian willingness to extend similar political rights and protections to Jews who live in settlements that will one day be part of a Palestinian state in the West Bank and Gaza (in areas such as Hebron and Shechem [Nablus] where Jews have lived throughout history until they were forced out-many in 1948-only to return after 1967)?[374]

In 2004, as Arab Palestinians pushed the international community to force Israel to evacuate Jews, a writer asked "Creating a Palestinian Apartheid State?" clarifying: "Why does the Palestinian "Peace Plan" call for the expulsion of so many Jews from their homes?"[375]

Under title "Judenrein palestine," another wrote:

The Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, are a litmus test of Arab intentions. Why can't Jews live in their historic homeland if there really is peace? After all, there are 1.2 million Arabs living as citizens of Israel in the one Jewish country in the world, while there are only a handful of Jews living in any of the 22 Arab countries. In fact, in Jordan and Saudi Arabia, not only is it illegal for Jews to be citizens, they are not even allowed to live there. Therefore, instead of Israel being the "apartheid state" in the region, it is the Arab world that is not only apartheid, but also racist and religiously exclusive.[376]

In an author's words: "Anyone who asserts that it is illegal for a Jew to live in Judea and Samaria just because he is a Jew, is no better than an advocate of apartheid." (referring to such policies like the Jordanians', Arab-Palestinians', etc.)[377]

The Palestinian Authority's prohibition to sell land to non-Muslims[378] created an uproar, and charging of Apartheid practiced by Arab Palestinian leadership/regime[379][380][381][382] came about with surfacing -again- of Arab-Palestinian "Death penalty for those who sell land to Jews."[383] It was branded racist and resembling real apartheid.[384]

In 1996, the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mufti, Ikremah Sabri, issued a fatwa (religious decree), banning the sale of Arab and Muslim property to Jews. Anyone who violated the order was to be killed. Since then, there have been multiple murders and torture the Mufti also forbade Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery.[385][386] Palestinian Authority's mufti in Jerusalem, Ikremah Sabri, has barred all Muslims accused of selling land to Jews from being buried in a Muslim cemetery.[387] In 2004, Palestinian who allegedly sold land to Jews killed, as PA Mufti of Jerusalem issued a 'fatwa' (religious decree) several years earlier prohibiting Palestinians from selling land to Jews.[388] In 2006 there was a publicized case where a Fatah gunman murdered a Jericho man over home sale.[389] In 2009, Palestinian Authority military court sentenced a Hevron Arab to death by hanging for the "crime" of selling land to Jews in Judea and Samaria.[390] In 2010, PA affirmed death penalty for land sales to Jews.[391]

At the horrindes demand by Arab-Palestinian leaders to drive out all Jews from land it sees as part of a future state, Ynet decried "PA's fallacious premises": If Israel – which permits its Arab citizens (citizens!) to elect representatives to the Knesset and provides them with full health care and other rights – is "racist" for insisting that the nation must be recognized as having a Jewish character, what, precisely does this make the PA – which seeks to totally drive out every Jew from the land it envisions to be part of a future state? How long will this intolerable inequity of demands fail to be noted by those who are promoting that "two-state solution"?[392] Another writer decried: "Beware Palestinian apartheid," as the Arab-Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas seeks to adopt racist policy based on ethnic cleansing of Jews.[393]

A writer laments (2011) that: "the price of creating a Muslim Palestinian state is the expulsion — the ethnic cleansing — of all Jews from its proposed territory. In other words, it is even worse for the Jews as a new Arab state called Palestine will be judenrein — the forcible removal of Jewish villages and their inhabitants. And this unthinkable outrage of ethnic cleansing, racism and Arab apartheid will be sanctioned by President Obama and the immoral United Nations under cover of the misnamed peace process."[394]

CONFLICT = INTOLERANCE!

Authors, historians explain the motive and true cause of the Arab-Israel conflict as pure intolerance (of the "other"),[395] [396][397][398][399][400][401][402][403][404][405][406] Arab racism and Islamic bigotry, dating the Judeophobia to the founder of the conflict[407] the Mufti Haj amin al-Husseini, known for his open vile sermons, calling [already in the 1920s] to "Kill the Jews wherever they are." And later on A. Hitler's ally (despite the Nazi leader's utter contempt for the Arab race as "monkeys"[408]). [Responsible for having a hand in founding Arab Nazi parties. [409]] That Muslim Judeophobia is not—as is commonly claimed—a reaction to the Mideast conflict but one of its main "root causes." It has been fueling Arab rejection of a Jewish state long before Israel's creation.[410] As a journalist has put it: "Arab racism must go," and that "There will be no peace around here before Arabs view Jews as human beings." [411]

ARAB ISLAMIC HYPOCRISY

On the sheer hypocrisy, the FLAME organization, under "Apartheid in the Arab Middle East" asks: How can the U.N. turn a blind eye to hateful, state-sponsored discrimination against people because of their race, ethnicity, religion and gender?

While apartheid—the legally-sanctioned practice of segregation, denial of civil rights and persecution because of race, ethnicity, religion or gender—has been eliminated in South Africa, where the term originated, it continues to be practiced in many parts of the world, particularly in the Arab Middle East and Iran. Why does the United Nations Human Rights Council continue to attack free, democratic Israel, yet refuse to condemn these true crimes against humanity.[412]

CLARITY THROUGH POLITICAL CLOUDS, WORRIED ISRAELIS VS RACIST ARABS

There's a great need to dispel clouds of politically charged rhetoric that often causes confusion.

A writer explains how "Israelis aren't 'racist' - they're worried."[413] Yet, Prof. Plaut under title: "The True Face Of Israeli Racism" exposes the Arab racism and anti-Jewish Arab apartheid, so often ignored. Highlighting the sheer contrast bewteen Israeli Jews' acceptance of Arabs VS harsh treatment by Israeli Arabs towards Jews, citing an example of an Arab town "Ibillin" near Haifa:

The Arabs there do not like the idea of their town being polluted by the presence of a Jew. I mean, one Jew and there goes the neighborhood. Arabs who sell property to Jews have similarly been threatened and attacked. And of course the moderates from the Palestinian Authority routinely torture and execute Arabs who sell to Jews.
...the reality is that, by and large, Israeli Arabs can live in just about any Jewish area in the country, while Jews cannot move into any Arab town, village or neighborhood. Jews cannot move into the Arab areas because they will be murdered if they move there. Every Israeli understands these unwritten "rules of the game."
In fact, Jews often risk their lives just passing through Arab areas, as a group of four Jewish Hebrew University students discovered during a recent weekend when they were almost lynched after making a wrong turn into an Arab neighborhood next to the campus.
Arabs from (Arab) Nazareth routinely buy housing in (Jewish) Upper Nazareth, but Jews from Upper Nazareth never purchase property in (Arab) Nazareth, knowing they'd be killed if they did. During the pogroms by Galilee Arabs in the summer of 2000, Arabs invaded Upper Nazareth and attacked Jews there. The Jews of Upper Nazareth did not attack Arabs in Nazareth. So who are the racists there?
More generally, the new party line of the radical Left is that, yes, Arabs must be permitted to live anywhere they want among Israeli Jews, but no, Jews must be prevented from ever moving into areas the Left regards as "Arab" - i.e., places where Jews do not belong. Hebrew University's tenured leftists and their jihadi fellow travelers have been leading the marches in Jerusalem to prevent Jews from moving into neighborhoods inside Jerusalem regarded by the Left as areas where Jews are regarded as "intruders."
Many parts of the Galilee today have Arab majorities. The Jews in Carmiel and Safed, to name but two towns, feel they are under demographic siege. Much of the local opposition to Arabs moving into those towns is based on the fact that violence and hostilities have broken out whenever significant numbers of Arabs moved to neighborhoods there. After all, we are in the middle of a war and the local Arabs, by and large, openly identify with the country's enemies.
The anti-Israel Left sees "racism" in calls to restrict Arabs moving into the Jewish towns of the Galilee, but has never expressed an iota of criticism about the violent threats that prevent Jews from moving into Arab areas. Those folks have had nothing to say about the plight of young Halevi. That's not racism, you see.
The Left also is completely silent about the violent attacks by Arabs against right-wing Jewish protesters who hold marches in some Arab towns, like Umm al-Fahm, the seat of the Israeli Arab pro-jihad Islamofascist movement (a movement that openly identifies with the Hamas). After all, those Jewish marchers are violating the anti-Jewish sensitivities of the local Arabs...
It is true that threats against Jews, which effectively prevent Jews from living in Arab areas in the Galilee and Negev and elsewhere, are not formal and officially proclaimed. Nevertheless, everyone in the country understands the threats of violence that operate against Jews seeking to live in Arab areas.
Again, the leftist knee-jerk response to Jewish "invasions" of areas where "Jews do not belong" has been to demand that the Jews be evicted. Arabs routinely move into many Jewish neighborhoods in Jerusalem, Tel Aviv and Haifa and there have been virtually no incidents of violence against them. Meanwhile the Left keeps insisting that any peace deal with the Palestinian Authority must involve the complete eviction of all Jews living in the West Bank. Arabs will be free to live in Israel after any such "peace deal," but Jews must be prohibited from living in what could become "Palestinian areas."

Thus, the Prof. asks: "So who are the real racists? Where is the real apartheid?"[414]

S. J. Frantzman in an article: "Racism: The reality whose name we do not speak," laments how Arab racism against Jews inside Israel is ignored or simply defined by a "politically correctness of a: "resistance," "authentic," "spontaneous," "hooliganism" or "nationalism.", citing his own testimony of Arabs' attacks on innocent Jews passing by.

I was witness to the "hooliganism." Walking to a bus stop across from the Hebrew University, I saw four Arab youths walking in the middle of the street. Every time a car driven by Jews passed, they would jump in front of it, make menacing gestures, laugh and then let it pass. The same day a 57-year-old Jew was stabbed in the Old City by two 20-year-old Arabs who, according to police, went there to stab a Jew.
In mid-October in the village of Deir al-Assad in the Galilee, a Jewish woman on leave from the IDF drove into the neighborhood with her Jewish friends looking for a bakery. She was immediately sexually harassed – what the police described as "teased" – by young Arab men. While attempting to leave, a stone was thrown through the car window, fracturing her skull. The police subsequently arrested an Arab man "on suspicion that the [he] was driving the car at the time of the incident and was involved in the assault."
The police concluded that "there is no evidence indicating the assault was motivated by anything other than hooliganism." The mayor of the village condemned the attack "and underscored the good relations between" its residents and the Jews in nearby Karmiel.
Of course it's not the only story in the news regarding hooliganism and racism. On October 8 Arab children gathered in Silwan for what had become a daily event. Lookouts were posted to watch for cars driven by Jews. When they arrived, the children threw stones at them. On that day, for some reason, a number of cameramen were invited to watch the ritual and good footage resulted. An accident resulted in which a Jewish driver, David Be'eri, struck two of the children.
Of course this rock throwing takes place against a backdrop of tensions in east Jerusalem between Jews wishing to live there and Arabs who see their neighborhoods as being invaded by settlers. The "hooliganism" is a daily occurrence, whether it's in the Negev or Route 65 that runs through Umm el-Fahm.
In Jerusalem the Jewish victim of the stoning is called a "settler."
But what is more interesting is a third term that crops up from time to time: "nationalist motives." In 2007 French-Jewish immigrant Julian Soufir "decided to murder an Arab."
He lured taxi driver Taysir Karaki to his apartment in Tel Aviv, slit his throat and left his body in the apartment.
The head of the Yarkon District police investigation unit "suspected that there was a nationalistic motive behind the murder."
MK Ahmed Tibi noted that an "atmosphere of incitement, hatred of Arabs and escalating racism in the country are fertile soil for this crime."
On August 15, 2009, six Arab men from Jaljulya and their Jewish girlfriends, one of whom was a soldier and another a minor from Petah Tikva, went to Tel Baruch beach, north of Tel Aviv. Arik Karp, his wife and daughter were out for a stroll. One of the Arabs harassed them, "baiting them by asking the father to fix him up with one of the women."
Then two others came and assaulted the Jewish women, who managed to escape. The Arabs then beat Arik Karp, whose dead body was found later on the beach, purchased more alcohol and went to a forest where they lit a fire and danced through the night. The case against them is ongoing more than a year later.
There was no outcry about racism in the Karp murder.
Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu condemned what he called "domestic terrorism."
In the end it is all semantics. There are no "nationalist" motives. There is no "hooliganism."
There is only racism.
The one deciding factor in each case was race.
Had Arik Karp been Khalid Musa or Taysir Karaki been Ben Cohen they would be alive today, and had David Be'eri or the Jews from Karmiel been Arabs entering an Arab neighborhood no one would have harassed them. In many communities here the evils of the American Old South are alive and well, and the police seem to distort the nature of the crimes in the name of "quiet."
Tibi is right, there is escalating murderous racism, and a lot of it is in his own community.
Until we address the truth rather than covering it over with semantics and "coexistence" initiatives, the racism will only grow. Those who put themselves in charge of talking about racism rarely witness its manifestations, and those who know it firsthand will never accept the pie-in-the-sky slogans about ending it.
Is there one positive note to this whole story? When the Arab youths on Mount Scopus were harassing Jewish drivers, they were approached by a woman who shouted at them that they should be ashamed: "You are the reason people say terrible things about Arabs!" The woman was Arab. [415]

REALITY VS "APARTHEID" SLUR / LIE / PROPAGANDA

Israel's open and democratic character, and its scrupulous protection of the religious and political rights of Christians and Muslims, rebut the charge of exclusivity. Moreover, anyone — Jew or non-Jew, Israeli, American, or Saudi, black, white, yellow or purple — can be a Zionist. Israel's population entails all colors, races equal under the law.[416]

Yoram Ettinger asks about the slanderous claim of so-called "apartheid" in Israel: "Did you know that Arabs prefer Israeli ID?"

Three sisters of Hamas leader, Ismail Haniyeh, married Israeli Arabs and live in Israel's Negev city of Tel Sheva. Two are widows and the son of the third serves in the IDF...
J Sheikh Akrameh Sabri, Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, who delivers anti-Semitic and pro-terrorist sermons, retains his Israeli ID card. Here are a few more: Hanan Ashrawi of the PLO, Muhammad Abu-Tir of Hamas and Jibril Rajoub's wife...
150,000 non-Israeli Arabs, mostly from Judea and Samaria, married Israeli Arabs and received Israeli ID cards between 1993 and 2003.
Israeli Arabs vehemently oppose any settlement which would exchange land between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. This would transform them into Palestinian subjects, denying them Israeli citizenship.
According to an opinion poll conducted by The Palestinian Center for Public Opinion headed by Nabil Kukali of Beit Sakhur, a sizeable number of Jerusalem Arabs prefer to remain under Israel's sovereignty.
Since 1967, Jerusalem Arabs within Israel's municipal lines have been permanent Israeli residents and are Israeli ID card holders. They freely work and travel throughout Israel and benefit from Israeli's health care system, retirement plans, social security, unemployment, disability and child allowances. They can vote in Jerusalem's municipal elections. According to the January 2011 poll, which was conducted by Palestinians in Arab neighborhoods far from any Jewish presence, 40% of Jerusalem Arabs would relocate to an area inside Israel if their current neighborhood were to be transferred to the Palestinian Authority. Only 27% would prefer to remain in the neighborhood under Palestinian Authority.[417]

After simply [naturally] laughing the "apartheid" slur off, Danielle Kubes responded to the slanderous propaganda in order to clarify the facts to others:

The hypocrisy of Israel Apartheid Week
I laughed the first time I heard Israel called an apartheid state. The statement is so hyperbolic and absurd that it should not even require refutation. But since many students fail to grasp the full complexity of Middle Eastern issues and never bother to check the facts, I'm writing to clarify that Israel is not an apartheid state and saying it is only hinders constructive dialogue; people shut down when they hear emotive words bearing negative connotations. So calling Israel an apartheid state merely attracts attention and masks the real issues plaguing the Israel-Palestine conflict.

First off, most people don't realize that Israel is extremely multicultural. Downtown Tel-Aviv you'll find Black Christian Sudanese drinking coffee alongside Thai women shouting Hebrew, beside religious Jewish men wearing tall black hats who dart their eyes to the ground as scantily-clad young Israeli women saunter by with their Ethiopian boyfriends to buy soda from Arab-Israeli vendors. To assume Israel has a single ethnic identity, or that its goal is such, is a joke. True, Israel was founded primarily as a Jewish state — but not to the exclusion of others. The purpose was to ensure that Jews always have a safe place to go whenever they face persecution, certainly not because Israel seeks an entirely Jewish population run according to Biblical laws. Israel could not create a single identity even if it tried because Jews are too diverse in race, observance and opinion.

Moreover, every citizen of Israel's democracy has exactly the same rights. Arab Israelis — who make up roughly one fifth of the country's six million people — vote, worship whomever they want, volunteer for the army and even make up roughly one-tenth of parliament. Sure, prejudice and discrimination exists in Israel. And in Canada. And in every country in the world. To be an apartheid state, the discrimination must be sanctioned and enforced by the government on the basis of race. Israel's government often condemns prejudiced individuals and constantly denounces extremists. It cannot be held responsible for the actions of racist individuals.

But what about the checkpoints, fences and separate roads the government placed in the West Bank? Are they proof the government is inherently racist against Palestinians? Or did Israel create them to protect its citizens from a very real terrorism threat funded and encouraged by Iran and Syria? Security, not racism, is the motivation behind Israel's policies in the West Bank.

Separate roads for Israelis and Palestinians exist because tensions are so intense that an Israeli found on Palestinian property is likely to be assaulted or killed, and vice versa.

Racism didn't fuel the recent offensive in Gaza either; Israel's government was taking military action against the nearly 3,500 rockets it says have been launched against Israel from the Gaza Strip since Israeli forces withdrew from the region in August 2005. Feel free to criticize Israel's defence policies, but don't be fooled into thinking the core of the conflict is institutional racism. Not only is there little evidence for that, but it also oversimplifies the conflict thereby drawing attention away from the real issues at hand such as water rights, demographic issues and extremism.

And what about the actions of Israel's neighbours? Why didn't people protest when Lebanon's army killed hundreds of Palestinians in 2007 while fighting militants in a refugee camp? And why don't people cry out when Syrian homosexuals have to flee into Israel to escape death? Perhaps Canadians don't care when Arabs kill other Arabs. We must take care not to apply a different standard to Israel, which possibly has the best human rights record in the region. [418]

In April 2011, in a brave act, black student leaders slammed 'apartheid' characterization.

Letter says "decency, justice and hope compel us to demand immediate cessation to deliberate misappropriation of words."
...African-American student leaders from a variety of historically black colleges and universities took out full page ads in numerous American college newspapers Thursday, displaying an "Open Letter to Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)," to convey that they were offended by SJP's use of the term "apartheid" at recent Israel Apartheid Week events at campuses across the country...
"The Students for Justice in Palestine's labeling of Israel, an extremely diverse and vibrant country, as an apartheid state is not only false, but offensive," Vanguard President Michael Hayes told The Jerusalem Post. "Additionally, this rhetoric does absolutely nothing to help Israel-Palestine negotiations or relations. We feel this type of action serves to hinder the peace process domestically and abroad, and have made it our priority to take a stand to shift the tide of understanding."

The Letter also reads:

"Your organization's campaign against Israel is spreading misinformation about its policies, fostering bias in the media and jeopardizing prospects for a timely resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Such irresponsibility is a blemish on your efforts."
The letter continues to state that "[p]laying the 'apartheid card' is a calculated attempt to conjure up images associated with the racist South African regimes of the 20th century," and calls the strategy "as transparent as it is base."
"Beyond that, it is highly objectionable to those who know the truth about the Israelis' record on human rights and how it so clearly contrasts with South Africa's," the letter reads, noting that under apartheid, black South Africans had no rights in a country in which they were the majority of the population.
Saying that the analogy manipulates rather than informs, the letter requests SJP to "immediately stop referring to Israel as an apartheid society and to acknowledge that the Arab minority in Israel enjoys full citizenship with voting rights and representation in the government."
"Decency, justice, and the hope of peace and reconciliation in the Middle East compel us to demand an immediate cessation to the deliberate misappropriation of words and of the flagrant mischaracterizations of Israel," the letter concludes. "Your compliance with this request will be viewed as a responsible and appropriate first step toward raising the level of discourse."[419]

Jerusalem Watchman under "There's no apartheid here," listed a long detailed "prohibitions" and "limitations" in the "what if" scenario, if the 'apartheid propaganda' were to have had any shred of truth.
And starts off with vital clarifications:

The charge is that Israel's treatment of the Palestinian Arabs is similar to White South Africa's treatment of South African black citizens (which included full-blood "Africans," mixed-race "coloreds" and the descendants of immigrant Asian laborers).
The whole argument collapses right there, because the Palestinian Arabs have never been Israeli citizens. Nor did/do they have any national history as "Palestinians" – neither in Israel nor anywhere else. They are Arabs – their country of origin is Arabia.

(There's extensive information on early massive Arab immigration -contributing to the bulk of Arab-Palestinian population today- that unlike Jewish immigration, it has not been subject to limitaion by the British, nor control.[420][421][422][423][424])

For starters, then, it is fallacious to compare Israel's relationship with the Palestinian Arabs in any area to the apartheid governments' relationships with their black South African citizens.
Let us then turn to the Israel's Arab citizens. Most are also Palestinian Arabs, but unlike the majority of their people – who remain stateless – they were willing to take citizenship and be integrated into the country of Israel.
Israeli Arabs comprise a little over 1.5 million of Israel's 7.7 million citizens – approximately 20 percent of the population. They are, therefore, a minority.
They live in 15 towns and cities, mostly in and around the Galilee. They have full voting rights. Five Arab political parties are represented in the Knesset; there are 14 Arab members of Knesset, one has attained to a ministerial portfolio, one is a former and another is a current deputy Knesset Speaker.
Israeli Arabs enjoy complete freedom in their country. They can live, study, work and travel where they please. They have national health coverage and enjoy the same benefits as their fellow, Jewish, citizens.
What they do not have to do, is serve in the IDF (although some Druze and some Bedouin choose to do so and have served with distinction; even laying down their lives.)
The majority of Israel's Arabs identify their nationality as "Palestinian." Many, including some of the parliamentarians, openly support the PLO goal to destroy Jewish Israel and replace it with a Muslim Palestine.
Looking through a list of the above-mentioned "Apartheid Laws," we see how it could be for Israel's Arabs were the Jewish state an apartheid state:
- Arabs would be required to be classified and registered in accordance with a racial classification (Population Registration Act).
- Arabs would be forced by law to live in Arabs-only residential areas and work in Arabs-only business areas (Group Areas Act).
- Arabs would have their names systematically removed from the voters' roll until they were all deprived of their voting rights (Separate Representation of Voters Act).
- By law, Arabs would be deported from wherever they lived in Israel and forcefully settled in designated Arab-only areas (Bantu Authorities Act).
- Arabs would be evicted and have their homes destroyed if they tried to remain in "Jews-only" areas (Prevention of Illegal Squatters Act).
- Arabs-only areas would be transformed into fully-fledged independent Arab homelands (Promotion of Bantu Self-Government Act).
- A denaturalization law would change the status of the inhabitants of the Arabstans (Arab homelands) stripping them of their Israeli citizenship and all its privileges and benefits (Black Homeland Citizenship Act).
- Most developed urban areas in Israel (all the established and economically-thriving cities and towns) would be deemed "Jewish," and Arabs wanting to be in those areas would have to live in "compounds" and carry permits called "passes" on them at all times (Native Laws Amendment Act).
- The Arab population would be required to carry these pass books with them whenever outside their compounds or designated areas. Any Jew, even a child, could ask an Arab to produce his or her pass. Failure to produce a pass would result in the person being arrested (Pass Laws).
- Once Arabs-only areas are modernized and developed, Arabs would be moved out and the area declared a Jews-only area (Group Areas Development Act).
- Arabs would be deprived of the right to appeal to courts of law by means of an interdict or any legal process (Natives (Prohibition of Interdicts) Act).
- Arabs would be restricted to studying in Arab-only institutions. None of Israel's schools or universities would be allowed to enroll Arab students (Bantu Education Act). The ruling political party in Israel would declare, that it viewed education as a key element in its plan to create a completely segregated society. Emulating the words of South Africa's "father of apartheid Hendrik Verwoerd, an Israeli prime minister would declare: "There is no place for the Arab in the Israeli community above the level of certain forms of labor … What is the use of teaching the Arab child mathematics when it cannot use it in practice? That is quite absurd. Education must train people in accordance with their opportunities in life, according to the sphere in which they live."
- Arabs would be allowed training in skilled labor, but would be restricted as to where they were allowed to work (Bantu Building Workers Act).
- Public places and services like beaches, playing parks, national parks, buses and trains, restaurants and hotels, theaters and cinemas etc would be segregated, with Jews getting the best and most well-equipped places and Arabs banned from entering or using those facilities. (Reservation of Separate Amenities Act).
- Arabs could be labeled "communists" – a criminal offense – for doing anything that promoted disorder and disturbances or encouraged feelings of hostility between Arabs and Jews (Suppression of Communism Act).
- Any Arab suspected of involvement in terrorism—broadly defined as anything that might "endanger the maintenance of law and order"—could be detained for a 60-day period (which could be renewed) without trial and on the authority of a senior Jewish police officer. There would be no requirement to release information on who was being held, making it possible for people so detained to simply "disappear." (Terrorism Act)
- Jews and Arabs would be prohibited by law from intermarriage. – (Prohibition of Mixed Marriages Act).
- It would be illegal for an Arab man to even show romantic interest in a Jewish woman; or for a Jewish boy to indicate an interest in an Arab girl (Immorality Amendment Act).

The writer adds that:

- Also, to qualify as citizens of a state like the South African apartheid state, Israel's Arabs would have to comprise the vast majority of the population, and would be kept under the cruel and exploitative thumb of a minority Jewish population.
South Africa's blacks were mostly Christian and animist. Very, very few were Muslim. Except for a radical fringe group, they never called for the Whites to be driven into the sea. Israel's Arabs are 99 percent Muslim, and their avowed goal is to turn Israel into an Islamic country called Palestine.
They won't succeed, thank the Lord, but if they did, we can be sure there would be no "Truth and Reconciliation Commission" here; just Shari'a show trials and public executions.
I could go on and on about just how miserable daily life would be for Arabs if Israel was run by an apartheid regime. The truth is that these Arabs enjoy an incalculably higher standard of living than any of their fellow Arabs in the states around Israel.
To suggest that Arabs in Israel live lives in any way comparable to the miserable existence endured by black South Africans is to do a terrible injustice both to Israel and to apartheid's victims.
Apartheid week: a fiction enthusiastically embraced by those ignorant of history, and died-in-the-wool Hebraphobes. And concludes:They do not merit attention, just scorn and perhaps pity. Perhaps.[425]

'Discriminations' in perspective

Ben Dror Yemini in "Take A Look in the Mirror" wrote about apartheid in the entire Arab world and about vast discrimination in Europe that surpasses by far any discrimination in Israel.

First, it should be stated that all Arab countries conduct an official apartheid regime. The Kurds in Syria are under a violent military regime. Not that anyone in Syria actually has rights, but the Kurds have much less. The Coptic worshippers in Egypt suffer from incitement, protests, hateful sermons and terror attacks.
In Lebanon, discrimination against Palestinians is official. Apartheid there is just a matter of fact. They are not allowed to open their own businesses, certain professions are forbidden to them according to law, and they can only dream about voting rights. They've been there for sixty years, and under the pretense that they are "refugees," apartheid there is rendered official.
Has anyone ever heard of Apartheid Week against Lebanon or Syria? Don't make them laugh. Regimes of atrocity get an exemption. It is the supporters of these benighted regimes that are the financers and activists in Apartheid Week against Israel. There are truly no limits.
And in Israel, only in Israel, as the demonization campaign is gearing up, an Arab judge heads the panel that convicted the president of the Jewish state. Not that there are no problems in Israel. Not that everything is perfect. Not that the attempt to reconcile between a Jewish and democratic state is free of contradictions. But all these problems pale when compared to what transpires in Arab and Muslim states, and also when compared to what transpires in Europe itself. Yes, Europe.
All comparative research indicates that the condition of the Muslim minority in Europe is worse than that of the Muslim minority in Israel. In Great Britain, for example, three of four children of Pakistani or Bangladeshi descent are below the poverty line. In Belgium, the majority of Turks and Moroccans are below the poverty line. The employment level of Muslim women in all these countries is extremely low.
...But there is no country clean of discrimination, just as there is no perfect democracy.
Apartheid essentially means a different law for different groups. This is the precise story of the free world, of the media, academia and "human rights" organizations such as the Human Rights Council. In Israel there is indeed an infringement of human and minority rights, but this is a minor infringement, not only in compassion to Muslim or Arab state, but even in comparison to Europe... Israel provides the Bedouins with far more rights than Europe does to the Gypsies.
But they sure know how to preach. Thus, Apartheid Week should be called by its true name. Not merely impudence and hypocrisy week, but also the week of apartheid against Israel.[426]

Worldwide preferences for one group over another and singling out Israel who does not discriminate on the basis of "race"

Many already spoke against the racist labeling of racism upon the Multi-racial, multi-religious state of Israel, [427] a truly melting pot of all races.[428] This unjust of singling out Israel, when practically every nation in the world has some kind of similar favoritism in its immigration policy: ethnic Germans, for example who have lived, even for generations outside Germany, have a "right of return" to Germany; English-speaking people are favored to enter England, and in the Netherlands, only those ethnically Dutch are able to become Dutch citizens, etc. As for the representation of Judaism in the public square: one glance at the flags of Norway, Sweden, or Denmark demonstrates that many liberal countries proclaim themselves officially and openly as "Christian." Britain has crosses in its flag. Saudi Arabia has a crescent on its flag, (many Arab nations are called Arab Republic) and is very (totalitarian) Islamic; so is the Islamic Republic of Iran. Pakistan was born out of the idea to be a home specifically for (Indian) Muslims, just as Israel came about to be a home for Jews (and saving from persecution). Many countries, do even greater promotion of some kind of religion: Christianity, Islam or Buddhism, like in: Burma, Thailand.

It's completely false to state that Israel is the only country "based on" religion or ethnicity. Christmas is on the official calendar of most Christian countries, and in Poland & in Ireland on many subjects, the Church has the final word. If Israel is racist, so are the above (and other) nations mentioned. Moreover, given this widespread preference for ethnicities and religions other than Judaism around the globe, it is hard for many Jews to find a home outside of Israel. And concludes: Someone who proclaims Israel to be basically racist is essentially just saying that they think the ethnic and religious identity of Jews doesn't matter - while the ethnic and religious identity of Germans, Anglicans, Indian Muslims, etc. all do matter. And that is anti-Semitism: the racist hatred of or contempt for Jews.[429]
There's a long detailed list of countries with policy in preference of one ethnicity over the other, across the board. Yet, as a pundit points to Arab-Islamic hypocrisy: Algeria, Bangladesh, Brunei, Djibouti, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Malaysia, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Somalia, Syria, the United Arab Emirates, and Yemen won't allow those holding an Israeli passport into their countries but that doesn't seem to put anyone off. (Bahrain, Iran, Kuwait, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Syria, and Yemen won't even allow those with an Israeli stamp on their passport to enter.) A law that at its most malicious simply requires everyone else to follow standard naturalization procedures before welcoming them as a citizen does not seem worthy of mobilizing anti-apartheid campaigns.[430]

The [unlimited] rights of Arabs VS the [limited] rights of Jews to reside in the region

It should be noted that the Arabs have permanent residency rights in Israel. They can live and work wherever they want in Israel, including the Golan Heights, and enjoy all rights except voting and having IL passport. These rights are reserved to full citizens only. Furthermore, East Jerusalem is not deemed an occupied territory by the US and several other Western countries, although they consider it a disputed territory. (By law, segregation is forbidden. That is the key. The fact that there are 'encountering problems' by: A Hispanic coming to an 'all white neighborhood' or a white [Caucasian] American moving to a predominantly black neighborhood are just facts of life. The same applies between Druze VS Arab-Islamic, between Christian-Arabs VS Muslims in Israel/Palestine, etc.) The sad part is, the pro-Arab anti-Jewish discrimination in the region: "As for the settlements, the current fashionable view is that Arabs have the right to live anywhere in the old Palestine Mandate--Israel, West Bank, Jordan–but Jews have only the disputed right to live in Israel proper. The West Bank area is to be ethnically cleansed of Jews, and their settlements used for Arab refugees."[431]

The anti-Terror fence

Despite the overwhelming life saving results of the shield/fence, which has proved to limit the entrance of intruders bent on wreaking havoc, committing massacres. The Arabist ugly propaganda, always shrewd in abusing imagery, attempts to -conveniently- use the fence as a symbolic "separation." The fence, is exactly that, a de-fence, "Saving Lives: Israel's Security Fence."[432][433][434] Basically "the fence is doing exactly what it was designed to do, save lives. It promotes peace."[435] As testified in Congress it is "a mechanism for peace. On a trip to Israel last year, I had the opportunity to view the security fence, firsthand."[436]

Fact: the fence which anti-Israel forces prefer calling the "wall," is not between Arab VS Jew. There are Arabs on both sides, it's between Israeli ID holders (Arab or Jew) and "Palestinian" ID holders (happen to be of Arab origin). The security concerns come from [Arabs, by in large] holding "Palestinian" ID - naturally, the perpertrators of deadly attacks. So it would be more fair to say it's a border safety zone. In other words, it's guarding Israeli citizens, Arab or Jew.

The Law of Return - designed to be a refuge for Jews [of any color], who have a past/present history of persecution

The 'Law of Return' is precisely a protection of Jews the very victim of racism. It's the antithesis of racism,[437] and calling it "racist" is denying the reality of discrimination against Jews past/present. This sort of labeling is Holocaust denial or Holocaust trivialization.[438] Indeed, thousands of lives have been saved, and Jewish communities rescued from isolation and persecution, because of the availability of immigration and the Law of Return.' "There is nothing discriminatory about Israel's Law of Return. It has enabled Israel to fulfill a humanitarian mission by offering a home to Jews from around the world."[439]
Many countries employ religious or ethno-religious symbols on their flag.[440] In fact To single out Jewish self-determination for condemnation is itself a form of racism, asserts noted civil rights lawyer. In his words: "My definition of anti-Semitism... is taking a trait that is universal and singling out only Israel for exhibiting that trait."[441]
In contrast of what's described as: almost impossible to become a naturalized citizen in many Arab states (and excluding Jews from their own law of return" in 1954), In Israel, however, Non-Jews are also eligible to become Israeli citizens under naturalization procedures similar to those in other countries. Arab states define citizenship strictly by native parentage.[442]

Democracy & equality

A writer elaborating on Arab apartheid [VS the Apartheid slur on Israel]:

There are Arab parties in the Israeli Parliament; full Arab voting rights. Arabs are welcome as both physicians and patients in Israeli hospitals, and as both teachers and students in Israeli schools. The only national institution from which they are exempted is the military, so that, if necessary, they should not be required to fight against their own brothers. Israel is clearly not an apartheid state.

Attempts, therefore, to compare Israel, to white South Africa are at best uninformed; at worst, maliciously dishonest and anti-Semitic.
The irony is that in Israel, despite problems in Israel as in any other country, Arabs enjoy more rights, freedoms and liberties than do their neighbors in any number of Middle East countries currently fighting for these very same privileges.[443]

Muslim Arab Israeli journalist K. A. Toameh: "Israel is not an apartheid state... Israel is a free and open democratic country. I enjoy living here and I would rather live as a second class citizen in Israel, even though I'm not, than a first class citizen in any Arab country."[444]

From A. Isseroff about one of the chief propagating-lies of the "apartheid" myths:

A staple lie of the "Apartheid Israel" myth makers is that Israeli Arabs or Muslims do not serve in the IDF, and therefore are not admitted to Israeli society. This is a particularly diabolical sort of lie, since it takes advantage of a feature of Israeli democracy. Military service is voluntary for Israeli Arabs, so that nobody would be forced to fight against their own kin. Many Israeli Arabs and Muslims serve in the IDF. Many Israeli Arabs do not serve because they hate the state. Nonetheless, they are not prosecuted. If those who do not serve feel that they are discriminated against because they did not serve, it is their own responsibility. Israeli Arabs have a radical political leadership that does not represent their interests, and calls on the Palestinian authority to halt peace negotiations with Israel, for example.[445]

Classical sad irony is that some Israeli Arabs like Ahmed Tibi [currently holding high position in the Israeli democratic parliament "Knesset"] who like all Israeli Arabs enjoy rights and freedoms in Israel they wouldn't find anywhere else in the Middle East, dare propagate lies and accuse the democratic Jewish state of having so-called 'racist' and 'fascist' policies, while never backing up his ridiculous epithets with facts. [446] Typically, this hypocritical Arab leader himself has been accused of being a racist,[447] and in 1997 he said: "Whoever sells his house to Jews, has sold his soul to Satan..." [448]

The fact that Israeli law equalizes between all races/religions, provides equal right to all,[449] proves thet Israel is Jewish and democratic. "The Jewish character of the state does not permit Israel to discriminate between its citizens. In Israel Jews and non-Jews are citizens with equal rights and responsibilities."[450]

We must bare in mind, though Israel may have certain respect for Jewish holidays, its legal system is not Jewish, but secular. The basic laws of the State of Israel dates to the Ottoman and British mandates. marriage laws rely on the respective community's court (Jewish, Muslim or Christian).[451][452]

As to some differences in standards of living that might appear between some Arab and Jewish communities (despite preferential treatments the Israeli system provides):

we must remember that discrepancies between the sectors are not always the result of discrimination. Perhaps the best evidence of this is the Christian Arab minority (comprising only 9 percent of the Israeli Arab population).14 Although they are identical in ethnicity, language, and nationality to Muslim Arabs, the Christians boast remarkable achievements: Their child mortality rate is comparable to that of Denmark, and the percentage of students accepted into university is higher than that of the Jewish population.15 Hence, the state cannot be held entirely responsible for the privations of its Muslim Arab minority. Ideological differences and lifestyle choices must also be taken into account.
Furthermore, any difference between the Jewish and Arab communities must be viewed in the larger context of the Israeli-Arab conflict. Because of the ongoing war between the Jewish state and its neighbors, Israeli Arabs do not serve in the army. They therefore do not undergo the socioeconomic equalization effected by military service, and do not enjoy its many benefits, including the vocational and leadership training the IDF provides to its recruits. Should the Israeli-Arab conflict one day be resolved, full equality may become a more feasible goal.[453]

Israel's harassement of the Jewish right shows again that only security concern dictate its policies

Routinely, in certain regions, while Arabs are left untouched, the Jewish right wingers are getting harassed.[454] In another example, in the historic Jewish city of Hebron, "IDF unit straddles the Jewish neighborhoods, the resident decry: "policeman harass and intimidate us." The residents are all religious and hold strongly right-wing views."[455]

The right wing politician "Avigdor Lieberman was being harassed by the Justice Ministry," [456] A settler youth was even harassed by the police for exposing Top police official who kept persecuting right wing Jews. Even framing them.[457] Especially since Y. Rabin, there has been an era of "persecution of the Israeli right wing."[458]

Conclusion: Officials' anxiety towards the Jewish right might be exaggerated, it probably is and it cannot be justified to be a routine. But the fact remains that only safety of its citizens dictates its policies, vis-a-vis Jew, Arab or anyone else.

General facts VS myths/distortions deliberately spread around

The Arab-Islamic invention of the "apartheid" comparison, analogy, the apartheid lie[459] was debunked.[460] "For Israel, apartheid epithet is undeserved." [461] "Calling Israel's occupation 'apartheid' is not only wrong but thoughtless. The labeling is wrong because the situations are entirely different." says a writer: Apartheid in South Africa, from 1948 until 1994, was a unique system of racial separation and discrimination, institutionalized by law and custom in every aspect of everyday life, imposed by the white minority and based on a belief in white racial superiority. Skin color decreed inferior status from birth until death for blacks, Asians and "mixed-race" coloreds. In contrast, West Bank oppression is not based on a predetermined racist ideology. It stems rather from historical factors such as Jordan's attack during the 1967 war..., economic... and security claims...[462]

It is strange to label Israel "Apartheid" when:
1. Omar Barghouti, a leading advocate of boycotting Israel and a resident of Ramallah is also a doctoral student at Tel Aviv University.
2. Haifa University is 25% Arab and the Hebrew University is 10% Arab, and yes, they attend the same classes and use the same washrooms.
3. Arabs vote and have representation in the Israeli parliament and there are Arab Israeli diplomats and an Arab member of the Israeli Supreme Court.
4. An Israeli Arab is captain of the HaPoel Tel Aviv soccer team.
5. Tens of thousands of Black Jews from Ethiopia and Brown Jews from India have all been welcomed into Israel.
6. An Arab Israeli young woman singer represented Israel at the 2009 Eurovision song contest.
7. Rona Raslan, an Arab, is the former "Miss Israel".
8. Druse Arabs (who support the state of Israel) have served as ambassadors, army officers, even as Deputy Prime Minister.
9. Thousands of non-Jewish black African refugees make a long trek through Egypt on foot and try to immigrate to the Jewish state because they would rather live there than in Africa.
10. There are discriminatory laws against Palestinians in Lebanon and Jordan and few Israeli Arabs would want to trade Israeli citizenship for Jordanian or Egyptian.
11. The Palestinian Authority has said that any Arabs who sell land to Jews should be put to death, (and have in fact put some to death), but when a far-right wing Israeli radical-Zionist Rabbi told his followers not to sell land to Arabs, there was a national outcry and wave of condemnation against him. (As well as leading Israeli orthodox rabbis have denounced it.[463])
12. Abbas, the head of the Palestinian Authority has said that no Israeli Jew should be allowed to live in a future Palestinian State on the West Bank, but he will not sign a peace treaty unless Israel accepts about a million Palestinians.[464]

Adopting the infamous methods of Nazi propagandist Goebbels: "If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, it becomes the truth." The Arab world has refined this strategy to an art form, with none more skilled than Palestinian Authority leaders and their supporters. As lies become "truth," there are people of sincere convictions who accept them...[465]

Apartheid myths is simply poisonous.[466][467]

It's a Campaign to Delegitimize Israel with the False Charge of Apartheid.[468][469] Some have called: Treat the apartheid slur - the "A-word" - like the "N-word"[470] The Apartheid Propaganda[471] is also used to justify Palestinian terrorist attacks, this rhetoric is a form of The New Anti-Semitism.[472] Thus, the "Israel Apartheid" Lie - The "apartheid" slur is just another way for Israel's enemies to try to delegitimize and undermine the Jewish state by comparing its self-defense measures to something derogatory.[473] Obama, was criticized in an article titled: "Obama Silent on PA Racism" for being silent on Arab Palestinian propaganda that uses such hype, routinely.[474]

ZIONISM NOT CONNECTED TO "RACE"

There are more Christian Zionists[475] than there are Jewish Zionists. A person of any race or color can be a Zionist,[476] the refuge for Jews escaping persecution is termed by the way they are persecuted, or/and by the definition of a Jew by religious law. A German or an Arab convert to Judaism, or a half-Jew[477] that is persecuted, have all a right to the land.

Some have put it: "Zionism has nothing to do with race or racism. It is the expression of the Jewish people's yearning to return to their historical and religious homeland in the Land of Israel. The Jewish people also have a legal right to the land, as recognized by the League of Nations in 1922, and then by the United Nations."[478]

"Every colour is represented, thanks to the 'Law of Return' that has drawn Jews of diverse backgrounds to re-converge in the Holy Land."[479]

ISRAEL = ANTI-RACISM

Israeli Arab explodes Mideast 'lies'
Lebanese woman says she discovered freedom in Jewish state
[...]
"As a Middle Easterner brought up on this patent 'Israel is a racist state' propaganda, I discovered it is total hate-inspired nonsense," she said." I've seen with my own eyes what kind of society Israel is. I consider Israel to be one of the most multi-racial and multi-cultural countries in the world. There are no racial restrictions on becoming a citizen of Israel like there are in many Arab countries. Remember, Jews can't live in the neighboring Arab Kingdom of Jordan or in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia."
She explained that more than 100 different countries of the world are represented in the population of Israel.
"Consider how the Israeli government spent tens of millions of dollars airlifting more than 40,000 black Ethiopian Jews to Israel in 1984 and 1991," she said. "Since 2001 Israel has reached out to help others taking in non-Jewish refugees from Lebanon, the Ivory Coast, Sierra Leone, Vietnam, Liberia, Congo and even Bosnian Muslims. How many such refugees have the 22 states in the Arab league taken in? The Arab world won't even give Palestinian refugees citizenship in their host countries."
She added that more than 1 million Arabs are full Israel citizens, that an Arab sits on the Supreme Court of Israel, that there are Arab political parties expressing views inimical to the state of Israel sitting in the Knesset, that women are equal partners in Israel and have complete human rights.
"Show me an Arab nation with a Jew in its government," she challenged. "Show me an Arab country with half as many Jewish citizens as Israel has Arab citizens. I'll borrow some of your academic freedom now and say that Arab nations are the real racist and oppressive states."[480]

Indeed, Defining Zionism, the national liberation movement of jews, the victims of racism, as racism is particularly cynical.[481]

The Jewish community has learned through bitter experience which people are likely to be targeted by antisemites for hatred and destruction. The State of Israel, accordingly, through the Law of Return, offers protection to all such people. It confounds logic, language, and common sense to argue that a law designed to protect targets of racist persecution is itself racist.[482]

Regarding "Human Rights In Israel," Israel has one of the broadest anti-discrimination laws of any country. According to the State Department, "The law prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex, marital status, or sexual orientation. The law also prohibits discrimination by both government and nongovernment entities on the basis of race, religion, political beliefs, and age."[483]

From World Press Review:

For instance, until quite recently, the Israeli Consul General in Atlanta was an Arab. Racism is totally contrary to the tenets of the Jewish religion and to the unwritten constitution of Israel. How does that compare with Israel's accusers?... The Arabs have for the most part expelled all Jews from their countries and don't even allow Jewish visitors. They were the slave masters of yesterday and in some cases are reported to practice slavery even today. They are mercilessly exploiting black Africa and other developing countries by their inflated oil prices. For them to say that Zionism is racism is atravesty and an insult to the intelligence of the world. [484]

In 'The False Issue of "Race" in the Arab-Israeli Conflict' Barry Rubin writes about the anti-Israel forces in an attempt to demonize it delegitimize it in interjecting falsely the "race" card, he elaborates on racism in Europe and the worse case in the Arab world as opposed to the non-racist society in Israel which does not 'think' in 'racial' terms (Whereas crude racism in language, cartoons have been on display by Arabs in Israel/Palestine), a society that has welcomes all kind of colors and races, including asylum seekers:

As the waitress whose family had come from Ethiopia put the pizza on the table at the Tel Aviv restaurant, I contemplated the ridiculous misuse of "race" as a factor in the Arab-Israeli conflict. Regardless of skin color, we belong not only to the same country by way of citizenship but also to the same nation and people in a very profound way that isn't true for countries that are merely geographical entities.
Among the scores of ridiculous things said, thought, and written about the Arab-Israeli conflict, the pretense that it has something to do with "race" ranks high among them. This has been interjected for two reasons. First, this is a blatant attempt to demonize and delegitimize Israel.
Second, as part of that point but also due to trends in Western intellectual discussions, there is a conflation of nationality and race. Often, there is an attempt nowadays to portray any form of nationalism in the West as racist, though this is never applied to Third World nationalists situations. Neither the internal conflicts in Iraq (among Sunnis, Shias, and Kurds) nor in Lebanon (among numerous groups) are about race but rather arise from national, ethnic, and religious (sometimes all rolled up into one) conflicts.
One of the most basic lessons in looking at foreign or international affairs is to understand that countries just don't think alike about issues. America, and in a different way Europe, has been obsessed with race. That doesn't mean everyone else is racially oriented. Israelis don't think about skin color as such and are well aware that Jews, while having a common ancestry, have been affected by many cultures and societies.
With intermarriage rates between Jews whose ancestors came from Europe and those who came from the Middle East approaching half in Israel today, there is no way to classify people. In fact, Israelis are far less interested than other countries about people's ancestral travels.
Moreover, what does one say about such "darker-skinned" Israelis as my Hungarian-Yemenite colleague or my Syrian-origin pianist neighbor (whose wife is from Poland by way of Argentina? There is absolutely no issue involved here. And many Israelis of European origin are not exactly "white" in their appearance.
Indeed, Israel has more "blacks" among its Jews (from Ethiopia) than do the Palestinians by far. Israeli media never use racial stereotypes or epithets while Arab and Palestinian media have had numerous racist remarks and cartoons about such American leaders as Colin Powell, Condoleeza Rice, and now even Barack Obama. In a recent radio interview one of the leaders of the Islamist movement in Israel, in other words from the Arab minority here, said that it was a disgrace that a black Israeli soldier could ask for the identity document of an Arab Muslim. Yet such racism from the Arab/Palestinian side is ignored in the Western media.
While there have been some incidents in reaction to the arrival of Jews from Ethiopia, these have been few and universally rejected. Moreover, Israel has given refuge to the American "Black Hebrew" movement when it easily could have deported them.
It is officially estimated that at least 19 asylum seekers have been shot dead by Egyptian forces in Sinai. To my knowledge no one in this category has ever been injured in Israel.
I have had friends, mostly Filipinos, who were illegal workers (they overstayed work permits) deported from Israel and they simply accepted it and were soon working in another country. None of them bears any grudge against Israel, quite the contrary they could serve as citizen ambassadors on its behalf. None of them ever reported a single case of "racial" mistreatment and I don't believe there has ever been--and workers' advocacy groups have never reported--a racial assault or even insult on any foreign worker in Israel. The problem, of course, is that there is at times terrible economic exploitation by unscrupulous employers, which is in no way atypical in the world today.
The Israel-Palestinian and Arab-Israeli conflicts are in no way "racial." National identity is something quite different from "race" generally. Israelis and Arabs are not easily distinguished by skin color, though of course there are exceptions.I was in an Israeli government agency meeting a high-ranking official whose skin shade was darker than that of Barack Obama. This was only something I noted because I was planning to write the article you are reading now.
I arrived at the meeting mentioned above by taking a cab from my neighborhood taxi stand. I gave the address and the driver went back to speaking on his mobile phone in Arabic, which is the only reason I realized he was an Israeli Arab. I couldn't tell just by looking at him.
The attempt by anti-Israel slanderers to inject a racial aspect is ludicrously nonsensical. If you have ever travelled in Syria you would find that the average skin color of people there is lighter than that of Israelis on average. Generally speaking, there is less variation in "racial terms" between Israelis and Palestinian Arabs than there is among member states of the European Union.
It just doesn't apply to conditions here. ‎'While Palestinian Arabs are on average a shade or two darker than Israelis you can find wider variations within the EU member states.
But if you can label someone as a "racist" because they are engaged in a conflict with another nation or group automatically "proves" they are in the wrong. If the conflict is a national one, however, you actually have to think about it. Who's right in the following conflicts: Irish Catholics or Protestants; Basques or Spain; Bosnians or Serbs; Russians or Chechens, Somalis or Ethiopians; Iraqi Sunni, Shia, or Kurds; India or Pakistan; Azerbaijan or Armenia, and so on?
The answer cannot be deduced automatically. But label one side as racist and the discussion is over. This, then, is a trick for deceiving, not a tool for understanding.
The ridiculousness of attempts to transfer American or European situations to Israel was embodied in an American student asking an Israeli professor how many blacks were on his university's basketball team. Actually, there are many on the professional teams...
I don't think there's any question of the fact that there is far far more racism in Europe or in the Arabic-speaking world than in Israel--and that's an understatement.[485]

SINGLING OUT ISRAEL - WHEN ISRAEL IS AT LEAST AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER DEMOCRACY

A watch group on [Arab lobbied] UN's obsession: Every country, including every democracy, commits human rights violations, and states should be held to account accordingly, both domestically and internationally. Yet Israel does have the right to be treated equally under the law. It is legitimate for the UN to criticize Israel, but not when UN bodies do so unfairly, selectively, massively, sometimes exclusively, and always obsessively...[486]

RACISM IN CALLING ISRAEL -UNFAIRLY- "RACIST"

There's great worry at the growing trend to brand Israel unfairly as "racist." In "Anti-Semitism under the Guise of Anti-Zionism and anti-Israelism," author laments attempts to "nazify" Israel, that to call it "racist" is a bigoted campaign against Israel being seen the 'Jew' among states.[487] The singling out of Israel has been criticized,[488] more noticeably, protested at the UN by Western nations.[489][490][491] The selective use of pseudo Arabist terminology where, for instance, the pejorative epithet "racist" applies to Jews alone. Thus, while the encouragement of Arab emigration from Israel to the neighboring lands is vehemently condemned as worthy of a Hitler, the indiscriminate attack on Jews as Jews is glossed over in silence, if not actually condoned... empathy with the Palestinian Arab plight. In reality it betokens the pseudo-Arabist's pathetic longing for no less than a racial transmutation.[492]
It has been called the "New Anti-Semitism," [part in a campaign of] attempts to delegitimize (only) Jews in their historic homeland.[493]

CALL TO CRIMINALIZE THE RIDICULOUS - YET DANGEROUS "APARTHEID" AND "RACISM" SLUR

Due to the obvious danger against Jews by bigoted Arab Islamic led inflammatory campaign of these slurs, ridiculous as they are, the seriousness of endangering Jews' lives has been raised. Noted French Doctor, activist against helping the hungry, and novelist Dr. Jean Christophe Rufin has suggested to France's government the following:

Certainly, there is no question of penalising political opinions that are critical, for example, of any government and are perfectly legitimate. What should be penalised is the perverse and defamatory use of the charge of racism against those very people who were victims of racism to an unparallaed degree. The accusation sof racism, of apartheid, of Nazism carry extremely grave moral implications. These accusations have, in the situation in which we find ourselves today, major consequences which can, by contagion, put in danger the lives of our Jewish citizens. It is legitimate to require by law that these accusations are not made lightly. It is why we invite reflection on the advisability and applicability of a law... which would permit the punishment of those who make without foundation against groups, institutions or states accusations of racism and utilise for these accusations unjustified comparisons with apartheid or Nazism.[494]

HATE RHETORIC OF SHOUTING "APARTHEID, RACISM" AS A TOOL BY ARAB RACISM AND ISLAMIC BIGOTRY TO PROMOTE GENOCIDE

Usage of "racism" and "apartheid" slurs as justification for real racism and genocide:

Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, who denies the first Holocaust[495] threatens a new one in wiping out Jews, annihiliation[496] charged with genocide,[497][498] has used the Arab racist "anti-racism"[499] Durban conference to damn Israel with the fake "racism" charge. The West protested it.[500] This Islamic leader, who advocates a 'New Holocaust' was -appropriately- termed 'Hitler,' worldwide.[501][502][503][504][505][506][507][508][509][510][511][512][513][514][515][516][517][518][519][520][521][522][523][524][525][526][527][528]

Those openly calling for annihilation of Jews, like Arab "Palestinian" terrorist organization/Islamic regime in Gaza, Hamas[529][530][531][532][533] [534] it even warned that "Islamists would kill Jewish children anywhere in the world,"[535] and Islamic Republic of Iran's terrorist organization: Hezbollah[536] [537] [538] ["jewish-targets"-renewing-hezbollah's-jihad-genocide/] [539] use these slurs regularly. Even "moderate" Fatah who "accuses" Israel in this terminology, has promoted annihilation.[540]

At the outcry of the brutal massacre by "proud" racist Arabs[541] of a Jewish family while asleep in Itamar, Israel (March, 2011), where a baby's throat was slashed, and Palestinian Arabs celebrating it,[542] Iran and Hamas praising it.[543] The cause for such crimes and "celebration" was raised, 'Palestinian Authority incitement against Jews': "Palestinian incitement: Jews receive 'Der Stürmer' depiction," leading for the "Atmosphere for terror," Israel said: "The world must call on the Palestinians to put a stop to the incitement. When Abbas chooses a band calling for the annihilation of Jews to play at festivals, then how can you even dream of reaching an agreement?"[544] The PFLP and the PLO who from the beginning [in the 1970s, starting with Kiryat Shmona, Avivim, Maalot[545][546][547][548] etc. Continuing today as in the mentioned 'Itamar massacre'[549]] targeted to massacre children under a garbage cloak of "freedom fighting," are the main propagators of the Arab racist "apartheid slur" (as seen on their "imagingapartheid"). Tied together with the infamous "ISM" International Solidarity Mission[550] (the anti-Jewish genocidal organization who chant the slogan: "Kill the Jews" - "Ittbach al yahood" in Arabic.[551][552] One shouldn't be surprised to hear that among the Arab lobby tied to money for J. Carter[553] for his hate book against Israel, would be "activists" of these butchers - organizations.

'JEW HATRED' WEEK / 'INCITEMENT TO MURDER' WEEK

The so-called (IAW) "Israeli Apartheid Week" - anti-Israel bigoted[554] propaganda campaign (with its gist of defining Israelis' genuine security concern from bigoted Arab-Islamic attacks with "racism" and "apartheid" epithets), though deceiving in its theme as a "pro-Palestinian" activism or as "caring" for Palestinian-Arabs, the overwhelming anti-Israel and often anti-Jewish hatred message is well noted. It has been categorized as 'a ritual of discrimination and incitement against Israel,' that it "doesn't seek Middle East peace. It seeks to harm the Jewish people by taking from them the only land where they are not a minority."[555] It is dubbed the 'Jew hatred week' especially in light of grave hate crimes arising around this hype venomous week, such as: Swastika graffiti found in college bathroom in Selden (February 26, 2009),[556][557] Vandals leave graffiti on Jewish Federation building (March, 2009),[558][559] Among the phenomenon of the unholy alliance "cooperation" between racist Arabs and Neo Nazis: Carleton University graffiti: "Kill a Jew slow + painfully…" (April 2010),[560][561] Swastikas and Ku Klux Klan Symbols during 'Apartheid Week' (Mar, 2010[562] No wonder it was defined: "Israel apartheid week anti Semitism by any other name." It reveals itself recently in the intimidation of Jewish students at York University, where SAIA members disrupted a Hillel news conference, called the Hillel president a "dirty Jew," a "f—king Jew," and prevented students from exiting the Hillel building. (2009)[563]

Understandably, governments like that of Canada slam this "apartheid week" warning students to think twice before engaging in the activities designed to de-legitimize Israel.

Adding:

The events, which seek to promote Palestinian human rights, are frequently "accompanied by anti-Semitic harassment, intimidation and bullying," Mr. Kenney said, and are at times planned and promoted with disregard for the safety of Jewish students, professors and others on campus.
"These activities can cultivate an atmosphere exactly the opposite of one that is open to the free exchange of ideas and the development of the mind with the aid of facts and logic," he said. Repeatedly singling out and condemning Israel year after year creates a "hateful environment" that "offends not only our sense of fairness, but also our core Canadian values of freedom, democracy, human rights and the rule of law."[564]

In an article titled: "Political Theater at Its Worst," noted writer P. Chesler in a report summed it up:

The mob roars its hoarse, ear-splitting chants. "Death to the Jews," "Death to Zionism," "From the River to the Sea, Palestine Will be Free." Keffiyas abound: On heads, over faces, around shoulders. The Arab "street" is on the move—in Toronto, Montreal, Amherst, Washington, D.C., Cleveland, St. Louis, Houston, Berkeley, and in Oxford, Belfast, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Zurich, and many other Western cities.[565]

The 'apartheid slur' message is also accompanied via terrorizing all who oppose this slur, typically it is ironically so hypocritical. Here's an example of a someone that dares tell the truth about humane Israel VS the Arab world who was about to be attacked physically by a Muslim "angry" anti-freedom fanatic:

Israel stands alone
In human rights and tolerance, Jewish state far superior in its region
By MICHAEL COREN, QMI Agency
Last Updated: March 12, 2011 2:00am
I will defend all of my beliefs, but one of the ideas I most proud of is Zionism. No apologies, no hiding, no doubts.
Zionism is arguably the most successful example of the restoration of an indigenous people to their rightful homeland in human history. It is a liberation struggle, a story of the creation of a light on a hill, that light being the Jewish state in the Middle East.
I write this now in particular because it is Israel Apartheid Week. Which is an attempt to bully and silence supporters of Israel and close down any civilized debate on university campuses concerning Israel and Palestine. It singles out for particular contempt one small country that, while far from perfect, has a human rights record eminently superior to that of any around it.
It attempts to equate the Jewish state — where all citizens irrespective of religion, race, gender or sexuality enjoy equality — to the hideously immoral racist society that was apartheid South Africa. It's a lie, a blood libel, a politically motivated and blatantly dishonest campaign to use Soviet-style propaganda to condemn Jews.
So I was delighted to accept the offer to speak to four different universities during this death-dark celebration of doublespeak and anti-intellectual posing.
As I write this, I have spoken at my first and while the majority of the people there were supportive, and most of those not supportive were relatively polite, the fanatic who was removed by the police showed me the face of authentic hatred.
In the middle of my talk, he ran to the microphone reserved for questions at the end and screamed foul language and abuse. That the police were there in the first place says a great deal — disruptions are not uncommon.
This particular individual then waited for me when I left the lecture hall and continued to abuse me for 10 minutes, and also try to run at me and physically confront me. If this happened to me, I can only imagine what ordinary Jewish kids have to put up with on campuses each day.
A few brief comments: Kurdistan is occupied by four different Islamic nations. Morocco forcibly prevents hundreds of thousands of people who have the right to live in the country from entering. Most Arab countries reject black immigration and embrace passive, if not aggressive racism. In the Gulf States, and Pakistan in particular, slavery exists in the guise of "servants" who are treated as virtual animals.
In Lebanon, Palestinians are denied dozens of different occupations simply because of who they are. In Iran, homosexuals are publicly hanged and innocent women stoned to death. The secret police suppress freedoms in Syria and even relatively free Jordan. We have seen what Egypt and Libya are like, with other Arab countries little better and sometimes worse. ...gender apartheid exists in massive chunks of the Arab and greater Islamic world, yet Israel is supremely open and progressive. And so on and so on.
It's the sort of thing the man screaming at me doesn't want to hear.
Tragically, he is not alone.[566]

Activists countering the anti-Israel propaganda in 2011 allied with those who set up the "Palestinian Wall of Lies" ad,[567] explain it was an attempt to confront Boston University's Israel Apartheid Week, which featured the erection of an "Apartheid Wall," a speech by Diana Buttu, a former legal adviser to the terrorist Palestine Liberation Organization, and an event... from a group called "Anarchists Against the Wall" which protests Israel's security fence and what they term "land theft, violence, separation and occupation" – all favored propaganda terms of the left to support the claims of the terrorists of Hezbollah and Hamas. The removal of Israel's "apartheid wall" would simply give free reign to Palestinian suicide bombers to kill more Jews.[568]

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