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If you read 1 tweet - this should be it. Israel was never and will not be an apartheid state

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Submitted by Eyal (United States), Apr 23, 2022 at 23:27

Ayelet Nahmiasverbin ✔@Ayeletnnv Tweeted:

If you read 1tweet today this should be it.
Israel was never and will not be an apartheid state.
I am proud to be Israeli every day, following recent events I know how hard it is to allow all faiths to practice their religions especially when fake news is being spread !

https://twitter.com/Ayeletnnv/status/1517867944470003712

https://twitter.com/MarcGoldberg111/status/1517772982986416128

In fact their whole report started to fall apart as soon as it was scrutinised by the press IMO Shortly after the release of the report (that doesn't claim Israel is an apartheid state), Amnesty UK admitted that it "exhibits institutional racism"

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https://twitter.com/MarcGoldberg111/status/1517772982986416128

Apr 23, 2022

Marc Goldberg (@MarcGoldberg111) Tweeted

Just got back from 10 days in Israel, first time the kids have spent time with their Israeli grandparents and cousins in 2/12 years. Our children are still little so this is more or less half their lives apart. It was a great holiday, but I feel I have to mention apartheid, because being in the country, makes this accusation seem so much more nonsensical. Before we even left Ben Gurion airport we had to take a PCR test. Myself & family were swabbed by hijab wearing Israelis. No surprise to my wife who worked as a nurse in Israel...
Where 1/3 of her team were Israeli Arabs working together healing Israelis day in day out We took a trip to Haifa, visited Wadi Nis Nas to sample delicious sweet and savoury delights. This is an Israeli Arab neighbourhood, Arab businesses, Jewish businesses = Israeli customers.

We went to the Baha'i Gdns & Science Museum in Haifa too, saw dinosaurs and a Nesher Jet. Jews, Muslims, others...Israelis all enjoying it. The kids loved it. Seeing people of all races, ethnicities etc having fun together isn't what I think of when I think of 'apartheid'

Maybe Amnesty International's UK Campaigns Manager will convince you; "At no point in our report (Israel's apartheid against Palestinians: Cruel system of domination and crime against humanity) do we say "Israel is an apartheid state"" I'd say you can't make this shit up, but...

In fact their whole report started to fall apart as soon as it was scrutinised by the press IMO Shortly after the release of the report (that doesn't claim Israel is an apartheid state), Amnesty UK admitted that it "exhibits institutional ...."
On a personal note when living in Israel I criticised the country, its govt and policies a lot.
Since coming to the UK and seeing the demonisation of Israel I find that much harder to do.

Israel is criticised as a reflex, it's criticised for what it does and doesn't do, it's criticised for its existence and would be attacked whatever Just wander around the country and see for yourself that it's not an apartheid state...not that Amnesty ever claimed it was one.

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