Intellectuals, politicians, Lobbyists… lock them in a room together and they can go on for hours about the definition of a word. Jimmy Carter’s recent book opened a Pandora’s Box exposing one particular word; APARTHEID. One word, one question, Is Israel an apartheid state?
Much has been written about the ongoing discussions and arguments and CounterPunch has been keeping up with the best of it all. This recent entry has got to be the best yet, from yesterday’s edition….
Of Walls and Bantustans
Apartheid By Any Other Name
By RONALD BRUCE ST. JOHN
Former President Jimmy Carter’s latest book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid, has generated considerable comment, most of it negative. Articles and reviews run a narrow gamut from circumspect criticism to personal attacks on the author. Virtually no one has addressed the core argument of the book: that Israeli policy toward the Palestinian population in the West Bank…
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