People hold banners saying ‘Stop the genocide in Gaza. Stop the occupation’ and ‘Yesterday South Africa, today Palestine. Boycott Israel’ at a protest in Malaga, Spain on July 17, 2014 [File: Reuters]
Apartheid is alive and well and thriving in occupied Palestine.
Palestinians know this. South Africans know this. Many Israelis have accepted this as part of their political debate. Americans are coming to terms with this, with new voices in Congress and NGOs like Jewish Voice for Peace unafraid of speaking this truth.
Only in Europe is there a steadfast denial of Israeli apartheid over Palestinians despite overwhelming evidence underlining it.
Israel‘s restrictions on freedom of movement in the occupied Palestinian territory are a resurrection of South Africa’s hated pass laws, which