Friday, March 06, 2009


The narrative of the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbours has, in recent years, been hijacked by evil people who distort events and facts and seek to paint the Jewish State as some sort of monster "apartheid state".

When next you hear or read of such accusations, think of this piece from an Israeli Arab, Ishmael Khaldi, who is deputy consul general of Israel for the Pacific Northwest - LOST IN THE BLUR OF SLOGANS.

The writer responds to those who use the emotion charged word "Apartheid" in connection with Israel -

* You are part of the problem, not part of the solution

* You deny Israel the fundamental right of every society to defend itself

* Your criticism is willfully hypocritical

* You are betraying the moderate Muslims and Jews who are working to achieve peace.

Naturally, the apartheid narrative completely ignores the racism of Israel's neighbourning states and the Palestine Authority but you can't expect much from hypocrites who find themselves lost in the blur of their own rhetoric and who need to hide their ignorance behind pitiful slogans.

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