naked_turk wrote:Quite interesting F_A. I'm going to look this up further.
Danholo... Israel may have citizens of different religious backgrounds, but they do not all have the same rights as Jews.
Fortunately, as Israeli citizens, they do.
Israel also does not acknowledge Palestinians in the occupied territories as citizens,
Because a) Palestinians in the territories don't want to be Israeli citizens b) Why should Israel allow an enemy population who overwhelmingly wants to see Israel destroy as its citizens? Could you give me a rational answer?!
treating them worse than the Apartheid regime in South Africa treated blacks. Hence, I am against 'Apartheid Israel.'
This is the worst crock of bull I've heard. This is also a reason I seldomly visit sites where people support these ridiculous viewpoints.
Israel invaded the territories in self-defense against mounting Arab aggression. Beforehand all Arabs, in every country, and especially Palestinian Arabs want Israel annihilated; wiped off the map. Palestinians committed acts of terror before "occupation" and rampantly after it.
Israel has occasionally attempted to improve the conditions of Palestinians in the territories like moving families from squalid "refugee camps" into real
homes. Build them infrastructure like schools, universities, pipelines, hospitals, electricity etc. - Something the previous occupier, Jordan, and who are the Palestinians brethren, refused to do! -Just to find out that these schools preach hate against Israel. I find it ridiculous that hypocrites demand Israel to treat enemies the same way as its own citizens while I find it amazing that Israel has put itself to even that much for the Palestinians in the territories.
When the security situation is worse, their rights decrease, and when its better, they increase. And its not like Israel hasn't attempted to give the territories away in negotiations but after 1993 the Palestinian Authority claimed responsibility of the lives of its citizens and promised to improve their quality of life - instead money given to it went into its corrupt pockets, terrorism and "armed forces". (The PA has the highest amount of "policemen" per capita in the world.)
When you engage in a campaign of terror, you'll experience a backlash when you find out that the other side is willing to fight as well.
Those who accuse Israel of being worse than Apartheid S.A. really have no grasp of reality or have knowledge on facts or the causes and effects of what happens in the Middle East.
I really don't want to bother with you because claiming that Israel is "apartheid" just proves one thing - you know squat.