“I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. Not anymore.”

Independent Australian Jewish Voices

It’s Time to Admit It. Israeli Policy Is What It Is

I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. Not anymore.

Bradley Burston Aug 17, 2015

What I’m about to write will not come easily for me.
I used to be one of those people who took issue with the label of apartheid as applied to Israel. I was one of those people who could be counted on to argue that, while the country’s settlement and occupation policies were anti-democratic and brutal and slow-dose suicidal, the word apartheid did not apply.
I’m not one of those people any more.  Not after the last few weeks.
Not after terrorists firebombed a West Bank Palestinian home, annihilating a family, murdering an 18-month-old boy and his father, burning his mother over 90 percent of her body – only to have Israel’s…

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