zondag 30 oktober 2016

What makes Israeli apartheid “special”?

What makes Israeli apartheid “special”?

Rod Such The Electronic Intifada 26 October 2016
Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid, edited by Ilan Pappe, Zed Books (2015)
Israel and South Africa: The Many Faces of Apartheid, a collection of essays edited by historian Ilan Pappe, takes for granted the validity of the assertion that Israel is an apartheid state.
Instead, what this book explores are the similarities and dissimilarities between Israel today and South Africa during its apartheid era.
Pappe claims that understanding the historical roots of these commonalities and differences is essential to realizing why Israeli apartheid is of “a special type” and has been more difficult to overcome.
While the book opens with essays that provide overwhelming evidence of the apartheid
nature of the Israeli state, it concludes with several essays suggesting why new perspectives
are needed to defeat this special type of apartheid.

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