26 February 2014

The Apartheid Smear

From BICOM, London, 2014, by Professor Alan Johnson:

Israel is not an apartheid state
The allegation damages the peace process

  • ‘Apartheid’ is the term used to describe the racial segregation and discrimination that was violently enforced on black people by white minority governments in South Africa from 1948 to 1994.
  • The Apartheid Smear is the claim that Israel is an ‘apartheid state’ like South Africa was in those years. It is the intellectual foundation stone of ‘BDS’ – the effort by anti-Israel pressure groups to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel.
  • This pamphlet shows that this is factually wrong, malicious, politically polarising and damages the peace process...