The Insanity Of Israel Apartheid Propaganda
The Propagandist's Israel-based contributing writer Jonathan Danilowitz delves into the bizarre and potentially deranged mindset of activists like those in the Toronto-based Queers Against Israeli Apartheid:
Many countries today have enacted and enforce laws similar to those of apartheid South Africa. Jewish people may not enter Saudi Arabia (religious discrimination) and women there are not allowed to drive (gender discrimination). Millions were displaced and killed recently in Sudan because of government-supported racial discrimination. Australia’s semi-secret “White Australia” immigration policy, intended to allow only white “Europeans” to immigrate, lasted for years. Belgium is divided on linguistic lines, Iran’s laws call for homosexuals to be stoned to death, India’s apartheid caste system is alive and well in spite of lip-service legislation to the contrary, and Sunni- versus Shiite-Moslem discrimination (and bloodshed) thrives in most, if not all, Moslem countries.
But QuAIA focuses only on Israel – the only stable, democratic and peaceful country in the Middle East. The only country in the entire Middle East where the homosexual/lesbian community’s rights are protected by law (and by the courts when necessary). The only country in the area where there is gender equality (admittedly still not perfect) and the only country in the world where Jews and Arabs live in harmony (20% of the population are Arabs, and Arabic is an official language).
Anyone who compares Israel to apartheid South Africa is either ignorant of the facts or a racist anti-Semite.