Israel Apartheid Week
In March 2014, on campuses around the world, and with the financial backing of Iran and other Islamic Fundamentalist theocracies, a small group of students will attempt to convince fellow students that Israel is Apartheid during Israel Apartheid Week. Like most democratic countries, Israeli society is far from perfect. Israel struggles with issues of identity and survival, with security and human rights. It struggles with issues of minority rights within a Jewish majority and most of all it struggles with an occupation that has plagued it since 1967. How to grant land to Palestinians, many of whom are yet to accept Israel’s right to even exist and are committed to Israel’s destruction.
No one trusts the BDS and the Organizers of Israel Apartheid Week
Most intelligent people understand that Israel Apartheid Week, a campaign founded by the BDS, is merely one propaganda tactic in a war to destroy Israel. In 1948, the Arab world refused to accept the United Nations’s creation of Israel (which also created a Palestinian State) and six Arabs states attacked the fledgling Jewish State in an attempt to destroy it. What was to be the Palestinian state was then occupied by Egypt and Jordan. Jordan went so far as to annex the West Bank to itself claiming it an integral part of Jordan. Again a few years later, Egypt tried to strangle the Jewish State by blockading the Suez Canal and the Straits of Tiran to Israeli shipping. In 1967, once again, Egypt, Syria and Jordan attempted to destroy Israel, and in 1973 Egypt and Syria again attacked.
With the failure of military action to destroy Israel, the Arab world has worked tirelessly to undermine the credibility of the Jewish state. Today the two primary tactics are political – BDS and trying to equate Israel to the heinous system of Apartheid in South Africa. The truth is, that Israel in one of the most democratic and free societies in the world. Israel itself practices none of the policies inherent in the horrors of Apartheid. Where Israel does however fail, is over the issue of occupation, in a similar way to the manner in which the British occupy the Falkland Islands, America occupies the Marshall Islands, China occupies Tibet, India occupies Kashmir etc.
Would Israel Apartheid Week End if the Occupation Ended? – NO says BDS
When the BDS movement was asked whether BDS ended if Israel ended its occupation of the West Bank, BDS was emphatic that the answer was – NO.
This war to delegitimize Israel has nothing to do with Israeli occupation or Apartheid, it has everything to do with the destruction of Israel. The Arab and Muslim world refused to accept the establishment of Israel by the United Nations in 1948, and that battle to eliminate Jews from the Middle East continues today.
Rather than solving the issue of acceptance, security and occupation, Israel Apartheid Week attempts to demonize and deligitimize. Israel Apartheid Week destroys the prospects of a peaceful resolution for Israelis and Palestinians – because for the radicals behind Israel Apartheid Week – peace is the enemy and destruction is the goal!