Dr. Talal Al Harbi "Riyadh Daily"
If Not Apartheid, Then What?

You can fool all the people some of the time, and some of the people all the time, but you cannot fool all the people all the time- Abraham Lincoln

The Israeli Knesset passed the controversial Jewish Nation-State law last Thursday exposing the discriminatory and racist face of the right-wing government of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu who described it as “a defining moment in the history of Zionism and the history of the State of Israel.”

The new basic law views Israel first and foremost as a Jewish state and will deprive the Arabs-Muslims and Christians in what is called Palestine "48 who form 21% of the population- of their national and cultural rights, especially when one clause describes Arabic being a special rather than an official language. 

It will undoubtedly threaten taking over the remaining parts of the West Bank by giving Jewish fanatics free hand in confiscating Arab lands to build more settlements. Israel has built 700 settlements in occupied Arab territories since 1967 and bans the Arabs from building new houses and not a single day passes by without the Israeli bulldozers demolishing more Arab houses under different pretexts.

One clause in the law says that “the state views the development of Jewish settlement as a national value and will act to encourage and promote its establishment and consolidation".

Israel is the only country in the world which has no defined borders and no constitution which means working to achieve an old Jewish myth “’Unto thy seed have I given this land, from the river of Egypt unto the great river, the river Euphrates” (Genesis 15:18). If such promise was ever given, it was given to Abraham and certainly not to Netanyahu and his Zionist gangs of settlers. Even the original promise, if true, was conditional that the Jews abide by the true original faith which is not the case in Israel which is an imperialist commercial project.

One Jewish organization- "Jews against Zionism" says "Israel" is a conspiracy against the Jews and will ultimately lead to their annihilation and extension by putting them in a ghetto surrounded by over 300 million Arabs- not to mention one billion Muslims- who oppose the presence of this strange body in Palestine which has been throughout history a graveyard for occupiers and conquerors.

Not only this organization, but many American Jewish organizations which are known for their staunch support of Israel- the Anti-Defamation League, the American Jewish Committee-, the European Union, and non-Jewish Israeli diplomats around the world, were quick in criticizing this law which turns Israel to an ugly apartheid regime.

By passing this law, Israel said goodbye to the two states solution and to all international laws and Security Council resolutions. The irony is that Netanyahu will continue to shamelessly tell his lies about peace with the Arabs and about Israel being the only democracy in the Middle East!

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