Ethnic Cleansing, Si; Apartheid, No:
Jimmy Carter appeared on TV this morning, promoting his latest book: Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid
. The noise you heard was coyote blood boiling. As with most positions that make your teeth itch, this one was about half right. Yes, there is apartheid in Israel/Palestine, but it is mainly inside the heads of the international community that supports an ethnically cleansed two-state solution in the name of "peace." Okay, we'll have to amend that. It is understood but never spoken that one state will be ethnically cleansed. That would be Palestine, which is being given the international blessing to continue to teach its children to hate--and yes, kill--Jews in the name of perpetuating their own victimhood. The other state would be Israel, a secularized "Jewish state" that since 1948 has accepted non-Jews (Arab Christiams, Arab Moslems, Druze, and others) as voting citizens with full rights, including freedom of worship. Of course, they will be expected to continue this practice--not to mention providing free passage to Palestinians who need to work there--while relocating Israeli Jews out of "occupied territories" back into Israel. Of course, the fact that the goal seems to be to produce an ethnically cleansed Palestinian state seems to be lost on the international community--and President Carter. But maybe their view is that if you don't have another ethnic group in your state, you can't have apartheid. Wile E.