The 1975 UN resolution equating Zionism with racism was the opening shot in the political war to dismember Israel through what Palestinian leaders refer to as “the South African strategy.” The process has continued, most notably in the 2001 Durban conference against racism and in the propaganda campaign that attempts to label Israel’s anti-terror barrier as an “apartheid wall.”
On August 24, Haaretz reported that South African law professor John Dugard, “the special rapporteur for the United Nations on the situation of human rights in the Palestinian territories,” told the UN General Assembly that “there is ‘an apartheid regime’ in the territories ‘worse than the one that existed in South Africa.'”
Although the comparison between Israel and the apartheid regime that ruled South Africa is entirely fictitious, the demonization efforts are propelled by repeating and reinforcing this analogy. The attempt to label Israel as an illegitimate “apartheid state” is the embodiment of the new anti-Semitism that seeks to deny the Jewish people the right of equality and self-determination among the nations.
It is necessary to expose the big lie at the center of the apartheid campaign. Beyond exposing the absurdity of the charges against Israel, it is time to put Arab and Islamic racism – as shown in Sudan and elsewhere – at the center of the international agenda. In political warfare just as on the military battlefield, the best defense is a good offense.
Read the complete article here: The Apartheid Propaganda by Gerald M. Steinberg