It’s that time of year again. The anti-Israeli movement is once again firing the best agitprop they have to offer for Israeli Apartheid Week, those delightful five days of every year where anti-Israeli movement comes together to pretend that Israel is an apartheid state, despite the fact that their political system in no way resembles apartheid.
So in anticipation of this week, it seems worthwhile to remind readers precisely what kind of rhetoric the anti-Israel movement will be passing off on audiences of like-minded demagogues and unsuspecting dupes.
For this we step into the way back machine and travel back to 2009, after Israel attacked Hamas militants in Gaza. In the early days of January, CNN’s Rick Sanchez produced a segment in which it was suggested that Israel may have broken the ceasefire, leading to the conflict itself. This was precisely the claim made by Mustafa Barghouti, and Indepdendent member of the Palestinian Legislative Council. Barghouti himself often indulges himself in apartheid rhetoric.
The segment addressed his claim that Israel broke the ceasefire. Sanchez confirmed reports that, in November of 2008, Israeli forces killed six Hamas gunmen in a raid. Hamas then retaliated by launching rocket attacks on...More >>