Forget the ‘slippery slope’ — Israel already is an apartheid state: Neil Macdonald

The time has come to call the duck a duck. It’s time to agree with a long list of Israeli political leaders, academics and public figures on both the political left and right, including three former prime ministers, a winner of the Israel prize, two former heads of the Israeli internal security service Shin Bet, and one of the country’s principal newspapers, all of whom have warned that the Jewish state is becoming, or already is, an apartheid state.

I would choose the latter characterization.

Our national broadcaster… They would not publish this if Justin did not approve.

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  • BillyHW

    What the fuck is wrong with apartheid?

    • Alain

      Considering the difference between apartheid and post apartheid in S. Africa and Rhodisia (I reject the new name) in standard of living and food production, you have a point.

      • ECM

        Don’t forget life expectancy!

        (It’s much harder to live with a machete buried in one’s chest, after all.)

        • tom_billesley

          Burning tire necklaces can be life-limiting too.

  • mauser 98

    Canada is an Apartheid state

    see Caledonia

    • Alain

      More than Caledonia the Indian Act makes Canada officially an apartheid state.

      • BillyHW

        We don’t do it right though anymore. Now we let them vote without having to pay for anything.

    • But, apparently, that’s acceptable.

      I’m not sure why.

  • Martin B

    Your taxes will be paying for Neil Macdonald’s pension til the day you die.

    • And beyond.

    • mobuyus

      neil macdonald was dead the day he was born.

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        Norm is his brother.
        I fucking love Norm.

  • mobuyus

    If it looks like a goof and sounds like a goof it’s not a fucking duck it’s neil macdonald.

  • If Israel is an apartheid state, why would THAT be wrong and northern ghettos be right?

  • Linda1000

    The article is so terribly biased against Israel it’s pathetic. Good for Israel that it is finally flexing some muscle and not taking any more shit from the Fakestinians (sort of). Justine will probably give the CBC extra funding for more of the same BS rhetoric.

  • JohnfromToronto

    MacDonald has a long history of anti-Israel propaganda. And he is free to do that. I don’t want to pay for it.

  • The duck I would call a duck is Justin Trudeau. He walks and talks like a Muslim duck, so I think he is a Muslim duck.
    As for Israeli apartheid, I wish, we should be so lucky. But sorry, it is not so.

  • ismiselemeas

    Sounds like Neil is applying for Corbyn’s press secretary openning.

  • Clausewitz

    Arabs in Israel have more right then they would have in any of the pathetic Muslim states surrounding the only Democracy in the middle east. So Neil, blow it out your backside and tell it to someone who gives a damn what you have to say, ’cause it sure isn’t me.

    • occupant 9

      Neil MacDonald has never needed those kind of facts though he surely knows all about them. That’s what makes his reporting so disgracefully unsurprising.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    Why would he want to give apartheid a good name?

  • Hard Little Machine

    Say what you will and while history has made its judgment about the RSA it also conveniently forgets that it was one of maybe 4 African nations in total which didn’t descend into genocide post WW2. The inevitable transfer of power to the blacks was bumpy and slow but it was as smooth and as fast as it could be. Next door Mozambique saw 600,000 people die in the so called revolutions post 1974. Next door Namibia saw 50,000 die in the Border War. Next door Angola saw 100,000 die in their 3 way Marxist revolt. Rhodesia, who’s army and police who fought in their insurgency, was entirely integrated – few people know that – saw a few thousand die but 10x more than that AFTER 1980 when it became Zimbabwe.

    The left has always been enamored of genocides and atrocities. The more the better. A thousand people sent to prison is a war crime but a million dead is heroic.