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Palestine And South Africa

Published on 09 August 2014, by M. Tomazy.
In comparison between the former South African racist regime and current Zionist regime occupying Palestine, there are similarities, although the Zionist occupation is 'tougher' since it is substitutive colonialism.
However, Segregation and oppression are two common similarities between the two cases. In South African Apartheid regime, the Black native citizens were forced to live separately in lower sanitation than white citizens, especially the Dutch who controlled the state politically and economically. Segregation was applied in almost all governmental services, such as schools, transportation, neighborhoods and streets.
Black protesters were brutally oppressed. Thousands of Black South Africans were tortured and sent to jails.

Since 1948, Palestinians have been replaced by Jewish migrants and fired out to neighboring four Arab countries; Syria, Egypt, Jordan and Lebanon. Native Arabs have the least opportunities in Israel, in addition to exploding racism and extremism. Moreover, Israel built apartheid wall in the West Bank, this led to acquiring further Palestinian territories and isolated them in Ghetto-like blocks.

The voices who supported former South African  racist regime are the same who currently support Israeli occupation in Palestine. Reviewing the past articles which supported Apartheid in South Africa, gives clear impression on current situation in Palestine.

Here is an article published in 1989 through Christian Science Monitor, by lecturers in Political science who defended previous South African regime. Almost the same language and rhetoric are used comparing with Palestinian case.
Contrary to popular belief, the whites did not take the country from the blacks. When the Dutch settled in the Cape in 1652, they found a barren, largely unpopulated land. Together with French and German settlers, they built a dynamic society.
It was not until 100 years later, as they advanced across these vast unexplored territories that they met with the blacks who were moving south. Contrary to myth, the blacks were never run off their land. They settled in tribal lands of their own choice. When the whites met the blacks, the blacks had no written language, no technological knowledge, no cure for infectious diseases. In the 20th century, economic activity organized by whites gradually drew blacks out of their tribal lands into the cash economy and into the cities.

Zionists always argue that Palestine is an exclusive 'property' belonged to the Jewish people who were being exiled two thousand years ago.
They believe:
Living outside of Israel is viewed as an unnatural state for a Jew. The world outside of Israel is often referred to as "galut," which is usually translated as "diaspora" (dispersion), but a more literal translation would be "exile" or "captivity." When we live outside of Israel, we are living in exile from our land.
 But what about native Arab residents? and other non-Zionist religious and ethnic communities like Muslims, Christians, Jewish Neturei Karta and Samaritans?.