Thank you Donald Trump for having the brazen effrontery and stupidity to reveal the American Emperor in all his naked glory.
No more Israeli dictated peace process façades from the USA. It’s all been a 50-year sham so those apologists for Israel had better shut up and act for real democracy in apartheid Israel by joining the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement to help birth a single state with equal rights and votes for everybody.
Hendrik Verwoerd, widely described as a key architect of apartheid, was the far-right National Party’s propagandist, political strategist and, ultimately, party leader.
In 1961, as South African Prime Minister, he noted that Israel was built on land taken ‘from the Arabs after the Arabs lived there for a thousand years.’
The point was to express his approval and to highlight Zionism’s common cause with the Afrikaner pioneers: ‘In that, I agree with them. Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state.’
Gareth W R Smith, Palestine Liberation Centre, Byron Bay