What is in reality loaded and inflammatory for Abramovich, chairman of the Whitewashing War Crimes Commission, are facts.
Israel is an unabashed apartheid entity, Fact. In fact it is a racist apartheid entity, that undermines human decency and peace.
As recent as 15 March 2017, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) report stated Israel has violated international law by operating an apartheid regime.
‘The weight of the evidence supports beyond a reasonable doubt the proposition that Israel is guilty of imposing an apartheid regime on the Palestinian people, which amounts to the commission of a crime against humanity.’
And in November 2017, Mandla Mandela, the grandson of Mandela who fought South African apartheid, on a visit to Palestine stated, ‘Palestinians are being subjected to the worst version of apartheid’.
It is indeed a shame when irresponsible zionist apologists abandon moral objectivity in order to become an unabashed spokespersons for the vile side that perpetrates war crimes, against the indigenous Palestinian families, by peddling and recycling the myth of divine right to Palestinian real estate.
In a region of dictatorships and theocracies, Israel has established one of the most robust armament industries which it tests on trapped Gazan families and sells to said dictatorships and theocracies. Fact.
I urge the Byron Shire Echo to uphold the factual word – apartheid – and to refrain from using inverted commas around the truth.
Dr Vacy Vlazna, coordinator, Justice for Palestine Matters