Thursday, June 20, 2013

Apartheid Israel

Well color me purple!

Looks like Alice Walker has jumped on the Israel bashing band wagon. Why? Who knows? She joins the likes of Stephen Sizer, Naim Ateek and Desmond Tutu who freely use the words apartheid and Israel in the same sentence.

Walker actually takes a longer walk into the Twilight Zone when she embraces the possibility that nuclear Israel could one day turn onto the United States. According to the Weisenthal Centre:

In reacting to the book, Rabbi Marvin Hier, the Center’s Founder and Dean said, “I must say, Alice Walker is the princess of historical revisionism, telling us that she fears that one day, ‘Though all focus appears to be on which Arab nation is likely to strike the United States … I imagine Israel just as capable of doing us nuclear harm … because the United States and Israel, working together have done terrible things to others … and it is the nature of thieves to eventually have a grand falling out.”...keep reading

Personally, I would have been a bit blunter. Walker is more than a revisionist, and so are her friends above.

Is Israel really an Apartheid State? Well, the inconvenient facts do sometimes get in the way. The Jewish Press article Alice Walker’s Mistaken Anti-Israel Position does a great job in putting things into perspective.

Make sure you also watch Dennis Prager's video at the end.

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