Just admit it: Reading the tittle of this blogpost, what came to your mind was.. Israel !
In my last post, Roger Waters and the Wall(s), I quoted Waters, formerly of Pink Floyd, for calling Israel an apartheid state. Maybe, just maybe, he’d reconsider if he read these lines.., written, by the way, by Khaled Abu Toameh, an Arab Muslim..
As Israeli authorities..
“issued permits last week to hundreds of thousands of West Bank Palestinians to visit Israel,
the Lebanese government decided to ban Palestinian refugees fleeing the war in Syria from entering Lebanon”.
“The Israeli permits, which were issued on the occasion of the Muslim feast of Eid al-Fitr, enabled hundreds of thousands of Palestinians to visit shopping malls, restaurants and beaches in Tel Aviv, Jaffa, Haifa, Jerusalem and Acre”.
“But as the West Bank Palestinians were celebrating the feast in Israel, thousands of their brethren found themselves stranded along the border between Syria and Lebanon”.
“And as the Palestinians were enjoying their time at the beaches, malls and restaurants in Israel, word came that the number of Palestinians killed in Syria over the past two years has now risen to 1,472″.
“The Lebanese ban did not surprise those who have long been following Lebanon’s apartheid policies against Palestinians. These policies include laws prohibiting Palestinians from owning property and working in dozens of professions”.
“Although the Lebanese authorities have not offered any reason for the latest anti-Palestinian move, some Lebanese politicians have expressed fear that the Palestinians would try to “settle” in their country…”
Jordan, Dr. Peace and Mr. Apartheid