Israel and Apartheid

A couple weeks ago I wrote about the possibility that academics may boycott Israel. The subtext of that discussion was the reasoning by some academics that Israel’s treatment of Palestinians was tantamount to South Africa’s system of apartheid and merited a boycott. Mitchell Bard of the Jewish Virtual Library does a thorough job of delineating the paucity of this analogy here. Sadly, what’s making this relevant again is not the work of some pinheaded academic group but the title of President Carter’s newest book, Palestine Peace Not Apartheid.

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