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 This Week In Palestine 
 Weekly Program
 Host John Roberts, speakers Ilan Pappé and Jonathan Cook
 Truth & Justice Radio (WZBC)  
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Ilan Pappé, the Israeli new historian, has edited a new book titled Israel and South Africa, The Many Faces of Apartheid. Today’s presentation on This Week In Palestine features Ilan and the author of one of the chapters in the book, British journalist Jonathan Cook, now living in Nazareth. (His chapter: "Visible equality as a confidence trick.") They discuss the nuances of apartheid.

Increasingly, Israel is being referred to as an apartheid state, a state that has created a discriminatory society, by law, a state that specifies rights, benefits and advantages for its Jewish population that are not available to others of its citizens or residents, a “legal” separatist state. Some fifty Israeli laws secure this separatism. It is often compared to apartheid South Africa. In this book the similarities and differences between the two apartheid regimes are compared and analyzed.

One significant difference: Israel's population essentially invaded, sacked, and continues to militarily occupy what's left of Palestine. This demolishes the often-heard canard that "the two sides" should just sit down together and negotiate. By contrast, the South African constituencies were both native to the land.

The United Nations Apartheid Convention declares that apartheid is a crime against humanity and that “inhuman acts resulting from the policies and practices of apartheid and similar policies and practices of racial segregation and discrimination” are international crimes.

Here we explore modern apartheid in Israel, condoned, indeed supported by the United States, in contrast to attempts here to bury our own Jim Crow legacy.

Our presentation begins with an introduction of the issue and of the participants by one of Ilan Pappé’s doctoral students, Yara Hawari.
This Week In Palestine (a weekly part of Truth and Justice Radio) is an award-winning three-quarter-hour segment of news from Palestine and discussion of issues relevant to the Palestinians' struggle for freedom from Israel's brutal military occupation and colonization of their homeland. It speaks from the point of view of Palestinians and those who care about them. It's a regular part of Truth and Justice Radio, aired Sundays 6-10am ET on WZBC 90.3FM, Newton, MA, streaming and archived for two weeks at; TJR's website,, has a link to This Week In Palestine archives back thru 1-6-2008; earlier editions are obtainable from or by navigating through our playlists. (At this important time, TJR has been airing Palestine coverage IN ADDITION to that provided by This Week In Palestine.) We hope you'll write to us at if you rebroadcast our work, or have questions or comments.

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Ilan Pappé and Jonathan Cook - Israel and South Africa, the many faces of Apartheid
00:46:12 English 2016-08-07
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