“Minister Louis Farrakhan, who resides on the south side of Chicago in the same neighborhood where President Obama’s home is, appealed to the President to visit people in inner city Chicago the same way he did the families in Newtown, Connecticut after the Sandy Hook School massacre. Twenty six people lost their lives at Sandy Hook Elementary School after a mass shooting.
Israel and the apartheid analogy is a comparison between Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians and South Africa’s treatment of non-whites during its apartheid era. The analogy has been used by scholars, United Nations investigators, human rights groups and critics of Israeli policy, some of which have also accused Israel of committing the crime of apartheid. Critics of Israeli policy say that “a system of control” in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, including Jewish-only settlements, the ID system, separate roads for Israeli and Palestinian citizens, military checkpoints, discriminatory marriage law, the West Bank barrier, use of Palestinians as cheap labour, Palestinian West Bank enclaves, inequities in infrastructure, legal rights, and access to land and resources between Palestinians and Israeli residents in the Israeli-occupied territories resembles some aspects of the South African apartheid regime, and that elements of Israel’s occupation constitute forms of colonialism and of apartheid, which are contrary to international law. Some commentators extend the analogy, or accusation, to include Arab citizens of Israel, describing their citizenship status as second-class. Opponents of the analogy claim that the comparison is factually, morally, and historically inaccurate and intended to delegitimize Israel. Opponents state that the West Bank and Gaza are not part of sovereign Israel. Though the internal free movement of Palestinians is heavily regulated by the Israeli government, the territories are governed by the elected Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaders, so they cannot be compared to the internal policies of apartheid South Africa. In regards to the situation within Israel itself, critics of the analogy argue that Israel cannot be called an apartheid state because unlike the South African that was explicit about its racial segregation policies, Israeli law is the same for Jewish citizens and other Israeli citizens, with no explicit distinction between race, creed or sex. However, others believe that even if Israeli law does not make explicit distinction between categories of citizens, in effect and consequence it privileges Jewish citizens and discriminates against non-Jewish, and particularly Arab, citizens of the state. In 1961, the South African prime minister, and the architect of South Africa’s apartheid policies, Hendrik Verwoerd, dismissed an Israeli vote against South African apartheid at the United Nations, saying, “Israel is not consistent in its new anti-apartheid attitude … they took Israel away from the Arabs after the Arabs lived there for a thousand years. In that, I agree with them. Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state.” Since then, a number of sources have used the apartheid analogy in their examination of the IsraeliPalestinian conflict. In 1967, after the Six-Day War, David Ben-Gurion stated that unless Israel managed to ‘rid itself of the territories and their Arab population as soon as possible,’ it would become an apartheid state. In the early 1970s, Arabic language magazines of the PLO and PFLP compared the Israeli proposals for a Palestinian autonomy to the Bantustan strategy of South Africa. In 1979 the Palestinian sociologist Elia Zureik argued that while not de jure an apartheid state, Israeli society was characterized by a latent form of apartheid. The analogy emerged with some frequency in both academic and activist writings in the 198090s, when Uri Davis, Meron Benvenisti, Richard Locke and Anthony Stewart employed the analogy to describe Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians. In the 1990s, the analogy gained prominence, after Israel, as a result of the Oslo Accords, granted the Palestinians limited self-government in form the Palestinian Authority, and established a system of permits and checkpoints in the Palestinian Territories. The analogy has gained additional traction following Israel’s construction of the West Bank Barrier. By 2013 the analogy between the West Bank and Bantustans of apartheid-era South Africa was widely drawn in international circles. Also in the United States, where the notion had previously been taboo, Israel’s rule over the occupied territories was increasingly compared to apartheid. Heribert Adam of Simon Fraser University and Kogila Moodley of the University of British Columbia, in their 2005 book-length study Seeking Mandela: Peacemaking Between Israelis and Palestinians, argue the controversy over terminology arises because Israel as a state is unique in the region. Israel is perceived as a Western democracy and is thus likely to be judged by the standards of such a state. Western commentators, too, may feel “a greater affinity to a like minded polity than to an autocratic Third World state.” Israel also claims to be a home for the worldwide Jewish diaspora and a strategic outpost of the Western world that “is heavily bankrolled by U.S. taxpayers” who can be viewed as sharing a collective responsibility for its behaviors. Radical Islamists, according to some analysts, “use Israeli policies to mobilize anti-Western sentiment”, leading to a situation in which “(u)nconditional U.S. support for Israeli expansionism potentially unites Muslim moderates with jihadists”. As a result of these factors, according to this analysis, the West Bank Barrier nicknamed the “apartheid wall” has become a critical frontline in the War on Terrorism. Adam and Moodley note that Jewish historical suffering has imbued Zionism with a subjective sense of moral validity that the whites ruling South Africa never had: “Afrikaner moral standing was constantly undermined by exclusion and domination of blacks, even subconsciously in the minds of its beneficiaries. In contrast, the similar Israeli dispossession of Palestinians is perceived as self-defense and therefore not immoral.” They also suggest that academic comparisons between Israel and apartheid South Africa that see both dominant groups as “settler societies” leave unanswered the question of “when and how settlers become indigenous”, as well as failing to take into account that Israeli’s Jewish immigrants view themselves as returning home. “In their self-concept, Zionists are simply returning to their ancestral homeland from which they were dispersed two millennia ago. Originally most did not intend to exploit native labor and resources, as colonizers do.” Adam and Moodley stress, “because people give meaning to their lives and interpret their worlds through these diverse ideological prisms, the perceptions are real and have to be taken seriously.” Adam and Moodley argue that notwithstanding universal suffrage within Israel proper, if the occupied Palestinian territories and settler presence are considered part of the entity under analysis, the comparison between a disenfranchised African population in apartheid South Africa and the Palestinians under Israeli occupation gains more validity. Adam and Moodley also argue that “apartheid ideologues” who justified their rule by claiming self-defense against “African National Congress (ANC)-led communism” found that excuse outdated after the collapse of the Soviet Union, whereas “continued Arab hostilities sustain the Israeli perception of justifiable self-defense.” Adam and Moodley contend that the relationship of South African apartheid to the IsraeliPalestinian conflict has been misinterpreted as justifying suicide bombing and glorifying martyrdom. They argue that the ANC “never endorsed terrorism”, and stress “not one suicide has been committed in the cause of a thirty-year-long armed struggle, although in practice the ANC drifted increasingly toward violence during the latter years of apartheid.”
South Africa (see map) is a country blessed with an abundance of natural resources including fertile farmlands and unique mineral resources. South African mines are world leaders in the production of diamonds and gold as well as strategic metals such as platinum. The climate is mild, reportedly resembling the San Francisco bay area weather more than anywhere in the world. South Africa was colonized by the English and Dutch in the seventeenth century. English domination of the Dutch descendents (known as Boers or Afrikaners) resulted in the Dutch establishing the new colonies of Orange Free State and Transvaal. The discovery of diamonds in these lands around 1900 resulted in an English invasion which sparked the Boer War. Following independence from England, an uneasy power-sharing between the two groups held sway until the 1940’s, when the Afrikaner National Party was able to gain a strong majority. Strategists in the National Party invented apartheid as a means to cement their control over the economic and social system. Initially, aim of the apartheid was to maintain white domination while extending racial separation. Starting in the 60’s, a plan of “Grand Apartheid” was executed, emphasizing territorial separation and police repression. With the enactment of apartheid laws in 1948, racial discrimination was institutionalized. Race laws touched every aspect of social life, including a prohibition of marriage between non-whites and whites, and the sanctioning of “white-only” jobs. In 1950, the Population Registration Act required that all South Africans be racially classified into one of three categories: white, black (African), or colored (of mixed decent). The coloured category included major subgroups of Indians and Asians. Classification into these categories was based on appearance, social acceptance, and descent. For example, a white person was defined as “in appearance obviously a white person or generally accepted as a white person.” A person could not be considered white if one of his or her parents were non-white. The determination that a person was “obviously white” would take into account “his habits, education, and speech and deportment and demeanor.” A black person would be of or accepted as a member of an African tribe or race, and a colored person is one that is not black or white. The Department of Home Affairs (a government bureau) was responsible for the classification of the citizenry. Non-compliance with the race laws were dealt with harshly. All blacks were required to carry “pass books” containing fingerprints, photo and information on access to non-black areas. In 1951, the Bantu Authorities Act established a basis for ethnic government in African reserves, known as “homelands.” These homelands were independent states to which each African was assigned by the government according to the record of origin (which was frequently inaccurate). All political rights, including voting, held by an African were restricted to the designated homeland. The idea was that they would be citizens of the homeland, losing their citizenship in South Africa and any right of involvement with the South African Parliament which held complete hegemony over the homelands. From 1976 to 1981, four of these homelands were created, denationalizing nine million South Africans. The homeland administrations refused the nominal independence, maintaining pressure for political rights within the country as a whole. Nevertheless, Africans living in the homelands needed passports to enter South Africa: aliens in their own country. In 1953, the Public Safety Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act were passed, which empowered the government to declare stringent states of emergency and increased penalties for protesting against or supporting the repeal of a law. The penalties included fines, imprisonment and whippings. In 1960, a large group of blacks in Sharpeville refused to carry their passes; the government declared a state of emergency. The emergency lasted for 156 days, leaving 69 people dead and 187 people wounded. Wielding the Public Safety Act and the Criminal Law Amendment Act, the white regime had no intention of changing the unjust laws of apartheid. The apartheid policy was highly effective of achieving its goal of preferential treatment for whites, as is demonstrated by the statistics in Figure 1. Where to go from here:
366) South Africa after the Apartheid Video 1 4) Fill in the blanks based on what you listen from the report Worldfocus: Everything about these. supports the notion that white South Africans have in pretty good. This suggests… By: Marcelo Navarro
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New Delhi, Sept 16: Terrorism, piracy, trafficking of drugs and women and children will top the agenda at the conference of Home and Interior Ministers of SAARC countries to be held in Kathmandu on September 19. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who will lead the Indian delegation to the conference, is expected to flag issues like cross-border terrorism and dismantling of terror infrastructure operating from some SAARC nations. Issues like suppression of terrorism, maritime security, piracy, narcotic drugs and psychotropic substances, combating corruption, and cyber crimes will be discussed threadbare at the ministerial-level and official-level meetings of the law enforcement authorities of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries. Other issues to be discussed at the conference include mutual assistance in criminal matters, trafficking of women and children and promotion of child welfare in South Asia, an official release said. Before the ministerial-level meeting, immigration authorities of all SAARC nations will meet on September 17, and Secretaries of Interior/Home will meet on September 18. The fifth meeting of the SAARC Secretaries of Interior/ Home was held at Maldives in September 2012. (This article was published on September 16, 2014)
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Post-Apartheid Waters: At the Water Slide, St Lucia Town, iSimangaliso Park (MVI 9640) What interested me with these kids or activity is that it would have been unthought of before 1994, when Blacks and Whites in South Africa shared separate amenities for reasons to do with the… By: ADanke2
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Johannesburg (AFP) – A South African Jewish online publication on Friday apologised to the country's outspoken retired Anglican archbishop Desmond Tutu for publishing an article comparing him to Adolf Hitler.
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An article in the South African Jewish report accuses Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu of "preying" on Israel, together with Hamas.
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First striking Britain in September 1944, V2 – V for ‘vengeance weapon – was Hitler’s last throw of the dice Around 1,500 ‘vengeance weapons’ were fired at London and the south east, ultimately leaving around 7,250dead The rockets used astonishingly advanced technology to shoot 50 miles into air, before arcing in a 120-mile trajectory Unlike the predecessor the V1, you could not see – or hear – a V2 coming as it travelled faster than the speed of sound The sophisticated technology from the V2s was later harnessed by the US and Soviet Union to pioneer space travel By Harriet Arkell for MailOnline Published: 04:30 EST, 10 September 2014 | Updated: 09:00 EST, 10 September 2014 321 shares 173 View comments They were the terrifying rockets that weren’t unveiled until the final months of the Second World War, yet still killed thousands. Around 1,500 V2 rockets – the V stood for Vergeltungswaffe, or Vengeance Weapon – were fired at London and the south east of England, in what was seen as Hitler’s last throw of the dice. As this interactive map shows, London bore the brunt of the V2 strikes, which began 70 years ago this week with an attack on Chiswick, in the west of the capital, and ended a year later, leaving more than 7,000 Britons dead. Scroll down for video
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The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department is looking for whoever vandalized a Sikh temple in Riverside with the word ‘terrorist.’ Courtesy SALDEF California trails only New York when it comes to the number of suspected hate crimes against South Asians, Muslims and Arabs, according to a new report from a civil rights group. South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT) has tallied 76 reports of violence and harassment against members of these communities between 2011 and April 2014. Thirteen of those reported incidents occurred in California a surprise to executive director Suman Raghunathan given the states diverse make-up which includes one of the largest South Asian populations in the country. She was also taken aback that some of the incidents took place in long-standing South Asian communities such as Ontario, Fresno, Stockton, Hayward. They ranged from beating deaths to verbal threats and graffiti. It instills a profound sense of fear, lack of security and instability, Raghunathan said. Twenty other states also saw reported incidents, with New York leading the country with 16. SAALTs methodology for collecting data is not scientific: It relies on news reports. But Raghunathan said SAALT feels compelled to keep a tally because the FBI does not track all hate crimes that affect their community, just those directed at Muslims. (The agency also tracks hate crimes against other religious groups such as Jews, Catholics, Protestants and atheists/agnostics.) That will be changing soon, however. In January, the FBI will start collecting hate crimes numbers for Sikhs, Hindus, Arabs and other minorities, according toFBI spokesman Stephen Fischer. The decision came in 2103, a year after a gunman killed six Sikhs and wounded others at a temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin.
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By Stella Mapenzauswa PRETORIA (Reuters) – Oscar Pistorius, the double amputee who became one of the biggest names in world athletics, faced justice on Thursday as a South African judge started her verdict in his murder trial, a decision that could put him behind bars for 25 years. In a fitting reminder of how South Africa has changed in the 20 years since apartheid, the fate of Pistorius, a …
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He said long queue of voters was similar to that of post-apartheidelection 1994 vote came after centuries of cruel exclusion for black South Africans Critics said first minister’s comments were ‘belittling’ what happened Labour ex-minister Peter Hain said the comparison was ‘preposterous’ By John Stevens and Tamara Cohen for the Daily Mail Published: 17:54 EST, 9 September 2014 | Updated: 19:55 EST, 9 September 2014 200 shares 294 View comments Alex Salmond sparked outrage yesterday by comparing the Scottish referendum to South Africas post-apartheid election. The first minister said the sight of his countrymen waiting in line to register to vote was similar to that of black South Africans forming long queues outside polling stations in 1994. But while Scots have long enjoyed the full trappings of democracy and elect both Scottish and UK MPs black South Africans were having their first sight of the ballot box after centuries of cruel exclusion. Scroll down for video
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Turkey denounces Israel plan to seize West Bank land. Turkey has condemned Israel's decision to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Ba… By: NewsVault
Israel faced increasing pressure Monday, including from the United States, after saying it plans to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank. Ally Washington, the United Nations and Egypt all called for an urgent rethink after Sunday's announcement, which angered the Palestinians and alarmed Israeli peace campaigners …
President: Bashar al-Assad (2000) Prime Minister: Riyad Farid Hijab (2012) Land area: 71,062 sq mi (184,051 sq km); total area: 71,498 sq mi (185,180 sq km) Population (2012 est.): 22,530,746 (growth rate: 1.9%); birth rate: 23.52/1000; infant mortality rate: 15.12/1000; life expectancy: 74.92; density per sq mi: 306.5 Capital (2011 est.): Damascus, 5 million (metro. area), 1,711,000 Largest cities: Aleppo, 2,132,100; Homs, 652,609; Latakia, 383,786; Hama, 312,994 Monetary unit: Syrian pound More Facts & Figures Slightly larger than North Dakota, Syria lies at the eastern end of the Mediterranean Sea. It is bordered by Lebanon and Israel on the west, Turkey on the north, Iraq on the east, and Jordan on the south. Coastal Syria is a narrow plain, in back of which is a range of coastal mountains, and still farther inland a steppe area. In the east is the Syrian Desert and in the south is the Jebel Druze Range. The highest point in Syria is Mount Hermon (9,232 ft; 2,814 m) on the Lebanese border.
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Israel plans to expropriate 400 hectares of West Bank. Israel announced plans on Aug. 31 to expropriate 400 hectares (988 acres) of Palestinian land in the Bethlehem area in the south of the occupied West Bank, the military said. “On the instructions… By: Hologram
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