Sunday 19 February 2017

This talk of Israeli 'apartheid' is absurd

Published 05/02/2011 | 05:00

DAVID Morrison (Letters, February 4) takes Kevin Myers to task for describing Israel as "the one and only democracy" in the Middle East.

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He argues: "Israel . . . has ruled over millions of Palestinians in the territories that it has occupied by force since 1967, without according them any democratic rights, (which) demonstrates a 40-year record of contempt for democracy."

He fails to realise that the status of these territories is a matter of dispute and will remain so until the conflict is resolved by a comprehensive peace treaty.

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