Israel , apartheid and South Africa
Dr Derek O'Flynn (Letters, February 9) and other Israeli diplomats will eventually have to accept the apartheid nature of the regime which they serve. Many credible leaders in the world have done so; for example, former US president Jimmy Carter who wrote a book called 'Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid'. Archbishop Desmond Tutu said that "the situation here is worse than that of apartheid South Africa".
The architect of the South African apartheid itself, former prime minister Dr Hendrik Verwoerd, said in 1961: "The Jews took Israel from the Arabs after the Arabs had lived there for a thousand years. Israel, like South Africa, is an apartheid state."
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