Art on the Israeli Apartheid Wall in the Occupied West Bank.
The Palestine Chronicle.com By Iqbal Jassat Fri., July 13, 2018
Israel is where South Africa was during tumultuous periods of intense oppression. Its racist right-wing bigots who parade on the international stage as “respected” Jewish leaders are as immoral as the perpetrators of injustice who wore Christian labels in South Africa.
Israel is doomed to failure as it pursues draconian measures to survive. The writing is on the wall. Former allies within American Jewry are openly turning their backs, disgusted and ashamed to be associated with horrendous atrocities committed in Gaza in their name.
Writers, commentators, and artists have become more pronounced in their denunciation of senseless violence against Palestinians. Cultural boycotts are beginning to bite as more and more international stars take heed of the call to isolate Israel.
Western European academic institutions have understood the need to undertake protest campaigns against Israel’s inhumane policies by actively adopting BDS – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions. So too have churches and influential social justice activists across the world.
The only lifeline allowing the Netanyahu regime to retaliate without any moral or legal considerations is the triangle of collaboration between the Trump administration, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates.
Unfortunately for Israel, it remains a fragile alliance given the uncertainty of a bullish Trump intent on bypassing binding UN Security Council Resolutions to impose a non-starter new deal. The Saudis who had banked on crushing Yemen to expand its domain and establish a maritime footprint in the Persian Gulf, face the same dismal failure as its bankrolling of armed rebellion in Syria.
Israel foolishly relies on a flimsy alliance of despots, dictators, and unelected leaders to fulfill aspirations of legitimacy which has evaded it for seven decades.
In contrast, the Palestinians have not resigned to accept their fate as losers. Instead, they remain resolute and determined to offer supreme sacrifices as they continue striving for full emancipation.
As they continue their freedom struggle, the responsibility of South Africa – both people and government – to intensify commitment to a free Palestine has never been greater.
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