Apr 13, 2022
In General Discussions
The question that arises then is the following: is the situation in Israel/Palestine comparable to apartheid South Africa? In 1927, the mobile phone number list Zionist leader Haim Arlosoroff (who might have taken the place of David Ben Gurion had he not been assassinated by right-wing Zionist rivals), long before the creation of the State of Israel and the legal establishment of apartheid mobile phone number list South Africa, wrote: "I think it is worth finding an equivalent to our problem in the settlement annals of other countries." According to Arlosoroff, comparisons with the United States, Australia or New Zealand were wrong, but "South Africa is almost the only case where there is similarity, with our conditions and problems, to allow us an analogy." While the characterization of Israel as an apartheid state leaves out some unique aspects of the Israeli occupation, on many other mobile phone number list issues the similarities are striking: Israel controls all population registration in the occupied territories, all Palestinians are required to carry identification cards issued by Israel and your identity is subject to verification by the Israeli military at all times. There is a complicated system mobile phone number list of permits and regulation of both movement within the West Bank and movement out of the area: there are more than 100 types of permits to enter Israel from the West Bank, in what constitutes the most sophisticated system of population control around the world.