Gary Fine

Gary Fine is a biblical researcher and writer, specializing in topics specific to ancient Israel. He is a retired Air Force captain, a lifelong Minneapolis resident and a graduate of the University of Minnesota. Fine is an individual advocate for a strong America, a secure Israel, and a strong American-Israel partnership.

Why no international outcry against Arab apartheid?

Posted by: Gary Fine Updated: March 14, 2012 - 6:31 AM

 As Israel Apartheid Week continues, a Palestinian boy was left to die at a Lebanese hospital because his father couldn’t afford treatment .  Mohammed Nabil Taha, an 11-year-old Palestinian boy, died this week at the entrance to a Lebanese hospital after doctors refused to help him because his family could not afford to pay for medical treatment. Taha’s tragic case highlights the plight of hundreds of thousands of Palestinians who live in squalid refugee camps in Lebanon and who are the victims of an apartheid system that denies them access to work, education and medical care. This is in stark contrast to the routinely false portrayal offered by many major international media sources and individuals against Israeli policy towards Palestinian Arabs.  Ironically, the boy’s death at the entrance to the hospital coincided with Israel Apartheid Week, a{n annual} festival of hatred and incitement organized by anti-Israel activists on university campuses in the US, Canada and other countries. -KHALED ABU TUOMEH 03/17/2011.
 Just this week, the University of Minnesota’s Minnesota Daily Op-Ed page printed: “Disinvest in Israel” an articulate though hypocritically inaccurate article, heavily inlaid with unsubstantiated misstatements and false charges calling for the divestment (banning) of all funding to the State of Israel. This was given prominent display, visually inferring a sort of University-endorsed-scholastic-integrity to the so-called “academic” nature of the opinion piece, according to its author, in the Daily’s Op-Ed page-3/08/12. Personally, I find it disconcerting that such uneducated drivel found a welcome home in the Minnesota Daily, a better choice would have been the Nazi publication -Der Sturmer. A notoriously anti-Semitic publication.

Although many pro-Palestinian organizations are aware that the Israel-apartheid analogy is inaccurate, this rhetoric is continually used to condemn and isolate Israel.  Just visit Israel to see the truth...Israeli Arabs shopping at Jerusalem's Mamila Mall, enjoying Tel Aviv beaches, enrolled in the universities, getting hospital care, going on school trips to the zoos, and having free access to public places… Labeling Israel "apartheid" is meant to provoke worldwide criticism and elicit human rights-based anger that sanctions demonstrations, boycotts, and the denigration of Jewish morals.  This finger-pointing is an intentional attack on Israel.  It condones terror in the guise of "freedom-fighters," encourages prosecution of Israeli officials in foreign courts, promotes laws against Israeli goods, and supports boycotts of stores selling Israeli products.  It sees the advantage of kidnapping soldiers, allows the destruction of Jewish artifacts and religious sites, and tries to exclude Jews from their legitimate claim to their historic homeland.- JanSuzanne Krasner 10/26/11-Israeli Democracy vs. Arab Apartheid 

Why Israel is not an apartheid state – see video below:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Eupkfyd1ulc&feature=related


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