Efraim Karsh knocks this one out of the park.
The entire discourse of the radical Left concerning the state of Israel is based upon a false narrative and irrational thinking. They’re like conspiracy enthusiasts, no amount of evidence to the contrary will suffice, because the evidence is deemed part of the conspiracy and therefore tainted. You’ll never convince these “foaming at the mouth types” about the justness of Israel’s cause, meaning self determination, they’re beyond all hope. Your only hope to convince are those who haven’t already joined these conspiracy minded drones.
NOTE: A dhimmi paying his jizya tax to Muslim rulers. Traditionally the dhimmis receive a strike on the jaw while paying the jizya to fulfill mohamed’s command that they feel subdued.
Qur’an (9:29) – “Fight those who believe not in Allah nor the Last Day, nor hold that forbidden which hath been forbidden by Allah and His Messenger, nor acknowledge the religion of Truth, (even if they are) of the People of the Book, until they pay the Jizya with willing submission, and feel themselves subdued.”
The Middle East’s real apartheid
The Jewish State’s supporters find it difficult to agree on the best response to Israel Apartheid Week.
Peace seeking and/or prosperity are no proof of domestic benevolence and equality. The most brutal regimes have peacefully coexisted with their neighbors while repressing their own populations; the most prosperous societies have discriminated against vulnerable minorities. South Africa was hardly impoverished and technologically backward; the United States, probably the most successful and affluent nation in recent times was largely segregated not that long ago.
Nor for that matter is the apartheid libel driven by forgetfulness of Zionism’s true nature. It is driven by rejection of Israel’s very existence. No sooner had the dust settled on the Nazi extermination camps than the Arabs and their western champions equated the Jewish victims with their tormentors.