March 28, 2008

SOUTH AFRICAN WAS JUST AS GOOD AN ALLY...:

Palestinians fear two-tier road system (Ethan Bronner, March 28, 2008, NY Times)

Ali Abu Safia, mayor of this Palestinian village, steers his car up one potholed road, then another, finding each exit blocked by huge concrete chunks placed there by the Israeli Army. On a sleek highway 100 yards away, Israeli cars whiz by.

"They took our land to build this road, and now we can't even use it," Abu Safia says bitterly, pointing to the highway with one hand as he drives with the other. "Israel says it is because of security. But it's politics."

The object of Abu Safia's contempt — Highway 443, a major access road to Jerusalem — has taken on special significance in the grinding Israeli-Palestinian conflict. For the first time, the Supreme Court, albeit in an interim decision, has accepted the idea of separate roads for Palestinians in the occupied areas.

The Association for Civil Rights in Israel told the Supreme Court that what was happening on the highway could be the onset of legal apartheid in the West Bank — a charge that makes many Israelis recoil.


...but its system eventually separated it not just from American popular opinion but from the will of its own people.

Posted by Orrin Judd at March 28, 2008 10:10 AM
Comments

Don't spend your money on rockets and you might have some for potholes.

Posted by: PapayaSF at March 28, 2008 12:39 PM

As for the SA analogy, the Zulus and Xhosa weren't firing rockets at the whites, or self-detonating in shopping malls, nor did they cheer when bad things happened to the USA. As long as the Palestinians behave as themselves, they'll only get support in this country from the far Left and the Buchananite Jew haters.

(So when did Pat Buchanan start writing post titles and comments here anyhow?)


Posted by: Raoul Ortega at March 28, 2008 2:30 PM

They weren't once Apartheid was imposed. Of course, the Afrikaaners ended up having to give it back anyway because of demographics and the failure to genocide the natives.

Posted by: oj at March 28, 2008 4:28 PM
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