In April 1976, Israel received an usual state visit from the prime minister of South Africa, the leader of a country increasingly isolated and condemned internationally for decades because of its apartheid
The unrest was fuelled in part by the apartheid
government's efforts to sustain itself by promoting rivalries between the country's"traditional" or tribal authorities and the nationalists affiliated with Nelson Mandela's ANC.
Before forming the South African Union in 1919, the country used to consist of a number of fighting districts and colonies which were under the control of the British colonization which adopted the apartheid
policy differentiating between the white immigrants who are of European origins and the African locals.
We celebrate when a particular apartheid
falls to the wayside, but perhaps forget the post-liberation, generational struggle of populations coping with memories of state terrorism, shattered lives, loss of place and family, and legacy of pain.
parties and other groups and aims to raise awareness of Israel's apartheid
Campaigners will dance through the streets of London to draw attention to the call to boycott shops in and around Covent Garden that benefit from Israeli apartheid
, including Sabon, an Israeli-owned cosmetics company whose products are made and packaged in Israel at their factory in Kiryat Gat, an Israeli city built on the ethnically cleansed Palestinian villages of al-Faluja and Iraq al-Manshiyya.
Today, however, the memory of South African apartheid
bedevils the debate over Israel and Palestine: some see in South African history a cautionary tale for the Jewish state, even as others decry the comparison as anti-Semitic.
If the ads are shocking, that's because the reality on the ground is shocking," said Cahdi Salamoun, president of Ads Against Apartheid
in a statement posted on the group's website on the campaign.
Alternatively, of course, Israel might grant them citizenship and the vote: that's what happened when apartheid
ended in South Africa in 1994.
First, Israel is a vibrant democracy and I do not believe, nor have I ever stated, publicly or privately, that Israel is an apartheid
state or that it intends to become one.
Published by Mampoer Books of South Africa, Nixon's book details how the apartheid
state invested more than $100m over 50 years in an attempt to convince Americans that South Africa was not a racist state that practised an inhuman system of racial segregation.
What would have happened had Mandela died in prison as was the intention and hope of the upholders of apartheid
," he said.
The Most Rev Tutu, the former Archbishop of Cape Town thanked "splendid" and "amazing" antiapartheid campaigners for their efforts in bringing about change in the "moral climate" over the scourge of apartheid
She claimed that while many Americans were urging our government to use economic sanctions to pressure South Africa to end apartheid
in the 1980s, "Ronald Reagan wanted to solidify, you know, U.
A keen supporter of the Palestinian cause, Madiba, was one of the greatest human rights activists the world has ever known, a man who led South Africa's transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s and guided this country from the chains of apartheid
to multi-racial democracy.