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Former South African President: Israel Not an Apartheid State
INN ^ | 5/29/2014, 5:15 AM | Elad Benari

Posted on 05/28/2014 9:08:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai

F.W. de Klerk, who served as the last President of apartheid-era South Africa, said on Wednesday that it was unfair to say that Israel is an apartheid state.

De Klerk, who is visiting Israel where he received an honorary doctorate from Haifa University, gave an interview to Channel 2 News, in which he was asked about comments recently attributed to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, that Israel would become “an apartheid state” if talks failed.

“There are many definitions of apartheid. I do not know what Mr. Kerry meant, but one should be careful about making comparisons,” said de Klerk, adding, “From what I know of Israel, I do not think it’s a fair comparison.”

He continued, “I ​​would not call Israel an apartheid state. You have closed borders, but even the United States has closed borders and Mexicans cannot enter freely. There are Palestinians here with full rights and representation in the Knesset; there are no discriminatory laws against them. It’s not fair to call Israel an apartheid state. If Kerry said it, I think he made a mistake.” …

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TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: apartheid; deklerk; fwdeklerk; israel; johnfnkerry; johnkerry; kerry; liberalagenda; lurch; palestinians; rop; secstate; secstatekerry; southafrica; traitor; worldwar3
It isn’t about the truth. Liberals always lie to achieve their aims. And the libs sure won’t hesitate twisting de Klerk’s words.
1 posted on 05/28/2014 9:08:27 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

He must have a new job teaching at an American university.


2 posted on 05/28/2014 9:10:40 PM PDT by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai

Israel can never placate the Left. The Left will never tolerate anything that is religious based, nationalistic and capitalist. If Israel wishes to remain the Jewish state and prosperous, it must come to realize that the Left is its implacable nemesis.


3 posted on 05/28/2014 9:16:31 PM PDT by allendale
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To: Olog-hai
“There are many definitions of apartheid. I do not know what Mr. Kerry meant, but one should be careful about making comparisons,” said de Klerk,...

Doofus traitor Kerry has no idea what he meant either. Jackass is just the way he rolls.

4 posted on 05/28/2014 9:35:39 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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Kerry is a Jew hater.

Pray America wakes up


5 posted on 05/28/2014 10:02:32 PM PDT by bray (Palin 2016)
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“There are many definitions of apartheid. I do not know what Mr. Kerry meant, but one should be careful about making comparisons,” said de Klerk, adding, “From what I know of Israel, I do not think it’s a fair comparison.”

Not fair? To Kerry? Has the State Dept twittered about this insult yet?


6 posted on 05/29/2014 7:03:06 AM PDT by SJackson (the Democrats take back control, we don’t make (this) kind of naked power grab, J Biden)
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> “...but even the United States has closed borders and Mexicans cannot enter freely.”


7 posted on 05/30/2014 1:40:41 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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