Sunday, 11 January 2009

Insulting the African National Congress

Naomi Klein  has called for Israel to be subjected to a boycott, on the lines of the global boycott of South Africa, which forced South Africa to give up  apartheid.

Whilst I think Naomi Klein is totally wrong, I also feel that she is insulting the African National Congress, the brave organisation which fought for an end to apartheid. To compare Israel to South Africa is akin to comparing the ANC to Hamas or Hezbollah, both of which are fundamentalist organisations that live by rules unacceptable to civilised people. Israel has it flaws, but anything that entrenches the Hamas in the Gaza Strip is so unfair to the Palestinians in the long run. Do we want a Palestinian Taliban to be in power in the Gaza Strip?

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