Original post made by Jag Singh, Duveneck/St. Francis, on Jan 29, 2007
Finkelstein made reference to a comprehensive report entitled "Land Grab" by the highly respected, Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (B'Tselem). B'Tselem concluded that Israel has established a regime in the Occupied Territories, which is reminiscent of the South African apartheid regime. Last year, B'Tselem put out another report entitled "Forbidden Roads," which provided details of roads and highways constructed for the exclusive use of Israelis. Finkelstein concluded his talk with a quote from Shulamit Aloni, the former Cabinet Minister for Education under Rabin, who said recently, "Everybody here knows it's apartheid," so why is it illegitimate for a former American president to use a term which is a commonplace (in Israel)?"