‘apartheid is here’

says the legal affairs editor at Yediot Ahronot, the largest-circulation Israeli daily.

Thanks to Antony Loewenstein.

Oh and Haaretz goes it one better. Here is Yitzhak Laor saying "Israel’s apartheid is worse than South Africa’s." Evidently because settlers are in control in this situation.

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  1. Colin Murray says:

    I hope Judge Okon is a figure of national stature whose words Israelis will consider, and that he won’t be ignored like the Israeli supreme court is by colonists and their supporters when it rules on something they don’t like.

    I love this quote. Hillel the Elder … summed up the entire Torah with a single phrase: “That which is hateful to you, do not do to your fellow. Now go and learn the rest.”

  2. MRW says:

    The same site [http://didiremez.wordpress.com] that published Judge Okon’s article, also had this gem:

    Settler Rabbi publishes “The complete guide to killing non-Jews”
    By Didi Remez

    The ultra-fundamentalist Od Yosef Hai yeshiva in the West Bank settlement of Yitzhar is infamous for its involvement in settler violence against Palestinians. Memorably, one of the students fired a homemade “Kassam” rocket at the neighboring village of Burin in June 2008. This morning, Maariv reports that the Yeshiva’s dean has just published on the proscribed dos and don’ts (mainly the former) regarding the killing of gentiles. Here are some choice excerpts.

    “In any situation in which a non-Jew’s presence endangers Jewish lives, the non-Jew may be killed even if he is a righteous Gentile and not at all guilty for the situation that has been created…When a non-Jew assists a murderer of Jews and causes the death of one, he may be killed, and in any case where a non-Jew’s presence causes danger to Jews, the non-Jew may be killed…The [Din Rodef] dispensation applies even when the pursuer is not threatening to kill directly, but only indirectly…Even a civilian who assists combat fighters is considered a pursuer and may be killed. Anyone who assists the army of the wicked in any way is strengthening murderers and is considered a pursuer. A civilian who encourages the war gives the king and his soldiers the strength to continue. Therefore, any citizen of the state that opposes us who encourages the combat soldiers or expresses satisfaction over their actions is considered a pursuer and may be killed. Also, anyone who weakens our own state by word or similar action is considered a pursuer…Hindrances—babies are found many times in this situation. They block the way to rescue by their presence and do so completely by force. Nevertheless, they may be killed because their presence aids murder. There is justification for killing babies if it is clear that they will grow up to harm us, and in such a situation they may be harmed deliberately, and not only during combat with adults.”…In a chapter entitled “Deliberate harm to innocents,” the book explains that war is directled mainly against the pursuers, but those who belong to the enemy nation are also considered the enemy because they are assisting murderers.

    A full translation of the Maariv article can be read after the jump. link to z.pe

    Wasn’t all this stuff written in the Talmud, which we are constantly told doesn’t apply anymore? I object strenuously, and vociferously, to Christians who insist on following what ordinary men wrote as a book of rules 2,000 years ago, claiming it is the Word of God, as if they were there to verify it, as if they were cognizant of every translation of, and from, the original Greek, not to mention the outright rewrites to match whatever new 20th C Christian spin-off adherents can come up with. This shit is even worse.

  3. javs says:

    Would any jew who does not follow this type of murderous belief and practice please stand up !!
    These are facts from the horses mouths and a realization on why the illegal state called israel is actually a cover for world wide takeover. It gives creedance and legitimizes the protocols of the elders of zion as fact.
    The episodes of how all branches of the zunited states of america has become a sponsor in murder while all along planting phoney islam converts to play the hand of suspects bound by an idiology of murder and self preservation, no matter the costs.
    I only hope the next holocaust will start with the three branches and work its way down to the underlings that have been encouraged in actions in the aparthied Palestinian land. Hopefully the International criminal courts will get a copy of this as well. These murderous people have and will never stop until stopped by force or nuclear response. They are evil people and evil needs to be stopped out completely just as a criminal on the run whom has murdered will by all forces. An interment camp (Detroit) would be a good place to put all these people untill the rougue aparthied state is gone completely! this type of issue is very urgent and everyone that is of backround jewish and zionist placed into the Detroit area and fenced and walled in that included all the three branches of government and lobby groups. ALL OF THEM !!

  4. javs says:

    THAT IS A GOOD REASON TO DROP ALL RELIGONS AND BECOME A HUMAN BEING

  5. javs says:

    Maybe instead normal thinkers could rebuild Detroit and live there free of the god illusion and ridiculousness of religon…a state with out any religon would be a peaceful place to be…since we can not and will never be able to free ourselves of the insanity that is.

  6. javs says:

    there needs to be a place where everyone can be free of the hate that is created by religons controls that have blindly been forced into our everyday lives in one way or another. Even if that means being seperate from the USA within the USA.
    Just imagine a utopian place where everyone treats each other as humans.