Israel versus South African apartheid

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By Naveed Anjum

Chart of South African apartheid versus non-apartheid Israel


Apartheid is an Afrikaner word which means separation. The term came into use in the 1930’s, and from 1948 until 1994 became the official policy of the white South African government. It referred to the system of segregation that was institutionalized to maintain supremacy of the white South Africans over the non-whites. Non-whites were given citizenship in Bantustans, then were systematically deprived of any rights within the state of South Africa. Citizenship and rights in South Africa were primarily reserved for whites.

Chart of South African apartheid versus non-apartheid Israel

Chart: South African apartheid versus non-apartheid Israel.

There were no black doctors, lawyers, or professors in Apartheid South Africa. Blacks were not allowed to visit the malls or sit on the same benches as whites. Separation was based on skin color, and it was without exception. Blacks were kept uneducated and not allowed to live in white civilian areas. There certainly were no black ministers nor members of parliament during Apartheid Rule! Blacks had no civil or social rights. There was no Black vote or representation. Even citizenship was given or denied based on one’s skin color.

Beginning in 1948, South African governments passed laws legalizing segregation and racism based on the color of a person’s skin. Then, in the 1960’s, the International Community began noticing the human rights infringements in South Africa. In 1966, the term “apartheid” was officially declared a crime against humanity by the United Nations General Assembly. The U.N. defined Apartheid as “inhumane acts committed for the purpose of establishing and maintaining domination by one racial group over persons of another racial group and systematically oppressing them.” In 1984, the National Security Council adopted a stance against Apartheid as a criminal act. (Click here to access the 1966 and 1984 U.N. resolutions 2202a XXI.)


The Arabs of Israel are full citizens. Crucially, they have the right to vote, and Israeli Arab MPs sit in parliament. An Arab judge sits on the country’s highest court; an Arab is chief surgeon at a leading hospital; an Arab commands a brigade of the Israeli army: Israel Defense Force (IDF); and others head university departments. Arab and Jewish babies are born in the same delivery rooms, are attended by the same doctors and nurses, and their mothers recover in adjoining beds. Jews and Arabs travel on the same trains, taxis, and – yes – buses. Universities, theatres, cinemas, beaches, and restaurants are open to all.

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Israel versus South African apartheid — 4 Comments

  1. Hey
    I found your blog through a friend. Thank you. You are a man of valor and courage and what you have written means so much to me.
    Blessings of good health and happiness to you and your loved ones.

  2. Small correction. Please do not list falsehoods as fact. Black had full rights within their states, as Gaza has. There were black doctors and universities for study how else did Mandela become a lawyer.
    Consider that the idea of apartheid was not anything more than self determination. The SA government at the time divided up South Africa into states that had full autonomy from the Whites. That government built schools, helped with the Fiscus and train near 400,000 clerks and administrators. THINK how else a terrorist government was able to replace the whites with trained blacks after the so call freedom. Sadly these over time these were dumped in favour of a political ideology which has led to the country sinking into the mire.

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