I know that you and I long for peace in the Middle East, but before you continue to talk about necessary
conditions from an Israeli perspective, you need to know what?s on my mind. Where to begin? How about
1964.Let me quote my own words during my trial. They are true today as they were then: ?I have fought
against white domination and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a
democratic and free society in which all persons live together in harmony and with equal opportunities. It is
an ideal which I hope to live for and to achieve. But if needs be, it is an ideal for which I am prepared to
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Israel was not thinking of a ?state? but of ?separation?. The value of separation is measured in terms of
the ability of Israel to keep the Jewish state Jewish, and not to have a Palestinian minority that could have
the opportunity to become a majority at some time in the future. If this takes place, it would force Israel to
either become a secular democratic or bi-national state, or to turn into a state of Apartheid not only de
facto, but also de jure.
Thomas, if you follow the polls in Israel for the last 30 or 40 years, you clearly find a vulgar racism that
includes a third of the population who openly declare themselves to be racist. This racism is of the nature
of ?I hate Arabs? and ?I wish Arabs would be dead?.
If you also follow the judicial system in Israel you will see there is discrimination against Palestinians, and if
you further consider the 1967 Occupied Territories you will find there are already two judicial systems in
operation that represent two different approaches to human life: one for Palestinian life and the other for
Jewish life. Additionally there are two different approaches to property and to land. Palestinian property is
not recognized as private property because it can be confiscated.
As to the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza, there is an additional factor. The so-called
?Palestinian autonomous areas? are Bantustans. These are restricted entities within the power structure of
the Israeli Apartheid...