Israel is an Apartheid state

The charge that Israel is an Apartheid state is nothing short of nonsense – an invention of Palestinian Arabs in an attempt to weaken Israel. Apartheid refers to the system devised by white South Africans in order to control the larger native black population; it was racist in its basis and called for separation of the races. Israel is not a racist society: Arabs within Israel have complete freedom to move about and available themselves of all services – in hospitals, stores, restaurants, etc., with full equality and alongside Jewish Israelis. There are Arab members of the Knesset (parliament). The separation that Israel has made between the Israeli population and the Palestinian Arab population in Gaza and Judea-Samaria is political, not racist. The security fence that Palestinian Arabs have dubbed the “Apartheid fence” was put in place to keep terrorists out of Israel. Since its construction began, the number of terrorists who have been able to infiltrate into Israel for terrorist acts has been greatly reduced.