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THE ANNOUNCEMENT that the
third session of the Russell
Tribunal on Palestine (RTOP) will
be held at the District Six Museum
in Cape Town on November 5-6 “to
probe whether the treatment of
Palestinians in Israel and the occupied
territories meets the criteria
of the United Nations convention
against the crime of apartheid”,
has drawn fierce responses. It has
inter alia been called “an irrelevant
According to a report in The
New Age, RTOP co-ordinator
Belgian former Senator Pierre
Galand said: “It was not a matter of
declaring Israel an apartheid state
because of the practice of separation…
and the deprivation and
oppression of Palestinians as they
struggle for self-determination”,
but rather to “’put questions in
front of Israel’ regarding crimes
against humanity and the matter of
a comparison with apartheid South Africa.
I'll be honest and say I've never seen such Antisemitism.
I am ashamed.
I know the Palestinians have a powerful case, but good God, some of this is not right!
The Jews are to blame for everything...