Why then are some supporters of the Palestinian struggle so keen to use the ‘Apartheid State’ designation for Israel? Because the word Apartheid confers on Israel the status of pariah state – to be boycotted, sanctioned etc in the same way that the actual apartheid state was.
Among the bourgeois politicians who lined up to eulogise Nelson Mandela over the past week, the competition for Awards in the categories Most Convenient Amnesia and Greatest Hypocrite Of All was fierce. […]
Their Mandela was a saintly figure, whom they first recognised in the early 1990s. His chief characteristic was the ability to forgive unspeakable crimes – their crimes. He was prepared to […]