One Country

Out of the undeniable suffering and trauma of the Boer Wars, Afrikaners constructed an ideology in which they were in a state of permanent victimhood. It is this blindness that allows most [Israeli] Jews to believe the illusion that they have a democracy, despite the apartheid reality. Both Zionists and Afrikaners responded to resistance from the native population by rhetorically reversing the colonial relationship. But the reality is that neither Zionists nor Afrikaners would have gained control without the benefit of British power. This shared mentality of survival justifying any means led to Israel being the closest ally of apartheid South Africa.

One Country by Ali Abunimah

~ by Jay Taber on March 15, 2008.

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