Israel is not a perfect state, but it is nothing like apartheid South Africa, says a writer who has lived in both countries.
Then there is the fact that, for many years, the IDF generously supplied the apartheid regime with technology and weapons.
If it were to refuse this demand, Israel would very quickly be painted by former friends as an apartheid state.
For given the history of animosity and bloodshed, the most probable alternatives to partition are apartheid and Lebanonization.
Before Fidel, when segregation was in full swing, the Cuban apartheid meant many clubs and parks still refused black Cubans entry.
Barghouti went so far as to claim that “the Israeli apartheid has ‘Made in U.S.A.’ written all over it.”
apartheid is a system of policies already practiced by successive Israeli governments.
apartheid, like genocide, has an internationally recognized legal definition.
But apartheid intensified South African Zionism because it kept Jews from becoming fully South African.
Most participants judge Israel to be an apartheid society based solely on its actions in the West Bank.
1947 (policy begun 1948), from Afrikaans apartheid (1929 in a South African socio-political context), literally "separateness," from Dutch apart "separate" (from French àpart; see apart) + suffix -heid, cognate of English -hood. The official English synonym was separate development (1955).
"Segregation" is such an active word that it suggests someone is trying to segregate someone else. So the word "apartheid" was introduced. Now it has such a stench in the nostrils of the world, they are referring to "autogenous development." [Alan Paton, "New York Times," Oct. 24, 1960]