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Misusing term

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19 December 2023, The Age, Letters

To describe Israel’s actions towards Palestinians as “apartheid” demonstrates a fundamental misuse of the term that originated to describe the institutionalised segregation of South Africa’s white and nonwhite citizens (Letters, 18/12). Gazan and West Bank Palestinians are not Israeli citizens. Israel’s Arabs have the same legal rights as its Jews; just one of the reasons why human rights NGOs such as Freedom House rate Israel far higher than all other Middle Eastern nations.

Geoff Feren, St Kilda East

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Article source: The Age | Letters | 19.12.23

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