It required less than twenty four hours before the Israel lobby forced Democrats and Republicans to demand an apology from Secretary of State John Kerry for warning that unless Israel ceases its current policies which deprive Muslim and Christian citizens in Israel of their rights, the result would be an apartheid state. He humbly apologized and said that perhaps other words should have been employed. Democrat Senator Barbara Boxer of California, who is Jewish, was furious and declared: “Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East, and any linkage between Israel and apartheid is nonsensical and ridiculous.”
OK, Barbara, how would you feel if the following was legal in the United States of America?
1. Land owned by Jews could be seized by the Federal government on grounds it was needed for national defense purposes.
2. The government insisted that all citizens pledge allegiance to the Christian United States of America.
3. Jews were not allowed to hold important positions in the armed forces.
4. Each day in Congress, members yelled and screamed that Jews were terrorists and should be expelled from the country.