“Israel does not practice ‘apartheid’”

May 1, 2009

When discussing the topic of Israel, individuals often get caught up in an extremely one-sided fight. The University of Minnesota is not a strongly politically charged campus, particularly regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Therefore, I truly welcome discussion and dialogue. I lived in Israel for five months last year; I saw both the ugliness and the beauty. Palestinians face daily treatment that we would not want to face ourselves such as waiting in checkpoints sometimes for up to two hours, water inequality and other treatment that should not be experienced in a democracy. I will be the first to admit these inequalities.

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