Kenneth Meshoe, member of South African parliament explains why Israel is not an apartheid state, and why bringing this claims is an insult to South African freedom fighters.
This a quote from a lecture by Meshoe, that you can hear clicking this link . You can also read the transcript.
“As a member of the South African parliament, and in the name of millions of my fellow black citizens of that country — we know what apartheid really was — and I therefore ask those in United States, Europe and anywhere else in the world who charge Israel with practicing apartheid to please stop doing so. You are damaging the truth, you are damaging any chance for peace in the Middle East, and most of all, you are destroying the memory of the real apartheid.
The charge that Israel is an apartheid state is a lie about the real Israel and it is a lie about the real apartheid.
I am Kenneth Meshoe, member of the South African parliament for Prager University.”
end of quote from transcript.