Former South African minister of
totalitarian affairs intelligence, Ronnie Kasrils, has been touring Canada for “Israel Apartheid Week”, preaching his mephitic brand of Israel hating fervour across campuses with disregard to truth and decency.
The McGill Daily recently interviewed him about his Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions campaign which has attracted 500 Israeli signatures. You can read it here, stomach cramp inducingly entitled: Lessons from South Africa
Here’s Kasrils on Hamas:
|"These are people who are patriots, who are serious, who are human beings and shouldn’t be demonized. If you want to solve a problem in the end, it’s not your friends that you negotiate with, it’s your enemies."|
When do you ever hear Kasrils speaking about Israelis as patriots, serious people, human beings, who should not be demonised? Never.
Kasrils continues with some outrageous lies, claiming:
|"And Israel has not taken the opportunity of getting together to resolve these problems and why? Because of the Zionist doctrine, they are not interested in negotiation. They want the entire land of the British Mandate to themselves, that’s the reason."|
If the Zionist doctrine (is there one Zionist doctrine?) precludes Israel from withdrawing from land then how does Mr Kasrils explain the withdrawal from Gaza and parts of the northern West Bank? How does he explain the security barrier which makes a serious dent to any Israeli who thinks Israel can keep more than 8% of the West Bank? How does he explain the offer presented by Bill Clinton and accepted by Ehud Barak in December 2000 where Israel would relinquish 97% of the disputed territories?
Pathetic as ever.