The Apartheid Libel: A Legal Refutation

The Apartheid Libel: A Legal Refutation (The Tower)

June 10, 2014



By Eugene Kontorovich

“Apartheid” isn’t just an absurd epithet when applied to Israel; it is also patently untrue according to international law. Which is why exposing the canard on legal grounds—and revealing the twisted, amoral logic behind the claim—is both easy and vital for coexistence in the Middle East.

Secretary of State John Kerry may have quickly retracted his recent off-the-record comment to the effect that without a peace agreement, Israel risks becoming “an apartheid state.” But his quip nonetheless has helped push the accusation into the mainstream conversation and ensure that it will continue to be repeated by Israel’s critics.

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