The PJ Tatler

You Knew They Would Go There: Left Compares Israel to Jim Crow South

Lisa Goldman at Foreign Policy:

Israel has occupied the West Bank for nearly 50 years now. It has maintained its military closure on Gaza for nearly a decade, with no indication that it is even considering a change in policy. This is not a sustainable situation. Almost 13 million people are living on territory controlled by Israel, but only 8 million have the right to vote. At some point, Americans who talk about shared values are going to have to ask whether Jim Crow is one of those values.

A lot of people on Twitter apparently agreed.


But one person was quick to point out what should be obvious — that many Palestinians are forced to live segregated from others in Israel because their terrorist leaders continue to call for the destruction of Israel and they pose an ongoing security threat to the democratic nation — which Hamas refuses to recognize.