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Doing deals with Netanhayu's Israel is appalling

Friday, September 21, 2018

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Dear Editor,

I am appalled by the news that the Andrew Holness-led Administration is prepared to even consider working (yet again) with apartheid Israel.

Doing deals with Israel, especially given the hardening of attitudes against Palestinians by the current Benjamin Netanyahu Administration — aided and abetted by the US Donald Trump Administration — is no less disgusting than doing deals with apartheid South Africa.

We sold out recently on the vote concerning the move of the capital to Jerusalem, and here we are again doing even worse. As I said when Jamaica abstained on that vote, it is an affront to those of us who were proud supporters on Jamaica's part in the fight against South African apartheid and our open attitude towards Fidel Castro's Cuba.

Many young Jewish people in the USA are equally disgusted with Netanyahu's complete dismissal of the Palestinians' rights. This is not to be critical of Israel or Jews in general, but rather against the policies and actions of the (ultra-right) Zionists and those who support them.

Paul Ward

Campaign for Social & Economic Justice

Kingston 6


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