Palestinians Treated Worse than Blacks Under Apartheid

Andrew Sullivan describes the life of Palestinians near an Israeli settlement:

These Palestinian Arabs were subject to constant harassment and violence

from the Jewish settlers nearby. Kristof adds every caveat – about

security, about double-standards, etc. But I fail to see how this kind

of governing system, brutally punishing people for being the wrong

ethnicity and religion and using the apparatus of the state to

impoverish and marginalize them, is somehow in a different moral zone

than apartheid. Could a reader mount a case for a clear difference? I

think even parts of Soweto were allowed to access the national grid.

Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.