As a Palestinian refugee, I must scrutinize all the details of life, so that I´ll not be involved, in any way, in the cultural and demographic erasure war waged by the Zionist occupation and its allies against the Arab people in Palestine since before 1948, within the project of colonial domination, which has evolved into multiple forms in every country in the region, but it´s still taking the direct military form in Palestine.
One of the challenges is the idioms that everyone can use without checking its origin and background, and according to the title, I mean exactly the "apartheid" Idiom.
Even today, the Israelis still can´t deny the persecution and war they are waging against the Palestinians, whether cramming the Palestinians into camps that are almost bursting out of overcrowding and poverty or locking them up inside the separation wall in Bethlehem or continuing the siege of Gaza City that has been going on for more than a decade.
But does this mean that "Israel" is an apartheid regime?
To answer this question, we must refer to the period of De Clerk’s rule in South Africa, where he released Nelson Mandela and ended the apartheid regime imposed by the colonial government on the indigenous population there.
Native Africans were prohibited from marrying whites, participating in elections, or receiving a good education, and undoubtedly, they were detained in slums that lack the slightest aspect of normalcy, in a situation like the Palestinian refugee camps today.
What can be seen by tracking the popular resistance there is that it has transformed from a struggle for the restoration of the land from the colonial powers that plunder wealth and enslave the population, to a struggle for just equal rights with the white colonialists, and thus the conflict with the colonists ended as soon as De Clerk allowed the indigenous population to be exempted from restrictions Imposed on them before.
It can be said that the end of the struggle of the Africans there in this direction is the reason that pushed me to think about the background of the Idiom and the ability of using it in the Palestinian-Zionist conflict in Palestine, although it seems good at first glance, and I may have used it for several times before, but is it really valid?
The conviction that "Israel" is an apartheid regime means that there is an achievable solution to resolve the conflict, meaning that the Palestinians obtain equal rights with the Israelis, and therefore there will be no longer any problem between the two parties.
Thus, the struggle between Zionism and the total existence of Palestine, which has been ongoing since the Second World War, can be overcome by the Palestinians abandoning their demand to regain their land from Ashkenazi settlers in exchange for some rights that they can give them, such as water, electricity, participation in elections, and free movement between cities, (but no return for millions of refugees)
the Idiom guarantees, through the long influence, the eternal existence of Western colonialism in Palestine, similar to South Africa, by nibbling the Palestinian popular struggle and shortening the demands while ensuring the continued success of the Western colonial project in the Middle East.
"Israel" is not an apartheid regime. Rather, it is an occupation entity that plays an important military role in the Middle East, which prevents communication between the East and the Arab West and ensures that the region remains in a state of war that prevents the population from benefiting from their resources and capabilities, which is what the countries supporting the occupation benefit from to ensure their superiority and guarantee the consumer market for the arms industry.
This is an image that can never be forgotten or described courtesy.