Palestinian 'apartheid' bus row escalates as Israeli minister Moshe Ya'alon ordered to explain ban


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Israel’s top legal officer has ordered Moshe Ya’alon, the country’s defence minister, to explain a decision that effectively bans Palestinian workers from travelling to their West Bank homes on the same buses as Jewish settlers . . .

The defence minister’s justification contradicts the stance of the Israeli army, which has said it does not consider the Palestinian workers’ presence on the buses a threat, since only those who have been given security clearance are allowed into Israel . . .

“The minister’s decision reeks of apartheid, typical of the Israeli occupation regime in the territories,” the newspaper wrote in an editorial headlined “Welcome Aboard Israel’s Apartheid Bus”.

telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/israel/11192479/Palestinian-apartheid-bus-row-escalates-as-Israeli-minister-Moshe-Yaalon-ordered-explain-ban.html

Israel introduces ‘Palestinian only’ bus lines, following complaints from Jewish settlers:

haaretz.com/news/national/israel-introduces-palestinian-only-bus-lines-following-complaints-from-jewish-settlers-1.506869

Where is the criticism or TV news coverage from any of the U.S. Media TV Network channels, many of which push for “Equality”, of our ally Israel for implementing discrimination in its public bus transportation system? :confused:

On December 1, 1955, Rosa Parks, a 42-year-old African American woman who worked as a seamstress, boarded this Montgomery City bus to go home from work. On this bus on that day, Rosa Parks initiated a new era in the American quest for freedom and equality . . .

She was arrested and convicted of violating the laws of segregation, known as “Jim Crow laws.” Mrs. Parks appealed her conviction and thus formally challenged the legality of segregation . . .

In the South, city buses were lightning rods for civil rights activists. It took someone with the courage and character of Rosa Parks to strike with lightning. And it required the commitment of the entire African American community to fan the flames ignited by that lightning into the fires of the civil rights revolution.

thehenryford.org/exhibits/rosaparks/story.asp


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I would suggest it is media sensationalism and there is a good reason for not allowing Palestinians on the buses, one of which would be they may be wearing suicide vests.

Israel has many reasons to be extra cautious. What they are dealing with are a terrorist group by the name of Hamas (and make no mistake, this is a terrorist group). While we in this country USA are an ocean away, Israel IS IN the Middle East and as such is targeted on a daily basis.

This has nothing to do with Rosa Parks (who btw was not the first person to not get up when asked) or segregation. It has everything to do with Muslim terrorists (HAMAS) who want to kill Jewish peoples along with Christians and any religion not having to do with Islam.


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Attempts to normalize relationships of course does leave Israelis exposed.

The other option, to not normalize, is the more dangerous option.


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The Israeli military apparently disagrees with your assessment of the risks- “The defence minister’s justification contradicts the stance of the Israeli army, which has said it does not consider the Palestinian workers’ presence on the buses a threat, since only those who have been given security clearance are allowed into Israel . . .”


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