Apartheid: Ancient, Past, and Present

Apartheid: Ancient, Past, and Present
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Although the association of apartheid South Africa and the Palestine issue has been in the air for quite a while, very few scholarly books tackled the comparison in a profound and professional way. This book is one of the first serious attempts to engage with the complex situations both in South Africa and in Israel/Palestine.

As this book shows in a very clear way, apartheid was a multifaceted system of oppression, violence and dispossession. The treatment of apartheid in such a comprehensive manner allows for a better and more useful comparison of the various components that made up the historical case of apartheid in South Africa in the past and which are at the basis of the current situation in Israel and Palestine, however one chooses to define it. As this book and other works have shown, there are also quite significant dissimilarities between apartheid South Africa and the historical and current situation in Israel and Palestine, nonetheless there are still many principal aspects of the phenomenon which are almost identical.

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