lionsoul -anthonyMI -
For the third time because you are slow, I'll use the simplest sentence structure as I can.
If Israel annexes the settlements, it will become an Apartheid state.
It is not presently an Apartheid State.
I hope that I won't have to say it a fourth because I can't think of how to make it more straightforward than that. It is on you at this point.
"It is not presently an Apartheid State."
I disagree with this.
IMO... it is hard to argue that the consistent settlement building and the home and settlement dismantling of the Palestinians by the Israelis (in the West Bank and Arab East Jerusalem) isn't the same thing.
As those strategically settlements continue to grow, they become part of the Israeli state. Each and every new "peace" discussion always starts with the Israelis claiming that those settlements are permanent and too late to change now given all the people who now live there.
It is surreptitious and gross... but it is already an Apartheid State.
Israel controls all goods and services into Gaza. Controls all energy and flow of water.
Whether you like it or not, and whether they say it or not, Israel has already claimed the entire region as their own and they are treating a certain subgroup of people as subhumans.
It is a walking talking contradiction to claim otherwise.
Had Israel abided by the previously agreed to borders (as recognized by the international community) or given complete sovereignty (including freedom of movement) to the Palestinians, you might be able to claim otherwise.
But they haven't.
still waiting for anyone to list specific apartheid laws from south africa and show me the corresponding israeli law