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Thread #153638 Message #3600260
Posted By: McGrath of Harlow
10-Feb-14 - 10:05 PM
Thread Name: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'
Subject: RE: BS: BDS of Israel 'Gathering Weight.'
Apartheid South Africa was also a democracy in the sense that it had elections and a parliamentary system. To get over the criticism that black people weren't allowed to vote they set up Bantustans where they could vote.
Israeli democracy has a similar pattern, with the difference that the excluded electorate actually live in the Bantustans, and the remnant of Palestinians who are not in exile are allowed to vote.