IS THE ISRAELI 'PEACE WALL' JUST ANOTHER FORM OF APARTHEID?
Apartheid, pure and simple.
Making Israel a binational state has never been a serious plan of any of the sides involved in the conflict. Calling the wall Apartheid wall, suggests that somehow binationalism is presented as the goal of the Israelis. Israel (and the Palestinians) has never declared it's going in the binational route, it has chased the 2 state solution from the beginning of the peace process. If you look at the wall in the perspective of 2 state solution, it makes all the sense in the world, as countries do have border barriers between them, especially when hostile forces from one territory infiltrated and terrorizes citizens in the other territory. The only obstacle in the way of achieving the 2 state solution (agreed by the 2 sides) is the terror and the lack of efforts and results of the Palestinian internal struggle to stop terrorism.
Yes, Israel's plan is to have an all Israeli, non-Arab, Jewish population.
LD, don't forget to add "living side by side in peace with a Palestinian state". And even that statement won't be correct, as formal Israel never declared it'll seek to extract the Arab population living in 1949 Israel from the state. Though I think that it's only fair since Israel is forced to pull its citizens out of the Palestinian territories.
Apartheid, by definition.
When I went to Northwest Missouri State, the NWMSU chapter of Amnesty International made a big 'wall' out of garbage bags and put it in between the Student Union and the Bell Tower -- right in an area of heavy foot traffic -- to demonstrate what the Israelis are doing to the Palestinians. As much as I agreed with AI's position, it was the most asinine demonstration I've ever seen -- the garbage bag wall looked unbelievably tacky, the wall was sabotaged because it was obviously in everyone's way, the AI chapter put up signs implying that whoever sabotaged the wall inherently supported the segregationist position, and the AI chapter threatened to sue the school because of the people who sabotaged the 'wall'.