Friday, August 21, 2009
Gaza, One More Bantustan
By Alain Gresh
(Photo: Ronald Kasril)
"During the Gaza war, South Africa expressed strong solidarity with the Palestinians. No one here has forgotten the collaboration between Pretoria and Israel under apartheid, and many see parallels between the Palestinian situation today and that of black and coloured South Africans back in the days of white rule.
Ronald "Ronnie" Kasrils looks just like the caricature of him drawn by the cartoonist Zapiro in November 2001. It showed him at the head of a line of Jews, including the Nobel Laureate Nadine Gordimer and Zapiro himself, escaping from a fortress. Kasrils has a big smile on his face. The fortress is emblazoned with the words "unconditional support for Israel". The jailers are shouting "Catch them! Catch them!"......"