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The Palestinians and the Anti-Apartheid Struggle

The anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa and the Palestinian-Israeli conflict cannot be compared. Anti-apartheid liberation movements were committed to non-racism, democracy and inter-group tolerance, and pursued these goals primarily by peaceful means. Violence was a last, not a first resort, and peaceful negotiations was always the preferred strategy. The Palestinian national struggle is in virtually every way the mirror image of how the anti-apartheid movement operated. [Attachment]: Chalk and cheese - a tale of two struggles.