Presentation on theme: "Seeds of Peace MYTH or FACT? By: Sarah Shaff. My name is Sarah Shaff, I am a new Immigrant from South Africa SEVEN YEARS BEFORE I WAS BORN, APARTHEID."— Presentation transcript:
My name is Sarah Shaff, I am a new Immigrant from South Africa SEVEN YEARS BEFORE I WAS BORN, APARTHEID OFFICIALLY ENDED IN SOUTH AFRICA
What is Apartheid? Apartheid was the official policy of racial segregation – in other words, Racism and segregation in South Africa was the LAW, and if you were anything other than WHITE you were a 2 nd class citizen
Segregation in South Africa included: Separate buses for blacks Separate toilets for blacks Separate schools for blacks Separate beaches for blacks No right to vote No right to marry a person of another colour Etc…
What is Zionism? Modern Day Zionism – arose in the late 19 th Century, a movement to re-establish a Jewish State in ancient Israel Realized by Theodore Herzl during the Dreyfus Affair – “Jews could never hope for fair treatment in European Society”
What is Racism? Hatred or intelorance of another race or other races
What is Anti-Semitism? The hatred towards, or the discrimination against Jews for reasons connected to the Jewish Heritage…therefore surely… ANTI SEMITISM = RACISM?
Zionism is the solution to protect Jews from this form of racism known as Anti- Semitism…
United Nations General Assembly Resolution number 3379 10 th November 1975 the UN adopted by a vote of 72 to 35 that Zionism is a form of racism and Racial Discrimination
The irony… Today Zionism is compared by some..to Racism – However Zionism was created in order to protect Jews from Violent forms of racism and discrimination
Immigration to Israel I was confused as to why Israel is called a racist state, and why some circles refer to Zionism as Racism and even compares Israel to Apartheid South Africa If Israel is like Apartheid South Africa, why do we have… Arab Knesset Members? Arab Captains of Israeli Soccer teams? Arab singers gaining the most amount of votes in a israeli reality TV show? Arab Authors? Arab Doctors treating Jewish Patients and Visa Versa? Etc…
Saying Zionism is equal to Racism is infact… Racist.