USA uses the word ‘Apartheid’ for the first time about Israel

There are certain words which you have to be careful with if you are a well known politician on the world stage.  During the Rwandan Genocide in 1994 American politicians avoided using the word Genocide (meaning the deliberate killing of a large group of people) incase it meant more pressure on the US to get involved in this human rights catastrophe. Apartheid (meaning a policy or system of segregation or discrimination on the grounds of race) is certainly a word which John Terry wouldn’t take lightly when using it to describe what Israel risks developing into, if peace talks continue to fail.

Below is a map of Israel and Palestine from 1945 to 2011:

shrinking-map-of-palestine

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