In fact, Israel is a democratic state. Its 20 percent Arab minority enjoys all the political, economic and religious rights and freedoms of citizenship, including electing members of their choice to the Knesset (Parliament).
The use of the word Apartheid against Israel came as a result of the security fence that Israel set up after the second intifada. Islam and Jew-haters of all political colors got the Media to write about the «Separation wall».
The truth is that 95 per cent of this «wall» is a fence. Just like the fence you have towards your hostile neighbor. The moment your neighbor recognizes your right to live and exist, the fence can be removed.
The five per cent of this fence that has taken form of a wall, is set up in areas where sniper fire has killed Jewish civilians. In specially, around the freeways towards Jerusalem.
A fence can not stop sniper fire. The wall has. Were there any better alternatives?
Source: Simon Wiesenthal Center.