With Nelson Mandela gravely ill in hospital, McCarten chooses to exploit this to push his political agenda. An agenda to villify an entire nation of people.
Well, for a start there is no apartheid in Israel. No separate bus stations or bus stops for Arabs and Jews. Jews aren't allowed in other Arab countries, but McCarten neglects to acknowledge this.
Suggesting Israelis have guilt? For what, allowing their children to be murdered in the name of Allah? He supports anti-semitism from extremists like Hamas.
And what a lie it is. Here's a quote from Mandela himself:
"I cannot conceive of Israel withdrawing if Arab states do not recognize Israel, within secure borders."He visited Israel, and even recognises the right of Israelis to live securely in their borders. Again, McCarten chooses to subvert this for his own lies.
I just wonder if why New Zealand Herald continue to employ him. They must be so desperate to sell papers that they can print this kind of unsubstantiate rubbish as 'opinion'. Since the Press dumped John Minto, how long before they realise that this weekly rubbish actually drives paying customers away, and brings down the tone of the entire paper.