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Musician Steven Van Zandt faced backlash and accusations of hypocrisy after a pro Israel rant in which he got basic facts wrong about the Israel Palestine conflict.Van Zandt, a veteran member of Bruce Springsteen E Street Band and longtime activist who previously supported the boycott movement against South Africa and now supports a boycott of North Carolina, called supporters of the similar boycott movement against Israel ignorant obnoxious idiots. the same moment, Van Zandt insisted problems there have existed for a thousand years. In reality, however, the problems in Israel Palestine have not even existed for a hundred years. Israel was not created until 1948.Van Zandt also firmly rejected comparisons between apartheid South Africa and Israel. Former leaders in the anti apartheid black van cleef necklace alhambra imitation movement in South Africa such as Desmond Tutu disagree, and have explicitly compared Israel systemic discrimination against the Palestinians to what black South Africans endured.The kerfuffle began when Van Zandt defended American exceptionalism in a series of tweets on Sunday.Van Zandt and Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band canceled a concert in North Carolina in April in order to protest a new anti LGBTQ law.Explaining his decision on Twitter, he wrote of any kind is unAmerican. And I Am A Patriot. Had to take a stand. We be back. Discrimination of any kind is unAmerican. And I Am A Patriot. America is supposed to be better, before later adding USA is the only country ever formed as a culture of ideas. user then asked about Sun City, referring to the luxury South African resort that came to symbolize apartheid. In 1985, Van Zandt wrote an anti apartheid protest song named after the resort, inspiring dozens of artists to pledge to refuse to perform there. The song City was released by the group Artists United Against Apartheid, which Van Zandt formed.was our government policy keeping apartheid alive. This was unacceptable and we fixed it and took them down, Van Zandt tweeted on Monday, explaining his decision to boycott South Africa.It was our government policy keeping apartheid alive. This was van cleef necklace imitation unacceptable and we fixed it and took them down. government, which propped up South African apartheid until its final days, continues to support similarly discriminatory policies in Israel Palestine.Palestinians have lived under illegal military occupation for almost 50 years, and Palestinian citizens of Israel face more than 50 Israeli laws that directly or indirectly discriminate against them all areas of life, according to Israeli human rights organization Adalah. foreign military financing yet the Obama administration is hoping to increase this even it time to do it again, for exactly the same reasons, a user responded to Van Zandt. support BDS of Israel, she added, referring to Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, an international grassroots movement that uses peaceful economic mechanisms to pressure the Israeli government to abide by international law and respect Palestinian human rights.OK with the BILLION$/year the US gov gives Israel to keep their apartheid alive? another user tweeted in response. do we fix that? Zandt aggressively shot back, calling and the other Israel boycotters are politically ignorant obnoxious idiots. He added: is one of our two friends in the Middle East. In addition to the fact that a boycott in that case would accomplish nothing. Go get educated. Israel was not replica Van Cleef & Arpels Clover Necklace white diamond formed until 1948. Before that, Jews, Muslims and Christians, and people of a variety of different ethnicities, lived in relative peace for centuries.At the earliest, the conflict in historic Palestine can be traced back to the late 19th century. In the 1890s, Theodor Herzl founded the modern Zionist movement, which he openly described as a project. Herzl, who was not religious, asked British colonial leaders for help in establishing a secular Jewish state. Originally, he considered modern day Argentina or a British colony in eastern Africa.In 1917, the British colonial regime Balfour Declaration pledged the land of Palestine to the Jewish people, without consideration of the people who already lived there.From 1947 to 1948, Zionist militias waged a war of independence from the British, forming the state of Israel. In this war, Zionist militias ethnically cleansed the Palestinians, forcibly expelling roughly two thirds of the population, as renowned Israeli historian Ilan Papp documented in his book Ethnic Cleansing of Palestine. do not have the right to return to their home. One of the core demands of the BDS movement is the right to return.

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