Israel is not a perfect state, but it is nothing like apartheid South Africa, says a writer who has lived in both countries.
Benjamin Pogrund, who has spent much of his career reporting from South Africa, is the author of Drawing Fire: Investigating the Accusations of Apartheid in Israel published this month by Rowman & Littlefield.
For a young journalist in South Africa Nelson Mandela as a young ANC leader was a major source on the anti-apartheid struggle. He recalls there late night clandestine meetings and the moment when Mandiba turned to violence.
A longtime advocate of Israeli-Palestinian cooperation on the hypocrisies—and complexities—of the Gaza conflict.