It was not that long ago that using the word ‘apartheid’ to describe the conditions of Palestinians in the Israeli occupied territories would arouse indignant responses and charges of anti-Semitism would be leveled against the speaker. But those days are long gone as the state of affairs has become more widely known and the realization has sunk in that the label accurately captures it. Even people like former president Jimmy Carter and South African archbishop Desmond Tutu and many others use the term.
Israeli comedian Assaf Harel, who is the host of the show “Good Night With Assaf Harel”, used the monologue of his series finale to tell the Israeli people some harsh truths that they have been avoiding for a long time, that apartheid has been a part of the Israeli system for ages however much they may shut their eyes to the reality. In 2016 alone, Harel received over 300 death threats related to his show.