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Kerry draws fire for reported comment about 'apartheid' and Israel
Kerry draws fire for reported comment about 'apartheid' and Israel

Secretary of State John F. Kerry was denounced by supporters of both Israel and the Palestinians on Monday for reportedly saying that Israel could become an “apartheid” nation if it does not reach a peace deal to create a separate Palestinian state. Supporters of Israel in Congress and pro-Israel groups said Kerry’s comment on Friday was offensive because it compared Israel’s treatment of Palestinians to the former South African regime’s systematic segregation and oppression of black Africans. Some Palestinian advocates, meanwhile, complained that Kerry’s comment ignored that Palestinians already have second-class status in the country. Kerry’s...

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