In the first week of March this year cities around the world will hold the annual Israel Apartheid Week, or IAW for short. Organized by the Students Against Israeli Apartheid, or SAIA, it is a Molotov cocktail of political intolerance, illiberal personal attacks, and lurking, latent antisemitism.
The purpose of the event is to dupe the general public, especially impressionable students, into thinking that Israel is an apartheid state akin to South Africa before the ANC's triumph in 1994. Never mind that Israel affords all of its Arab citizens equal political and legal rights, something noticeably absent in South Africa. Never mind that access to public institutions, such as education and health care, is granted to all equally. Of course, if one repeats a lie a thousand times, people will recognize it as truth.