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Israel Chooses The Path To Apartheid

A protestor waves a Palestinian flag in front of Israeli troops during a protest against Israel's separation barrier in the W
A protestor waves a Palestinian flag in front of Israeli troops during a protest against Israel's separation barrier in the West Bank village of Bilin, near Ramallah, Friday, Feb. 17, 2012. Friday's demonstration marked the 7th anniversary of Palestinians resistance against the barrier at the site. Seen in the back are buildings in the Jewish settlement of Modiin Illit. (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed)

In my quarter century as Washington correspondent for Jewish newspapers, I frequently defended Israel against charges that it had created an apartheid system in the West Bank. But this week's election, with Benjamin Netanyahu poised to serve another term with an even more hardline coalition, means that apartheid is the path Israeli voters have chosen.

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