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Denis Goldberg also explained that he has carefully studied and analysed Israel’s policies, laws and practices and finds them similar to that of the former Apartheid regime. Goldberg said: “Having lived through apartheid in South Africa. There’s no doubt in my mind that this [Israel] is an apartheid state. I cannot allow in my name, the same kind of oppression to go on against the Palestinians. I have to speak out against it. And I have to try and speak out against it in a rational and calm voice when really I’m very angry about it…when [Israeli] people say, well, you South Africans, you’re biased against us. We’re not. We’re talking international law”.
Goldberg also spoke to his Jewish identity saying: “As a Jewish person, I oppose not Jews…it is the Zionist [Israeli] policies that I oppose. Of course there are Zionists [Israeli] supporters who call me a ‘self-hating Jew’. I have to be an opponent of the exclusivist, exclusionist policies of Zionism.”