Understanding apartheid South Africa and why it’s relevant today with Israel

I just watched this remarkable documentary, Under African Skies, about Paul Simon and the recording of his legendary Graceland album. It tackles apartheid, Simon’s refusal to abide by the cultural boycott against South Africa and the politics around the issue. It’s highly relevant today – and Simon clearly understands little more today playing in Israel last year – and shows that the political struggle against apartheid Israel requires principle and dedication. In a very short amount of time, boycott, divestment and sanctions has had a psychological effect on Israelis and Jews in the Diaspora. It will only grow:

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