The U.S. is an apartheid state for at least 165 years because there are millions of citizens in its territory who do not have the right to vote, according to the criteria set by US Secretary of State John Kerry, Hawkish Likud MK Moshe Feiglin charged Tuesday.
In an appearance on the Knesset Channel TV, Feiglin explained that “there is a clear and recognized difference between human rights and civil rights,” and that “if annexation of territory without affording full voting rights means apartheid,” then the U.S. has an apartheid regime in Puerto Rico, Guam, the Virgin Islands, the Northern Mariana Islands and American Samoa.
Earlier in the day, MK Feiglin wrote in a blog post that “Kerrys come and Kerrys go. The Eternal Nation doesn’t have to take his manipulations too seriously.”
“Israel has and always will grant all its residents full human rights,” he continued. “If and when we see that granting voting rights or full citizenship to other national groups will threaten Israel’s Jewish identity, it is our full right not to do so,” he continued.