Once again some universities are holding "Israel Apartheid Week". This set of demonstrations and information sessions really perplexes me. It isn't that Israel is perfect in its human rights record. Rather, I just do not understand why people single out Israel when the human rights records of so many other countries are so horrible by comparison (e.g. China's treatment of Tibet, Iran, Sudan, etc.). Also, what about the treatment of Jews in so many arab countries? And, just to be clear, the treatment of muslims and arabs in Israel is a far cry from anything that came to be known as apartheid in South Africa.
I just cannot understand why the people who organize and support these events single out Israel as a villain in the middle east when the Israelis have done so much to promote human rights in comparison with so many other countries.