Handwringing about Israel’s transformation into a fascist state problematically glosses over the fact that it has implemented apartheid since its inception.
In an online conversation concerning the regime in Israel, my friend wrote: “I find it difficult to determine what is worse from a moral perspective: a fascist regime or an apartheid regime?” To the best of my understanding, a fascist regime elevates one social group over all other groups. An apartheid regime, on the other hand, degrades the status of a social group. But, I don’t know which is worse and I won’t compare between these two horrible phenomena for the sake of arriving at an abstract moral determination. Rather, I want to attempt to understand these social orders in order to struggle against them.