The Israel Apartheid Lie

A music video puts to rest the nefarious claim.

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(28) Una Marron, February 28, 2021 9:10 PM


(27) Malka Gross, December 27, 2020 7:09 PM

So awesome!!

Love it!!! Great message and music at once:)

(26) Thom McCann, January 4, 2015 7:40 PM

President Jimmy Carter Apartheid Lies

Let's drive the last nail in this "apartheid Israel" coffin.

I guess you read "Peace Not Apartheid," an anti-Israeli screed written by the Jimmy the ex-president whose Carter Center has accepted millions in Arab funding.

Kenneth W. Stein, the founder of the Carter Center’s Middle East program, resigned to protest the book, describing it in a letter to Fox News as “replete with factual errors, copied materials not cited, superficialities, glaring omissions, and simply invented segments.”

Some of the center’s prime financial backers, including the government of Saudi Arabia and the foundation of Saudi prince Alwaleed bin Talal bin Abdul Aziz al-Saud, whose offer of $10 million to New York City just after Sept. 11 was rejected by then-mayor Rudy Giuliani because it came wrapped in the suggestion that America rethink its support of Israel. Other big donors listed in the Carter Center’s annual reports include the Sultanate of Oman and the sultan himself; the government of the United Arab Emirates; and a brother of Osama bin Laden, Bakr BinLadin, “for the Saudi BinLadin Group.”

Investor’s Business Daily, headlined “Jimmy Carter’s Li’l Ol’ Stink Tank,” listed a number of “founders” of the Carter Center. The names were drawn from the annual reports, and included “the king of Saudi Arabia, BCCI scandal banker Agha Hasan Abedi, and Arafat pal Hasib Sabbagh.”

BTW King Fahd of Saudi Arabia donated $7.6 million in 1993 to help Carter fight the guinea worm.

I wonder which worm really got those millions of dollars.

After losing the 1966 governor’s race, he courted the white supremacist vote the next time around. Dirty means to serve “noble” ends…he believed J.C. was the greatest liberator of women in a society where they had been considered throughout biblical history to be inferior.”

I guess Jews did not warrant his grace as those treated as inferior.

(25) giles, January 12, 2014 2:34 AM

the right way to reach people

this is the best video ever to counter the israel haters


because its simple direct and it rocks.

the arabs have this kind of anti israel video.

first their music rocks

second its a gut level appeal

the guilty and innocent both have lawyers

if the guilty has a much better lawyer they win.

all the pro israel hasbarat has been only for the very educated or a knee jerk appeal to the issue of arab terrorism which they can easily counter with calling israel army tactics terrorism.

this music video gets the message of false accusation thru by keeping it simple stupid with a rocking catchy tune.

this is like going from a lawyer who cannot reach the jury with a lawyer who can compete with the opposing lawyer

congratulations on getting it right for a change.

most people don't think. they react. the music reaches the subconcious and the rational issue gets through.

this puts israel on a level playing field with the arabs psychologically not just militarily. you can change minds
when you touch the heart and rock the vote. shalom.

(24) not a rap fan, January 5, 2014 3:19 AM

Very intelligent use of rap

....just one question.....Who or what is the shot of the president of BDS in there for? BDS is against Israel. Messes up the message. - otherwise, for not liking rap, I thought this was very well done.

MABSH"Y, January 13, 2014 4:56 PM

But that's the point

Don't you see? As it says in the line beneath it says, he is studying for his PhD at Tel Aviv -- even someone who is clearly against the state of Israel is freely pursuing a doctorate in Tel Aviv . If that doesn't put the lie to the Apartheid claim, what does?

(23) Denise, December 29, 2013 11:48 PM

Fantastic reggae/rap

Really clever lyrics and catchy tune. Amazing. I love Jewish rap artists.

(22) Darrell Hart, December 29, 2013 7:32 PM

needs to be put on MTV and BET

Too true I have watch the news over the years hear in the USA do nothing but put down Israel for what they do to Palestine.
O Israel return rocket fire Killing Innocent people.
Well if the cowards would not hide in there city's firing rockets on other innocent people, the return rockets would never have happen.
I always wonder how many of their own did they kill, how many others.
Then how many Jews did they kill just so they can have their apartheid state I mean try to go to Mecca some time.
What I've seen when I look for what is real, and pardon the pun ( Israel, is real to all people )
It took a long time to find what was real in Israel I had to look in the middle and back pages to find it.
I will say this, I think you need to main stream this Video put this on MTV and BET.
I don't like rap but I like this, more positive message and it was a well done video (:

(21) Anonymous, December 29, 2013 1:39 PM

About this song

I like Ari lesser'so rap song. This one told the history of the Republic of South Afirica .Americans should not talk about Isreal also we in America had our own version of apartide call separate but equal also known as Jim Cow

(20) RedBull, December 27, 2013 1:30 AM

The Apartheid slur isn't meant to be accurate

It's meant to be inflammatory.

Dvirah, January 7, 2014 5:49 PM

Makes the Message Even More Important

What you say is true, and therefore it is even more important to have voices deflecting the lie from those who are not malicious but may be misinformed.

(19) Warren Langman, December 25, 2013 7:58 PM

The real truth that the world has chosen to ignore!!

I was born in South Africa 70 years ago,have been to Israel and have lived and worked around the world,Israel is very far from an apartheid state and is in fact more democratic than most countries around the world.

(18) JD, December 25, 2013 7:32 PM

This was good!

I hit play on this video thinking it would be cheesy. Took about 10 seconds to change my mind. Really well done

Anonymous, December 26, 2013 9:02 PM

Why did you think it'd be cheesy

You don't need to be assimilated to achieve sophistication.

(17) Beth, December 25, 2013 4:51 PM


Great job explaining the obvious differences to a real apartheid and the situation in Israel musically, especially as this is something the younger generation needs to be educated on and reached. Thanks.

(16) Ruben, December 23, 2013 4:54 PM

The truth is always simple ... Woooow

Great rhyming, TRUTHFUL ,EYEOPENING content. A Must see for all uninformed and informed haters of Israel ... GreAt job ARI:)

(15) Anonymous, December 23, 2013 4:11 PM

unbeleivable, just wish it was a little more censored

I thought that this was unbeleivable. Gave over the message very clear, and enjoyable and powerfuly. HOWEVER, i wish that he would have sensored the one line that stops me from sharing this video with my children or with my students, or with anyone for that matter. would have been equally (i think more) powerful without that line.

(14) nishant verma, December 23, 2013 1:25 PM


Amazing video, tells it like it is.
Israel Rocks and forever will, the chosen of God who have contributed more than any other race to make this world a better place.
hope all anti semites everywhere will accept this truth, come to their senses and be blessed. I stand for israel

(13) Ruttie, December 23, 2013 12:07 PM

Absolutely Genius!

Great, captivating music, truthful and beautifully rhymed contents, a MUST for everybody who's open minded enough to rethink their unbased anti-Israeli prejudice. Names are names are names, what's of the essence is to look BEHIND and DEEPER INTO what names mean in terms of reality before A is being compared to B to C etc. Withoug this basic ability to differentiate, we are nowhere ahead of the chimps. Excellent job, Ari Lesser, Kol Hakavod :) :) :) Yishar Koach:):):)

(12) Ruchel, December 23, 2013 6:16 AM

great message

Fun music, excellent content

(11) Rivka, December 23, 2013 5:17 AM


This guy is a genius. This is the second song I've heard, and his rhymes are amazing without sacrificing content. Love it!

(10) E. Dian Cantrell, December 23, 2013 2:06 AM


Now THAT is truth! I grew up in America, was born in 1951...I know what apartheid really was. I am a "legal" convert to Judaism. This was well done...even though rap is not my fav...this was excellent.

(9) David Tzvi, December 23, 2013 1:47 AM

Beautiful Video

This video should be required viewing in schools, at all levels, when discussing Apartheid.

(8) wolfe rakusin, December 23, 2013 1:05 AM

Brilliant video. Ari describes the true situation , both in the "Apartheid" South Africa and present day Israel and they are at opposite ends of the spectrum. Kol Hakavod!

(7) Galina, December 23, 2013 12:51 AM

the best rap music video I've ever heard. So awesome!

(6) Redbeard, December 22, 2013 11:40 PM


Great job!

(5) Maria, December 22, 2013 10:47 PM


Excellent! Really good treatment of the subject of apartheid. The documentary images of the era are illuminating. The lyrics is truthful and fearless. Very well researched. A beautiful contribution to our understanding of recent history.
Love his voice and the rhythm! Where can I get his recordings?

(4) Bracha Goetz, December 22, 2013 6:26 PM

Briiliant and important!!

(3) Steven Horowitz, December 22, 2013 6:22 PM

clever and creative video. Very talented. Get the word out.

How can we change the minds of the horrible bigots who try to hurt Israel on college campuses? This video can help

(2) Kenan Moss, December 22, 2013 5:30 PM

Israel and apartheid?

I was born in South Africa and never came across a Jew who supported apartheid. Maybe many who had suffered the persecution of the anti-semitic societies from which they had fled were chary of taking public stances but, even amongst those, they helped in private. Of the"whites" persecuted by the goverments Jews were disproportionately represented. I have also worked in Israel: I had Armenian, Druse and Muslim Isreali colleagues. I make emphasis of ISRAELI. As such they enjoy the rights of any citizen even those who publicly attack goverment policy. What is not permitted is acts of violence as a political tool: this goes for Jews as well. Why is it that "liberals" (Idoubt they've read Locke or his followers) almost always based on ignorance. Today I live in Venezuela: I had an amusing encounter with a boy in a bakery. "Are you American" he asked? I told him that I was a Jew and that I had lived in Israel. The boy stumbled backwards and I caught him so he wouldn't fall. He told me that Israelis were terrible people who beat Muslims in the streets and forced them to walk in the gutters."And where does this happen I asked?" "In Gaza he replied". I couldn't help but laugh. "Look young man I don't know of any Jew who would be crazy enough to be walking the streets of Gaza, let alone pushing anyone into the gutters. He wouldn't be alive for long" There seems to be a compendium of all the atrocities commited against minority groups from which to borrow anecdotes of which to accuse the Jews.

(1) Sophie, December 22, 2013 12:19 PM


Love the music video. Explains the issue very clearly.

anthony mclean, December 22, 2013 6:54 PM

I agree

Its obviously not a racist state but others will say and do anything to destroy Israel.


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