You're right to point out that Boer history and Jewish history are separate. My point however was that you can see a growing similarity between how South Africa treated the Bantu population, and how Israel treats it's Arab and migrant populations.
Without wishing to get into an argument about the worthiness and motivations of Middle Eastern news reporting agencies, what I will say is that generally speaking, the Arab press to which you refer is not free, and widely not seen to be by those who read it. Israel however, cannot make that claim. With the exception of Haaretz, most Israeli news agencies are just as frothing in their support for Zionism as the Arabs are in their condemnation of it. Neither side can claim purity over the other in that respect.
but if I'd lost family in the death camps I'm not sure I'd be so sanguine.
This is essentially the crux of the matter isn't it. I am in no position to explore the psychology of a Holocaust survivor, in much the same way as I can never relate to the teenage girl who becomes a suicide bomber after her family are killed in an air raid. All I can say, is that there are plenty of Jews who consider what is being done in the name of the victims of the Holocaust to be a reprehensible. Some of them are survivors, others aren't.
I think it resembles segregation more than apartheid.
I'm sorry but I cannot agree with that. The land ownership laws, restrictions on movement, restrictions on orange exports, restrictions on marriage and so on are not being designed to keep the communities separate. There is massive financial inequality, a wall, and a militia to do that. The aim of those policies is to herd the Palestinians into an area where they simply cannot survive, and are left with no means whatsoever to change their circumstances. The only role of the people trapped in Gaza is to die. By any definition, that is a ghetto.