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South Africa to Cut Diplomatic Ties with Israel

A child next to a picture of Nelson Mandela at a pro-Palestinian rally in Cape Town, Aug. 9, 2014. PHOTO: Haaretz/AP

South Africa has been a staunch ally of the Palestinian struggle and regularly spoken out against the atrocities committed by the Israeli government

20 February 2018

MIDDLE EAST MONITOR — The South African government is intending to cut diplomatic ties with Israel in protest of its treatment of the Palestinian people, the country’s Science and Technology Minister Naledi Pandor announced yesterday.

Pandor informed parliamentarians of the government’s resolution during a ten-hour joint debate on South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address (SONA) that he delivered last week.

“The majority party has agreed, that government must cut diplomatic ties with Israel, given the absence of genuine initiatives by Israel to secure lasting peace and a viable two-state solution that includes full freedom and democracy for the Palestinian people,” she said.

The comments were made in response to opposition leader Kenneth Meshoe, who had argued that it was disappointing that national and provincial authorities in South Africa had refused help from Israeli companies to address the country’s current water crisis.

However, the proposal was applauded by parliamentarians and Pandor, who is expected to be appointed vice president in Ramaphosa’s new Cabinet, was given a standing ovation as she left the podium. […]

2 Comments on South Africa to Cut Diplomatic Ties with Israel

  1. Australia stepping up to save the lives of threatened South African whites

    Australian Minister of Home Affairs Peter Dutton on Wednesday said his department is looking into methods that would facilitate the fast-tracking of visas for white South African farmers who want to relocate to Australia, according to reports.

    Dutton, who also holds the ministerial post for immigration and border protection, told the Daily Telegraph that white South African farmers “deserve special attention” because of the “horrific circumstances” of land seizures and violence in the country.

  2. TPTB have orchestrated a Race War to destroy SA just like in Rhodesia. I’m sure there are Blacks who do not support this self destruction. After SA begins to starve, which nationstate will become the White Knight to “save” them? I would support troops and military aid to depose this self destructive Communist government.

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