South Africa to Cut Diplomatic Ties with Israel (VIDEOS)

South Africa's new president, Cyril Ramaphosa. (Photo: Social Media)

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

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.

The government’s decision was further confirmed on the South African Parliament’s official Twitter account.

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

Last month, the South African representative to the UN told the Human Rights Council that Israel is the “only state in the world that can be described as an apartheid state”, just days after the ruling African National Congress (ANC) party called for government ministers to strengthen the country’s visa restrictions with Israel.

Last year, the government also resolved to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office, and cautioned Tel Aviv for blacklisting supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which included prominent figures of the ANC.

The BDS South Africa campaign has witnessed significant support from the nation’s public, with universities and churches backing a cultural and economic boycott of Israel affiliated organizations.

(MEMO, PC, Social Media)

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11 Comments

  1. All I Know is that God says, whoever hates Israel, will not be successful – will be cursed, in other words…… So SA you will have no joy in future, if you don’t repent from this ignorance….

  2. Israel conduct politic of Second World War victim in the western world securing cooperation from most countries. At the same time runs getto like treatment for Palestinians. My heart grows when I see that South Africa is standing up against Israeli regime. It is the only sensible think to do.

  3. Which God are you talking about? Every religion’s God advocates peace. The Israeli government doesn’t support peace, perhaps Israel is then YOUR god.

  4. ANTI GENTILISM IS THE LONGEST HATRED.All non-Jews are GOYIM, SIMPLY ANIMALS TO BE USED BY jEWS. Jews are the aggressors here; they are committing a slow genocide against an unarmed people. They want a PURE JEWISH state, Who else talks like that? Jews never get along with anyone they are near. General U.S. Grant expelled Jews from the Tennessee Territories in 1862. God did NOT say what you implied.

  5. South Africa is a kleptocracy, in which members of the ruling party steal everything that isn’t nailed down. The same as “Palestine.”

  6. Always- consequences & backlashes from unlawful rule, exploitation & greed. Read “Nelson Mandela-Long Walk to Freedom” written by Nelson Mandela- an Educated Lawyer- Born free in a noble family -> spent 30+ plus years in jail as a Freedom Fighter & get an educated outlook on the struggle with Apartheid- his people were squashed in2 squalor & poverty. 4 survival & hunger I would steal. Israel stole land from Palestine in the 1st place by brute force 1948 on wards & are continuing to steal every day & at this present moment…. just like the Whites did in South Africa. I am White- I find bullying, greed, exploitation a mankind curse-> Foul conduct that will never be Blessed by God.

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