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28 Sep, 2011

South Africa should support boycott of Israel – Al Jazeera English

South Africa has been cast into a situation where it has to choose between supporting a Palestinian proposal at the UN, or supporting the Israeli-US mafia which has been trying to intimidate states into opposing the Palestinian bid. For a country – and a ruling party – which have had good relations with the Palestinian people for decades, the question seems a no-brainer: the South African government simply cannot vote against the Palestinian request, as the president made clear. Furthermore, for a country that has consistently supported UN reform to also support – in an issue such as this – the veto of the US is unthinkable. However, it is crucial that the ANC and the government be more incisive in their analysis, and fully appreciate the nature of the proposal they will support.

via South Africa should support boycott of Israel – Opinion – Al Jazeera English.