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ANC, allies, support retail boycott

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In a joint statement issued after the conference, the parties said: “As the Alliance we are now heightening our campaign aimed at boycotting and isolating Israel as a state founded on the basis of apartheid, which according to international law and several UN conventions is a crime against humanity.

“We therefore pledge ongoing solidarity with the people of Palestine and will enhance our support for the boycott, disinvestment and sanction initiatives against the state of Israel. The Alliance further calls on transport sector workers, at South African docks and airports to neither offload products from Israel nor upload products bound for Israel. We also call on retail sector workers to refuse to handle or package products manufactured in or originating from Israel.”

BDS gloated over this

Needless to say, the following day the local arm of the US-based NGO Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS-SA) put out a media statement saying that the “Stance of ANC Alliance on BDS boycott of ‘Apartheid Israel’ and support for retail sector boycott welcomed.”

In a concrete move bound to have major ramifications, said BDS-SA, the Alliance secretariat further called on South African transport sector workers: “at South African docks and airports, to neither offload products from Israel nor upload products bound for Israel”. Finally, the Alliance made a call to all South African retail sector workers “to refuse to handle or package products manufactured in or originating from Israel”.

Will it change Government’s mind?

This serves to once again highlight the disconnect between the government and the alliance parties they represent on this issue.

While the SA Government is pragmatic in support of growing the over $1 billion trade between the two countries and further exploiting the fact that over half of all tourist arrivals from the Middle East come from Israel – their populist parties play lip service to BDS.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. Choni

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:28 pm

    ‘So, Mr Feldman, and Mr. Abel, and others; Are you still as proudly Jewish S.Africans as you were, or is that pride waning?

    As Gary Selikow points out; We are becoming more and more like German Jewry was in the 1930’s.

    Time to wake up Jewish leaders. Our young Jews must leave.

  2. Gary Selikow

    Sep 15, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    ‘Despicable. The three headed ANC/SACP/COSATU is to me indeed no different from the Nazis who started the Shoah by boycotting Jewish goods and services as the three headed monster is now doing with Israe;li goods’

  3. Gary Selikow

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

    ‘The Muslim/Communist lobby have been so successful in demonizing and delegitimizing Israel that now the word Apartheid which was exclusively a South African name has now come to refer to Israel in the minds of the sheeple. Hence when you see ‘boycott Apartheid’ and ‘Say NO to Apartheid’ you know they going after Israel. the real Apartheid in Muslim countries against non Muslims is never mentioned

  4. Gary Selikow

    Sep 15, 2014 at 3:52 pm

    ‘Noteworthy that the Satanic South African Communist Party support the ANC regimes vile move of denying toe Dalai Lama (a true visionary of peace) a visa to SA. The AMC/SACP/COSATU are enemies of human rights and freedom, not champions of it’

  5. AB

    Sep 16, 2014 at 6:39 am

    ‘The campaign against the illegitimate, illegal, brutal, apartheid practicing ZioNazi state is hotting up. Remember how South Africa fell, the same is starting to happen with those who stole Palestinian land and who are brutalizing an unarmed nation… Cannot wait for the fall of this illegitimate genocidal regime. Judging by their comments, most SA Jews are just as complicit as their ilk in occupied Palestine’

  6. Gary Selikow

    Sep 16, 2014 at 9:54 am

    ‘AB you want a second holocaust and your hatred is as bottomless as that of hitler’s and the real Nazis of the Third Reich 

    Remember we outlasted Haman, Hadrian, Antiochus Torquemada, Chmielniki , Hitler, Stalin, Nasser and Arafat and we will outlast a vile nasty piece of work like you’

  7. Myron Robinson

    Sep 16, 2014 at 12:49 pm

    ‘AB no guts to print your full name. Israel does not need South Africa. But we as SA Jews need Israel. Without Israel we would be at the mercy of people like you who would have no hesitation in murdering us like your ISIS brothers do to all who do not follow their brand of Islam. Go & join those like minded persons who hate us Jews.  Zol tsu lieben vi a lomp Hengen ba tog Und Brenden ba Naght (May you live like a lamp hanging by day and burning by Night-an old Yiddish curse)

  8. abu mamzer

    Sep 17, 2014 at 5:31 am

    ‘Let’s not forget the Arab/Muslim contribution to the Holocaust AB!

    I know you are an anti-Semite because of all the ills in the world,most are in the Arab world.e.g

    Turkey occupies Cyprus?

    Ai Siss cuts off heads of fellow muslims,while Assissi correctcly puts the Islamists in the tjoekie!

    Sudan genocide in Darfur?

    Apartheid of citizenry in Lenasia and Fordsburg?

    Pakistan and India(Moslems wanted a two state solution and got it)?

    What glue sticks your tongue to your palate that you can’t utter the diabolical  nature of most moslem regimes,and find Israel as a scapegoat every time?

    Conclusion: Buy Blue and white every time you shop!

    No boycott.Love Israeel!

    Iblis awaits characters like you, AB, in Jehennem(Gai Hinom…a Jewish concept) while the fires burn hot in anticipation of your sinfulness .

    Pray hard,it’s not too late.

    You are wonderful people! and I pray to my G-d to be merciful with you.

  9. David Abel

    Sep 18, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    ‘Choni – it must be stressed that the South African ANC Government does not support BDS nor is it implementing the radical anti-Israel agenda of the ANC party.

    On the contrary, the Goverment’s approach is pramatic, realising the benefits of a relationship with Israel, and putting the country’s best interests before party considerations.

    While we certainly need to strenuously oppose the ANC alliance’s foolish, hurtful and brazenly anti-Israel public statements and actions, it is nevertheless important to distinguish between the actions of the Government (which really matter when it comes to international relationships) and the internal politics of the ANC party/alliance (dangerous as they may be) which are geared towards courting the Muslim vote.

  10. Choni

    Sep 21, 2014 at 5:54 pm

    ‘Hello David, I thought we have ‘exhausted’ this topic, but since You have brought it up, let me say again; Ze’v Jabotinsky would never have left the matter on relations between the host country and Israel, good or bad, in the way of promoting Aliyah.

    Exile is exile. There is no good exile. 

    P.S. This subject can never be exhausted until ‘every’ Jew is in his Homeland again. This was Jabotinsky’s message.

    Good Yom Tov.’

  11. Michael Berk

    Sep 24, 2014 at 3:07 pm

    ‘It amases me how gullible the Moslems are when HAMAS and other terrorists organisations are killing their people in Syria and other parts of the world.

    it sickens me to the core when an Arab 7 year old boy proudly displays the head of a decapitated man !

    Come on world , wake up ! Is this normal ?

    Isn’t it time for everyone to lay down their arms and learn to live side by side in peace ?

    I have read the Torah, New Testimant and the Quaran. Nowhere does it advocate the killing of another human being. In fact it forbids it as a major sin.

    Who is correct ? Who is to blame ? We are sinners and all need to ask G-d to forgive us. So let’s do it this Rosh Hashanah (New Year) and live in peace B\”H.

  12. David

    Sep 27, 2014 at 2:46 am

    ‘@Choni  –  I presume you live in Israel Choni , otherwise who are you , to tell every one else that Israel is the only place to be, and we are all in Exile.

    I certainly am not in exile, and I don’t live in Israel. ‘

  13. Berk

    Oct 15, 2014 at 6:04 pm

    ‘@Michael Berk

    don’t be so shallow and hypocritical’

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