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He said if "we don't stop their entry, the problem that currently stands at 60,000 could grow to 600,000 and threaten our national identity."

 

Netanyahu is a white supremacist. He's a notorious racist. He demeans non-Jews. He viciously targets Palestinians and Israeli Arabs.

A separate ANC resolution condemned harsh African immigrant crackdowns. 

"The ANC abhors the recent Israeli state-sponsored xenophobic attacks and deportation of Africans and requests that this matter should be escalated to the African Union," it said.

Challenging Israel economically, politically, and culturally over time gets results. Major ones enough to matter. Doing so brings Palestinian liberation closer.

South Africa may, in fact, expel Israel's envoy. No decision so far was taken. Privately, Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) and BRIC country members are being lobbied.

ANC leaders expressed concern about Security Council inaction. At issue is Washington's obstructionism. Longstanding US support assures measures harming Israel don't pass. 

Passage makes them legally binding. Cutting that gordian knot remain key. One day perhaps success awaits. Every BDS victory brings it closer.

ANC delegates called on "all South Africans to support the programs and campaigns of the Palestinian civil society which seek to put pressure on Israel to engage with the Palestinian people to reach a just solution."

South African BDS activists spent months trying to enlist ANC support. They got Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies on board. He introduced legislation to force importers to label Occupied Territory produced products.

ANC's cabinet approved labeling them "Made in Israel."

South African Zionist dark forces challenge doing so in court.

ANC members have good relations with Jews. At issue is Israeli government lawlessness and longstanding Palestinian persecution.

South Africa's Jewish Board of Deputies national director, Wendy Kahn, denounced Davies' legislation. She condemned efforts to target Israel.

Other deputies preferred to remain unnamed. They lobbied to prevent BDS support. Failed efforts were conducted quietly. 

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Ironically, ISreal's old pal, partner in crime and... by Sister Begonia on Saturday, Dec 22, 2012 at 6:00:49 PM