South Africa’s ANC Makes Support for Israel Boycott Its Official Policy

For the first time ever, the African National Congress (ANC), the ruling party in South Africa, today made the Palestinian call for boycott, divestment and sanctions on Israel part of its official policy.

Mbuyiseni Ndlozi of BDS South Africa said the decision “by the ANC’s National Conference, its highest decision making body, is by far the most authoritative endorsement of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign.”

In a press release sent out by email, BDS South Africa explained:

In October 2012, the ANC’s International Solidarity Conference (ISC) declared its full support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign.

Today, Lindiwe Zulu (member of the ANC’s International Relations Sub-Committee and special advisor to President Jacob Zuma) announced at the ANC’s 53rd National Conference plenary session, the ANC’s official endorsement, as captured in Resolution 39 (b), of the ANC’s October International Solidarity Conference (ISC) and all its resolutions, which includes a resolution on BDS. Giving muscle to resolution 39 (b), the ANC has committed to set up a steering committee to implement these ISC resolutions.

In addition, the ANC adopted resolution 35 (g) that specifically called for “all South Africans to support the programmes 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.”

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3 Responses to “South Africa’s ANC Makes Support for Israel Boycott Its Official Policy”

  1. Larry Robsoan Says:

    Hurray!! Come on all you BRICS and friends rescue us from the psychopaths we are enslaved to in the West.

  2. dyolchyr Says:

    One can only suppose that the term Divestment means that firms owned by Israeli companies will experience difficulties operating in SA . that being so .one can only applaud the SA government for its moral and righteous decision in boycotting Israel . The decision will of course damage SA business efficiency . because if there’s one thing Jews do well is run business’s efficiently . The Media .The banks . The financial institutions and you name it and they in all probability will be running it . Especially western governments like the US and UK . I rather suspect that this boycott is just a posture and nothing more . They will have had the puppets reading the riot act to them and maybe reminded that the US will bring Freedom and Demockracy to them if they don’t behave themselves. Given the corruption of the SA government . One can safely say that it is just a posture .

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