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Israel: South Africa labeling decision ‘discrimination’

Ma’an - 23/08/2012

BETHLEHEM – Israel on Wednesday denounced South Africa’s cabinet decision to label goods from illegal Israeli settlements as produced in the occupied Palestinian territories.

In a statement, the Israeli foreign ministry said the decision “is without precedent, as no such measure has ever been adopted in South Africa or in any other country. It constitutes therefore a blatant discrimination based on national and political distinction.”

The statement added: “Israel and South Africa have political differences, and that is legitimate. What is totally unacceptable is the use of tools which, by essence, discriminate and single out, fostering a general boycott. Such exclusion and discrimination bring to mind ideas of racist nature which the government of South Africa, more than any other, should have wholly rejected.”

The ministry said South Africa’s ambassador would be summoned Thursday.

August 23, 2012 - Posted by | Economics, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Illegal Occupation | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Perpetual whining from the racist occupiers of Palestine. There has never been such an egregious criminal theft of a sovereign state, concerned not only with confiscating land, erasing history to frame the israeli narrative. I wish my country (USA) had a tattered shred of fairness towards the blameless Palestinians.

    The time is coming when nation after sovereign nation will refuse to have any relations with the immoral Tel Aviv Regime. Religious Fundamentalists and extremists cause mayhem and destruction in the relentlessly battered Middle East.

    Comment by ruby22-kate | August 23, 2012 | Reply


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