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South Africa calls out Israel as an Apartheid State. United Nations

Post by sassy on Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:42 pm




Strong statement. As a former nation suffering under apartheid (racial segregation and discrimination), South Africa calls out Israel as the only state in the world which can be called an apartheid state. Speech by Mr. Clinton Swemmer, South Africa, at the United Nations Human Rights Council, "Israel - 29th Session of Universal Periodic Review"

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Post by Maddog on Mon Feb 05, 2018 11:45 pm

Oh wow. The UN is condemning Israel again. It's like groundhog day in that worthless body of corrupt Cretians.

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Post by Didge on Tue Feb 06, 2018 1:26 am

South Africa has adopted an increasingly hard line against the Jewish state, with the ruling ANC party passing a resolution at its December, 2017 conference to downgrade the country’s embassy in Tel Aviv to that of a “liaison office.”

The same ANC conference included a delegation of Hamas representatives. Hamas is recognized internationally as a terror organization and not the representatives of the Palestinian people. South Africa faces many domestic challenges such as ‘state capture’ scandals, economic woes and a crippling water crisis in Cape Town which will soon become the first dry city in the world. Why all the focus on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Is it a means to distract from domestic problems?

More recently, we saw further evidence of this when South Africa used its opportunity to address the United Nations Human Rights Council to excoriate Israel. South African diplomat Clinton Swemmer told the Council, “Israel is the only state in the world that can be called an apartheid state. We remain deeply concerned at the denial of the right of self-determination to the Palestinian people, in the absence of which no other human right can be exercised or enjoyed.”

The United Nations Human Rights Council with its obsessive focus on Israel at the expense of other conflicts and human rights violations has, in short, become the theater of the absurd.

Calling Israel an “apartheid state” is a fallacious statement to say the least. Is there racism in Israel? Yes. Racism is abhorrent in Israel just like anywhere else in the world and it needs to be fought whenever it rears its ugly head. The fundamental difference is that apartheid was a system of state legislated laws that deemed the country’s white population as racially superior to any other population group. The apartheid laws governed every aspect of a person’s life, from where they could live, work and receive an education, to the use of transport and bathroom facilities. Every aspect of apartheid was designed to humiliate and discriminate against South Africa’s non-white population.

Comparing Israel to that racist regime denigrates the suffering of the victims of apartheid and belittles them yet again. Apartheid is unique to the South African experience.

South Africa calling Israel an apartheid state represents an inherent danger. While we know that this is a completely false narrative designed to give a tailwind to the BDS movement and other detractors of the Jewish state, the lie has an impact. The apartheid analogy is the central charge around which BDS has built its campaign to delegitimize the State of Israel. BDS is well aware that by comparing the Jewish state to apartheid South Africa, the former will be treated like a pariah in the family of nations. South Africa, by giving the stamp of approval to these accusations, allows this false narrative to flourish in the greater global consciousness.

The enormous tragedy here is that South Africa and Israel share a lot in common and the Jewish state is perfectly poised to help combat some of the great challenges the country is facing. Both countries have overcome tragic histories; both countries are mosaics of multiculturalism and both countries face challenges posed by water shortages. As Israel is lauded over ground-breaking advances in water technology, so South Africa is committing water suicide by refusing the help offered. It would appear that many in the South African government would rather their constituents suffer than accept the help available.

Despite all of this, there is a massive groundswell of support for Israel in South Africa. King Goodwill Zwelithini of the Zulu nation spoke out about the importance of bilateral ties between the two countries and how South Africans could benefit. The sentiment was echoed by the African Christian Democratic Party’s Rev Kenneth Meshoe and many others who advocate for closer ties and have excoriated the ANC-led government for its shortsightedness and downright venom.

It would be in South Africa’s best interest to retire from its role as ringleader in the theater of the absurd and get down to the serious business of contributing towards a more positive future. For both countries.

http://honestreporting.com/south-africa-ringmaster-in-the-theater-of-the-absurd/

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