South Africa is planning to require “Made in the Occupied Palestinian Territories” labels on many products from Israel.
Macdonald Netshitenzhe, South Africa’s Director of Trade and Industry, South Africa explained “… South Africa recognizes…
“Yigal Palmor, Spokesman of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs remarked “This is not a political objection to settlements, rather the act of singling out a state by a special marking system based on national-political criteria. Therefore, it is by essence a racist move… It is shocking to think that South Africa, of all countries, would display such callousness…”
I don’t think everyone understands what racism is, but I also know that many people conveniently change meanings. Calling SA racist for acting in solidarity with Palestine, while your own government has encouraged violence against African refugees, or your governmnent’s refusal to grant Africans refugee status and therefore forcing pretty much all of them to be illegal is shocking. This is an excellent diplomatic proposal and I love that it also shames Israel. Sies you guys!!