No wonder Zionists don't like South Africa anymore...
Subject: Origin of Goods Beyond the Green Line: S Africa Approves 'Made in
S Africa Approves 'Made in Palestine' Labels
The move, to place new tags on imported goods from Jewish settlements, provokes
an angry response from the Israelis.
22 August 2012
South Africa's cabinet has said it had approved the placing of Occupied
Palestinian Territory labels on imported goods from Jewish settlements.
"This is in line with South Africa's stance that recognises the 1948 borders
delineated by the United Nations and does not recognise occupied territories
beyond these borders as being part of the state of Israel," government spokesman
Jimmy Manyi told a press briefing on Wednesday.
The trade minister was given the nod to issue a notice requiring that products
are marked so that buyers knew their origin is not Israel, but beyond the Green
Line, Manyi said.
The plan has already met protests in South Africa and been criticised by
Israel's foreign ministry. Local Jewish leaders said on Wednesday that the
community was outraged over what they called "discriminatory, divisive"
"At bottom, they are believed to be motivated not by technical trade concerns
but by political bias against the state of Israel. All attempts to discuss these
concerns, however, have come to nothing," the South African Jewish Board of
Deputies said in a statement.
South Africa says its backing of Palestine stems from its own history of
apartheid, oppression and rights abuses.
Ebrahim Ebrahim, South Africa's deputy foreign minister, recently expressed
"concern by high profile and government institutions' visits to Israel as it
gives legitimacy to Israel occupation of Palestine land".
'Boycott in disguise'
The trade ministry in May invited public comments on the labels, saying traders
must put the tags on so that consumers will "not be misled".
South Africa's relations with Israel have been uneasy for years but reached a
new low last Sunday when Ebrahim called on the citizens of his country to avoid
visiting Israel because of its treatment of Palestinians.
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"Israel is an occupier country which is oppressing Palestine, so it's not proper
for South Africans to associate with Israel," Ebrahim, told City Press
"We discourage people from going there except if it has to do with the peace
Ebrahim's comments provoked an angry response from the Israeli foreign ministry.
"This proves our point," Foreign Ministry spokesperson Yigal Palmor said. "All
their initiatives to mutually inform, as it were, the consumer, are nothing but
a boycott in disguise."
The foreign ministry also claimed that the new labelling "smacked of racism".
South Africa's Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Wednesday that the
move was not a boycott of Israeli products, but aimed at helping "South Africans
who do not support Israel, but who in fact do support the Palestinians, to
identify those products".
Ebrahim said that although South Africa should "scale down" its economic ties to
Israel, they are not talking about a complete breakdown of relations.
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