South African government action on Palestine is overdue

From time to time, the Palestine Center distributes articles it believes will enhance understanding of the Palestinian political reality. The following article by Iqbal Jassat was published by MEMO on February 2, 2016.

“South African government action on Palestine is overdue”

For how long will the South African government remain a bystander while Israel keeps colonizing ever more land in Palestine? This is a question asked not only by Palestinian victims of Israel’s land grab policies, but also by local solidarity activists.

The argument made in favour of more effective action is informed by the support shown for Palestine by the ruling party, the African National Congress. The rationale used is that while the ANC has adopted a number of significant resolutions backing Palestine, the same cannot be said of the government.


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