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The SA Zionist Federation (SAZF) applauds the German parliament’s ruling that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is antisemitic. This unequivocal message from the Bundestag carries significant weight given Germany’s dark understanding of the meaning and consequences of anti-semitism. We call upon the ANC, whose foreign policy and position towards the Jewish state is dictated by the BDS movement, to grasp the consequences of its alignment with an antisemitic fringe organisation. The latest outcome of this unholy ANC-BDS alliance is the downgrading of the SA embassy in Israel affirmation by international relations & co-operation minister Lindiwe Sisulu. We reject the disingenuous arguments by the minister’s adviser that many Jews endorse the antisemitic BDS movement and the downgrading of diplomatic relations between Israel and SA. The radical far-left organisation SA Jews For A Free Palestine, which takes this position, represents no-one but itself and is supported ...

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