South African union joins boycott of Israel
Ronen Bodoni
Published: 08.06.06, 00:58
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1. This is how they thank us
Art ,   Sydney, Australia   (06.08.06)
Those who were born and lived in SA, will recall, that Jews played a leading part in the anti-apartheid struggle. People like Suzman, Goldberg, Slovo etc made huge personal sacrifices to help their black "brothers" to win their freedom. Only a Jewish law firm that would employ Nelson Mandela back in the 40's and 50's when no whites ever hired blacks. And not only that. Despite their tiny numbers, relative to the tot population, Jews have played an immense role in SA's development in every sphere from business to medicine to sport to politics. And this is how they thank us. Someone should give these a history lesson. Ungrateful sods!
2. The dead people in Dafur needed a big fence, didn't get one.
Bunnie Meyer ,   Santa Monica, CA   (06.08.06)
3. South Africa is awith nothing to offer.
Daisy ,   USA   (06.08.06)
The majority of women in South Africa have been victims of rape, it's filled with violent crime. Who cares what these backward savages have to say? What a bunch of losers!
4. Madisha; There is no "Palestine" or "Palestinians."
Palestiniansareamyth ,   USA   (06.08.06)
It's all a myth African idiot!
5. Then you Support Terrorists
AS ,   hungary   (06.08.06)
Thats right you guys Boycott Israel and support the terrorist groups, who dont even care about their own. WOW gets you thinking...................
6. Just More Left Wing Kooks
Gershon ,   New York USA   (06.08.06)
What a motley boycotting crew: We got the British left-wing academic and religious kooks, who have persuaded British society to let in everybody and his brother. And the Anglican Church, which gave up religion to be a left-wing political organization years ago (no wonder Anglican churches are emptying out). Next we have the Ontario public employees union, who regularly call wildcat strikes - not giving a damn about the thousands of people they bring hardship on (talk about a commie dictatorship) (I don't want to see a terrorist strike take place, but if one, G-d forbid, takes place in Toronto, lets hope most of the victims are union members who voted for the anti-Israel boycott -- that would be poetic justice). And of course the current regime who rules South Africa, has turned that nation from a modern, Western country, into a third-world banana republic. Talk about a motley crew!!! Israel should be glad these losers are her enemies.
7. Well, if someone knew about apartheid, it's SA.
Khalid   (06.08.06)
Thank you for speaking the truth through EXPERIENCE so that nobody can go against your words.
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (06.08.06)
Bible, Leviticus 24:17 "If a man takes the life of any human being, he shall surely be put to death" Black Africans are the indigenous people of Sudan and are the majority population. The black Southern Sudanese Christians explain what "peace" means: If you agree to become a Muslim, you will have peace. If you reject Islam, you are at war. From 1955-1973, 1.5 million Christians were slaughtered by the Arab Muslim government in Khartoum. From 1983-2005, two million more Christians died from Khartoum's jihad. Murdering infidels is not considered a crime. Non-Muslim infidels are regarded as not entitled to human rights. Hundreds of thousands of Christians have been raped. Hundreds of thousands of Christian children and women taken for slaves. In the refugee camps, the Islamo-Fascist religious supremacist Khartoum government requires refugees to become Muslims in order to receive food and water. The genocide has resulted in the largest population of refugees on earth since the Second World War. The jihad in Sudan against Darfur's black African Muslims by Khartoum's racist Arab Muslim regime began in 2003. 400,000 black Muslims are dead. STOP Genocide - STOP Slavery - FREE the Slaves Bible, Exodus 21:16 "He who kidnaps a man, whether he sells him or he is found in his possession, shall surely be put to death"
Linda Rivera ,   New York   (06.08.06)
South African Jew-haters are fully aware the sole reason for the anti-suicide bomber fence is to prevent suicide bombings and terror attacks. Forcing Jews to wear a yellow star was begun by RACIST, religious supremacist Arab Muslims and was copied by the Nazis. Around 1948, one million Jews were violently ethnically cleansed from Arab countries. Arab governments seized the land, homes, businesses and bank accounts of the Jews. Most Jewish refugees fled to Israel where they and their descendants make up fifty percent of the Jewish population. It is utterly unacceptable to Jew-haters that Jews have self-rule in the tiny, re-born Jewish state of Israel. Opininion polls reveal a huge majority of PA Muslims approve of suicide bombings. Thousands of PA Muslims dance in the streets when suicide bombings are perpetrated. Human bomb killer attacks have made grocery shopping, riding a bus, eating in a restaurant, going to the mall, etc, highly dangerous for Israelis.
10. Israel Boycott
David Newman ,   Richmond   (06.08.06)
If Israel is "apartheid" how is it that the Hamas leader's sisters live as full citizens within Israel? How come Israel allows Israeli Arabs to be elected to government. How come Israeli hospitals helped a Hamas leader who badly injured in factional fighting? The wall is being put up to keep out terrorists who continue to think that blowing up Israeli civilians at a falafel stand is going to accomplish anything - that's it! Get your facts right!!
11. Ynet seems to have misquoted the letter.
Scurrilous ,   Miami, USA   (06.08.06)
Full letter reprinted here: "As someone who lived in apartheid South Africa and who has visited Palestine I say with confidence that Israel is an apartheid state. In fact, I believe that some of the atrocities committed against the South Africans by the erstwhile apartheid regime in South Africa pale in comparison to those committed against the Palestinians." Ynet's version: "As someone who lived in apartheid South Africa and who has visited Palestine I say with confidence that Israel is an apartheid state. In fact, I believe that some of the atrocities committed against the Palestinians pale in comparison to those committed by the erstwhile apartheid regime in South Africa,” Madisha wrote."
12. The world is awakening!!!!!
Ellen Prescott ,   Southsea, Hampshire   (06.08.06)
How incredibly inspiring!! Skilled workers around the world are uniting against Apartheid-Israel's policies!! This truly gives me hope that, in spite of unchallanged support of the strongest country in the world, grassroots campaigns will place enough pressure on Israel to immediately halt its racist, expansionist policies, withdraw to the Green Line, and allow the return of Palestine refugees, as stated in UN resolution 194.
13. people in glass houses
Arie   (06.08.06)
This is the same SA union that openly supports the terrorism of the Mugabe regime in Zimbabwe responsible for the deaths of thousands. Source the boycott to understand its meaning
14. Ignorance is bliss
Zeev ,   NJ, USA   (06.08.06)
Boycotting Israel but ths the full blame of this conflict on israel's shoulders. This is disgusting. South Africa Apartheid does not even come close to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is very easy for Canada to critize other people and say that the Security fence in and "Apartheid Wall" when they dont have anyone calling for their destruction. How can israel HELP a people when their government calls for their destruction? Would you pay some one to kill you (assuming that you dont want to die) And Israel does help the Palestinian people, but it does it by bypassing Hamas. It really make me sad to see the world being so ignorant and so one sided. Igrnoring the fact that palestinain children are being taught to hate jews and israel from birth. Or the fact the memebers of the palestinian govt drive around in audis. BUT if your going to boyvott Israel THEN BOYCOTT ISREAL: meaning not intel chip, not generic medice, no cell phones, so and so on.
15. If Israel Did To Judea and Samaria What the Chinese...
Seth ,   Washington, DC   (06.08.06)
...did in Tibet by annexing the entire territory, torturing, murdering, installing their own religious leaders loyal to Beijing, and pouring so many Han Chinese into their new province that Tibetans are in the minority then I imagine the world would be more accepting of Israel. Instead, Israel is foolish enough to completely withdraw from Gaza while receiving condemnation for planning to unilaterally withdraw from more than 95% of the West Bank. They can all kiss our toches.
16. Boycott Israel
charles ,   Philadelphia USA   (06.08.06)
Israel discovers. invents and produces new drugs to treat various deseases. None of those drugs should sold to those countries that boycott Israel. Israel should counter boycott.
17. Sick people, punishing the victims of Palestinian Terrorism
David ,   Boston, USA   (06.08.06)
Israel needs to go on the offensive and give diplomatic reprocussions to any organization or nation that attacks a peaceful nation like Israel and condones the terrorism by the Palestinians. Look at Gaza. Perfect example of how sick these terrorist are. They refuse medical assistance and prefer to daily bomb Israel. Its better to be right than popular and Israel is definitely 100% right and the PA and their Nazi government is defintely 100% evil.
18. South African union, Canadian CUPE
Dany ,   Canada   (06.08.06)
I have sent CUPE an STIFF email pointing to the UN 1947 RESOLUTION, the NEWLY surfaced Canadian Arabs goup, with their latests plan resembling 9/11 & few other facts but havn't received an answer, as yet...
19. Unnecessary
Trevor Brooks ,   London, ON, Canada   (06.08.06)
Whilst I make no secret of my critical view of Israel in regards to the subjegation of the Palestian population, I wonder what CUPE hopes to accomplish. A boycott seems pointless as in all my life I can't ever remember coming across any product that carried a 'Made in Israel' label. It seems they're boycotting the idea of Israeli products more than actually boycotting Israeli products as it seems difficult to boycott products you are probably never going to come across in a store. They might as well boycott products from Bhutan or Central African Republic as here in Ontario you're probably just as likely to come across products from those two nations. I hereby call for a boycott of products from Niue. Let's see if anyone notices.
20. CUPE SA Boycotts of Israel
Larry ,   Toronto, Canada   (06.08.06)
What else would you expect from a nation that never supported the creation of an Israeli state. CUPE is not qualified to make any overtures into the international stage. South Africas union only sees the one sided bias of the "poor Palestinians" while never addressing Arab countries nor the Palestinians requirements under UN 242 to provide for recognition and security for Israel!!! Hypocrisy at its finest!!
21. Who cares?
Jenny   (06.08.06)
South Africans are a mess anyway. They are poor, have horrible leadership, etc. They couldn't afford Israeli goods if they wanted them. They are probably jealous. I could care less about this to be honest, I just laugh at it.
22. dont worry
jason ,   usa   (06.08.06)
ellen would be here to make a post to flame everyone any at her
23. what is apartheid
Fred the skeptic ,   Orange County   (06.08.06)
The word apartheid is nothing sinful or magical - it just means "separation" in Dutch. The elites of the world conspired to destroy South Africa through slander because they hated the fine Christian people in charge there and were determined to destroy them. Israel is next in their sights. They hate the Jews and want to make us believe their slanders, in part they have succeeded.
24. We'll respect what they say when it includes...
Saying that killing jews is bad. Join the club of groups who shoot themselves in the foot. The Jews are on top of most fields and you cannot boycot us, you need us more then we need you.
25. deal with this issue
Joy Springreen   (06.08.06)
its south africans!?! just let acco, jaffa and uhm Fahm be as they are. Live side by side. Enough-maspik-genoug-peace-salaam-shalom
26. South Africa joins the boycott
leah amdur ,   Jerusalem Israel   (06.08.06)
With our acts of kindness chessed we will conquer the world. These idiots do not realise that Jerusalem is the centre of the universe and every source of good comes out of Jerusalem via Hashem. Our Torah is what nurishes the world. Hashem gives us our parnasah on rosh hashanah and replenishes our storehouses on shabbas. Let these barbarians do as they please these selfdestructive monsters, man plans and G-d laughs. We have always overcome with G-d guiding us. They have no chance against G-d. We are the Chosen People and this is His Land. Every nation that has tried to overcome and conquer his land has gone down the drain. Look at Britain before the mandate the sun did not set on the British Empire. Now they are nothing the Empire where the sun very rarely shines. Listen to Talk Radio 702 to here what South Africa really is, a pathetic mess. Good ridance to bad rubbish.
27. consider this?
lidia comelli ,   rannana   (06.08.06)
consider it? we have always been hated in this world, and always will be hated.Why? good reasons? bad reasons, whats the different, the important thing is that jews are respected among the educated and wealthy, why? because jews are among the top of highly educated people in this world, and perhaps just perhaps they(world) are jeolous a bit? Doctors, scientists, best movie producers the lists go on.What would the world do? work a little slower. Perhaps???????they call themselves peacemakers???
28. Boycott
Simon ,   C-Town, South Africa   (06.08.06)
What a laugh my fellow black South Africans are getting involved and kissing the asses ot th arabs because we feeling the pinch of the high petrol price. There is no comparison between the old apartheid in SA and Israel. The wall is there to keep the suicidal killers out. My fellow black South African brothers during their struggle received support, terrorist training, arm supplies from the PLO and when they get any chance, even though over 90 percent of their members could not even point out Israel on the map. We have so many problems in our country yet our trade unions dabble in other countries politics. The Cosatu attempt to make a name for it'self abroad will blow over like a carpet on table mountain.(END)
29. SA are a bunch of stupid criminals anyway
Shaka   (06.08.06)
One of the main leaders of SA government was arrested for raping a woman with AIDS. The country is infested with this horrible desease. The wife of Nelson Mandela the most notable leader of SA was convicted of murder not long ago. SA ignores the murders and rapes of the Sudanese people of Darfur/ Horrible crimes and deseasses are rampant and out of control in SA. But SA with its ignorance and arogance help the terrorists by boycotting Israel and adding legitimacy to the lie of Apartheid. The Israeli - Arab conflict has no similiarities to SA Apartheid. For one the Native people of Israel are Jews not Arabs. Arabs are from Arabia. The lands in South Africa where owned by the black natives that the whites took over. The land that are fought over are disputed territory with Jewish claims on it much stronger to Arab. The black Majority in South Africa had no rights under Apartheid including no education, no voting etc. Israel's minority Arab citizen have all the Rights that its majority Jews enjoy including education, civil liberties, representation by voting etc and they enjoy higher standard of living than most Arabs in Arab countries. South Africans are doing this because they are up to their eyeballs with Arab oil Debt and have a long ugly history being anti-Israel. So screw them because they are player hating.
30. The Whites in SA wish they had a wall
Ex-South African ,   Tel Aviv   (06.08.06)
As an ex-South African whose entire family live in SA, I can tell you they wish they had massive walls surrounding the vast areas from where the criminal elements stem... the constant stories of murder etc of people we know in the community - build a wall and keep them out... oh but then the arabs arent like the swarms of horrible criminals in SA....they are peaceful loving folk. Bull dust - keep us safe from these animals.
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