Monday, August 13, 2012
Don't go to Israel because it mistreats Palestinians, South Africa tells citizens as mayors cancel trip
In Johannesburg, a graffiti artist helped promote this year’s Israeli Apartheid Week.
By Ali Abunimah
"“Because of the treatment and policies of Israel towards the Palestinian people, we strongly discourage South Africans from going there,” South Africa’s deputy minister of international relations and co-operation has told the Mail & Guardian.
The Deputy Minister Ebrahim Ebrahim added that this was South Africa’s “general policy,” but more so “in regard to municipalities, since they are part of government.”
South African mayor’s visit to Israel canceled....."