30 July 2014
The Jewish Board of Deputies is allowed to spread their Zionist-supporting lies with impunity in South Africa. When our Government condemns the actions of the murderous Israeli state, the Jewish Board of Deputies declares that it is a minority of people in South Africa who support the Palestinians. When COSATU and other civil society and religious organisations condemn the Israeli brutalities against woman and children, the Jewish Board of Deputies says it is a minority of South Africa who support the Palestinians. When all religions including Christians, Muslims and Jews condemn Israeli aggression, the Jewish Board of Deputies says it is a minority of believers.
The Jewish Board of Deputies is in denial, at best or at worst condoning the Israeli aggression. This is against the sentiments of the majority of South Africans and is certainly not representative of the sentiments of progressive Jews in South Africa. If the Jewish Board of Deputies wants to advance a Zionist agenda, they should leave South Africa and go advance their agenda elsewhere. To let these funders of a war against a defenceless people act with impunity in South Africa, is against South Africa’s commitment to the people of Palestine. The Jewish Board of Deputies must be advised in no uncertain terms that if they are not part of the solution then they are part of the problem.
The Jewish Board of Deputies are given until the 07 August 2014 to stop their Zionist propaganda in Cape Town, failing which we will boycott and call strikes at all of their member - and supporting companies and organisations. The Jewish Board of Deputies should know that just because Premier Zille supports them, it does not mean that they can act with impunity against the will of the majority of South Africans.
With questions, please call COSATU Western Cape Provincial Secretary, Tony Ehrenreich, 0827733194