ANC stands with Palestine, keeps Israel at arm’s length

2014-09-22 15:57

ANC members and leaders should not travel to Israel because the party is in solidarity with the people of Palestine, says ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe.

“[We are] joining the call for [a] cultural, academic and education boycott of Israel, including travel bans for members and leaders of the ANC, the alliance, members of Cabinet, members of Parliament and government officials,” Mantashe said today.

“Companies that do business in the occupied territory, such as Cape Gate, G4Security and Caterpillar, must not be allowed to do business with the state.

“Goods manufactured in the occupied territory should be boycotted.”

Mantashe was providing feedback following the ANC’s national executive committee meeting held over the weekend.

He said the committee also agreed to support government initiatives and the special envoys appointed to facilitate peace processes in Lesotho, South Sudan and Sri Lanka.

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