Saturday, 21 April, 2018

South Africa to Downsize Embassy in Israel in Response to Trump

African National Congress Votes to Downgrade South African Embassy in Israel in Presence of Hamas Representatives South Africa's ANC downgrades Israeli Embassy in solidarity with Palestinians
Elsie Buchanan | 22 December, 2017, 00:51

The decision, which ANC made at its national conference in Johannesburg, called for the "immediate and unconditional" downgrade of the embassy to a liaison office.

According to reports by Al Jazeera, "more than 80 Palestinians have been injured in fresh protests across the West Bank, two weeks after US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, according to the Red Crescent".

Applauded by Hamas, the ANC has approved a resolution to downgrade the country's embassy in Israel.

The Jerusalem District Court on Tuesday sentenced 20-year-old Palestinian terrorist Morad Rajbi to 15 years in prison for wounding.

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"The ANC's National Conference, the highest decision making body of our organization, has unanimously resolved to immediately and unconditionally downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office". Moreover it relieves South Africa of any credible ability to play a role in brokering peace between the Israelis and Palestinians.

"A downgrade will negatively affect the South African economy by jeopardising (to name but a few) trade, tourism, access to hi tech and water technology", and also says that the move works against "social cohesion".

He said this move is going to encourage other parties and nations to follow South Africa's lead. Earlier on Wednesday minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said the land reform issue is to be resolved urgently if South Africa is to have peace.

"We need a common vision, a leadership that brings the full potential of SA together to address the problems we face", Coovadia said in a statement. "We chose to remain engaged with the State of Israel, because it is often best when you want to solve problems to remain engaged, so that you can have some leverage".

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