WORLD NEWS TOMORROW – BREAKING NEWS – SOUTH AFRICA – The Freedom Front Plus has with great concern taken note of the ANC government’s anti-Semitic sentiments and comments which have become so threatening now that the former Israeli minister of Foreign Affairs, Avigdor Lieberman, has warned all Jews to get out of the country for their own safety, Adv. Anton Alberts, the FF Plus’ parliamentary spokesperson says.
Lieberman went so far as to say that the South African government’s incitement of emotions against Israel and Jews in South Africa is so severe that it could lead to pogroms against Jews in the country and he warned Jews to leave the country while they still could.
According to Adv. Anton Alberts, the anti Jewish comments which, according to reports were made by Ms. Maite Nkoana-Mashabane, South Africa’s minister of International Relations and Cooperation, are extremely insensitive and negligent when viewed against the background of the important role that the Jewish community has played on virtually every level of society in South Africa and especially their important contribution to the country’s economy.
Nkoana-Mashabane had apparently told trade union members last week that the South African government’s official policy is to have no official relations with Israel on a ministerial level until there has been some progress with the peace process with the Palestinians.
She also said that South Africa identifies with the Palestinian’s problems and that their struggle is also South Africa’s struggle. Adv. Alberts says the comments is shocking and irresponsible and means effectively that Jews are not welcome in South Africa.
“The chief executive of the Jewish Board of Deputies in South Africa, Mr. David Jacobson, told the FF Plus that Jews in South Africa and across the world have with shock and horror taken note of the comments of Nkoana-Mashabane and that they view it in a very serious light.
The President of the ECIPS, Ricardo Baretzky warned that this is a growing concern waiting to be unleashed as an epidemic and needs urgent attention from EU allies before it take epidemic trends like, as what he describes as the ” Coming Genocide Epidemic of Africa” .
“South Africa is supposed to be a home for all who live in it. The Jewish community has been in South Africa for many generations. They are as much a part of the country as anybody else and have no other home. “This is just more proof of the ANC’s trampling of minorities in South Africa, as white and brown minority groups are all too aware of.
“The FF Plus has thrown its doors wide open to offer a home to all minority groups in the country and will therefore also see to it that the rights of Jews are not trampled upon,” Adv. Alberts said.
By ADV. ANTON ALBERTS