South Africa is planning to require “Made in the Occupied Palestinian Territories” labels on many products from Israel.
Macdonald Netshitenzhe, South Africa’s Director of Trade and Industry, South Africa explained “… South Africa recognizes Israel inside the 1948 UN borders….Therefore for the goods or vegetables which are grown in the area where Israel invaded other Arab countries, South Africa
says, you better say these products are grown in
Palestine or Occupied Palestinian Territories.”
Yigal Palmor, Spokesman of the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs remarked “This is not a political objection to settlements, rather the act of singling out a state by a special marking system based on national-political criteria. Therefore, it is by essence a racist move… It is shocking to think that South Africa, of all countries, would display such callousness…”
We are asking all Israel supporters to protest legislation that unfairly singles out Israel – and to demonstrate that Israel has many faithful friends in South Africa and around the world.
You can make a difference, Israel needs your help!
ACT NOW FOR ISRAEL by sending a strong message directly to Ntutuzelo Vananda, Deputy Director of Consumer Law and Policy in South Africa.
Tell him that “Made in Palestine” labels are unacceptable.
Please ‘SHARE’ with your family and friends – we need YOU to spread the word!