This is no surprise. South Africa’s government has long distinguished itself for its Jew-hatred. Pro-jihad former South African President (and polygamist and accused rapist) Jacob Zuma had downgraded South Africa’s embassy in Israel to “Liaison Office” status. Along with Mahmoud Abbas, they have tried to stop Israel from achieving further diplomatic relations with African countries.
“Johannesburg names road after Palestinian terrorist Leila Khaled,” Jerusalem Post, December 3, 2018 (thanks to Mark):
A major road in Johannesburg, South Africa has been renamed Leila Khaled Drive, after the notorious Palestinian who was one of the hijackers of a TWA flight from Rome to Tel Aviv in 1969.
The Johannesburg City Council last week adopted the motion presented by the ruling ANC and its far-left ally, the Economic Freedom Fighters, to rename Sandton Drive after the 74-year-old Khaled, who now lives in Jordan and was a member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine.
The motion argued that the city, which is home to most of South Africa’s 70,000-strong Jewish community, had “a responsibility to stand with the people of Palestine.”
Economic Freedom Fighters chairperson Musa Novela said, “It is our duty to stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine against the oppressive state of Israel.” The initial motion was to rename the road “City of Ramallah,” but following an amendment, it called for the road to be named after Khaled….
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