29 May 2007 - The ANC targets Israel
South Africa’s ruling party is joining a ludicrous campaign against Israel, which I’ve written about in the latest edition of my substitute Moneyweb column. The first comment responding to my piece is a typical antisemitic rant; the author can’t even spell my name. Anyway, talking to a local prosecutor recently got me thinking about a good way to debunk silly arguments: “To believe this, you have to believe X…”
Over at ynet, the co-authors of It’s Almost Supernatural present a relevant critique of South Africa’s foreign policy and the direction it’s heading. The only possible good that might come out of this madness is that if South Africa does actually support sanctions against Israel, it will could harsher international scrutiny to bear on South Africa’s own government, as well as its hypocritical foreign policy.