African National Congress (ANC)

Israel's Gaza massacre boosts boycott calls in South Africa

South African politician joins growing calls for the Israeli ambassador to be expelled from the country, and for the South African ambassador to be recalled from Tel Aviv.

How today's liberal Zionists echo apartheid South Africa's defenders

Rania Khalek
13 February 2014

Anti-BDS liberals have taken racism a step further than Reagan and Thatcher dared to go with South Africa.

Hear Nelson Mandela discuss support of Palestine in 1990 interview

Nelson Mandela forcefully defends the Palestinian struggle to a New York audience in 1990; Haidar Eid remembers Mandela in Palestine; and Ali Abunimah talks about EI’s year ahead.

Nelson Mandela leaves a legacy of struggle

Adri Nieuwhof
6 December 2013
Middle-aged man holds photo of Mandela in front of heavily armed Israeli soldier

The late South African leader was long a supporter of the Palestinian cause.

BDS roundup: The victories of 2012

In this latest roundup of news from the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, we take a look back at a year full of victories.

In historic decision, South Africa's ANC makes support for Israel boycott its official policy

The vote by the ANC’s National Conference is by far the most authoritative endorsement of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign.

Israel "more inhuman" than apartheid South Africa, ANC conference told

Adri Nieuwhof
9 November 2012

The recent ANC conference was a tribute to anti-apartheid leader Oliver Tambo combined with a call to boycott Israel.

Podcast: Case against the Holy Land Five "a co-production with the government of Israel"

Linda Moreno, defense attorney for Ghassan Elashi of the Holy Land Foundation, who was convicted for giving charity to Palestinian women and children, talks about the US Supreme Court’s decision not to hear the case.

Israel “far worse than apartheid South Africa” says ANC chair as Pretoria conference backs boycott

There was widespread support from international delegates for the adoption and support of the Palestinian BDS call

Over 150 former international anti-Apartheid activists tell South Africa's ANC to boycott Israel

“We once galvanized world opinion against Apartheid South Africa, the time is to now galvanize world opinion against Apartheid Israel.”


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