Recently, I travelled to South Africa to talk with Jewish and Christian groups and give them the Israeli perspective to counter the hate campaign that makes that country a leading hub in the delegitimisation efforts against Israel.

For decades, South Africa has been at the forefront of actions that demonise the Jewish State. From the infamous “Zionism is Racism” at the United Nations World Conference against Racism in Durban in 2001 to the inaccurate Goldstone Report, headed by the South African jurist, Richard Goldstone, and, more recently, the Russell Tribunal, a kangaroo court led by Archbishop Desmond Tutu that tried to railroad a guilty verdict on Israel for being “an Apartheid state,” South Africa has been the radical centre of anti-Israel activity.

I found that the “Hate Israel” movement is still viral in South Africa. Despite the abject failure of the Russell Tribunal, held in Cape Town, a couple of months earlier, the “Israel Apartheid Week” campus circus was getting into full swing while I was there. Regretably, I discovered that the South African Council of Churches had announced, in a public letter dated 24th February 2011, their endorsement of this event.

My talks included my DNA assessment of what drives organizations like the SACC and others to attack and isolate Israel, and only Israel, for approbation, when mayhem and murder is rampant across the Muslim world, in Africa and in Asia, and where Christians are prime targets and victims.

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