Israeli activist asks SA to boycott his country
Wednesday 29 August 2012 18:27
Israeli activist Yonatan Pollak.(SABC)
Israeli activist Yonatan Pollak has urged South Africans to boycott his country. He referred to his government as unjust colonialists infringing on human rights. Pollak is in South Africa and lauded the government’s decision to insist on products from the Israeli-occupied territories to be labelled as such.
Pollak has been arrested many times, but he says he’ll continue campaigning against what he sees as atrocities against Palestinians. “A rational step would be to call for boycott of Israeli products all together; the same way that the ANC called for in regards to South Africa and the end of apartheid. Government must not invest in Israel and must impose sanctions,” says Pollak.
The SA Zionist Federation’s Ben Swartz says, “Mr Pollak represents an extreme fringe of Israeli society. He doesn’t speak for anyone in Israel. He represents himself and a very tiny tiny faction of the Israeli society.”
Pollak is expected to leave the country later this week.