The annual BDS campaign

The silly season has started.  The annual worldwide BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) campaign is in full swing during the month of March. The various programs are cleverly designed in an effort to brand Israel as an Apartheid state. The disingenuousness of these efforts are reflected in the counter-initiatives of governments, institutions, organizations and ordinary…

United Church of Christ Unwilling to Learn Facts About Israel

A church unwilling to learn the real facts about an issue and in particular the complicated situation in the Middle East, is a church without love and incubates hateful actions in their hearts. This description is in particular relevant to the United Church of Christ, who has divestment from Israel as one of the items…

The current tactics used by anti-Israel groups and especially with the support of senior members of the ANC and government is counter-productive. Instead of building trust through a more nuanced and balanced approach, distrust is guaranteed by applying raw aggressive and unsophisticated tactics. It is understandable that South Africa’s tri-partite alliance will side with the…

Is Israel an Apartheid State?

We often read in the media about pro-Palestinian organisations and even some Christian ministers branding Israel as an Apartheid state. Can this evaluation of Israel be justified?  Or, is it perceived as a convenient and effective tool to further selfish ideological agendas. We need to look at the facts to determine if Israel can be…