Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman released a statement in response to a South Africa policy decision to ban imports originating in communities throughout Yehuda and Shomron, unwilling to permit them to be labeled “Made in Israel”.
The foreign minister pointed out the shift in S. African police vis-à-vis Israel over recent years, the shift to the anti-Israel position, adding “I am saddened that the country that suffered for years from racism is not adopting a racist policy against Israel”.
The foreign minister, who is known to speak his mind, added it is no coincidence that the racist Durban Conference was hosted in South Africa as well.
Walla News adds South African Ambassador to Israel Ismail Coovadia simply stopped responding to phone calls and was not available for inquiries from the Foreign Ministry. Ministry officials said the ambassador will be summoned to a reprimand meeting in the coming days following the decision of the marking products from settlements.
(YWN – Israel Desk, Jerusalem)