Media release: ANC reaffirms boycott of Israel resolution

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MEDIA RELEASE: ANC reaffirms boycott of Israel resolution

The ANC’s 53rd National Conference has reaffirmed a resolution supporting the Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign.

In October 2012, the ANC’s International Solidarity Conference (ISC) declared its full support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel campaign (ISC Declaration, page 2, point 10: www.anc.org.za/docs/dcl/2012/isc_declarationu.pdf).

Today, Lindiwe Zulu (member of the ANC’s International Relations Sub-Committee and special advisor to President Jacob Zuma) announced at the ANC’s 53rd National Conference plenary session, the ANC’s official endorsement, as captured in Resolution 39 (b), of the ANC’s October International Solidarity Conference (ISC) and all its resolutions, which includes a resolution on BDS. Giving muscle to resolution 39 (b), the ANC has committed to set up a steering committee to implement these ISC resolutions.

 

In addition, the ANC adopted resolution 35 (g) that specifically called for “all South…

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