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Thursday, February 12, 2015

South African University Students Call for Apartheid Against Jews

Basically, South Africa has lived under apartheid for more than 200 years until the heroic Nelson Mandela paved the way for it to end in this very generation. One could argue that it goes back 350 years to when the Dutch colonizers brought in slaves from Indonesia, Madagascar and India.

Now, Mr Mandela's corpse is barely cold when a group of students from a prestigious technical university in South Africa began calling for another apartheid, this time against Jews. Mandela would be horrified at such a bigoted attitude.

Durban, South Africa
The student representative council at the Durban University of Technology in South Africa urged the institution’s management to expel its Jewish students, especially those who don’t support the Palestinian cause, the Daily News newspaper reported Wednesday.

The demand was also extended to any students sponsored by the Israeli government.

“We had a meeting and analyzed international politics,” the student body’s secretary, Mqondisi Duma, was quoted in the report as saying.

“We took the decision that Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian struggle, should deregister.”

Analyzing international politics from mainstream media will steer you wrong every time. Analyzing it through more thorough and honest sources will not cause you to become antisemitic; indeed, it will bring about the opposite result.

I suggest the student body re-examine the Israeli-Palestine issue from an unbiased attitude and without a predetermined outcome.

Durban University of Technology
Durban University of Technology vice chancellor Ahmed Bawa called the suggestion to kick out Jewish students “totally unacceptable.”

On Tuesday, Natan Pollack – the national chairman of the South African Union of Jewish Students – said the demand was “deplorable.”

“To discriminate against people because of their religious and political standpoint goes against freedom of speech,” he said.