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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Jewish 'intelligence' minister invites Haniyeh to South Africa

The JPost is reporting this morning that Jewish South African 'intelligence' minister Ronnie Kasrils has invited 'moderate' 'Palestinian President' Ismael Haniyeh to visit South Africa. And that's only the beginning of Red Ronnie's delusions:
Hamas has accepted previous agreements reached between the Palestinian Authority and Israel and has in effect renounced violence, while the Jewish state continues to take measures akin to state terrorism, South Africa's Minister for Intelligence Services Ronnie Kasrils told The Jerusalem Post over the weekend.

The agreements the minister was referring to were actually made between Israel and the PLO.

Furthermore, Kasrils said, he had renewed his invitation to PA Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh to visit South Africa, with, for the first time, the approval of his government in Pretoria.

The move has been widely condemned by the South African Jewish community, as well as by the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem.


On Thursday, Kasrils accused Israel of conducting a policy against the Palestinians that was worse than apartheid.

Speaking on the sidelines of a UN meeting in South Africa on the situation in the PA, Kasrils said South Africa's townships had never been attacked by helicopter gunships and tanks, in contrast to IDF actions in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.

"The analogy between apartheid and Israel's occupation of Palestine is often made. It is not the same thing. The occupation is absolutely worse," Kasrils told reporters.

"It is important that we tell the Israeli authorities they are behaving like fascists when they do certain things, although we are not calling it a fascist state," he said.

Kasrils, a Jew, and an outspoken critic of Israel, told the Post in an e-mail exchange from Pretoria that Hamas was following a "natural path" from a "resistance movement" to a political party.

Kasrils has just returned to South Africa after spending a week in the PA meeting with government officials, after which he invited Haniyeh to visit Pretoria.

South Africa's Jewish Board of Deputies condemned Kasrils for that invitation, and said in a statement: "Expressing support for an organization whose very founding charter describes the Jewish people as fundamentally evil enemies of humanity and calls for their total annihilation fundamentally contradicts both the ideals of South Africa and of the ruling ANC itself."

Haniyeh has accepted the invitation although no date has been set.
South African blogger It's Almost Supernatural has been all over this story for the past ten days. You should see their posts here, here and here. As always, those who would destroy us come from among us.

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