(JPost) A South African member of parliament said in an interview with Channel 10 Monday that Israel does not resemble the apartheid regime he grew up under, and spoke out against the BDS movement in the wake of a recent controversy involving Matisyahu.
Kenneth Rasalabe Joseph Meshoe, President of the African Christian Democratic Party, who is currently on a week-long visit to Israel, expressed his great admiration for the Jewish State in a brief interview with channel 10 and explained why it was inaccurate to call Israel an apartheid state.
“There are many Christians that support Israel, but they don’t come out…Those who know what real apartheid is, as I know, know that there is nothing in Israel that looks like apartheid,” Meshoe said, adding that those who voice support for Israel are usually faced with threats and “intimidation.”
Meshoe went on to say that calling Israel an apartheid state “is an empty political statement that does not hold (any) truth,” adding,”You see people of different colors, backgrounds and religions,” interacting with each other everyday.
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