Boycott of Israel caused water crisis
WHEN will Palestinian solidarity groups be held accountable for our water crisis?
Over the past weeks, the UCT PSF (Palestinian Solidarity Forum) has started its usual calls for the boycotting of Israel and referencing the success of the UJ boycott – which in fact was not a boycott, however, but a cancelling of a co-operation agreement.
I wonder how many readers need to google what co-operation agreement was in place?
It was an agreement with BenGurion University in the Negev and was focused on water research. Up until this point, water technology from Israel was pouring into the country. In fact 80-90% of vegetables that South Africans eat uses Israeli technology to cultivate.
After this agreement was cancelled, it pretty much stalled all significant water research in South Africa. In fact, that was when all of our water problems started. The trail of death and destruction is easily obtained from news reports and the internet. Yet everyone is pointing to the government and not at the Palestine Solidarity or BDS groups.
How these groups all say without evidence that Israel is doing this and that at the expense of Palestinians… yet look at what these groups have caused at the expense of ordinary people who are just making sure they can put food on the table, let alone have a glass of clean water.
Is the damage which they have caused not enough? These groups are so active in government circles that they have caused the government to lobby for the cancellation of the Africa-Israel summit.
The summit’s objectives included ways to improve the lives of Africans. So not only do these groups care more for a people who are living better than most people in Africa, they do not care if their agenda is implemented at the expense of South Africans or Africans.
When is civil society going to stand up to these groups who incite hatred, which only target Jews for boycott and who leave a trail of death and destruction in the countries they operate?