25 years after slapping sanctions on South Africa, tables have turned on Israel
South Africa’s envoy to Israel to be reproached over his nation’s decision to label Israeli goods originating from settlements in the West Bank.
25 years ago, on September 16, 1987, South Africa’s ambassador in Israel was summoned to the Foreign Ministry’s office in Jerusalem, and informed of the Israeli cabinet’s decision to level sanctions on his nation’s apartheid regime. Until then, Israel was the only Western nation that upheld diplomatic ties with South Africa.
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