In fact, Israel refused to normalize its relations with South Africa up until the early 70's, in order to preserve its alliance with black African countries - Ghana in particular. It was only after black African nations severed ties with Israel, following the Yom Kippur War, that Israel developed its relationship with South Africa. By the way, Israel does not lecture anyone, about the morality of their alliances. How do you explain that Israel tries did not sever ties with Sweden despite the fact that its foreign affair minister, Carl Bildt, refused to condemn antisemitism in the press by invoking freedom of speech?!
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from the article: Time to ask South Africa for forgiveness