The South African Communist Party, through its domination of the ANC government is effectively South Africa’s ruling party. Therefore this statement, released after last weekend’s SACP central committee meeting in Johannesburg is more than mere revolutionary rhetoric.
From the Independent On Line
In a wide-ranging statement, the SACP also called for sanctions against Israel, trade and consumer boycotts of Israeli products and for a review of South African diplomatic ties with Israel.
“Whilst the UN Security Council resolution creates the possibility for a desperately needed reprieve for peace and lessens the dangers of a further expansion of the conflict to other countries in the region, it lacks any reference to Israeli aggression against Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank and of the rights of Palestinians to self-determination,” said the SACP.
It said it would “intensify our ongoing solidarity ties with the communist parties of Lebanon, Israel and the people of Palestine“.