In what is the first of its kind in our country, the University of Johannesburg (UJ), has taken a historical and momentous step, in its decision to support the call for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.

In a ground breaking pronouncement, the UJ will be severing all relations, established under the apartheid regime, with the Ben – Gurion University (BGU) in Israel.

The Zionist entity of Israel is no stranger to boycotts. It has imposed cultural, academic, economic and political boycotts on the occupied territories. The boycott of Gaza must be the most brutal and naked siege on a group of human beings in the history of humankind.

BGU represents and embodies a country that lives and thrives on murder, theft and mendacity. It is sufficiently obvious that it cannot be an honest and a trusted partner in any relationship.

The Media Review Network (MRN) congratulates and supports this move by the UJ. The MRN also calls on all NGO’s and civil society structures in South Africa and our Government to identify with the position taken by UJ and to support the call for the BDS movement against Apartheid Israel.

Ibrahim Vawda

Senior Researcher,

Media Review Network

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