POSTED RESPONSES TO A COLUMN BY SHIMON FOGEL IN TORONTO'S GLOBE AND MAIL
A boycott would be a moral and ethical beacon in the world.
And churches like the United have always stood for genuine moral and ethical issues right here on earth.
It was just such acts, by scores of individual groups, which marked the beginning of the end of South African apartheid.
"If I am not mistaken, Israel was also the last country to disassociate itself with Apartheid South Africa."
Yes, but further than that, Israel had a history of close association with the apartheid regime.
Israeli regarded the Boers as people in a very similar situation to themselves.
They had agreements concerning technology and strategic materials.
And many have long known that Israel had a role in South Africa's becoming a minor nuclear power.
That fact has never been dealt with by the press, except the recent release of a letter signed by Shimon Peres (political father of the Israeli nuclear arsenal) by South Africa's government.
Of course, it was all denied by Israel.
But we know there was a top-secret project to remove South Africa's nuclear weapons associated with the change in government.
The late Dr Kelly in Britain knew all the details of the operation and how the fissionable materials were disposed of, and that fact alone may have caused his murder disguised as suicide.
We also know that Israel's only atmospheric test - likely done in association with South Africa - was a typical intense flash spotted by a spy satellite.
That, too, was under-reported by the press.