Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Israel's complicity with South Africa during the apartheid years

It's a little-known fact that Israel and South Africa have enjoyed a close alliance over the years. During the apartheid era, when the western world was using broad sanctions against South Africa - including import of weapons - the two countries were secretly negotiating deals. This was never proven, but now some documents have turned up that, apparently, show pretty conclusively that Israel almost sold nuclear weaponry to South Africa. Click on the heading of this post for more.

The story is timely because one can infer interesting analogies with Israel's current predicament. It's an extremely complex issue that I don't pretend to even begin to understand completely, and we must always remember that stories have more than one side. (Apartheid was another issue that was never reported on to a depth that allowed impartial analysis.) Which is why I'm posting this ... just another angle to think about!

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