210 US Lawmakers Blast South Africa’s ‘Defamatory’ Genocide Charge Against Israel


210 members of the Congress have affixed their signatures to a missive addressed to US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, strongly criticizing South Africa’s presentation of a case in the International Court of Justice. In the case, South Africa accuses Israel of committing genocide against Palestinians in Gaza.

The letter, orchestrated by Democratic Representative Kathy Manning and Republican Representative Chris Smith, articulates that South Africa is making baseless and defamatory allegations against Israel on the global platform. It asserts that South Africa is misusing the judicial process to undermine the legitimacy of the democratic State of Israel.

“South Africa makes grossly unfounded and defamatory charges against Israel on the world stage, abusing the judicial process in order to delegitimize the democratic State of Israel,” the lawmakers state in the letter arranged by Democratic Representative Kathy Manning and Republican Representative Chris Smith.

“We vigorously denounce South Africa’s deeply hostile stance toward Israel and thoroughly reject its charge of genocide….

“We urge you to continue to do the same, to offer Israel all appropriate support in opposing the South African application to the ICJ, and to encourage our allies to join us in speaking out against this unfounded attack on Israel, particularly at the United Nations and in other intergovernmental organizations,” the letter says.

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Source: {Matzav.com}


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