Wendy Kahn
3 minute read
12 Apr 2022
5:10 am

Pandor’s comparisons between Ukraine and Israel ‘outrageous’

Wendy Kahn

This display of hypocrisy would be laughable were it not so destructive.

Minister of International Relations and Coorperation Naledi Pandor. Picture; Gallo Images/Sydney Seshibedi

In her latest attempt to justify South Africa’s morally bankrupt stance on the Ukraine invasion, International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor can do no more than resort to her usual knee-jerk Israel bashing. Addressing the South African Heads of Mission Conference on Friday, she chose to make outrageous comparisons between the devastation that Russia is wreaking on the Ukrainian people and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Apart from being a weak and obvious attempt to dodge the question by dragging in a completely unrelated matter, the comparison Pandor presumes to draw is as logically absurd as it is factually baseless. No...