‘Israel is an Apartheid State That Should Be Fully Isolated,’ Say South African Students, in ‘Apology’ for Call to Expel Jews

Supporters of the antisemitic BDS movement in South Africa

The student representative council at the Durban University of Technology (DUT) in South Africa has issued what it describes as an ‘apology’ for an earlier demand that “Jewish students, especially those who do not support the Palestinian struggle,” should be expelled from the campus.

“The SRC apologises without reservation to anyone offended by recent demands made by us regarding Jewish students,” the council said in a statement. However, the body pointedly did not say that it had reversed its demand.

“Once more, we repeat our position, Israel is an apartheid state that should be fully isolated; on this point we will not concede,” the SRC added.

“If there are any students, Jewish, Muslim, Christian, even atheists or any other that is funded by the apartheid state of Israel and its institutions they must not be students at DUT,” the SRC continued, in another example of the shrill hysteria that characterizes anti-Israel activity in South Africa. “If there are any, they must be immediately de-registered. Our campuses will not be breeding grounds for apartheid”…