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October 24, 2014 11:45 am

South African BDS Activists Target Woolworths Kosher Food Section With Severed Pigs Head

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Siphakamise Ngxowa of South African student body COSAS displays a severed pigs head in the kosher food section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. Photo: COSAS

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today when student activists in South Africa placed the severed head of a pig in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths store in Cape Town. The shocking gesture was aimed, the perpetrators said, at preventing “people who will not eat pork to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children.”

Jewish leaders were quick to condemn the act, organized by the Congress of South African Students (COSAS,) a body affiliated with the ruling African National Congress (ANC.) “Disregarding all standards of basic decency, the Congress of South African Students today chose to send an ugly message to the Jewish community of South Africa. This morning, as a protest against Woolworths for stocking Israeli products, COSAS members in Cape Town deposited a pig’s head in the kosher meat section of a Woolworths food store,” said the South African Jewish Board of Deputies. “The SAJBD regards this incident as a hate crime and is investigating its options regarding taking the matter further.”

A spokesman for Woolworths claimed after the incident that there “were no kosher food products on the affected shelf” at the retailers’ Fort Road store in the Sea Point district. “Placing a pig’s head in our store is unacceptable and offensive to our employees and customers, including Jewish and Muslim employees and customers,” Paula Disberry, Woolworths group director of retail operations said in a statement. “We are investigating this incident and we will consider our options to prevent such distasteful protests in our stores.”

A statement issued by Siphakamise Ngxowa, COSAS Western Cape provincial chairperson – who was photographed displaying the pigs head inside the store – read as follows:

As the Congress of South African students in the W.C. we note with disgust the injustices of killing innocent children in Palestine, firstly as COSAS we believe in a free and fair society in which people live together with equal opportunities and are enjoying human rights. Israel is a racist apartheid state, COSAS supports the calls for Boycott Divest and Sanctioning Israel. Killing children, even at schools is not acceptable.

We are not being bombastic when we say will bring the supporters of Israel pigs – we are being revolutionary.

It is unacceptable that people, especially those who claim to believe in God to buy products from supporters of Israel. We will not allow people who will not eat pork, to pretend that they are eating clean meat, when it is sold by hands dripping with the blood of Palestinian children. Woolworths is NOT Kosher. We cannot allow food like this to be called halaal or Kosher. It is dirty food – the dirtiest food. We have placed the pigs head in Woolworths to show these people of God that Woolworths is Haraam and it is not Kosher.

Woolworths only buys 0.1% of food from Israel, if they do not support apartheid then why do they not stop buying this?

Woolworths must expect activists from COSAS to bring them the pigs. Woolworths has betrayed school children and is a very dirty apartheid supporting store.

#BoycottWoolworths and their dirty food.

BDS South Africa, the campaign which organizes the BDS-related activities of various pro-Palestinian groups, including the South African version of “Israel Apartheid Week,” claimed that it did not support the COSAS action. However, the group wasted no time in rationalizing the act, declaring on its website, “we also recognize that this radical action was probably done with the good intention of helping the people of Palestine and as an expression of the increasing frustration against Woolworths by South African young people… Protests are increasing against Woolworths as the company tries to ignore the calls to end its relations with Apartheid Israel.”

The Algemeiner attempted to ask Kwara Kekana, spokeswoman for BDS South Africa, whether a physical attack upon a synagogue or a Jewish individual would also be regarded as reflecting “the good intention of helping the people of Palestine.” Reached by phone three times, Ms. Kekana claimed that she was unable to hear the question because of a bad connection. A subsequent email to her was unanswered by press time.

BDS activists on social media network Twitter positively rejoiced at the COSAS action. “COSAS has basically said that Woolies is not Kosher, thus a pigs head is suitable for its Kosher section,” crowed one of dozens of similar tweets.

Rabbi Osher Deren, Chairman of the Rabbinical Association of the Western Cape, told The Algemeiner that  “to target the heart of the Jewish community in such a beguiling manner speaks volumes about the people behind this terrible act and nothing to the cause of peace which they purport to represent.”

Rabbi Dovid Wineberg, leader of Cape Town’s Green and Sea Point Hebrew Congregation, the largest in South Africa, condemned the incident but stressed its isolated nature.

“People are very angered by the incident. It’s an appalling act,” Wineberg told The Algemeiner. “However, this is generally seen as an exceptional incident. The South African population, which includes millions of members in ‘African Zionist Churches,’ are largely supportive of our Jewish community and Israel. ”

The top Chabad Rabbi in Cape Town, Mendel Popack, told The Algemeiner that “the Jewish community of Cape Town is appalled by the actions of COSAS in placing a pigs head in Woolworths. We stand behind the South African Jewish Board of Deputies and we are confident that they will seek justice over any hate speech and actions.”

UPDATE 1: Kware Kekana of BDS South Africa eventually emailed The Algemeiner to say, “The pig was placed in both the halal and kosher section of the store, BDS is a non-violent movement and strongly condemns all forms of racism including Zionism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia. I refer you again to our press release.” Our original question – “Would you use the phrase ‘good intention’ about a physical attack on a Jewish individual or institution if the Palestinian cause is cited as the reason for such an attack?” – was unanswered.

UPDATE 2: The Israeli Embassy in South Africa tweeted: “We condemn in the strongest possible way the vile antisemitic act by COSAS of placing pigs heads in the kosher section of @WOOLWORTHS_SA”

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  • Zyx

    Stupid and intolerant fascists. One wonders what they would have said if someone had done the same at the sore’s hallal section.

  • Mario


  • Al Catraz

    “…Kware Kekana of BDS South Africa eventually emailed The Algemeiner to say, “The pig was placed in both the halal and kosher section of the store, BDS is a non-violent movement and strongly condemns all forms of racism including Zionism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia….”

    First, these idiots admit they put the pig’s head in the Kosher section.. this annihilates one Jonathan’s comment that there is no Kosher section ..

    Second, these VIOLENT IDIOTS – who are LYING about their violence are proving it by holding a severed head of a pig…. isn’t that VIOLENCE? even towards a PIG?

    The pig’s head was symbolic of VIOLENCE & IDIOCY == see the LORD OF THE FLIES..

    But, hey, as long as they support and admire Nelson Mandela – a terrorist who MURDERED innocent people – what do you expect from MORONS?

    • K Tshabalala

      Al Catraz’s comments show that he/she is part of an ilk (that also includes Hamas, Al Jazeera, NY times, etc.)that is not bothered with getting their facts straight before shooting from the hip. Can Al Catraz inform us: who was murdered by Nelson Mandela, before the 27 year stint in prison FOR STANDING UP TO BIGOTS; who was murdered by Nelson Mandela, after his release from prison? One of the main reasons S.A. did not decend into a blood bath: Nelson Mandela!

  • What is going on in South Africa is very worrying and at the same time disgusting.
    The lack of knowledge of the history of the Jews and their relationship with and their love of Israel which through history was called Zion is behind the misunderstanding of what is going on in the Middle East between the Arabs and the Jews.

    The Jews (children of Israel) were exiled from their land 2000 years ago and over the years they yearned to return to their homeland called Zion.
    During their exile, the land of Zion was conquered by different nations such as the Romans, the Greeks, the Crusaders who thought the land was theirs and called it the Holy Land (because of Christianity) , the Muslims who thought the land was theirs even though they conquered it only in AD 636 A.D (go to web site “the Islamic conquest of Palestine) and then they built their Mosque over the holy Temple of the Israelites claiming the place as theirs, and after them came the Ottoman Empire.
    After WWII the British had a Mandate over what was then called Palestine which was in fact Zion.
    Now comes the new history the Jews returned to the land they had been exiled from. But what was given beck to them by international consent was only part of Zion another part being allocated to the Arabs in the area and another part became Jordan, a country created artificially

    Even though the Arabs were given more and better land they refused this partition plan and went to war against the Jews. In number the Jews were outnumbered but they won the war. This left the Arabs without what they could have had, This wasn’t enough to stop them from going to war again and again against the new state of Israel born in 1948 but since then the Arab nations surrounding Israel have attacked Israel again and again.

    Palestinians were never a nation but were Arabs in the area and in Arab countries but today they want to WIPE ISRAEL OFF THE MAP. This programme of theirs cannot be acceptable to any nation. Today we see that what Islam aims at is taking over Israel (even the whole world. Therefore Israel has to be on the defensive ALL THE TIME

    Wake up all you pro Palestinians that want to annihilate Israel and see who is to blame.

    • Steve

      Very true words, also may I add that Israel have a missile system to defend thier children while in Gaza they are using the children to defen thier missiles. That is way you see dead children, this is a cheap way for Hamas to win public sympathy

      • Dante

        The fact that Israelis protect their children better than Palestinians do is just one reason for that you do not see slain Israeli children. The other is that Israelis don’t exhibit them for propagandist purpuses.

    • This young, foolish, hateful young woman is out of her depth and doesn’t know it. Dr. Reverend Kenneth Meshoe, of the South African Parliament is pro-ISRAEL and a senior statesman of the SA Parliament. ! She needs to be made aware that she’s ill informed .

  • Yakoob Manjoo

    As despicable as this is, there is worse yet to come! Remember Masada? A
    consequence of Jewish quixotic impunity & absurd recalcitrance.
    Modern Israel is in grave danger, but it continues to create conditions of such ghastly proportions that self-destruction seems to be its eventual, obtuse destination!

    • Dante

      Remember Masada? A consequence of Jewish quixotic impunity & absurd recalcitrance.

      Remember Babi Yar? A consequence of quixotic confidence & absurd obedience.

  • Paul du Plessis

    The pot calling the kettle black. No amount of learning can render the likes educated.

  • Jonathan

    I see you decided not to publish my previous comments, which makes me question your authenticity as a free speech publication.

    On subsequent enquiry within the local Cape Town Orthodox community it has been brought to my attention that not only is there no Kosher section in that Woolworths, no Woolworths in the whole of South Africa carries Kosher meat.

    Your headline is a lie, which sadly detracts from the gravity of the actual story and you are no better than the BDS in trying to incite the Jewish community.

    You should be ashamed Ben Cohen, you encompass all that is bad about Israel – we do not need lies to defend ourselves as Jews. Evidently you feel that Israel does need to lie – so how much of what we read in this publication is true & how much embellished BS. Last time I read anything here, that’s for sure!

    Pretty sure you won’t have the courage to post this with my prior comments too – let’s see how propaganda driven you are?

    Concerned Capetonian, Jewish, South African

  • Al

    The BDS are brain dead zombies anyway. If they were true about how they felt, well, they need to give up their cell phones and computers and TV’s, all of which have parts either made in Israel designed by Israeli’ or have patents held by Isaraelis or Jews. This is just a new form of Anti-Semitism. You can say you are just anti Israel. Well, maybe it is time to be ProGazan? Build it to a great culture, oh, that might create people who could think…

  • Jonathan

    I feel sick to my stomach at the memory of my fellow Jewish students who joined arms with our previously disadvantaged brethren in peaceful protest against the Apartheid Regime SAPS.

    We were tear gassed and many of us jailed, standing up for basic human rights of others ….only to be disrespected like this by the spoilt, uneducated children of those we stood with. Shameful!

    Madiba’s first white friend, and the man who taught him the concepts of social equality, was his fellow candidate attorney & compatriot, the late Nat Bregman who was a humble, religious & kosher keeping Jewish leader.

    I am sure that he (Mandiba) would be completely appalled at the behaviour of these snot-nosed, gluttonous, biggoted children who have never known a day of hardship in their lives.

    This has nothing to do with Israel, it is a blatant attempt to incite South Africans against the South African Jewish community!


  • Diana

    as an ex-South African who still visits regularly, I am deeply disappointed by the provocative and non-productive behavior of Cosas. I do, however, understand that this disproportionate focus on Israel is a desperate attempt to try and downplay the very serious educational and economic problems that South Africa should be dealing with.

  • Gene

    If COSAS is a student organization, one must wonder what these “students” are learning if they think they are making a valid statement by removing the head of one of its members and taking it to Woolworths…

  • Neil

    I find it quite brazen for Kekana to “include” Zionism as a form of racism. Following that logic, then Black Consciousness would be a form of racism (of course neither is true). Back to the drawing boards, or should we say colouring books, for BDS.


    It so happens BDS is having no effect on the Israeli economy. In fact, more countries than ever before are seeking Israel’s help. Israel’s economy is very strong by the grace of God.

  • Lauren Goldman

    As many times as I have looked at the picture, I still can’t figure out which is the pig, though the tall one does have the vacuous stare of a b’hemah. His verbal diarrhea is just so much regurgitation of ‘palestinian’ propaganda.

    • Alison Weston

      love it

  • Andy Gill

    BDS South Africa are no different to the Nazis. You’d think black South Africans would have learned something about racism, but all they’ve learned is how to be worse than their white oppressors ever were.

    South Africa the rainbow nation? No, the Black Nazi Nation.

  • David Levy

    Zionism is the national liberation movement of the Jewish people. It is by definition NOT racist, but attacking it as racist is itself a racist act.

  • heber

    dummy how can he support muslims if he put pig in halaal area too 🙂

  • Penny

    Contrary to popular belief, in my opinion, BDS is the most violent of groups out there. Anyone who disagrees is dilissusional.

  • barney wainer

    a pig’s head also in the halal section? either she’s lying or more confused than than COSAS-BDS.

  • Robert B Geller

    Interesting, how the BDS movement always claims that their actions are never anti-Semetic, only anti-Zionist policies. However, placing the pig’s head is about anti-Semitism, and has nothing to do about Zionism. In addition, I think that Rabbi Dovid Wineberg needs to get his head out of the sand if he really believes that this represents an “isolated incident” and not a larger problem of anti-Semitism in South Africa. Wasn’t it Mandela who was one of Arafat’s strongest supporters?

  • Leah

    It’s always been openly antisemitic. Only the wilfully blind refuse to see it, and the mendacious lie about it.

  • David van der Merwe

    Mark my words, approximately 0.01 percent of these disgusting and demonic Congress of South African Students (COSAS)will eventually end up with a tertiary qualification.
    It is almost time for them to start destroy, vandalise and burn down private property at the universities and elsewhere again, as exam-time is almost upon them.
    Since they have not attended class regularly (being busy with morally bankrupt “movements” such as BDS and the cANCer / communist party they all belong to), their uni fees are unpaid, thus they won’t be admitted to write examinations. All hell will then break loose.
    It is bizarre that they have an opinion of Palestine, while they know nothing of their own country.
    I sincerely hope and pray that Woolworths will not be intimidated by these prime examples of human waste. Ugh!


  • Jill Rod

    This is really outrageous! To place a pig’s head in the Kosher Section in the Meat Department is absolutely deplorable! They really are taking this too far ! Something should be done about these people!

    • Kevin

      Woolworths does not stock Kosher meat.

      They do’nt stock specific kosher products, only general products with a hechsher displayed

      Affected Halaal meta will have to be destroyed.

      The dumbass idiots from COSAS have offended Muslims as well.

  • Thabisile

    I am a young history high school teacher and inasmuch as I’m still studying the conflict between Israel and Palestine, I am so sure that no individual or organisation can objectively rule out who is right or wrong, just or unjust between the two nations and their respective supporters. COSAS do not even know the origin of the conflict and yet they have already decided that Israel is racist and so is anyone who supports them. I am neither Muslim nor Jewish but I strongly disagree with the actions of COSAS. They are short-sighted kids that have bitten way more than what they can swallow. They should let the grown-ups deal with this one, cos they are obviously not mature enough.

  • Debbie

    Put pigs heads in the Hallal section. Muslims kill other Muslims all day long. Why pick on Jews? Jews fight to protect themselves after being terrorized by Muslims. Look at logic and use your brains rather than brain washing. You have been taught to hate which does nobody any good.

  • Debbie

    Put pigs heads in the Hallal section. Muslims kill other Muslims for sport it seems. Why pick on Jews? Jews fight to protect themselves after being terrorized by Muslims. Look at logic and use your brains rather than brain washing. You have been taught to hate which does nobody any good.

  • Bernard Ross

    perhaps an apple should be placed in Kwara Kekana’s mouth after the appropriate preparations for serving.

  • Wow what a crazy person! I feel sorry for the poor piggy

  • Sonia Willats

    TO THE B.D.S. activist in South Africa. Unfortunately, your offensive actions (whilst you may feel they are well-intentioned) are based on INFORMATION YOU OBTAIN FROM A BIASED INTERNATIONAL PRESS. If South Africans in the past had worked and acted on information from the biased press we received in the bad old Apartheid days, S.A. would not be where it is today. I HATED APARTHEID but absolutely oppose the statement that Israel is an Apartheid state. I have lived there and don’t speak from ignorance. I also think that you need to take into account that Israel warned from the beginning of “Operation Protective Edge” that HAMAS USES HUMAN SHIELDS, whilst Israel shields its population. What decent government would use its own people as human shields (specially schools and hospitals) whilst it, at the same time, attacks children’s houses and weak areas in Israel’s south with a constant rain of rockets and mortars WHICH DO KILL INNOCENT PEOPLE IF THEY DO NOT SUCCEED IN REACHING COVER IN TIME.

    Thus, COSAS students, I believe your intentions are good, but your information is bad and acting on this in a self-righteous and aggressively offensive manner IS NOT GOOD! Be more humble, and seek more truth and a more balanced perspective than is portrayed in the International Press. You need to take into account that Hamas is an organisation that cannot but have strong links to ISIS… and all that entails. THINK, FOLKS!

  • It should be unequivocally clear by now, if not before, that
    BDS has more in common with the Gestapo than any kind of true human rights organization. BDSers should be treated
    as they behave.

  • Philip Botha

    This is hardly surprising coming from an affiliated organisation of a corrupt, self worshipping organization such as the ANC, with a monkey they put in a suit and made him president, and tell him to go breed like a rabbit (they say he has around 40 children they know of). The mentality of dumping human faeces in the main terminal areas of Cape Town International airport (directly and indirectly instigated by the monkey in the suit) gives one an insight into the barbaric and toxic sub-human animal nature of individuals such as these. In the name of democracy dumping faeces, or a pigs head in a department store frequented by Jews, its all the same. These dumb idiots dont even understand what its all about…give them a dollar and taxi fare to go protest or defecate a public place and you own them, to do whatever you want them to do.

  • shoshi

    So you want to boycott Israel? don’t be lazy…don’t concentrate on food at the supermarket, do it right… read it all (remember, there is more…but i know that it is to hard for you, so this is the short version). Boycott Israel upon this list… Oooo and don’t forget about the medicine for “Ebola” epidemic… It is also from Israel… please write for me a list of your contribution that you share with the world… after all… the Jews are 0.18% of the population when the Muslim are close to 25%… I’m sure you will have a very long list….

    Here is the list of activities that you now need to perform in order to comply with this boycott.
    Part One – Technology and Food
    First, remove all Intel Pentium and Celeron computer processor chips from personal computers (desktops, laptops and notebooks) as these were either developed or manufactured in Israel.
    Note that the revolutionary new Ivy Bridge processor will be manufactured in Israel. Any computers running the Windows XT operating system must be turned off immediately as this was developed in Israel. All current Microsoft operating systems are not to be used as Microsoft is heavily reliant on its Israel R&D centre.
    Step 2. Any computers that still work need to have their anti-virus software and personal firewalls removed as this technology originated in Israel. The organisation’s firewall will also need to be switched off. Staff should no longer open external emails as most of these will be infected with viruses. No outgoing emails can be sent. The algorithm (code) that’s used today for sending e-mails, was made by an Israeli who worked at the Ben-Gurion University in Be’er-Sheva in 1980.
    Step 3. Discard all mobile phones, as this technology was developed in Israel, where the first mobile phones were manufactured. Mobile chip technology from a single Israeli company has now been installed in over 100 million devices. Only top-level staff may retain mobile phones for emergency situations. However the use of SMS (Texting) is expressly forbidden as this facility was developed in Israel. No 4G devices can be used, as the chipset is Israeli.
    Step 4. Turn off your voice-mail service and delete any recorded messages. Israeli companies invented the voice-mail system. If someone you do not know answers your phone-call, then hang up. Israeli call-centres and call-centre technology is in widespread operation in the UK.
    Step 5. Before accepting any printed material, check that the supplier has not used the Israeli device that might have saved up to 50% of the ink used.
    Step 6. At home, do not use Facebook as many in-built and add-on applications are Israeli-developed. Do not watch videos on the Internet as the platform used to upload them may be from AOL and hence from an Israeli company. Do not use the Internet to search for answers to your questions as this may involve use of an Israeli-developed search engine. Better to remain unenlightened.
    Step 7. On your TV or home entertainment centre, do not use Video On Demand (VOD) to watch movies as you may inadvertently see an advert displayed using Israeli software. Do not purchase any games devices as these are likely to use Israeli technology.
    Step 8. Do not read books using an e-book as this may contain Israeli technology. Do not use data storage as it may have been developed at Israel’s storage technology R&D center.
    Step 9. Do not buy an electric car as it is likely to be powered with an Israeli battery or use Israeli developed charging mats. Continue to sit in traffic knowing that you are polluting the environment and financing oil-rich despotic regimes.
    Turning to food and drink, all food outlets on the organisation’s premises must dispose of cherry tomatoes, which were developed in Israel. Staff must ensure that no cherry tomatoes are included in sandwiches brought into office premises. The ban also applies to honey and any products derived from honey. Israel has developed solutions to the worldwide problem of bee-colony collapse, so that any products derived from bees might only be available now due to an Israeli invention.
    Avoid drinking any of the world-recognised award-winning Israeli wines. Do not consume homemade drinks from Israeli-manufactured household drinks machines.
    Avoid any fruit from South Africa or Peru as produce from these countries is being marketed with Israeli brand names.
    No agricultural products from the following areas must be consumed as they use water irrigation and agricultural technology provided directly from Israel. This includes most of Africa, China, India, Indonesia (a Muslim country), Nepal and many others.
    Much fruit and vegetables (including organic) imported into the UK has been enhanced using Israeli technology. This may save millions of people from starving around the world, but is not a good reason for you to eat it. To be safe, only eat fruit and vegetables that you have grown yourself using seeds that have been in your family for generations.
    Part Two – Staff Health.
    Destroy all personal medication. Israel’s Teva Pharmaceuticals, the largest generic drugs company in the world, will have manufactured many of your medicines. Staff with the following illnesses will need to take specific precautions.
    Cancer – do not take any form of medication or treatment. Israeli scientists have been working at the forefront of oncology for decades.
    AIDS and HIV – beware; researchers at Israel’s Weizmann Institute or Hebrew University developed or improved AZT and Hypericin-based drugs; they have also developed a treatment that destroys HIV-infected cells without damaging healthy ones.
    Diabetes – do not measure or inject Insulin using the devices developed by Israeli scientists.
    Multiple Sclerosis – stop taking Copaxone, one of the most efficient medicines and the only non-interferon agent, as Teva developed it. Don’t touch Laquinimod either.
    Parkinson’s – remove the Israel-pioneered brain pacemaker to stop tremors. Discontinue Levodopa, which reduces motor disturbances. Cease sessions that involve magnetic cortex stimulation.
    Staff with a family history of heart disease and arteriosclerosis must not use the Israeli device for early detection of these. Rather, wait until onset of the disease.
    Epileptics – stop treatment that may have benefited from the Israeli discovery of the underlying mutant gene; also throw away the bracelet that sends out an alert when a person goes into seizure.
    Staff or relatives with Age-related Macular Degeneration – remove Israeli implants that arrest the disease.
    Liver disease – abandon Israeli-developed antibody immunotherapy treatments.
    Emphysema – steer clear of the Israeli protein replacement therapy.
    Myeloma – stop taking the drug Velcade, which was developed over a period of 30 years by scientists at Haifa.
    Sleep apnea – no tests using the breakthrough Israeli device for diagnosis.
    Dyslexics must not benefit from the Israeli Internet-based reading system.
    Skin allergies must be treated with steroid creams only, as the new safer non-steroid alternative is Israeli.
    Any incident of stroke or head trauma or onset of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, MS, epilepsy, glaucoma or brain tumor must avoid using any of the Weizmann Institute’s patented methods of treatment.
    Before any surgery or medical tests, check that hospital catheters have not been protected from infection using the new plastic from Israel that disables microorganisms. Avoid throat surgery as this may utilize Israeli surgical lasers.
    Ensure any colonoscopy or gastro investigation does not use internal Israeli cameras such as the Pillcam. Never undergo surgery to install an artificial heart, as the first artificial heart transplant took place in Israel.
    Kidney transplant patients must wait for donors of the same blood group as only Israel’s revolutionary new methods allow donors from other blood groups. Staff of Arab origin must not make use of the only database for matching potential Arab donors of bone-marrow – in Israel.
    In the event of a spinal injury or disease, do not accept spinal implants – likely to be an Israeli product or development. Heart rhythm problems must not be solved with the Israeli-developed heart pulse generator. All heart stents are off-limits as most of these originate from Israeli medical companies.
    Check all vaccines as many of these have been developed in Israel. Ensure that all X-rays do carry a radiation risk, as the only radiation-free system is Israeli. Treatments derived from Stem Cell research must be avoided as most of these are Israeli-developed.
    If you or your family are struck with a bacterial infection, do not take alternatives to older, ineffective bacteria-resistant antibiotics, as an Israeli discovery will have been responsible for the modern, effective drugs. Check that any pain relief medication is not based on soya as an Israeli doctor discovered the beneficial effect of the soya bean.
    Do not use the revolutionary new Israeli bandage that saved the life of Arizona senator Gabriella Giffords after she was shot in the head. If you break a bone badly, reject any treatment that involves introducing collagen, as this may have been manufactured from Israeli plants.
    Do not protect babies and infants from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome with the Babysense system from Israel.
    Do not use Epilady (or epilator) – two Israelis invented this hair removal device.
    Finally, reject all major dental treatment, as your teeth may need to be scanned with an Israeli-developed dental scanner.
    Part Three – Dealing with People.
    When interviewing prospective new staff or holding meetings with members of the public or with individuals from other companies, it is vital that you check whether they originate from, or are associated with the following countries and areas. You must ensure that you do not have any contact with people who have benefited from Israel’s aid to those countries. The organization must avoid any possible acknowledgment of Israel’s contribution to world relief. In addition, you must obtain a formal statement from the government of these countries that Israeli aid was not responsible for the production or development of any goods and services supplied to the organization.
    These locations include:
    Japan (As well as rescue teams, Israel supplied Geiger counters and Israeli thermal imaging cameras are monitoring the reactor cores – Mar 2011)
    Ghana (has been receiving technological aid from Israel since 2006; Israel is now providing neonatal units to save many of the 4,800 babies that die each year – Mar 2011)
    New Zealand (Israel sent several rescue teams, temporary shelters and water purification systems following the Christchurch earthquake in Feb 2011)
    Chile, whose rescued miners were treated to a tour of Israel as part of their “Pilgrimage of Thanks” (Feb 2011)
    Vietnam, whose milk industry is being totally transformed using high-yield Israeli cows (Feb 2011)
    Uganda (Israeli solar-powered refrigerators were provided to store v1accines used to eliminate an outbreak of Polio from the country in Jan 2011)
    Kenya (Israel’s Agency for International Development built a state-of-the-art Emergency Room in a hospital serving 6 million Kenyans in Jan 2011)
    The Maldives (although non-Islamic worship is banned here, Israeli eye-doctors performed free operations for citizens in Dec 2010)
    Philippines (signed major trade agreement with Israel in Nov 2010)
    Romania (Israeli doctors treated babies following fire at a neonatal unit – Sep 2010)
    Cameroon (Ophthalmologists from Haifa restored vision to patients and trained local medical teams in these procedures – Aug 2010)
    The Congo (Israel were the first burn specialists on the scene following the oil tanker fire disaster in July 2010)
    Angola (mines cleared by Israeli technology – July 2010)
    Mississippi (bio-remediation technique used to clean up after oil spills was developed in Israel)
    China (a major purchaser of Israeli technology, and recipient of medical aid and training)
    South Africa (Israelis trained their doctors to perform circumcisions to prevent the spread of AIDS – July 2010)
    Haiti (Israel set-up the largest field hospital to treat victims of the 2010 earthquake, the hurricane and the cholera outbreaks and provided vital assistance for over a year)
    Sri Lanka (Israel conducted a massive airlift with food, 50 medical staff and rescue teams only 48 hours after the Tsunami in Dec 2004)
    India (Israel sent an fully-equipped field hospital following Gujarat earthquake in Feb 2001)
    El Salvador (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2001)
    Georgia (Israel contributed food and seeds for farmers following severe drought in 2001)
    Turkey (Israel relief aid following earthquake in 2000)
    Mozambique ((Israel relief aid following floods in 2000)
    Colombia (Israel sent medical aid and food following earthquake in 1999)
    Venezuela (President Chavez has forgotten Israel’s aid following floods of 1999)
    Central America (Israel sent emergency medical aid teams and equipment to help victims of Hurricane Mitch in 1998)
    Pakistan (2005) and Peru (2007) both accepted aid from Israeli NGOs following earthquake disasters.
    Peru’s hydro-electric power plants are also being built and run by an Israeli company.
    Rawanda, Mexico, Chad, Sudan (Darfur) and Malawi all have received humanitarian aid from Israel, including medical assistance from Israel’s NGO IsraAID.
    Always remember that the boycott extends to any individuals from the above regions that have been exposed to Israeli assistance during the 63 years existence of the current Jewish State.
    Part Four – Other Impacts.
    -Reject all products from the USA. Analysis conducted in a typical US state shows that Israeli innovations were responsible for $2.4 billion in direct revenue to that state’s economy in 2009 and generated nearly 6,000 jobs.
    -Do not tutor your children in advanced Mathematics techniques, which may have originated in Israel. Also, if these techniques are used in your children’s schools, withdraw your children immediately.
    -Keen ornithologists should consider giving up their hobby as many rare species stop off or reside in Israel during their twice-yearly migration.
    -Do not watch the new series of NCIS as one of the actresses is Israeli.
    -Avoid going to any football matches featuring teams with Israeli players.
    -Destroy all your recordings of Madonna, Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Deep Purple, Bon Jovie, Justin Bieber, George Benson, Moby and many, many more artists who have ridiculed the illogical boycott and have proudly performed (or will shortly perform) concerts in Israel.
    -Destroy any recordings of U2, Lady Gaga, Beyonce, Bruce Springsteen, Beck, Rihanna Coldplay and any artist whose music has been recorded using the sound technology of the Grammy Award winning Israeli company Wave Audio. You also must get rid of any personal copies of Shrek, American Beauty and Star Wars. Do not trust anything recorded by Sony, JVC, Toshiba or Dell.
    -Don’t go to see The Black Swan with Natalie Portman, or watch any old films with Elizabeth Taylor – both lovers of the Jewish State.
    -Do not stay in hotels or visit shopping centers owned by Israeli companies (sorry, you will need to check which ones yourself).
    -Do not have anything to do with the banks who are using Israeli software to prevent fraud.
    -Do not use any credit or debit card as the Security monitoring system used by the credit card companies is likely to be Israeli.
    -Do not buy an engagement ring containing a diamond as it is possible that this may have been cut in Israel.
    -Do not travel by air, as your plane might get towed by the Israeli-built “Taxibot.”
    -Do not use public transport inside Amsterdam, Moscow or Northern China in case you benefit from Israeli transportation devices.
    -If you suffer a power or network failure, be grateful that at least you haven’t installed the Israeli system that prevents power outages.
    -Finally, you need to leave all your taps running when you leave home and must never flush your toilet, because Israel provides water-saving technology to over half of the planet. It also is providing sewage treatment technology across the world, including to the UK. It should be obvious by now that all the measures specified in Parts 1 – 4 of this series of blogs will inevitably mean that your organization and your staff will be completely unable to function. Let’s therefore hope that the decision by your organization to boycott Israeli products is flushed down the toilet of history.
    Thanks to the wonderful Michael Ordman!

  • Stephen Green

    Just a bunch of ill informed bigots and buffoons who morals are lower than the dead pig. It appears that these students are not doing their research otherwise they would know the real truth about Israel being a multi cultural society where all peoples and religions enjoy equal rights, votes, medical facilities and much more. It is fair also to say that when you have bigots in the government of South Africa who also are ill informed it does not help matters. Shalom Israel we love you

  • NuritGn

    The anti-Semitic black people fast forgot that the Jews have been very instrumental for the abolishing of the Apartheid regime. Their thanks to the Jews is anti-Semitism and boycotting Israel. For that I say, they are thankless and do not deserve to be part of anything Israel contributes to the world.

    Genesis 12:3: “I will bless those who bless you, and him who dishonors you I will curse, and in you all the families of the earth shall be blessed.”

  • Alida

    Wow you can’t fix some one else’s. When your own country and its children and the aged are dying in your own country stupid

  • yussie

    Only a group of savage PIGS would do this..Maybe they beheaded one of their own for this?

  • steven L

    S-Africa BDS goal is to bring back Muslim slavery to black Africa. But their leaders being leaders do not care. Peace be on them. Poor South Africans. They will be the first victims of the Caliphate.

  • Alon Feder

    What kind of racist thinks that Zionism is racism? Is the Kurdish desire for autonomy racist? Is a Native American desire for autonomy racist? Are the Basques racist?

    Since when is it racist for an ethnic group to desire autonomy? Only Jew-haters think that for Jews to desire autonomy is racist. Are the Palestinians also racist for embracing nationalism?

  • Toby Eagle

    It is a shame how people are manipulated by false narratives regarding Jews and Middle East realities. Israel is not an apartheid nation and no matter how many times lies are repeated, lies do not change into truths. The racists and genocidists are those who hate and desire to see the death of all Jews and Israel. Sadly, South Africans seem to not even remember their own history and the dozen Jewish lawyers who stood with Nelson Mandela and went to jail with him. Some people just look for any excuse they can find to hate Jews and Israel. They need to examine their own hearts, since they love lies and hate truth.

  • judithg

    this is how desperate these nuts have become. in any case, south africa is fast becoming just another african toilet ruled by a despot with the usual crew of trough-suckers who will make sure the treasury is their own private payday. meanwhile, the impoverished and uneducated will become their pawns incited to brainless hatreds and mob violence.

  • Larisa

    Oh look, a Judenboykott. Cute how they think they can pretend this is about Israel when the meat isn’t Israeli, and it’s so clearly targeting SA Jews.

  • Paul Cerar

    None of these fascists are brave enough to go to Palestine and fight on the battlefield. They only engage in fascism in a safe environment.

    Paul Cerar
    Toronto, Canada

  • The targeted population of this supposed BDS action was the Jewish shoppers even though they are not necessarily pro-Zionist. As an anti-Jewish act it is to be rejected.

    The same problem arises when the term ‘Israeli Apartheid’ is used instead of ‘Israel Apartheid’.

    We of the Jewish Bund socialist Anti-Zionist movement will not tolerate and will not let pass in silence this Antisemitic action.


      m.l. brecker
      Returned Peace Corps Volunteer

  • Aurora Aronsson

    May EBOLA take care of all the enemies of Israel.

  • art

    BDS violates US anti boycott laws. Their hatred of Jews is such that they oppose any coexistence between arab and Jew. Trace the money who sponsors them

  • Fred

    How short is South Africa’s memory. Would the same mob do something about the murder of innocent Israeli children, murdered in cold blood by the Philistines as recently when a Philistine drove a car into a group of people murdering a 3 month old baby.

  • myra vero

    I’m outraged about such a horrible act, hope they will punish the person.

  • Ivan Gur-Arie

    It is amazing to read this considering that the SA Jewish community was most active to end apartheid. It is another case of the dog biting the hand that feeds it.

  • Karen

    Apparently, Jews are the only ones who don’t deserve human rights. These people are uneducated, bigoted idiots. Very sad considering their sad history.

  • Kerry Berger

    It is pretty disgraceful how South Africa is becoming a major center for anti-semitism along with Scandinavia, France, Spain and the former Eastern Europe. You would think that the same liberals who supported the formation of Israel and its right to exist would continue doing so. However, it appears that the lessons of the Holocaust have been lost by the purposeful denigration of Jews by Arab Muslims bent on claiming the Middle-East as their own despite history and archeology that suggests otherwise. Why South Africans are involving themselves in this delegitimization is pathetic, particularly lending the terminology of Apartheid and making a gross-comparison of what happened in South Africa with Israel. This nonsense has got to be stopped and if it takes a boycott of South African products, services and tourism, so be it.

  • Howie Subnick

    Fly me to the location where this took place, show me the putz that did this and I WILL PERSONALLY SHOVE A PIGS HEAD UP HIS ASS!

  • While I was in the South African army in 1986/87( conscription) the Afrikaners (white minority leaders at the time) did not like Jews either. A few nazis at my base thought it clever to lock me in the cold room at the mess with a dead pig hanging from a hook. They were so enamoured with this. It seems that a few black South Africans have also learnt the ” let us put pigs near the Jews” trick. They pose so proudly. The old white apple (Afrikaners) and the new black apple (ANC government) have fall close to one another and have something in common after all, their hatred of Jews. What’s new?

  • These ignorant ass kissing Palestine lover’s will never understand. ..These folk are a fictional. .people. .their Arabs of the desert. .. These people never had a home land. .They do not understand the true history of the middle east.but live in a fantasy world of their own creation. May be that explains their violent behavior. .For killing is just a dream to them

  • Leo Toystory

    South African Jews all supported ending the apartheid governance of South Africa, very much the same way
    American Jews all supported the civil rights movement in the U.S. In the end that support really didn’t pay off
    very well for either set of Jews, as both have received almost exclusively hostile anti-Semitic treatment from
    blacks in both countries. Now those Jews who tow the Democrat Party line are supporting an administration
    which has more than doubled the number of muslim immigrants since 2008, and who’s about to bring
    in 46 million (Congressional Budget Office figure) citizens of Mexico, illiterate, unskilled, generally racist,and very much so anti-Semitic. Jews vote according to their dreamy ideals, not in their best interest.

  • Davies Samuel

    I boycott all products made in racist South Africa and make sure all my family and friends do the same. Shame on you.

  • Nozwane

    Time that these kaffirs get an education!
    Yes,if they insult the Jewish religion by placing a treife pig’s head in the kosher section,these black student leaders deserve to be called “kaffirs”!

  • Celine Leduc

    It is not only about antisemitism it is about wasting food and people as a result will not get to eat and prices will go up. This type of action is very wrong and it does not help it was used by animal rights activist that would ruin clothes made out of fur, end result more animals were killed (counterproductive) Now it is used against the Jewish community so the BDS can make a point, the behavior is counterproductive and antisemitic and it is a type of bullying, those who did the evil deed must be exposed as bullies

  • I would smash this roted piece of pig on this boy´s face If I had the chance.

  • The spokesperson for COSAS reported that “Woolworths only buys 0.1% of food from Israel, if they do not support apartheid then why do they not stop buying this?” This comment is as illogical as it is tasteless.

    If Woolworths buys less than 1 percent of its food products from Israel, then why is it a target of COSAS’ direct action?

    Also if COSAS is really concerned about the blood of Palestinian children, why does it not protest Hamas, which planted rocket launchers next to U.N. facilities providing refuge to Palestinian children?

    • Dante

      Also if COSAS is really concerned about the blood of Palestinian children, why does it not protest Hamas, which planted rocket launchers next to U.N. facilities providing refuge to Palestinian children?

      Because to these new “peace movements”, there are 2 classes of Palestinian victims. To join the vitim’s nobility, you may not be slain by other Arabs (unless they are Israeli and decidedly Zionist) but by Israeli Jews.

  • EthanP

    Tell us again it’s NOT Jew hatred!

  • 2 can play that game they need the jewish people to help them i say boycot helping them tell them go to there frends when they need help or funds.

  • Ben Gruder

    BDS has jumped the shark.

  • NCS

    A Little bit of cancer is too much. The Jews of South Africa need to pay attention and squash this anti-Semitic poison quickly. Organize and be active. Make it public in every venue possible that this is not acceptable in South Africa.

  • Dante

    The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel took another step into open antisemitism today…

    It does not need to take a step into anti-Semitism because it is anti-Semitic or, more precisely, anti-Judaistic by nature. This is just confirmed by the formulation “condemns all forms of racism including Zionism, anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”.
    Zionism is basically a Jewish liberty movement meant to escape anti-Semitism and other forms of Jew-hatred, not a racist movement. It is about founding and keeping a Jewish state which does not mean a state where no other religion may be practiced but the only state with the guarantee that it will never be discriminate or persecute anyone for being Jewish.
    Anti-Zionism thus means wanting to re-establish the pre-1948 situation where any Jew depended on the shilly-shally goodwill of a Goyish majoirity society he lives in.

  • montlasky

    Takes a pig to act like a pig

  • William Moskowitz

    I would love to see these “brave” and “ethical” individuals show some real cojones and do that at a Halal market!! No? What, Muslims don’t have the blood of innocents on their hands?

  • Cynthia

    This is so ignorant that it doesn’t even bear the respect of a response or comment. These students are quite ignorant, and by the way they just also insulted the Muslim community by their act. Muslims eat halal, so there you go.

  • Cynthia

    There is so much ignorance on the part of these students, that it doesn’t even bear the regard of a comment. By the way, they just insulted the Muslim community as well.

  • Lynne T

    The ANC is getting desperate, using the youth wing to distract from the rampant problems in South African society and the corruption and incompetence of the government.