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South African President Cyril Ramaphosa

Nations’ Leaders Rise Against Israel

South African President Cyril Ramaphosa led a crowd in chants of “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” over the weekend, leading to recriminations from the South African Jewish leaders.

Ramaphosa led the chant during a campaign rally in Soweto in an apparent unscripted moment. A call for Hamas to release the Israeli hostages it has held for nearly eight months was reportedly meant to be part of his speech but was omitted.

Further, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave a speech on Wednesday, May 29, at a Justice and Development Party (AKP) group meeting in Ankara and attacked Israel and the US over the war in the Gaza Strip, calling Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a vampire.

“America, this blood is also on your hands. Heads of the states in Europe, you have become complicit in Israel’s vampirism because you remained silent,” Erdogan said. “No ideology sees the burning to death of innocent civilians in their tents as legitimate. The world is watching the barbarism of this vampire called Netanyahu live.”

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva also decided on Wednesday to recall the country’s ambassador to Israel amid tension between the two countries. Da Silva notified Ambassador Frederico Meyer that he would end his term as Brazilian Ambassador to Israel and would instead represent Brazil at the Disarmament Conference in Geneva, Switzerland.

In the past, the far-left President has accused Israel of genocide and compared the war in Gaza to the Holocaust. (INN / VFI News)