Anele Mdoda's Israel trip gets backlash

Some people are not happy about the media personality's decision to visit Israel. 

By  | May 18, 2016, 07:09 PM

Anele Mdoda's Israel trip receives backlash

Anele Mdoda, her sister Thembisa Mdoda, and the rest of their family are currently on holiday in Israel. 

The Mdoda clan has been sharing beautiful snaps from the trip on social media

While they're clearly having a good time in the middle-eastern country, some people are not happy about the trip. 

When the radio personality announced on Twitter that she had arrived in Israel, some people wasted no time to slam her for "supporting an oppressive apartheid regime". 

Anele Mdoda's Israel trip receives backlash
Anele Mdoda's Israel trip receives backlash
Anele Mdoda's Israel trip receives backlash
Anele Mdoda's Israel trip receives backlash
Anele Mdoda's Israel trip receives backlash
Anele Mdoda's Israel trip receives backlash

Basically, quite a few civil societies, activist groups and associations are calling for a boycott on Israel, due to what's happening in that region. 

Israel is being referred to as an apartheid state, due to its treatment of Palestinians in the middle east region. South Africa has been one of the most outspoken countries against Israel, due to its similarities being an apartheid state. 

BDS and Palestinians called on the global civil society, artists and multinational corporations to participate in a non-violent boycott, divestment and sanctions campaigns against Israel until it complies with international law in respect of its treatment of Palestinians. 

The human rights and Palestine solidarity organisation Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Against Israel in SA (BDS) has also recently demanded Die Antwoord to cancel their tour in Israel. The performance is scheduled to happen on 8 June. 

According to IOL, BDS spokesperson, Kwara Kekana said: "It's been a while since we wrote to them. Unfortunately, they have not yet responded. We are making follow-ups on the letter, but there is no response. We are asking for Di Antwoord to please reconsider their position. 

Anele urged her Facebook followers not to post their "political babble" on her page. "I am not saying the politics here are pretty I'm saying the land is beautiful, please respect my page and my opinions," she wrote. 

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