The Freedom Front Plus (FF Plus) has appealed to the South African government not to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel to a liaison office in line with the decision taken at the recent African National Congress (ANC) conference.

FF Plus leader Pieter Groenewald says a country’s government cannot allow decisions taken by a single political party to manipulate its international relations. Groenewald says the Israel-Palestine issue is complicated and that Israel must be recognised as a sovereign state.

The FF Plus says a peaceful solution to the problem needs to be found and that the South African government must be unbiased and not chooses sides in the dispute.

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