Melech Thal and his family's journey from South Africa to Israel. A King's Journey was written about their story..from rock and roll to fencing.
After the horrors of the Holocaust, the shadow of this terrible event follow Jews around the world and into their lives today. They aim to better the world.
Battle of Megiddo – A Proud 100 Year South Africa-Israel Link By Peter Bailey Rising out of the pastoral Jezreel Valley is a hill containing the remains of a city whose foundations go back several millennia. On a modern map, it is called Tel Megiddo. A “tel” is a geographic feature – a hill rising […]
South Africa's largest church, Zion Christian Church, went to Israel on a fact-finding mission, exactly one year ago today. Read on to find out what they learned about the Holy Land.
South Africa and Israel’s Tenuous Ties By Rolene Marks Diplomatic relations between Israel and South Africa have always been a bit tenuous. It is a story of shaky alliances, distrust in parts, and a lot of speculation. It is a relationship that certainly garners its fair share of column inches and discussion. The relationship between […]
By Dave Bloom: During my recent visit to Harare in April this year, I witnessed the shocking regression in all spheres of life in Zimbabwe, and the government under Robert Mugabe appeared well entrenched and not about to go anywhere. At the venerable age of 93, Mugabe had declared that he was planning to run […]
#YallaYebo Creating SA-Israel dialogue through images By Benji Shulman There is no doubt that the world needs more dialogue these days – people need to talk across geography, religion, culture, race, nationality, gender and creed. Just because dialogue is needed, doesn’t mean that it must take place in a traditional talking format. With the advent […]
*Beverley Price chatted to Israelink Revealing the artistic talents of African Jewry through the journey of a South African jeweller Jews and Africa have a long history. Preceding the Jewish migration of the 19th century from Europe to South Africa, which many people are familiar with, there were Jews settled in Africa going back thousands […]
For two years during the Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902) the small South African town of Rouxville was deserted. All its male residents had been called up for active duty, and soon it was a ghost town. Forty years later, it was only the Jews who left the Orange Free State town of Rouxville. The very descendants […]
South African Architects Changing the Face of Israel The passing in July 2017 of Gilbert Herbert, Professor Emeritus and former Dean of the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at Haifa’s prestigious Technion, brought home the contribution of South Africans to transforming Israel’s architectural landscape. In 1997, I interviewed Prof. Herbert following a ceremony at the […]
It was all blue and white at the listing of Ethernity Networks Limited, an Israeli company in London. The Israeli flag alongside the flag of the United Kingdom colourfully graced the upper landing of the London Stock Exchange (LSE), attracting for this special listing, the presence of the Israeli ambassador to the Court of St. […]
by Prof. Hary Brand Gilbert Herbert was born in Johannesburg on 22 June 1924, the third son of Benjamin and Sophia Herbert. Educated at Parktown Boys High School, he matriculated with distinction in English, Science, Mathematics and Art. He studied Architecture at the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg from 1942-46, being a frequent prize-winner […]
By David E. Kaplan and Dr. Les Glassman With Lawn Bowls being a major sport at this year’s 2017 Maccabi Games, discover how this sport was introduced to Israel by South African immigrants. “HARD TO BEAT” was the message that resounded at the European Lawn Bowls Championships held in Israel in August 2015. Although England came out […]
Over four decades later, his legacy lives on There are few Southern African Jews that have not heard of Chief Rabbi Israel Abrahams – even if they were not from Cape Town. So, it was not surprising that members of the SA community in Israel congregated one night in 2014 to honour his memory on […]
South Africans love hiking. How could they not with some of the best trails in the world. Ask any who have done The Otter Trail along the Garden Route, the Pipe Track around Table Mountain, the hike up Champagne or Giant’s Castle in Natal, the Wild Coast the …well, its endless! Israel, unlike South Africa […]