The Top News Stories from November that impacted us the most.
(Above pic: PFLP terrorists. credit Getty Images) The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) has been, from its inception, an effective political policy and strategic tool. Born in Durban through the fog of the Second Intifada, BDS has grown into a global movement. The benefits of the BDS narrative to its adherents is the ability to […]
“Strengthen ties with Israel” says Zulu king to ANC Less than a month after the ANC at its national conference in December 2017 voted to downgrade the South African Embassy in Tel Aviv, the king of South Africa’s Zulu nation has urged the ANC’s leadership to do precisely the opposite – upgrade not downgrade. Speaking […]
Israel is ridicuously blamed for problems around the world. From south African aparthied funding to the Iranian revolution.
South Africans should be watching carefully! As frustrated Iranians protest “Enough is Enough”, how long too, before South Africans across the country rise and say enough of being fed a daily diet of lies, deception and corruption instead of jobs, housing, and services! Instead of investing in their citizens, the Iranian Ayatollahs, are hellbent on […]
By Debbie Mankowitz* The ANC, as South Africa’s governing party, is opposing the tenets of its own impressive Constitution by proposing a downgrading the country’s Embassy in Israel. Jews consider the land of Israel as the epicentre of their religious and cultural life. By denying full and free access to this epicentre, the ANC government would be […]
Picture above: Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal speaks to South African president Jacob Zuma ahead of a media briefing at the headquarters of South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) in Johannesburg. Siphiwe Sibeko / Reuters By Uriel ben Avraham During apartheid South Africa, boycotts were called against the country. The point of the boycotts was to […]
These are trying times when meaningful and constructive change – not outdated slogans – is demanded by the People of South Africa. To coin the phrase of the world’s most liberal of democracy, “We The People…” demand of our leaders for new direction, innovative and entrepreneurial thinking, and ask: “What is in the best interests of South Africa and […]
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.
By Peter Bailey Observers are quick to compare the current situation in Israel with that in South Africa prior to the first democratic elections in 1994. The facts show that nothing could be further from the truth. The parties to the conflict in South Africa desired peace; the parties to one side of the conflict […]
If you chance to stroll along the stone paths of the wooded Beit Berel Campus outside of Kfar Saba in central Israel, you may be surprised to overhear conversations in Xhosa, Tswana, Zulu or Afrikaans. Participants of every shade of colour from South Africa’s “Rainbow Nation” are currently attending a unique ‘Community Development & Leadership Training’ […]
The ‘legacy of linkage’ between South Africa and Israel is colourfully illustrated in the life of Arthur Goldreich who passed away in Israel in 2011. Goldreich’s role in the ANC underground was sensational if fleeting. Most of his life, following his dramatic escape from a downtown Johannesburg police station in 1963, was spent in Israel. […]
I am a South African Jew. I was born in a country that provided shelter to my grandparents as they fled the death of Hitler’s Europe. Where Jews were to be tolerated. But where it was better than the alternative. I was born in a country where violent summer storms punctuated my childhood and where […]