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  • South African ruling party discourages travel to Israel

    October 13, 2015 | 9:12 am

    The ruling party in South Africa urged the country’s citizens not to visit Israel unless they are in solidarity with the “Palestinian struggle.”

    While similar calls have been made in the past by African National Congress party ministers, there reportedly was a “strong consensus”...

  • S. African Jewish leaders: Possible ban on dual citizenship targets IDF service

    September 8, 2015 | 10:21 am

    South African Jewish leaders condemned an African National Congress review of their country’ s dual citizenship policy in what they say is a bid to prevent its citizens from serving in the Israeli military.

    Banning dual citizenship is scheduled to be discussed anew at the ruling...

  • South Africa’s African National Congress endorses Israel boycott, handing BDS movement a victory

    December 21, 2012 | 9:36 am

    South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, voted to make boycotts, divestment and sanctions of Israel part of its official policy.

    In a resolution passed Thursday night, at the tail end of its conference this week, the ANC proclaimed it was "unapologetic in its...

  • BDS resolution against Israel could pass at ANC national conference

    December 18, 2012 | 9:51 am

    A resolution aimed at boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel could gain majority support at this week’s National Conference of South Africa's ruling African National Congress party.

    A marked anti-Israel swing by the South African government in recent months has caused...

  • ‘Catch A Fire’ ignites filmmaker’s memories of anti-apartheid dad

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    October 26, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Shawn Slovo remembers how her Jewish parents, African National Congress activists, left home in the middle of the night to attend secret meetings. She recalls police regularly raiding their Johannesburg house and arresting her mother and father. All the while, she said, she resented...