World leaders, from U.S. President Barack Obama to Cuba's Raul Castro, will pay homage to Nelson Mandela at a mass memorial in South Africa on Tuesday that will recall his gift for bringing enemies together across political and racial divides.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will not attend a memorial service in South Africa for Nelson Mandela due to the high cost of transportation and security.
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry closed another Middle East troubleshooting mission on Friday by urging Israel and the Palestinians to follow Nelson Mandela's lead and make peace.
In the early 1940s, at a time when it was virtually impossible for a South African of color to secure a professional apprenticeship, the Jewish law firm Witkin, Sidelsky and Eidelman gave a young black man a job as a clerk.
The year was 1994; South Africa was hanging on a thread. The first free general election was about to take place on April 27.
Anti-apartheid activist and former South African president Nelson Mandela — a hero to many Los Angeles Jews with ties to that country — died Dec. 5. The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was 95.
Nelson Mandela guided South Africa from the shackles of apartheid to multi-racial democracy, as an icon of peace and reconciliation who came to embody the struggle for justice around the world.
Last September, first baseman Nate Freiman was doing his best to help Israel secure a spot in the World Baseball Classic. Despite some super hitting from the towering slugger, the team fell short.
I was alone in a small town in central Cuba, and I had lost the only person I knew. The town was Santo Domingo, and it had taken a full morning of driving to get there. It’s a sleepy, slow-moving place, where American cars from the 1950s share the road with horse-drawn carts — and many of those carts act as taxis.
South Africa and the world showered tributes on Nelson Mandela on Thursday as the anti-apartheid leader turned 95 in hospital and his doctors reported he was "steadily improving" from a six-week lung infection.
Fresh off President Obama’s South Africa, and as the world still holds its breath for Nelson Mandela, Roger Cohen offers this take on the attitudes of South Africa’s Jews during apartheid:
South Africa’s chief rabbi, Warren Goldstein, conveyed the Jewish community’s prayers and support to the daughter of ailing former President Nelson Mandela.
Members of South Africa’s Jewish community have joined the rest of the country in praying for Nelson Mandela following his admission to hospital for the third time this year.
The one fact that continues to astonish me about Nelson Mandela is this: He studied Afrikaans in prison.
How far can you travel in less than an hour? All the way to Capetown, South Africa, and back, if you are talking to Leora Raikin, a third-generation South African Jew who has lived in Los Angeles for the past 15 years.
Pink Floyd guitarist Roger Waters said he was still considering whether to call on musicians to boycott Israel.
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies lodged a complaint with the country's Human Rights Commission over ''inflammatory remarks'' made by Deputy Foreign Minister Marius Fransman.
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, voted to make boycotts, divestment and sanctions of Israel part of its official policy.
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.
“No Shopping!” guide Nadav Kersh admonished his charges as they entered the crowded Old City of Jerusalem. “I mean it. No shopping! It’s just too easy to get lost here.”
The South African Trade Ministry published a second notice concerning the labeling of Israeli products, despite working with the Jewish community on a compromise.
Israel defeated South Africa in the first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.
Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.
The African Christian Democratic Party said it would fight the South African government's decision to adopt a regulation that prevents the labeling of goods from the West Bank as being produced in Israel.
Israel accused South Africa on Thursday of behaving like an apartheid state by requiring Israeli goods made by West Bank settlers to be labeled as originating from occupied Palestinian territory.
South Africa has adopted a regulation to prevent the labeling of goods from the West Bank as being produced in Israel.
South Africa's Zulu king accepted an invitation to visit Israel despite his government discouraging such visits.
Israel's envoy to South Africa said a government minister's statement that South Africans would be "discouraged" from visiting Israel represents a boycott of his country.
South Africa's deputy international relations minister, Ebrahim Ebrahim, is "discouraging" his countrymen from visiting Israel.
A South African government minister expressed strong support for a proposal to ban products from the West Bank from being labeled as originating from Israel.
Nearly 2,000 people rallied in support of Israel in two South African cities.
South Africa's African Christian Democratic Party is planning a march to protest a proposal to ban products from the West Bank to be labeled as originating from Israel.
A South African political party and its leader have come under fire for their support of Israel and lack of criticism for its occupation of Palestinian territory.
South Africa's Zionist federation accused the country's deputy minister of foreign affairs, Marius Fransman, of scapegoating Israel in a pro-Palestinian speech.
Phillip V. Tobias, a South African paleoanthropologist who was a leading expert on the prehistoric origins of humanity, has died.
The screening of a film comparing Israel to South Africa's apartheid regime was cancelled in Cape Town.
South African police are investigating allegations of corruption and aiding Iran against the country's largest mobile supplier, MTN.
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies was "very disappointed" with its meeting with Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies on the labeling of products from the West Bank, a board spokeswoman said.
Israel's Foreign Ministry summoned the South African ambassador to Israel over the publication of a notice announcing a ban on labeling as Israeli products that originate from the West Bank.
It is time for another Durban Conference. No, I’m not asking for a repeat of the U.N.-sponsored festival of Jew-hatred that took place in South Africa in 2001.
A pro-Israel lobbying group modeled after AIPAC was launched in South Africa.
Jewish families living in South Africa's Garden Route have formed a Jewish association.
Saying that Israel practices apartheid policies is "unfair and inaccurate slander," Richard Goldstone wrote in an Op-Ed for The New York Times.
Ten years after the notorious U.N. anti-racism conference in Durban, South Africa, that devolved into an Israel-bashing frenzy, anti-Zionist forces are mobilizing again to hold another anti-Israel conference in South Africa.
Ruth Stern could have lived a life of privilege and security in her native South Africa. Instead, in 1946, while still in her teens, she and two dozen other South African youths boarded a ship bound for Palestine.
A request to issue an arrest warrant for Israeli opposition leader Tzipi Livni was turned down by a South African investigation board. The Directorate for Priority Crime Investigation, also known as the Hawks, found late last week that "there are insufficient grounds for us to obtain a warrant of arrest." The Hawks also found that Livni must be in South Africa for the country to begin an investigation into the allegations of war crimes against her. Livni last week said she canceled her trip to South Africa due to the Israeli Foreign Ministry workers' strike, which ended Monday. She was scheduled to give several speeches and hold meetings in Cape Town and Johannesburg. The Jewish Board of Deputies, which was sponsoring Livni's trip, told the South African Press Association that it will be rescheduled.
Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni canceled a scheduled trip to South Africa due to a strike by her country's Foreign Ministry workers, the ministry said. Palestinian activists' groups on Wednesday disputed the reason given by the Israeli Foreign Ministry to the South African media, saying that the threat of being arrested on war crimes charges for her role in the Gaza war is what made Livni decide to nix her trip. Livni, Israel's opposition leader and head of the Kadima Party, was scheduled to visit South Africa at the end of the month as a guest of the Jewish Board of Deputies, according to the South African Press Association. She was scheduled to give several speeches and hold meetings in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
South African Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein has slammed a petition seeking the removal of Desmond Tutu as patron of two Holocaust centers in South Africa. "I believe it is wrong to call for the resignation of Archbishop Desmond Tutu as a patron of the Holocaust Centre," Goldstein said in a statement released late last week. “In deference to Archbishop Tutu’s widely recognized leadership role in the struggle against apartheid and to his revered position in South Africa, it would be an act of disrespect to remove him as a patron.” The statement said, however, that Goldstein considered Tutu’s criticisms of Israel “unfair." Goldstein also is a patron of the Holocaust Centre.
A South African organization dedicated to dispelling stereotypes about Muslims is seeking an arrest warrant for Israeli lawmaker Tzipi Livni for her role in the Gaza war. Livni, Israel's opposition leader and head of the Kadima Party, is set to visit South Africa at the end of the month as a guest of the Jewish Board of Deputies, according to the South African Press Association. She is scheduled to give several speeches and hold meetings in Cape Town and Johannesburg. Igbal Jassat, chairman of the the Media Review Network, told the South African Press Association that his organization has instructed its attorneys to secure the arrest warrant in accordance with the Rome statutes, to which South Africa is a signatory, "which obligates all member states to honor their responsibility in the prosecution of war criminals."
A Muslim-owned supplier in Johannesburg canceled an order placed by a South African Jewish group with comments about "blood money."
The University of Johannesburg's faculty Senate voted to sever a longstanding relationship with an Israeli university unless certain conditions are met.
South Africa has reinstated its ambassador to Israel.
South Africa's ambassador to Israel is to return "within two to three weeks," an official said.
South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel but doesn't plan to cut diplomatic ties, a government official said.
A delegation of senior South African Jewish communal leaders met with Richard Goldstone.