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Tag: South Africa
June 13, 2013 | 10:16 am
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March 14, 2013 | 8:39 am
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.
In a radio interview last month, Fransman claimed that Jewish businessmen in the Western Cape...
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...
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...
December 4, 2012 | 11:11 am
October 15, 2012 | 10:40 am
The South African Trade Ministry published a second notice concerning the labeling of Israeli products, despite working with the Jewish community on a compromise.
Contrary to the more restricted proposal issued in May, the notice published Oct. 12 in the Government Gazette refers...
September 20, 2012 | 9:15 am
Israel defeated South Africa in the first game of the World Baseball Classic Qualifier.
The Israeli team topped South Africa's national team 7-3 in Thursday night's game in Jupiter, Fla.
Nate Freiman, who plays minor league Class AA baseball for the San Diego Padres...
September 4, 2012 | 9:27 am
Witwatersrand University in South Africa has distanced itself from a student association decision to boycott Israel.
In a statement released Monday, the university said that it does not share the initiative of the Wits Student Representative Council, adopted Aug. 31, which calls...
August 23, 2012 | 10:04 am
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.
Meanwhile, South Africa’s ambassador to Israel was summoned to a meeting...
August 23, 2012 | 9:31 am
August 22, 2012 | 10:43 am
South Africa has adopted a regulation to prevent the labeling of goods from the West Bank as being produced in Israel.
Government spokesperson Jimmy Manyi announced Wednesday that goods produced in the West Bank should now be labeled as originating from the ‘‘Israeli Occupied...
August 16, 2012 | 10:54 am
South Africa’s Zulu king accepted an invitation to visit Israel despite his government discouraging such visits.
On Tuesday, King Goodwill Zwelithini of Zulu accepted the invitation from Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Dov Segev-Steinberg, to visit Israel early next year,...
August 15, 2012 | 10:24 am
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.
“The cat is out of the bag,” said Dov Segev-Steinberg, Israel’s ambassador to South Africa.
Taken together with...
August 14, 2012 | 12:15 pm
July 19, 2012 | 12:02 pm
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.
In a policy briefing on South Africa-Palestinian relations July 14 at the College of Cape Town, South African Deputy Minister...
July 2, 2012 | 10:25 am
Nearly 2,000 people rallied in support of Israel in two South African cities.
Demonstrators in Pretoria on June 28 and Cape Town the next day protested against the government’s announcement that products originating from Palestinian-controlled areas of the West Bank will be labeled as such, and not as Israeli products.The gatherings included large numbers of South African Jews and Christians.
A thousand people, including Zulu leaders, marched in Pretoria, while 800 gathered in front of the South African Parliament in Cape Town.
June 26, 2012 | 10:04 am
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.
Marches will be held Thursday in Pretoria and Friday at the parliament gates in Cape Town.
Party leader the Rev....
June 25, 2012 | 10:38 am
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.
The Southern African Kairos Ministry said the attitude of the African Christian Democratic Party and the Rev. Kenneth...
June 13, 2012 | 2:43 pm
South Africa’s Zionist federation accused the country’s deputy minister of foreign affairs, Marius Fransman, of scapegoating Israel in a pro-Palestinian speech.
David Hersch, head of the Cape Town South African Israel Public Affairs Committee, accused Fransman of ‘‘using Israel as a...
June 8, 2012 | 10:28 am
June 7, 2012 | 10:25 am
June 5, 2012 | 12:12 pm
South African police are investigating allegations of corruption and aiding Iran against the country’s largest mobile supplier, MTN.
The company is suspected of aiding the Iranian authorities with eavesdropping on political activists. It also is accused of promising defense...
May 24, 2012 | 10:34 am
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.
Thursday morning’s meeting with Davies at his office in Cape Town was held to...
May 21, 2012 | 2:52 pm
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.
Ismail Coovadia was scheduled to visit the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem on Monday; no...
February 19, 2012 | 10:16 pm
February 13, 2012 | 9:09 am
February 2, 2012 | 8:29 pm
January 18, 2012 | 12:56 pm
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.
The last thing we need is to have Israel demonized by Islamists and their allies in the West.
We do not need another...
January 16, 2012 | 11:51 am