These episodes in Africa have proven two things to the world. One: Africa is glorious and everyone should visit if they are given the opportunity, and two: these women are embarrassing and should not be allowed to travel. If I lived in Atlanta I would be mortified that these women...
Tag: South Africa
February 13, 2012 | 9:09 am
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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
December 28, 2011 | 2:45 am
How do you square “obvious wrongs with respect for local customs”, asks Eusebius McKaiser of Johannesburg’s Wits University. Apparently:
South Africa has a rather schizophrenic approach to such questions. In 1994, it adopted a constitution that explicitly recognizes customary...
November 30, 2011 | 10:23 am
A pro-Israel lobbying group modeled after AIPAC was launched in South Africa.
The Cape Town-based South African Israel Public Affairs Committee, or SAIPAC, launched Tuesday said aims to establish relationships with members of Parliament and other communities, as well as strengthen...
November 29, 2011 | 10:31 am
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January 19, 2011 | 11:09 am
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,...
January 18, 2011 | 10:07 am
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...
January 18, 2011 | 10:04 am
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...
November 2, 2010 | 10:20 am
A Muslim-owned supplier in Johannesburg canceled an order placed by a South African Jewish group with comments about “blood money.”
The South African Zionist Federation ordered conference bags from Saley’s Travel Goods for its biennial conference in March; the federation has...
October 4, 2010 | 11:14 am
The University of Johannesburg’s faculty Senate voted to sever a longstanding relationship with an Israeli university unless certain conditions are met.
Voting on the university’s relationship with Ben-Gurion University, the Senate required that the two institutions amend their...
July 20, 2010 | 11:54 am
South Africa has reinstated its ambassador to Israel.
The South African government had recalled Ismail Coovadia seven weeks ago following Israel’s interception of a Turkish aid ship, which led to the death of nine Turkish activists. It did not expel its ambassador from Israel....
June 11, 2010 | 10:39 am
South Africa’s ambassador to Israel is to return “within two to three weeks,” an official said.
The announcement came Wednesday in a statement released by the South African Union of Jewish Students, citing a spokesperson for South Africa’s Department of International Relations and...
June 3, 2010 | 11:44 am
South Africa has recalled its ambassador to Israel but doesn’t plan to cut diplomatic ties, a government official said.
Thursday’s action follows Israel’s deadly interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla early Monday, in which nine people were killed during a confrontation between...
May 4, 2010 | 11:52 am
A delegation of senior South African Jewish communal leaders met with Richard Goldstone.
Monday’s meeting, to discuss Goldstone’s participation in the 2009 United Nations fact-finding mission into the Gaza war and the contents of his committee’s report, was held as part of a deal...
April 26, 2010 | 10:11 am
The South African government has compared new Israeli military restrictions on the movement of Palestinians in the West Bank to apartheid pass laws.
The South African Department of International Relations and Cooperation issued a statement condemning the restrictions as “a gross...
April 26, 2010 | 8:51 am
Richard Goldstone will attend his grandson’s upcoming bar mitzvah in South Africa, following an agreement with local Jewish groups.
The South African Jewish Board of Deputies brokered a deal between Goldstone and community organizations angry with Goldstone for his authorship of a...
September 1, 2009 | 1:49 pm
South African President Jacob Zuma used a speech before his country’s main Jewish group to issue a call for expatriates to return home.
Many Jews have left South Africa in the years since the initial optimism following the end of apartheid in 1994 dimmed, replaced by concern about...
October 3, 2008 | 5:41 am
Anika von Wyck saw ‘visions’ in her trays of McCain’s Real Oven Baked Chips.
“Warmth flashed over me,” she recalled, “and there, in the chips, I saw it—the vision!”
A tip of the hat to Tea Drinking Lister for the President Potato meme.
August 4, 2008 | 6:23 am
July 21, 2008 | 6:15 pm
Dr. David B. Goldstein from Duke’s Institute for Genome Sciences and Policy talks about tracking the genetic history of the ancient Jewish priesthood (kohanim) and the Lost Tribe of Israel, the focus of his news book, “Jacob’s Legacy”.
November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pmMarlene Abitz can barely hold back the tears when she looks around her synagogue in Cape Town, particularly during the High Holy Days.
Pews that once were filled with her children are empty, and it's getting harder and harder for Abitz, 57, to go see them in Australia.
"We don't have...
January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm
November 18, 2004 | 7:00 pm
Today, the only remaining signs of the hardy Jewish pioneers of Namaqualand are a cemetery and a synagogue, which is now a museum.
But these Jews -- who first arrived in this remote, arid region of South Africa in the mid-1850s -- once numbered as many as 200 and played an important...
September 9, 2004 | 8:00 pm
"The Persistence of Memory" by Tony Eprile (Norton, $24.95).
Tony Eprile opens up the complex terrain of a changing South Africa in "The Persistence of Memory."
This is an ambitious novel, a novel of many ideas. Eprile is a gifted storyteller who delves into the inner life and...