Clearly Al Gafoor knows nothing about the history of Israel. To claim the people have lived there in blissful peace for the past 2 000 years is a perversion. Let’s start arbitrarily in 323BC with Ptolemy, who entered Jerusalem on the Jewish Sabbath to seize the city. The Jews fought back but then Ptolemy’s troops…

Why Israel was Right to Refuse Blade Nzimande an Entry Visa

Israel acted with good reason to refuse Blade Nzimande entry. He actively activated and propagated the severing of links between the University of Johannesburg and The Ben Gurion University, in Beersheva. Nelson Mandela accepted an honorary doctorate from this Israeli University, specifically for the groundbreaking work that the University of the Negev, was doing to…

The South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) strongly condemns the death of four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels and the groundswell of anti-Jewish feelings that led to the latest in a series of anti-Semitic hate crimes. Following hot on the heels of the Anti-Defamation League’s international survey of Anti-Semitism, which confirmed that a quarter…

Contrasting the media response to the murder of 17-year-old Mohammad Abu Kheider, in East Jerusalem today to the kidnapping of the 3 Israeli teenagers, Gil-Ad Shaer, Naftali Fraenkel and Eyal Yifrah nearly three weeks ago reveals the inherent and underlying antipathy to Israel. Within hours American Secretary of State, John Kerry “condemns in the strongest possible terms the…

The South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) strongly condemns the death of four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels and the groundswell of anti-Jewish feelings that led to the latest in a series of anti-Semitic hate crimes. Following hot on the heels of the Anti-Defamation League’s international survey of Anti-Semitism, which confirmed that a quarter…

Following the Solidarity Conference held in parliament on 6 February 2014, in support of the people of Palestine, Cuba and Western Sahara, the Zionist Federation has expressed its outrage at the clear tone and intent of the conference’s participants to demonise Israel. According to the Zionist Federation (Cape Council), failure by this Conference to invite…

As the global threat of cyber-attacks grows exponentially, so do companies that develop software to fight them off. Some of the world’s oldest and best-trusted players are headquartered in Israel (beginning with Check Point Technologies, founded in 1993), or have R&D operations here. IBM now plans to open a cyber-security software lab in Israel. In…