A MAN IN A MILLION – PAT ROLLESTON

South African Friends of Israel Cape Council and South African Zionist Federation Cape Council are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of a gentle giant, a man in a million, on the 19th June 2020. Patrick Rolleston was a man of deep religious conviction and an unequivocal supporter of Israel and the Jewish people. Never…

PSF Disruption of Jewish Event in Cape Town

The SA Zionist Federation (SAZF) condemns yet another case of intimidation and disruption of a Jewish-organised event by BDS supporters and its affiliates, in this case, the UCT Palestine Solidarity Forum (PSF) and SA Jews for a Just Palestine. The PSF attempted to disrupt Israel’s Independence Day celebrations last night by blockading the entrances to…

Mr Maimane sees the reality of Israel for himself

South African Zionist Federation’s statement on Mmusi Maimane’s visit to Israel The South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) would like to commend Mr. Mmusi Maimane the leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA) for his willingness to visit Israel.  We hope that Mr Maimane’s experience and engagement with leadership in the Middle East will give him the…

SAZF Cape Council Welcomes Ombudsman Ruling Against Cape Times

The South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) welcomes the ruling by the Press Ombudsman against the Cape Times over its 18 November 2015 article, headlined “Israeli military chiefs face arrest in SA”. The Ombudsman found that the Cape Times committed a Tier 2 offence, known as a “serious breach”, in its portrayal of conclusions as…