Category: General News

Why the ICC Decision on “Palestine” Should Concern You On February 5, 2021, the International Criminal Court (ICC) pre-trial Chamber issued its long-awaiting decision on the Court’s jurisdiction over “the situation in Palestine”. The Chamber, in its majority decision, ruled that the Court has jurisdiction over the territory of “Palestine”, which compromises Gaza, Judea and Samaria and East…

Tu B’shvat 2021

This year, South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) and the Jewish National Fund (JNF) are celebrating Tu B’Shvat, the New Year of Trees, by partnering with the Seeds of Hope Community Gardening Project in Khayelitsha.  Based at the Makukhanye Centre, Pastor Aaron Makili and his team have planted a community kitchen garden on the good…

By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel Jamal Furani, 78, from Haifa, had undergone four cornea transplants, but each one eventually failed and he kept returning to almost total blindness. That all changed earlier this month when Israeli surgeons performed a totally artificial cornea transplant, which required no human donor tissue. Not only could Furani see…

We have been so sad to learn of the passing of Milton Gerdis. Milton was a valued member of the SAZF (Cape Council) Management Committee for several years and made valuable contributions to the efficient working of the organisation. He served as Treasurer, chaired sub committees for the SAZF CC including Yom Ha’atzmaut and the…

Prof. Dugard’s anti-Israel diatribe in the Cape Argus was met with a powerful response from international Professor of Law, Prof. Gregory Rose. Read the response from Prof. Rose here: The opinion of John Dugard in the Cape Argus, Friday, 27 November 2020, was both sad and surprising. Sad because so predictable in its anti-Israel diatribe.…

The country has been in thrall to Palestinian ‘rejectionism’, at the cost of the benefits of stronger relations with Israel and the Palestinians​ by Rowan Polovin, National Chairman, South African Zionist Federation The desert sands of the Middle East and Africa are shifting quickly. The widely held view that peace between Israel and the Arab…

Abraham Accords Peace Agreement

President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday joined the foreign ministers of the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain at the White House to mark historic normalization agreements between Israel and the two Arab countries. The Government of the United Arab Emirates and the Government of the State of IsraelThe Government of…