Category: SAZF Statements

SAZF Welcomes Israel’s Normalisation with the UAE The South African Zionist Federation welcomes Israel’s historic achievement in the normalisation of relations with the United Arab Emirates. Israel has once again demonstrated her willingness and ability to make peace with her neighbours. We hope this leads to diplomatic ties, economic cooperation, and peace with many other…

His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini addresses ANC top six and emphasizes the importance of the SA / Israel relationship Last week, His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini addressed the newly elected top six ANC members lead by party President Cyril Ramaphosa, at his “Osuthu Palace” in KwaNongoma. In his speech, he spoke at length on the…

MRN Media Statement 15 July 2017

The Editor Saturday Argus   Dear Sir The 140,000 Druze living in Israel, thousands of whom belong to Druze Zionist movements, are Arabic-speaking citizens of Israel, an offshoot of several monotheistic and Abrahamic religions, and serve in the Israeli Defence Forces just as most citizens do in Israel. Members of the community have attained top positions…

Deportation of Christians

To my surprise, as I personally dealt with the entry of a delegation of anti-Israel Christian activists to Israel, I awoke yesterday to read a headline of an ANA article in the Star claiming that “SA Christian activists [have been] deported from Israel”. This headline is entirely misleading. The article itself shows that the delegation…

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…

Shimon Peres: An official statement

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD), the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) and the United Jewish Campaign (UJC), together with the Israeli people and the broader international community, joins in mourning the passing of Shimon Peres, visionary world statesman, peace activist and inspirational founding father of the State of Israel. In a political…