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…

Statement: SAJBD SAZF condemn heinous killing

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) join Israeli political and religious leadership and other international Jewish organisations in expressing outrage and horror at the senseless killing of Palestinian teenager, Mohammed Abu Khdeir, by Jewish extremists. We commend Israeli authorities for acting swiftly in arresting those charged…

This week the State of Israel bowed its head in mourning for our three slain students. Eyal Yifrach 19, Gil-ad Shaar 16 and Naftali Frankel 16, were kidnapped by Hamas terrorists, Marwan Kawasme and Amar Abu Aysha, both former prisoners. Abu Ayasha and Kawasme were released in a prisoner swap in attempt from Israel to…

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…

Israel is the only Jewish state in the world Israel is the only democracy in the Middle East among 22 Arab nations These 22 Arab states occupy more than 99% of the land mass of the Middle East Israel holds little more than 0.07% of the entire landmass of the Middle East Arab League countries…