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…

The African National Congress, South Africa’s ruling party, has resolved to downgrade the South African embassy in Israel. This resolution is an affront not only to the South African Jewish and Christian communities, who hold spiritual, religious and historical ties to Israel, but also to the ANC’s own constitution of working toward a “united, non-racial,…

The South African Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD) and the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) strongly condemn the ANC’s resolution to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel. We question the motives behind this discriminatory decision that would effectively prevent South Africa from playing any mediatory role in bringing about peace or dialogue between Israel…