Category: SAZF Statements

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…

The ACDP stands with Israel

OFFICIAL STATEMENT: The African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) has called on the SA government and global community to condemn Palestinian terror and demand that action is taken against those inciting violence. The recent wave of Palestinian terror – which has claimed the lives of 37 victims and wounded hundreds over the course of the past…

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…

Israeli Flag at V&A Waterfront

The Israeli flag at the V&A Waterfront was NOT taken down as a result of any action, nor as a result of opposition by anti-Israel activists. It simply blew down along with a string of other flags as a result of the strong Cape winds. The Israeli flag will be replaced soon by V&A Management…

SAZF Responds to Unacceptable Cape Times Editorial

On behalf of the South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council), I would like to express our deep disappointment with the Cape Times editorial which was published on the 13th of April which was entitle ‘A victory for the peace-loving’. Clearly the authors of this editorial don’t understand the real implications of a potential deal with Iran…

SAZF (Cape Council) statement condemning the slaughter of Palestinians in the Yarmouk refugee camp

We are saddened to witness the brutal slaughter of over one thousand Palestinian residents of the Yarmouk Refugee Camp, near Damascus, by an alliance of Islamic State and the Jihadist Al-Nusra Front. This camp which at one time housed over 100,000 descendants of refugees, has during the past 5 years of the Syrian Civil War,…

The SAZF Cape Council sends its condolences to the families of those killed in Peshawar suicide attack

The SAZF CAPE Council sends our condolences and sympathies to the families of those killed today in the two suicide bombings at Christ Church and St John’s Catholic Church in Lahore. The Islamic extremist group Jamatul Ahrar, a branch of the Pakistani Taliban claimed responsibility. Although only comprising 2% of the Pakistani population, the Christians…