Category: SAZF Statements

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…

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…