Category: SAZF Statements

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…

Zwelenzima Vavi’s Support For BDS At New Low

Zwelinzima Vavi’s statement on behalf of COSATU in support of the week of Boycotts against Israel, plumbs new lows of ignorance, xenophobia and blind partisanship. It is an insult to all the followers of COSATU that truly suffered under ‘Apartheid’ South Africa, to compare their history to the situation of the Palestinians. It is unconscionable…

  On behalf of the South African Zionist Federation (Cape Council) we would like to offer our deepest condolences for the death of the 21 Christian men all executed by ISIS. The SAZF deeply condemns this unacceptable crime that was committed by these cowardly terrorists. The world, is facing the increasing threat of Islamist extremism,…