June 19, 2002 9:00am
South African Jewish groups are concerned that an upcoming environmental summit in Johannesburg could turn into another Israel-bashing session under United Nations sponsorship.
March 20, 2002 10:00am
Several organizations are calling on South Africa to couple its annual commemoration of a 1961 massacre of blacks with support for "human rights in Palestine" and sanctions against Israel.
March 14, 2002 10:00am
Hundreds of delegates rallied behind Israel at South Africa´s largest Zionist conference in some 20 years.
January 9, 2002 10:00am
South African Jewish leaders are criticizing Nelson Mandela, saying he bowed to Muslim pressure in retracting a statement he made last month supporting the American-led war in Afghanistan.
November 14, 2001 10:00am
Accusations of an alleged Jewish plot to destroy Zimbabwe´s economy have been featured prominently in a newspaper there.
October 25, 2001 9:00am
CAPE TOWN, Oct. 25 (JTA) — A Jewish member of South Africa’s Cabinet is blaming Israeli policies for the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians. “The fundamental cause of the conflict is Israel’s occupation of Palestine and the suppression of the Palestinian struggle for self-determination,” said the nation’s water affairs minister, Ronnie Kasrils, who also equated…
August 21, 2001 9:00am
JOHANNESBURG, Aug. 21 (JTA) — With the U.N. conference against racism set to begin in Durban on Aug. 31, the South African Jewish Board of Deputies is concerned about rising expressions of anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views in the country. The group’s 41st congress last weekend was dominated by reactions to such sentiments. Yet government ministers…
April 23, 2001 9:00am
JOHANNESBURG, April 23 (JTA) – A Jewish boxing promoter who credits the local Lebanese community for his success was the force behind the heavyweight title fight that took place over the weekend near Johannesburg. Promoter Rodney Berman described the Sunday morning match between Lennox Lewis and Hasim Rahman as “a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for South Africa.”…
November 25, 1997 10:00am
JOHANNESBURG, Nov. 25 (JTA) – The South African chief rabbi’s apparent support for a new tax on the wealthy has angered some local Jews. Chief Rabbi Cyril Harris caused the stir with testimony last week before the country’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which has been attempting to resolve issues left over from the era of…