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  • Will ‘green’ forum bash Israel?

    South African Jewish groups are concerned that an upcoming environmental summit in Johannesburg could turn into another Israel-bashing session under United Nations sponsorship.

  • South Africans call for Israel sanctions

    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.

  • S. African Jews show support for Israel

    Hundreds of delegates rallied behind Israel at South Africa´s largest Zionist conference in some 20 years.

  • Mandela backtracks on bin Laden

    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.

  • Anti-Jewish slur in Zimbabwe paper

    Accusations of an alleged Jewish plot to destroy Zimbabwe´s economy have been featured prominently in a newspaper there.

  • South African Jewish Cabinet minister blasts Israel

    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…

  • S. African Jews on defensive ahead of racism parley

    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…

  • Jewish promoter staged heavyweight title fight

    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.”…

  • South African chief rabbi stirs debate on imposing wealth tax

    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…