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  • S. African Jews aid disaster-stricken black township

    JOHANNESBURG, Feb. 16 (JTA) — A Jewish group has spearheaded efforts to deliver aid to a black township near here that was devastated by torrential rains and floods. For more than two weeks, rains described as the heaviest in some 50 years lashed the Johannesburg area, leaving hundreds homeless as a result of flooding in…

  • Mandela bears message of peace in his first visit to the Jewish state

    JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 20 (JTA) – Former South African President Nelson Mandela wants to play a mediating role between Israel and its neighbors. That became clear during Mandela’s trip this week to the Middle East, which included his first visit to the Jewish state Monday and Tuesday, after stops in Syria, Iran and Jordan. While in…

  • Mandela wants to help peace process Mandela bears message of peace in his first visit to the Jew

    JOHANNESBURG, Oct. 19 (JTA) –Former South African President Nelson Mandela has agreed to be a political intermediary between Israel and its neighbors. Mandela made the announcement in Israel during his first visit to the Jewish state Monday and Tuesday, after visiting Syria, Iran and Jordan. While in Tehran, spoke to Iranian President Mohammad Khatami regarding…