S. Africa newspaper cancels pro-Israel group’s ad about Hamas


(JTA) — The South Africa Sunday Times rejected an ad sponsored by a pro-Israel organization.

The fully paid ad was canceled by the Sunday Times two days before it was scheduled to run on Nov. 1, the South African Zionist Federation said in a post on its Facebook page.

“These are the facts that they did not want their readership to know about Hamas,” the federation said in the post about its ad.

The Times notified the federation about the cancellation at 3 p.m. Friday.

The ad, titled “According to Hamas, Jihad is the only way to achieve ‘Peace’ – and it gets worse,” offers facts about Hamas, which has been declared a terror organization in the United States and elsewhere.

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