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Representing Israel on the African Continent

Watch: Special interview with Arthur Lenk - Israel's ambassador to South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland and MauritiusILTV, 7/27/2016, 10:21 AM

Rabbi Berland's arrest extended

As Rabbi Eliezer Berland's trial begins, Rishon Letzion court rules to extend his arrest.Rachel Kaplan, 7/21/2016, 7:08 PM

S. African twins remanded over US embassy plot

23-year-old twins Brandon-Lee and Tony-Lee Thulsie suspected of plotting to attack US Embassy and Jewish institutions, join ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/19/2016, 2:39 PM

Extradition of Eliezer Berland begins

Berland's son Nahman condemns 'criminal' father, as Breslov rabbis warn public to 'keep away' from fugitive rabbi.David Rosenberg, 7/18/2016, 1:48 PM

S. African twins planned to blow up US embassy

Two South African brothers planned to join ISIS, wanted to bomb US embassy, Jewish institutions in Pretoria.Susan Njanji, 7/11/2016, 6:47 PM

Watch: Making the Shabbat a 'people's movement'

South Africa's Chief Rabbi explains why there is low anti-Semitism in his country - and issues an invitation for Arutz Sheva readers.Eliran Baruch, 6/2/2016, 9:02 PM

Former CIA agent: US helped arrest Mandela

Ex-CIA spy reveals America's role in capture of Nelson Mandela in 1962. 'Kennedy administration had no love for Mandela'.David Rosenberg, 5/15/2016, 2:55 PM

Protest in Ramat Gan: Free fugitive Rabbi

Hundreds of Rabbi Eliezer Berland’s followers demonstrated in front of the South African embassy calling for his release.Shoshana Miskin, 4/25/2016, 12:14 PM

Fugitive rabbi: Israeli government targeted me

Shuvu Bamin sect leader wanted for sexual assault claims the Israeli government ‘improperly’ flagged him, as well as other rabbis.Shoshana Miskin, 4/24/2016, 5:07 PM

South Africa: Extradition for rabbi – not yet

Rabbi Berland wanted in Israel for sexual assault appears in Joburg Court in Johannesburg.Shoshana Miskin, 4/21/2016, 9:13 PM

South African Muslims call to arrest Peres

Muslim Lawyers Association of South Africa asks prosecutor to arrest former Israeli President during his upcoming visit to the country.Ben Ariel, 2/23/2016, 4:15 AM

Fugitive rabbi threatens South Africa chief rabbi

Wanted in Israel for sexual assault, Rabbi Eliezer Berland accuses Warren Goldstein of setting police on his hotel hideaway in South Africa.Cynthia Blank, 1/31/2016, 7:48 AM

South Africans against 'Israel apartheid' slur

'Israel Collective' organization asked Black South Africans to comment on one of the most common anti-Israel accusations.Ari Soffer, 12/16/2015, 2:14 PM

PM: South Africa warrants against officers 'ugly'

South Africa issues arrest warrants on several top Israeli defense and intelligence officials, leading Netanyahu to condemn.Yaakov Levi, 11/17/2015, 10:58 PM

South African newspaper pulls ad about Hamas

South African Zionist Federation says a local newspaper cancelled an advertisement revealing the truth about Hamas.Ben Ariel, 11/3/2015, 4:42 AM

South Africa Hosts Hamas Despite Israeli Protests

ANC chairman accuses Israel of 'state-sponsored crime on Palestine' at Hamas rally in Cape Town.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/21/2015, 8:28 PM

South African President Meets with Hamas Leader

Foreign Ministry summons deputy ambassador in outrage over the meeting, hours after Hamas calls for suicide bombings.Tova Dvorin, 10/19/2015, 5:10 PM

South Africa Discourages Travel to Israel

South Africa's ruling party recommends that travel to Israel be discouraged unless it is for solidarity with the “Palestinian struggle”.Ben Ariel, 10/14/2015, 5:16 AM

BDS Protest Against Pharrell Fizzles

Only 2,000 people protest American musician's performance in South Africa, but BDS says it was successful anyway.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/23/2015, 12:24 AM

Pharrell Williams to Face Down BDS in Cape Town

BDS movement promises 40,000-strong protest of performance by Grammy winner over partnership with store that imports from Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/21/2015, 1:23 PM

South African Chief Rabbi Slams Law Targeting Jews

Rabbi Warren Goldstein slams 'insulting' review of citizenship laws to prevent Jews serving in IDF, blasts anti-Israel 'obsession.'Ari Soffer, 9/9/2015, 2:18 PM

S. Africa Planning to Stop Jews from Joining IDF?

South African Jews livid after ruling party announces it will review dual citizenship in order to prevent local Jews from joining IDF.Ben Ariel, 9/8/2015, 6:15 AM

South Africa Threatens Students Who Came to Israel

Deputy minister accuses students who traveled to Israel with South Africa Israel Forum of bring African National Congress into 'disrepute.'Cynthia Blank, 7/15/2015, 9:26 PM

Former S. African President Rejects Sanctions

Former South African president F.W. de Klerk says sanctions against Israel would be "counterproductive".Elad Benari, 6/22/2015, 5:16 AM

Stowaway Survives 11 Hour Flight in Airplane Wheel

Two stowaways cling on amid lethal cold at dizzying heights in flight from South Africa to UK; one falls to death in London, other lives.Ari Yashar, 6/19/2015, 2:44 PM

South Africa Tries Sudan President for War Crimes

After initial warm welcome despite ICC warrant, S. African court tries man behind Darfur crimes after barring his exit from the country.Ari Yashar, 6/15/2015, 10:47 AM

ICC: Arrest Sudanese President for War Crimes

International court calls on South Africa to make arrest during state visit; Johannesburg ignores warrant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/14/2015, 11:59 AM

Why Israel refused S. African Education Minister Blade Nzimande

Nzimande deserves Israel's refusal to give him a visa, and anyway, his mind is already made up. Ben Levitas, 4/28/2015, 7:57 AM

Liberman Blasts S. Africa After Israel Denies Visa

South African Communist Party describes Israel as "apartheid regime", evoking harsh response from FM Liberman.Elad Benari, Canada, 4/24/2015, 11:31 PM

Trevor Noah Has a Friend Named Hitler

In Daily Show podcast from earlier this year, new host Trevor Noah reveals he has a South African friend named after brutal Nazi leader.Cynthia Blank, 4/2/2015, 12:22 PM

S. African Council Seeks to Expel Jews

Students Representative Council at the Durban University of Technology demands administration kick out students who support Israel.Elad Benari, 2/12/2015, 6:13 AM

South African Jewry: 'Much Reassured' by Abbas

Leaders of two top Jewish organizations meet 'president' Abbas and give glowing reports, despite his support of terror.Hillel Fendel, 11/27/2014, 9:42 PM

SA: Israeli Construction 'Undermines' Peace

South African President Jacob Zuma slams 'settlement activities' Wednesday, as Abbas makes first official visit.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/26/2014, 3:24 PM

South African Store Bans BDS In-Store Protests

Woolworths achieves ban on anti-Israel activists breaking into stores, after pig heads dumped in kosher section last month.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/25/2014, 4:00 PM

Jews Rally Against Anti-Israel Activity in SA

Jewish protesters demonstrate outside a branch of Woolworths to condemn anti-Israel protests they say have turned anti-Semitic.Cynthia Blank, 11/3/2014, 8:36 PM

South Africa: Pig's Head Placed in Kosher Section

A student group protesting Israel's actions in Gaza places pig's head in Woolworths store in Cape Town.Ben Ariel, 10/26/2014, 2:42 AM

This Shabbat, World Jews Choose 'Unity of Love'

South African Chief Rabbi's unprecedented success in encouraging Shabbat is going global to 350 cities in 35 countries this week.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 10/22/2014, 7:38 AM

South African Retail Chain Targeted by BDS

Woolworths of South Africa concerned about the safety of its customers and employees following claims of abuse by BDS activists.Ben Ariel, 10/7/2014, 5:14 AM

This Month, Will All of World Jewry Keep Shabbat?

As high profile figures throw their weight behind unique initiative to unite Jews globally, will The Shabbos Project achieve the impossible?Ari Soffer, 10/2/2014, 7:09 PM

Lipman: Improvement in Israeli-SA Relations Ahead

MK Dov Lipman's visit to Pretoria the first official meeting in 5 years - and could see economic partnership between the two countries.Shlomo Pitrikovsky, Tova Dvorin, 9/21/2014, 9:17 AM

South Africa's President to Fight Anti-Semitism

South African president Jacob Zuma tells Jewish leaders his government is committed to combating anti-Semitism.Ben Ariel, Canada, 9/20/2014, 12:36 AM

SA Paper Apologizes for Comparing Tutu, Hitler

Likud member blasts Archbishop Desmond Tutu in pulled article as 'self-appointed destructor of Jewish people.'AFP and Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/12/2014, 5:03 PM

Fugitive Rabbi Eliezer Berland Nabbed in Holland

Shuvu Banim sect leader and suspected sex offender Rabbi Eliezer Berland caught at Amsterdam airport; faces extradition to Israel.Haim Lev and Ari Soffer, 9/11/2014, 2:24 PM

Fugitive Rabbi Escapes Arrest in Johannesburg

Head of Shuvu Banim sect Rabbi Eliezer Berland, wanted for sex crimes in Israel, once against manages to evade South African police.Chaim Lev, 9/9/2014, 10:33 AM

South African Calls for 'Eye for an Eye'

South Africa's Jewish Board of Deputies to lay charges against local official who called for an “eye for an eye against Zionist aggression”.Elad Benari, 8/15/2014, 4:45 AM

International Warrant Against Fugitive Rabbi

South African police say they're on the hunt for Shuvu Banim leader Rabbi Berland, wanted in Israel for sexual assault charges.Chaim Levi, Ari Yashar, 8/14/2014, 2:15 PM

Former S. African President: Boycott Israel

South Africa's former President, Thabo Mbeki, says the public should mobilize against Israel.Elad Benari, 8/13/2014, 4:42 AM

S. African President Criticizes Israel Over Gaza

Jacob Zuma says he is "outraged" over civilian deaths in Gaza but distances himself from calls to expel the Israeli ambassador.Elad Benari, 8/5/2014, 5:13 AM

South Africa: Armed Man Nabbed Near Israel Demo

Police say heavily armed 'Palestinian national' equipped with rifle, pistol and other weapons apprehended near Johannesburg rally.Ari Soffer, 8/4/2014, 11:52 AM

South Africa Compares Gaza to Nazis

Jewish organizations outraged after South Africa’s ruling party equates Israel's airstrikes in Gaza to the actions of the Nazis.Elad Benari, 7/11/2014, 6:16 AM

'Israel Not an Apartheid State'

F.W. de Klerk says it is unfair to say that Israel is an apartheid state.Elad Benari, 5/29/2014, 5:15 AM

Fugitive Rabbi 'Hiding' in South Africa?

Despite warnings from local Jewish leaders, Rabbi Eliezer Berland does not make an appearance in Johannesburg. Has he gone into hiding?Haim Lev, 4/22/2014, 1:33 PM

Tragedy in Jerusalem as Tourist Dies From Tahini

South African tourist orders fish with tahini, unaware that the local spread is made from sesame.Oranit Atzar, Ari Yashar, 4/1/2014, 3:45 PM

South Africa Endorses Israel Apartheid Week

"Palestinians are the victims and the oppressed," claims South Africa's ruling African National Congress.Elad Benari, 3/3/2014, 5:44 AM

Violinist's Heartstrings Come to Life in New Album

Oleh speaks to Arutz Sheva about how he brings his passion about Israel, Jewish music to life in soulful rendition of Shabbat tunes.Tova Dvorin, 2/28/2014, 7:47 AM

'Shabbos Project' Aims To Unite World Jews

Chief Rabbi of South Africa's project is set to translate remarkable local success onto world scale, encourage Shabbat observance together.Yoni Kempinski, Ari Yashar, 1/6/2014, 9:08 AM

BDS Activists Slam Abbas for Not Boycotting Israel

Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas said that the PA did not support boycotts of Israel - to the chagrin of the BDS 'establishment.'David Lev, 12/19/2013, 9:48 AM