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

South Africa: 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 South Africa

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 of Supermarket

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 Out 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-South African 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 Promises 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

South African Jewish 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

After Two Years on the Run, Fugitive Rabbi 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 Again 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 Official Calls for 'Eye for an Eye' Against Israel

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 Arrest Warrant Issued 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 South African President Calls for Boycott of Israel

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

South 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 'Palestinian' Arrested Near Pro-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 Operation to Nazis' Actions

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

Former South African President: 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 'In Hiding' in South Africa, Sources Claim

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

'Fake' Interpreter at Mandela Event: I'm Schizophrenic

Thamsanqa Jantjie says his incoherent signing was the result of a schizophrenic attack; 'saw angels' descending on the crowd.Ari Soffer, 12/12/2013, 2:48 PM

Mandela Memorial: Sign Language Interpreter 'A Fake'

Unknown 'interpreter' was simply making unintelligible hand gestures, in embarrassing incident with serious security implications.Ari Soffer, 12/11/2013, 2:51 PM

Live from South Africa: Mandela Memorial

Memorial attended by tens of thousands in Johannesburg's JNS Stadium - despite the rain.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/10/2013, 12:03 PM

Edelstein to Lead Israeli Delegation to Mandela Memorial

Knesset Speaker MK Yuli Edelstein and five other MKs will represent Israel at memorial service for late South African President.Elad Benari, 12/10/2013, 12:14 AM

'South Africans Don't Hate Israel, They Hate Oppression'

South Africa’s ambassador to Israel says Mandela identified with "the oppressed" but didn't hate Israel.Elad Benari, 12/9/2013, 6:13 AM

Nelson Mandela Dead at 95

Former South African president Nelson Mandela dies at 95 after suffering from health issues in recent years.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/6/2013, 12:02 AM

Lieberman: Pogrom in South Africa ‘A Matter of Time’

South Africa’s anti-Israel and ‘classic anti-Semitic’ approach will lead to violence against Jews, Lieberman warns.Maayana Miskin, 11/3/2013, 1:12 PM

South Africa 'Losing Sleep' over Israeli Settlements

"That arrangement there in Palestine keeps us awake," SA's Foreign Minister Maite Nkaona-Mashabane says.Arutz Sheva, 11/2/2013, 10:36 PM

'Israeli Apartheid? I Know What Apartheid Really Is'

South African parliament member and clergyman refutes "lies" of anti-Israel movement who "minimize the pain of apartheid."Kochava Rozenbaum , 9/29/2013, 10:17 AM

Court Documents: Mandela in Vegetative State

South African government denies Mandela is in a permanent vegetative state, as outlined in court documents.Elad Benari, 7/5/2013, 4:46 AM

Mandela's Condition Improves, Says Ex-Wife

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is showing “great improvement,” according to Winnie Madikizela-Mandela.Elad Benari, Canada, 6/29/2013, 12:23 AM

Nelson Mandela on Life Support

Former South African president's condition continues to deteriorate.Elad Benari, 6/27/2013, 3:13 AM

SA's Mandela in Critical Condition, Nation Prepares for 'Worst'

Former South African President Nelson Mandela, 94, is still hospitalized in critical condition, as the nation prepares for “the worst.”Chana Ya'ar, 6/24/2013, 4:21 PM

Nelson Mandela in Critical Condition

Former South African President Nelson Mandela is now in critical condition, officials say.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/24/2013, 2:03 AM

Former South African Ambassador Slams Israeli 'Apartheid'

Recently retired South African ambassador to Israel sends a letter to pro-Arab activists, slamming Israel’s "replication of apartheid."Elad Benari, 6/19/2013, 5:14 AM

Former SA Pres. Nelson Mandela in ‘Serious Condition’

Former South African president Nelson Mandela is hospitalized in serious condition with another lung infection, officials say.Chana Ya'ar, 6/9/2013, 10:48 AM

South Africa: Labels for Products from 'Occupied Territories'

South Africa has imposed new rules requiring that goods imported from Judea, Samaria and eastern Jerusalem display special labels.Elad Benari, 4/12/2013, 6:43 AM

Despite Scandals Jacob Zuma Will Continue To Lead The ANC And SA

South Africa's African National Congress is likely to extend Jacob Zuma's presidency.Amiel Ungar, 12/9/2012, 3:54 AM

South African Students Boycott Israeli Universities

Students at a major S. African university vote to boycott Israeli institutions, possibly setting themselves up for an academic whiplash. Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 9/3/2012, 8:07 PM

Lonmin Massacre Raises Questions On South Africa's Evolution

The shooting of 34 miners at the Longmin platinum mine raised questions about whether genuine change has occurred in South AfricaAmiel Ungar, 8/24/2012, 6:25 AM

Israel Summons S. African Ambassador Over Labeling Outrage

Israel's Foreign Ministry has summoned South Africa's ambassador over a decision to require special labels for Judea and Samaria goods. Chana Ya'ar, 8/23/2012, 12:33 PM

Israel Outraged as South Africa Decides to Label Yesha Products

Israel slams South Africa after it announces that products made in Judea and Samaria will not be labeled as products of Israel.Elad Benari, 8/23/2012, 3:14 AM

South African Minister 'Discourages' Israel Visits

South Africa's deputy international relations minister, Ebrahim Ebrahim, is "discouraging" citizens from visiting Israel.Rachel Hirshfeld , 8/14/2012, 1:45 PM

African Union To Be Chaired By Ex Wife Of Jacob Zuma

Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma, former wife of South Africa's president, will chair the African Union.Amiel Ungar, 7/17/2012, 4:49 AM

Hundreds March in South Africa Against Yesha Labeling

Several hundreds protest in Pretoria against plans to label Judea and Samaria as “Made in the Palestinian Territories.”Elad Benari, Canada, 6/30/2012, 2:26 AM

Former Israel Envoy to South Africa Backs Boycott

A former Israel ambassador to South Africa turns his back on current government policy to back boycotting goods made in Judea and Samaria.Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu, 6/26/2012, 11:33 AM

Pro-Israel South Africans to March in Support of Israel

The African Christian Democratic Party in South Africa will hold two demonstrations in support of Israel this week.Elad Benari, 6/26/2012, 5:45 AM

SA Minister Rejects Labeling is Racially Motivated

SA has rejected that there were racial motivations for move to prohibit Israeli goods from being sold under label “Made in Israel.”Rachel Hirshfeld, 5/22/2012, 2:19 PM

At Last Minute, South African University Snubs Israeli Diplomat

University of Kwa-Zulu Natal bows to boycott, cancels planned speech by Israeli deputy ambassador.Gil Ronen, 5/22/2012, 12:52 PM

South African Ambassador 'Hiding' from Foreign Ministry

Foreign Ministry seeks to summon ambassador for censure over decision to label Yesha products but says he disconnected his phone.Gil Ronen, 5/21/2012, 10:55 AM

MK Tibi Thanks South Africa for Labeling 'Settlements'

MK Ahmed Tibi thanks South Africa over decision to label products produced in Judea and Samaria as 'Palestinian'.Elad Benari, 5/21/2012, 5:11 AM