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Watch: Food shortage in S. Africa with dozens killed in riots

Watch: Food shortage in S. Africa with dozens killed in riots

'Utter chaos' has enveloped South Africa in wake of the imprisonment of former president Jacob Zuma.Arutz Sheva Staff, 18/07/2021 09:05
45 killed in South Africa riots

45 killed in South Africa riots

Police Minister says violence which followed jailing of former president could leave parts of country without food.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2021 20:31
Watch: Rioting across S. Africa as former president sentenced

Watch: Rioting across S. Africa as former president sentenced

Stick-wielding protesters looted & marched through the streets of Johannesburg as former president was sentenced to prison for corruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/07/2021 15:18
Watch: Supporters of former S. African president, Jacob Zuma, demand his release

Watch: Supporters of former S. African president, Jacob Zuma, demand his release

South Africa's former President was due to begin a jail term on corruption charges, but an appeal is holding up the punishment.Arutz Sheva Staff, 04/07/2021 14:53
Sisyphus and our never ending task as Jews

Sisyphus and our never ending task as Jews

Facing an audience whose mind is made up on anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism makes pushing Sisyphus' boulder up the hill seem easy. Op-ed.David Hersch, 12/06/2021 22:04
Chief Rabbi of South Africa: There's no apartheid in Israel

Chief Rabbi of South Africa: There's no apartheid in Israel

Rabbi Warren Goldstein disputes South African President's claim regarding Israel's policy but shares calls for peace.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/05/2021 23:32
RAA condemns Human Rights Watch

RAA condemns Human Rights Watch

The RAA has released a statement with a sharply critical analysis of the Human Rights Watch use of the word 'apartheid' regarding Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 21/05/2021 03:13
'Baptism of fire': Police come under fire in South Africa

'Baptism of fire': Police come under fire in South Africa

A passing vehicle sprays armored vehicle transport with volley of bullets as 'brazen daylight attacks' on the rise in South Africa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/05/2021 14:48
Hebrew U. team unveils evidence of 2.6 million-year-old tools

Hebrew U. team unveils evidence of 2.6 million-year-old tools

Israeli researchers working at Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa uncover oldest evidence of cave inhabiting hominids ever.Arutz Sheva Staff, 26/04/2021 14:57
Rabbi saves Torah from fire: 'I was fulfilling a higher purpose'

Rabbi saves Torah from fire: 'I was fulfilling a higher purpose'

After wildfire engulfs Cape Town University, campus rabbi jumps into action to save Torah and pairs of tefillin left behind.Dan Verbin, 23/04/2021 03:38
South Africa: Rabbi, students tied up in yeshiva break-in

South Africa: Rabbi, students tied up in yeshiva break-in

After murder, armed robbers break into Johannesburg yeshiva, attack rabbi and two students, cutting up prayer shawl, using it to tie them upDavid Rosenberg, 15/04/2021 17:13
South African BDS activist gives pro-Hitler university lecture

South African BDS activist gives pro-Hitler university lecture

BDS activist being investigated by the University of Cape Town for defending Hitler in lecture he gave to students the week of Yom HaShoah.Dan Verbin, 09/04/2021 05:43
South Africa's Chief Justice refuses to back down from pro-Israel comments

South Africa's Chief Justice refuses to back down from pro-Israel comments

Mogoeng Mogoeng spoke of his "love" for Israel and attacked his country's antagonistic behaviour toward the Jewish State.Dan Verbin, 16/03/2021 17:22
Hired to bless a conference, he seized the moment to curse Israel

Hired to bless a conference, he seized the moment to curse Israel

For a progressive "rabbi" to praise Israel is as difficult as it is for CNN to praise Trump, and this one was no different. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 15/03/2021 14:00
Moderna to test booster for South African variant

Moderna to test booster for South African variant

Moderna announces it will begin testing new version of its COVID-19 vaccine that was specifically designed to target South African variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/02/2021 00:04
South Africa suspends rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine

South Africa suspends rollout of AstraZeneca vaccine

Move comes after a small clinical trial suggested the vaccine only offers limited protection against the South African variant.Ben Ariel, 08/02/2021 03:04
Biden to impose ban on entry from South Africa

Biden to impose ban on entry from South Africa

The move is part of a bid to contain the spread of a new variant of COVID-19.Ben Ariel, 25/01/2021 02:14
4 cases of South African variant detected in Israel

4 cases of South African variant detected in Israel

Health Ministry says a total of 12 cases have been identified so far in Israel from the South African variant.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/01/2021 00:24
4 cases of South African coronavirus variant detected in Israel

4 cases of South African coronavirus variant detected in Israel

One individual returning from South Africa, another infected by family member.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/01/2021 17:49
Returnees from South Africa required to go into isolation in hotels

Returnees from South Africa required to go into isolation in hotels

No cases of South African COVID-19 variant detected in Israel to date. Samples of five people who returned from South Africa being tested.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 08/01/2021 22:07
South African politician apologizes for comments glorifying Hitler

South African politician apologizes for comments glorifying Hitler

South Africa's Jewish community accepts apology from member of African National Congress who in 2015 spoke glowingly of Nazi leader.Elad Benari, 16/12/2020 03:59
Torah education and outreach in South Africa

Torah education and outreach in South Africa

Jewish education in S. Africa began after WWII, but was shaped and nurtured by Rabbi Avraham Tanzer, OBM, from his arrival in 1963.Rabbi Yitschak Rudomin, 30/09/2020 16:02
Rabbi Avraham Tanzer passes away at age 85

Rabbi Avraham Tanzer passes away at age 85

Watch as friends and family part from Rabbi Avraham Tanzer, Dean of Yeshiva College of South Africa.Arutz Sheva Staff, 30/09/2020 11:49
South Africa: No evidence Iran plotted to assassinate US envoy

South Africa: No evidence Iran plotted to assassinate US envoy

South Africa's state security agency responds to report that Iran plotted to assassinate US ambassador to Pretoria as act of revenge.Elad Benari, Canada, 19/09/2020 00:19
Jewish woman celebrates 111th birthday under lockdown in South Africa

Jewish woman celebrates 111th birthday under lockdown in South Africa

Cape Town, South Africa resident Rosalie Wolpe holds virtual birthday party for her 111th birthday under coronavirus lockdown.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 30/08/2020 15:44
More than 30 headstones damaged at South African Jewish cemetery

More than 30 headstones damaged at South African Jewish cemetery

Community intends to restore headstones, then lay them flat, burial society head says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/08/2020 20:25
Grandparents die from coronavirus just days apart

Grandparents die from coronavirus just days apart

Prof. Shalom and Chaya Yocha Levin from Johannesburg pass away less than two weeks apart after being infected at local hospital.Arutz Sheva Staff, 13/07/2020 14:11
South Africa paid the price for defaming Israel

South Africa paid the price for defaming Israel

In the failed, corrupt state of SA claims beyond wild are levelled against the Jewish State. Challenge them and you are toast. Op-ed.Steve Apfel, 06/07/2020 10:32
South African judge under fire over support for Israel

South African judge under fire over support for Israel

South Africa's chief justice criticized for saying he cannot "do anything other than love and pray for Israel".Elad Benari, Canada, 27/06/2020 01:05
How to exploit a pandemic

How to exploit a pandemic

Those who get a monthly pay check come hell or high water get the right to tell those who need to work to make money, not to work. Opinion.Steve Apfel, 14/05/2020 08:42
Fear of the populace behind calls for prolonging lockdowns

Fear of the populace behind calls for prolonging lockdowns

Coronavirus lockdown in countries such as South Africa led to suffering for the poor, control through draconian rules without the benefit of a government like Israel's, that cares for its citizens. What will happen when it ends? Steve Apfel, 23/04/2020 11:49
So tell me about apartheid in Israel

So tell me about apartheid in Israel

What was it like under segregation in the USA and under apartheid in South Africa? I defy you to show me that apartheid/segregation in Israel or anything like it. Diane Weber Bederman, 26/02/2020 00:02
South Africa: Anti-Semitic incidents fall to 15-year low

South Africa: Anti-Semitic incidents fall to 15-year low

South African Jewish Board of Deputies says there were only 36 recorded incidents of anti-Semitism in 2019.Ben Ariel, 04/02/2020 05:22
How Israel-hating rulers ruin a country

How Israel-hating rulers ruin a country

Who or what turns the screws on rulers and the ruled warped by a hatred of Israel? They do it to themselves. Steve Apfel, 06/12/2019 13:59
South African involvement in the Angolan Civil War

South African involvement in the Angolan Civil War

A discussion about South African Involvement in the Angolan civil war with Jeff Abramovitz and Laurie Shochat.i24News, 26/11/2019 22:47
How South Africa’s ruling party blew a windfall and made a nightmare 

How South Africa’s ruling party blew a windfall and made a nightmare 

S.A. democracy received a kick start with world class schools and universities, health services better than any in Africa, pristine water works, failsafe power grid, spick and span railways and harbours, well-kept roads - and destroyed it all.. Steve Apfel, 24/11/2019 11:00
South African President: Israel has shown it can lead

South African President: Israel has shown it can lead

A month after confirming intention to downgrade Tel Aviv embassy to liaison office, Cyril Ramaphosa hails Startup Nation as leading by leapsArutz Sheva Staff, 07/11/2019 13:53
If the US doesnt sanction S. Africa’s ruling party SA is a goner

If the US doesnt sanction S. Africa’s ruling party SA is a goner

Nowadays if the West thinks of South Africa it’s the country a black liberation party brought down to junk status. Steve Apfel, 06/11/2019 00:21
Jewish woman stabbed to death in South Africa

Jewish woman stabbed to death in South Africa

Dr. Mirah Wilks, a psychologist who moved from Israel as a young girl, stabbed to death in her South Africa home by gang of armed robbers.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2019 01:05
Is it good for the Jews? A litmus test for good government

Is it good for the Jews? A litmus test for good government

The relationship between bad governance and unfair treatment of Jews is easily traced. It may start with the Jews, but it doesn't end there. Rafael Castro, 26/06/2019 06:42
South African Jewish cemeteries vandalized 3 times in 1 week

South African Jewish cemeteries vandalized 3 times in 1 week

Vandals strike Jewish cemetery near Cape Town in third incident over the last week. Police fear neo-Nazi cell at work.Marcy Oster/JTA, 24/06/2019 20:52
South Africa looks to Israeli water tech to fight drought

South Africa looks to Israeli water tech to fight drought

Amid devastating drought, South African project selects Israel's Watergen generators, which create drinking water - from thin air.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/06/2019 12:02
Darker clouds over a Diaspora dream

Darker clouds over a Diaspora dream

South African Jews in droves are abandoning South Africa for greener pastures? Do even the émigrés grasp what broke their beautiful dream? Steve Apfel, 07/06/2019 11:59
Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

Watch: Arnold Schwarzenegger attacked in South Africa

The 71-year old former governor of California knocked down in Sandton, South Africa.Sara Rubenstein, 18/05/2019 21:53
Breaking the Silence, B'Tselem slander Israel as rockets fall

Breaking the Silence, B'Tselem slander Israel as rockets fall

Heads of radical left-wing Israeli groups participate in anti-Israel conference in South Africa, concurrent with attacks on southern Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/05/2019 09:07
'Lessening diplomatic connections does not resolve problems'

'Lessening diplomatic connections does not resolve problems'

Conference of Presidents protests South Africa’s move to downgrade its embassy in Israel.Arutz Sheva Staff, 09/04/2019 05:26
South Africa: Plans to downgrade Israel embassy well underway

South Africa: Plans to downgrade Israel embassy well underway

South African Foreign Minister confirms to journalists her country’s plans to downgrade its embassy in Tel Aviv.Ben Ariel, 08/04/2019 05:44
South Africa will not bring back ambassador to Israel

South Africa will not bring back ambassador to Israel

South African ambassador to Israel who was recalled last year will not be brought back, South Africa will downgrade embassy in Tel Aviv.Elad Benari, Canada, 05/04/2019 22:40
President Trump must slap immediate sanctions on South Africa

President Trump must slap immediate sanctions on South Africa

For the good of the rainbow nation, President Trump must slap immediate sanctions on South Africa. Black, white and brown, its people will owe him a debt of gratitude for years to come. Steve Apfel, 10/03/2019 07:34
South Africa to downgrade its embassy in Israel

South Africa to downgrade its embassy in Israel

South African President informs parliament his country will downgrade its embassy in Israel.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/03/2019 21:50
Watch: South African synagogue goes up in flames

Watch: South African synagogue goes up in flames

Seven Torah scrolls destroyed as fire devastates Orthodox synagogue in Cape Town, South Africa.David Rosenberg, 05/12/2018 08:50
Pro-PA groups remove Israelis from South Africa conference

Pro-PA groups remove Israelis from South Africa conference

Seven professors from Israeli universities will not participate in South Africa conference after pressure from boycott groups.Elad Benari, 30/11/2018 04:08
South Africa Highest Court legalizes cannabis use

South Africa Highest Court legalizes cannabis use

South Africa's top court rules private and personal cannabis use legal in climax case; public use and sale remains illegal.Mordechai Sones, 18/09/2018 16:56
South African lawmaker accuses Jews of plotting sniper attacks

South African lawmaker accuses Jews of plotting sniper attacks

Head of South Africa's third largest party hits Trump's call to monitor attacks on white farmers, says Jews training right-wing snipers.David Rosenberg, 24/08/2018 10:17
Trump: Monitor killings of South African white farmers

Trump: Monitor killings of South African white farmers

President calls on Secretary of State to 'closely study' confiscation of white land by government and murder of farmers.Mordechai Sones, 23/08/2018 16:20
South Africa won't reinstate Israel ambassador for now

South Africa won't reinstate Israel ambassador for now

Nearly two months after withdrawing its ambassador to Israel over Gaza violence, South Africa not ready to reinstate him.Elad Benari, 09/07/2018 05:45
15,000 Boers plan move to Russia from South Africa

15,000 Boers plan move to Russia from South Africa

Absorption considered after series of murders South African government accused of encouraging.Mordechai Sones, 08/07/2018 12:50