Safi takes legal action to determine who influenced Saru to disinvite team from Israel

Death threats from BDS movement may be factor in SARU’s decision, says Safi spokesperson South African Friends of Israel (Safi) submitted an application in terms of the Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) this morning, to reveal which stakeholders were consulted by the South African Rugby Union (Saru) in […]

SAFI says it will ‘take action’ over SA Rugby’s ‘shameful’ withdrawal of invitation to team from Israel

The South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) says it will take action against the South African Rugby Union (SARU) for bowing to political interference by withdrawing their Mzanzi Challenge invitation to international qualifying team, the Tel Aviv Heats — simply because they reside in Israel. “SARU have shamelessly succumbed to […]

Christians launch declaration calling on SA government to improve relations with Israel

Hundreds of Christians gathered outside the Israeli Embassy in Pretoria today to launch the Tshwane-Jerusalem Declaration and to pray for the Department of International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) and its minister Naledi Pandor to support peace in the Middle East.  Members of the crowd, which included many pastors, proudly waved […]

SA Friends of Israel denounces UN report blaming Israel for conflict with Palestinians

‘Apartheid’ label has become antisemitic tool, says Olga Meshoe-Washington South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) published an open letter this week denouncing the United Nations Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry (COI) report that blamed Israel’s “perpetual occupation” for the ongoing conflict with the Palestinians. In the letter, addressed to […]