Times – and leaders – change. Mandela, and his generous spirit of reconciliation, is long gone. Today, Zionist institutions have virtually disappeared from the public scene.
During the live webinar on Tuesday, Mogoeng lamented his country’s adoption of a lopsided attitude toward the Israel-Palestinian conflict.
The aim of the trip “was to show the desire for peace among ordinary Israelis, despite the problems the country faces."
“Today we know that it is not possible to treat the body without taking care of the soul,” Amnon Raviv told 'The Jerusalem Post.'
“You [Israel] are loved in South Africa. Those who have told you South Africa is against you, they are wrong. There are millions of South Africans who love you. Those who hate you are a minority."
“I believe that flagging an individual, whose only intention was to push an agenda of love and light, is dubious.”
In response to the recall on May 14, South African Jewry reacted with shock and dismay.
“I would like to declare that I am a friend of Israel, and the city of Johannesburg is a friend of Israel! Shalom, Shalom!” she declared on Sunday.
Minister Gilad Erdan: "The reality in South Africa is deeply disturbing given the increasing prominence of the BDS movement within the country and the solidarity shown by the ANC towards terrorist."