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04 November 2018 7:17 AM Israel PM praises restoration of US sanctions on Iran

Israel's prime minister has praised the restoration of US sanctions on Iran that were lifted under the 2015 nuclear deal. Benjamin Netanyahu, a staunch opponent of the agreement concluded by the Obama administration, said on Saturday that US President Donald Trump had made an "historic" decision by restoring sanctions against "the murderous terror regime 35

29 September 2018 2:35 PM Palestine sues US at international court over Jerusalem embassy

Palestine filed a complaint against the United States with the United Nations top court over Washington's decision to move the US embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. In a statement issued on Friday, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) said Palestine contends the embassy's relocation is in breach of the 1961 Vienna Convention on Diplomatic 27

28 September 2018 11:19 AM Facing bigger opponents excites Bok winger Kolbe

Cape Town - Winger Cheslin Kolbe, who is set for his first Springbok start against the Wallabies in Port Elizabeth on Saturday, says his lack of size is not an issue. The 24-year-old, who stands at 5ft 7in and weighs 80kg, has often had to prove wrong doubters who label him too small for top-level rugby. “I get that a lot, as I always say, I’m not the biggest 32

24 September 2018 8:32 PM SA ambassador back in Israel for 'personal reasons'

The department of international relations and cooperation (Dirco) has clarified that Sisa Ngombane, South Africa's ambassador to Israel, has returned to the Middle East country for "personal reasons", Netwerk24 reports. The SA government announced earlier this year that it would downgrade its Israeli embassy to a liaison office, after the ANC resolved 49

18 September 2018 2:01 PM Israel to approve immigration for 1 000 Ethiopian Jews

The Israeli government announced on Monday that it agreed to absorb 1 000 Ethiopian Jews - accepting just a fraction of the African country's 8 000 remaining Jews who want to move to Israel. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said that a special committee had agreed to allow community members who already have children in Israel to immigrate. It was not clear 25

17 September 2018 8:18 AM US confirms further Palestinian aid cut

The US has cut additional aid to the Palestinians for programmes supporting conflict resolution with Israelis, an official said on Sunday, adding to more than $500m in other cuts. The latest cuts come from $10m in programmes on reconciliation involving Palestinians as well as Jewish and Arab Israelis. The portion of the money involving Palestinians in the occupied 28

04 September 2018 5:28 AM Israeli assigned top general's number got his texts, calls

An Israeli businessman says he received calls and messages from senior Israeli and foreign military officials after he was assigned the former phone number of Israel's military chief of staff. A report on Monday by Israeli Army Radio identified the man only as Yossi. He said that when he began receiving messages, "a red light went on...if it got in the hands 38

02 September 2018 12:26 PM Folau returns to boost Wallabies for Bok clash

Sydney - Israel Folau has been rushed back into a revamped Australia squad for their upcoming Rugby Championship matches against South Africa and Argentina. Brumbies Player of the Year Rory Arnold as well as Reds pair Brandon Paenga-Amosa and Caleb Timu will also join the Wallabies squad. Folau, who missed the second round match against New Zealand last weekend 36

20 August 2018 7:53 PM Israeli journalist and peace activist Uri Avnery dies at 94

Uri Avnery, a trailblazing Israeli journalist and peace activist and one of the first to openly advocate for a Palestinian state, has died. He was 94. Avnery passed away on Monday at a Tel Aviv hospital after suffering a stroke. For decades, he was a symbol of the Israeli peace camp, easily recognised by his thick white beard and white hair. A member 42

20 August 2018 1:40 PM Black Motion listed on line-up for Israeli show despite saying no to gig

Cape Town – South African duo Black Motion are listed on the line-up for Meteor Festival which is being held in Israel from 6 to 8 September 2018 but will not be performing according to their management company, Sprit Motion. The Israeli festival is set to take place at a venue called Pecan Park and will reportedly include American singer Lana De Rey who has received 35