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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 72

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 47

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 62

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 75

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 51

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 83

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 69

19 August 2018 6:46 AM Wallabies star Folau ruled out of second Bledisloe Test

Sydney - Wallabies star Israel Folau was Sunday ruled out of the second Bledisloe Cup Test with an ankle injury, in a further blow to Australia after their big loss to New Zealand. Fullback Folau limped off in the 65th minute in the first Test in Sydney on Saturday, as the All Blacks thumped the Wallabies 38-13 in a clash that doubled as the Rugby Championship 47

14 August 2018 7:20 AM Folau: Wallabies can soar against All Blacks

Sydney - Australia are beginning to reach their true potential, star fullback Israel Folau said on Tuesday, vowing to unleash his aerial prowess against the world champion All Blacks. Folau received a one-match ban after his last international outing when he sent Ireland skipper Peter O'Mahony sprawling in a clash for the high ball during their contentious 49

31 July 2018 8:25 AM Daryl Gibson set for new Waratahs contract

Sydney - Waratahs coach Daryl Gibson says he is close to signing a new contract and is confident that star fullback Israel Folau will do the same. Gibson led his team to the Super Rugby semi-finals this year after they topped the Australian conference, capping a successful third season in charge. Though he is yet to put pen to paper, he said he was close 42