Author Archives: Gilad Isaacs

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu slandered by Israel apologists

Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu has been called bigoted and anti-Semitic by  David Hersch, vice-chairman of the South African Zionist Federation, in an attempt to remove Tutu from his position as patron of the Cape Town Holocaust Centre and the Johannesburg … Continue reading

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South African human rights group responds to Zionist Federation criticism of Ahava boycott

This is an open letter sent to the South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) from Open Shuhada Street (OSS). OSS recently launched a boycott campaign against Ahava products and received a pernicious response from both Ahava and the SAZF; this is … Continue reading

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What South African Community Leaders Should Have Done – The Goldstone Scandal

The leadership of South African Jewish community has retreated in shame over the barring of Judge Goldstone from his grandson’s barmitzvah. In a statement released late Friday afternoon it was confirmed that Judge Goldstone would attend the event and that … Continue reading

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In defense of the UC, Irvine 11

The fate of the eleven students arrested for heckling Michael Oren, the Israeli ambassador to the U.S., during a speech on U.S.-Israel relations given on February 8th at the University of California Irvine (UCI), continues to hang in the balance … Continue reading

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