The South African Zionist Federation (SAZF) joins African civil society organisations from across the continent in their call for African Heads of State to unanimously reaffirm the admission of the State of Israel as an observer member of the African Union at the upcoming Executive Council meeting scheduled for October 13, 2021.

Israel has had a mutually beneficial relationship with African states for more than 70 years. It has been at the forefront of efforts to help solve some of the most important developmental challenges on the continent. These include the areas of health, agriculture, youth development, water, education and energy.

The admission of Israel as an observer to the African Union, alongside over seventy other countries, is a historic and welcome development. It should be celebrated and not undermined by those who are not interested in peace and prosperity on the continent.

We call on other organisations connected to Africa and its diaspora to sign the letter of support to the African Union.

Rowan Polovin

National Chairman

South African Zionist Federation

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South African Zionist Federation
The SAZF looks after matters relating to Israel and its image in South Africa. As advocates for Israel in this country, our mission is to build strong support and love for the Land and the State of Israel. This support remains powerful among the SA Jewish community and millions outside the community. We work pro-actively to reduce the amount of anti-Israel sentiment in South African political, religious, and cultural communities through education, advocacy, and lobbying.
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