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South Africans fighting for Israel in Gaza: what does the law...

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South Africa’s foreign minister, Naledi Pandor, said the country’s citizens fighting for the Israel Defence Forces in Gaza faced prosecution upon their return. This...

UN genocide ruling won’t change Israel’s behaviour: three reasons why

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South Africa took Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) over the latter’s military operation in Gaza, which South Africa calls acts of...

SA, Iran and the wider war in the Middle East

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The Israel-Hamas war in Gaza has sparked a wider Middle East war, which could yet draw in the world’s major powers and threaten a...

South Africa’s ICJ case has already altered its foreign policy space

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South Africa’s decision to take Israel to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) on charges of genocide has elicited polarised global responses. Critics accuse...

Lawfare: South Africa at the ICJ

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The South African government is proud of its activist foreign policy in speaking out on the big international issues of the day. Its case...

SA speaks at ICJ case

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Israel’s response to the Hamas attack on 7 October 2023 has crossed the line and breaches the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of...

South Africa’s genocide case against Israel: expert sets out what to...

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The International Court of Justice (ICJ) will be holding public hearings on 11-12 January at the Peace Palace in The Hague, the seat of...

Joining foreign armed forces could lead to prosecution, SA government warns

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South Africans have been urged to avoid joining foreign armed forces, which may contribute to the violation of domestic and international law. “The South African...

No South African arms exports to Israel – NCACC

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The National Conventional Arms Control Committee (NCACC) has, in the wake of the Gaza conflict, reiterated that South Africa does not supply weaponry to...

Al-Shabaab hopes to recruit by celebrating Hamas attacks

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It only took a matter of days for the Somali terror group al-Shabaab to congratulate Hamas for its deadly October 7 attack on Israel. Al-Shabaab,...

No weapons sales to Israel – Armscor

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Armscor has not supplied weapons to Israel or been part of joint projects with the Mediterranean country currently at war with Hamas in Gaza. The...

Is Morocco Israel’s next defence Eldorado?

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On 17 July, Israel officially recognized Moroccan sovereignty over the disputed Western Sahara. This recognition is another sign of the growing ties between the...

IAI, Morocco sign aeronautical Memorandum of Understanding

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Morocco have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) covering the aeronautical sector as part of the implementation of the...

Israel Shipyards to supply landing ships to African military

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Israel Shipyards has signed an agreement with an undisclosed African customer to supply two landing ships, with an option for a third vessel. Announcing the...

Morocco getting Barak air defence systems from Israel

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Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has been contracted by Morocco to supply its Barak MX air defence systems in a deal worth over $500 million. This...

Israel slashes list of countries that can buy cyber tech –...

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Israel slashed its list of countries eligible to buy its cyber technologies following concern over possible abuses abroad of a hacking tool sold by...

Israel signs defence pact with Morocco, as cooperation with new Arab...

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Israel signed a defence pact with Morocco on Wednesday, its latest public display of readiness to advance national security interests in tandem with Arab...

US blacklists Israeli hacking tool vendor NSO Group

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The US Commerce Department added Israel's NSO Group and Candiru to its trade blacklist on Wednesday, saying they sold spyware to foreign governments that...

Israeli prime minister visits Egypt in first official trip for a...

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An uptick in cross-border violence since late August has tested the fragile truce in Gaza. Over the past week, Palestinian militants have fired rockets...

ISS: Israel’s accreditation to the AU is dividing Africa

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Many African states are digging their heels in at Israel’s return to the African Union as an observer. Israel has long sought to retake its...

Israeli troops shoot Palestinian dead in Gaza border clashes

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Israeli troops shot and killed a Palestinian along the Gaza border on Thursday as hundreds set fire to tyres and threw stones, Gaza's health...

Algeria accuses groups it links to Morocco, Israel of setting wildfires

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Algeria on Wednesday blamed devastating wildfires this month on two groups it recently designated as terrorist organisations, adding that one of them was backed...

Two rockets from Lebanon hit Israel, drawing Israeli retaliation

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Two rockets launched from Lebanon on Wednesday struck Israel, which responded with artillery fire amid heightened regional tensions over an alleged Iranian attack on...

Two crew killed in attack on Israeli-managed tanker off Oman

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Two crew members, a Briton and a Romanian, were killed when a petroleum products tanker managed by Israeli-owned Zodiac Maritime came under attack on...

Israel tells France it is taking NSO spyware allegations seriously

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Israel is taking seriously allegations that spyware developed by an Israeli company was used against public figures including French President Emmanuel Macron, Israel’s defence...

Israel eyes spyware export curbs; Macron, Merkel troubled by abuse reports

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An Israeli parliamentary panel may seek changes to defence export policy over reports that software sold by Israel's NSO Group was used to spy...

Israeli firm’s spyware used to target journalists’ cell phones – reports

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An Israeli company's spyware was used in attempted and successful hacks of 37 smartphones belonging to journalists, government officials and human rights activists around...

Microsoft hacking tool came from Israel – allegation

An Israeli group sold a tool to hack into Microsoft Windows, Microsoft and technology human rights group Citizen Lab said, shedding light on the...

Israeli charged in global hacker-for-hire scheme wants plea deal – court...

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An Israeli private detective detained in New York since 2019 on charges of involvement in a hacker-for-hire scheme wants a plea deal, according to...

Israel says it is developing airborne laser to down drones

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Israel's Defence Ministry and defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd are developing an airborne laser weapon to shoot down drones and other flying targets, officials...

Hamas to keep finger on trigger after ceasefire, says official

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A Hamas official said that Israel must end its violations in Jerusalem and address damages from the bombardment of Gaza following a ceasefire that...

Silos and saturation salvoes: Gaza rockets bedevil Israel

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Named after slain Islamist commanders and fashioned mostly from makeshift materials in clandestine Gaza workshops, the rockets of Hamas and Islamic Jihad have long...

Israel says it has no ‘timeframe’ for end to Gaza hostilities

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Israel said on Wednesday it was not setting a timeframe for an end to hostilities with Gaza as its military pounded the Palestinian enclave...

Thai workers killed in Israel-Palestinian conflict as truce calls mount

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Israel bombarded Gaza with air strikes and Palestinian militants resumed cross-border rocket fire on Tuesday after a brief overnight lull during which the UN...

Biden administration approved $735 million arms sale to Israel – sources

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President Joe Biden's administration approved the potential sale of $735 million in precision-guided weapons to Israel, and congressional sources said on Monday that US...

Call for peaceful negotiation to end Israel, Palestine conflict

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says South Africa is committed to being part of international efforts aimed at reviving a political process that will lead to...

Israel targets Gaza tunnels, Palestinian rocket attacks persist

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Israel fired artillery and mounted extensive air strikes on Friday against a network of Palestinian militant tunnels under Gaza, amid persistent rocket attacks on...

Israeli troops mass at Gaza border amid rocket fire, air strikes...

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Palestinian militants fired more rockets into Israel's commercial heartland on Thursday as Israel kept up a punishing bombing campaign in Gaza and massed tanks...

Death toll rises from air strikes in Gaza and rocket fire...

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Israel carried out hundreds of air strikes in Gaza on Wednesday and Palestinian militants fired multiple rocket barrages at Tel Aviv and the southern city...

Palestinian rocket fire, Israeli strikes in Gaza run into second day

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Palestinians fired uninterrupted barrages of rockets into Israel, as its military pounded Gaza with air strikes through the early hours of Tuesday, in a...

Fire extinguished on oil tanker off Syria after suspected drone attack

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Syria's oil ministry said firefighters on Saturday put out a fire on an oil tanker off the Baniyas refinery after a suspected attack by...

Israel intensifying air war in Syria against Iranian encroachment

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Israel has dramatically expanded air strikes on suspected Iranian missile and weapons production centres in Syria to repel what it sees as a stealthy...

Israel and Greece sign record defence deal

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Israel and Greece have signed their biggest ever defence procurement deal, which Israel said on Sunday would strengthen political and economic ties between the...

Israel says it thwarted foreign cyber attack on defence industry

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Israel said on Wednesday it thwarted a cyber attack on its defence industry by a hacking group known as Lazarus, which the United States...

Israeli-owned ship hit by missile in suspected Iranian attack: Israeli official

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A cargo ship owned by an Israeli company was damaged by a missile in the Arabian Sea on Thursday in what was suspected to...

Israeli town abuzz with delivery drones in coordinated airspace test

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The skies above the Israeli town of Hadera were abuzz with delivery drones on Wednesday as national authorities tested a central control room for...

Paramount opens offices in Israel

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Paramount Group has announced the establishment of new offices in Tel Aviv, Israel, to expand the company’s international footprint. The announcement was made during the...

Israel’s top general says its military is refreshing operational plans against...

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Israel’s top general said on Tuesday that its military was refreshing its operational plans against Iran and that any US return to a 2015...

Israeli cabinet minister heads delegation to Sudan

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An Israeli cabinet minister on Monday for the first time led an official delegation to Sudan to discuss moving forward on a US-brokered deal...

Sudan quietly signs Abraham Accords weeks after Israel deal

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Sudan on Wednesday quietly signed on to the Abraham Accords, US-brokered agreements which have ushered in public rapprochements between Israel and several Arab states. While...