Tensions on Campuses

Dear Community member

The SAJBD is aware of the tensions and the serious challenges on our campuses throughout our country.  Our team is monitoring and assessing the situation on an ongoing basis with the many stakeholders including the University authorities, lecturers, students and SAUJS.

As in the past months, race has unfortunately emerged as a rallying issue in this campaign, again causing polarisation and division on our campuses and in our society.

We condemn this in the strongest terms and will continue to oppose all forms of racism and antisemitism.

The coming days will be seminal in terms of our institutions of higher learning forging a way forward and we will continue to update our community in this regard.

Regards

Jeff Katz                                   
National Chairman                    
SA Jewish Board of Deputies 

Mary Kluk
President
SA Jewish Board of Deputies

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SAJBD condemns antisemitic statements

The SA Jewish Board of Deputies is appalled by the unambiguously antisemitic statements made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Monday. In a chilling revival of classic expressions of anti-Jewish hatred, Abbas sought to justify the historical persecution of Jews by claiming that Jews had brought this upon themselves by their alleged immoral and harmful actions.