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International law expert says SA and Israel in a strained relationship after Israel recalls ambassador [SOUND]

# International law expert Patrick Kadima says there are notable tense dynamics between South Africa and Israel. This tension escalated as Israel recalled its ambassador for consultation, coinciding with South Africa’s parliamentary vote on closing the Israeli embassy. In addition, South Africa is chairing the BRICS’s extraordinary joint meeting on Gaza, where members are expected to adopt a joint statement addressing the current situation. Kadima suggested to eNCA that the urgent BRICS meeting may have contributed to the heightened diplomatic strain between South Africa and Israel: