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SA Jewish Board seeks clarity on minister Pandor’s conversation with Hamas leader

# The South African Jewish Board of Deputies accuses the Department of International Relations and Cooperation of unmitigated hostility amid escalating antisemitism globally, leaving Jewish citizens feeling vulnerable. The organisation says government is bullying Israeli ambassador Eliav Belotserkovsky for criticising its pro-Jihadist stance. It has challenged minister Naledi Pandor’s decision to cease answering questions about her conversation with Hamas leader Ismael Haniyeh, lodging a Public Access to Information Act application. They also criticise government’s alignment with Hamas, signalling a departure from its support for a two-state solution.