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Old August 26th, 2009 #28
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Originally Posted by Karl Von Clausewitz! View Post
Do tell us all, what exactly it is you're trying to prove here? That there are no Jews in your country?
You didn't knew that Jews have been part of South Africa since the very beginning?

A number of non-professing Jews were among the first settlers of Cape Town in 1652, despite restrictions against the immigration of non-Christians. Religious freedom was granted by the Dutch colony in 1803.

Many Yiddish words have entered the Afrikaans language as Yiddish-speaking South African Jews assimilated into the community, and the languages cross-pollinated each other.

Sammy Marks, a Lithuanian born Jew, who came to South Africa from England in 1868, amassed a fortune from diamond, coal and gold mining and from liquor distilling, and became a trusted friend and advisor of President Kruger of the Transvaal.

Specially since the discoveries of gold and diamonds, Jews love shinning objects.Harry Oppenheimer (1908-2000) (born Jewish but converted to Anglicanism upon his marriage), the richest man in South Africa and the arch-capitalist chairman of the De Beers and Anglo American corporations.

Some Jews also settled among and identified with the rural white Afrikaans-speaking population; these persons became known as Boerejode (Boer Jews). A measure of intermarriage also occurred and was generally accepted.

Jews fought on both sides during the Second Anglo-Boer War (1899-1902). Some of the most notable fights during the three years' Boer war — such as the Gun Hill incident before the Siege of Ladysmith — involved Jewish soldiers like Major Karri Davies. Nearly 2,800 Jews fought on the British side and the London Spectator counted that 125 were killed. (Jewish Encyclopedia).

Around 300 Jews served among the Boers during the second Boer War and were known as Boerjode.

When the Afrikaner-dominated National Party came to power in 1948 it did not adopt an anti-Jewish policy.

In fact, during that year, the modern State of Israel was created, and the Afrikaners identified with Israel. In 1953 South Africa's Prime Minister, D. F. Malan, became the first foreign head of government to visit Israel though the trip was a "private visit" rather than an official state visit.

This began a long history of cooperation between Israel and South Africa on many levels. The proudly Zionistic South African Jewish community, through such bodies as the South African Zionist Federation and a number of publications, maintained a cordial relationship with the South African government even though it objected to the policies of Apartheid being enacted.

South Africa's Jews were permitted to collect huge sums of money to be sent on as official aid to Israel, in spite of strict exchange-control regulations. Per capita, South African Jews were reputedly the most philanthropic Zionists abroad.

During the 1980's Harry Schwarz, a prominent Jewish anti-Apartheid politician engaged in private meetings with Israeli Prime Minister's Shimon Peres and Yitzhak Shamir and was assured by them that Jews in South Africa would not become isolated and links with Israel would be maintained.

Originally Posted by Karl Von Clausewitz! View Post
Should we hold the Boer to a different standard here, Kaffertjie?
The Jews were not persecuted like in europe Boerejode.

There are many Afrikaner mongrels you can have Jewish, Indian, Malay, Bantu, Khoi and San blood in you.

Originally Posted by Karl Von Clausewitz! View Post
Or are you implying that I am a "jew" while citing the article that shows 80,000 jews were in this country?
Religious Jews or Afrikaners from Jewish descent?

Although the Jewish community peaked in the 1970s, about 70,000 mostly nominally Orthodox, remain in South Africa.

Despite low intermarriage rates, approximately 1,800 Jews leave the country for economic reasons every year, mainly to Israel, Australia, Canada and the United States.

The Jewish community in South Africa is currently the largest in Africa, and, although shrinking due to emigration, it remains one of the most nominally Orthodox communities in the world.

The South African Jewish Community is widely reputed to be among the most vibrant diaspora communities in terms of Jewish communal and religious life. Although the numbers have reduced over the last three decades, the community continues to thrive.

A high crime rate in South Africa and various other factors are the driving force behind emigration. The community has remarkable support structures and is distinctly self sufficient.

Levels of anti-semitism in South Africa are among the lowest in the world.

The community has become more observant and in Johannesburg, the largest centre of Jewish life, with 66 000 Jews, there is a high number and density of Kosher restaurants and religious centres.

In politics, the Jewish community continues to have influence, particularly in leadership roles. Helen Zille, the mayor of Cape Town and leader of the Democratic Alliance South Africa's main opposition party, is from a Jewish background.

Her parents, who are both half-Jewish immigrants, fled from Europe to South Africa during the Second World War. As leader of the party, she is also the successor of Tony Leon, who also has a Jewish background and led the opposition party between 1994-2007.

Originally Posted by Karl Von Clausewitz! View Post
Sorry to disappoint you, "holland" but I'm not one of your kin.
I am not disapointed "Clausewitz" is a Jewish name.