New Embassy Newsletter

Israel In South Africa Embassy Newsletter

    The Embassy of Israel in South Africa has created a new newsletter! Check it out! (You can sign up to receive it regularly on our Facebook page!)

    Welcome to our first newsletter from the Israeli Embassy in South Africa. Every month we will be bringing you news, views and different perspectives on Israel and our ties with South Africa. We will be offering insights in to our work, alongside opportunities for South Africans to join with us in the partnerships that we are forging.

    We will also be providing information on our Facebook page so make sure you follow us! We will also be tweeting regularly!
    New Ambassador

    Welcome Ambassador Lenk! The new Ambassador is excited to be here and by the wealth of possibilities that he sees for Israeli-South African relations. Read more about Ambassador Lenk on our website and Follow him on his Facebook page. See his recently published Op-Ed in the Citizen here.

    Wits Hosts Israeli Daniel Zamir Jazz Quartet

    On Wednesday, August 28, The University of Witwatersrand hosted the Daniel Zamir Jazz Quartet from Israel.  Playing to a sold out house of over 800, Daniel and his three musical partners treated the audience to a night of musical wonder. His tunes had influences from all over the word, as well as a distinct Israeli feel. Daniel was visibly moved by the experience and spent time afterwards mixing with the South African student concert goers. Wits University music department certainly hosted an evening to be remembered! Video of the Daniel Zamir Quartet performing can be seen here!
    Daniel Strahilevitz Master Class

    On Sunday 1st September, Israeli piano virtuoso, Daniel Strahilevitz led a master class with South African students in Kempton Park. Over 30 music students, teachers and families gathered to hear Daniel talk about his life as a pianist, play a number of pieces and spend more than 4 hours giving master classes to a wide variety of South African students. The event received press coverage and the coverage can be viewed here. To read more and see photos, visit our Facebook Page. Daniel performing can be seen here and here.
    International Development - MASHAV

    MASHAV, Israel's Agency for International Development Cooperation has taken on a number of projects in South Africa. Israeli experts have worked in South Africa in Hazyview, Mpumalanga, Modjaji (near Tzaneen), Khomo in Limpopo, Bethanie, North West Province and Boschkop in Gauteng. The results are impressive! You can read and see more here.
    MASHAV Course of the Month

    MASHAV - Israel's Agency for  International Development Cooperation runs numerous training courses in Israel – the cost of which is sponsored by the Government of Israel. MASHAV's programs encourage trainees to find their own solutions to problems and adapt them to their respective cultural and social values, economic potential, natural resources and regional priorities.

    Each month we will be highlighting a course and encouraging people to join in order to share Israeli knowledge and experience.

    This month’s course is Water Resources for Agricultural and Domestic Use. The course is taking place at the Arava Institute near Eilat between December 2nd and 17th 2013. And all the details are on our website.

    Israel 21C

    20% of South Africa is designated desert, so why not see what Israel is doing with their deserts – you wouldn’t believe it, but Israel’s desert is considered one of the best places in the world to harvest tropical fish and marine plants


    WATEC will emphasize the technologies that can serve as the key to a much more efficient use of natural resources (Water, Soil, Energy & Materials). Bringing together over 20,000 Israeli & international business executives, political decisions makers and leading researches, WATEC 2013 will be a showcase for the most advanced technologies and solutions from around the world. Here is the place to find out more details and to register.
    Shana Tovah

    We would like to wish you and your families a Happy and Healthy New Year – Shana Tovah – שנה טובה  from all of us at the Embassy
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