Hof HaCarmel councillor visits Cape Town

Asif Izak and Steve Swart MP (ACDP) at Parliament

Asif Izak, the head of Israel’s Hof HaCarmel Regional Council, visited South Africa in February.

The trip was organised in conjunction with Habonim Dror Olami and the SAZF (Cape Council). The Israeli politician sought to prioritise a visit to South Africa saying he understands the pressures of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement and came with a message of encouragement for the local community “You aren’t alone — keep going.”

Whilst in Cape Town Asif visited Parliament with Steve Swart from the ACDP and attended several meetings including facilitating an online interaction between pupils from his region and in Cape Town, allowing them to study and engage with each other in real time.

Asif hopes to build bridges and create new mutually beneficial partnerships between South Africa and Israel.

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