But they do know what malicious exaggeration is! The S. African regime had no previous connection to the land and they brutally subjugated the native peoples of the area so they could prosper from and protect their rule, so don't malign Israel and the Jewish people who do have a long history there and which have to contend with constant militant threats forged from historical revisionism by an exclusive religious movement that has deluded itself into believing it is the final solution for all mankind, and which is willing to propagate itself as when it first spread through the middle east and beyond, not by gentle persuasion and reasoning together, but by the threat of an overhanging, sharp sword. These Muslim countries couldn't bring themselves to recognize any Jewish connection to this ancient land and would even pressure African countries that had received agricultural and technological help from their ties with Israel to end them, leaving the Jewish State with very few friends in the area, unfortunately S. Africa being one of them. It was also earlier reported in a Mossad spy account that Israel tested a nuclear device off S. Africa and with Iran cozying up to the current S. African government there is some speculation that the regime might try and do the same for their needs.
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from the article: Israel denies offering nuclear weapons to Apartheid South Africa