He was a commander of the Boers against the British, and later Prime Minister of South Africa. He helped secure Balfour declaration and was a fervent supporter of Zionism AND Jewish immigration to South Africa. He opposed Apartheid. He protested rising anti-semitism back in the 30s He vociferously pursued the course of uncompromising war against the Nazis at the side of Churchill. He supported Israel at its birth. A Kibbutz in Israel is named in honor of him, Ramat Yohanan. If anyone compares Zionism to Apartheid, tell them about Jan Smuts.
5 wounded Syrians rushed to northern Israeli hospital (Haaretz)
from the article: Twilight Zone / Cry, the beloved country