South African Jews are hurt and angry: After decades of supporting Israel 'above our weight', Israel won't spend the money to send its PM.
Mandela had a meaningful relationship with South Africa's Jews, who now mourn the loss of a man who brought about the triumph of justice to their country.
The country's Jewish community is now half the size it was 40 years ago and its members fear accusations of racism if they criticize the black government.
Avigdor Lieberman, about to be reappointed foreign minister after skirting fraud charges, says Jews should leave South Africa for Israel.
Rabbis are delighted at the success of the Shabbos Project, featuring activities such as a mass bake to entice Jews back to the fold.
Irony bit deep as Jewish alumni, former anti-apartheid protesters, found themselves targeted by a BDS demonstration against an Israeli concert at Wits University, Johannesburg.
The two countries have had their fair share of diplomatic ups and downs. Can renewed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks bring a change for the better?