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SALFI rises in Cape, Joburg to follow

Thirteen prominent Cape legal eagles have formally constituted SA Lawyers for Israel - facilitated by Ben Levitas & David Abel, who are driving the project.
by ANT KATZ | Apr 01, 2014

"Cape Town lawyers are determined to tackle, both proactively and reactively the protection of public and private rights under threat in SA by implementing the potentially powerful weapon of lawfare," says David Abel of Likud-SA in Cape Town.

A group of thirteen prominent legal eagles have now formally constituted SA Lawyers for Israel (SALFI), Abel told the Jewish Report this week. Abel and Ben Levitas, SAZF Cape Council chair, are driving the project.

Ben LevitasA similar group is being formed in Joburg by Likud-SA's national chair Leon Reich and a senior jurist.


PICTURED RIGHT:
BEN LEVITAS,
CHAIR, SAZF CAPE

"Cape Town lawyers are determined to tackle, pro-actively and reactively, the protection of public and private rights under threat by implementing the potentially powerful weapon of lawfare." Said Abel.

Abel David

At a series of meetings, Ben Levitas, Chair of SAZF CC, and Abel brought together a strong group of local lawyers who have set up SALFI in the Mother City.



PICTURED LEFT: DAVID ABEL

 

SALFI Cape has become the newest formation of its kind, with similar organisations already operating in the UK, US and Israel. UK Lawyers for Israel have been operating successfully since 2011.

UKLFI and their Israeli counterparts are providing support to SALFI, says Abel, as they realise SA, as the land which gave birth to ‘Apartheid’ was at the epicentre of BDS’ worldwide campaign to brand Israel as an Apartheid state.

SALFI aims to marginalise BDS in general, and will target public structures like government departments at all levels and universities throughout the country, wherever and whenever required; as well as protect the private rights of communities, businesses and individuals, says David Abel.

Pro-Israel lawyers in the USA have succeeded in getting North Eastern University to suspend the entire SRC due to their anti-Israel behaviour, says Abel. Locally, SALFI lawyers are assisting Cape SAUJS chair Luigi Bonfig with issues emanating from IAW at UCT recently.

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