Fed’s Swartz bashes Independent Newspapers

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In a statement issued by Ben Swartz, national chairman of the SA Zionist Federation this morning, he challenges the Independent Media Group to publish the letter (from the police, which the story source claimed to be "not at liberty to disclose") on which all these claims have been made. Swartz quotes police spokesman‚ Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi, who denied these claims.
by ANT KATZ | Nov 20, 2015

"The South African Zionist Federation condemns the blatant misrepresentation and misinformation reported on, by the Independent Media group in its publications of November 19," said Swartz .

In the headlines of the Cape Times and thereafter published through additional papers within the Independent Media Group, a report by the group’s foreign editor, Shannon Ebrahim, "claimed that the South African Police have pledged to enforce arrest warrants issued by Turkey against four members of the Israeli armed forces, should they enter the country.
"The report further claimed that SAPS has made this an undertaking and that it is based on what is said to be an official letter written by an SAPS official, whose name the source of the story is 'not at liberty to disclose'," wrote Swartz.

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RIGHT: Fed head Ben Swartz

Swartz's letter continues:

"Earlier this week, National Police Spokesman Brigadier Hangwani Mulaudzi‚ categorically denied that this was the case, saying, 'There is no truth to this. No arrest warrants have been issued for any of the people mentioned'‚he said. 'We have checked with our Interpol and our Crimes Against the State officials and they deny any such thing'."

We are investigating the matter to ascertain the truth and will utilise all means at our disposal to get to the bottom of this incident.

'Publish the letter'

We call on the Independent Media Group to publish the letter on which all these claims have been made, failing which, we urge that the above report be dismissed as being just one more instance of misleading, agendised journalism by those who make no attempt to hide their anti-Israel agenda.


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  • The story’s author, Shannon Ebrahim, is the Group Foreign Editor for Independent Media Group. Before joining Independent Media, she worked as an International Affairs Consultant for Al Jazeera and Your Middle East, she has also been: director for Asylum Seeker Management in the Department of Home Affairs; Project Manager: East Africa and the Middle East for the National Intelligence Coordinating Committee and she served in the Presidential Support Unit, specialising in conflict in Africa and the Middle East. She was educated in Canada and is married to immediate past-deputy minister of DIRCO, Ibrahim Ibrahim. 

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    SAPS confirms pledge to arrest Israeli 4 http://dlvr.it/CpxCjS 


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