Israeli Mossad active in Zimbabwe, is totally baseless.
1 APRIL 2008
After discussions with Ambassador Ilan Baruch concerning our fears for the safety of the Zimbabwe Jewish community in this potentially inflammatory period, given allegations regarding Mossad involvement in vote rigging, we are happy to send you the following statement just received from the Embassy.
Please forward as widely as necessary.
With all good wishes...Moshe,
RABBI MOSHE SILBERHAFT
"THE TRAVELLING RABBI"
Spiritual Leader -
South African Country Communities - SAJBD
African Jewish Congress
President - AJC Zimbabwe Fund
Mobile: 082 440 2621 - Int: 0027 82 440 2621
South African Fax: 086 614 6724
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1 APRIL 2008
The allegation that the Israeli Mossad is active in Zimbabwe is totally baseless. There is no Mossad involvement whatsoever in the Zimbabwean elections.
In reaction to an article in the Mail & Guardian, March 28th 2008, it must be emphatically stated that there are no Israeli intelligence agents in Zimbabwe, and there has been no interference with the elections held recently.
The Government of Israel adheres to its long-standing policy of avoiding any security and law enforcement cooperation with Harare. Furthermore, the Government of Israel is consistently refusing any Israeli provider of security or law enforcement related transaction of services or equipment with Zimbabwe, be it Government or business.
The allegations made by opposition activists in Zimbabwe, and as quoted by the Mail & Guardian of March 28th, regarding the collaboration in the elections in Zimbabwe, are totally baseless.
Spokesperson, Embassy of Israel, Pretoria