Diplomacy: Israel closes SA trade office.

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Describing South Africa's position on Israel as "more hardline than some members of the Arab League," the acting Israeli ambassador in Pretoria, Daniel Pinhasi, has announced the closure of its trade office with South Africa. The Pretoria bureau is the only Israeli trade mission in Africa. Pinhasi said South Africa's attitude had compromised its ability to play a role in the Middle East peace process and it was no longer considered "a suitable mentor" by Israel.

Pinhasi's assertions were immediately...

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