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  • November 19, 1973

    Samesprekings tussen sy edele die minister van verdeding van Portugal en sy edele die minister van verdediging van Suid-Afrika te Lissabon, 29 November 1973

  • May 21, 1974

    Kolonel J.F.J. van Rensburg to Hugo Biermann, Chief of the Defense Force, 'Operasie waardering van die RSA se Moontlike Aktiewe Militêre Betrokkenheid in Mosambiek'

  • August, 1974

    Direktoraat Militêre Inligting, 'Die Terrorisbedreiging teen die RSA en SWA: Huidige Stand en Verwagte Uitbreiding' (Excerpts)

  • March 31, 1975

    Minutes of Second Israel-South Africa (ISSA) Meeting

    Meeting minutes of Israel-South Africa (ISSA) meeting which discuss the nomination of Lt. Gen. H. de V. du Toit as security official of South Africa.

  • June 04, 1975

    Notes on Meeting between Israeli and South African Ministers of Defense Shimon Peres and P.W. Botha in Zurich

    Summary of meeting between Israeli Minister Shimon Peres and South African Minister P. W. Botha in Zurich. They discuss stalled negotiations between South Africa and Israel for a project to produce lightweight fighters and other military equipment.

  • June 04, 1975

    Comparison of Notes on a Meeting Between Minister S. Peres and Minister P.W. Botha, Held in Zurich

    A list of edits to be made to meeting notes taken during the second Israel-South Africa (ISSA) meeting between Israel Minister Peres and South African Minister Botha.

  • July 01, 1975

    Notes and Agenda Related to Israel-South Africa Meeting in Lisbon

    Meeting notes and accompanying documents on Israel-South Africa (ISSA) meeting.

  • June, 1976

    Notes on April 1976 South African Visit to Israeli Scientific and Technical Intelligence Organization (LAKAM)

    Information on the organization, activities, and equipment of Israeli Bureau of Scientific Relations.

  • November 17, 1977

    Telegram from South African Ambassador to Israel, 'Israeli Reaction to the UN Arms Embargo Against South Africa'

    The South African Ambassador to Israel reports on the official response in Israel to the possibility of a UN arms embargo of South afriaca.

  • March 13, 1979

    Memorandum South African Defence Force, 'Report on Special Visit to Israel - 19 to 23 February 1979'

    Report on South African Major General Gleeson's visit to Israel 'in connection with a long range surface-to-surface missile.'

  • October 09, 1980

    Letter from Former Israeli Central Command Head Yonah Efrat to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan

    In a handwritten personal letter Yonah Efrat congratulates Malan on new assignment as Defense Minister.

  • November 12, 1980

    Memorandum from Chief of South African Military Intelligence Staff, 'Visit to RSA of General Yona Efrat, Israeli Defence Force Reserve'

    Memorandum approving funds for Israel General Yonah Efrat’s visit to South Africa. The purpose of the visit was for Efrat to "gain insight into our industrial potentials and fuel processing plants such as SASOL and Secunda."

  • March 22, 1981

    Letter from Yonah Efrat to Margot and Magnus Malan, South African Minister of Defence

    Israeli General Yonah Efrat replies with a short note to Margot and Magnus Malan's personal letter.

  • June 10, 1981

    Letter from Israeli General Rafael Eitan to South African Minister Magnus Malan on Israeli Airstrike on Iraqi Nuclear Reactor

    Chief of Staff of Israel Defense Forces, General Rafael Eitan writes to South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan shortly after Israel’s 1981 strike on Iraq’s Osirak nuclear reactor. In this candid letter, Eitan states that Israel’s “iron determination” would not “allow these crazy Arabs to possess nuclear weapons," adding that "anyone who tries to say that the nuclear reactor in Iraq was only for research purposes is wicked, cynical and oil, not human blood, flows in his veins."

  • September, 1981

    Letter from Former Israeli Central Command Head Yonah Efrat to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan

    In an undated, handwritten personal letter, Yonah Efrat writes to South African Defence Minsiter Magnus Malan regarding the visit of South African Chief of Staff Viljoen.

  • September 30, 1981

    Letter from South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to Former Israeli Chief of General Staff Yonah Efrat

    South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan responds to Yonah Efrat's letter, reiterating that he hopes their relationship will remain strong in the future.

  • December 07, 1981

    Letter from Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan

    Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon writes to South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to thank him for his hospitality while Sharon was visiting South Africa. He extends an invitation for Malan to visit Israel and hopes he will be able to sign a Memorandum of Understanding when he next visits South African in March 1982.

  • April 26, 1982

    Letter from South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon

    South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan writes to Israeli Defense Minister Ariel Sharon to thank him for his hospitality to the South African delegation during their visit to Israel. Malan thanks Sharon for "your clear and grave concern over the soviet expansionism in Southern African." He also discusses the signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding.

  • February 18, 1983

    Letter from South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens

    South African Minister of Defence Magnus Malan writes to Moshe Arens to congratulate him on his appointment as Israeli Minister of Defense.

  • April, 1983

    Draft letter from South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens

    South African Defence Minister Magnus Malan writes to new Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Arens expressing the hope that relations with Israel may be strengthened and expanded under his tenure. Malan express concern about the military trade imbalance, stating that "it is of such a proportion that my government must of needs consider alternatives."