Israel–South Africa Agreement

The Israel–South Africa Agreement (ISSA) was a secret defence co-operation agreement signed in 1975 between Israel and the government of South Africa.[1]

The agreement covered many different areas of defence co-operation at a time when both countries were unable to source weapons and defence technology freely on the international market, primarily because of arms embargoes in place at the time[2] due to apartheid.[1]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ a b Polakow-Suransky 2010.
  2. ^ National Security Archive 1981.


  • Polakow-Suransky, Sasha (2010). The Unspoken Alliance: Israel's Secret Relationship with Apartheid South Africa. Jacana Media. ISBN 1-77009-840-2.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • "Africa Review" (PDF). National Security Archive. 1981-06-08. Retrieved 2008-08-26.