Israel–South Africa Agreement

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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]

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