POSTED 09:44 from Sunday's Cape SAJBD - CLICK FOR LIVE POSTS from Sunday's annual conference of the Cape Council of the SA Jewish Board of Deputies. Both the theme and content of the conference “Citizen Cohen – Our past; Our present; Our purpose!” has been carefully chosen to suit the times. SA Jewish Report Online is here and live blogging for those in Cape Town, around South Africa and globally - who can’t attend but would like to follow the proceedings...
Pres. Jacob Zuma, 3 Ministers & DG in Presidency met delegation of Jewish leaders from Board & Fed Thurs evening on sharp rise in anti-Semitic activity in SA, including threats & intimidation against the community & leadership, & an Israeli-Palestinian question & ways in which SA could assist parties in reaching a long-term peace settlement. Zuma unequivocally rejected anti-Semitism and all forms of intolerance, says Board, & emphasised need for harmony between people of different backgrounds and opinions in SA.
*Yossi from the Shuvu **Bonim Yeshiva of Rabbi Berland had a 12-minute long talk with the Rabbi’s Israeli Lawyer Sharon Nahari in ENGLISH after the court case in Holland last Friday. It has been made available EXCLUSIVELY to SA Jewish Report and gives a fascinating insight into the case – all the more so because the more media reports one reads, the more differing stories one comes across.
What would the state of the Palestinians be if the aim of a Palestinian state in Judea and Samaria and Gaza were to become reality? Less than 100 years after being created by Messrs Sykes and Picot, the Syrian and Iraqi nations are gradually disappearing from the roll of nations. The Palestinians, as a national entity, are a newer creation – their origin dating back to the founding of the Palestine Liberation Organization in 1964. This was published by one of Israel’s greatest minds, Moshe Arens, on his own website today,
"I'm done with Israel – It is the State of Hamas not of the Jews" said Shuvu Bonim leader R. Berland after being released on Friday. Israeli police were requesting the Rabbi’s extradition but were unable to show an Israeli arrest warrant existed. A prominent Israeli lawyer was sent to Amsterdam by the Shuvu Bonim and he recruited two local lawyers. After his release, Rav Berland had a lot to say to the media, including: “(Dutch) Police said all the complaints about me are 'Bubba Maisas', there is nothing there.” Read what else he had to say and all the latest updates.
The opening video for the 16th Absa Jewish Achiever Awards, which was roundly complimented for being the best ever, really was a crowd stopper. The short video was planned as a surprise by Achievers Chairman Howard Sackstein and businesswoman Dina Diamond. WARNING: sit down and have a box of tissues handy because you are going to cry with laughter and if you are standing, you’ll likely end up on the floor.
HAPPY JEWISH ACHIEVERS 2014
Includes staff, directors, finalists & the professional events team. This video was used as the opener of the best-ever ABSA JEWISH ACHIEVERS event last month
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