Obed Bapela has been sacked in his capacity as ANC head of foreign policy. Jewish Report Online has also obtained a PDF document of over 200 pages which is the complete discussion document for the party’s national general council meeting to be held this month. We publish the complete document as a PDF - which could be a wonderful download and print-out for observant users who would enjoy looking through it over the religious long weekend.
“In relation to the 2008-‘09 Gaza conflict, no army in the history of warfare had taken greater steps than the IDF to minimise harm to civilians in a combat zone. My observations during the 2014 conflict confirmed this. No other army that I have served in or alongside or that I have studied and researched, has yet taken such extensive precautions.” (Colonel Richard Kemp CBE). Kemp will be in SA as a guest of the SAZF this month and will be holding a public talk. See full story for details…
In the latest of her blogs, “Roro's Rantings: Aliyah, Israel and all that stuff”, Rolene Marks is at her best and, as always, quick-as-a-flash. ”A Game of Thrones – Putin style” will make you laugh and it will make you cry. This is an absolute must-read for anyone who has been following the fiasco in New York, Washington and the Middle East.
The amusing photograph published in South African papers this week of SA President Jacob Zuma cheerfully chatting on his cellphone while US president Barack Obama was trying to shake his hand at a luncheon during the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, evoked entertaining comments on social media: Who was Zuma talking to, and why was that call more important than giving Obama full attention as he extended his hand?
As a rabbi and Jewish educator, Laurie Zimmerman, a US rabbi and education director, expresses concern as to "Why our Jewish institutions encourage critical thinking when teaching ancient Jewish texts - challenging learners to consider multiple voices, give expression to minority viewpoints and ask difficult questions - but when teaching about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they avoid this approach." Having just returned from Israel for the new US school year, read what she has to say...
During the course of the second Republican presidential debate in the US last week, Ann Coulter, the well-known commentator, writer, speaker and provocateur, tweeted :“How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” The author argues that Coulter, pictured, is by no means an anti-Semite – in fact, anything but. Read what he has to say.
New Zealand born writer/performer, character artist and producer Deb Filler shares 3 Jewish jokes in her dry style which is clean, parev, and delivered with a straight face and a calm disposition. She's hilarious. READ FULL STORY SEE OUR VIDEO ARCHIVE
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