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    Tensions between Netanyahu and Obama have calmed, for now

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    Two months after questions about Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s commitment to a two-state solution threatened to upend the US-Israel relationship, tensions have abated, but not because peace with the Palestinians is any nearer.
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    • Vanessa

    Buses, bloodshed and apartheid

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    Last Wednesday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu cancelled a proposed plan from his new defence ministry that would have forced Palestinian day labourers returning home from jobs inside Israel, to take separate buses from Jewish settlers who live in the territories after crossing back into the West Bank.
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    Generation Sinai goes from strength to strength

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein initiated the Generation Sinai project in South Africa in 2011. Today more than 100 Jewish day schools across six continents - children and parents - study Torah together before Shavuot-the holiday which marks the actual giving of the Torah. Parents and children celebrated this global togetherness and learning on Friday of last week.
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    Nervous wait for Israel ahead of Fifa congress

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    As the time ticks away towards this weekend’s Fifa congress it looks as if it could come down to the wire as to whether Israel is able to survive a vote brought by Palestine for the country to be expelled from football’s world governing body.
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    ‘Jews of Limpopo’ interwoven in broader SA fabric

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    It took many years for me to shed, more or else, my dislike for the English. Part of my antipathy was due to jealousy - having grown up thoroughly immersed in English schoolboy literature (William, Billy Bunter and the like), I bitterly resented not being a Brit myself.
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    The lynching of a ‘racist’ is so easy these days

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    The Israeli bureaucrat at Israel’s interior ministry who committed suicide over the weekend after being called a racist on a Facebook post which was shared 6 000 times, is a new form of lynching.
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    Natalie Portman’s back, in Spades!

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    Award-winning actress Natalie Portman (33) recently made it back into the public eye after a four-year respite when she married Benjamin Millepied, had a child and moved to Paris.
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    UJW truly walks the walk

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    The Union of Jewish Women was being called on increasingly for the provision of basic needs, Diane Levine said in her chairman’s report at the 83rd AGM in Johannesburg. However, commendable outcomes were no longer easily achievable, she said.
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    HETN labels Habib, Wits (Jewish) ‘puppets’

    May 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Anti-Semitic rant condemns Wits for “succumbing to the demands of the Jewish funders.” Higher Education Transformation Network particularly singles out Habib for removing SRC president Dlamini – despite the fact that Dlamini’s removal relates to an incident of thuggery in 2014 which has no connection to the Jewish community. By “capitulating to the interests of Jewish funders … Prof Habib has in our opinion, rendered himself a puppet” who, said HETN, sacrificed “Dlamini on the altar of political correctness”.
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    Prof Friedman denounces 'I Love Hitler'

    May 25, 2015 1 Comment
    “If I had lived in Hitler's Germany, I would have been sent to a death camp simply because I am Jewish,” posted Friedman on Facebook. A strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, Friedman refused to remain silent on this issue: “We are also entering very dangerous territory,” he wrote, saying that he is “thinking here of the claim that Wits's Vice-Chancellor bowed to "Jewish money power". Language like that cost millions of lives in Europe - anyone who uses it is a racist, not a friend of racial transformation,” posted Prof Friedman.
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  • HETN labels Habib, Wits (Jewish) ‘puppets’

    Anti-Semitic rant condemns Wits for “succumbing to the demands of the Jewish funders.” Higher Education Transformation Network particularly singles out Habib for removing SRC president Dlamini – despite the fact that Dlamini’s removal relates to an incident of thuggery in 2014 which has no connection to the Jewish community. By “capitulating to the interests of Jewish funders … Prof Habib has in our opinion, rendered himself a puppet” who, said HETN, sacrificed “Dlamini on the altar of political correctness”.

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  • Olga Meshoe wows America on a whirlwind visit

    A young, black South African woman has fiercely flown Israel’s flag on a recent visit to the United States, inter alia refuting the “Israel is an apartheid state” canard.

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  • Ignoring trolls can embolden them

    A regular user accuses the Online Editor of stifling free speech claiming fellow user has “right within this site to (troll) at every opportunity - as is our right to disagree with him. I disagree with him vehemently.” SAJR Online disagrees with user David's logic and explains why – and also explains the crime of “Cyber-stalking“ and how “cyber-bullying” and “trolling” fit into the picture.

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  • Barney’s legacy lives on at KDVP Primary

    Barney Meyers, beloved former headmaster of King David Primary Schools in Linksfield and, later, Victory Park, passed away last week Friday, just short of his 90th birthday."To speak of Barney in a few words is a daunting challenge," writes Jeffrey Wolf, "for he epitomised so many outstanding qualities. Though orphaned when he was just six years old, he never allowed adversity to be an excuse, but used it instead as a spur to spectacular achievement and success."

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  • Young Johannesburg Jews' J'salem Birthday bash

    Following on from last year’s successful YH66 (Yom Ha’atzmaut Year 66) party, YH67 took place at the KONG nightclub in Rosebank in Johannesburg last Saturday night. The event hosted by the South African Zionist Federation ([pictured is Fed chairman Ben Swartz) and the Israel Centre, was designed for the younger members of the community

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  • Fighting scourge of anti-Semitism at all levels

    A major focus of the 2008 Global Forum to Combat Anti-Semitism (GFCA) was to confront the escalating phenomenon of anti-Semitism in the social media. In a report presented on that occasion, this was defined as “the use of online social networking and content collaboration to share demonisation, conspiracy theories, Holocaust denial and classical anti-Semitic motifs with a view to creating social acceptability for such content”.

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    • Jansen

    Students today show ‘appalling grasp of history’ - Jansen

    May 27, 2015 Go comment!
    The atmosphere at some South African universities had become “confrontational, ugly and intolerant”, Professor Jonathan Jansen, rector of the University of the Free State, told a packed hall at Beit Emanuel synagogue in Johannesburg last Wednesday night.
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    HETN labels Habib, Wits (Jewish) ‘puppets’

    May 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Anti-Semitic rant condemns Wits for “succumbing to the demands of the Jewish funders.” Higher Education Transformation Network particularly singles out Habib for removing SRC president Dlamini – despite the fact that Dlamini’s removal relates to an incident of thuggery in 2014 which has no connection to the Jewish community. By “capitulating to the interests of Jewish funders … Prof Habib has in our opinion, rendered himself a puppet” who, said HETN, sacrificed “Dlamini on the altar of political correctness”.
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    Prof Friedman denounces 'I Love Hitler'

    May 25, 2015 1 Comment
    “If I had lived in Hitler's Germany, I would have been sent to a death camp simply because I am Jewish,” posted Friedman on Facebook. A strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, Friedman refused to remain silent on this issue: “We are also entering very dangerous territory,” he wrote, saying that he is “thinking here of the claim that Wits's Vice-Chancellor bowed to "Jewish money power". Language like that cost millions of lives in Europe - anyone who uses it is a racist, not a friend of racial transformation,” posted Prof Friedman.
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    Olga Meshoe wows America on a whirlwind visit

    May 25, 2015 Go comment!
    A young, black South African woman has fiercely flown Israel’s flag on a recent visit to the United States, inter alia refuting the “Israel is an apartheid state” canard.
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    Feast of Zionism reads from Bev

    May 20, 2015 Go comment!
    We have 38 top Zionist reads from Bev Goldman this week and apologise to users for the delay in posting them. It is our fault, not Bev's and we hope you enjoy this feast ahead of Shavuot so you can print out lots of reading material.
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    Young Johannesburg Jews' J'salem Birthday bash

    May 20, 2015 1 Comment
    Following on from last year’s successful YH66 (Yom Ha’atzmaut Year 66) party, YH67 took place at the KONG nightclub in Rosebank in Johannesburg last Saturday night. The event hosted by the South African Zionist Federation ([pictured is Fed chairman Ben Swartz) and the Israel Centre, was designed for the younger members of the community
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    Troubled times need tough-guy leaders

    May 20, 2015 1 Comment
    A politician who is too much of a poet, not enough of a killer, will not win the hearts of the people in troubled times. Which is why Yaakov Herzog, head of the Zionist Union, lost the recent Israeli elections to Benjamin Netanyahu.
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    Israel could be banned from world soccer

    May 20, 2015 3 Comments
    There has always been a belief in world soccer that what Fifa President Sepp Blatter wants, Sepp Blatter gets.
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    Ostroff encourages Survé to show responsibility

    May 17, 2015 7 Comments
    Maurice Ostroff says he appreciates Dr Survé's purported guidelines, treats them as sincere until proven otherwise, and draws his attention to the manner in which they are ignored by some Independent editors. This after what Maurice feels was incorrect Nakba Day content published in the Cape Times. “I am a subject of the critical May 13, Cape Times article by Zaachira Suliman titled ‘How 750 00 (sic) people were forced into exile,” writes Maurice, “and I trust that this response will be published in compliance with the requirements of the Press Code.”
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    EIPA gives their take on Bibi’s new cabinet

    May 15, 2015 4 Comments
    SEE ALL THE POSTS: The Europe-Israel Public Affairs committee says that “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government was finally sworn in last night after marathon talks, horse-trading, venomous exchanges, rapprochement and finally a result.”
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    ‘Reinvented’ SAICC coming back with a bang

    May 13, 2015 1 Comment
    It is no secret that the SA-Israel Chamber of Commerce (SAICC) has been through some troubled times for several years. They had funding issues and were losing members. Many members remained on board for emotional reasons, rather than for the value of the services they could derive from the Chamber. But that's all changed - read how new CEO Peter Quinn, pictured, has turned the SAICC around.
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    • Nevo

    Nevo in SA to launch his new book

    May 13, 2015 Go comment!
    There is another Promised Land that exists in the mind of award-winning Israeli author Eshkol Nevo. This land is a combination of Utopia and dystopia, called Neuland in South America. PHOTOGRAPH BY SUZANNE BELLING
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    • SuzanneMirvis

    Torah principles encapsulated in Kabbalah

    May 20, 2015 Go comment!
    Based “on the totality of life experience”, Rabbi Dr Lionel Mirvis has expanded his Kabbalah lessons in Cape Town to include Graphic Kabbalah - with DVDs in the pipeline - to “provide the means to deal with rapid change and to pave the way for satisfying, productive, and creative living”.
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    • Ricky

    Rabbi has big plans for KDVP Primary

    May 20, 2015 1 Comment
    It’s not the first time that a student has returned to his alma mater to become principal. And although he matriculated from King David High School Linksfield, where he was deputy head boy, Rabbi Ricky Seeff has been appointed principal of the sister primary school, King David Victory Park Primary.
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    Ten Commandments: Instruction from G-d

    May 20, 2015 Go comment!
    Would one examine the entire Ten Commandments, which are mentioned twice in the Torah, once in Parshat Yitro and once again towards the end of the Torah in Deuteronomy, one would immediately notice that despite their universal appeal, there is not even one single novel idea.
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    Three Days and Dreading…

    May 20, 2015 1 Comment
    It’s not to say I am ungrateful. Really I am not. But the thought of spending a three-day-yom tov (that’s 72 hours) with little reprieve does fill me with a feeling of dreaded anticipation. And although this year all observant Jews in the Diaspora will suffer the same fate (the less honest will tell you how much they enjoy it), one has to spare an additional moment’s thought for South Africans celebrating a 3-day Shavuot.
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