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    • ShashiNaidoo3

    From pro-Israel pariah to BDS poster girl

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    “People said they hoped I [would] get raped; others sent me my address, saying ‘we know where you live and you better not sleep at night’.” This is what South African model and celebrity Shashi Naidoo told the SA Jewish Report on Monday, after receiving more than 10 death threats and harassment because she posted a series of pro-Israel comments on Instagram.
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    SA courting Iran despite human rights abuses

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African government is cosying up to Iran, acknowledged as one of the world’s worst human rights abusers.
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    • Paula

    What is the impact of the US pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council?

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    This week, the United States quit the United Nation’s primary human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC). It is the Trump administration’s latest snub of the international community, and the first time since the HRC was established 12 years ago that a serving member has dropped out voluntarily.
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    • Bibi (002)

    Netanyahu simulates cyberattack

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on nations to collaborate to fight growing cybersecurity threats, which he said could cripple the most sensitive systems of nations and bring down airplanes and fighter jets. To underline the threat, the prime minister simulated a hacking attack in the course of his address.
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    • MoiraIsraelat70

    Israel and Palestinians ‘lack Mandela-like icon of peace’

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    It is not the Palestinians, but the politicians on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu’s right who are preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state.
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    • Peta low

    Yet another pro-Israel voice taken down

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    I was hoping to steer clear of the anti-Israel lobby in South Africa this week and tackle something completely different. It is getting repetitive.
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    • IanLevitt

    Righting a universal wrong

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    “Is there anything that we can do? But it was so long ago? We were little children when it happened. But, we have no money. He is very powerful, connected, dangerous. He still has access to children…”
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    • gaming

    Are we losing our children to gaming?

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    It was a Saturday night, and we had six little boys over for a pre-Barmitzvah celebration. While grateful that they were entertaining themselves, there was something strange in the way they were interacting.
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    Are our children screen addicts?

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    We try to ensure that our children stay away from drugs, alcohol and other addiction-forming substances, but internet technology is a challenge for parents, given its prevalence in the world today.
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    Global Cup keeps us glued to the box

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    The Soccer World Cup is a jamboree that takes over homes, living rooms, spouses, and children. And if you happen to be living in the country hosting the tournament (as we were in 2010), it can take over your emotional, retail, and work life as well. At the time, we also had to grin and bear the dulcet sounds of those midnight Vuvuzela festivities down the road – RIP SA World Cup 2010!
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    • Paula

    What is the impact of the US pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council?

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    This week, the United States quit the United Nation’s primary human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC). It is the Trump administration’s latest snub of the international community, and the first time since the HRC was established 12 years ago that a serving member has dropped out voluntarily.
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    • Bibi (002)

    Netanyahu simulates cyberattack

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on nations to collaborate to fight growing cybersecurity threats, which he said could cripple the most sensitive systems of nations and bring down airplanes and fighter jets. To underline the threat, the prime minister simulated a hacking attack in the course of his address.
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    • ilan hermann

    The leader within

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Moses, G-d’s trusted servant whose devotion and obedience is supreme, has a single career moment of insanity. An infraction which would be negligible for the average man is defining for Moses. In one instant, his fate is altered and sealed.
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    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Inside/Outside

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Some arguments are petty affairs between insecure individuals, while others are classic differences of opinion between people of stature, where each opinion is worthy of consideration.
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    • RabbiLandau

    Despair is the most powerful weapon of evil

    Jun 07, 2018 Go comment!
    Parshas Shelach tells the tragic account of the Sin of the Spies.
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    • ParshaVaeiraRabbi Bloch

    Practise the mitzvah of tochacha

    May 31, 2018 Go comment!
    Nobody likes rebuke. There are very few people, if any, who like other people to point out their wrongdoings and expose their shortcomings. Even words like rebuke, admonishment and criticism make one wince in fear and are loaded with negative connotations.
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