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    Bibi defends controversial Kotel decision

    Jun 29, 2017 1 Comment
    Netanyahu says he didn’t betray anyone by effectively cancelling a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at the Kotel, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, and caving to the interests of his Haredi Orthodox coalition partners.
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    Being schooled in a new school system

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    “Knowledge is Light” was our school motto when I was a child in Durban. The importance of education was made clear to us from as far back as I can remember. It wasn’t taken for granted. A good education was a privilege.
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    Israel’s ‘Facebook bill’ could hamper free speech

    Mar 09, 2017 2 Comments
    Israel’s Knesset last week passed the first reading of the Criminally Offensive Content from the Internet bill - dubbed the “Facebook bill”.
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    Join the conversations, have your say

    Feb 22, 2017 1 Comment
    JR Online users are having their say, as usual. While the website's peak day saw well over 12,000 users, it can also have as many as 300-plus comments posted on a busy day. Many are on older stories users have serendipitously happened along. Some are friendly greetings and exchanges, but often they descend into Chirp-fests – where users with differing views enjoy a good old argy-bargy on an issue. We list this week’s latest hotspots, and point users to a few of the Chirps posted this week - on well-commented stories long gone by…
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    Touch his kippah and Blue Boy Box nods

    Feb 17, 2017 Go comment!
    JNF’s unique “Blue Boy Box” now lives at King David Linksfield Pre-Primary so that children of each generation learn the importance of tzedakah (charity or welfare). It is the responsibility of Jews all over the world to build Israel, develop it and nurture it as the home of the Jewish nation
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    Israel has true Christian friends in Mozambique

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Devotion to the cause of the State of Israel flourishes in the most unlikely places, even in societies where the Jewish presence is small to non-existent. Such is the case in Mozambique, where the work of Beth-El Associacao Crista Amigos De Israel - Mozambican Christian Friends of Israel - testifies to how much can be achieved by those inspired by their Christian faith to promote the Israeli cause, despite adverse conditions.
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    Lenk: Jerusalem will always be Israeli capital

    Feb 01, 2017 Go comment!
    Ambassador Lenk appeared on the popular SABC News morning show, Newsroom, yesterday (Tuesday January 31) and discussed Israel's relationship with the US, the controversy over Donald Trump wanting to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, and the need for the Holy Land’s Palestinian neighbours to reject terror and return to direct peace talks. Watch the full 12-minute interview and hear Ambassador Lenk’s frank and honest responses – and his open and relaxed demeanour.
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    Risky politics: Bibi flatters pit bull Trump

    Jan 26, 2017 13 Comments
    The warm congratulatory message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent US President Donald Trump after his inauguration last week Friday - "Congratulations to my friend, President Trump” - highlighted the schism between Netanyahu and a major portion of world Jewry disgusted by the new American president; for them, his message was cringeworthy. He was definitely not speaking for the whole of Jewry, nor the whole of Israel.
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    DA’s Maimane unrepentant over THAT visit

    Jan 26, 2017 5 Comments
    South Africa needs a foreign policy based on facts and principle, not friends and ideology, writes leader of the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane in his regular newsletter.
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    Haley: I’ll never abstain from anti-Israel resolutions

    Jan 22, 2017 6 Comments
    SEE THE VIDEO: US President Donald Trump’s nominee for his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, pictured, delivered her opening statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at her confirmation hearing last Wednesday. Haley vowed that, should her nomination be approved, she would for her to become UN Ambassador, she would never abstain from – and hence neglect to use not use her veto power in the Security Council – regarding any anti-Israel resolutions.
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    Israelis vow their future will be decided in and by Israel

    Jan 19, 2017 1 Comment
    “Israel is not for sale!” said an impassioned Colonel (res) Olivier Rafowicz to a cheering crowd which gathered in front of the French embassy in Tel Aviv last Sunday night to protest the French Peace Conference.
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    An African day for Israeli Prime Minister

    Jan 12, 2017 1 Comment
    Click to read the latest report and see new pictures of Wednesday’s activities of the five-man Democratic Alliance’s (DA) visit to Jerusalem. Pictured at left is the DA leader, Mmusi Maimane, shaking hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in the latter’s office. See much more inside…
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    Israel's door swings both ways for Africa

    Jan 12, 2017 1 Comment
    PM Netanyahu added two new African conquests Wednesday: He met Sierra Leone's President Ernest Bai Koroma in the morning and welcome a high-powered delegation from SA's official opposition Democratic Alliance later in the day, Koroma is in Jerusalem accompanied by his Foreign, Agriculture, Communications and Water Ministers. By all accounts the meeting had far-reaching outcomes.
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    DA leadership meeting top Israeli leaders this week

    Jan 11, 2017 9 Comments
    EXCLUSIVE! One of Israel’s most prestigious news sources, the Jerusalem Post, has confirmed that Democratic Alliance (DA) leader Mmusi Maimane and the party’s deputy shadow minister of labour, Jewish MP Michael Bagraim, together with at least two other senior MPs, are in Israel on a private working visit to meet top leaders – including PM Benjamin Netanyahu and other senior officials, as well as opposition head Isaac Herzog and Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat.
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    Swazi, Israeli PMs meet on expanding relations

    Jan 10, 2017 1 Comment
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu last month hosted his counterpart from the Kingdom of Swaziland Dr. Barnabas Sibusiso Dlamini in Jerusalem. The Swazi PM was visiting Israel accompanied by Agriculture Minister Moses Vilakati and the two two leaders discussed expanding their bilateral cooperation in the fields of water, education, agriculture, health and security. Netanyahu said: "We have a solid friendship and a desire to cooperate even more. This is part of 'Israel's return to Africa'. Read what else was said...
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    Netanyahu tells media: Make me look good

    Jan 10, 2017 1 Comment
    Geoff Sifrin (pictured), compares the Gupta family with Israeli and other politicians in his popular weekly "TAKING ISSUE" opinion piece. The Guptas, he says have "their own newspaper and television channel, which presents positive news on Zuma and counters accusations against the family of influencing government officials for their business interests."
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    Fed, others slate attack, Hamas & Co rejoice

    Jan 09, 2017 2 Comments
    The South African Zionist Federation’s (SAZF) National Chairman Ben Swartz (pictured) condemned yesterday evening’s terrorist truck-ramming attack in Jerusalem early this morning. Read what others had to say as well…
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    4 young soldiers die in J’salem truck-ramming

    Jan 09, 2017 1 Comment
    This truck crashed into a group of soldiers in eastern Jerusalem yesterday evening, killing four and injuring at least 15, some critically, in what the Prime Minister said was an ISIS-inspired attack. CNN said that this would make it the first successful attack by ISIS in Israel. The quick actions of Israel’s medical emergency service, MDA, including getting mobile ICU units to the scene, was reported to have saved numerous lives. SEE VIDEO
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    Dr Steinmeier’s disconnect with Israeli reality

    Jan 08, 2017 1 Comment
    Columnist Ron Jontof-Hutter takes a swipe at German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (pictured) over statements the latter made supporting John Kerry’s roasting of Israel at a news conference in Paris last month. Steinmeier, says the writer, “was proud that the European Maccabi Games were held in Berlin, even if he grossly exaggerated the number of Jews in Germany, or ignored the fact that participants were advised to use taxis and hide their Jewish identity.”
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    Israel's 'flying car’ one step closer to delivery

    Jan 08, 2017 1 Comment
    From science fiction to reality, an Israeli tech firm is optimistic it will finally get its 1,500 kg passenger carrying drone on the market by 2020.
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