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    Shimon Peres, last of Israel’s founders, dies

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Shimon Peres, the former defence hawk turned Nobel Peace Prize winner and the last of Israel’s founders, died before dawn on Wednesday, at the age of 93.
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    Five SA youths settle in their Israeli schools

    Sep 22, 2016 1 Comment
    South African teenagers are increasingly joining over 10 000 alumni of the Jewish Agency's Na'ele Elite Academy where they enjoy up to three years of free education and board. Meet the five new recruits who joined the programme for the first time this month. They study in English at first and change to Hebrew once they feel ready to. And, say the five new pupils and their parents, they are loving it!
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    Turned off by the rabbis, Israelis plan Greek weddings

    Sep 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Destination weddings abroad are almost unheard of in this country. Israeli weddings are all about family and community. And what better place to celebrate Jewish continuity than the Jewish homeland?
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    Israel honours the victims of 9/11

    Sep 14, 2016 1 Comment
    On a quiet hill in the Azarim Valley in Ramot, Jerusalem, a memorial honours those who perished in the 9/11 Twin Towers terror attacks in New York that claimed almost 3 000 American lives.
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    Shimon Peres seriously ill after massive stroke

    Sep 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Iconic Israeli statesman Shimon Peres remained in serious but stable condition on Wednesday morning after suffering a severe stroke the night before, said Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer Director, Prof Itsik Reiss.
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    DEISI plans big Israel celebration later this month

    Sep 14, 2016 Go comment!
    The great love of the Jewish State which Olga Meshoe, CEO of Defend, Embrace, Invest (in) and Support Israel (DEISI) International, possesses is a hard act to follow, even among Jewish youth.
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    Going off the record with Steve Linde…

    Aug 11, 2016 Go comment!
    Steve Linde, pictured, the recently retired SA-born editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, was in Johannesburg last week where JR board chairman Howard Sackstein hosted an off-the-record dinner with him for a group of local Jewish journalists and authors. Linde shared some incredible stories and gave some very frank answers to questions which global Jewry often ponders. One would love to share some, but the privilege accorded by being off-the-record means that nobody is able to share his frank opinions and sometimes hilarious anecdotes.
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    SA leaders took gift of peace to Jerusalem

    Aug 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI) chairman Natan Sharansky last week played host to a delegation of two senior African Christian leaders accompanied by SA Friends of Israel’s (SAFI) Reeva Forman in Jerusalem. The trio had travelled to Israel to present Sharansky with a gift of support for the Holy Land on behalf of millions of Christian supporters of Israel across Africa.
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    • Thulsie HOME

    Thulsie twins forcing NPA to play their cards

    Aug 01, 2016 2 Comments
    The alleged “ISIS-bound Terror Twins” may find themselves getting a walk unless South African intelligence services are prepared to risk compromising their ongoing relationships and investigations with their foreign intelligence counterparts. South Africa had been tipped off about the twins by “foreign intelligence agencies” and a fifth suspect who was arrested with the Thulsie twins and the Patel siblings. The defence team has found a soft spot and is digging its heels in. Read why...
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    Join Israel at a unique event next week

    May 03, 2016 1 Comment
    Everyone's invited (just remember to RSVP) - SA Jewry are all invited to attend a once-in-a lifetime- event for Zionism: Israel is building the first-ever official memorial to the fallen outside of the country – right here in South Africa.The magnificent memorial is in honour of the 87 South Africans who emigrated to Israel and later fell defending that country. The event will be a who's who of South African communal leadership, families of the fallen and everyday SA Jewry and Israelis living in SA...
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland HOME

    Balagan extraordinaire, bail hearing continues

    Apr 22, 2016 5 Comments
    Johannesburg - Court 13 of the Magistrate's court in Randburg, was yesterday [THURSDAY] the site of a tableau probably never witnessed in a South African court before.
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    Why 3 videos of a West Bank shooting are roiling Israel

    Mar 30, 2016 12 Comments
    It began as an all-too-common story: A Palestinian assailant in the contested West Bank city of Hebron stabs and wounds an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces shoot him dead.
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    Israel not isolated, Lenk tells Christian Zionists

    Mar 29, 2016 4 Comments
    Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk (pictured), told the SA Friends of Israel (SAFI) advocacy conference earlier this month that he had hosted Israel’s immediate past President Shimon Peres in February. The 90-year-old career diplomat and politician, Peres, had come to speak to South African Jewry.
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    • Forman Reeva HOMEAGAIN

    Eminent SA writers have their say on Israel

    Mar 24, 2016 Go comment!
    This is the second part of a two-part article in which top South African intellectuals, economists and editors share their views on the Middle East after accompanying doyenne Reeva Forman on her 21st trip to show people the wider region and to introduce them to community leaders in several countries in a range of fields of expertise. It is a must-read…
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    Israelis killed, injured is suspected ISIS bomb

    Mar 21, 2016 2 Comments
    At least three Israelis and an Iranian were among those who perished in an Istanbul suicide bombing on Saturday. Many more Israelis were wounded and, as is their wont, by Sunday morning Magen David Adom (MDA – Israel’s ‘Red Cross’) and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) had two planes on the ground, doctors treating their wounded at three different hospitals and were preparing to take home their dead and injured. Pictured are the three coffins being repatriated by the IDF on Sunday.
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    Ground-breaking diplomatic SA/Israel talks

    Mar 16, 2016 5 Comments
    A fantastic diplomatic breakthrough has been made between South Africa and Israel over the past few months and it all culminated in an invitation by SA’s most senior diplomat to his Israeli counterpart – a meeting that took place in Pretoria last week and promised to be the harbinger of many more positive events to come.
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    Read the reality behind BDS' smug front

    Mar 10, 2016 1 Comment
    An embattled BDS – which had supposedly solicited news website The Daily Vox to ensure daily coverage of their Israel Apartheid Week events around the country, found themselves on the whipping edge of an editorial on the site today after they were asked to respond to two posts on the site by supposed supporters Prof Steven Friedman and Minhaj Jeenah. A clearly panicked series of social responses by BDS management, filled with profanity of the worst kind, resulted.
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    Annual rivalry moved online big time in 2016

    Mar 09, 2016 3 Comments
    The annual tussle between Israel’s antagonists and protagonists during Israel Apartheid Week was very much an online event this week, largely ignored by the mainstream media and, for the first two days at least, resoundingly won by the Jewish students of SAUJS and their ever-supportive friends from DEISI. And a great deal of support from the community at large. Here are the highlights and low-lights of Tuesday and Wednesday as well as LINKS TO ALL STORIES POSTED ON SAJR
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    Israel’s sisters are doing it for themselves

    Mar 08, 2016 Go comment!
    “It is a glorious irony that International Women’s Day falls smack bang in the middle of Israel Apartheid Week” writes Rolene Marks (RoRo to her friends and SAJR readers) “which a pathetic excuse for anti-Israel activists to gather on university campuses around the world during different weeks in March every year and engage in some horrific Israel bashing.”
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    Peres comes to SA with message of hope and inspiration

    Mar 02, 2016 1 Comment
    Ninety-two-year old Shimon Peres is a living legend, and Johannesburg Jewry thronged to hear him speak at the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday night. Peres was twice Israeli Prime Minister (1984-1986 and 1995-1996), President (2007-2014) and a Nobel Peace Prize winner (1994). In this picture by Ilan Ossendryver, Peres sits with Israeli Ambassador to SA Arthur Lenk. Ossendryver, who is Jewish Report's official photographer, once served in the same capacity for Shimon Peres himself!
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