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    7 Great Zionist reads for New Year weekend

    Dec 31, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev’s back with some interesting reads for the New Year weekend. Goldman is the doyen of SA Zionist communicators – having spent a decade at the helm of the SAZF’s communications department, producing the FedSpeak newspaper and running Media Team Israel.
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    Bibi’s govt falls apart, election looms

    Dec 03, 2014 2 Comments
    Israel’s parliament will vote today to dissolve itself & trigger early elections next March. This follows PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s sacking of two significant centrist ministers from important coalition partners for disobedience. They were finance minister, Yair Lapid, and justice minister, Tzipi Livni. Netanyahu’s 22-month-old government had been facing wide internal disagreements but he straw that broke the camel’s back is thought to have been Lapid’s and Livni’s, response to a bill banning a newspaper that serves as a mouthpiece for Netanyahu. Read more…
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    'We're Am Yisroel' says Israeli Druze leader

    Nov 24, 2014 Go comment!
    Ataf Farchat, chairman of the Druze Zionist Council of Israel, says: “We are the nation of Israel.” Many Orthodox Jews last week attended the funeral of Zidan Saif, the Druze policeman mortally wounded in trying to stop the terror attack at the Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue in Har Nof on Tuesday. Jewish Report delved deeper. Who are the Druze. What religion do they follow? Where do they fit into the picture? Read this fascinating story…
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    Israel grieves after J’salem shul atrocity

    Nov 19, 2014 5 Comments
    7 dead and many wounded at J’sem Shul Monday. Bibi promises to get tough, families taken in for questioning, homes to be demolished. See funeral pics and latest on the story. Israeli police are now starting to barricade sections of East and West Jerusalem which will hinder many businesses and movement of labour. Whereas the West Bank has been walled off, traffic between largely Palestinian East Jerusalem and the largely Jewish West has previously been allowed to operate without checkpoints.
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    Woolies gets BDS anti-demo interdict

    Nov 14, 2014 2 Comments
    “Woolworths takes a further step to protect customers & employees” against BDS protests, saying that “While we respect the right to protest peacefully and lawfully, the safety of our employees and customers come first.” Woolies announced today that it has “filed a court application to protect our employees and customers from the increasing unlawful protests inside our stores.” BDS were quick to put out a counter-statement which if full of hyperbole and vitriol. Read all about it, and the history of the Woolies, BDS and “Which Little Piggy” saga…
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    'Beautiful daughter of SA olim' dies

    Nov 12, 2014 8 Comments
    A woeful tribute to SA expat Dalya Lemkus z'l, who was born in Emmarentia, Johannesburg, survived a stabbing attack in ’06 but not the one she faced this week.
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    We won’t give up Jerusalem Prosor tells UN

    Nov 05, 2014 7 Comments
    Israel is neither occupier nor settler. Israel is our home and Jerusalem is the eternal capital of our sovereign state. Jewish homes in Jewish homeland never been one of the many threats in M/E. It is time for Palestinians to realise that all children of Abraham - Jews, Christians and Muslims alike - are not doomed to live together in war, but rather destined to live together in peace. I issue this promise from the people of the Promised Land - under our watch, Jerusalem, our eternal capital, will remain a free and open city for all people & for all time. Read more...
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    • Zionist Spring

    Zionist Spring membership is free, says Rolene

    Oct 22, 2014 3 Comments
    The community is full of questions over the launch of SA affiliate which has led to a spate of inquiries to both SAJR & organisers about just what it is all about. ROLENE MARKS explains…
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    Horror in the Himalayas claims Israeli lives

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Three Israelis confirmed dead, a fourth death suspected, seven injured and MDA reports today that some 50 are still missing after Thursday’s massive avalanche in Nepal. Israeli dead and injured returned today. See who died, how it all happened and what’s being done for those still missing. All but one of the missing Israelis are believed to be safe but have yet to contact their families or authorities. Read how Israel mobilised their rescue efforts…
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    Zionist Spring story caused quite a stir

    Oct 14, 2014 Go comment!
    Story on pending launch of SA affiliate of ZS last week led to a spate of enquiries to both SAJR & organisers who were unsure of just what it was all about. ROLENE MARKS explains…
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    Zionist Spring needs help to launch in SA

    Oct 05, 2014 1 Comment
    The Zionist Spring movement has officially launched in the US & Canada & now needs members in SA to comply with World Zionist Organisation rules & launch in SA. Jewish Report has made it easy for those who want to join up, by uploading the application form to the website. Simply click to download the attached MEMBERSHIP FORM (membership is free!) which is in Word format, click on the e-mail address in the following paragraph and attach the form. Easy as pie!
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    World needs new rules for new warfare

    Sep 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tells foreign diplomats ahead of Rosh Hashanah that wars used to take place between countries, but today a new form of warfare, waged between countries & terrorists. As country governed by Rule of Law & recognising International Law, Israel believes the international legal system now needs to provide a comprehensive and relevant judicial response to these new wars. “The international Laws of War can no longer ignore this new situation that is so very different from traditional warfare,” he said.
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    Fighting terrorism within law a daunting challenge

    Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment
    How does Israel control its armed forces’ behaviour when fighting terrorists within a few kilometres from its towns and cities, to ensure proper legal principles - Israeli and international - are adhered to? This was a thought-provoking talk by Israeli Supreme Court justice and former attorney general, Elyakim Rubinstein (pictured) at Limmud last weekend.
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    Tourism is booming - in and out of Israel

    Sep 02, 2014 Go comment!
    2013 was a record year, breaking the 3-5 mil visitors’ barrier for the first time, and 2014 seems set to beat that hands down. Ben-Gurion Airport is and has been operating nonstop. Where do most of Israel’s tourists come from? What are the most popularly visited cities and sights? How has it become the tiny Jewel of the Mediterranean? How many people does the sector employ? What are the predictions going forward? What a great read…
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    SA’s ambulance to carry name of first to fall

    Aug 13, 2014 Go comment!
    Come on users, MDA really need our help here! No matter how big or how small, they need MDA-SA and the Jewish Report Online have teamed up to make it hassle free. One click and its done. Or, if you are able to assist by contributing to the SA ambulance, it’s just one phone call. The lines are secure and the need is dire. SA Jewry has done so much that we have been honoured to have our ambulance as the first. Read on, and let’s not let the hard-working guys at MDA-SA down!
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    JNF donates bomb shelters

    Aug 13, 2014 Go comment!
    SA friends of JNF have sent money to Israel for the building of two bomb shelters in the south of the country. Jewry world-wide “has made a big effort to shelter the people of the south (of Israel) and supply more shelters where ever needed,” said Amber Cummins (pictured), the administrative director of the Jewish National Fund of South Africa (JNF-SA).
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    MDA-SA’s ambulance to carry first name

    Aug 06, 2014 Go comment!
    During a teleconference of all MDA “Friend” societies globally this morning, it was decided that diaspora supporters of Israel’s medical emergency and ambulance service would donate 64 ambulances in November – one for each of those who lost their lives in Operation Protective Edge. And SA will have pride of place - in part thanks to Jewish Report readers. Our ambulance will bear the name of the first soldier who fell. Read more, see how you can help...
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    “Generosity of SAJR users amazing” says MDA chair Hyman

    Jul 30, 2014 Go comment!
    Z’l Barkai Ishar Shor (pictured), an MDA volunteer driver who died when his ambulance took a direct hit from a rocket yesterday on his way to a call-out, was a qualified surgeon. He is one of the 5 civilian and 48 military victims of the Gaza offensive. SAJR users have donated over R40k through the MDS-SA/SAJR CLICK-ATHON campaign. With a single click, users can donate as little as R18. Read the latest on what’s happening in Israel and how you can help,
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland - HOME

    R. Berland: "Bibi quit, you're not doing anything"

    Jul 23, 2014 9 Comments
    EXCLUSIVE: Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland is in the headlines again after calling on Bibi to quit. The following day, say his followers, the PM went into Gaza. Read Rabbi Berland’s Prayer for Israel – published for the first time today. Hear him speak on a radio podcast. Listen to why his followers believe he can bring peace to all – and how they believe he is already doing it. What are his immediate plans? Read why he is about to fulfil the mitzvah of Vayivrach Ya’akov…
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    Who has the energy to think about it?

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    Our kids are in the middle of their annual summer holidays - what a holiday! All activity cancelled, the beaches empty, the water parks - not a soul.
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