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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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    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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    '13 Israeli soldiers have died today'

    Jul 20, 2014 Go comment!
    At 17:33 Israel time, Magen David Adom (MDA) - the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross or in Muslim countries the Red Crescent - put out the following announcement: “Magen David Adom informs with great sadness that 13 Israeli soldiers have died today. MDA teams took part in their evacuation. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.” MDA needs our help, read what you can do…
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    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Thursday pm

    Jul 18, 2014 4 Comments
    On Wednesday kids from Gan Yavne enjoyed some respite from sirens & booms, reports Rolene, “by spending time in Modiin's municipal pool. The city of Modiin is opening its arms to our Iron Dome soldiers as well, feeding them and doing their laundry as they cannot leave their towers.” As Roro says, Israelis are remarkably resilient, warm and generous … one thing is for sure, this plucky little country is the very example of grace under pressure.
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    MDA’s heroes from the horse’s mouth

    Jul 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Read the emotional report by URI SHAHAM, the bureau chief (and himself a paramedic) of MDA's Director General the Paramedic who was touring the area near the scene of the first Israeli fatality at Erez Crossing. Shamam tells of trying to save the life of the civilian casualty after the young man was critically injured delivering food to the soldiers. MDA REALLY NEEDS SA JEWRY’s HELP – read what you can do…
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    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Tuesday pm

    Jul 15, 2014 Go comment!
    Roro sent the following letter to all SA media. “Wonder if anyone will print...?” she asks. “I humbly apologise to you and your readers and to the world for our leaders defending our right to live. Here in Israel, we consider living a basic human right. The indignation of journalists, commentators and your readership has prompted them to spew forth some of the most vile invective we have seen other than that of Der Sturmer circa 1940’s and the letters and op-eds posted in your publication have educated me in a new level of hatred.”
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    LATEST: Rockets fired from Lebanon today

    Jul 11, 2014 Go comment!
    Ant Katz reports all the latest news. Israel intensifies attacks Friday with more than 900 targets now attacked in Gaza. For the first time rockets have been fired at Israel from Lebanon today and Ben Gurion airport was closed for the first time today – but has now reopened. Obama has called Bibi to condemn the rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas & says US is willing to try & negotiate a cease-fire. Israel has fired back at Lebanon. See Gaza Harbour in flames.
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    • Dispatches - Rolene HOME

    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Thurs pm

    Jul 11, 2014 Go comment!
    I was thinking to myself that we are in a state of "new normal". It has become normal for me to carry on with my work while hearing the booms of Iron Dome doing her thing. A ground offensive seems imminent with 40 000 reservists called up. Our friends, son's, brothers, lovers are the army of Israel, with steely eyed determination, they will protect us.
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    Memorial service at Y-College tonight

    Jul 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Services in Joburg, CT, PE, EL, Dbn and Pta.
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  • Netanyahu warns world Jewry of three battles

    Jun 24, 2014 2 Comments
    The battle against anti-Semitism, the battle against loss of identity and the battle to ensure that radical Muslims do not have weapons of mass destruction are the three great challenges of our day. These are the major battles facing world Jewry, both in Israel and out, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told over 100 senior jewish journalists from over 30 countries this week.
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  • Peres and Bibi address Jewish media at opening

    Jun 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Speaking to a room packed with journalists, Peres confirmed an earlier statement that he would be addressing the matter of the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, who has languished in an American prison for longer than the 27 years of Madiba’s incarceration in SA. Peres praised PA leader Mahmoud Abbas as a man he could trust.
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  • Israel’s major politicos agree on 'settlements.

    Jun 15, 2014 Go comment!
    “The time is opportune for ‘intelligent’ people representing Israel’s major political parties to put aside their differences,” writes MAURICE OSTROFF (pictured)
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  • Berland may be off in 3 weeks’ time

    May 21, 2014 Go comment!
    All the latest on the comings and the goings of the Shubu Banim Rabbi Berland, his followers and a Rabbi's dream
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  • Yom Ha'atzmaut promises to be spectacular

    Mar 26, 2014 Go comment!
    The SA Zionist Fed will be celebrating Israel’s 66th anniversary in style, once again, writes BEV GOLDMAN – with the traditional kids’ day at Gold Reef City but with a new twist to the concert aspect – where the event will be a luxurious dinner and cabaret with top Israeli entertainers. Seats are limited, though, so book early…
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  • SA Jewry, friends, win victory for Israel

    Mar 18, 2014 1 Comment
    The defeat of the ‘CT Declaration’ “is huge,” says Israel protagonist Cheryllyn Dudley of the ACDP. “It’s been a great victory for everyone who has been working for common sense to prevail.” The Cape Town Declaration will not be tabled before this or any other Parliament. What’s more, the deeper one delves into this issue, the more evidence one finds of the ideological split within the ANC over SA/Israel relations. Jewish Report Online provides the evidence…
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  • IAW Day#1: "A pathetically poor show”

    Mar 11, 2014 8 Comments
    SAUJS’ “Give Peace Wings” campaign aimed at telling the true story in the face of the IAW campaign of US-based NGO Boycott, Divest & Sanction Israel would appear to have put the latter to shame on Monday. Read our reports from Wits, UJ, Stellenbosch and UCT, how Rhodes almost didn’t happen until the students saved the day, and the zaidas who went into the lions’ den at UJ…
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  • “CT Declaration” to be adopted on Wed

    Feb 23, 2014 2 Comments
    Official programme for 26 Feb sitting of Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on International Relations and Cooperation includes the following on the agenda: “Adoption of Committee report on the Solidarity Conference in support of Palestine, Cuba and Western Sahara.” Committee chair promised ACDP’s Dudley opportunity for discussion & Rev Meshoe expected to attend. Meeting open to public.
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  • The face behind our Israeli news

    Feb 09, 2014 2 Comments
    “…And now let’s cross to Anthony Reich to find out what’s happening in Israel…” How many mornings have SA Jewry heard that on ChaiFM? Anthony was in Joburg for a few days recently to celebrate his father, Leon’s 80th birthday. Jewish Report caught up with Anthony for a quick interview. Find out more...
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  • The Peace process & the fear factor

    Feb 06, 2014 Go comment!
    The name of the game on the streets in Israel is the Fear Factor, writes SAJR Online blogger Barry Shaw in his latest post. As always, Barry, a well-known writer, offers food for thought to all. “As negotiations with the Palestinians wind down to their inconclusive ending, panic-stricken voices are being ratcheted up to agree, or not agree, a deal,” blogs Barry. Read this…
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