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    Bernie Sanders still champions values of his Israeli kibbutz

    Feb 10, 2016 1 Comment
    Every morning, Bernie Sanders would wake up at 04:10 to pick apples and pears. Leaving the cabin he shared with a few other American college student volunteers, Sanders would have a quick bite of bread before heading out to the orchard. After 2 1/2 hours’ work, he and the other 20 or so volunteers would sit down for a traditional 30-minute Israeli breakfast of tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, butter and hard-boiled eggs.I
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    Why the Kotel deal is a victory for now, but not forever

    Feb 10, 2016 Go comment!
    On the morning of December 1, 1988, a group of about 70 Jewish women entered the sacred space of the Western Wall. They represented all the major streams of Judaism. Some wore prayer shawls or kippot. Some did not. One woman cradled a Torah in her arms.
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    Using your smartphone as a weapon

    Feb 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Avi Mayer is an internationally renowned social media and Israel activist who recently visited, with a strong message for the Jo’burg millennials about social media and the best way to use it to protect and defend Israel.
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    Hunt for Berland led to death threats, allegations

    Feb 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland dodged an arrest attempt by Interpol and the South African Hawks for the third time last month, despite security forces arriving with a well-armed tactical team. A death threat was made, and subsequently recanted, by the Berlanders against the Chief Rabbi. This is the latest in a series of bizarre statements published by the Shuvu Banim sect in recent weeks. The SAPS and most SA Jewish communal organisations have called on Rabbi Berland to return to Israel to face his criminal charges.
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    Kotel prayer decision and shifting Israel-Diaspora paradigm

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Israeli government’s passage of legislation that authorises egalitarian prayer in a soon-to-be-created section adjacent to the southern part of the Western Wall has been called groundbreaking, empowering, dramatic, and unprecedented. The section could be ready in as soon as a few months from now.
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    Strict legal interpretation splits an SA Israeli family

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The six-year-old daughter of South African citizen Yaron Schapiro has been banned from re-entering South Africa for five years, resulting in her family being split between this country and Israel.
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    Herzl gives fascinating insight into diplomatic life

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The World Conference Against Racism, held in Durban in 2001, left a psychological scar on anyone who witnessed the blatant anti-Semitism that accompanied it. But what was it like for Israel’s ambassador to South Africa at the time, Tova Herzl?
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    • Avi

    There’s much more to Israel than Middle East conflict

    Feb 03, 2016 Go comment!
    For Diaspora Jewry, identifying with Israel has today largely become a matter of showing solidarity in times of trouble and defending it against its multiple detractors. The flipside of this is that Israel’s many extraordinary achievements and the sheer richness and excitement of living in a thriving, multicultural Jewish state, tends to be overshadowed.
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    Jews targeted for being Jews - Netanyahu

    Jan 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Jews are again being targeted for being Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of International Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27.
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    Israeli food a hit among world cuisine

    Jan 25, 2016 Go comment!
    A major culinary revolution has taken place in the past three decades and a new documentary by a young, inspiring Israeli-born American chef, Michael Solomonov is taking travel foodies by storm (SEE TRAILER). Solomonov (or Solo, as he's known), travels all over Israel, eating and talking about how ethnic traditions from across the Diaspora have been incorporated into one diverse Israeli cuisine. And, of course, future waves of migrants (such as the French, currently) will all add to this culinary melting pot.
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    Israeli basketball coach fired by US team

    Jan 24, 2016 Go comment!
    The Cleveland Cavaliers fired their Israeli-American head coach David Blatt, pictured, who led the team to the NBA Finals last season midway through this one.
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    You say terrorist, I say militant…

    Jan 20, 2016 3 Comments
    Four months into the “knife intifada” in Israel, Sunday’s attack on an Israeli woman in her home in the West Bank settlement, Otniel, where she was stabbed to death in the presence of her children by a Palestinian man, did not receive major attention in world papers.
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    Jerusalem’s ‘barmitzvah king’ shares laughs and inspiration

    Jan 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Rabbi Jay Karzen, coined the “Jerusalem barmitzvah king” by The Jerusalem Post in 1997, has stories to make you laugh out loud or cry tears of joy.
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    Jerusalem Unity Prize nominations still open

    Jan 19, 2016 Go comment!
    Nominations for this year's Jerusalem Unity Prize will be accepted until February 4.
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    Elusive Rabbi Berland still hogs the headlines

    Jan 14, 2016 2 Comments
    In what he touted as a “victory over the Israeli legal authorities”, the son of fugitive Rabbi Eliezer Berland (pictured) announced last Monday that his father had been issued South African citizenship and “no longer needs to run”. The Shuvu Banim Breslov sect’s spiritual leader is wanted in Israel on charges of child molestation.
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    2 Israelis act in Game of Thrones

    Jan 01, 2016 Go comment!
    Two Israeli actors, one Jewish and one Arab, will appear in the upcoming sixth season of the hit TV series “Game of Thrones” starting in April.
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    Season’s greetings #2 to Christian fellow-Zionists

    Dec 25, 2015 1 Comment
    We offer more Greetings, some sadness, some mirth & some encouraging tweets from Israel’s PM that will come as good news to our many Christian Zionist and Muslim Zionist users who share our passion for Israel and the fact that it remain under Jewish rule. Sadly, the usual festive and jolly season in the country which sees thousands upon thousands of visitors from around the world make pilgrimage to the Holy Land and, particularly in the West Bank, has failed to fill the coffers of many locals involved in the hospitality industry this year.
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    Israel’s Ultra-Orthodox to integrate in civil service

    Dec 21, 2015 1 Comment
    Israel's Cabinet, at its regular weekly meeting on Sunday 20 December, approved a plan by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's and Negev, Galilee and Periphery Development Minister Aryeh Der to integrate the ultra-orthodox population in the civil service.
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    Major announcements by Israeli Cabinet Sunday

    Dec 21, 2015 Go comment!
    Israel’s cabinet and prime minister yesterday made some informative remarks at the start of the weekly cabinet meeting. Health Minister Litzman extended the free dental plan; Negev, Galilee and Periphery Development Minister Deri said he was tabling a “first-of-its-kind" strategy to place ultra-orthodox Jews in civil service jobs; and the PM announced a NIS 1 billion to convert the community of Harish into a new city of 50,000.
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    Bar Refaeli in court today for tax evasion

    Dec 17, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli (pictured arriving for the opening ceremony of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in May -J oel Ryan/Invision via AP Images) - was reportedly questioned for 12 hours on Wednesday by authorities under suspicion of failing to pay millions of shekels in taxes.
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