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    Most communal leaders wary of Iran nuke deal

    Jul 29, 2015 Go comment!
    The recent deal between the P5 +1 (the five permanent members of the United Nations Security Council - the US, Britain, France, Russia and China plus Germany) and Iran with regard to Iran’s nuclear programme has been a controversial issue throughout the world. We asked prominent members of the South African Jewish community for their views.
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    Oldest scroll of Book of Lamentations from Qumran

    Jul 27, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu met on Sunday with Israel Antiquities Authority’s curator in charge of the Dead Sea Scrolls, Pnina Shor (pictured) who had brought the latest display, a 2 000-year-old Dead Sea Scroll on the Book of Lamentations that was found in the Qumran Caves, to his office for him to see.
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    Growing criticism of Israel in Diaspora

    Jul 24, 2015 4 Comments
    JERUSALEM (JTA) — Diaspora Jewry is increasingly critical of Israel and young Diaspora Jews are growing more alienated from the Jewish state, a new study found.
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    Iran: Israel to lobby Congress, consider strike

    Jul 15, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has decried an agreement over Iran’s nuclear programme hundreds of times - most notably in a March speech to a joint session of Congress.
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    European Maccabi Games returns to Berlin

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    An official Jewish sporting event will be staged in Germany for the first time since the Second World War with the European Maccabi Games being staged in Berlin later this month. The opening ceremony will even be held in the same Olympic park as the 1936 Olympic Games, organised by Adolf Hitler and his Nazi party.
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    Ambassador presents credential to Letsie, 111

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, CEO and spiritual leader of the African Jewish Congress, recently accompanied Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk to Lesotho, when the ambassador presented his credentials to King Letsie III.
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    Street artist Meiri gives joy to Pretoria walls

    Jul 08, 2015 1 Comment
    Driving along Church Street in the Pretoria CBD, one may for a moment think that you are in Tel Aviv. Two buildings were this past week transformed by Israel’s finest street artist, Rami Meiri, and his bold signature in Hebrew stands out.
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    • Sue

    Mad, beautiful, vibrant Israel - our eternal home

    Jul 01, 2015 1 Comment
    You have to have chutzpah to live in Israel. In fact, you even need it while visiting the Jewish state and travelling El Al. And you have to have a big mouth to get anywhere.
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    Gaza War: Israel was prepared for UN report

    Jun 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Anticipating what they believed would be an unfair UN report on last summer’s Gaza War, the Israeli government and friendly groups in the United States were ready with at least three reports they say better reflects the reality of the five-week engagement between Israel and Hamas.
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    Aliyah is hard, but so fulfilling, says Trevor Shaff

    Jun 18, 2015 Go comment!
    Trevor Shaff, former head of the Community Security Organisation (CSO) in the Western Cape, gave up a beautiful home, a prestigious job and the easy living of the Atlantic Seaboard to pursue a Zionist dream and make aliyah.
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    El Al's new flying times for Jo'burg-Tel Aviv

    Jun 17, 2015 2 Comments
    Johannesburg-Tel Aviv is one of El Al’s most important routes, according to Oranit Beit Halachmy, the airline’s regional manager for Central Europe, South Africa and South America.
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    In death, 3 Israeli boys unify Jews worldwide

    Jun 10, 2015 Go comment!
    This time last year, world Jewry was anxiously waiting to learn of the fate of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sher and Naftali Frenkel, three teenage yeshiva bochrim who were kidnapped by Palestinian terrorists near Gush Etzion on June 3. Tragically, it transpired that the boys were already dead, murdered that same day by their abductors.
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    Three murdered Israeli boys remembered on Unity Day

    Jun 03, 2015 Go comment!
    Thousands of people commemorated the first anniversary this Wednesday, of the kidnapping and murder of Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Sher and Naftali Frenkel by Palestinian terrorists near Gush Etzion. Special Unity Day events were held in 19 countries and over 30 cities, including Johannesburg and Durban.
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    Israel could be banned from world soccer

    May 20, 2015 4 Comments
    There has always been a belief in world soccer that what Fifa President Sepp Blatter wants, Sepp Blatter gets.
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    Kipa-Bots get 2nd place in Joburg world champs

    May 13, 2015 Go comment!
    The mind boggles at 12 eighth grade learners from a school in Modiin, Israel who first became Israeli champs and then took 2nd place in the world champs held in Jo'burg last weekend. The international Lego robotics competition required creating robots out of Lego, programmed and fine-tuned to mathematical equations. These imaginative building blocks, marketed originally as toys for the very young, have come a long way. Read about the precision of the robots built by the Israeli teens, see pictures and find out what else they had to do....
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    Dirco’s Setlhapelo praises Israel, SA Jewry

    Apr 30, 2015 2 Comments
    Levant Desk ambassador, pictured left, told over 300 guests at the Yom Ha'atzmaut garden party at the Israeli Embassy yesterday about the long and strong ties between the two countries - and the huge and disproportionate contribution SA Jewry had made in building SA and in the struggle. Guests included members of the SA government, the diplomatic corps, Jewish communal organisations and VIPs among SA Jewry.
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    • Dekel

    When an Arab Spring turns into an Arab Winter

    Apr 29, 2015 Go comment!
    “One day your enemy could be your partner and another day your partner could be your enemy,” said Brigadier-General (res) Udi Dekel (pictured) during his public address on Tuesday on “Israel in a changing Middle East environment”. It took place under the auspices of the Israel Centre in Johannesburg.
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    Israel deals with Eilat tourism crash

    Apr 22, 2015 1 Comment
    Israel will subsidise European tourists to the Red Sea resort. Says Tourism Minister Dr Uzi Landau: "We welcome this directive which is a breakthrough that will lead to significantly increased tourism traffic to Eilat. The tourism ministry has said it will offer a €45 (R587 at today’s exchange rate) incentive per passenger to airlines flying directly to Ovdah airport in the winter season of 2015/2016 – to promote Eilat which has seen a seventy-odd per cent drop in tourists.
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    Rabbi Lichtenstein: an academic & a mensch

    Apr 22, 2015 Go comment!
    Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leader of the National Religious Movement in Israel and a prominent modern-Orthodox scholar, died on Monday morning at the age of 81.
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    Israeli wheelchair players at SA Open

    Apr 22, 2015 Go comment!
    Wheelchair tennis has become a very popular sport around the world, especially since both the Australian Open and the US Open have included it as part of the competition.
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