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    Trump counters criticism of ‘Neutral’ conflict stance

    Feb 28, 2016 1 Comment
    US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump explains his statements on being ‘neutral’ on the Middle East Boaz Bismuth of JNS.org, a partner-service of SA Jewish Report. In the Republicam debate last wek, Trump said of the conflict: “It’s probably the toughest negotiation of anywhere in the world, of any kind, OK? But, it doesn’t help if I start saying I’m very pro-Israel, very pro-Israel, more than anybody on this stage. It doesn’t do any good to start demeaning the neighbours [of Israel],” Trump said during the debate. Read this fascinating interview… PIC: Gage Skidmore.
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    Trump’s Israel ‘neutrality’, Sanders on Jewish pride

    Feb 26, 2016 1 Comment
    Trump hit on Israel ‘neutrality’, Sanders opens up on Jewish pride. In a stinging debate exchange early this morning SA time, Donald Trump’s professions of neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict became a front and centre campaign issue. And Bernie Sanders opened up on his Jewish Identity to the media yesterday too.
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    All the latest news and views right here

    Feb 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Read the latest news and views about – and of interest to - South African and world Jewry, The South African Jewish Report sends out a digital newspaper 52 week of the year – and when there is a weekly print edition (an average of 45 weeks a year) a digital PDF version is attached as well.
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    Anti-BDS tide hits Europe and North America

    Feb 24, 2016 3 Comments
    Half the States in US and the Federal Government, France, and the United Kingdom have, or are busy taking measures to ban the Boycott, Divestment and Sanction BDS organisation. Other anti-BDS laws are being proposed in almost every European country while Austria, Germany and Spain have taklen action against BDS activity in their countries. Most of the US; trading partners will likely follow suit, too. Has BDS overplayed its hand?
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    Secret confab: world Jewry discuss BDS

    Feb 24, 2016 Go comment!
    150 Jewish diaspora leaders and activists attended a conference on Sunday and Monday in Jerusalem to discuss tactical matters a month before the annual BDS flagship project, "Israel Apartheid Week" which rolls out on campuses around the world. The increasingly embattled BDS are not expected to be able to hold as many protests as they normally do as they are being barred from an increasing number of capusses globally.
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    Twenty Diller Teen Fellows graduates

    Feb 24, 2016 Go comment!
    Twenty Diller Teen Fellows from King David Linksfield and Victory Park took part in a graduation ceremony at Beyachad, on Monday.
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    Joburg takes a feather out Cape Town’s cap

    Feb 23, 2016 2 Comments
    Join in the weekly pro-Israel march in Johannesburg. Here’s your chance to show that you care once a month or so, by joining these Christian Zionists who never miss a Friday to show how much they care. But you can’t go too often, because if there are 15 or more it becomes a march and has to be applied for. So, why not give up the odd hour on a Friday from time-to-time and join in to show you care as much as they do!
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    Threats don’t dampen excitement for Peres’ visit

    Feb 23, 2016 4 Comments
    Despite health and safety scares, one of the world’s most famous men, Israeli elder statesman Shimon Peres (92), will be in South Africa this weekend and is slated to speak before a large crowd on Sunday. This will probably be the last time most locals have the opportunity to listen to the Nobel Peace Prize laureate who has held every significant leadership position in Israel, including two terms as prime minister and one as president.
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    Cancelled conference: BDS tries to implicate M&G

    Feb 17, 2016 8 Comments
    EMBASSY FURIOUS: Dep-Ambassador Freeman told JR Online today: "For BDS hatred is far more important than helping SA citizens. Yet again the lies of the radical BDS hate-movement have hurt the people of South Africa. This time, BDS falsely claimed that the Mail & Guardian group felt compelled to cancel a symposium on water management due to the involvement of the Israeli Ambassador, Freeman told the Jewish Report today. The M&G has confirmed, in writing, that this is not the case, and the BDS haters are yet again caught telling lies and falsehoods."
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    Shimon Peres to speak in Johannesburg

    Feb 17, 2016 4 Comments
    Israel’s most senior living statesman, Shimon Peres, immediate past-president, twice former prime minister and Nobel Peace Prize laureate will be in Johannesburg for one night only, to deliver what could well be a never-to-be-repeated appearance and deliver a speech for the IUA/UCF.
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    Left, right & the safe spaces between them

    Feb 17, 2016 Go comment!
    Despite the confusing title, “Left, right and the safe spaces between them” and the subtitle: “I have never been a great fan of labels. Well, shoes notwithstanding….” Rolene Marks’ latest blog is actually a very good perspective from an (SA-expat) Israeli about how the world views Israel and Jews politically. Don’t miss another great read from Rolene.
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    Rabbi Mirvis has a winner with his ‘Ma’ayan’ course

    Feb 17, 2016 Go comment!
    With all the arguments for women to participate more fully in halachic religious practices, Commonwealth Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis has launched a groundbreaking qualification for Jewish women, the “Ma’ayan” course, according to the Times of Israel.
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    Israel trip an eye-opener for SA clergymen

    Feb 10, 2016 14 Comments
    Pictured are part of a group of 20 senior clergymen at the Sea of Galilee who have just returned from what was, clearly, a life-altering experience for them. Not to mention an eye-opener. Read about their experience, where they went, what they did, and – most importantly – why each and every one of them would do it all again – despite the cost. The trip was facilitated by Bridges for Peace and assisted by SAFI and the Cape Fed. This is a great read…
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    South Africa: dark clouds over a Diaspora dream

    Feb 10, 2016 2 Comments
    If the Jews do one thing well, it’s to imprint their mark on new lands. And if that imprint describes one pattern, it would be some black punishment for their trouble. As dark night follows bright day, this has been the law of exile.
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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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    All’s well that ends well for the Schapiro family

    Feb 10, 2016 Go comment!
    The Department of Home Affairs has reversed an earlier decision to ban the six-year-old Noa Schapiro from re-entering South Africa for five years, splitting her Cape Town family between South Africa and Israel.
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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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    All the latest news and views for you

    Feb 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Read the latest news and views about – and of interest to - South African and world Jewry, The South African Jewish Report sends out a digital newspaper 52 week of the year – and when there is a weekly print edition (an average of 45 weeks a year) a digital PDF version is attached as well.
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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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