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  • Tarnished with the brush of the ‘Big Lie’

    Nov 18, 2015 Go comment!
    November 10 marked the 40th anniversary of the lowest point reached by the United Nations when, instead of combating racism, it became overtly racist, adopting and promoting the world’s oldest hatred, anti-Semitism. On that day, the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution equating Zionism with racism.
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    Water technology: Israel can help SA

    Nov 17, 2015 1 Comment
    A lot of co-operation over water is currently taking place between SA and Israel says Israel's Ambassador Arthur Lenk, pictured. Last month many SA officials and private-sector industry leaders visited Tel Aviv to take part in the annual WATEC conference and exhibition; farms throughout the country, from small emerging enterprises to large-scale producers are using the Netafim drip irrigation system, so much so that the company has opened a factory near Cape Town and even exports the products; and discussions on desalinisation of seawater have been ongoing with both the private and the public sector. A fascinating read...
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    Israel wants Musli for murders and other crimes

    Nov 17, 2015 2 Comments
    After police were tipped off about plans by foreigners to help him escape. accused Israeli mob boss‚ Shai Musli‚ appeared under heavy police guard at his bail and extradition hearing in the Randburg magistrate's court on Monday. The cases were remanded to the end of the and the alleged mobster continues to be detained at an undisclosed facility. Security pundits suspect that he is being regularly shifted around by his captors, jittery about the tip-offs of a planned escape.
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    Paris’ 350 000 Jews put their lives on hold

    Nov 16, 2015 Go comment!
    Nobody knows how many, if any, Jewish residents of, and/or visitors to Paris, were among the over 500 killed or seriously wounded in the tragic events of the past weekend. But one thing is for certain: After the events and post-Shabbat, French Jewry and the State of Israel rose to the occasion. And Jews around the world were probably the single-most group of people who could share with Parisians the immensity of their empathy.
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    Tight security as 200 pray at Paris shul

    Nov 16, 2015 Go comment!
    "Ordinary French people, other Europeans and people worldwide are beginning to understand how Jews live and the reality in Israel," said Samual Sandler.
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    Hebron dad turns his killer son in

    Nov 16, 2015 Go comment!
    Lucky to not have been with her family, this grief-stricken girl lost her father and brother in a terror shooting last Friday afternoon on their family car near the settlement of Otniel, about 16 kilometres from Hebron. Seven family members were in the car travelling to the girl's Shabbat pre-wedding celebrations. She was to have been married this Tuesday. Israel is to lodge a formal complaint to the ICRC after a Red Crescent ambulance refused to stop and help.
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    'Je Suis Paris' say Israelis en masse

    Nov 16, 2015 4 Comments
    Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv, showing solidarity with France following a series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday night. French Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave presided over the rally, which took place Saturday evening in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square. Maisonnave said France had been targeted in particular for its part in the fight against terrorism and ISIS, and thanked Israel for its support. “It is a vivid testimony to that fact that France is not alone in this struggle,” he said.
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    EU's labelling law 'disguised anti-Semitism'

    Nov 13, 2015 2 Comments
    The Europe Israel Public Affairs Committee (EIPA) which lobbies on behalf of the Holy Land in Brussels, says: “The question that has to be asked is: Was a move on labelling even necessary? What ends does it serve from an EU perspective other than souring the political milk with one side in the peace process?” Meanwhile, on the home front, anti-Israel groups have managed to get the SA Consumer Commission to open an investigation of the “Israel” labelling issue across the entire retail industry.
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    ‘Nato-like’ Israel and moderate Arab states

    Nov 13, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli opposition Labour Party leader, Isaac Herzog (pictured) tells his party convention In Tel Aviv this week that in his mind the array of threats in the Middle East these days presents Israel with a historic opportunity to form a “Nato-like” alliance of Israel and moderate Arab states. Israel “can change the course of history in the region,” Herzog told a group of reporters on Wednesday in a meeting in Manhattan organized by the Israel Policy Forum.
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    • JTA

    Obama and Netanyahu (finally) get down to business

    Nov 11, 2015 Go comment!
    It took agreeing to set aside differences on Iran and the Israeli-Palestinian peace process for President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to get down to business on other issues afflicting the region, including the threat of Islamist extremism and the rise of Israeli-Palestinian violence.
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    Israeli link could scupper Tokyo’s FIFA bid

    Nov 11, 2015 1 Comment
    Sexwale’s bid to head FIFA could be scuppered by a questionable business relationship with an Israeli worth R17-bil. In June FIFA appointed Sexwale to lead a monitoring committee to oversee issues affecting the development of football in Palestine. The appointment followed a compromise made at the 65th FIFA Congress in May. It was agreed to establish the committee and that the Palestine FA would withdraw its proposal for suspension of the Israel FA.
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    Times’ handling of Hamas ad under fire

    Nov 11, 2015 Go comment!
    The attached piece ran in the printed edition of SA Jewish Report as a sidebar to GRUZD's main article: "ANC still supports two states… for now"
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    ANC still supports two states… for now

    Nov 11, 2015 Go comment!
    The visit of Hamas to South Africa in October to meet the ANC top brass, continues to have repercussions. The latest episode played out on the pages of last week’s Sunday Times. South Africa’s most widely-read weekly flip-flopped, deciding to run a paid advert exposing Hamas’ jihadist outlook and methods, that it had pulled at the last minute the previous week. SEE LINK TO RELATED STORY.
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    Israeli's bail, extradition hearings paired

    Nov 11, 2015 2 Comments
    When suspected Israeli crime boss Shai Musli walks into the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday for his bail hearing, he may be surprised to find that immediately thereafter he will face an extradition hearing - a charge the SAPS originally arrested him for at Montecasino. SA is becoming well-known as a source, a destination point, as well as a transit route for international criminal escapades. Rivalry and political interference have hamstrung police crime intelligence, allowing organised crime to flourish, say senior sources.
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    Israel taking control but Hamas says 'faster'

    Nov 10, 2015 Go comment!
    Statistics in terms of number of attacks are hard to come by, as Israel only reports attacks which result in injury or death of its citizens, but random attacks are increasing - while fewer injuries and deaths are being reported. SEE: full-size image below story of the spread of radical Islam.
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    Embassy opens condolence book for Navon

    Nov 09, 2015 1 Comment
    Israel is in mourning after the passing of its fifth president, Yitzhak Navon (pictured) last Shabbat and a book of condolences has been opened at the Embassy of Israel between today and Wednesday. See story for details. The Embassy has also formally invited Dirco and other diplomats to sign the book. Interestingly, Pretoria is the global city with the second-most country embassies (Washington DC being the city with the most.)
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    SAZF, WIZO to host Dr Einat Wilf

    Nov 06, 2015 Go comment!
    Acclaimed Israeli speaker and determined BDS-fighter Dr Einat Wilf is one of the few Israeli’s who “gets how important South Africa is” in the anti-Israeli lobby group’s worldwide attempts to create the Apartheid analogy A veteran SAZF staffer told SAJR this week. She will be in SA this month and will be a key speaker at the WIZO conference in Cape Town. Read about this incredible woman's fight to deligitimise BDS
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    Stopping hearing about the 'Stabbing Intifada"

    Nov 05, 2015 2 Comments
    This article was translated from French by Steven B Kennedy and appeared in Algemeiner on October 21. Dr Lévy is one of France’s most famous philosophers. He will be a keynote speaker at the SA Jewish Board of Deputies Conference ‘Gathering Voices’ on Sunday, November 22 at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.
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    S-Times to run SAFI's Hamas ad after all

    Nov 04, 2015 2 Comments
    Last week, the Sunday Times refused to publish a full-page advert that had been booked and paid for by South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) – a SA Zionist Federation initiative to engage the broader South African community. This week, South Africa’s top-selling weekly newspaper - with over 3,5 million readers – flip-flopped and agreed to publish the advert this coming Sunday, albeit without the picture of a Hamas member.
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    In tense eastern Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews hunker down

    Nov 04, 2015 Go comment!
    To get to the Jewish compound in the eastern Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, residents arrange in advance for an armoured van to pick them up at a spot adjacent to the walls of the Old City.
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