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    Lesotho, Togo want closer relations with Israel

    Aug 10, 2016 4 Comments
    Israel and Lesotho last week pledged to improve their already close ties. This morning President Reuven Rivlin held a working meeting with President Faure Gnassingbé, of Togo. “Our ability in agriculture, together with our technological capabilities has led us to many achievements. I know the great efforts you are making in these fields and we are proud of the many Israelis who are investing in your country,” said Rivlin. Illustrated is the logo of Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs who are making great strides in Africa. Read more...
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    Deputy ambassador - in Black and white

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Israel’s new Deputy Ambassador to South Africa, Ayellet Black, may be a tough career woman in a predominantly male world, but make no mistake, there is nothing grey about this diminutive, young and dynamic woman.
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    Faith kept Fraenkel going after son’s murder

    Aug 10, 2016 Go comment!
    “G-d will do what G-d feels fit to do.” These were the poignant words that Rachelle Fraenkel, mother of slain schoolboy Naftali who was murdered by Hamas militants along with Gilad Shaer and Eyal Yifrah in 2014, said kept her going throughout the 18-day ordeal while she was waiting for him to be found.
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    Rav Berland finally faces ‘sexual offences’ charges

    Aug 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court was last week Friday presented with an indictment against “fugitive” Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is accused of several counts of sexual misconduct and assault. Their seems to be truth to the rumour that he has made a taped confession, however the charges that were read in court were persuasive - especially in the light of his having been brought face-to-race with his accusers by the police the previous week. Read about it see the pictures...
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    The African Christian leaders who met Sharansky

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    Apostle Linda Gobodo, pictured, founded the His Church Kingdom Ministries in 1997 in Sandton and led the church for 10 years. During this time she founded the Vuka Africa Foundation to herald the message of “Hope". She and Pastor Segun Olanipekun went to Israel last week to present a gift to that country and world Jewry. But who are these two African Christian Zionists who are so fond of Jews and Israel? Read all about them...
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    SA leaders took gift of peace to Jerusalem

    Aug 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI) chairman Natan Sharansky last week played host to a delegation of two senior African Christian leaders accompanied by SA Friends of Israel’s (SAFI) Reeva Forman in Jerusalem. The trio had travelled to Israel to present Sharansky with a gift of support for the Holy Land on behalf of millions of Christian supporters of Israel across Africa.
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    Thulsie twins forcing NPA to play their cards

    Aug 01, 2016 2 Comments
    The alleged “ISIS-bound Terror Twins” may find themselves getting a walk unless South African intelligence services are prepared to risk compromising their ongoing relationships and investigations with their foreign intelligence counterparts. South Africa had been tipped off about the twins by “foreign intelligence agencies” and a fifth suspect who was arrested with the Thulsie twins and the Patel siblings. The defence team has found a soft spot and is digging its heels in. Read why...
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    Shoulder to shoulder in fighting terrorism

    Aug 01, 2016 Go comment!
    President Reuven Rivlin addresses Egyptian National Day reception hosted by Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel: "It has been 37 years since Israel signed its peace treaty with Egypt,” said Rivlin. Ever since, “Egypt has been a strategic partner - in security, commerce, and regional co-operation.” Israel, said Rivlin, “stands shoulder to shoulder with Egypt in its fight against terror." Read about the president's Wednesday and Thursday engagements as well...
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    Looking for a measure of Palestinian unity - in SA

    Jul 27, 2016 4 Comments
    The Israeli Embassy in South Africa would not comment on a week-long dialogue which is being held in the Western Cape by Palestinians from different political parties and persuasions to discuss their differences and how to achieve a common political vision following failed negotiations with Israel.
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    Christian Zionist's strong message of unity

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    SAFI is hosting passionate Christian and unashamed Zionist to a one-night-only talk for both Jews and Christians who love Israel. Our unity, he says, is key... Read it
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    Berland: Latest news plus video of extradition

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Berland finally heads home to face the music. SEE VIDEO and picture on the ElAl plane. The newly-extradited rabbi lost consciousness during a hearing held at at Ayalon prison and he was evacuated to the Assaf Harofeh Hospital in Tel Aviv. Follow links for JR-Online's EXCLUSIVE ball-by-ball coverage on the event from the moment the rabbi was wheels-down at Ben Gurion airport in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
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    Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman off

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk on Tuesday evening hosted a farewell function for outgoing Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman and his wife Sigalit. Some 60 guests from all spectres of the community including businessmen, journalists, the cultural arena and friends attended. Freeman took up his South African post in July 2013.
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    More details emerge on R. Berland extradition

    Jul 19, 2016 2 Comments
    UPDATED: TUESDAY 3pm: Rabbi Eliezer Berland was extradited to Israel overnight accompanied by Interpol agents. On landing at he was handed over to the Israeli police who took him into custody and he is being “questioned on suspicion of serious sex offenses.” Some fifty of his followers took the same flight. The extradition was conducted with full co-operation between the SA authorities and their Israeli counterparts - but in complete secrecy.
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    Israel & Africa 'neighbours and partners' - Lenk

    Jul 18, 2016 1 Comment
    “During the visit we signed a series of agreements with Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia,” said Netanyahu of his"'African Adventure" and no less important, he said, was the success of the business delegation which had opened doors and advanced their economic interests, as well as those of the State of Israel. Read what Ambassador Lenk says of the new Israel/Africa partnerships that are being forged and watch Netanyahu's address to the Ethiopian Parliament.
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    Many Christians will do anything for Israel

    Jul 18, 2016 3 Comments
    SAFI and the Zionist Federation will host highly sought-after speaker, Jan Willem van der Hoeven next week, See the video to get an insight into why he has had the ears of Israeli prime ministers for 40 years and why, he says, so many Christians will do anything for Israel. Inspirational speaker Van der Hoeven is the director of the International Christian Zionist Centre (ICZC) in Jerusalem.
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    Rivlin sends note to Hollande after attack

    Jul 15, 2016 1 Comment
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin this morning (Friday) sent a letter of condolence to President Francois Hollande of France following the mass casualty terrorist attack in Nice on Thursday night. "It is with pain and sorrow that I must once again write and express my deepest condolences, and those of all the Israeli people, following the horrific terror attack in Nice,” wrote Rivlin
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    Her inspiration keeps Naftali’s memory alive

    Jul 14, 2016 2 Comments
    Naftali Fraenkel was one of three Israeli youths brutally murdered in 2014. His mother, Rachelle, refused to succumb to the tragedy and has begun her fight to keep the “light of truth and love burning”. The sought-after international speaker will be in SA next month and will be talking to audiences in both Johannesburg and Cape Town. Her trip is being hosted by Mizrachi-SA and the Fed. Hear why this amazing speaker has addressed the UN, given countless TV interviews and talks worldwide and become a public leader and a national heroine in Israel...
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    JNF-SA joins DWS to clean small rivers

    Jul 14, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish National Fund of South Africa (JNF-SA) met with the national Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) last week and agreed to team up with the department this month in its “Clear Rivers Campaign”.
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    Turkey, Egypt, eastern Africa: Netanyahu pulls off trifecta

    Jul 13, 2016 Go comment!
    The conventional wisdom has it that earning the sobriquet “the most right-wing government in Israeli history” does not lead to diplomatic successes. In recent weeks, on the Turkish, Egyptian and African fronts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is proving the conventional wisdom wrong.
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    Netanyahu upbeat after 4-nation African tour

    Jul 13, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's four-nation Africa visit last week was the first to sub-Saharan Africa by a sitting Israeli prime minister in nearly three decades. Netanyahu visited Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda while pursuing closer security, trade and other ties with African nations, which cut or limited their relationships with Israel in the 1970s under pressure from Arab countries.
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