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    Israel 'fabricated' beheadings, Holocaust

    Mar 25, 2015 6 Comments
    See what he told BBC. See the Wits poster billing his speech. Dr Husam Zomlot, the keynote speaker at many of the City of Johannesburg’s “Palestinian Solidarity Week” events, is PA President Mahmoud Abbas’ close aide. Zomlot is infamous for telling a BBC interviewer that “Israel 'fabricated' the beheading of James Foley and the Holocaust. Dr Zomlot’s official title is: “Director of the Commission for International Relations in Palestine”.
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    From Swallows Larry could fly off to Lithuania

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    It is an amazing feature of Jewish footballers. Those of South African heritage who live abroad want to play for Bafana Bafana. However, those who live in South Africa are usually looking to play elsewhere...
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    Project-W distances itself from Wits SRC

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    The five-person Project-W faction on the Wits SRC making up 40 per cent of the SRC, were never consulted and have, in fact, issued a statement this week to say that their members distance themselves from the City Of Johannesburg's "Palestinian Solidarity Week". Their leader, commonly known as "Mighti Jamie" made some serious allegations regarding the governance of the SRC in this open letter and, in fact, also delivered a letter of concern to VC Habib who immediately instituted an inquiry regarding Jamie's very serious claims. Jewish Report understands there are claims of SRC funds being used to support BDS and IAW - as was the case at Rhodes some years back.
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    Prof Habib's response to Feldman letter

    Mar 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Professor Adam Habib responds with his own Open Letter to an open letter by Howard Feldman who wondered if Wits University had lost its way.
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    Feldman's open letter to Prof Adam Habib

    Mar 25, 2015 3 Comments
    Jewish Report Chairman Howard Feldman published an open letter to Wits Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib last week, hammering Wits for aligning itself with the City of Johannesburg and BDS "Palestinian Solidarity Week" and for allowing an avid Holocaust denier and close aide of Mahmoud Abbas to be the main speaker on campus.
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    Bobbas and zaidas, get ready to fly!

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    The annual Bobba-Zaida of the Year competition is back and in full force. This year the Union of Jewish Women Johannesburg is focused on sending a deserving bobba or zaida overseas to see a child who they have not seen in many years.
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    Matza Man makes the day for TA tots

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    The Matza Man - “a superhero” as termed by Tracy Mindel from the Johannesburg Jewish Helping Hand and Burial Society (Chevrah Kadisha) - visited Torah Academy Nursery School on Thursday, March 19, to illustrate to the little ones the mitzvah of giving to Jews in need, especially over the Pesach period.
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    Woolworths looters leave BDS leaflets behind

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    "The safety of our employees and customers is our highest priority and we are reviewing our options,” a spokesman for Woolworths told SA Jewish Report following looting by a group of some 21 pupils, said to be from Mamelodi, of a branch of the chain store at Sammy Marks Square in Pretoria.
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    SAUJS on Wits support for 'Solidarity Week'

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    SA Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS) National Chairman Natan Pollack issued a statement about the Johannesburg City's aligning with BDS and Wits' SRC to host a "Palestinian Solidarity Week". In a widely-circulated letter, Natan said that an "e-mail released by the University of the Witwatersrand on Wednesday announced the commencement of a Palestinian Solidarity Week hosted by the university’s Student Representative Council (SRC) . "SAUJS," he said, was" fully aware of the event as well as the many concerns of our members regarding it." Read what else he had to say...
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    Reflections on liberation

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Pesach, the Jewish festival that celebrates our delivery from slavery in Egypt, is the theme of this week’s issue. Yet freedom is often only the start of the journey - as the Jews left Egypt, their real journey, wandering in the desert and preparing for the Promised Land, began.
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    Board chairman's open letter to Mayor Tau

    Mar 25, 2015 3 Comments
    Gauteng Board Chairman Shaun Zagnoev, pictured, wrote an open letter to Johannesburg Executive Mayor Parks Tau about BDS’ “blatant Jew hatred”. Zagnoev reminds the mayor of the Dubula e’Juda (shoot the Jew) issue at Wits & that, during IAW, Jewish students at Wits were “called f***ing Jews & f***ing Kikes. Says Zagnoev: “I write to you in the format of an open letter due to the fact that your Chief of Staff told us that he was refusing to share with you the previous letter we sent!” Read what else the chairman told the mayor...
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    Bergen Belsen liberator relives horror

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Major Leonard Berney, one of the British liberators of the infamous Bergen Belsen “displaced persons camp” in northern Germany on April 15, 1945, last week in Cape Town relived the horrors of what he had seen when entering this death camp, with some 60 000 half-starved prisoners inside and some 13 000 rotting corpses all over the camp.
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    Rothschild looks back on an illustrious JSE career

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Geoff Rothschild, a former chairman of the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), is ending an unbroken 40-year association with the JSE on March 31.
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    Celebrating Pesach in neighbouring Zimbabwe

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    This Pesach it is the 11th year that the African Jewish Congress Zimbabwe Fund under the direction of its president, Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft, has provided the dwindling Jewish community of Zimbabwe with the essentials for Passover.
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    Acts start with Jews, rarely end with them

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    International attention regarding the post-Arab Spring turmoil has focused mainly on the deaths that have ensued - over 220 000 in Syria alone. Far less attention has been paid to a second humanitarian disaster, namely the vast numbers of people who have been displaced.
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    Leave Rhodes & put Mandela next to him

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    We Jews who have endured so much racial discrimination in the past, should be wary of the strident calls to remove the statue of Cecil Rhodes from the UCT campus.
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    Crawford-Brown has no M/E credibility

    Mar 25, 2015 2 Comments
    Terry Crawford-Brown of the Palestinian Support Committee, in a Cape newspaper last week gave his take on the geopolitical situation in the Middle East - and naturally Israel is the centre of all that is wrong, not only in that region but in the entire world.
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    Soviets tried to stamp out Jewish identity

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    When I witness the malevolent campaign by the ruling party and its affiliates , SACP, YCL, ANCYL, Cosatu, Cosas, SASC et al, as well as the evil BDS and the most malevolent of them all, it seems to be SA Jewish Voices for a Just Peace.
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    How ordinary Israelis view the election

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    As the dust settles on last week’s elections and Israelis have had a week to debate about and reflect on the Likud victory and the way forward as Benjamin Netanyahu forms his coalition, a number of interesting comments and thoughts have arisen as people try to figure out where Israel is now headed.
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    Mobile payments grow up

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    The announcement of Samsung Pay, in direct competition with Apple Pay, is a signal that payments with mobile devices are growing up, writes ARTHUR GOLDSTUCK.
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