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    Coming up tomorrow, be sure to come back

    Jul 15, 2015 2 Comments
    Fast-moving mobilisation of anti-BDS forces in ANC and momentum grew on Wednesday. See what's up for Thursday.
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    Are we all on same page on Mid-East question?

    Jul 15, 2015 1 Comment
    There is a generally held perception among South African Jewry that the current South African government is strongly critical of Israel and that many of its leadership see Israel as a tyrannical, or Nazi-like regime.
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    SASCO suspends those who went to Israel

    Jul 15, 2015 3 Comments
    On Tuesday 14 July the South African Students Congress (Sasco) published a media release saying that it had “noted with great concern the attempts by the Zionist lobby to wage a counter offensive to our ongoing solidarity campaigns with the oppressed people of Palestine.”
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    Board, Fed joint statement to Bapela

    Jul 15, 2015 1 Comment
    The Board Fed take an uncharacteristic and harsh tone with Deputy Minister Obed Bapela after 15 influential young ANC supporters went to Israel and Palestine as guests of the SA Israel Forum last week. The joint statement takes “the strongest exception” to Bapela’s “uncalled for attack against students who, under the auspices of SAIF, took part in a recent visit to Israel.
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    CSO and CAP go their separate ways

    Jul 15, 2015 2 Comments
    CSO and CAP have finally now separated their activities and call centres resulting in confusion over changes of telephone numbers. CSO retains its number and CAP has changed theirs
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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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    ANC spewing after young leaders visit Israel

    Jul 15, 2015 2 Comments
    A monument brouhaha has erupted in the wake of last week’s study tour by a group of highly influential young South Africans.The private information-gathering tour of future SA leaders to the Middle East, conducted by independently-funded SA Jewish group SAIF, saw the delegates travelling to Israel and Palestine last week. Pictured is ex-Wits-11 radical turned anti-BDS, Klaas Mokgomole. Read Wits Coasas branch chair, Nthabiseng Molefe (now suspended) who confirmed to JR Online in an exclusive interview that BDS offered her R40 000 not to go
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    Feisty Wendy Appelbaum fights the just fight

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    Wendy Appelbaum was the driving force behind the application that resulted in the landmark Western Cape High Court ruling last week declaring emoluments attachments orders (also known as garnishee orders) obtained against low-income farm workers and others, unlawful.
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    Bapela’s rant is in conflict with democracy

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    As I write, the Durban and Umhlanga area is abuzz with holidaymakers. For the local Jewish community, it is always uplifting to be joined at these times by the many Jewish visitors from Gauteng and elsewhere and who add an extra vibe to its communal activities.
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    European Maccabi Games returns to Berlin

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    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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    Aaron participates in ‘Junior Tour de France’

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    Sometimes first gaining experience is more important than winning and that appears to be something cyclist Aaron Fleishman is likely to have learned after a stint in Europe.
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    What's on in SA Jewish Community

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    As always, there is lots going on for the Jewish communities around the country. Contact local leadership for additional activities
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    SA leaders tell Israel to be wary of BDS

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    In what has become an annual pilgrimage for South African Jewish communal leaders, representatives from the SA Jewish Board of Deputies (SAJBD), the SA Zionist Federation (SAZF) and the Israel United Appeal - United Communal Fund, went to Israel to meet with Israeli government representatives from the foreign ministry and the ministry of strategic affairs last week.
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    Tinkerbell waved magic wand for Joseph

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    It was not Pam Green of Glenhazel’s day, or actually her week. Someone drove into her car; then there were problems with her insurance and she had to drive to Sandton (although she works nearby) to have the damage assessed.
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    Israel’s nukes the guarantor of ‘never again’

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    Amidst all the diplomatic noise currently going on about Iran’s nuclear programme, and attempts by world powers to stop it achieving nuclear weapons, it seems strange to remember that South Africa was once a nuclear-armed nation - a pariah state armed to the teeth, with military sanctions imposed on it from the international community.
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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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    ‘Jack in a Shack’ reminisces on forgotten people

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    Helen Suzman had a motto: “Go see for yourself”, as she was known for visiting areas where people suffered, particularly under apartheid.
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    Legacies we inherit and leave our children

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    “Are children our legacy?” is a rather philosophical/rhetorical question posed by well-known radio personality and blogger, David Batzofin.
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    At war with war

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    We Jews are at war. This is not a war against anti-Semitism, nor is it the battle to defend Israel’s borders. It is not a war against terror or against media bias. This is not a new war; in fact, it is the longest-running war that the Jewish people have fought.
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    DA policy ME remains a two-state solution

    Jul 15, 2015 Go comment!
    I can assure Dr Bryna Lewis (of PE) concerning a Sowetan report about DA Leader Mmusi Maimane's (critical) remarks about Israel at my book launch (last week Wednesday) that it was an appalling misreport.
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