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    • Cape Times

    Ombud investigates complaints against IMG

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Independent Media under fire from SA Jewry. Multiple complaints laid about the lack of impartiality of editorial coverage in recent weeks, falsely reporting that SA had issued an arrest warrant for 4 IDF commanders involved in the Mavi Marmara incident in 2010 and the Cape Times’ policy with regard to its letters to the editor. The Cape Times and the Star mentioned by Press Council as targets of investigation. And Jewish Report is aware of further complaints that either will be lodged, or of parties who are considering lodging complaints.
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    • Letter3

    Mavi Marmara: Things look fishy

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    The anti-Israel lobby groups in South Africa, assisted by certain media and in particular, the Independent Newspaper Group, disseminated news that warrants for the arrest of four Israeli generals have been issued and that, should they set foot in South Africa, they would be arrested .
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    Watch Olga’s US TV interview from Monday

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    US Jewry clamouring to host Olga Meshoe… Again! So impressed was US Jewry when Deisi International COO Olga Meshoe, a fervent Christian Zionist, went on a fundraising tour there earlier this year, that now she has been invited to return next May. And some of the biggest US Jewish organisations are now clamouring for her time to talk on American campuses. This past Monday evening, US national Jewish Broadcasting Services broadcast an interview of Olga by Shahar Azani taped during her May trip. Check it out…
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    De Klerk-type leadership needed to prevent Israel apartheid

    Dec 02, 2015 1 Comment
    Many Jews will reject the warning a week ago by the last white South African president, FW de Klerk, that Israel is heading towards apartheid, that unless it urgently begins implementing the two-state solution, it will plunge into the “abyss” South Africa experienced.
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    • Kinstler

    Erik Kinstler looks back on a life well lived

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    In the company of his whole family and of Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk, Erik Kinstler walked to the podium unaided to deliver a speech in Hebrew while celebrating his 100th birthday at the HOD Centre in Johannesburg.
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    • Pope

    Expat Steve Felder meets Pope Francis in Nairobi

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    Former South African Steve Felder, who has lived in Kenya since 2012, has been all over the world meeting celebrities. But the invitation he received from President Uhuru Kenyatta of Kenya to attend a state reception in honour of Pope Francis at State House grounds, Nairobi, on November 25, he regarded as a singular honour.
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    • Jeff

    SA Jewry’s interface with government

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    The recent SAJBD national conference, combined with the visit of Ronald Lauder, one of the world’s most important Jewish leaders, provided an ideal opportunity for a series of political meetings between the Board leadership and senior government and ruling party representatives.
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    • Moira

    Russia - from harsh persecution to freedom of religion

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    The problem in Russia today was a lack of manpower to assist Jews who want to reclaim their heritage, said Rabbi Berel Lazar, chief rabbi of Russia, who shared his experiences of leading the Jewish community in Russia through the transition from Communism, at a Siyum HaRambam - marking the completion and beginning of the global cycle of daily study - and Yud Tes Kislev celebration in Cape Town, during a short visit to South Africa.
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    • Vanessa

    Agents of change

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    I was privileged to sit on a panel with some fascinating women at the WIZO South Africa 35th Triennial Conference in Cape Town last Sunday. We were asked to consider and relate how, we as women, have been able to affect change and empower others through our work.
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    • PTA

    Pretoria Shul: small in numbers, big in Yiddishkeit

    Dec 02, 2015 4 Comments
    The Pretoria Shul is not just a shul in a community, but the core from which everything branches out, Rabbi Gidon Fox, spiritual leader of the Pretoria Hebrew Congregation, told the SA Jewish Report.
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    • Mary

    Through talking Jews, government can find common ground

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    The South African Jewish Board of Deputies used the visit of Ambassador Ronald Lauder, president of the World Jewish Congress, to arrange five meetings with senior government and ANC leaders. Zev Krengel, immediate past president of the SAJBD, spoke to the Jewish Report about what went on behind closed doors.
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    • Menorah

    Chanukah set to light up the scene

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    It seems as if everyone is climbing on to the ‘Chanukah bandwagon’ with more and more events cramming the festive calendar.
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    • Latkes

    Latkes to die for, this Chanukah

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Alan Bender, master chef at Feigel’s for the past five years, a fellow of the SA Chef Association, has brought a novel, modern way of cooking into the deli.
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    Seeking serenity

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    This week's parsha begins Vayeishev Yaakov - And Yaakov settled. To settle connotes peace, rest and tranquility. We all seek peace and a respite from everything life throws our way, be it tumultuous family issues, financial upheavals, health concerns, a bad day at work, the current drought, worry about the situation in Israel, Telkom, the list goes on.
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    • Day-8

    The triumph of Chanukah

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Because Chanukah usually occurs in December, it is sometimes thought of as the "Jewish Christmas". It isn't, of course. And yet it is fair to say that the reason for Chanukah's popularity - especially in America, where it is the most widely observed Jewish holiday after Passover and Yom Kippur - is precisely its proximity to Christmas.
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    • Sales

    Strained Israeli-EU relations make Netanyahu look to Asia

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his Indian counterpart, Narendra Modi, sat kiddy-corner in armchairs at this week's international climate summit near Paris, talking and laughing.
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    • Letter2

    Exclusivity: Jews are their own worst enemies

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    There are many religions in the world, but to the best of my knowledge, the Jewish religion is one of the very few, if not the only one, that doesn't proselytise. Not only that, but we don't try to convert as many people as possible to Judaism; we actually discourage them from doing so.
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    • Letter1

    Mideast peace: Never leave out Palestinian reluctance

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    I have been reading with interest the criticisms about the JVJP. I find that a very important point is always omitted. Most people say that Israel should be pressurised to make peace, but no-one ever mentions that the Palestinians should be pressurised to commit to making peace.
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    • 2b-Letter6

    JVJP’s innuendo that all Israelis are racist, completely false

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    That the CSO are alleged to have roughed up some members of Jewish Volices for a Just Peace (JVJP) is indeed disturbing, more so, given that the CSO was the recipient of an award at the SAJBD conference where these allegations were made. If these allegations are in fact substantiated, those members of the CSO and whoever ordered them to act in this manner, need to be severely censured.
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