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    HJS Paper: Egypt, Hamas and ISIS's Sinai Province

    Oct 19, 2016 1 Comment
    A new policy paper (SEE PDF) from the authoritative US-based think-tank, The Henry Jackson Society’s “Centre for the new Middle East” published this week says that anti-ISIS coalitions have to rethink their strategies. Evidence suggests that ISIS’s Sinai Province is collaborating with Hamas, whose members are known to cross into the Sinai for training purposes. Senior ISIS Sinai leaders travel to Gaza, and ISIS fighters are believed to have been taken to Gaza for medical assistance.
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    Bibi stresses absurd Unesco vote to Guterres

    Oct 19, 2016 2 Comments
    Congratulating Antonio Guterres on his post as new UN secretary-general last week, Netanyahu said he hopes the former Portuguese prime minister will seek to balance the world body’s relationship with Israel
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    SA’s choice: Self-interest or national interest

    Oct 19, 2016 1 Comment
    In an insightful new op-ed, Daniel Silke says the deep nexus between poor political performance and poor economic performance is now symbiotic...
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    South Africa’s solution is 'Blowin’ in the Wind'

    Oct 19, 2016 Go comment!
    A stirring consequence of Bob Dylan winning the Nobel Prize for Literature is the reminder that turbulent times may produce great poets who express rage and dreams so lyrically that they lift the soul, as Dylan did. It was also true during South Africa’s struggle against apartheid, when liberation songs with potent words and melodies gave people strength to carry on.
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    Swartz slams UN, asks DIRCO to intervene

    Oct 19, 2016 1 Comment
    “History has no blank pages – do not try erase Jewish history from the Temple Mount”, says SAZF head Ben Swartz, who has called on SA to “urgently apply a responsible international diplomatic effort” and to “affirm the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount”.
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    ‘Brought shame on their profession & family’

    Oct 19, 2016 Go comment!
    BOBROFFS IN MORE BOTHER - The Law Society of the Northern Provinces has issued a notice of motion to sequestrate the estates of father and son personal injury lawyers Robert and Darren Bobroff, jointly and severally. Ronald has entered an appearance to defend while Darren, who was served at what is believed to be his multi-million-dollar plush new St Ives, Australian, home, has not. The numbers are staggering…
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    Unesco vote goes south for Jews, Christians

    Oct 19, 2016 2 Comments
    Unesco’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that denies the deep historic Jewish and Christian connection to holy sites in Jerusalem.
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    Mexico fires envoy, but changes its vote

    Oct 19, 2016 4 Comments
    His country fired him from his post, but heard what their Jewish Unesco Ambassador Andrés Roemer said. He was released from his duties after protesting his country’s support for a resolution which denied Jewish ties to Temple Mount on Monday, but Mexico changed its vote with an apology to its Jewish community on Tuesday and for the first time since 2010, opposed a proposal by the Palestinian-Arab bloc in Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
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