Story-ideas-1011172

    • herman

    Joburg mayor upsets Jews by giving in to EFF demands

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, this week angered the Jewish community when he suspended a top official after she declared Israel a friend.
    Full story
    • Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe’s MDC pledges to form strong ties with Israel

    Jun 14, 2018 1 Comment
    As Zimbabwe prepares to go to the polls on 30 July in its first elections since the fall of Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance Leader Nelson Chamisa announced last Thursday that his party would establish formal ties with Israel – a major foreign policy shift – if came to power.
    Full story
    • NicolaFloyd

    Floyd Shivambu’s latest ‘Messi’ faux pas

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    South African anti-Israel lobbyists and high ranking politicians latched onto a fake Lionel Messi tweet last week as if it was the gospel truth, not bothering to correct it when the truth came out.
    Full story
    • 180610 SAFI-0087

    SAFI calls on South Africans to speak out in support for Israel

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Jewish community and Israel has massive support from the broader, particularly Christian, people of this country. This point was made clear at The South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) “Bringing Israel to Africa” conference on Sunday.
    Full story
    • BenDrorYemini1

    Israeli journalist battles ‘industry of lies’

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    “It’s so fashionable to be anti-Israel,” says Israeli journalist and researcher Ben-Dror Yemini, who was brought out to South Africa last week by the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) for its conference.
    Full story
    • Cover2b

    A Springbok mascot’s dream comes true

    Jun 14, 2018 3 Comments
    Seven-year-old Daniel Monastursky was ecstatic when he stepped onto the Ellis Park rugby field holding Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi’s hand on Saturday, at the start of the historic match against England.
    Full story
    • Peta low

    Time to stand up and be counted

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Hearing a woman tell me that she and her family “feel so at home and comfortable with Jewish people” was quite astonishing for me, especially as she is Christian, and has no obvious ties to the community. I had known her from a distance, but she came to chat to me at a function. She went on to tell me that she really wants her son to go to King David School.
    Full story
    • Paula

    The battle over trying to contain Iran

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    When American President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, his political base was delighted; as were the leaders of Israel and Saudi Arabia.
    Full story
    • AdamSachs

    A little Pride goes along way

    Jun 14, 2018 1 Comment
    June is Pride month and every year LGBT+ communities across the world celebrate with massive Pride Marches. Last Friday’s march in Tel Aviv attracted a truly historic 250 000 people. This is especially significant when you consider that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that can be said to be LGBT+ tolerant and hosts such Pride marches.
    Full story
    • achievers-logo-2018_small

    Awards recognise previously excluded icons

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The Absa Jewish Achiever Awards this year is striving to recognise those who haven’t been acknowledged for their contribution in the past. To do this, changes have been made to certain awards to pay tribute to those who have made a difference.
    Full story
    • EthelZulu2

    Dr Ethel Zulu: farmer, ANC stalwart, Israel fan and Comrades runner

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Farmer, Dr Ethel Zulu-Mokwele, smiled quietly to herself last Sunday while the Comrades Marathon was taking place. Instead of running it for the fourth time, she found herself hundreds of kilometres away at the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) annual national conference, surrounded by people eager to listen to her farming journey.
    Full story
    • Deligit12

    Counterattacking Israel’s Detractors

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The fledgling State of Israel faced a physical threat when Arab countries wanted to wipe it off the map. Today’s threats are in cyberspace, on university campuses, and in the media.
    Full story
    • TaliBevanFrank1

    SA author unable to collect literary award

    Jun 14, 2018 1 Comment
    Writing novels was Bevan Frank’s life-long ambition, but when he was awarded the 2018 IndieReader Award for Popular Fiction at the Book Expo America for his first novel, he wasn’t able to receive it in person. Just a couple of weeks before the event, this young Cape Town-born author had a stroke.
    Full story
    • NicolaRwandanMusic1

    Healing genocide wounds through music

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    When musician Jeremy Danneman was a young boy, he used to listen to his beloved grandmother’s harrowing tales of how she escaped from the Nazis as a teenager during the Holocaust.
    Full story
    • NiaDavidDison2

    David and a musical Goliath

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    “Music set them free.” That’s the tagline for composer and actor Mbongeni Ngema’s new film, Asinamali, in which prisoners, through the power of song and dance, find redemption. Executive producer David Dison, a friend of Ngema’s and his legal adviser, believes in the strength of this philosophy as much as he does in the movie.
    Full story
    • Parshas Ki Tetze - Rabbi Yossi Goldman

    Inside/Outside

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Some arguments are petty affairs between insecure individuals, while others are classic differences of opinion between people of stature, where each opinion is worthy of consideration.
    Full story
    • Adina 2014 pic (2)

    Jewish Youth Day is about the revolutionary spirit

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    As we mark the anniversary of the June 16 Soweto youth uprising this weekend, it gives us pause to reflect on the ways in which youth in Jewish history have resisted authoritarianism and sparked revolutions.
    Full story
    • NicolaInterestingFathersJordyRosenberg2

    Dads with a difference

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    This Sunday is Father’s Day – a day that celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make to the lives of their children.
    Full story
    • FathersDay

    Avoid Dad Deficit Disorder at all costs

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Father’s Day is all about dads – appreciating fathers, and grandfathers. But aside from being that all-important person in the family who fixes things, makes braais, and “deals” with spiders – dads play a vital role in bringing up boys.
    Full story
    • FathersDaySamanthaLapedus

    Standing on broad shoulders

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    “She married a man just like her father.” How often have you heard people say that? The truth is, the relationship between father and daughter is unique, and a dad is usually the first male object of a girl’s love. It shapes her conscious and unconscious perception of what is acceptable in a life partner, and in men in general, according to Jennifer Kromberg, a clinical psychologist.
    Full story

Injure

 

Follow us on

Newsletter