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    From pro-Israel pariah to BDS poster girl

    Jun 21, 2018 4 Comments
    “People said they hoped I [would] get raped; others sent me my address, saying ‘we know where you live and you better not sleep at night’.” This is what South African model and celebrity Shashi Naidoo told the SA Jewish Report on Monday, after receiving more than 10 death threats and harassment because she posted a series of pro-Israel comments on Instagram.
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    SA courting Iran despite human rights abuses

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African government is cosying up to Iran, acknowledged as one of the world’s worst human rights abusers.
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    What is the impact of the US pulling out of the UN Human Rights Council?

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    This week, the United States quit the United Nation’s primary human rights body, the Human Rights Council (HRC). It is the Trump administration’s latest snub of the international community, and the first time since the HRC was established 12 years ago that a serving member has dropped out voluntarily.
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    Netanyahu simulates cyberattack

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday called on nations to collaborate to fight growing cybersecurity threats, which he said could cripple the most sensitive systems of nations and bring down airplanes and fighter jets. To underline the threat, the prime minister simulated a hacking attack in the course of his address.
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    The leader within

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Moses, G-d’s trusted servant whose devotion and obedience is supreme, has a single career moment of insanity. An infraction which would be negligible for the average man is defining for Moses. In one instant, his fate is altered and sealed.
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    Israel and Palestinians ‘lack Mandela-like icon of peace’

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    It is not the Palestinians, but the politicians on Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin (“Bibi”) Netanyahu’s right who are preventing the establishment of a Palestinian state.
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    • Peta low

    Yet another pro-Israel voice taken down

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    I was hoping to steer clear of the anti-Israel lobby in South Africa this week and tackle something completely different. It is getting repetitive.
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    • IanLevitt

    Righting a universal wrong

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    “Is there anything that we can do? But it was so long ago? We were little children when it happened. But, we have no money. He is very powerful, connected, dangerous. He still has access to children…”
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    Are we losing our children to gaming?

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    It was a Saturday night, and we had six little boys over for a pre-Barmitzvah celebration. While grateful that they were entertaining themselves, there was something strange in the way they were interacting.
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    Are our children screen addicts?

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    We try to ensure that our children stay away from drugs, alcohol and other addiction-forming substances, but internet technology is a challenge for parents, given its prevalence in the world today.
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    Global Cup keeps us glued to the box

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    The Soccer World Cup is a jamboree that takes over homes, living rooms, spouses, and children. And if you happen to be living in the country hosting the tournament (as we were in 2010), it can take over your emotional, retail, and work life as well. At the time, we also had to grin and bear the dulcet sounds of those midnight Vuvuzela festivities down the road – RIP SA World Cup 2010!
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    Shark Tank sharpens prospects for new businesses

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Four well-dressed young men appeared before the Shark Tank at Limmud last year. Their business idea sparked interest among the sharks, and they got funding from two members in the tank.
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    Dancing to a tune of a different kind

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Dancer Londiwe Khoza might be thousands of kilometres from her beloved Cape Town, but she is dancing her dream with the best of them in Tel Aviv, Israel.
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    Honouring South African Jewish lifetime achievers

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    “Some are born great, some achieve greatness and others have greatness thrust upon them,” wrote William Shakespeare in Twelfth Night. The bard went on to qualify this statement: greatness of any kind is possible only if one strives for it.
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    World Refugee Day – then and now

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Violence ripped through townships in the Western Cape 10 years ago, destroying the shops and homes of thousands of refugees, displacing many, leaving them nowhere to turn.
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    A day of books and schmoozing

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    The second Jewish Literary Festival in Cape Town was a bustling marketplace of ideas, insights, laughter, and learnings. And to make things even better, at the end of the day, it rained!
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    Oliver Tambo’s quiet revolution within reach, says Albie Sachs

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    It was not the Constitution that stood in the way of land reform but fundamental policy failures, said former Constitutional Court Judge and ANC stalwart Albie Sachs at the Jewish Literary Festival. “We have to develop policies and completely reconfigure our approach to the matter, and get rid of state capture and the corruption that’s involved.”
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    Nice girl delves into shady underworld

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    “How does a nice girl like you end up in a place like this?” So Adjunct Professor of journalism at Wits University, Anton Harber, asked author and radio journalist Mandy Wiener at the second Jewish Literary Festival in Cape Town on Sunday. They were discussing her latest book, Ministry of Crime: An Underworld Explored.
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    The power of media… or lack of it

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    Mainstream newspapers are “almost uniquely awful” in South Africa today, with opinion passing for story, rumour passing for fact, and an absence of fact-checkers. So said author Steven Boykey Sidley at a session titled “Journalists as agents of political change” at the Jewish Literary Festival in Cape Town last weekend.
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    Children’s literature contains essential life lessons

    Jun 21, 2018 Go comment!
    It’s essential to read to children or tell them stories from birth, said clinical psychologist Judith Ancer at a session titled, “Using literature to help children grow and heal” at the Jewish Literary Festival in Cape Town, co-presented with her brother, author and journalist, Jonathan Ancer.
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