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    • CapeBoard

    IAW turns nasty - again

    Mar 09, 2017 Go comment!
    Those who accept at face value claims that “Israel Apartheid Week” aims at promoting justice, human rights and democracy, need only witness how this annual propaganda event is actually conducted.
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    Is BDS a real concern for Israel?

    Mar 09, 2017 1 Comment
    Middle East: Most Israelis feel they get so much bad press anyway that another “Israel Apartheid Week” (IAW) aimed at garnering support for the Boycott, Disinvestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement won’t make much difference.
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    Muslims who repair vandalised Jewish graves

    Mar 03, 2017 4 Comments
    If a Muslim campaign in the United States to raise money for repairing more than 100 Jewish graves vandalised by anti-Semites in St Louis can raise over $100 000 in just a couple of days, does this indicate that the new emergence of racial hatred in the world can be overcome by ordinary people doing something proactive?
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    Is a bronze statue the ultimate conceit or just for the birds?

    Feb 23, 2017 1 Comment
    Among the astounding revelations in the recent State of the Nation address was the plan of North West provincial premier, Supra Mahumapelo to build a six-metre bronze statue of President Jacob Zuma in Groot Marico, which the Democratic Alliance says will cost R6 million. Zuma was arrested in the area in 1963 by apartheid forces.
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    It’s all in the belly

    Feb 16, 2017 1 Comment
    Sona 2017 - the State of the Nations - address made me very anxious. And in truth I imagine that South African Jews felt very much the same way. I know that across rainbow nations there were concerns about the violence in Parliament, the aggression and the police presence.
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    Titan clash: Judges head to head with corruptors, ideologues

    Feb 16, 2017 5 Comments
    In three countries close to South African Jews - Israel, South Africa and the United States - a monumental fight is raging between defenders of the law and powerful politicians attempting to subvert it.
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    Board covers whole Jewish activity spectrum in SA

    Feb 16, 2017 Go comment!
    Since its establishment in 1903, the SA Jewish Board of Deputies has represented the interests and worked to uphold the civil rights of the South African Jewish community.
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    Core Board mission is to build bridges

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    At the time of writing, the country is looking ahead to the annual State of the Nation address, to be delivered in Parliament on Thursday. It is likely that President Jacob Zuma will focus on such issues as improving service delivery, confronting unemployment, the question of funding higher education (as we know, a particularly challenging question in today's environment) and similar such issues.
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    When dreams come true

    Feb 09, 2017 Go comment!
    It was a historic moment for the Chev last week when the doors to the beautiful new Arcadia campus were opened to donors who were given the honour of affixing mezuzahs to the doorposts.
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    • Taking Issue Geoff Sifrin Home

    Trump’s sledgehammer makes a villain of everyone

    Feb 02, 2017 5 Comments
    Wherever they live, most Jews have family memories of forebears arriving in a new country as immigrants or refugees after escaping from places such as Nazi Germany or Eastern Europe where they would be killed or persecuted if they stayed.
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    • CapeBoard

    Closeness between Board and SAUJS advantageous

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    With the new academic year about to get underway, the focus is shifting once more to our university campuses. Orientation week commenced at Wits, with SAUJS using the opportunity to introduce itself to first-year students and sign up members.
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    Risky politics: Bibi flatters pit bull Trump

    Jan 26, 2017 13 Comments
    The warm congratulatory message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent US President Donald Trump after his inauguration last week Friday - "Congratulations to my friend, President Trump” - highlighted the schism between Netanyahu and a major portion of world Jewry disgusted by the new American president; for them, his message was cringeworthy. He was definitely not speaking for the whole of Jewry, nor the whole of Israel.
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    • Chev

    Reciprocal relationships

    Jan 26, 2017 Go comment!
    We have all seen or heard the current media hype over new US President Trump’s foreign policies - the countries he will favour with reciprocal relationships, and those he won’t.
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    Board supports solidarity slogan: #WeRemember

    Jan 26, 2017 Go comment!
    Board of Deputies commemorates International Holocaust Remembrance Day with the interbational themw of the year: #WeRemember.
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    International Holocaust Remembrance Day

    Jan 26, 2017 Go comment!
    We are honoured that one of the Board’s most esteemed leaders, Marlene Bethlehem, has been invited to deliver the keynote address at this Friday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day gathering in Hanover, Germany. I have no doubt that she will do our community proud.
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    Farewell to a legend

    Jan 19, 2017 Go comment!
    Last year, we had the opportunity of looking back on and celebrating 175 years of Jewish communal life in South Africa. In doing so, we paid tribute to the many outstanding communal leaders, past and present, whose selfless efforts during those years did so much to build our community into what it is today.
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    Israel’s relations with Africa blossom

    Jan 19, 2017 Go comment!
    Relations between Israel and Africa, for so long on the diplomatic back-burner, continue to gain momentum in the wake of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s trail-blazing visit to the continent in July last year.
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    Will this be the year of the toxic tweet?

    Jan 19, 2017 Go comment!
    Of the three state leaders most relevant to Jewish South Africans for this coming year, not one is particularly likeable or inspires confidence for a better world. United States President-elect Donald Trump, with no political experience, is like a schoolboy constantly looking for what outrageous thing to say next, but who prides himself on “straight-talking” and how he will make the world’s global superpower, America, “great” again.
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    Netanyahu tells media: Make me look good

    Jan 10, 2017 1 Comment
    Geoff Sifrin (pictured), compares the Gupta family with Israeli and other politicians in his popular weekly "TAKING ISSUE" opinion piece. The Guptas, he says have "their own newspaper and television channel, which presents positive news on Zuma and counters accusations against the family of influencing government officials for their business interests."
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    Dr Steinmeier’s disconnect with Israeli reality

    Jan 08, 2017 1 Comment
    Columnist Ron Jontof-Hutter takes a swipe at German Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier (pictured) over statements the latter made supporting John Kerry’s roasting of Israel at a news conference in Paris last month. Steinmeier, says the writer, “was proud that the European Maccabi Games were held in Berlin, even if he grossly exaggerated the number of Jews in Germany, or ignored the fact that participants were advised to use taxis and hide their Jewish identity.”
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