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    Palestinian flag flies over Dublin City Hall

    May 11, 2017 2 Comments
    The Palestinian flag on Tuesday flew over City Hall in Dublin, a day after the city council capped a month of stormy debate with a decision to raise it. It will remain through the end of the month.
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    Leonard’s Holocaust dance

    May 11, 2017 Go comment!
    Canadian Irene Lilienheim Angelico wrote a letter to the iconic Jewish singer Leonard Cohen – who like her and most South African Jews – was of Lithuanian descent. She sent it to the Canadian Jewish News around Yom Hashoah Here is an shortened version of it.
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    Sarsour: symbol of US Jew vs Jew

    May 04, 2017 2 Comments
    One of the best symbols of the current Jewish political divide is a Muslim woman.
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    Both Israelis and Palestinians have justice on their side

    May 04, 2017 Go comment!
    A few years ago I had the pleasure of interviewing Benjamin Pogrund, former deputy-editor of the Rand Daily Mail. His newspaper was the only one catering to white readers in South Africa during apartheid and reporting on events that affected the country’s black population.
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    Jewish leaders alarmed as Le Pen advances

    Apr 28, 2017 Go comment!
    Jewish leaders inside and outside France have expressed alarm after far-right populist Marine Le Pen’s strong showing in the first round of the French presidential election last Sunday.
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    Hard work is paying off for Diego Schwartzman

    Apr 28, 2017 1 Comment
    Diego Schwartzman did not win the Monte Carlo Masters tennis tournament last week, but he nevertheless came away with a trophy of which he is extremely proud.
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    Le Pen denies French complicity in Shoah

    Apr 13, 2017 1 Comment
    Israel has condemned far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen for saying that her country is not responsible for the deportation of thousands of Jews to death camps in 1942. Le Pen, pictured here speaking at a rally in Lille (Sylvain Lefevre/Getty Images). is the daughter of the party's founder. It has been accused of espousing anti-Semitism, and other forms of xenophobia and her father has been convicted multiple times for Holocaust denial and incitement to hatred against Jews.
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    Spicer apologises amid critique from Jews

    Apr 13, 2017 Go comment!
    White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer, pictured, answering reporters’ questions at the White House in Washington, DC (Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images) for claiming that Adolf Hitler never used chemical weapons amid widespread criticism and calls for his job, including from US Jewish leaders and Israeli politicians. WATCH THE GAFFE and the attempted correction. In all, only after three apologies was Spicer off the hook… somewhat.
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    Billy Crystal on being Jewish, playing ball etc

    Apr 07, 2017 Go comment!
    The inimitable Billy Crystal is back on the road. The six-time Emmy Award-winning comedian, actor, producer, director and writer - most recently of a book of essays, Still Foolin’ ‘Em: Where I’ve Been, Where I’m Going, and Where the Hell Are My Keys - is currently touring the US with his new show, Spend the Night with Billy Crystal.
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    A great Shabbos/Pesach read: SAJAC News

    Apr 05, 2017 Go comment!
    Catch up with old friends and family in Canada – download the 2017 SA Jewish Association of Canada (SAJAC) Pesach publication – what a great read this is for local and all other expat SA Jewry worldwide. For those who missed them, we also have the two 2016 editions for you. The extremely informative mags are a virtual “Call back the past” for all Jewry of SA origin – even Canadian expat SA Jewry download it to save fighting over who gets to read it first in the home.
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    Sweeping the Jews off their feet

    Mar 30, 2017 1 Comment
    Fourteen minutes. That’s how long Nikki Haley, US Ambassador to the United Nations, spent in conversation with interviewer Dan Senor at AIPAC’s annual policy conference on Monday afternoon. And that was all it took to mark her out as the undisputed star of this event… and of who knows what to follow.
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    South Africans living in Trump’s America

    Mar 30, 2017 2 Comments
    When Donald Trump became president of the United States of America, South African Jews had a great deal to say either in support of or against this man. The Jewish Report has since run numerous political articles written by Americans about the Trump administration, but this week we bring you the views of three South African-born Americans on the impact of Trump on their lives.
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    Jewish bomb threat suspect changes the narrative on anti-Semitism

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    Many Jewish groups blamed white supremacists, emboldened by Donald Trump’s campaign, for the bomb threats that have plagued Jewish institutions since the beginning of this year. It appears the groups were wrong.
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    Australia’s first Jewish Super Rugby player

    Mar 30, 2017 Go comment!
    There are not many Jewish players in Australian national sporting teams. It could simply be because they are not good enough.
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    French right-winger Fillon cozies up to Jews to defeat Le Pen

    Mar 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Even to his supporters, France's centre-right presidential hopeful Francois Fillon is a flawed candidate.
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    What is Bibi up to?

    Mar 23, 2017 Go comment!
    Why is Netanyahu threatening to dissolve the government over a TV station? That was the question many in Israel were asking last Sunday morning after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reportedly threatened to bring down his own government to cancel reforms to state media. According to Hebrew reports, Netanyahu told ministers last Saturday that unless the creation of a new government-funded broadcaster is aborted, "we'll go to elections".
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    US’s most controversial Trump supporter

    Mar 16, 2017 Go comment!
    British-born Milo Yiannopoulos was forced to resign from Breitbart News, a far-right wing news site in the United States two weeks ago, over comments he made that appeared to endorse sex between “younger boys” and older men.
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    Trump looks positively traditional on Mideast peace

    Mar 16, 2017 Go comment!
    Trump administration rhetoric about Israeli-Palestinian peace is typical of a president who would make everything great: President Donald Trump is going to bring about a “historic” deal, the White House has said, one that would “reverberate positively throughout the region and the world”.
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    Team Israel baseball gear a home run

    Mar 16, 2017 Go comment!
    A couple weeks ago, Adam Atkins (33), based in New York, didn't know Israel had a baseball team. But since the squad started winning games last week in the World Baseball Classic, he has become a fan. Atkins and his friends wanted team caps, but were frustrated to discover they were sold out online.
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    Chassidic lego on offer

    Mar 09, 2017 Go comment!
    An American Jewish mother came up with the idea to build a Star Wars-inspired Lego shul - including the Legovitcher Rebbe and chassidim. She is trying to crowdfund her “Beis Death Star”, titling her episode “The Brickovicher Rebbe Returns”. In the illustration the Legovitcher Rebbe is seen leading his chassidim into battle...
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