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    New academic study of anti-Semitism

    Jan 22, 2017 Go comment!
    The Institute for the Study of Global anti-Semitism and Policy (ISGAP) has just released a follow-up to their highly successful previous tome: “The ISGAP Papers: Anti-Semitism In Comparative Perspective, Volume Two”, edited by their founder, Charles Asher Small.
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    Haley: I’ll never abstain from anti-Israel resolutions

    Jan 22, 2017 6 Comments
    SEE THE VIDEO: US President Donald Trump’s nominee for his United Nations ambassador, Nikki Haley, pictured, delivered her opening statement before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee at her confirmation hearing last Wednesday. Haley vowed that, should her nomination be approved, she would for her to become UN Ambassador, she would never abstain from – and hence neglect to use not use her veto power in the Security Council – regarding any anti-Israel resolutions.
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    Ghetto in German-occupied Poland, please!

    Jan 20, 2017 Go comment!
    Maciej Świrski, chairman of the League Against Defamation in Poland, pictured, has addressed a letter to the South African Jewish Report complaining about a report which appeared in the print and online editions on December 15, 2016. Read what he has complained about and a short history of the German Ghetto in Warsaw...
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    Shul and mosque join to sponsor refugee family

    Jan 12, 2017 1 Comment
    In Thornhill, Toronto, a shul and a neighbouring mosque share a parking lot. Now, they also share a family. Temple Har Zion and Imam Mahdi Islamic Centre teamed up last March to raise half a million rand to help bring a refugee family from Syria to Canada and assist them in settling. In the wee hours of Wednesday morning, their eight charges arrived. (File picture.)
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    Prominent Jewish Aussie dies in freak accident

    Jan 10, 2017 Go comment!
    Ben Cowen (pictured), a Melbourne entrepreneur, community leader and the son of former famous governor-general Sir Zelman Cowen, tragically died on Sunday after suffering fatal injuries from a freak paragliding accident.
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    'Mein Kampf' reprint takes Germany by storm

    Jan 05, 2017 2 Comments
    Reuters reports that sales of Adolf Hitler's ‘Mein Kampf’ have soared since a special edition of the Nazi leader's political treatise went on sale in Germany a year ago. This is not particularly surprising given the wave of xenophobia spreading in Germany, the rest of Europe and globally. The new edition is the first reprint since WWII, and was released last year after the book’s 70-year copyright.
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    US Senate/Congress weigh in on embassy move

    Jan 05, 2017 1 Comment
    Three Republican Party senators reintroduced legislation that recognises Jerusalem as the undivided capital of the State of Israel and relocates the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. They were joined by Congress and hope to obligate president to move the embassy to Jerusalem. But the State Department will not assist lawmakers in their efforts.
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    Trump: No Palestine, Jerusalem not PA capital

    Jan 04, 2017 1 Comment
    In a new blog published today entitled ‘Trump’s team to PA: There is no Palestine, Jerusalem is not your capital’ – Ant Katz ponders the style of the Trump/media communications. But, he says, editors have to accept the unacceptable. He illustrates it in this story today: “There is no Palestine, and Jerusalem is not your capital… we would consider a US diplomatic mission in Ramallah...” READ THIS!
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    JTA’s 10 most-read stories of 2016

    Jan 03, 2017 Go comment!
    The Jewish Telegraphic Agency, or JTA, is one of the wire services (like Reuters) which SA Jewish Report subscribes to. It is the largest Jewish news service globally. They are US-based and tend to cover Israeli and American Jewish news, views and politics, with a smattering of World Jewish News.
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    Best of the best - Top 35 reads of 2016

    Jan 03, 2017 Go comment!
    As always, not unlike other media houses, The SA Jewish Report Online published the stories most read during the year. Today, we publish the full list of the 35 stories that our readers read most during 2016. The year turned out more one of issues than of individual stories – with eleven of the Top-35 most read stories on the ongoing saga of father-and-son fugitive lawyers Ronald and Darren Bobroff. Every one of the Top-35 include links to the original stories...
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    Bibi invited to Trump’s inauguration, meeting

    Jan 03, 2017 Go comment!
    Trump and Netanyahu are “talking all the time and Netanyahu is talking about possibly going to the inauguration. There’s (also) a plan for Trump to meet with Netanyahu” a source close to Trump’s transition team told the New York Post.
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    Bibi ‘deeply disappointed’ in Kerry after speech

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    SEE VIDEO and story of Netanyahu rejecting the UN vote and John Kerry’s assessment which largely blames Israeli policies for standing in the way of peace in the Middle East.
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    John Kerry blames Israel’s ‘pernicious’ settlements

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    SEE FULL SPEECH – Kerry points most of the finger at Israel as he lays out his six principles for a Mideast peace
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    Rabbi becomes NYPD’s first 3-Star chief

    Dec 28, 2016 Go comment!
    The 80-year-old chaplain – who once traded a hostage-taker two pastrami sandwiches for his two guns - says that he had been accepting praise for the past 50 years “that doesn’t belong to me”. Most of it belonged to his wife, Miriam, he said. “She has been my confidant, my partner, my co-worker, she’s been my inspiration, she’s been my chaplain.”
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    Bennett calls for annexation after resolution

    Dec 26, 2016 1 Comment
    No smiles now... Naftali Bennett, Israel’s Minister of Education and famed for always being pictured smiling, has called for the annexation of parts of the West Bank in response to the passing of a United Nations resolution taking Israel to task for continued building in the settlements.
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    Anger as US lets anti-Israel UN Resolution pass

    Dec 26, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli leaders are livid at the US administration and made no bones about expressing just how angry they are in both the Knesset and at the Cabinet meeting on Sunday after the stunning change in traditional US policy (their ally abstained from voting, thus not using their veto power) – allowing an anti-Israel resolution on settlements to pass 14-0 at the UN Security Council. PM Netanyahu's anger is evident in this picture.
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    Israeli woman confirmed killed in Berlin attack

    Dec 23, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli tourist in Berlin (Dalia Elyakim, pictured) who had been missing since Monday night’s truck-ramming attack was confirmed to be among the 12 victims. Her husband is in a serious condition.
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    Berlin highlights divide among German Jewry

    Dec 23, 2016 2 Comments
    Even before the deadly attack on a Christmas market in Berlin, Jews in Germany were divided in their approach to the arrival of hundreds of thousands of immigrants from Muslim countries since 2014.
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    New Israel envoy shakes up US Jewish views

    Dec 22, 2016 Go comment!
    Read much more on the US Embassy move – will it or won’t it move? Apart from this piece, there are links to all other related JR Online offers. Readers can also follow a host of optional views – and comment on them too.
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    Iran's bloody nose in own backyard from Israel

    Dec 21, 2016 Go comment!
    Largely eclipsed in the Israeli media by sexual harassment scandals, the Knesset dress code and the impending evacuation of the Amona outpost in the West Bank, Benjamin Netanyahu’s state visit last week to Azerbaijan and Kazakhstan nonetheless represents a diplomatic coup against Iran. It also underlines Israel’s ability in recent years to punch holes in the former taboo in the Muslim world on openly embracing the Jewish state, experts on the relevant countries said.
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