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    12 die, 50 injured in Berlin truck carnage

    Dec 20, 2016 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi of France Haim Korsia, was one of the first to offer condolences to the people of Germany following a terrorist attack in Berlin last night which killed 12 and seriously injured over 50. A massive, stolen Polish truck ploughed into a Christmas market. Pictured is a policeman standing guard as medics assist victims. See story and more pictures inside…
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    Developments at ICC could affect Israel

    Dec 20, 2016 Go comment!
    At a round table discussion sponsored by NGO Monitor and the Department of Political Studies and the Faculty of Law at Bar-Ilan University held yesterday, December 19, a panel of experts discussed concerns about the future of the International Criminal Court (ICC) and the potential impact for Israel following recent developments.
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    Perth looking for chief rabbi in SA too

    Dec 19, 2016 Go comment!
    An exciting senior appointment in a “dynamic and varied role” awaits a rabbi ready to pack for Perth! But don't dilly-dally, applications close next month!
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    WHO rates IDF field hospitals world’s best

    Dec 18, 2016 Go comment!
    Long recognised worldwide as a leader in field-medicine and disaster relief, the Israeli Defence Forces’ (IDF) field hospital just solidified its position by achieving the World Health Organisation’s (WHO) first-ever Type-3 rating, the highest score the United Nations medical arm can give. “The world should learn from Israel how to operate in disaster areas with the right ethics," said WHO head.
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    The world remains silent on Aleppo...

    Dec 18, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli expat, fiery Zionist and blogger Rolene Marks says “The streets of Paris are silent.” So, too, she points out in “London, Rome, New York, Johannesburg, Buenos Aires, Barcelona and countless cities around the world.” Nobody has shown up en masse to protest the genocide in Syria. The streets are devoid of people and indignation.
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    US Ambassador to ‘work from Jerusalem’ capital

    Dec 16, 2016 1 Comment
    US President-elect Donald Trump yesterday nominated one of his top Jewish advisers during his campaign, lawyer David Friedman, to be ambassador to Israel. In his announcement, Trump said that Friedman will "serve from Jerusalem". Describing the city as "Israel’s eternal capital", Ambassador-elect Friedman said today: “I am deeply honoured and humbled by the confidence placed in me by President-elect Trump.”
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    Survivors' kin lead assault on Holland's far right

    Dec 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Even in a country where hate speech is the subject of intense political and judicial review, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher’s Facebook post from February about the phenomenon was unprecedented.
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    November tourism to Israel up almost 40%

    Dec 11, 2016 Go comment!
    Almost miraculously, Israel turned a near-disaster into a big pay-off! Read how the faltering Israeli tourism market caused the ministry to jump into action - and how it has paid off ... in spades! The main countries targeted: India and China. But Israel's friendly Arab neighbours, Jordan and Egypt, played their parts too.
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    UN’s 6 ridiculous new anti-Israel resolutions

    Dec 02, 2016 4 Comments
    Blatant hypocrisy shows anti-Semitic agenda – SEE SHORT VIDEO of the world body’s absurd new resolutions this week.
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    Israel approves acquisition of more F-35 fighter jets

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Sunday announced that Israel will purchase 17 additional F-35 state-of the-art fighter jets from the US. Israel’s diplomatic-security Cabinet unanimously approved the acquisition, saying American Defence Aid funds would be used to finance the deal.
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    Jewish journo honoured for unmasking 'monster'

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Forty years after his reporting exposed one of the worst war criminals in Dutch history, Hans Knoop is still celebrated in his native Netherlands as a hero.
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    7 moments defined Castro, Jews and Israel

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Former Cuban leader Fidel Castro, whose death was announced late last Friday, had a complicated history with Jews.
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    ‘Worst fears, best hopes’ for the Trump presidency

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    The upset victory by Donald Trump in the 2016 elections stunned a Jewish activist and leadership class that is at times as divided as the electorate at large. JTA asked some of those leaders to describe their concerns and expectations in a series of brief essays, “Worst fears, best hopes”.
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    Hold still – lensman asks rabbis taking selfies

    Nov 28, 2016 2 Comments
    Try to get 4 500 rabbonim in Brooklyn (including South Africans) to hold still for a group shot. SEE THE KILLER SHOT FROM SUNDAY!
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    Lox sign makes New York bridge even more Jewish

    Nov 24, 2016 Go comment!
    New York City’s Department of Transportation does not want people leaving "love locks" on the Brooklyn Bridge as it can weigh down bridges and cause damage. Locks on the bridge caused a wire holding to snap on September 8, leading to hours of repairs and traffic delays. Violators can now be fined. See more pics and read the story on how NYC used a clever promo inviting lovers to rather eat a big bagel with lox and cream cheese.
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    Poll: 70 per cent of Jewish voters favoured Clinton

    Nov 23, 2016 5 Comments
    WASHINGTON - Seventy per cent of Jewish voters favoured Hillary Clinton in the presidential election, with 25 per cent opting for Donald Trump, according to a poll commissioned by J Street, the liberal Jewish Middle East policy group. The survey again showed a community that trends more Democratic than the general population.
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    Earliest known Jewish text in New World

    Nov 20, 2016 Go comment!
    This tiny book is on display for the first time at a fascinating new exhibition on the Jews who fled Europe after the Inquisition. It was penned by Spanish-born Jew, Luis de Carvajal the Younger. He fled Spain in the 1500s but the Inquisition followed him to the colonies. It was this memoir that led to his conviction - and that of another 120 Jews he was pressured to denounce - that led to their all being burned at the stake.
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    Brooklyn Jewish Deli has Muslim owners

    Nov 20, 2016 2 Comments
    This brisket on rye with pickle comes from ‘Davids Brisket House and Deli in Brooklyn, New York. "Nu, so, there are lots of Jewish Delis in New York?" seems to be most peoples' first thought about this. But this one is different - it serves the typical menu one would expect, but is owned by a Muslim family.
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    Bannon a dilemma for Jewish groups seeking access to Trump

    Nov 16, 2016 3 Comments
    Offer an open hand or a closed fist - or maybe both. Name names. Don’t name names, hint. Quietly adjust wording.
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