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    Refusenik book scores Prime Minister Award

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    SYDNEY - A book chronicling the landmark campaign by Australia, and notably the Jewish community, to help free Jews from the Soviet Union so they could emigrate to Israel and other destinations, has won a major literary prize.
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    Demystifying the US higher education system

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    The United States offers a plethora of options for just about everything, including where to attend college or university. There are 4 726 institutions of higher learning to choose from, and 19 per cent of the country’s university students are international (although fewer than three per cent are from Sub-Saharan Africa).
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    UK universities open vistas on the world

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Education has always been top on the priority list for Jewish parents. Today, the climate of chaos at South African universities has created a scenario which clearly identifies the issue as even more pressing due to the unpredictable mayhem that is taking place.
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    Iconic songwriter, singer Leonard Cohen dies at 82

    Nov 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Leonard Cohen, the Canadian singer songwriter whose Jewish-infused work became a soundtrack for melancholy, has died. He was 82. JR Online has also published "Epic Night! Featuring Rufus Wainwright + 1500 Singers sing HALLELUJAH! " This video, of what has become the most covered song of Cohen’s, has had over 4 million views – check it out and see why. And, our home page video this week is of SNL's opening segment last Saturday saying goodbye to Cohen and Clinton together
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    Cavaillon Synagogue: a glimpse into the lives of the ‘Pope’s Jews’

    Nov 10, 2016 Go comment!
    The citizens of the town of Cavaillon in Provence can’t lay claim to the oldest synagogue in France. It’s the second oldest. Actually, Cavaillon wasn’t even part of France when the original synagogue was built in the 15th century or when its replacement went up on the same site three centuries later. At that time, the town was located in a separate region called the Comtat Venaissin.
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    Fleeing anti-Semitism in France, an African Jewish family makes Aliyah

    Nov 10, 2016 Go comment!
    As a Jewish family originally from the Ivory Coast, Amy and George Camara and their four children felt somewhat immune to the rising anti-Semitic thuggery in France.
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    Learning from the past to prevent future genocides

    Nov 10, 2016 2 Comments
    On November 2, the United Nations headquarters in New York was host to an expert round-table discussion, “Holocaust Remembrance and Public Memorials - the Complexities and Challenges of Facing the Past”.
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    Trump’s victory and the questions it raises for Jews

    Nov 10, 2016 2 Comments
    Donald Trump was voted the next US president, sweeping to victory and jolting a Jewish community made increasingly anxious as his rough-edged nativist rhetoric emboldened the far right and brought into the light a strain of anti-Semitic invective not heard in decades.
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    Yarden is driving force behind Project TEN

    Nov 10, 2016 Go comment!
    Yarden Zornberg has been Project TEN's director since its founding in 2012 by the Jewish Agency for Israel.
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    First cohort of 12 for Durban Project TEN

    Nov 02, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency has set up it’s sixth ‘Project TEN’ enterprise in Durban, The first cohort of 12 Jewish volunteers arrived on Tuesday to join in the programme which cost R2-million to set up.
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    They're popping up like mushrooms in Johannesburg

    Nov 01, 2016 5 Comments
    Johannesburg is starting to bloom with billboards which have been sponsored by the many friends of Israel in South Africa, not all Jewish or Israeli.
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    Unesco vote sees PA bid for attention backfire

    Oct 27, 2016 1 Comment
    If the latest draft resolution at Unesco on “Occupied Palestine” succeeded in the Palestinians' aims to reclaim the world's attention, then it was a Pyrrhic victory at best and a setback at worst. Part of an effort on Jerusalem initiated at Unesco in 2015 by the Palestinian Authority, the October 12 vote saw a comfortable majority of states, including Russia and China, pass language calling on Israel "to cease the persistent excavations and works in East Jerusalem, particularly in and around the Old City”, as one clause reads.
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    BDS threat to academic freedom, German students

    Oct 27, 2016 1 Comment
    The student government of a major German university formally denounces "anti-Semitic BDS" as a threat to academic freedom and accuse the German branch of the US-based NGO of state capture
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    Ewan McGregor's biggest challenge: Philip Roth

    Oct 26, 2016 Go comment!
    Which is braver: Riding a motorcycle across the length of Africa, or taking on an adaptation of a Philip Roth novel for your first directing gig? Ewan McGregor, pictured starring as Swede Levov in "American Pastoral" answers the question...
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    Leaked mails: Hillary eager to patch up with Bibi

    Oct 26, 2016 2 Comments
    Hillary Clinton’s plan to meet the Israeli prime minister in her first month as president is listed high in an internal campaign memo outlining the priorities of her first 100 days - a sign of how important it is to repair US-Israel tensions.
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    HJS Paper: Egypt, Hamas and ISIS's Sinai Province

    Oct 19, 2016 1 Comment
    A new policy paper (SEE PDF) from the authoritative US-based think-tank, The Henry Jackson Society’s “Centre for the new Middle East” published this week says that anti-ISIS coalitions have to rethink their strategies. Evidence suggests that ISIS’s Sinai Province is collaborating with Hamas, whose members are known to cross into the Sinai for training purposes. Senior ISIS Sinai leaders travel to Gaza, and ISIS fighters are believed to have been taken to Gaza for medical assistance.
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    Bibi stresses absurd Unesco vote to Guterres

    Oct 19, 2016 2 Comments
    Congratulating Antonio Guterres on his post as new UN secretary-general last week, Netanyahu said he hopes the former Portuguese prime minister will seek to balance the world body’s relationship with Israel
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    Unesco vote goes south for Jews, Christians

    Oct 19, 2016 2 Comments
    Unesco’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that denies the deep historic Jewish and Christian connection to holy sites in Jerusalem.
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    Unesco bill may not be put to vote Tuesday

    Oct 16, 2016 5 Comments
    Last Friday, the chairman of Unesco’s executive board tried to put a damper on a controversial Thursday vote that seemed to reject Jewish ties to Jerusalem. “We need more time and dialogue between the members of the board to reach a consensus,” Michael Worbs told the French news agency AFP. This after the massive backlash from Israel (which withdrew from the body) and many US groups. SA voted in favour of the bill. Will the resolution sink before it can swim?
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