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    Why 3 videos of a West Bank shooting are roiling Israel

    Mar 30, 2016 12 Comments
    It began as an all-too-common story: A Palestinian assailant in the contested West Bank city of Hebron stabs and wounds an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces shoot him dead.
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    Algemeiner’s third annual ‘Jewish 100′ List

    Mar 30, 2016 Go comment!
    Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein again made it on the Third annual ‘Jewish 100′ list of the top people “positively influencing Jewish life” list. The plush event was held on Monday night in New York (Tuesday in SA). The star-studded gala was held in in New York City and honorees in attendance included Britain’s Secretary of State for Justice Michael Gove, News Corporation Chairman Rupert Murdoch and famed philosopher and humanitarian Bernard-Henri Lévy.
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    Top Trump man charged with common battery

    Mar 30, 2016 2 Comments
    Reporter, frum Jewish editor, resign after Breitbart’s refusal to stand behind their reporter who claims she was handled roughly
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    • Yemen home

    Secret mission nets 500-year-old Torah

    Mar 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Some of the last remaining Jews in war-torn Yemen have been brought to Israel in a secret mission by the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI), or the Sochnut, which is responsible for Jewish immigration to Israel. The non-profit organisation said some 50 Jews had chosen to stay in Yemen, but among the last to leave was a rabbi carrying a 500-year-old Torah scroll. SEE PICTURES
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    ISIS: ‘Imminent’ attack on Turk Jewish school

    Mar 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Upside of ISIS attack on Israelis in Turkey last week is that Erodgan & Davutoglu are talking to Rivlin & Netanyahu for first time since 2010. Having just returned from ground-breaking visit to SA, Israel’s Dore Gold visited Turkey & thanked them for help in landing IDF planes. But warning have gone from bad to worse for Turkish Jews as ISIS members give up ever-more intelligence. Warning narrowed from Jews or Christians - to shul or church - to Jewish schools - to one likely in picture - in just four days!
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    US Girl Scout thin mints now parev

    Mar 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Now here’s some exciting news for our kosher users in the US: The Girl Scouts have been working hard at making sure their cookies can be enjoyed by anyone with diet restrictions, including vegans and those who keep kosher.
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    Bernie thumps Hillary in both Washington & Alaska

    Mar 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Bernie Sanders, the independent American Democratic Party hopeful, won the two nominating contests in Washington State and Alaska by huge margins on Shabbos, reducing the delegate gap with Hillary Clinton, the front-runner in the race for the Democratic presidential nod, to less than 300 delegates.
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    ISIS: jihadists can deal with Israel later

    Mar 27, 2016 1 Comment
    The Islamic State (ISIS) said in its weekly newspaper, al-Naba, that it does intend on attacking Israel at a later stage, but has not yet allocated resources to that fight as it does not believe the Palestinian cause is more significant than other issues affecting Muslims. They call on Jihadists to topple Arab nations first before turning their focus on the Holy Land.
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    • Kotel prayers

    Israel only country where more men pray

    Mar 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Israel is the only country in the world where more men engage in daily prayers than women, according to a new study by the Pew Research Centre. The study, which draws on data from more than 2 500 censuses and surveys taken over the last few years in 192 countries, found that women generally are more religious than men, according to the study released this Tuesday and titled “The Gender Gap in Religion Around the World”.
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    • SAJR newsletter home

    Latest news from our free weekly newsletter

    Mar 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Follow these links to the most read items on Jewish Report this week. We still have new stories to post before our Shabbos shut-down. We'll be back with you on Sunday - please send any news leads to online.editor@sajr.co.za
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    World Jewish issues at UN Human Rights Council

    Mar 23, 2016 Go comment!
    Minority rights, Iran, Israel and the state of racial discrimination worldwide, were just some of the many topics covered in statements delivered by representatives of the World Jewish Congress at the UN Human Rights Council meeting in Geneva over the last couple of weeks.
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    • Trump

    AIPAC's plans to 'come together' undone by Trump

    Mar 23, 2016 1 Comment
    Hear out Donald Trump. Ignore Donald Trump. There were two distinct approaches to the Trump moment this week at the American Israel Public Affairs Committee’s (AIPAC) annual conference here, and there were mutual warnings that one or the other side would get burned.
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    • Brussels

    Brussels meant freedom from fear

    Mar 23, 2016 1 Comment
    Growing up, trips to stay with my Jewish family in Brussels were a taste of freedom. In my native Israel, waves of Palestinian terrorist attacks kept me under constant maternal surveillance. Fear of regular bus bombings limited my excursions to biking distance.
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    • JTA

    Signs of progress in Argentina probe

    Mar 23, 2016 Go comment!
    An extraordinary series of developments are bringing new hope - and new heartbreak - to the family and colleagues of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who was found dead last year just days after accusing then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of this city's AMIA Jewish Centre.
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    Biden blasts Abbas, given up on peace deal

    Mar 21, 2016 1 Comment
    US Vice-President Joe Biden blasted PA President Mahmoud Abbas' failure to condemn Palestinian acts of terrorism. "No leader has the right to tolerate terrorism," Biden told over 18 000 delegates at the AIPAC 2016 conference. The conference will be addressed by five of the remaining six US presidential candidates, the exception being Bernie Sanders. Biden also said that there was no political will among Israelis or Palestinians to move forward to peace.
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    Israelis killed, injured is suspected ISIS bomb

    Mar 21, 2016 2 Comments
    At least three Israelis and an Iranian were among those who perished in an Istanbul suicide bombing on Saturday. Many more Israelis were wounded and, as is their wont, by Sunday morning Magen David Adom (MDA – Israel’s ‘Red Cross’) and the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) had two planes on the ground, doctors treating their wounded at three different hospitals and were preparing to take home their dead and injured. Pictured are the three coffins being repatriated by the IDF on Sunday.
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    It has been a week all about Israel in SA

    Mar 18, 2016 Go comment!
    Here are links to the most read items on Jewish Report this week. For the purpose of expediency we have simply posted our newsletter onto the website so that users would have access to it before we shut down for Shabbos. We'll be back with you on Sunday - please and any news leads to online.editor @sajr.co.za
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    • SAJR newsletter home

    How BDS and IAW came so unstuck last week

    Mar 18, 2016 Go comment!
    Due to a “gremlin” in the system – we've discovered that the newsletter of 3 March was not delivered to many subscribers. We are therefore re-posting it here as it includes many fabulous reads. Frum users may want to print some for Shabbos reading. Ensure that you get the SAJR newsletter 52 weeks a year, CLICK on the SUBSCRIBE block on the right hand side of any page of the website, add your e-mail address, and you'll get a weekly newsletter, a downloadable copy of the ePaper version of our print edition, and links to all the week’s top reads!
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    • Stamp

    Postage stamp for ‘British Schindler’ issued

    Mar 17, 2016 Go comment!
    (JTA) — Britain’s Royal Mail issued a commemorative stamp featuring Sir Nicholas Winton, known as the “British Schindler.”
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