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    UCT is one vote away from boycotting Israel

    Mar 22, 2019 Go comment!
    The University of Cape Town (UCT) senate passed a resolution on 15 March saying that it “would not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as other Israeli academic institutions enabling gross human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories”.
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    World News in Brief

    Mar 22, 2019 Go comment!
    Anti-Israel bias draws scorn in Geneva Hundreds of people from cities throughout Europe demonstrated in front of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, protesting the Human Rights Council’s bias against Israel.
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    Capetonians living in Christchurch say attack has hit hard

    Mar 22, 2019 Go comment!
    While the world is still reeling from the horror of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday, it may seem a little removed for some South Africans.
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  • UCT is one vote away from boycotting Israel

    The University of Cape Town (UCT) senate passed a resolution on 15 March saying that it “would not enter into any formal relationships with Israeli academic institutions operating in the occupied Palestinian territories as well as other Israeli academic institutions enabling gross human rights violations in the occupied Palestinian territories”.

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  • Capetonians living in Christchurch say attack has hit hard

    While the world is still reeling from the horror of the terrorist attack in Christchurch, New Zealand, last Friday, it may seem a little removed for some South Africans.

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  • Bonita Meyersfeld knighted for work on gender-based violence

    “I was emailed a letter that I was going to be made a Knight of the National Order of Merit by France,” says Professor Bonita Meyersfeld about the recognition she has received for her work addressing gender-based violence in South Africa. “It was surreal… It’s one of the most extraordinary things that has ever happened to me.”

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  • At a moment’s notice, they fly out to do a task from hell

    They work tirelessly all day under the harsh rays of a blazing sun, the stench of death and destruction around them. They are a team of Jewish heroes who are working around the clock with one mission: the recovery of human bodies.

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  • The South African who helped Israel go to the moon

    “Ten, nine, eight…” Morris Kahn was transfixed by a live-feed broadcast from Cape Canaveral as the Beresheet – the Israel spacecraft – lifted off en route to the moon in the early hours of 21 February. He is the South African behind the Israeli venture to the moon.

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  • DIRCO – cream on top of the Clover deal

    “There is no economic ban on Israel whatsoever,” International Relations and Cooperation (DIRCO) Minister Lindiwe Sisulu told a packed media briefing on Tuesday.

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    • Around the world

    World News in Brief

    Mar 22, 2019 Go comment!
    Anti-Israel bias draws scorn in Geneva Hundreds of people from cities throughout Europe demonstrated in front of the United Nations (UN) in Geneva, protesting the Human Rights Council’s bias against Israel.
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    • Paula

    Jokes aside, rockets fired at Tel Aviv are no laughing matter

    Mar 22, 2019 Go comment!
    One of the ways in which people best cope with stress is humour. So, when two rockets were fired at Tel Aviv last week – one landing in an unpopulated area and the other reportedly disintegrated mid-air – the jokes soon started circulating online.
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    • RabbiJuliaMargolis

    May these young women unlearn all the hate

    Mar 22, 2019 Go comment!
    When the month of Adar begins, it is understood that we should increase our joy. Adar is the month in which we celebrate Purim, and it is a time to be filled with much happiness.
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    • ParshaRabbiWidmonte

    Happy intersectional Purim

    Mar 14, 2019 Go comment!
    One of the questions that haunts the story of Purim and moves silently through the lines of the Megillah is clear and chillingly simple: How could Jews have chosen to remain in Persian Shushan? It was so clearly an environment in which anti-Semitism was so prevalent that a genocide could be planned and almost implemented without comment by broader society.
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    • RabbiKagan

    What it took for Esther to find her courage

    Mar 14, 2019 Go comment!
    An attentive listener to the Megillah reading on Purim may notice a transformation in the character of Esther, for whom the story is named. She emerges from her protective palatial cocoon, where her natural beauty won the eyes of the Persian king, to become a powerful and courageous queen.
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    • Jewish-Islam

    History shows many versions of the Purim story

    Mar 14, 2019 Go comment!
    Purim is a unique festival during which we celebrate the miraculous deliverance of the Jewish community of Shushan from the designs of the grand vizier of Persia, Haman. Or is it?
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