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    3 days of wildfires saw Israel burn today

    Nov 24, 2016 2 Comments
    After three days of runaway wildfires Israel and the West Bank were ablaze today as hundreds of people were evacuated as firefighters battle to take control of the blazes. Hot and dry wind is fanning the flames, which have reached the city of Haifa and forced the temporary closure of a major Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.
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    SA Progressives ‘appalled’ by attack at Kotel

    Nov 10, 2016 3 Comments
    The traditional Rosh Chodesh protest for egalitarian worship at the holiest Jewish site, the Western Wall (Kotel), saw Torah scrolls being taken to the women’s section last Wednesday morning, where they were met with pushing and shoving by charedi Orthodox worshippers. The women furthermore faced the indignation of a barrage of cries branding them “Nazis”, “goyim” and “whores”.
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    Friend to Peres, Amos Oz asks: Who will fight for peace now?

    Oct 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Where were the “brave leaders” who were needed now to stand up, be counted, and make peace a reality.
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    All the news items on Shimon Peres linked

    Sep 28, 2016 2 Comments
    Find links to all Peres-related content here - as well as those to come and later posts. JR Online will keep users informed of all community-related updates as they come in.
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    Shimon Peres, last of Israel’s founders, dies

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Shimon Peres, the former defence hawk turned Nobel Peace Prize winner and the last of Israel’s founders, died before dawn on Wednesday, at the age of 93.
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    Five SA youths settle in their Israeli schools

    Sep 22, 2016 1 Comment
    South African teenagers are increasingly joining over 10 000 alumni of the Jewish Agency's Na'ele Elite Academy where they enjoy up to three years of free education and board. Meet the five new recruits who joined the programme for the first time this month. They study in English at first and change to Hebrew once they feel ready to. And, say the five new pupils and their parents, they are loving it!
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    Turned off by the rabbis, Israelis plan Greek weddings

    Sep 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Destination weddings abroad are almost unheard of in this country. Israeli weddings are all about family and community. And what better place to celebrate Jewish continuity than the Jewish homeland?
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    Israel honours the victims of 9/11

    Sep 14, 2016 1 Comment
    On a quiet hill in the Azarim Valley in Ramot, Jerusalem, a memorial honours those who perished in the 9/11 Twin Towers terror attacks in New York that claimed almost 3 000 American lives.
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    Shimon Peres seriously ill after massive stroke

    Sep 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Iconic Israeli statesman Shimon Peres remained in serious but stable condition on Wednesday morning after suffering a severe stroke the night before, said Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer Director, Prof Itsik Reiss.
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    DEISI plans big Israel celebration later this month

    Sep 14, 2016 Go comment!
    The great love of the Jewish State which Olga Meshoe, CEO of Defend, Embrace, Invest (in) and Support Israel (DEISI) International, possesses is a hard act to follow, even among Jewish youth.
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    Going off the record with Steve Linde…

    Aug 11, 2016 Go comment!
    Steve Linde, pictured, the recently retired SA-born editor-in-chief of the Jerusalem Post, was in Johannesburg last week where JR board chairman Howard Sackstein hosted an off-the-record dinner with him for a group of local Jewish journalists and authors. Linde shared some incredible stories and gave some very frank answers to questions which global Jewry often ponders. One would love to share some, but the privilege accorded by being off-the-record means that nobody is able to share his frank opinions and sometimes hilarious anecdotes.
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    SA leaders took gift of peace to Jerusalem

    Aug 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI) chairman Natan Sharansky last week played host to a delegation of two senior African Christian leaders accompanied by SA Friends of Israel’s (SAFI) Reeva Forman in Jerusalem. The trio had travelled to Israel to present Sharansky with a gift of support for the Holy Land on behalf of millions of Christian supporters of Israel across Africa.
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    • Thulsie HOME

    Thulsie twins forcing NPA to play their cards

    Aug 01, 2016 2 Comments
    The alleged “ISIS-bound Terror Twins” may find themselves getting a walk unless South African intelligence services are prepared to risk compromising their ongoing relationships and investigations with their foreign intelligence counterparts. South Africa had been tipped off about the twins by “foreign intelligence agencies” and a fifth suspect who was arrested with the Thulsie twins and the Patel siblings. The defence team has found a soft spot and is digging its heels in. Read why...
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    Join Israel at a unique event next week

    May 03, 2016 1 Comment
    Everyone's invited (just remember to RSVP) - SA Jewry are all invited to attend a once-in-a lifetime- event for Zionism: Israel is building the first-ever official memorial to the fallen outside of the country – right here in South Africa.The magnificent memorial is in honour of the 87 South Africans who emigrated to Israel and later fell defending that country. The event will be a who's who of South African communal leadership, families of the fallen and everyday SA Jewry and Israelis living in SA...
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland HOME

    Balagan extraordinaire, bail hearing continues

    Apr 22, 2016 5 Comments
    Johannesburg - Court 13 of the Magistrate's court in Randburg, was yesterday [THURSDAY] the site of a tableau probably never witnessed in a South African court before.
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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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    Israel not isolated, Lenk tells Christian Zionists

    Mar 29, 2016 4 Comments
    Israel’s ambassador to South Africa, Arthur Lenk (pictured), told the SA Friends of Israel (SAFI) advocacy conference earlier this month that he had hosted Israel’s immediate past President Shimon Peres in February. The 90-year-old career diplomat and politician, Peres, had come to speak to South African Jewry.
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    • Forman Reeva HOMEAGAIN

    Eminent SA writers have their say on Israel

    Mar 24, 2016 Go comment!
    This is the second part of a two-part article in which top South African intellectuals, economists and editors share their views on the Middle East after accompanying doyenne Reeva Forman on her 21st trip to show people the wider region and to introduce them to community leaders in several countries in a range of fields of expertise. It is a must-read…
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    • TUrkey16 HOME

    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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    Ground-breaking diplomatic SA/Israel talks

    Mar 16, 2016 5 Comments
    A fantastic diplomatic breakthrough has been made between South Africa and Israel over the past few months and it all culminated in an invitation by SA’s most senior diplomat to his Israeli counterpart – a meeting that took place in Pretoria last week and promised to be the harbinger of many more positive events to come.
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