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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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    • Gold Dore1

    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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    • BDS Bug Out

    Read the reality behind BDS' smug front

    Mar 10, 2016 1 Comment
    An embattled BDS – which had supposedly solicited news website The Daily Vox to ensure daily coverage of their Israel Apartheid Week events around the country, found themselves on the whipping edge of an editorial on the site today after they were asked to respond to two posts on the site by supposed supporters Prof Steven Friedman and Minhaj Jeenah. A clearly panicked series of social responses by BDS management, filled with profanity of the worst kind, resulted.
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    • IAW16

    Annual rivalry moved online big time in 2016

    Mar 09, 2016 3 Comments
    The annual tussle between Israel’s antagonists and protagonists during Israel Apartheid Week was very much an online event this week, largely ignored by the mainstream media and, for the first two days at least, resoundingly won by the Jewish students of SAUJS and their ever-supportive friends from DEISI. And a great deal of support from the community at large. Here are the highlights and low-lights of Tuesday and Wednesday as well as LINKS TO ALL STORIES POSTED ON SAJR
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    • Marks - RoRo HOME

    Israel’s sisters are doing it for themselves

    Mar 08, 2016 Go comment!
    “It is a glorious irony that International Women’s Day falls smack bang in the middle of Israel Apartheid Week” writes Rolene Marks (RoRo to her friends and SAJR readers) “which a pathetic excuse for anti-Israel activists to gather on university campuses around the world during different weeks in March every year and engage in some horrific Israel bashing.”
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    • Peres

    Peres comes to SA with message of hope and inspiration

    Mar 02, 2016 1 Comment
    Ninety-two-year old Shimon Peres is a living legend, and Johannesburg Jewry thronged to hear him speak at the Sandton Convention Centre on Sunday night. Peres was twice Israeli Prime Minister (1984-1986 and 1995-1996), President (2007-2014) and a Nobel Peace Prize winner (1994). In this picture by Ilan Ossendryver, Peres sits with Israeli Ambassador to SA Arthur Lenk. Ossendryver, who is Jewish Report's official photographer, once served in the same capacity for Shimon Peres himself!
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    Peres draws top MPs among crowd of 1500

    Mar 02, 2016 3 Comments
    The excitement and anticipation in the air were palpable as 1 500 people converged on the Sandton Convention Centre to hear statesman extraordinaire and Nobel laureate Shimon Peres address the community at the launch of the IUA-UCF campaign.
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    • SAIF ANC Bafana HOME

    Exposing young minds to fresh Mideast narrative

    Mar 02, 2016 1 Comment
    Bafana Modise, pictured in Israel, left SA hoping he and his 14 ranking ANCYL and BDS colleagues would come home alive from their SAIF-hosted Mideast educational visit last month. Now, he says, having seen the reality vs. the SA media portrayal they had faced, he would feel quite safe and comfortable to travel to Israel and/or the Palestinian territories alone. Ironically, the travellers went just weeks after President Zuma had called on ANC members for the first time not to travel to Israel. The problems are religious, said several of the party afterwards, not political
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    • Pastors HOME

    Israel trip an eye-opener for SA clergymen

    Feb 10, 2016 14 Comments
    Pictured are part of a group of 20 senior clergymen at the Sea of Galilee who have just returned from what was, clearly, a life-altering experience for them. Not to mention an eye-opener. Read about their experience, where they went, what they did, and – most importantly – why each and every one of them would do it all again – despite the cost. The trip was facilitated by Bridges for Peace and assisted by SAFI and the Cape Fed. This is a great read…
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    • JTA

    Why the Kotel deal is a victory for now, but not forever

    Feb 10, 2016 Go comment!
    On the morning of December 1, 1988, a group of about 70 Jewish women entered the sacred space of the Western Wall. They represented all the major streams of Judaism. Some wore prayer shawls or kippot. Some did not. One woman cradled a Torah in her arms.
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    • Michael

    All’s well that ends well for the Schapiro family

    Feb 10, 2016 Go comment!
    The Department of Home Affairs has reversed an earlier decision to ban the six-year-old Noa Schapiro from re-entering South Africa for five years, splitting her Cape Town family between South Africa and Israel.
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    • Musli Shai

    SA sets alleged Israeli Mobster free on bail

    Jan 29, 2016 Go comment!
    THIS STORY HAS BEEN UPDATED: This week report that suspected Israeli mob boss Shai Musli, who appeared in court on January 18 and released on bail HAS BEEN UPDATED. Israeli TV Channel 10 quoted “sources” and SAPS spokesmen have not responded to Jewish Report Online’s enquiries - but it appears clear that he is free on bail and will be in court again on 1 March for his extradition to Israel hearing. He is wanted there on alleged charges of “assassinations, illegal possession of weapons, racketeering, arson and robbery.”
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    Jews targeted for being Jews - Netanyahu

    Jan 27, 2016 Go comment!
    Jews are again being targeted for being Jews, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of International Holocaust Memorial Day on January 27.
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    • Berland 16 Balloons HOME

    79 balloons for runaway rav’s 79th birthday

    Jan 04, 2016 4 Comments
    Fugitive Rabbi Eliezer Berland celebrated his 79th birthday last week. The rabbi is living in exile in South Africa after he jumped bail and disappeared from the Netherlands earlier this year. His disappearance was discovered after his final appeal against his extradition to Israel was denied and the authorities went to detain him at a hospital where he was reportedly being treated. His Dutch lawyer said in an interview in December that the charges were spurious and that Rabbi Berland intended to settle in SA where he enjoys some sort of "diplomatic immunity".
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    US rabbis join Bibi, Livni in slamming radical Jews

    Dec 28, 2015 4 Comments
    US rabbis add their “outrage” to those of Israeli society, politicians & security organisations in slamming release of video taken at a wedding attended by associates of Jewish terror suspects. The revellers at the hareidi wedding wave knives, guns and a picture of one of those burned in the Duma attack that left 3 dead in July. The remaining member of the family is still in hospital recovering from burn wounds. SEE THE 20-second VIDEO & catch up on the horrific story. See why we included this in our Top-Reads of the Year.
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    • Chrismas - patriarch HOME

    'Bethlehem suffocating!' - West Bank mayor

    Dec 25, 2015 1 Comment
    Christian faithful from around the world usually descend on the biblical city of Bethlehem for Christmas Eve celebrations at the traditional birthplace of Jesus. But, while all the normal festivities were there, the people were not. Hotel occupancies dropped as low as 40%. The Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, pictured arriving at the Church of the Nativity in the West Bank City of Bethlehem, Thursday. But the town’s mayor, Vera Baboun, says “The tragedy is that … Bethlehem is suffocating!”
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    EU's labelling law 'disguised anti-Semitism'

    Nov 13, 2015 2 Comments
    The Europe Israel Public Affairs Committee (EIPA) which lobbies on behalf of the Holy Land in Brussels, says: “The question that has to be asked is: Was a move on labelling even necessary? What ends does it serve from an EU perspective other than souring the political milk with one side in the peace process?” Meanwhile, on the home front, anti-Israel groups have managed to get the SA Consumer Commission to open an investigation of the “Israel” labelling issue across the entire retail industry.
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    • Musli Shai

    Israeli's bail, extradition hearings paired

    Nov 11, 2015 2 Comments
    When suspected Israeli crime boss Shai Musli walks into the Randburg Magistrate's Court on Monday for his bail hearing, he may be surprised to find that immediately thereafter he will face an extradition hearing - a charge the SAPS originally arrested him for at Montecasino. SA is becoming well-known as a source, a destination point, as well as a transit route for international criminal escapades. Rivalry and political interference have hamstrung police crime intelligence, allowing organised crime to flourish, say senior sources.
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    • GPO HOME

    Israel, Honduras sign co-operation agreement

    Oct 30, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets Honduran President Alvarado as the countries sign a Declaration of Intent for co-operation in water, education, agriculture, medicine, and security.
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