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    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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    Inspired by remarkable heroism of Israelis

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    TOGETHER WITH ISRAEL! "I am writing this from The Shabbos Project global call centre in Tel Aviv, where calls are being fielded in eight languages from 550 cities in 70 countries around the world," says Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. "Israelis go about their daily lives with determination and dignity in defiance of the violence. In this spirit it has been a privilege to see how so many Israelis are preparing for this year’s Shabbos Project."
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    Teaching about Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Sep 30, 2015 3 Comments
    As a rabbi and Jewish educator, Laurie Zimmerman, a US rabbi and education director, expresses concern as to "Why our Jewish institutions encourage critical thinking when teaching ancient Jewish texts - challenging learners to consider multiple voices, give expression to minority viewpoints and ask difficult questions - but when teaching about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they avoid this approach." Having just returned from Israel for the new US school year, read what she has to say...
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    Expats: Return Jacob’s sheep

    Sep 25, 2015 2 Comments
    When Jews were exiled from the Land of Israel, their sheep followed. Now two Canadians are trying to get some of the biblical sheep back to Israel.
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    Clinton mails show concern with Bibi’s psyche

    Sep 10, 2015 Go comment!
    As US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton spent plenty of time in daunting foreign territory. No, I’m not talking about Myanmar here. I’m speaking of the mind of Benjamin Netanyahu.
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    Artists should go where politicians fear to tread

    Sep 02, 2015 1 Comment
    The idea of acclaimed Israeli conductor Daniel Barenboim conducting a concert with the Berlin Philharmonic Orchestra in Tehran, sounds like fantasy. But that is exactly what was mooted two weeks ago, as an accompaniment to the first official visit to Iran later this year by German Chancellor Angela Merkel. A form of “cultural diplomacy” that might have had a big impact.
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    Enjoy the music while supporting the cause

    Aug 12, 2015 1 Comment
    The South African Zionist Federation is staging a unique pro-Israel one-night-only fundraiser which will see the popular King David String Ensemble from Israel playing Jewish, Chassidic, Israeli and Kletzmer music. They will also play some classical masterpieces. It’s all happening in Sandton on the first Thursday of September and all proceeds are going to fighting anti-Israel initiatives.
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    Israeli start-up puts your face on a latté

    Aug 03, 2015 2 Comments
    Revolutionary new Israeli 3D printing is set to revolutionise barista art. Forget hearts & leaves: Ripples’ newly unveiled system uses technology to print everything from detailed fonts to the face of Elvis on the surface of your cappuccino. Any good barista can put a design atop your cup of latté. But can he write “I Love You” or “Happy Anniversary” in the foam? What about creating an image of the customer’s significant other? Now they can this new “foam printer” which uses milk froth as its canvas and coffee extract as its medium. SEE THE VIDEO...
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    Death to America, Death to Israel

    Jul 20, 2015 6 Comments
    Bibi slams “Iranian ruler Khamenei's (pictured) aggressive and contrary” statements during his weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, adding that: “If someone thought that the extraordinary concessions to Iran would lead to a change in its policy, they received an unequivocal answer over the weekend.”
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    Israel hears about Madiba, Jewry's special relationship

    Jun 24, 2015 2 Comments
    Beth Protea, Truth be Told (TbT) and Wits Alumni co-hosted a talk in Israel on Tuesday by Marlene Bethlehem titled: Mandela and the Jewish Community. Marlene is SA’s serial communal worker and had a close and special relationship with Madiba (pictured left walking with him in Jerusalem). Marlene is also an accomplished tennis player, won the Singles Plate at Wimbledon in ’62 – and her club Champs this year despite being a sprightly 75. She was in Israel to attend the 50th Anniversary of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, of which she is a vice president.
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    Art of The Brick Expo – for all shapes

    Jun 10, 2015 3 Comments
    "The Art of the Brick Exhibition running in the Zone at Rosebank is a marvel, something that appeals to all ages and all types," writes DAVID KATZ. Read his review, check out the pics and see why its one of the most popular exhibits of all types in in the world right now! Next week SAJR Online will be giving away thousands of rand worth of tickets. STAY TUNED...
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    Kipa-Bots get 2nd place in Joburg world champs

    May 13, 2015 Go comment!
    The mind boggles at 12 eighth grade learners from a school in Modiin, Israel who first became Israeli champs and then took 2nd place in the world champs held in Jo'burg last weekend. The international Lego robotics competition required creating robots out of Lego, programmed and fine-tuned to mathematical equations. These imaginative building blocks, marketed originally as toys for the very young, have come a long way. Read about the precision of the robots built by the Israeli teens, see pictures and find out what else they had to do....
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    Ambassador's speech to diplomats on YH67

    May 05, 2015 Go comment!
    Speech by Ambassador Arthur Lenk at Yom Ha’atzmaut event at embassy on 29 April 2015 to over 300 members of the diplomatic corps and prominent members of government, SA Jewry and SA's Israeli population. Before proceedings began, Lenk asked everyone to send their "thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal. It has been an awful few days there and we wish a quick recovery and rebuilding. They are in our hearts."
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    Nepal: latest on Israelis and their babies

    Apr 29, 2015 9 Comments
    Pictured are Israeli travellers with their new-born babies from surrogate mothers in Nepal disembarking from an ElAl rescue plane after it landed at Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday. Also on the ElAl flight were members of Israeli NGO Tevel B’Tzedek, which organises volunteer trips to Nepal. They set up a youth group, provide leadership workshops to women and take Israeli agritech to Nepalese farms & computers to schools. This story has links to all of JR’s stories and on how to help through Jewish Organisations
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    Israel was right to refuse Nzimande visa - Levitas

    Apr 28, 2015 8 Comments
    Cape Fed chairman Ben Levitas, pictured, writing on Policsweb on Monday, explains why he believes that Israel acted correctly in denying Blade Nzimande an entry visa. the minister actively sought the severing of links between UJ and Ben-Gurion University, says Levitas.
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    Bibi’s & Arab Israelis' Yom Ha’atzmaut greetings

    Apr 23, 2015 Go comment!
    WATCH or READ: Independence Day a 'Renaissance of National Culture' PM’s message was a dedication to human rights. "We've built a robust and healthy democracy, where freedom is sacrosanct and human rights are enshrined in our laws for all. We've built a society in which all Israel's citizens are equal under the law, Arab and Jew alike." Also read Israeli-Arab Aharish’s speech at ceremony: “This is our country, we have no other.”
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    Apple buys Israeli tech co for $20m

    Apr 22, 2015 2 Comments
    Expect to find yet more Israeli tech in your iPhones and iPads in future. Israeli tech firm LinX - known for developing high resolution miniature cameras - has been acquired by Apple. Most of the world’s tech giants, including Microsoft, Intel, Apple and many more do a lot of their product development in Israel, often in partnership with Israeli tech companies.
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    Remembering all of those who fell for us

    Apr 21, 2015 Go comment!
    SEE THE MOVING VIDEO. Thousands of SA Jews will attend Yom Hazikaron remembrance ceremonies throughout the country tonight. Get the details here, read about the history of the Day of Remembrance (full name: Yom Hazikaron l'Chalalei Ma'arachot Yisrael ul'Nifgaei Peulot Ha'eivah) and see why and when it became a separate holiday.
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    Bumper 31 Top Zionist reads from Bev

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    We are catching up 4 weeks’ worth of Bev Goldman’s Picks of the Week. There are 31 great reads to pick from and Jewish Report Online publishes the dates, authors, titles and a synopsis of each item for the convenience of our users. There is also a live link to each item for those who want to read more completely now, or print out as a great Shabbos read. Bev searches the web for the best Zionism reads every week.
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    Celebrating Israel's 67th Birthday in style

    Apr 14, 2015 Go comment!
    The Jews of Israel, South Africa and, indeed, worldwide will attend events to celebrate Israel’s 67th Independence Day next Wednesday. And, true to form, the SA Zionist Federation will be holding a dashing event at Yeshiva College for Joburg Jewish families that is guaranteed to continue their history of offering crowd-pleasers, including Israeli singing sensation, Gad Elbaz, pictured.
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