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    • Netanyahu wins election1

    Latest returns give Likud decisive victory

    Mar 18, 2015 2 Comments
    Official Israeli election returns showed Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud party heading toward a decisive victory over Zionist Union.
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    • Sharansky with Vladimir

    “I don’t want to be the Commissar of Aliyah”

    Mar 11, 2015 6 Comments
    JA head wants all Jews to make Aliyah, but doesn't believe they should be forced to. He sat down for an hour with SAJR’s Ant Katz at his Sandton hotel. He was a keynote speaker at the Fed’s four-yearly national conference. Sharansky’s key message to SA Jewry: “How long is there a future for Jews in SA? You must decide. If you want to come (to Israel), we will welcome you.” But, he added, the JA would support & strengthen Jewish life in the diaspora for those who chose to remain. Read his views on tackling anti-Semitism & a host of different issues.
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    • Spy Cables HOME4

    'Arrogant' Israeli spy infuriated SA intelligence

    Mar 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Fall-out continues from the leaks of Top Secret spy cables from SA – this time setting out clearly that SA spooks see Mossad as a "difficult and insistent service." Read one secret SA intelligence file consisting of a 55-page leaked SSA document titled: Geopolitical Country and Intelligence Assessment on Israel. Other leaked documents show the sharp differences that emerged in the espionage relationship in the post-apartheid years, describing numerous tense encounters between the spies of the two nations' secret services.
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    We won’t let Jews become easy targets -BENNETT

    Feb 15, 2015 2 Comments
    “We will not accept when Jews are simply shot on the streets of Europe” Israel's Diaspora Minister Naftali Bennett told leaders of the Danish Jewish community this morning. This came in the wake of the murder of a Jewish security guard who was shot and killed at a Copenhagen shul last night. Bennett expressed his condolences to the guard’s family. “The State of Israel stands by you in this difficult time, ready to assist in any way." ALSO READ THE LATEST REPORTS & LINKS FROM THE HUFFINGTON POST...
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    • Yinin Israel

    Follow Israel's 2015 poll in English

    Feb 04, 2015 1 Comment
    From polls, to reporting, to political parody videos – here’s a guide from TABLET MAG which gives you everything you need to know on how to follow the Israeli Elections, daily, hourly Online - and in English. This is a too-close-to-call event, say the pundits, so keep your eye on the ball.
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    • Terror funerals crowds FULL

    Throngs turn out in J’sem for terror funeral

    Jan 14, 2015 2 Comments
    Thousands of people attended the funeral in Jerusalem for the four victims of the attack on the kosher supermarket in Paris last Shabbos. Addressing the crowds, President Reuven Rivlin said: “At moments such as these, I stand before you broken-hearted, shaken and in pain, and with me stands an entire nation.” French government minister Segolene Royal told the mourners in her native language that “Anti-Semitism has no place in France. Each hit suffered by a Jew is a hit suffered by the French people.” Pictured is an inconsolable family-member.
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    75% of violent attacks go unreported –WZO

    Jan 05, 2015 2 Comments
    Over 100 Zionist leaders from 20 countries assembled in Brussels in December after 2013’s unprecedented growth in violent acts of anti-Semitism were dwarfed by those of 2014. Conference hoist, the WZO's Yaakov Hagoel, said delegates had come from all over the globe to say: “Enough!” He laid the blame squarely on the governments of host countries and said emphatically: “No more humiliation of Jews. No more murder of Jews. No more anti-Semitism. We are proud to have one Jewish state with our own army.”
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    • Bev Goldman - HOME

    7 Great Zionist reads for New Year weekend

    Dec 31, 2014 Go comment!
    Bev’s back with some interesting reads for the New Year weekend. Goldman is the doyen of SA Zionist communicators – having spent a decade at the helm of the SAZF’s communications department, producing the FedSpeak newspaper and running Media Team Israel.
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    • bibi - dec 14 - HOME

    Bibi’s govt falls apart, election looms

    Dec 03, 2014 2 Comments
    Israel’s parliament will vote today to dissolve itself & trigger early elections next March. This follows PM Benjamin Netanyahu’s sacking of two significant centrist ministers from important coalition partners for disobedience. They were finance minister, Yair Lapid, and justice minister, Tzipi Livni. Netanyahu’s 22-month-old government had been facing wide internal disagreements but he straw that broke the camel’s back is thought to have been Lapid’s and Livni’s, response to a bill banning a newspaper that serves as a mouthpiece for Netanyahu. Read more…
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    • Druze-Embrace

    'We're Am Yisroel' says Israeli Druze leader

    Nov 24, 2014 Go comment!
    Ataf Farchat, chairman of the Druze Zionist Council of Israel, says: “We are the nation of Israel.” Many Orthodox Jews last week attended the funeral of Zidan Saif, the Druze policeman mortally wounded in trying to stop the terror attack at the Kehilat Bnei Torah Synagogue in Har Nof on Tuesday. Jewish Report delved deeper. Who are the Druze. What religion do they follow? Where do they fit into the picture? Read this fascinating story…
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    • Har-nof-HOME

    Israel grieves after J’salem shul atrocity

    Nov 19, 2014 5 Comments
    7 dead and many wounded at J’sem Shul Monday. Bibi promises to get tough, families taken in for questioning, homes to be demolished. See funeral pics and latest on the story. Israeli police are now starting to barricade sections of East and West Jerusalem which will hinder many businesses and movement of labour. Whereas the West Bank has been walled off, traffic between largely Palestinian East Jerusalem and the largely Jewish West has previously been allowed to operate without checkpoints.
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    Woolies gets BDS anti-demo interdict

    Nov 14, 2014 2 Comments
    “Woolworths takes a further step to protect customers & employees” against BDS protests, saying that “While we respect the right to protest peacefully and lawfully, the safety of our employees and customers come first.” Woolies announced today that it has “filed a court application to protect our employees and customers from the increasing unlawful protests inside our stores.” BDS were quick to put out a counter-statement which if full of hyperbole and vitriol. Read all about it, and the history of the Woolies, BDS and “Which Little Piggy” saga…
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    • Lemkus Dalia - HOME

    'Beautiful daughter of SA olim' dies

    Nov 12, 2014 8 Comments
    A woeful tribute to SA expat Dalya Lemkus z'l, who was born in Emmarentia, Johannesburg, survived a stabbing attack in ’06 but not the one she faced this week.
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    • Proser Ron

    We won’t give up Jerusalem Prosor tells UN

    Nov 05, 2014 7 Comments
    Israel is neither occupier nor settler. Israel is our home and Jerusalem is the eternal capital of our sovereign state. Jewish homes in Jewish homeland never been one of the many threats in M/E. It is time for Palestinians to realise that all children of Abraham - Jews, Christians and Muslims alike - are not doomed to live together in war, but rather destined to live together in peace. I issue this promise from the people of the Promised Land - under our watch, Jerusalem, our eternal capital, will remain a free and open city for all people & for all time. Read more...
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    • Zionist Spring

    Zionist Spring membership is free, says Rolene

    Oct 22, 2014 3 Comments
    The community is full of questions over the launch of SA affiliate which has led to a spate of inquiries to both SAJR & organisers about just what it is all about. ROLENE MARKS explains…
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    • Nepal - Agam

    Horror in the Himalayas claims Israeli lives

    Oct 19, 2014 Go comment!
    Three Israelis confirmed dead, a fourth death suspected, seven injured and MDA reports today that some 50 are still missing after Thursday’s massive avalanche in Nepal. Israeli dead and injured returned today. See who died, how it all happened and what’s being done for those still missing. All but one of the missing Israelis are believed to be safe but have yet to contact their families or authorities. Read how Israel mobilised their rescue efforts…
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    • Zionist Spring

    Zionist Spring story caused quite a stir

    Oct 14, 2014 Go comment!
    Story on pending launch of SA affiliate of ZS last week led to a spate of enquiries to both SAJR & organisers who were unsure of just what it was all about. ROLENE MARKS explains…
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    • Zionist Spring

    Zionist Spring needs help to launch in SA

    Oct 05, 2014 1 Comment
    The Zionist Spring movement has officially launched in the US & Canada & now needs members in SA to comply with World Zionist Organisation rules & launch in SA. Jewish Report has made it easy for those who want to join up, by uploading the application form to the website. Simply click to download the attached MEMBERSHIP FORM (membership is free!) which is in Word format, click on the e-mail address in the following paragraph and attach the form. Easy as pie!
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    • Rivlin HOME

    World needs new rules for new warfare

    Sep 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin tells foreign diplomats ahead of Rosh Hashanah that wars used to take place between countries, but today a new form of warfare, waged between countries & terrorists. As country governed by Rule of Law & recognising International Law, Israel believes the international legal system now needs to provide a comprehensive and relevant judicial response to these new wars. “The international Laws of War can no longer ignore this new situation that is so very different from traditional warfare,” he said.
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    Fighting terrorism within law a daunting challenge

    Sep 03, 2014 1 Comment
    How does Israel control its armed forces’ behaviour when fighting terrorists within a few kilometres from its towns and cities, to ensure proper legal principles - Israeli and international - are adhered to? This was a thought-provoking talk by Israeli Supreme Court justice and former attorney general, Elyakim Rubinstein (pictured) at Limmud last weekend.
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