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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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    Tourism is booming - in and out of Israel

    Sep 02, 2014 Go comment!
    2013 was a record year, breaking the 3-5 mil visitors’ barrier for the first time, and 2014 seems set to beat that hands down. Ben-Gurion Airport is and has been operating nonstop. Where do most of Israel’s tourists come from? What are the most popularly visited cities and sights? How has it become the tiny Jewel of the Mediterranean? How many people does the sector employ? What are the predictions going forward? What a great read…
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    SA’s ambulance to carry name of first to fall

    Aug 13, 2014 Go comment!
    Come on users, MDA really need our help here! No matter how big or how small, they need MDA-SA and the Jewish Report Online have teamed up to make it hassle free. One click and its done. Or, if you are able to assist by contributing to the SA ambulance, it’s just one phone call. The lines are secure and the need is dire. SA Jewry has done so much that we have been honoured to have our ambulance as the first. Read on, and let’s not let the hard-working guys at MDA-SA down!
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    • JNF - Amber Cummins, Benji Shulman, Berenice McArthur and Laura Siegel of the JNF with some of the more than 3500 trees they donated to the Mamelodi community

    JNF donates bomb shelters

    Aug 13, 2014 Go comment!
    SA friends of JNF have sent money to Israel for the building of two bomb shelters in the south of the country. Jewry world-wide “has made a big effort to shelter the people of the south (of Israel) and supply more shelters where ever needed,” said Amber Cummins (pictured), the administrative director of the Jewish National Fund of South Africa (JNF-SA).
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    MDA-SA’s ambulance to carry first name

    Aug 06, 2014 Go comment!
    During a teleconference of all MDA “Friend” societies globally this morning, it was decided that diaspora supporters of Israel’s medical emergency and ambulance service would donate 64 ambulances in November – one for each of those who lost their lives in Operation Protective Edge. And SA will have pride of place - in part thanks to Jewish Report readers. Our ambulance will bear the name of the first soldier who fell. Read more, see how you can help...
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    “Generosity of SAJR users amazing” says MDA chair Hyman

    Jul 30, 2014 Go comment!
    Z’l Barkai Ishar Shor (pictured), an MDA volunteer driver who died when his ambulance took a direct hit from a rocket yesterday on his way to a call-out, was a qualified surgeon. He is one of the 5 civilian and 48 military victims of the Gaza offensive. SAJR users have donated over R40k through the MDS-SA/SAJR CLICK-ATHON campaign. With a single click, users can donate as little as R18. Read the latest on what’s happening in Israel and how you can help,
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    • Rabbi Eliezer Berland - HOME

    R. Berland: "Bibi quit, you're not doing anything"

    Jul 23, 2014 9 Comments
    EXCLUSIVE: Rabbi-on-the-run Eliezer Berland is in the headlines again after calling on Bibi to quit. The following day, say his followers, the PM went into Gaza. Read Rabbi Berland’s Prayer for Israel – published for the first time today. Hear him speak on a radio podcast. Listen to why his followers believe he can bring peace to all – and how they believe he is already doing it. What are his immediate plans? Read why he is about to fulfil the mitzvah of Vayivrach Ya’akov…
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    • RoRo Protective Edge full

    Who has the energy to think about it?

    Jul 23, 2014 Go comment!
    Our kids are in the middle of their annual summer holidays - what a holiday! All activity cancelled, the beaches empty, the water parks - not a soul.
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    '13 Israeli soldiers have died today'

    Jul 20, 2014 Go comment!
    At 17:33 Israel time, Magen David Adom (MDA) - the Israeli equivalent of the Red Cross or in Muslim countries the Red Crescent - put out the following announcement: “Magen David Adom informs with great sadness that 13 Israeli soldiers have died today. MDA teams took part in their evacuation. Baruch Dayan Ha’Emet.” MDA needs our help, read what you can do…
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    • Dispatches - Rolene HOME

    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Thursday pm

    Jul 18, 2014 4 Comments
    On Wednesday kids from Gan Yavne enjoyed some respite from sirens & booms, reports Rolene, “by spending time in Modiin's municipal pool. The city of Modiin is opening its arms to our Iron Dome soldiers as well, feeding them and doing their laundry as they cannot leave their towers.” As Roro says, Israelis are remarkably resilient, warm and generous … one thing is for sure, this plucky little country is the very example of grace under pressure.
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    • MDA at Gaza Crossing - HOME

    MDA’s heroes from the horse’s mouth

    Jul 17, 2014 Go comment!
    Read the emotional report by URI SHAHAM, the bureau chief (and himself a paramedic) of MDA's Director General the Paramedic who was touring the area near the scene of the first Israeli fatality at Erez Crossing. Shamam tells of trying to save the life of the civilian casualty after the young man was critically injured delivering food to the soldiers. MDA REALLY NEEDS SA JEWRY’s HELP – read what you can do…
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    • Dispatches - Rolene HOME

    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Tuesday pm

    Jul 15, 2014 Go comment!
    Roro sent the following letter to all SA media. “Wonder if anyone will print...?” she asks. “I humbly apologise to you and your readers and to the world for our leaders defending our right to live. Here in Israel, we consider living a basic human right. The indignation of journalists, commentators and your readership has prompted them to spew forth some of the most vile invective we have seen other than that of Der Sturmer circa 1940’s and the letters and op-eds posted in your publication have educated me in a new level of hatred.”
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    • Lerner Peter JMS - HOME

    LATEST: Rockets fired from Lebanon today

    Jul 11, 2014 Go comment!
    Ant Katz reports all the latest news. Israel intensifies attacks Friday with more than 900 targets now attacked in Gaza. For the first time rockets have been fired at Israel from Lebanon today and Ben Gurion airport was closed for the first time today – but has now reopened. Obama has called Bibi to condemn the rocket attacks on Israel by Hamas & says US is willing to try & negotiate a cease-fire. Israel has fired back at Lebanon. See Gaza Harbour in flames.
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    • Dispatches - Rolene HOME

    Dispatches from the Israeli front – Thurs pm

    Jul 11, 2014 Go comment!
    I was thinking to myself that we are in a state of "new normal". It has become normal for me to carry on with my work while hearing the booms of Iron Dome doing her thing. A ground offensive seems imminent with 40 000 reservists called up. Our friends, son's, brothers, lovers are the army of Israel, with steely eyed determination, they will protect us.
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    • Boys home

    Memorial service at Y-College tonight

    Jul 01, 2014 Go comment!
    Services in Joburg, CT, PE, EL, Dbn and Pta.
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  • Netanyahu warns world Jewry of three battles

    Jun 24, 2014 2 Comments
    The battle against anti-Semitism, the battle against loss of identity and the battle to ensure that radical Muslims do not have weapons of mass destruction are the three great challenges of our day. These are the major battles facing world Jewry, both in Israel and out, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told over 100 senior jewish journalists from over 30 countries this week.
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  • Peres and Bibi address Jewish media at opening

    Jun 22, 2014 Go comment!
    Speaking to a room packed with journalists, Peres confirmed an earlier statement that he would be addressing the matter of the release of Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard, who has languished in an American prison for longer than the 27 years of Madiba’s incarceration in SA. Peres praised PA leader Mahmoud Abbas as a man he could trust.
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