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  • The Peace process & the fear factor

    Feb 06, 2014 Go comment!
    The name of the game on the streets in Israel is the Fear Factor, writes SAJR Online blogger Barry Shaw in his latest post. As always, Barry, a well-known writer, offers food for thought to all. “As negotiations with the Palestinians wind down to their inconclusive ending, panic-stricken voices are being ratcheted up to agree, or not agree, a deal,” blogs Barry. Read this…
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  • Bev's good, bad & uglies of the week!

    Feb 05, 2014 Go comment!
    SAJR Online’s best-read blogger, Bev Goldman, has been out trolling the World Wide Web – quite literally – to bring us the Top-Ten Zionist reads of the week. And, as always, there is a spread of media, countries and opinions to choose from. The good, the bad and the ugly! Bev brings them all. Download what you like for your relaxed Shabbos reading – many users tell us they do.
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  • Quintessential "new Jew" saved Israel 3 times

    Jan 22, 2014 Go comment!
    David Abel, the national vice chairman of Likud South Africa, gave a much-hailed address at the Cape Town memorial service for Ariel Sharon last week. Abel’s concluding statement: “Thank God for Ariel Sharon! Farewell captain, my captain! May You Rest in Peace. Shalom Arik - probably the greatest warrior of the Jewish People since Samson!” drew a standing ovation.
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  • Fed's: “Meet Sergeant Benjamin Anthony”

    Jan 21, 2014 Go comment!
    Talk focuses on IDF's morality - arguably the world’s most ethical army. A brilliant presentation educates on trials faced by Israel’s young conscripts.
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  • Sharon: A fighter to the very end

    Jan 11, 2014 7 Comments
    Former Israeli PM Ariel Sharon has died at 85. Born in Israel, he fought in every war – and lived eight years after a devastating stroke that doctors expected to kill him in weeks or months. He'll get a State funeral according to latest Israeli media reports. The general-turned-politician who inspired both love and hate as one of Israel's most controversial leaders, passed peacefully says his son.
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  • Quiet diplomacy 'strategy' or public confrontation

    Jan 07, 2014 3 Comments
    Jews have been taken out of the ghetto, but has the ghetto been taken out of SA Jewry?
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  • German convert is MasterChef

    Dec 20, 2013 Go comment!
    Half of Israel watched German-born Tom Franz, converted, kosher & Israeli citizen their #1-rated TV show, MasterChef.
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  • "The world says farewell to a great man"

    Dec 18, 2013 Go comment!
    “Nelson Mandela was not an ideologue; he was far more than that. He was an example. No other person was such an unbelievable example of forgiveness. He was imprisoned, he was alone but he never lost hope, never doubted that a day would come when people would again become one united human race.” -PRESIDENT SHIMON PERES
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  • Knesset speaker heads Israeli Delegation

    Dec 12, 2013 Go comment!
    Israel sent a high-powered delegation for the Madiba Memorial, including Speaker of Parliament Yuli Edelstein & 5 other parliamentarians.
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  • In each of us resides a small Mandela

    Dec 09, 2013 Go comment!
    One of the first to issue condolences, Peres has since penned this deeply thoughtful and insightful message issued Friday. "Mandela was an example to us all. In each of us resides a small Mandela. In each of us there is a force of forgiveness & hope that rejects discrimination & hate. Now we can see clearly that all of us can learn from SA. The world has lost a great leader that changed the course of history with his courage."
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  • Mandela’s Passing: Israel issues statement

    Dec 06, 2013 1 Comment
    Israeli President Shimon Peres (pictured) issued a special statement this morning on the passing of Nelson Mandela. "The world lost a great leader who changed the course of history," said Perez.
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  • The new face of Pan-African Israel lobbying

    Nov 27, 2013 4 Comments
    Millions of pro-Israeli Christians are on the move – and linking up in a newly-formed Pan-African lobby group. Well-known Cape Israel lobbyist-couple Luba and Ncedi Mayekiso have signed up 600,000 followers of their new Africa for Israel Christian Coalition (AFICC) and thousands more are joining weekly. “In Nigeria over 3,000 pastors in 22 states have started to mobilise themselves,” Luba told Jewish Report today
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  • Get your FedSpeak on a PDF

    Nov 19, 2013 2 Comments
    Mazeltov to Isla. Editor Bev Goldman is excited about the new SAJR Online site and a future digital partnership
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  • “It’s nice to know SA Jewry has my back”

    Nov 19, 2013 1 Comment
    Israeli Ambassador Arthur Lenk told a packed hall at Beyachad last night that it was up to SA Jewry to attend to their relationship with the SA community and government. My job here is as a diplomat representing a foreign country, said Lenk, adding that “it’s nice to know that SA Jewry has my back.” You as South Africans have to speak about domestic issues. But from what I have seen I think that my brothers and sisters here in SA are skilled at showing why SA Jewry is important.
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  • Follow Ambassador Lenk with us live tonight!

    Nov 18, 2013 Go comment!
    The Likud-SA and Zionist Federation’s hosting of the Israeli ambassador at Beyachad tonight has been a sell-out! But, fear not users, the Jewish Report Online will be live blogging from the event on His Excellency Ambassador Arthur Lenk’s talk on the topic ‘Israel and South Africa: Imagining the possibilities’!
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  • Another world-first for tiny Israel

    Oct 30, 2013 Go comment!
    Israel started to conceive their new disaster communications centre after 9/11 and commissioned it after Carmel. Now they are offering to share the tech with the world. SA donors contributing R2.5m over 2 years towards the massive cost of the project.
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  • Meet SA's man in Israel: Sisa Ngombane

    Oct 13, 2013 2 Comments
    DIRCO replaced their ambassador to Israel last Dec with the most savvy & experienced candidate available, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary* Sisa Ngombane.
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  • 40% of all Ashkenazis eminate from just 4 Euro-mothers

    Oct 13, 2013 2 Comments
    New study of maternal lineage shows 40% of all Ashkenazi Jews can trace their genetic line back to just four “founding” mothers - all of them European.
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