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    Video contender: ‘Pot in the Latkes’

    Dec 16, 2015 1 Comment
    Contender for top Chanukah song is a real howler. Watch this video (and read lyrics) by Jewish rapper who offers eating deep-fried carbs without guilt
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    JNF: Merry Xmas, have a tree

    Dec 16, 2015 1 Comment
    Keeping up annual tradition, JNF distributes trees to Israel’s churches, monasteries, convents, embassies, journalists and general public
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    Israel to add 1 000 new hotel rooms

    Dec 10, 2015 1 Comment
    For the first time in the history of Israel, the Israel Land Authority and the Tourism Ministry are publishing a tender to establish a national chain of five budget hotels - an addition of nearly 1 000 hotel rooms.
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    Einat Wilf - razor-sharp master of many trades

    Nov 25, 2015 Go comment!
    What is a Zionist? The term is an often contested one, not just by placard-bearing protesters and angry academics, but by Israelis themselves
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    Terror shakes suburban normalcy of Gush Etzion

    Nov 25, 2015 Go comment!
    A soldier stands inside a U-shaped concrete barrier at a quiet roundabout at the Gush Etzion junction, helmet strapped on and armoured vest tied to his waist.
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    Telfed academic programme gains momentum.

    Nov 25, 2015 Go comment!
    A new academic programme providing a structured and supervised framework for South African students who would like to pursue tertiary education in Israel - a Telfed initiative - was launched at the home of Dori Weil in Johannesburg last weekend.
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    'Je Suis Paris' say Israelis en masse

    Nov 16, 2015 4 Comments
    Thousands of Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv, showing solidarity with France following a series of terror attacks in Paris on Friday night. French Ambassador to Israel Patrick Maisonnave presided over the rally, which took place Saturday evening in Tel Aviv’s Rabin Square. Maisonnave said France had been targeted in particular for its part in the fight against terrorism and ISIS, and thanked Israel for its support. “It is a vivid testimony to that fact that France is not alone in this struggle,” he said.
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    Stopping hearing about the 'Stabbing Intifada"

    Nov 05, 2015 2 Comments
    This article was translated from French by Steven B Kennedy and appeared in Algemeiner on October 21. Dr Lévy is one of France’s most famous philosophers. He will be a keynote speaker at the SA Jewish Board of Deputies Conference ‘Gathering Voices’ on Sunday, November 22 at Gold Reef City in Johannesburg.
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    In tense eastern Jerusalem, Arabs and Jews hunker down

    Nov 04, 2015 Go comment!
    To get to the Jewish compound in the eastern Jerusalem neighbourhood of Silwan, residents arrange in advance for an armoured van to pick them up at a spot adjacent to the walls of the Old City.
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    Terror in Israel doesn’t get SA expats down

    Oct 28, 2015 1 Comment
    Many South Africans are concerned about the safety of relatives and friends in Israel amid the current wave of terror attacks sweeping many parts of the Jewish state. The murderous attacks by individuals, usually armed with knives, or using vehicles as battering-rams, are difficult to prevent.
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    ME instability: My enemy’s enemy is my friend

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    At the end of September, Russian warplanes began aerial bombing raids in Syria, adding to the already complex dynamics of the Syrian civil war, which has raged unabated since 2011. What prompted this intervention? What does it say about Russia’s place in the world? And what does this mean for Israel?
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    Searching Moroccan mountains for etrogs

    Sep 18, 2015 4 Comments
    I was traveling deep into the rural communities of Morocco's Atlas Mountains, and so I'd expected to get a little dusty. But no one readied me for this afternoon trek in the desert sun.
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    ANC lekgotla aims the big stick at SA Jews and some companies

    Sep 09, 2015 1 Comment
    The South African Jewish community is seething with anger and is also deeply alarmed after Obed Bapela, head of the ANC’s national executive committee’s subcommittee on international relations, announced that the ANC was considering banning dual citizenship - aimed primarily at stopping South African citizens serving in the Israeli military. Although the ANC officially outlawed young Jewish South Africans undergoing military training in Israel in 1998, the party now wants an outright ban on the practice as well as implementing a crackdown on private sector ties with Israel.
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    Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?

    Sep 04, 2015 3 Comments
    Now that the enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran, is not about to go away.
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  • Learning more about Israel - in Modimolle

    Sep 02, 2015 1 Comment
    Support for Israel can sometimes come from unlikely places. Modimolle - known as Nylstroom until 2002 - is a sleepy farming town of 45 000 inhabitants nestling near the Waterberg in Limpopo Province, about 200 km north of Johannesburg.
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    African leaders show support for Israel at summit

    Sep 02, 2015 Go comment!
    African leaders from the church, business and civil society, proudly affirmed their support for Israel at the second African Leadership Summit, held in Jerusalem from August 24 - 26.
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    The Road to Recovery - a grass roots act of reconciliation

    Sep 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Once or twice a week, Amatzia Dayan from Kibbutz Ein Hashofet, drives in the early morning through the security border crossing near Magen Shaul to pick up Palestinian children and their families from Jenin, to ferry them to Rambam Hospital in Haifa.
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    Olesker speaks in Cape Town:Jews have an excellent story to tell the world

    Sep 02, 2015 Go comment!
    The Jews have forgotten how to tell their story, yet no other nation has a better story than the Jews do, Olesker told a Cape Town audience when he spoke at the Green and Sea Point Hebrew Congregation, hosted by the South African Zionist Federation Cape Council and the Marais Road Shul.
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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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    • GAY

    6 marchers stabbed at Jerusalem gay pride

    Jul 31, 2015 18 Comments
    Six marchers were stabbed at Jerusalem’s annual gay pride parade — allegedly by the man who stabbed three people at the parade in 2005.
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