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    See Israelis marking Yom HaZikaron since 1950

    Apr 22, 2015 2 Comments
    A fascinating pictorial insight of Israelis commemorating Yom HaZikaron (Israel’s Memorial Day for Fallen Soldiers). Jewish Report Online has selected six pictures dating between 1950 and 2015 that show the evolving national identity in Israel, as well as times of sombre national moods – as is the case this year after the losses in Gaza in 2014. INCLUDES A SHORT, MOVING VID FROM ISRAEL YESTERDAY
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    Israeli teacher's pre-schoolers wear yellow star

    Apr 21, 2015 2 Comments
    Parents express support for teacher who had kindergarten students wear yellow star on erev Yom Hashoah. While Israeli & world Jewish media slammed the Rishon Lezion teacher, who was suspended last week after a parent complained, other parents came to her support. The Facebook page of the Rishon Lezion municipality was filled with messages of support. Was it correct or not? WHAT DO THE SABJE SAY ABOUT IT? What do our users say? Read the facts & join the converation
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    Israeli ice hockey team's big expectations

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    The national ice hockey team of Israel has touched down in Cape Town for a busy week of intense competition, vying for the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) Division II Group B World Championship, writes ILAN HERRMANN, pictured.
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    A time of reflection and of celebration

    Apr 14, 2015 Go comment!
    In SA last year, writes ARIELA CARNO, pictured, over 12 000 South Africans rallied behind the state of Israel during Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut.
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    Israelis in Europe get themselves organised

    Apr 06, 2015 1 Comment
    Hebrew books are the “social glue” for European Sabras says a Dutch Israeli who has lived in Holland since the 1990s. Reading Hebrew, says Serge Lypcyz, allows expat Israelis to feel connected to their country of birth.
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    Project-W distances itself from Wits SRC

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    The five-person Project-W faction on the Wits SRC making up 40 per cent of the SRC, were never consulted and have, in fact, issued a statement this week to say that their members distance themselves from the City Of Johannesburg's "Palestinian Solidarity Week". Their leader, commonly known as "Mighti Jamie" made some serious allegations regarding the governance of the SRC in this open letter and, in fact, also delivered a letter of concern to VC Habib who immediately instituted an inquiry regarding Jamie's very serious claims. Jewish Report understands there are claims of SRC funds being used to support BDS and IAW - as was the case at Rhodes some years back.
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    How ordinary Israelis view the election

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    As the dust settles on last week’s elections and Israelis have had a week to debate about and reflect on the Likud victory and the way forward as Benjamin Netanyahu forms his coalition, a number of interesting comments and thoughts have arisen as people try to figure out where Israel is now headed.
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    A true servant of the Jewish people

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Hardly a rung below in fame from the prime ministers of Israel he served, Yehuda Avner, described by his son-in-law David Sable as “a true servant of the Jewish people”, died in his Jerusalem home on Tuesday at the age of 86.
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    After divisive campaign, Israelis render a split verdict

    Mar 24, 2015 Go comment!
    "Against all odds: a great victory for the Likud. A major victory for the people of Israel!" Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu posted on Twitter, after it had become apparent that he had beaten his main Zionist Union rival Isaac Herzog, for the right to form a coalition in Israel’s 120 seat Knesset.
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    Thousands flock to mock election website

    Mar 18, 2015 Go comment!
    Over 7,000 page-views with an average of over four minutes each clearly indicates that South Africans poured in to read and vote in the Israeli Embassy’s mock-election. Who did they vote for? Read on and find out…
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    Aubrey's crystal ball: Latest predictions

    Mar 11, 2015 4 Comments
    It looks like Bibi is still the front-runner according to our election pundit, serial communal worker and Cape Town attorney Aubrey Katzeff. He is a close follower of Israeli elections who is famed for calling them right. See what his crystal ball says this week, and why.
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    Aubrey calls outcome for Israel Elections

    Mar 09, 2015 Go comment!
    It looks like a safe win is on the cards for Bibi according to election pundit, communal worker and Cape Town attorney Aubrey Katzeff. He is a close follower of Israeli elections who almost always calls the outcome correctly, or, if not, he is at least very close.
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    SAUJS hold back BDS’ IAW tsunami

    Mar 03, 2015 4 Comments
    BDS calls “Israel Apartheid Week” whilst Jewish students dub it “Israel Awareness Week” – whatever you want to call it - IAW 2015 looks to be a draw at this stage. The Jewish students, bolstered by help from many quarters, are certainly holding their own. Read how SAUJS is doing it, their strategy, who is assisting them and why they are staying on top. ALSO, SEE LOTS OF PICTURES THAT SAY A THOUSAND WORDS…
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    Israeli conductor dies during Swiss concert

    Feb 04, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli conductor Israel Yinon collapsed and died as he was conducting a concert in the Swiss city of Lucerne. The 59-year-old was in the middle of leading “An Alpine Symphony” by German composer Richard Strauss Thursday night when he slumped, falling headlong to the ground, the AFP news agency reported.
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    Buying knowledge & using brains in Israel

    Feb 01, 2015 2 Comments
    The recently-announced launch of the revolutionary Windows 10 with holographic capabilities will mark yet another Microsoft product containing a lot of acquired Israeli intellectual capital & a lot of work that was pioneered at some of the many Microsoft-Israel – and Intel’s Israeli - R&D facilities. Join the 13-mil who have seen this sneak preview video – and find out more about the incredible MS/Israel partnership. THIS IS THE MUST-READ STORY OF THE WEEK!
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    Bibi’s planned Congress speech roils US Jewry

    Jan 30, 2015 1 Comment
    When Israel wants something from the United States, it typically makes three stops: the pro-Israel lobby, Jewish members of Congress and the White House. Pictured: Israeli Ambassador to the United States Ron Dermer, defended Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's decision to address Congress on Iran in March. PHOTOGRAPH: EMBASSY OF ISRAEL
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    Israel offers consular services in Cape Town

    Jan 21, 2015 13 Comments
    The Israeli embassy in Pretoria announced on Tuesday that they will be offering many of their consular services from Cape Town now as well as in future. People will be able to take in all their applications for passports, IDs, etc. which will be processed and sent back by mail, they said.
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    17 injured, 4 critical in TA terror attack

    Jan 21, 2015 2 Comments
    Seventeen people were wounded, some seriously, when a Palestinian terrorist boarded a bus in Begin Road near the Beit Maariv Bridge in Tel Aviv and stabbed the bus driver and a number of passengers before fleeing.
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    Tensions mount on Israel’s northern border

    Jan 21, 2015 2 Comments
    Israel has reportedly deployed Iron Dome anti-missile defence systems in the country’s north out of fear of retaliation following the alleged Israeli Airforce helicopter strike on Syria on Sunday.
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    Israel to host biggest sports event ever

    Jan 19, 2015 1 Comment
    More than 40 000 runners are expected to descend upon Tel Aviv - the Nonstop City - to participate in the 2015 Tel Aviv Marathon which will be taking place on February 27. Runners from Israel and abroad will participate together in Israel's largest international sports event. The marathon is as diverse as its participants and encompasses the entire city, passing through the heart of Tel Aviv and its main streets and sites.
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