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  • ElAl planes first to fire lasers

    Apr 01, 2014 1 Comment
    Israel is finally ready to combat shoulder-launched missiles and they’re going to do it with lasers. Israel’s Ministry of Defence announced last week that Elbit Systems SkyShield, developed in Israel, had successfully completed tests & has been certified for commercial use to combat the threat of man-portable surface-to-air missile systems by combining advanced laser detection & disruption technologies.
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  • Razel Johannesburg bound

    Mar 20, 2014 Go comment!
    Winning Israel’s secular Song of the Year competition three months ago rocked (pictured) Haredi singer Yonatan Razel’s perceptions of where he fits in. He spoke to the SAJR from his home in Jerusalem about his forthcoming concert in Johannesburg.
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  • Let’s talk Dialogue not Delegitimisation

    Mar 12, 2014 Go comment!
    National chair of the SA Union of Jewish Students (SAUJS), Ariela Carno, pictured, wrote this op-ed for SAJR Online on the eve of Israel Apartheid Week 2014
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  • Haredim back on Jerusalem’s streets

    Mar 05, 2014 3 Comments
    Hundreds of thousands of haredim protested in Jerusalem last Sunday over a measure to draft them into the Israeli military.
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  • Survivors celebrate Bar & Bat Mitzvot

    Feb 09, 2014 Go comment!
    Decades after surviving Holocaust, 5 men & 7 women mark their coming of age in Haifa ceremony. “At the age of 13 I was in Auschwitz, there wasn't really anyone to talk to about celebrations' one told YNETnews last week. Esti and Motke Liber (pictured) were among 12 Survivors who participated in the celebrations.
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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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  • Quiet diplomacy or public confrontation?

    Jan 07, 2014 Go comment!
    Surprisingly, the latter may serve Israel better in both its key foreign policy challengeswrites EVELYN GORDON of the negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 powers over its nuclear program; and American efforts to broker an Israeli-Palestinian deal
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  • Creating peace of mind with home care

    Dec 23, 2013 Go comment!
    Beth Protea retirement home in Herzliya was an innovative start-up in every aspect. Now, former SA expats in Israel have come up with a new model.
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  • BDS is up to its old tricks again

    Dec 22, 2013 2 Comments
    In a new blog today, online editor ANT KATZ accuses BDS’ Desai - whom he labels the “uber-spin-doctor” – of preying on the political & historical naïveté of his target audience by feeding them selective info that works for his failed playbook but “certainly won’t pass muster with the inteligencia.” Ant speaks to what he kindly refers to as BDS’ four huge “untruths” in a media release they sent out on Friday. Read why Ant makes such an emphatic claim and how he justifies it…
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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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  • Maurice’s e-mail tête à tête with Haaretz’ editor

    Dec 13, 2013 4 Comments
    Maurice Ostroff has been having a tête à tête with Haaretz editor Ehud Ein-gil all week. Ostroff, an expat SA Zionist and prolific writer, lives in Herzliya & is a keen follower of SAJR Online’s editor Ant Katz. He thought the SA Jewish community would enjoy following this (ongoing?) web war. We agreed – SA Jewry will find some elements of each man’s arguments compelling – and Maurice’s tenaciousness fun too.
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  • Israel worked to keep Madiba & Co. alive

    Dec 10, 2013 2 Comments
    Golda Meir tried to help Nelson Mandela avoid the death penalty in 1964 according to newly-declassified documents this week. Then-Foreign Minister Golda Meir urged Israeli diplomats to lobby against a death sentence Philosopher Martin Buber and author Haim Hazaz among those who were asked to lobby the regime.
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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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  • Bibi unveils Betar’s 90th anniversary Stamp

    Dec 01, 2013 Go comment!
    It was Ze’ev Jabotinsky who had “brought the realisation that we must sustain our own defence force, both the military and political level. I believe the commemoration of the Jabotinsky movement using this stamp, has great symbolism and Betar movement is important because of its national values,” said the PM. The mere fact that Bibi was present, said World Betar CEO Nerya Meir, “reinforces its historical significance.”
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  • New Israel App a boon for tourists

    Nov 26, 2013 1 Comment
    30 Charedi female programmers are the software engineers behind this uniquely innovative Israeli App. Read this amazing story
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  • Knesset to decide on civil marriage

    Oct 30, 2013 Go comment!
    Ground-breaking Yesh Atid proposal to Knesset yesterday would legalise civil marriage, extend right to gays and allow for interfaith marriages
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  • MDA-SA gone from zero to hero

    Oct 30, 2013 1 Comment
    “It made me very proud to be an SA Jew,” MDA-SA patron Michael Bagraim told Jewish Report after returning from Israel this week
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  • Solly Kaplinsky & Jay Ruderman in SA

    Oct 28, 2013 Go comment!
    Herzlia wins prestige disability award from Jay's (pic) foundation. He's coming to SA to assess disabled Jewry's needs
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  • Jews ask Austria to restitute Gustav Klimt Frieze

    Oct 16, 2013 Go comment!
    A Jewish family is asking Austria to restitute the Beethoven Frieze, a painting by Gustav Klimt that is considered a national treasure, the family's lawyer confirmed Wednesday
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  • NPA says Glynnis spied for Mossad

    Sep 30, 2013 Go comment!
    NPA says they are pursuing criminal charges against senior prosecutor Glynnis Breytenbach whom, they claim, is a Mossad spy and Mdluli's supporters claim Natie Kirsh is involved.
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