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    Israeli embassy issues official statement

    Sep 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Israel's embassy in Pretoria opens a book of condolence and invites DIRCO and foreign diplomats to sign.
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    All the news items on Shimon Peres linked

    Sep 28, 2016 2 Comments
    Find links to all Peres-related content here - as well as those to come and later posts. JR Online will keep users informed of all community-related updates as they come in.
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    Netanyahu visits Peres in hospital

    Sep 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the bedside of former President Shimon Peres, who is in stable but serious condition following a stroke on Tuesday.
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    Israel honours the victims of 9/11

    Sep 14, 2016 1 Comment
    On a quiet hill in the Azarim Valley in Ramot, Jerusalem, a memorial honours those who perished in the 9/11 Twin Towers terror attacks in New York that claimed almost 3 000 American lives.
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    Shimon Peres seriously ill after massive stroke

    Sep 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Iconic Israeli statesman Shimon Peres remained in serious but stable condition on Wednesday morning after suffering a severe stroke the night before, said Sheba Medical Centre in Tel Hashomer Director, Prof Itsik Reiss.
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    US drove Israel to abandon Gaza in '05 –Bedien

    Sep 09, 2016 Go comment!
    Rabbi took his secret with him to the grave: the Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi of Haifa and President of Israeli rabbinical courts, Rabbi Eliyahu Yosef She'ar Yashuv Cohen, pictured, passed away this week, taking one of the “most stirring episodes of the history of the modern state of Israel” to his grave with him – the fact that the US ordered Israel to pull out of Gaza in 2005 says David Bedein.
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    Lesotho, Togo want closer relations with Israel

    Aug 10, 2016 4 Comments
    Israel and Lesotho last week pledged to improve their already close ties. This morning President Reuven Rivlin held a working meeting with President Faure Gnassingbé, of Togo. “Our ability in agriculture, together with our technological capabilities has led us to many achievements. I know the great efforts you are making in these fields and we are proud of the many Israelis who are investing in your country,” said Rivlin. Illustrated is the logo of Israel’s ministry of foreign affairs who are making great strides in Africa. Read more...
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    Rav Berland finally faces ‘sexual offences’ charges

    Aug 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jerusalem Magistrates’ Court was last week Friday presented with an indictment against “fugitive” Rabbi Eliezer Berland, who is accused of several counts of sexual misconduct and assault. Their seems to be truth to the rumour that he has made a taped confession, however the charges that were read in court were persuasive - especially in the light of his having been brought face-to-race with his accusers by the police the previous week. Read about it see the pictures...
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    Shoulder to shoulder in fighting terrorism

    Aug 01, 2016 Go comment!
    President Reuven Rivlin addresses Egyptian National Day reception hosted by Egypt’s Ambassador to Israel: "It has been 37 years since Israel signed its peace treaty with Egypt,” said Rivlin. Ever since, “Egypt has been a strategic partner - in security, commerce, and regional co-operation.” Israel, said Rivlin, “stands shoulder to shoulder with Egypt in its fight against terror." Read about the president's Wednesday and Thursday engagements as well...
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    Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman off

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    Israel’s Ambassador to South Africa Arthur Lenk on Tuesday evening hosted a farewell function for outgoing Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman and his wife Sigalit. Some 60 guests from all spectres of the community including businessmen, journalists, the cultural arena and friends attended. Freeman took up his South African post in July 2013.
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    More details emerge on R. Berland extradition

    Jul 19, 2016 2 Comments
    UPDATED: TUESDAY 3pm: Rabbi Eliezer Berland was extradited to Israel overnight accompanied by Interpol agents. On landing at he was handed over to the Israeli police who took him into custody and he is being “questioned on suspicion of serious sex offenses.” Some fifty of his followers took the same flight. The extradition was conducted with full co-operation between the SA authorities and their Israeli counterparts - but in complete secrecy.
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    Israel & Africa 'neighbours and partners' - Lenk

    Jul 18, 2016 1 Comment
    “During the visit we signed a series of agreements with Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia,” said Netanyahu of his"'African Adventure" and no less important, he said, was the success of the business delegation which had opened doors and advanced their economic interests, as well as those of the State of Israel. Read what Ambassador Lenk says of the new Israel/Africa partnerships that are being forged and watch Netanyahu's address to the Ethiopian Parliament.
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    Turkey, Egypt, eastern Africa: Netanyahu pulls off trifecta

    Jul 13, 2016 Go comment!
    The conventional wisdom has it that earning the sobriquet “the most right-wing government in Israeli history” does not lead to diplomatic successes. In recent weeks, on the Turkish, Egyptian and African fronts, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is proving the conventional wisdom wrong.
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    Netanyahu upbeat after 4-nation African tour

    Jul 13, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's four-nation Africa visit last week was the first to sub-Saharan Africa by a sitting Israeli prime minister in nearly three decades. Netanyahu visited Uganda, Kenya and Rwanda while pursuing closer security, trade and other ties with African nations, which cut or limited their relationships with Israel in the 1970s under pressure from Arab countries.
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    Bibi invokes Solomon and the Queen of Sheba

    Jul 12, 2016 1 Comment
    “Israel is coming back to Africa; Africa is coming back to Israel.” These were the words of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday as he lauded the success of last week’s whirlwind visit to Africa in conversation with the media after Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting. Bibi met seven African leaders in as many days on his highly successful trip. Read what else he had to say and WATCH his speech to the Ethiopian parliament,
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    Entebbe still imprinted on Israel’s psyche

    Jul 06, 2016 2 Comments
    Israeli PM Netanyahu, pictured, started his 3-day, 4-state Africa visit at Entebbe where his brother died exactly 40 years ago. Don't miss the gaffe-filled & embarrassing speech by Pres. Moseveni which Israeli radio cut short
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    R. Berland's case to be reviewed but bail denied

    Jul 06, 2016 Go comment!
    Justice Fayeeza Kathree-Setiloane told Rabbi Eliezer Berland late last week in the South Gauteng High Court in Johannesburg that as he was so "well-connected" he remained a flight risk and she therefore denied “the Rabbi on the run” bail as he awaits extradition to Israel to face charges of alleged sex crimes. The fugitive rabbi had asked the court for bail until the review of his extradition order.
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    Palestinian boy wanted to be a ‘martyr’

    Jul 06, 2016 2 Comments
    JERUSALEM - The 13-year-old Israeli girl killed in her West Bank bedroom last week Thursday, Hallel Yaffa Ariel of Kiryat Arba, a Jewish settlement near Hebron, was also a US citizen.
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    Mass prayers to try and defeat the odds

    Apr 27, 2016 Go comment!
    On Wednesday night, the colourful Israeli supporters of Rabbi Eliezer Berland were holding a “Mass Prayer Rally” at the Cave of the Patriarchs in Chevron in Israel for the speedy release of their spiritual head. They laid on buses from all over Israel for the event. As things are going in the Randburg courtroom, the media and legal fraternity seem to believe that it is increasingly unlikely that bail will granted by Regional Magistrate Pravina Raghunandan on Thursday.
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    Rabbi Grossman back to assist Rabbi Berland

    Apr 25, 2016 Go comment!
    Migdal HaEmek Chief Rabbi Yitzchok Dovid Grossman is back in South Africa for the second time in a month to try and secure the release of Breslov Rabbi, Eliezer Berland, who heads the Shuvu Banim Chasidic sect, with its headquarters in Jerusalem and is presently held in prison in Johannesburg awaiting extradition to Israel to face sex charges there.
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