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    Hezbollah buries Qantar, vows retaliation on Israel

    Dec 24, 2015 2 Comments
    Lebanon's Hezbollah group this week said it would retaliate for the killing of prominent militant Samir Qantar in an Israeli air strike in Syria, after giving him an elaborate funeral in Beirut of the kind reserved for its top commanders.
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    New ‘development’ in investigation: Shin Bet

    Dec 20, 2015 Go comment!
    There is a new “development” in the investigation into an arson attack that killed three members of a Palestinian family, the Shin Bet security service announced on Sunday after protests by right-wing Jews. The protests were in the wake of last week’s Israeli Supreme Court ruling that three of the Jewish suspects arrested in connection with the attack could be prevented from seeing their attorneys, which the Shin Bet said could harm the investigation.
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    Arson suspects can’t see their lawyers

    Dec 13, 2015 Go comment!
    Three Jews suspected of involvement in an arson attack that killed three members of a West Bank Palestinian family, can be prevented from meeting with their attorneys, Israel’s Supreme Court ruled.
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    Ombud investigates complaints against IMG

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Independent Media under fire from SA Jewry. Multiple complaints laid about the lack of impartiality of editorial coverage in recent weeks, falsely reporting that SA had issued an arrest warrant for 4 IDF commanders involved in the Mavi Marmara incident in 2010 and the Cape Times’ policy with regard to its letters to the editor. The Cape Times and the Star mentioned by Press Council as targets of investigation. And Jewish Report is aware of further complaints that either will be lodged, or of parties who are considering lodging complaints.
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    Bibi consulted security officials last night

    Nov 20, 2015 Go comment!
    BLOODY THURSDAY: first time 5 Jews die, 7 more injured. Yesterday represented a sad milestone and will be remembered as the first day on which five Jewish lives were lost in the current wave of violence in the country; 7 others were injured. “The pain is the same pain. The mourning is the same mourning in Tel Aviv, in Paris, in Gush Etzion, and in the Sinai,” said President Rivlin (pictured at the funeral of an earlier victim) last night. “The pornography of death is striking across the world.”
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    Bibi meets French ambassador at conference

    Nov 19, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu met French Ambassador Patrick Maisonnave (PIC: -Marine Crouzet/ French Embassy) yesterday (Wed) ahead of the J-Post Diplomatic Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel which both were scheduled to attend, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, and said: "In Jerusalem today we stand with the people of Paris. The people of Israel stand with the people of France. Ambassador, this is not a figurative stance, it's not just lip service.” Read what else Netanyahu said and more on the attacks…
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    Water technology: Israel can help SA

    Nov 17, 2015 1 Comment
    A lot of co-operation over water is currently taking place between SA and Israel says Israel's Ambassador Arthur Lenk, pictured. Last month many SA officials and private-sector industry leaders visited Tel Aviv to take part in the annual WATEC conference and exhibition; farms throughout the country, from small emerging enterprises to large-scale producers are using the Netafim drip irrigation system, so much so that the company has opened a factory near Cape Town and even exports the products; and discussions on desalinisation of seawater have been ongoing with both the private and the public sector. A fascinating read...
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    Hebron dad turns his killer son in

    Nov 16, 2015 Go comment!
    Lucky to not have been with her family, this grief-stricken girl lost her father and brother in a terror shooting last Friday afternoon on their family car near the settlement of Otniel, about 16 kilometres from Hebron. Seven family members were in the car travelling to the girl's Shabbat pre-wedding celebrations. She was to have been married this Tuesday. Israel is to lodge a formal complaint to the ICRC after a Red Crescent ambulance refused to stop and help.
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    EU's labelling law 'disguised anti-Semitism'

    Nov 13, 2015 2 Comments
    The Europe Israel Public Affairs Committee (EIPA) which lobbies on behalf of the Holy Land in Brussels, says: “The question that has to be asked is: Was a move on labelling even necessary? What ends does it serve from an EU perspective other than souring the political milk with one side in the peace process?” Meanwhile, on the home front, anti-Israel groups have managed to get the SA Consumer Commission to open an investigation of the “Israel” labelling issue across the entire retail industry.
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    ‘Nato-like’ Israel and moderate Arab states

    Nov 13, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli opposition Labour Party leader, Isaac Herzog (pictured) tells his party convention In Tel Aviv this week that in his mind the array of threats in the Middle East these days presents Israel with a historic opportunity to form a “Nato-like” alliance of Israel and moderate Arab states. Israel “can change the course of history in the region,” Herzog told a group of reporters on Wednesday in a meeting in Manhattan organized by the Israel Policy Forum.
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    Israel taking control but Hamas says 'faster'

    Nov 10, 2015 Go comment!
    Statistics in terms of number of attacks are hard to come by, as Israel only reports attacks which result in injury or death of its citizens, but random attacks are increasing - while fewer injuries and deaths are being reported. SEE: full-size image below story of the spread of radical Islam.
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    Embassy opens condolence book for Navon

    Nov 09, 2015 1 Comment
    Israel is in mourning after the passing of its fifth president, Yitzhak Navon (pictured) last Shabbat and a book of condolences has been opened at the Embassy of Israel between today and Wednesday. See story for details. The Embassy has also formally invited Dirco and other diplomats to sign the book. Interestingly, Pretoria is the global city with the second-most country embassies (Washington DC being the city with the most.)
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    Israel, Honduras sign co-operation agreement

    Oct 30, 2015 Go comment!
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin meets Honduran President Alvarado as the countries sign a Declaration of Intent for co-operation in water, education, agriculture, medicine, and security.
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    Berland’s followers beaten at Joseph’s Tomb

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    Followers of Rabbi-on-the-run Rabbi Eliezer Berland, wanted in Israel on sexual abuse charges and back in hiding in SA followed the rabbi’s instructions, sent to his Yeshiva in Jerusalem, to whitewash over burns inflicted on Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus last Friday in an act of vandalism by Palestinians. Jewish Report has the story covered from all angles - including the Shuvu Bonim Breslovers themselves. Read it and see the video - and watch for more updates Thursday and Friday ...
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    'Status quo' over Temple Mount remains in place

    Oct 16, 2015 1 Comment
    During a special meeting with English-speaking reporters yesterday, Israeli PM insists that the so-called ‘status quo’ instituted by Moshe Dayan on the last day of the 1967 Six Day War, continues to remain in place and accuses the PA of stoking violence even though they know this. Benjamin Netanyahu refuted Mahmoud Abbas’ ‘big lies’ in their meeting with English-speaking reporters while Ofir Gendelman, Netanyahu’s Arabic spokesman, showed slides of posters calling on Palestinians to carry out stabbing attacks.
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    Intifada? Is Palestinian violence Israel’s new norm

    Oct 14, 2015 1 Comment
    Israelis have become accustomed to dismal news in the past few weeks - mornings and evenings punctuated by stabbings, car attacks and rock throwing.
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    Female terrorist stabs Israeli woman

    Oct 07, 2015 1 Comment
    This morning Magen David Adom Israel told Jewish Report Online that they had been informed of a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem in the Lion’s Gate area.
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    Dual citizens: Bapela gets bloody nose from ANC

    Sep 11, 2015 1 Comment
    The government has moved to assuage concerns and seething anger in the South African Jewish community that it is considering abolishing dual citizenship, widely seen as an attempt to prevent young South African Jews from serving in the Israel Defence Forces.
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    Death to America, Death to Israel

    Jul 20, 2015 6 Comments
    Bibi slams “Iranian ruler Khamenei's (pictured) aggressive and contrary” statements during his weekly Cabinet meeting on Sunday, adding that: “If someone thought that the extraordinary concessions to Iran would lead to a change in its policy, they received an unequivocal answer over the weekend.”
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    Israel hears about Madiba, Jewry's special relationship

    Jun 24, 2015 2 Comments
    Beth Protea, Truth be Told (TbT) and Wits Alumni co-hosted a talk in Israel on Tuesday by Marlene Bethlehem titled: Mandela and the Jewish Community. Marlene is SA’s serial communal worker and had a close and special relationship with Madiba (pictured left walking with him in Jerusalem). Marlene is also an accomplished tennis player, won the Singles Plate at Wimbledon in ’62 – and her club Champs this year despite being a sprightly 75. She was in Israel to attend the 50th Anniversary of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, of which she is a vice president.
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