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    Is Israeli Rabbinate targeting R. Shlomo Riskin

    Jun 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Israel’s Rabbinate appears to have targeted a leader whose critique of Israel’s religious status quo is subtle. Shlomo Riskin, pictured left, the chief rabbi of the West Bank settlement of Efrat, has been summoned to a hearing before the Rabbinate later this month where he believes his job will be challenged.
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    Bibi at war with red tape after 73-place drop

    Jun 01, 2015 1 Comment
    Over-regulation has resulted in “shocking data,” Israel's PM told his Cabinet yesterday. It slipped in international rankings for its business friendliness from 23rd in 2006 to 106th last year. “We are pushing away businesses and initiatives here… producing an atmosphere of regulator after regulator after regulator.” The PM created an organ “to fight this with axes; this will not be.” He promised to rid Israel of over-regulation to “bring about growth… There is no justification for what is happening here,” he said adamantly.
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    EIPA gives their take on Bibi’s new cabinet

    May 15, 2015 4 Comments
    SEE ALL THE POSTS: The Europe-Israel Public Affairs committee says that “Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s fourth government was finally sworn in last night after marathon talks, horse-trading, venomous exchanges, rapprochement and finally a result.”
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    MDA return to Nepal for more babies

    May 13, 2015 4 Comments
    After yesterday's second Quake in Nepal, MDA Israel has just advised JR that that they are going back to fetch more babies. A delegation is being sent to Nepal on Wednesday afternoon to retrieve a new lot of babies which are currently being kept in a heated van outside of any buildings due to the fear of their collapse. MDA’s joint delegation departs from Ben Gurion airport heading for Kathmandu at 3.45 this afternoon. SEE HOW YOU CAN HELP...
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    Can Netanyahu make new narrow coalition work?

    May 08, 2015 1 Comment
    Seven weeks after he won re-election, Benjamin Netanyahu finally secured a fourth term as prime minister. With 90 minutes to go until a Wednesday night deadline to form a governing coalition, Netanyahu concluded an agreement with the religious, pro-settler Jewish Home party that gives him the narrowest of parliamentary majorities - 61 of the Knesset's 120 seats.
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    Ambassador's speech to diplomats on YH67

    May 05, 2015 Go comment!
    Speech by Ambassador Arthur Lenk at Yom Ha’atzmaut event at embassy on 29 April 2015 to over 300 members of the diplomatic corps and prominent members of government, SA Jewry and SA's Israeli population. Before proceedings began, Lenk asked everyone to send their "thoughts and prayers to the people of Nepal. It has been an awful few days there and we wish a quick recovery and rebuilding. They are in our hearts."
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    Terror attack in Jerusalem Monday morning

    May 04, 2015 Go comment!
    NEWS JUST IN - A few minutes ago the MDA Jerusalem Region was informed of an act of terror at the French Hill Junction in Jerusalem. A stabbing was attempted on a train security officer. From the latest MDA information, it seems that the stabbing attempt has failed, but the terrorist was shot in his legs and is presently being treated by MDA a mobile intensive care unit (MICU) team at the site. The pictures below are directly from MDA in Israel. SAJR will keep readers updated as further information on our MDA hotline comes in.
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    Nepal: latest on Israelis and their babies

    Apr 29, 2015 9 Comments
    Pictured are Israeli travellers with their new-born babies from surrogate mothers in Nepal disembarking from an ElAl rescue plane after it landed at Ben Gurion Airport Tuesday. Also on the ElAl flight were members of Israeli NGO Tevel B’Tzedek, which organises volunteer trips to Nepal. They set up a youth group, provide leadership workshops to women and take Israeli agritech to Nepalese farms & computers to schools. This story has links to all of JR’s stories and on how to help through Jewish Organisations
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    Israel drops ‘blade’ on Nzimande's visa application

    Apr 28, 2015 7 Comments
    Amid the fracas between SA Jewry & Israel, pro-Palestinians & local Zionists, ANC alliance rivals & even in the ranks of communal organisations - Israel stays shtum on the matter of their denial of a visa to Minister Nzimande. But there is likely good reason. After all, they recently granted visas to two officials (Dep Min Obed Bapela & Johannesburg Mayor Parks Tau), both of whom certainly don’t have the Israeli embassy on their Xmas card lists.
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    MDA brings first babies home, Updates

    Apr 27, 2015 2 Comments
    THE FIRST RETURNEES - An MDA chartered plane just landed back in Israel with 7 day-old babies born to surrogate mothers in Nepal, 3 siblings & 12 parents. The families survived in very difficult conditions. LATEST REPORTS: Knesset plan to change surrogacy laws; Mother & son trapped hiking plea for help; 180 more med personnel & equipment on way; and at least 8 Israeli hikers trapped…
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    NEPAL: 150 Israelis still unaccounted for

    Apr 27, 2015 Go comment!
    Magen David Adom (MDA) was the first international aid agency to manage to get into Nepal with an advance party of 15. They have since sent a further 15. They managed to land at the earthquake devastated Kathmandu airport, says MDA-SA chairman, Mark Hyman, as they chartered a smaller plane which could land. While their field hospital is providing enormous assistance, the huge planes the IDF has sent, have to land in India and helicopter in. Many Israelis use Nepali surrogate mothers, such as the one pictured, delivered by an MDA staffer Sunday.
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    Apple buys Israeli tech co for $20m

    Apr 22, 2015 2 Comments
    Expect to find yet more Israeli tech in your iPhones and iPads in future. Israeli tech firm LinX - known for developing high resolution miniature cameras - has been acquired by Apple. Most of the world’s tech giants, including Microsoft, Intel, Apple and many more do a lot of their product development in Israel, often in partnership with Israeli tech companies.
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    Rabbi Lichtenstein: an academic & a mensch

    Apr 22, 2015 Go comment!
    Rabbi Aharon Lichtenstein, a leader of the National Religious Movement in Israel and a prominent modern-Orthodox scholar, died on Monday morning at the age of 81.
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    Remembering all of those who fell for us

    Apr 21, 2015 Go comment!
    SEE THE MOVING VIDEO. Thousands of SA Jews will attend Yom Hazikaron remembrance ceremonies throughout the country tonight. Get the details here, read about the history of the Day of Remembrance (full name: Yom Hazikaron l'Chalalei Ma'arachot Yisrael ul'Nifgaei Peulot Ha'eivah) and see why and when it became a separate holiday.
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    Theopolis hosts Rivlin, Church leaders

    Apr 15, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli President Reuven Rivlin met Tuesday 14 April with senior Greek Orthodox cleric, Theophilos III, in Jerusalem. In his greeting to Rivlin, Theophilos noted the link between Pesach and Easter, which symbolizes the warm relations between the Children of Abraham. The President and the Senior Cleric’s cordial meeting ended with the exchanging of gifts.
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    Israel Mobile Summit week set to thrill

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    The Israel Mobile Summit is the premier annual mobile event of Israel, and simply put, it is the greatest mobile show in town! a full day event that is a true celebration of the Israeli mobile industry, attended by over 1,200 of the best and brightest mobile minds!.
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    Israeli websites attacked by 'Anonymous'

    Apr 07, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli website operators & Jewish sites around the world, beware! Cyber hackers affiliated with the infamous cyber terrorist group "Anonymous”, attacked a number of Israeli websites early on Tuesday, with marginal success, according to the Jerusalem Post. The incident was not unexpected as the hackers had issued a warning video last month (SEE THE VIDEO IN MAIN STORY) & it was not the first time that they had "tested" Israel’s readiness to deflect cyber attacks.
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    Bibi slams Iran nuke deal on US news

    Apr 06, 2015 2 Comments
    “The entire world celebrated the deal with North Korea," Bibi told NBC’s Meet the Press. It was deemed to be a great breakthrough. "It would bring an end to North Korea’s nuclear programme; you’d have inspectors. That would do the job. And of course everybody applauded it," he said. But it turned out to be a "very, very bad deal & you know where we are with North Korea. I think the same thing would be true in the case of Iran,” he said, “they just chanted ‘Death to America’ a few days ago on the streets of Tehran, the same streets where they’re rejoicing right now.”
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    Abbas refuses tax revenue Israel releases

    Apr 06, 2015 3 Comments
    The PA refused to accept its frozen tax revenues released by Israel on Sunday because Israel r had deducted some of the money to cover the Palestinians’ debts for utilities and hospital bills, said President Mahmoud Abbas. Israel collects the PA’s taxes and then transfers them. However, Israel had withheld the collected tax revenues since January after Abbas formally applied to join the ICC and other international conventions after the UN Security Council decided to reject a Palestinian statehood proposal.
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    We had the best election pundit possible

    Mar 20, 2015 Go comment!
    Online editor Ant Katz blogs on how amazed he has been, again, at the accuracy with which the Jewish Report Online’s Israeli Election pundit had called the oiutcome.
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