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    Forget knives, let’s have more car-rammings

    Oct 19, 2015 1 Comment
    Disappointed in the ‘failure’ of stabbings, Hamas asks West Bankers to drop their knives and instead commit car-rammings to ensure higher Jewish casualties.
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    Abbas’ 'downright deluded chutzpah'

    Oct 16, 2015 2 Comments
    A master of stretching the truth and a perverter of language – this is what the EIPA called Mahmoud Abbas in supporting Benjamin Netanyahu's call for the world to speak out against what he called blatant lies and incitement to violence.
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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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    Join the left/right-wing Zionism conversation

    Oct 16, 2015 Go comment!
    Jewish Report’s provocative weekly columnist, Geoff Sifrin, gets our readers chirping at each other as well as at Geoff himself. Read what users have to say – and feel free to join the conversation.
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    Berland wants followers to avoid conflict

    Oct 14, 2015 2 Comments
    Jewish Report met some of the most senior followers of Rabbi Berland on Tuesday. They confirmed that there are followers, many of them families, staying at a facility (rumoured to be) between Johannesburg and Pretoria and they had all the requisite necessities such as schools and study facilities available to them. Rav Berland, they said, had strictly instructed his followers to stay away from the cities to avoid a repeat of their coming into contact with local communities as was the case last year. Read more...
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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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    Kasrils, Lekota lock horns on Israel trip

    Oct 14, 2015 1 Comment
    Former Intelligence Minister Ronnie Kasrils, the “enfant terrible” of South African Jewry, has lambasted his former comrade and fellow Cabinet minister Mosiuoa Lekota, for going on a free trip to Israel.
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    In European coverage of Israel, confusion reigns

    Oct 14, 2015 1 Comment
    At an Israeli bus station, several uniformed officers surround an Arab woman before opening fire on her, dropping her to the ground. Standing over her motionless body, a Border Police officer toting an automatic rifle speaks into a radio while another officer chases away a bystander documenting the scene on his cellphone.
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    Hope vs despair: Is it in Israel’s hands?

    Oct 14, 2015 Go comment!
    “Apartheid in South Africa was a picnic compared to what we have seen in the occupied territories,” said Parliamentary Speaker Baleka Mbete at the ANC’s National General Council last weekend, which recommended discouraging travel to Israel unless in solidarity with the Palestinian struggle.
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    Gigaba allays fears on dual citizenship again

    Oct 14, 2015 Go comment!
    Deputy Minister Obed Bapela’s recent comments that dual citizenship might be abolished to prevent South African Jews from serving in the Israeli Defence Forces, have generated considerable controversy since first reported on in the Sunday Times of September 6.
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    Rabbinical Pimpernel is back in South Africa

    Oct 12, 2015 2 Comments
    Rabbi Eliezer Berland is back in South Africa and he - and several hundred of his followers - are said to have been living in Midrand between Johannesburg and Pretoria for the past month. While various reports suggest the leader of the Shuvu Bonim Breslov Chassidic sect - wanted in Israel - and his followers have settled in this country, having arrived before Rosh Hashanah, it has been established that they were here by no later than erev Yom Kippur. At least four local rabbis have confirmed this to Jewish Report.
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    Why you won't find Starbucks in Israel

    Oct 09, 2015 1 Comment
    In Israel, American stores dot shopping malls and McDonald's branches proliferate. But one chain you won't see is Starbucks.
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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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    Why Israelis are fearing a third intifada

    Oct 07, 2015 1 Comment
    First it was clashes on the Temple Mount. Then a mother and father were shot before the eyes of their four children. Then two men were killed in a stabbing attack in Jerusalem’s Old City. Now Israelis fear the wave of conflict will only rise. Here’s why the violence began, how it’s escalated and what might be next.
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    Bapela gets the axe ahead of ANC's NGC

    Oct 02, 2015 2 Comments
    Obed Bapela has been sacked in his capacity as ANC head of foreign policy. Jewish Report Online has also obtained a PDF document of over 200 pages which is the complete discussion document for the party’s national general council meeting to be held this month. We publish the complete document as a PDF - which could be a wonderful download and print-out for observant users who would enjoy looking through it over the religious long weekend.
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    Talk of ISIS at UN leaves Netanyahu glaring

    Oct 02, 2015 Go comment!
    All anyone attending the United Nations General Assembly opening seemed to want to talk about was the threat posed to the world by the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria.
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    Israel, Isis and the future of the world

    Oct 02, 2015 4 Comments
    “In relation to the 2008-‘09 Gaza conflict, no army in the history of warfare had taken greater steps than the IDF to minimise harm to civilians in a combat zone. My observations during the 2014 conflict confirmed this. No other army that I have served in or alongside or that I have studied and researched, has yet taken such extensive precautions.” (Colonel Richard Kemp CBE). Kemp will be in SA as a guest of the SAZF this month and will be holding a public talk. See full story for details…
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    • Rabbi Laurie Zimmerman

    Teaching about Israeli-Palestinian conflict

    Sep 30, 2015 3 Comments
    As a rabbi and Jewish educator, Laurie Zimmerman, a US rabbi and education director, expresses concern as to "Why our Jewish institutions encourage critical thinking when teaching ancient Jewish texts - challenging learners to consider multiple voices, give expression to minority viewpoints and ask difficult questions - but when teaching about Israel and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, they avoid this approach." Having just returned from Israel for the new US school year, read what she has to say...
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    Mulder: only first-hand perspective can aid Mideast solution

    Sep 26, 2015 1 Comment
    Freedom Front Plus leader Dr Pieter Mulder, who recently visited Israel and the Palestinian territories as part of a fact-finding mission - consisting of leaders of opposition parties in the South African government - highlighted the complexity of the Middle East issue in an even-handed opinion piece early this week in the Afrikaans daily, Beeld.
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    Expats: Return Jacob’s sheep

    Sep 25, 2015 2 Comments
    When Jews were exiled from the Land of Israel, their sheep followed. Now two Canadians are trying to get some of the biblical sheep back to Israel.
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