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    Israel story based on a fake narrative

    Dec 06, 2018 Go comment!
    The Israel story is “malfunctioning or getting warped in translation”, says Canadian-born Israeli Matti Friedman, who is a senior journalist and author based in Jerusalem.
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    Rockets, mortars, retaliation, repeat – welcome to the Gaza belt

    Nov 19, 2018 Go comment!
    Fifteen hours. That’s all it took for Hamas to shoot 460 rockets and mortars at southern Israel.
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    • FreemansNeighboursHouse

    Former deputy Israeli ambassador to SA drawn into Gaza rocket anguish

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    On Monday evening, the skirmish raging between Israel and Hamas became very real for former Deputy Israeli Ambassador to South Africa, Michael Freeman, and his wife, Sigalit. They learned that the home of Sigalit’s mother had been hit by rocket fire, and neither of them was in a position to do anything.
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    Ex-South Africans under fire near Gaza border

    Nov 15, 2018 Go comment!
    South African olah, Nava Uner, has lived through two previous Gaza attacks, but this past week was undoubtedly the worst.
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    • Soccer

    Putin invites Netanyahu, Abbas to World Cup final

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    Russian President Vladimir Putin has invited Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas to attend the World Cup final in Moscow next month.
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    • JulieSheldonRitz

    The man who welcomed Prince William to Israel with tea and scones

    Jun 28, 2018 Go comment!
    Prince William, the Duke of Cambridge, was welcomed to the King David Hotel in Jerusalem on Tuesday by a former South African, Sheldon Ritz, who is Director of Operations at the famous hotel, and a highly experienced manager of diplomatic entourages.
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    When a journalist becomes the news

    May 03, 2018 Go comment!
    For years I’ve covered conflict situations. It's never something I've feared. At The Star, I was known as “Bang Bang Betty” or “Burnick”. People called me brave. Some thought my bravery was mildly stupid; others respected it.
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    Die Antwoord to play in Israel despite calls for boycott

    May 03, 2018 Go comment!
    South African music duo Die Antwoord announced last Monday that they will perform a concert in Rishon LeZion in August, at the same venue where they performed in 2016.
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    Understanding Netanyahu and his Iran revelation

    May 03, 2018 Go comment!
    Fear is a powerful motivator, especially in politics. When an electorate is afraid, it isn’t difficult for a leader to convince them of almost anything.
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    • Innovations2

    Taking you through some of Israel’s firsts

    Apr 19, 2018 Go comment!
    1952 High-school dropout Stef Wertheimer sets up a small metal shop and tool-making company in the backyard of his home in Nahariya. His company, ISCAR, is today one of the world’s largest manufacturers of carbide industrial cutting tools used by carmakers like Ford and General Motors, employing 6 000 people in branches in 50 countries.
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    • KibbutzDegania

    Why kibbutzim are thriving again

    Apr 19, 2018 2 Comments
    If there was ever a quintessential symbol of the Jewish State’s founding pioneers, it is the kibbutz – a phenomenon found only in Israel, and as intrinsic to the fabric of society as the Israeli flag.
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    Bibi defends controversial Kotel decision

    Jun 29, 2017 1 Comment
    Netanyahu says he didn’t betray anyone by effectively cancelling a historic agreement to provide a non-Orthodox space at the Kotel, Judaism’s holiest prayer site, and caving to the interests of his Haredi Orthodox coalition partners.
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    • BenitaLevin

    Being schooled in a new school system

    Jun 08, 2017 Go comment!
    “Knowledge is Light” was our school motto when I was a child in Durban. The importance of education was made clear to us from as far back as I can remember. It wasn’t taken for granted. A good education was a privilege.
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    Israel’s ‘Facebook bill’ could hamper free speech

    Mar 09, 2017 2 Comments
    Israel’s Knesset last week passed the first reading of the Criminally Offensive Content from the Internet bill - dubbed the “Facebook bill”.
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    Join the conversations, have your say

    Feb 22, 2017 1 Comment
    JR Online users are having their say, as usual. While the website's peak day saw well over 12,000 users, it can also have as many as 300-plus comments posted on a busy day. Many are on older stories users have serendipitously happened along. Some are friendly greetings and exchanges, but often they descend into Chirp-fests – where users with differing views enjoy a good old argy-bargy on an issue. We list this week’s latest hotspots, and point users to a few of the Chirps posted this week - on well-commented stories long gone by…
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    • JNF TubSh

    Touch his kippah and Blue Boy Box nods

    Feb 17, 2017 Go comment!
    JNF’s unique “Blue Boy Box” now lives at King David Linksfield Pre-Primary so that children of each generation learn the importance of tzedakah (charity or welfare). It is the responsibility of Jews all over the world to build Israel, develop it and nurture it as the home of the Jewish nation
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    Israel has true Christian friends in Mozambique

    Feb 02, 2017 Go comment!
    Devotion to the cause of the State of Israel flourishes in the most unlikely places, even in societies where the Jewish presence is small to non-existent. Such is the case in Mozambique, where the work of Beth-El Associacao Crista Amigos De Israel - Mozambican Christian Friends of Israel - testifies to how much can be achieved by those inspired by their Christian faith to promote the Israeli cause, despite adverse conditions.
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    Lenk: Jerusalem will always be Israeli capital

    Feb 01, 2017 1 Comment
    Ambassador Lenk appeared on the popular SABC News morning show, Newsroom, yesterday (Tuesday January 31) and discussed Israel's relationship with the US, the controversy over Donald Trump wanting to move the US embassy to Jerusalem, Israel’s capital city, and the need for the Holy Land’s Palestinian neighbours to reject terror and return to direct peace talks. Watch the full 12-minute interview and hear Ambassador Lenk’s frank and honest responses – and his open and relaxed demeanour.
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    • Taking Issue Geoff Sifrin Home

    Risky politics: Bibi flatters pit bull Trump

    Jan 26, 2017 13 Comments
    The warm congratulatory message Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu sent US President Donald Trump after his inauguration last week Friday - "Congratulations to my friend, President Trump” - highlighted the schism between Netanyahu and a major portion of world Jewry disgusted by the new American president; for them, his message was cringeworthy. He was definitely not speaking for the whole of Jewry, nor the whole of Israel.
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    DA’s Maimane unrepentant over THAT visit

    Jan 26, 2017 5 Comments
    South Africa needs a foreign policy based on facts and principle, not friends and ideology, writes leader of the Democratic Alliance Mmusi Maimane in his regular newsletter.
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