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    Bumper 31 Top Zionist reads from Bev

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    We are catching up 4 weeks’ worth of Bev Goldman’s Picks of the Week. There are 31 great reads to pick from and Jewish Report Online publishes the dates, authors, titles and a synopsis of each item for the convenience of our users. There is also a live link to each item for those who want to read more completely now, or print out as a great Shabbos read. Bev searches the web for the best Zionism reads every week.
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    Israeli ice hockey team's big expectations

    Apr 15, 2015 Go comment!
    The national ice hockey team of Israel has touched down in Cape Town for a busy week of intense competition, vying for the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) Division II Group B World Championship, writes ILAN HERRMANN, pictured.
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    BDS livid over Woolies’ Pharrell Williams coup

    Apr 14, 2015 2 Comments
    PHARRYLL PARTIED IN CAPE TOWN LAST WEEKEND. US-based anti-Israel NGO, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS), reacted with fury and indignation to an announcement by Woolworth SA that American Grammy winning hip-hop artist Pharrell Williams would team up with Woolworths as a style director. Williams was spotted partying it up with locals at Cape Town nightclub “Living Room” over the weekend. CHECK OUT THE VIDEO...
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    Celebrating Israel's 67th Birthday in style

    Apr 14, 2015 Go comment!
    The Jews of Israel, South Africa and, indeed, worldwide will attend events to celebrate Israel’s 67th Independence Day next Wednesday. And, true to form, the SA Zionist Federation will be holding a dashing event at Yeshiva College for Joburg Jewish families that is guaranteed to continue their history of offering crowd-pleasers, including Israeli singing sensation, Gad Elbaz, pictured.
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    A time of reflection and of celebration

    Apr 14, 2015 Go comment!
    In SA last year, writes ARIELA CARNO, pictured, over 12 000 South Africans rallied behind the state of Israel during Yom Hazikaron and Yom Ha’atzmaut.
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    Remembering those who fell for freedom

    Apr 14, 2015 Go comment!
    Thousands of SA Jews will attend Yom Hazikaron remembrance ceremonies throughout the country next week. 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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    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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    Obama on nuke deal: I’ll ‘stand by’ Israel

    Apr 06, 2015 2 Comments
    US Pres pitches for Iran deal in interview with New York Times Saturday. He acknowledged legitimacy of Israel’s concerns about Iran. Noting Iran’s leadership’s Holocaust denial & repeated threats to eliminate Israel, Obama reiterated that a negotiated agreement was the “best bet” to prevent Iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. “There is no formula, there is no option, to prevent Iran from getting a nuclear weapon that will be more effective than the diplomatic initiative & framework that we put forward - and that’s demonstrable,” Obama said.
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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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    Israelis in Europe get themselves organised

    Apr 06, 2015 1 Comment
    Hebrew books are the “social glue” for European Sabras says a Dutch Israeli who has lived in Holland since the 1990s. Reading Hebrew, says Serge Lypcyz, allows expat Israelis to feel connected to their country of birth.
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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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    Obama and Bibi dig in over Iran deal

    Apr 06, 2015 Go comment!
    For President Obama, the framework agreement reached last Thursday with Iran is an “historic understanding” that does more to roll back Tehran’s nuclear programme than any possible alternative and avoids the risk of a destructive war in the Middle East. But to Israeli PM Netanyahu, it’s the complete opposite: a pact that “threatens the survival of Israel” and would “increase the risks of nuclear proliferation in the region and the risks of a horrific war.” Read what else was said...
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    New Fed exec building bridges of co-operation

    Mar 31, 2015 1 Comment
    Newly-elected national chairman of the SA Zionist Federation, Ben Swartz, told Jewish Report in an interview on Sunday that things were changing fast at the Fed. “We have a much younger and very dynamic executive,” he said about the new national executive committee that was elected earlier this month. Swartz was speaking at a Likud-SA celebration of Israel's election results. Read about his plans for the SAZF going forward...
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    MDA/Israel humanitarian aid for Madagascar

    Mar 31, 2015 Go comment!
    In the wake of a devastating cyclone and torrential rain that hit Madagascar in February, Israel, through the auspices of Mashav, the Israeli Agency for International Development Co-operation, sent a shipment of concentrated food to disaster-stricken communities on the island. MDA-SA's chair, Mark Hyman, was recently elected a vice chair of the national executive of the SAZF.
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    Steamy romance story set atop Masada

    Mar 29, 2015 Go comment!
    The TV dramatisation of the Masada story from the bestselling book, Dovekeepers, is a “four-hour limited event series”. For SAJR Online’s many US users, it premieres in 2 consecutive 2-hour episodes: Tuesday March 31 & Wednesday April 1 (9 -11pm, ET). The rest of us will have to download it or wait for it to arrive on our shores. This will be a made-for-TV blockbuster so we can all expect it soon. One of the stars is Cote de Pablo, who plays an Israeli in NCIS. It turns out she isn't Israeli, or even Jewish, despite being typecast as such. Find out who she really is…
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    Project-W distances itself from Wits SRC

    Mar 25, 2015 1 Comment
    The five-person Project-W faction on the Wits SRC making up 40 per cent of the SRC, were never consulted and have, in fact, issued a statement this week to say that their members distance themselves from the City Of Johannesburg's "Palestinian Solidarity Week". Their leader, commonly known as "Mighti Jamie" made some serious allegations regarding the governance of the SRC in this open letter and, in fact, also delivered a letter of concern to VC Habib who immediately instituted an inquiry regarding Jamie's very serious claims. Jewish Report understands there are claims of SRC funds being used to support BDS and IAW - as was the case at Rhodes some years back.
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    Feldman's open letter to Prof Adam Habib

    Mar 25, 2015 3 Comments
    Jewish Report Chairman Howard Feldman published an open letter to Wits Vice Chancellor Professor Adam Habib last week, hammering Wits for aligning itself with the City of Johannesburg and BDS "Palestinian Solidarity Week" and for allowing an avid Holocaust denier and close aide of Mahmoud Abbas to be the main speaker on campus.
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    How ordinary Israelis view the election

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    As the dust settles on last week’s elections and Israelis have had a week to debate about and reflect on the Likud victory and the way forward as Benjamin Netanyahu forms his coalition, a number of interesting comments and thoughts have arisen as people try to figure out where Israel is now headed.
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    A true servant of the Jewish people

    Mar 25, 2015 Go comment!
    Hardly a rung below in fame from the prime ministers of Israel he served, Yehuda Avner, described by his son-in-law David Sable as “a true servant of the Jewish people”, died in his Jerusalem home on Tuesday at the age of 86.
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    ‘Palestine Week’ caught Johannesburg Jewry by surprise

    Mar 25, 2015 3 Comments
    SA Jewry reeling in the midst of a City of Johannesburg-declared “Palestine Solidarity Week” with BDS & some Wits SRC members. The Wits link is under investigation and Johannesburg is now formally twinned with Ramallah. Arguably the most high-powered Palestinian delegation ever to visit SA held a week of anti-Israeli activities and the inclusion of a rabid Holocaust denier as their guest speaker. SAJR Online has the whole story for users, with links to everything in-depth. Somehow, this slipped through our communal guardians' radar...
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