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    'Who is a Zionist?' - an ever-present question

    Dec 14, 2016 3 Comments
    “Who is a Zionist?” - Rolene Marks’ latest blog, published today, tackles this multifaceted question head on. “There has been a lot of debate, discussion and social media brouhaha lately over who is or what defines a Zionist,” writes Rolene.
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    Mayor sees bright future for Jerusalem in Trump era

    Dec 13, 2016 Go comment!
    It's been nearly 50 years since Israel captured eastern Jerusalem, including the Old City, from Jordan in the 1967 Six Day War. For the past eight years, Nir Barkat has been this city's mayor.
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    Were claims of Israel's 'arson intifada' overblown?

    Dec 12, 2016 1 Comment
    As wildfires threatened Israel last week, rhetoric linking arson to terrorism heated up.
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    November tourism to Israel up almost 40%

    Dec 11, 2016 Go comment!
    Almost miraculously, Israel turned a near-disaster into a big pay-off! Read how the faltering Israeli tourism market caused the ministry to jump into action - and how it has paid off ... in spades! The main countries targeted: India and China. But Israel's friendly Arab neighbours, Jordan and Egypt, played their parts too.
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    Do something special with Rebbetzen Tap

    Dec 11, 2016 Go comment!
    This holiday, why not encourage your girls to join Kerry Bar-Cohn - better known as "Rebbetzen Tap" - and take the opportunity to connect with her personal mission: “To inspire Jewish children to love being Jewish.” Kerry is an Orthodox Jewish woman who lives in Israel and believes it is important to see Orthodox female role models from Israel.
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    Invigorated Fed gets noticed on world stage

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    The SA Zionist Federation’s top national duo of Chairman Ben Swartz and Executive Director Nicci Raz, gave an interview to Jewish Report last Friday. The two, pictured left in Times Square NY last month, reviewed their activities over 2016 and how they have had to move to meet the changing needs of the time. They also talk about their new-found stature among world Jewry. See more pics inside - including their new offices.
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    More opportunities in Israel for youth

    Dec 08, 2016 1 Comment
    The number of South Africans going to Israel to do their high school and university studies there (partly free or heavily subsidised) has risen by leaps and bounds during 2016, according to the Israel Centre (The Jewish Agency’s offices in South Africa) and Telfed. Aliyah is up by more than 40 per cent in the past two years. Read how the numbers are soaring with more that 10 SA Jews heading to a new life or to study in Israel WEEKLY! See the full infographic inside...
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    How Israel is courting tourists from India and China

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    When Bollywood star and Indian fashion icon Sonam Kapoor appeared on the cover of the June-July issue of Harper's Bazaar Bride, India, she did so wearing a sheer pink confection and a radiant smile.
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    Six amazing Israeli inventions discovered by accident

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    JERUSALEM - When Avram Hershko was a post-doctorate fellow at the University of California in San Francisco from 1969 to 1971, he made an unexpected discovery that led to his receiving the 2004 Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
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    UN’s 6 ridiculous new anti-Israel resolutions

    Dec 02, 2016 4 Comments
    Blatant hypocrisy shows anti-Semitic agenda – SEE SHORT VIDEO of the world body’s absurd new resolutions this week.
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    Israel approves acquisition of more F-35 fighter jets

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last Sunday announced that Israel will purchase 17 additional F-35 state-of the-art fighter jets from the US. Israel’s diplomatic-security Cabinet unanimously approved the acquisition, saying American Defence Aid funds would be used to finance the deal.
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    Wildfires tamed, now Israelis seek answers

    Nov 30, 2016 Go comment!
    As the wildfires that raged across this country for nearly a week were subdued on Sunday, Israelis surveyed the devastation in search of answers. Improving weather conditions, a massive influx of support from the international community and efforts by Israeli first responders enabled Israel to get the fires under control. SEE links to all JR Online's coverage of the fires...
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    Roro's anti-BDS toolkit for World Wizo

    Nov 30, 2016 1 Comment
    “How do we deal with the lies and, erm…. BS that BDS spread?” Blogger Rolene Marks poses the question and gives the answers – and answers them after compiling a toolkit for World Wizo.
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    Jewish Agency updates Governors after fires

    Nov 29, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency for Israel today issued a “Special Update to the Board of Governors: Israel on Fire” which they have shared with JR Online.
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    Sexwale: Israel-Palestine FIFA’s "headache" issue

    Nov 28, 2016 1 Comment
    In another attempt to end the impasse, FIFA envoy Tokyo Sexwale, pictured, visited Jerusalem and Ramallah last week, to try and seek a deal all parties would support on the Palestinian objection to five to the six Israeli football clubs being based in ‘occupied territory’. This followed FIFA president Gianni Infantino’s statement last month that the issue was a "priority" for him and for Sexwale, who chairs the FIFA Monitoring Committee on Israel-Palestine. Read about the brouhaha...
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    Netanyahu: fires ‘terror in every way’

    Nov 25, 2016 1 Comment
    JERUSALEM - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Thursday that fires burning throughout Israel as the result of arson, are “terror in every way”.
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    3 days of wildfires saw Israel burn today

    Nov 24, 2016 2 Comments
    After three days of runaway wildfires Israel and the West Bank were ablaze today as hundreds of people were evacuated as firefighters battle to take control of the blazes. Hot and dry wind is fanning the flames, which have reached the city of Haifa and forced the temporary closure of a major Jerusalem-Tel Aviv highway.
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    YAMAS fighters celebrate a dignified beit knesset

    Nov 23, 2016 Go comment!
    JERUSALEM - Before they leave on their nightly anti-terrorist raids, members of the Israeli Border Police (Mishmar HaGvul) elite counter-terrorist unit, YAMAS, like to offer a little prayer. They go to the base synagogue for a few minutes of quiet meditation and prayer, and hours later repeat this ritual to give a prayer of thanks for their safe return.
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    No trial for Berland who'll serve little time

    Nov 23, 2016 1 Comment
    Rabbi Eliezer Berland (79), who spent time in South Africa on the run from Israeli authorities during two stints, before finally being arrested by the Hawks and extradited to Israel, was finally sentenced for three sexual assault offences in a plea bargain deal in an Israeli court on Monday. He will probably only serve five more months of his 18 month sentence - Read why... See the video
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    BGU: innovation and multidisciplinary research

    Nov 16, 2016 Go comment!
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) is located in the desert city of Be’er Sheva, south of Jerusalem. It is ranked #18 in the QS ranking of global universities under 50 years old and has established an international reputation for multidisciplinary research.
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