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    BDS threat to academic freedom, German students

    Oct 27, 2016 1 Comment
    The student government of a major German university formally denounces "anti-Semitic BDS" as a threat to academic freedom and accuse the German branch of the US-based NGO of state capture
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    Leaked mails: Hillary eager to patch up with Bibi

    Oct 26, 2016 2 Comments
    Hillary Clinton’s plan to meet the Israeli prime minister in her first month as president is listed high in an internal campaign memo outlining the priorities of her first 100 days - a sign of how important it is to repair US-Israel tensions.
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    Anti-Israel groups try to remove top ambassador

    Oct 26, 2016 Go comment!
    BAYING FOR BLOOD: SA Ambassador to Israel Sisa Ngombane (pictured), made a contextual - and rather innocuous - remark about three young Israeli boys killed by Hamas in 2014 and so incensed anti-Israel groups in South Africa, that they are baying for his blood. His head may yet roll - however unfairly, as he seems to have walked into what increasingly looks to have been a carefully laid trap...
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    Bibi stresses absurd Unesco vote to Guterres

    Oct 19, 2016 2 Comments
    Congratulating Antonio Guterres on his post as new UN secretary-general last week, Netanyahu said he hopes the former Portuguese prime minister will seek to balance the world body’s relationship with Israel
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    Swartz slams UN, asks DIRCO to intervene

    Oct 19, 2016 1 Comment
    “History has no blank pages – do not try erase Jewish history from the Temple Mount”, says SAZF head Ben Swartz, who has called on SA to “urgently apply a responsible international diplomatic effort” and to “affirm the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount”.
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    Unesco vote goes south for Jews, Christians

    Oct 19, 2016 2 Comments
    Unesco’s executive board on Tuesday approved a resolution that denies the deep historic Jewish and Christian connection to holy sites in Jerusalem.
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    Mexico fires envoy, but changes its vote

    Oct 19, 2016 4 Comments
    His country fired him from his post, but heard what their Jewish Unesco Ambassador Andrés Roemer said. He was released from his duties after protesting his country’s support for a resolution which denied Jewish ties to Temple Mount on Monday, but Mexico changed its vote with an apology to its Jewish community on Tuesday and for the first time since 2010, opposed a proposal by the Palestinian-Arab bloc in Unesco, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation.
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    Unesco bill may not be put to vote Tuesday

    Oct 16, 2016 5 Comments
    Last Friday, the chairman of Unesco’s executive board tried to put a damper on a controversial Thursday vote that seemed to reject Jewish ties to Jerusalem. “We need more time and dialogue between the members of the board to reach a consensus,” Michael Worbs told the French news agency AFP. This after the massive backlash from Israel (which withdrew from the body) and many US groups. SA voted in favour of the bill. Will the resolution sink before it can swim?
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    Dore Gold resigns as Israel’s MFI head

    Oct 14, 2016 Go comment!
    The long-time confidant of Netanyahu stepped down Thursday as director-general of Israel’s Foreign Ministry and de facto Minister of Foreign Affairs. Netanyahu has held the ministerial post himself since the last election. Gold made what was bilaterally hailed as a highly successful trip to SA in March to visit his counterpart at DIRCO, Ambassador Jerry Matjile, who had extended the invitation.
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    Friend to Peres, Amos Oz asks: Who will fight for peace now?

    Oct 14, 2016 Go comment!
    Where were the “brave leaders” who were needed now to stand up, be counted, and make peace a reality.
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    More trouble from the anti-Israel mob

    Oct 13, 2016 1 Comment
    Now anti-Israeli groups petition government to replace their ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, pictured. FULL STORY TO FOLLOW - plus the full text of the Board's outcry and putting the joint Egypt/Israel embargo of Gaza in context both in terms of a timeline and its legality.
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    ‘Don’t bulldoze me’ Sisa tells anti-Israel activists

    Oct 13, 2016 3 Comments
    Wendy Kahn issued a strong statement: “It was with a sense of déjà vu that the SAJBD witnessed SA Ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, being shouted down and abused when trying to speak at a press conference,” she said. of "those bent on demonising Israel at every opportunity." SEE THE VIDEO and decide for yourself - Feel free to post your comments regarding this situation
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    All Peres links, Jhb, CT & Dbn memorials

    Oct 13, 2016 Go comment!
    Find links to all Peres-related content here - as well as those to come and later posts. JR Online will keep users informed of all community-related updates as they come in. Latest this week include "Who will fight for Israel now?" as well as the dichotomy between "Cape Town and Johannesburg services" and the amazing story of the "Peres memorial service in Durban" - any new posts will be added to this consolidated link.
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    Peres’ memorial services in two major centres

    Oct 13, 2016 Go comment!
    It was like chalk and cheese as the Johannesburg’s memorial service for Shimon Peres was a poorly-attended event while Cape Town Jewry came out in droves. The short notice and an evening of big planned events like matric dances, school plays and other community affairs in both cites drew many who would otherwise have attended the service. Pictured is SAZF National Chairman Ben Swartz who delivered a eulogy at King David School Linksfield.
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    SA Jewry donates two medi-cycles to MDA

    Oct 13, 2016 Go comment!
    "It struck me, when I was offered this opportunity to speak about my late Aunt Inge Shulman’s involvement with the MDA, that I actually knew very little about it. How come I didn’t really know all this? Somewhere, in the back of my memory, I vaguely remember the topic of the MDA surfacing, when I was growing up.” READ CARYN YAVIN’S MOVING SPEECH. Maxi’s Butchery and the Shulman Family donate two new magic medi-cycle first-responder ambulances to MDA
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    ‘Good Shabbos Rabbi’ on prestigious top 50 list

    Oct 12, 2016 Go comment!
    The influential Jerusalem Post has just published its pick of the “50 Most Influential Jews” during 5776 - and South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. made the list. J-Post refers to Goldstein as “The Good Shabbos Rabbi”. How influential does this make Rabbi Goldstein in the eyes of what is often called the most international of Israeli newspapers? Very. He came in 21st, ahead of the likes of Natan Sharansky (24th) and President Reuven Rivlin (29th).
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    Sunday’s two 'critical' Jerusalem victims die

    Oct 09, 2016 1 Comment
    Updates: policeman and 60-year-old die. SEE NEW VIDEO of attack scene and statement from a proud Hamas
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    Terrorist shoots 8 at 3 sites in J'salem Sunday

    Oct 09, 2016 Go comment!
    SEE VIDEO FOOTAGE.The driver of this car, pock-marked with bullet holes, was killed by Israeli police Sunday morning. The Arab assailant wounded “several” people according to Reuters. Israeli police say eight were injured, two critically, as the terrorist opened fire at three sites. A police officer and a bystander are fighting for their lives in Jerusalem hospitals this morning, The attack took place near the National Police Headquarters on the capital’s Ammunition Hill.
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    Peres' friend: Who'll fight for peace now?

    Oct 07, 2016 2 Comments
    Where were the “brave leaders” who were needed now to stand up, be counted, and make peace a reality.
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    US officials blast Israel on settlements

    Oct 06, 2016 Go comment!
    The Obama administration cast Israel’s plan to build 300 units deep inside the West Bank as a betrayal of U.S. friendship and of Shimon Peres’ legacy.
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