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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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    Israel pays $20m to Mavi victims’ families

    Oct 04, 2016 Go comment!
    $20m, an apology from the PM and diplomatic relations are set to restart after a six-year hiatus resulting from the raid on the Mavi Marmara. A terror attack on Israeli tourists in Turkey earlier this year saw several Israeli & Turkish ministries working together as Israeli planes landed to exfiltrate their wounded. Israel's de facto foreign minister, Dore Gold, landed from a visit to SA and immediately boarded a plane to Turkey to thank them for the co-operation. One thing led to another, and....
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    'Look back with pride, forward with hope'

    Oct 04, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli leaders offer Rosh greetings to world Jewry. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a message released Sunday as both a letter and a YouTube video (SEE VIDEO) called the Jewish New Year “a time for celebration, a time for reflection.”
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    Fed head Swartz’ moving eulogy to Shimon Peres

    Oct 04, 2016 1 Comment
    In a moving eulogy to Shimon Peres at King David School in Linksfield, Johannesburg last week Thursday, the SA Zionist Federation’s national chairman Ben Swartz didn’t leave a dry eye in the house. Similar events were held the same evening in Cape Town and Durban. Swartz signed off by saying, sombrely, “Shalom Shimon, shalom chaver (friend)”.
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    World focus on fifth division Ariel City Football Club

    Sep 29, 2016 Go comment!
    The club, along with five other Israeli clubs, play their matches in settlements, considered occupied land by much of the international community.
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    Israeli embassy issues official statement

    Sep 29, 2016 Go comment!
    Israel's embassy in Pretoria opens a book of condolence and invites DIRCO and foreign diplomats to sign.
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    Times a-changing - for the better for Israel

    Sep 29, 2016 Go comment!
    LISTEN TO THE SPEECH from UN TV with Hebrew subtitles (pictured) - In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the audience that their governments at home were changing their views of Israel. He said he welcomed “the spirit of the Arab Peace Initiative,” a nod to Saudi Arabia which initiated the peace proposal that has not yet been accepted by Israel.
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    SA: Use this as an opportunity for peace

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    DIRCO spokesman Clayson Monyela referred to Shimon Peres as a “rare breed of politician that allowed reason to transform his thinking”. The statement, issued within hours of the passing of Peres, suggested that Israelis and Palestinians could honour Peres’ legacy by continuing the work he started in Oslo as the architect of peace.
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    Honouring one of our greatest

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Blogger Rolene Marks writes that Peres "was the eternal optimist, a rare quality in this world. He had transcended a decade’s long career in politics..." Read the full blog
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    All the news items on Shimon Peres linked

    Sep 28, 2016 2 Comments
    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.
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    15th SA Israel Quiz was like no other

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    The 2016 incantation of the Israel Quiz for Jewish learners was nothing like it has ever been before . Overall winner Joshua Arenson of King David Victory Park (pictured) really had to show his mettle on the Holy Land against incredible opposition, to walk away with the stunning first prize of two return El Al air tickets to Israel. Read the story, what Israeli and Zionist leaders had to say, and more pictures - all pics by MARK LIVNI
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    SA mission in Israel in New Year spirit

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    UPDATED: "Dirco will issue a statement." on the passing of Shimon Perez on Wednesay: So said SA's Ambassador to Israel. Read the interview with JR Online that Sisa Ngombane, one of South Africa’s most senior and experienced career diplomats whose card reads: Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary* and who has always been streetwise in the ways of the Middle East - having overseen the region for DIRCO for many years from Pretoria, before deciding to try and make a difference in Israel three years ago.
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    Shimon Peres, last of Israel’s founders, dies

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    Shimon Peres, the former defence hawk turned Nobel Peace Prize winner and the last of Israel’s founders, died before dawn on Wednesday, at the age of 93.
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    Five SA youths settle in their Israeli schools

    Sep 22, 2016 1 Comment
    South African teenagers are increasingly joining over 10 000 alumni of the Jewish Agency's Na'ele Elite Academy where they enjoy up to three years of free education and board. Meet the five new recruits who joined the programme for the first time this month. They study in English at first and change to Hebrew once they feel ready to. And, say the five new pupils and their parents, they are loving it!
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    Survivor is world's oldest, celebrates barmitzvah

    Sep 15, 2016 Go comment!
    The world's oldest man, 113-year-old Holocaust survivor Yisrael Kristal who lives in Israel, missed his barmitzvah due to the World War - WWI that is! His father was in the Russian army and his mother had died three years earlier. He was born in 1903, in the town of Zarnow, Poland. His two children died in a Polish ghetto, while he himself was deported to Auschwitz, where his wife died.
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    Netanyahu visits Peres in hospital

    Sep 15, 2016 Go comment!
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the bedside of former President Shimon Peres, who is in stable but serious condition following a stroke on Tuesday.
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