• BDS Bug Out

    BDS turns statement of 'bored' academics around

    Dec 17, 2015 4 Comments
    A local Jewish community leader pointed out that BDS sent a press release to their database this week on behalf of South African academics pledging their support for Palestinians, but BDS’ Kwara Kekana first hijacked the mail & turned a pro-Palestinian pledge into “an academic boycott of Israel”. The 204 academics were led by Profs Robert van Niekerk, Salim Vally & Steven Friedman. This is somewhat disingenuous, however, as the signatories clearly wrote: “We will … continue to work with our Israeli colleagues…” and did not mention a boycott per se.
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    • Polish anti-Semitism

    Polish cemetery: anti-Semitic, pro-ISIS graffiti

    Dec 17, 2015 3 Comments
    WARNING: Not for the faint-hearted! Vandals painted anti-Semitic and pro-ISIS graffiti at the Jewish cemetery in Sochaczew, in central Poland.
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    • Refaeli Bar

    Bar Refaeli in court today for tax evasion

    Dec 17, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli supermodel Bar Refaeli (pictured arriving for the opening ceremony of the 2015 Cannes Film Festival in May -J oel Ryan/Invision via AP Images) - was reportedly questioned for 12 hours on Wednesday by authorities under suspicion of failing to pay millions of shekels in taxes.
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    • Blue-Label-Telecoms HOME

    Levy bros partner with Dubai's Oger in Cell-C

    Dec 17, 2015 Go comment!
    Blue Label Telecoms' Levy brothers have come to the aid of debt-ridden mobile provider, Cell C. While a number of potential suitors were chased away after they had a look at the books, Mark and Brett Levy seem to have come up with the ideal financing situation, including a listing. Blue Label will hold 35%, staff will hold 30% and Dubai-based Oger Telecom will hold 27% - all without affecting the latter’s existing relationships with VodaCom and MTN. Now, that sounds like a good deal!
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    • Zhukovka kosher chef

    Unauthorised hechsher, these are NOT kosher

    Dec 17, 2015 1 Comment
    Kosher consumers take note - the kashrut division of the Johannesburg Beth Din has issued an urgent kosher alert about a “Fresh Earth Gluten Free Bakehouse” product.
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    Ultra-wealthy Moscow suburb attracts Jews

    Dec 17, 2015 1 Comment
    A luxurious Jewish community centre and 400-seat shul opened its doors this month in the affluent village of Zhukovka on the outskirts of Moscow. VIPs such as Jewish construction magnates Boris and Arkady Rotenberg, associates of Russian President Vladimir Putin, arrived for the ceremony which was officiated by Chabad Rabbi Alexander Boroda (pictured), a former Red Army soldier. Read about the rise of Russian aliyah and the life of uber-rich Russian Jewry who aren't going anywhere!
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