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    Catch up with old friends, best Pesach read

    Apr 12, 2016 2 Comments
    Catch up with old friends and family – download the SA Jewish Association of Canada (SAJAC) Pesach publication – what a great read this is for local and other expat SA Jews worldwide. This 112 page Pesach edition of SAJAC NEWS is the first that Jewish Report will carry, but by no means the last. We have agreed to continue publishing the biannual publication on an ongoing basis. This is the first time in their 40-year history that SAJAC NEWS will be available online.
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    Why 3 videos of a West Bank shooting are roiling Israel

    Mar 30, 2016 12 Comments
    It began as an all-too-common story: A Palestinian assailant in the contested West Bank city of Hebron stabs and wounds an Israeli soldier. Israeli forces shoot him dead.
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    Brussels meant freedom from fear

    Mar 23, 2016 1 Comment
    Growing up, trips to stay with my Jewish family in Brussels were a taste of freedom. In my native Israel, waves of Palestinian terrorist attacks kept me under constant maternal surveillance. Fear of regular bus bombings limited my excursions to biking distance.
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    Signs of progress in Argentina probe

    Mar 23, 2016 Go comment!
    An extraordinary series of developments are bringing new hope - and new heartbreak - to the family and colleagues of Alberto Nisman, the Argentine federal prosecutor who was found dead last year just days after accusing then-President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner of covering up Iran's role in the 1994 bombing of this city's AMIA Jewish Centre.
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    Prospect of Trump nomination poses dilemma for Jewish Republicans

    Mar 02, 2016 2 Comments
    Donald Trump’s surging candidacy has sent shivers through the ranks of the Republican elite and created deep anxiety among Jewish Republicans, some of whom are so unnerved they are prepared to vote for Hillary Clinton if Trump wins the nomination. Yet others say that despite Trump's promise to be “neutral” on Israel and his support from white supremacists, conservative principles demand deference to the eventual nominee.
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    Trump’s Israel ‘neutrality’, Sanders on Jewish pride

    Feb 26, 2016 1 Comment
    Trump hit on Israel ‘neutrality’, Sanders opens up on Jewish pride. In a stinging debate exchange early this morning SA time, Donald Trump’s professions of neutrality in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict became a front and centre campaign issue. And Bernie Sanders opened up on his Jewish Identity to the media yesterday too.
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    Fifa poll: Welsh Cohen spins for Prince Ali

    Feb 24, 2016 Go comment!
    There is an old joke about the four students who have to write a thesis on the elephant. The English student’s thesis is on hunting and shooting the elephant, the German student prepares a detailed analysis of the anatomy of the elephant, the French student puts together a thesis on the love life of the elephant and the Jewish student writes about “The Elephant and the Jewish Question”.
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    Einstein lauded, Relativity proven after 100 years

    Feb 15, 2016 1 Comment
    Last week scientists said they had been able to directly detect the existence of gravitational waves, identified in ground-breaking “Theory of Relativity” by renowned Jewish scientist Einstein a century ago. But the announcement was not without controversy in Israel. At a similar announcement at Hebrew U, Israeli property magnate Dror Halevi took the opportunity to criticize Israeli society’s lackadaisical attitude toward the famous scientist while the world celebrated his theory’s centenary last year.
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    Fred Sternburg, doyen of American sporting publicists

    Feb 10, 2016 Go comment!
    One person in the world of sport who gets very little attention but is often the man in the machine room is the all-important publicist. He is the man a sportsman and his team turn to, to make their player or event even bigger than it actually is.
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    102,000 stones – for those who never returned

    Jan 25, 2016 Go comment!
    More than one hundred thousand people were deported from the Westerbork transit camp in Holland during WWII. 102,000 of them did not return. The camp was obliterated after the war but, after an initiative by former prisoners, a museum opened in the Eighties and 102,000 stones were placed on the original parade ground. Read this compelling and under-told account of the transit camp that was, then wasn’t, and is now one of the most poignant memories of the Shoah.
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    SA Air Force 'discovered' Auschwitz, took 1st pics

    Dec 31, 2015 Go comment!
    CIA release picture showing an identification of Auschwitz extermination camp in early 1944. The Camp was captured by the Allies on January 27, 1945. SEE the picture and READ how it came about that SAAF Lieutenants Barry and McIntyre came to discover the first concrete proof of the existence of the death camp. Picture shows rows of people lining up, those selected to die being taken to Crematorium II, Crematorium III, and basement undressing rooms and gas chambers of both complexes.
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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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    Divorce rabbi gets 10 years

    Dec 16, 2015 Go comment!
    FBI says the rabbi boasted about using a cattle prod, other tools to pressure recalcitrant husbands to grant gets to agunot, without which they can't remarry
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    Watch Olga’s US TV interview from Monday

    Dec 02, 2015 Go comment!
    US Jewry clamouring to host Olga Meshoe… Again! So impressed was US Jewry when Deisi International COO Olga Meshoe, a fervent Christian Zionist, went on a fundraising tour there earlier this year, that now she has been invited to return next May. And some of the biggest US Jewish organisations are now clamouring for her time to talk on American campuses. This past Monday evening, US national Jewish Broadcasting Services broadcast an interview of Olga by Shahar Azani taped during her May trip. Check it out…
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    Philanthropist Kirsh honoured by ORT UK

    Nov 30, 2015 Go comment!
    The wold’s 435th-wealthiest person, Natie Kirsh, was honoured by ORT UK earlier this month for his philanthropic and charitable work. Interestingly, both ORT and Kirsh received Jewish Report Achievers awards in 2013.
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    Jewish primary school evacuated by bomb squad

    Nov 22, 2015 Go comment!
    A Jewish primary school and house were evacuated after a suspicious package was found there last Friday (pictured at left). Pupils and staff and neighbours were sent home early and the police detonated a “suspicious package” - a suitcase - in a controlled explosion after cordoning off the street at the back of Gateshead Jewish Primary School in England.
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    Bibi meets French ambassador at conference

    Nov 19, 2015 1 Comment
    Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu met French Ambassador Patrick Maisonnave (PIC: -Marine Crouzet/ French Embassy) yesterday (Wed) ahead of the J-Post Diplomatic Conference at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel which both were scheduled to attend, in the wake of the terrorist attacks in Paris, and said: "In Jerusalem today we stand with the people of Paris. The people of Israel stand with the people of France. Ambassador, this is not a figurative stance, it's not just lip service.” Read what else Netanyahu said and more on the attacks…
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    Paris’ 350 000 Jews put their lives on hold

    Nov 16, 2015 Go comment!
    Nobody knows how many, if any, Jewish residents of, and/or visitors to Paris, were among the over 500 killed or seriously wounded in the tragic events of the past weekend. But one thing is for certain: After the events and post-Shabbat, French Jewry and the State of Israel rose to the occasion. And Jews around the world were probably the single-most group of people who could share with Parisians the immensity of their empathy.
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    India strengthens alliance with Israel

    Oct 21, 2015 2 Comments
    In the first-ever official visit by an Indian head of state to Israel, President Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Jerusalem this week to discuss a wide range of issues including the negotiation of an extensive free-trade agreement, bilateral co-operation in agricultural and other technologies, and expanded counter-terrorism co-ordination.
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    M-East: My enemy’s enemy is my friend

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    At the end of September, Russian warplanes began aerial bombing raids in Syria, adding to the already complex dynamics of the Syrian civil war, which has raged unabated since 2011. What prompted this intervention? What does it say about Russia’s place in the world? And what does this mean for Israel?
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