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    Clinton was always a true friend of Israel

    Oct 28, 2015 1 Comment
    By now it should be obvious how absurd it is to call President Barack Obama Israel’s “best friend” ever, as Thomas Friedman of The New York Times has claimed.
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    Now ‘real work’ on Homo naledi starts

    Oct 21, 2015 Go comment!
    Acclaimed throughout South Africa and internationally, the fossils of Homo naledi, bade “farewell” to Maropeng’s Cradle of Humankind on Sunday to be sent for further research to the University of the Witwatersrand, whose team was responsible for the discovery.
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    Lord Sacks: ‘Jews need to stop navel-gazing’

    Oct 16, 2015 4 Comments
    Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks is in the US promoting his new book. Rabbi Sacks answers some frank questions in an interview with JTA’s Uriel Heilman.
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    Ann Coulter is not an anti-Semite at all

    Sep 30, 2015 Go comment!
    During the course of the second Republican presidential debate in the US last week, Ann Coulter, the well-known commentator, writer, speaker and provocateur, tweeted :“How many f---ing Jews do these people think there are in the United States?” The author argues that Coulter, pictured, is by no means an anti-Semite – in fact, anything but. Read what he has to say.
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    Expats: Return Jacob’s sheep

    Sep 25, 2015 2 Comments
    When Jews were exiled from the Land of Israel, their sheep followed. Now two Canadians are trying to get some of the biblical sheep back to Israel.
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    ‘Politics behind European Jewish memorials’

    Sep 21, 2015 Go comment!
    A small government agency for preserving European historical sites has been accused of criminal malfeasance, roiling Jewish community officials who say the agency has played a critical role in memorialising Europe’s Jewish past.
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    • Williams

    BDS promises the mother of all protests at Williams concert

    Sep 21, 2015 1 Comment
    Organisers of a concert by American pop star Pharrell Williams have abandoned their legal action against pro-Palestinian demonstrators under the auspices of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions-SA, who are protesting against his presence there.
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    A little bit of South Africa in a Melbourne shul

    Sep 10, 2015 1 Comment
    The “tidal wave” of emigration from South Africa, following the Soweto riots, fear of a bloodbath instead of the new peaceful transition to democracy, the scarcity of jobs, black economic empowerment and the falling rand, led many young Jewish families to relocate to Australia, where there are similarities to South Africa in the climate and an approach to traditional Judaism, writes Suzanne Belling.
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    Clinton mails show concern with Bibi’s psyche

    Sep 10, 2015 Go comment!
    As US secretary of state, Hillary Clinton spent plenty of time in daunting foreign territory. No, I’m not talking about Myanmar here. I’m speaking of the mind of Benjamin Netanyahu.
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    Gross anti-Semitism goes unpunished in Australia

    Sep 09, 2015 Go comment!
    Imagine if an Islamist preacher called for death to the Jews in a public speech in your city in South Africa. This occurred in Sydney, Australia, and the state is powerless to act.
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    Will Obama and Netanyahu reconcile next year?

    Sep 04, 2015 3 Comments
    Now that the enactment of the Iran nuclear deal appears to be a sure thing, the profound and often personal disagreement between President Barack Obama and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over Iran, is not about to go away.
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    Declining numbers, bad economy, but Italian Jews upbeat

    Sep 02, 2015 Go comment!
    Whenever Georges De Canino worries about the future of Italian Jewry, he looks at the bricks in the building across the street from his apartment in the centre of this city's old Jewish ghetto.
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    Jewish ‘pilgrimage’ to Poland more than only Auschwitz

    Sep 02, 2015 1 Comment
    When a Jew goes to Poland these days it is perceived as a “pilgrimage to Auschwitz”. While a visit to witness where one of the most heinous crimes of history occurred is essential, Poland has become one of the most welcoming countries outside of Israel for Jewish travellers.
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    Around the Jewish World

    Aug 19, 2015 Go comment!
    A weekly summary of briefs on some of the top issues in the Jewish media worldwide brought to you by Jewish Report staff writers. The SAJR newsroom sees hundreds of stories every week – not all can make it into the newspaper as a major story, of course, but many of them are worth bringing to the attention of our readers. This is “Around The Jewish World” and readers who have a specific interest in any of these briefs can search more broadly for more.
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    Can a hunger strike be a terrorist weapon?

    Aug 19, 2015 1 Comment
    When does a doctor’s attempt to save a patient’s life become a political rather than a medical act? This question has provoked a fierce debate in Israel, as a Palestinian detainee teetered at the edge of death on Monday after a 62-day hunger strike.
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    Why Hamas and Israel may be secretly negotiating

    Aug 19, 2015 3 Comments
    After more than a decade of failed diplomacy, Israel could be close to signing a major agreement with the Palestinians. They’re just not the Palestinians you thought.
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    Jewish terror draws Netanyahu homeward

    Aug 05, 2015 3 Comments
    Ahead of what may be the toughest diplomatic battle of his career, a final bid to kill the Iran nuclear deal, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suddenly found himself facing down a terrorist threat - apparently from Jews.
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    Sport overcomes world's political barriers

    Aug 05, 2015 Go comment!
    Wouldn’t it be wonderful if sport was left to sportsmen and politics to politicians? Two recent incidents proved that if politics was left out of sports, the world would be a much better place. Alas, this would be an ideal world...
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    Iran nuke deal gets personal & dirty

    Jul 22, 2015 1 Comment
    US Vice President Joe Biden had an intimate phone call this week with about a thousand Jewish leaders, beseeching, teaching and preaching the Iran nuclear deal.
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    SA contingent was felt at NGF

    Jul 22, 2015 Go comment!
    History is neither always just nor kind. Among the great Jewish leaders of the 20th century, the name of Dr Nahum Goldmann should loom large alongside greats like Ben-Gurion, Brandeis and Wiesel. Yet his name means precious little to most Jews today.A remarkable visionary & extraordinary leader, it is fitting that the one Jewish space that carries his name is the International Nahum Goldmann Fellowship (NGF) - the flagship programme of the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture (which he founded).
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