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    • Zaka22

    Community fire-fighting team hits the ground running

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    When a family home burnt to the ground in front of its owners’ shocked and bewildered eyes one Shabbos morning last year, a few members of South African rescue and recovery organisation ZAKA, who were present at the fire, decided to do something about it.
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    Violent crime significantly lower in our areas

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Incidents of violent crime have dropped in the community, while soft crime and snatch and grabs are on the rise, security experts revealed this week in the wake of the recently released national crime statistics.
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    • Apology

    Apology

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    In our story last week, “If you save one life, you save the world”, we erroneously referred to the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda as “sectarian violence”.
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    • Zaka22

    Community fire-fighting team hits the ground running

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    When a family home burnt to the ground in front of its owners’ shocked and bewildered eyes one Shabbos morning last year, a few members of South African rescue and recovery organisation ZAKA, who were present at the fire, decided to do something about it.
    Full story
    • crime stats

    Violent crime significantly lower in our areas

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    Incidents of violent crime have dropped in the community, while soft crime and snatch and grabs are on the rise, security experts revealed this week in the wake of the recently released national crime statistics.
    Full story
    • Apology

    Apology

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    In our story last week, “If you save one life, you save the world”, we erroneously referred to the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis in Rwanda as “sectarian violence”.
    Full story
    • terrdef

    Kliprivier raid signals growing terrorism threat

    Aug 06, 2020 Go comment!
    A raid on a property in the south of Johannesburg on Friday, 24 July, may have uncovered a cell of South Africans sympathetic to terror organisation Islamic State (IS or ISIS). It’s the fourth or fifth incident of possible terrorist activity linked to IS being uncovered in South Africa over the past five years. This threat has a profound impact on the South African Jewish community.
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    • Paula

    Finally … Israel forms a government

    May 21, 2020 Go comment!
    After the longest political deadlock in Israeli history – more than 500 days – the country finally has a new government. With 36 ministers and 16 deputy ministers, it’s the most bloated government to date.
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    • Paula

    Will Israel head to the International Criminal Court?

    Apr 30, 2020 Go comment!
    As if the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and the crisis in Israeli politics isn’t enough to keep senior policymakers and military officers awake at night, there’s another important debate.
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    • Paula

    An Israeli marriage not made in heaven

    Apr 23, 2020 1 Comment
    In one of the most spectacular U-turns in Israeli political history, the former army chief and leader of the Blue and White party, Benny Gantz, on Monday night signed a coalition agreement with incumbent Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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    • Paula

    Playing a politics game that Netanyahu always wins

    Apr 02, 2020 Go comment!
    There’s a joke that in Israel, you play politics for 90 minutes and then, in the end, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu always wins. That’s certainly true three elections and 16 months without a government, later.
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    • Paula

    Israel to go on full lockdown

    Mar 26, 2020 Go comment!
    I write this hours before Israel goes into a full lockdown (on midnight, Wednesday 25 March). Still, it hasn’t been easy living under a partial one until now. Restaurants are closed, but you can walk or drive to one for takeaways. Soon that will stop, and only home deliveries will be possible. There’ll be no public transport, although the trains already ceased working days ago.
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    • Paula

    Under lockdown, Israel focuses on creating a government

    Mar 19, 2020 Go comment!
    Israeli coalition talks have begun in earnest. On Monday, Benny Gantz, the leader of the centrist Blue and White Party, was tasked by President Reuven Rivlin to try and form a government after he received the backing of 61 members of Knesset (Parliament).
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