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    Hitler’s typewriter released from SA bank vault

    Jan 23, 2020 Go comment!
    A heavy wooden crate was delivered and pried open in Forest Town last Friday morning. As the lid came away, all eyes in the room fixed on the object which sat nestled inside: a jet-black typewriter, its complex machinery gleaming as it was lifted out and placed atop a wooden bench.
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    Teenager’s tragic death hits home

    Jan 23, 2020 Go comment!
    The U14A King David Linksfield cricket team elected to wear black arm bands at its first high school cricket match this year – against Parktown Boys’ High School. The boys chose to do so in memory of a boy the same age as them who drowned at a school orientation camp last week.
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    The South African at the cutting edge of x-ray vision

    Jan 23, 2020 Go comment!
    A Johannesburg-born businessman living in Israel is part of a duo that has produced an augmented reality device which allows surgeons to see a patient’s anatomy through skin and tissue as if they have x-ray vision. While it may sound like science fiction, it’s definitely science fact.
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  • Hitler’s typewriter released from SA bank vault

    A heavy wooden crate was delivered and pried open in Forest Town last Friday morning. As the lid came away, all eyes in the room fixed on the object which sat nestled inside: a jet-black typewriter, its complex machinery gleaming as it was lifted out and placed atop a wooden bench.

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  • Teenager’s tragic death hits home

    The U14A King David Linksfield cricket team elected to wear black arm bands at its first high school cricket match this year – against Parktown Boys’ High School. The boys chose to do so in memory of a boy the same age as them who drowned at a school orientation camp last week.

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  • South Africans in Australia battle flames, pollution, and despair

    Surrounded by walls of flames and with his vehicle alight, volunteer firefighter Noel Kessel said the Shema as he was almost killed in one of Australia’s massive bushfires in Buxton, New South Wales three weeks ago. By some miracle, South African-born Kessel and his fellow firemen were rescued by another fire crew nearby, who waterbombed the encroaching blaze.

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  • Some light despite load shedding gloom

    South Africa was plunged into darkness this week, literally and figuratively, as Eskom announced unprecedented stage 6 load shedding in an attempt to keep the lights on.

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  • Appeal Court ruling could make hate speech more difficult to prove

    A ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) last week declaring the definition of hate speech unconstitutional will have far reaching consequences for our community.

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  • Disbelief over anti-Semitism watchdog’s SA findings

    A respected international survey claiming a huge spike in anti-Semitic attitudes in South Africa has prompted shock and disbelief by experts in the local community who warn that the findings should be viewed with extreme caution.

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    What impact would a Corbyn win have on Israel?

    Dec 12, 2019 Go comment!
    The British Labour Party’s recently released election manifesto promises that should its leader, Jeremy Corbyn, win this week, it would immediately suspend the sale of arms to Israel that are “used in violation of the human rights of Palestinian civilians”. It also promises to immediately recognise a Palestinian state as part of a two-state solution in which a secure Israel would exist alongside a secure and viable Palestine.
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    Is the curtain finally coming down on Netanyahu’s reign?

    Nov 28, 2019 Go comment!
    For the first time ever, Israel is being led by a prime minister under indictment. Fighting the biggest political battle of his life, Benjamin Netanyahu is holding onto his position as if his life depends on it. To some extent it does. Should he be admired – or not – for refusing to step down?
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    Settlement decision strengthens Israel’s bargaining position

    Nov 21, 2019 Go comment!
    Suddenly, it seems as if everyone is an expert in international law. After United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced on Monday this week that Washington believes the settlements aren’t inherently illegal, everyone has been weighing in on the matter.
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    Rockets raining down on Israel from Gaza

    Nov 14, 2019 Go comment!
    I woke up at 08:00 on Tuesday to sirens blaring across Tel Aviv. Disconcerted, I looked out of my bedroom window to see the usual morning traffic screeching to an immediate standstill. Buses were pulling over, and frightened passengers were jumping out to lie down on the surface of the emergency lanes. I was still groggy with sleep and it took a few seconds to comprehend what was happening. I stumbled to the second bedroom that doubles up as a bomb shelter (according to Israeli law, all buildings built since the 1990s must have one), closed the heavy door, and waited. A few seconds passed. Then, finally awake, I remembered that I am a journalist and the last place I should be – literally and figuratively – is in the dark about what was happening. I ventured out.
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    • Paula

    Israeli government not the issue, occupation is, says Palestinian PM

    Nov 07, 2019 Go comment!
    I recently sat down with Palestinian Prime Minister Dr Mohammad Shtayyeh in Ramallah to gauge his views on a range of issues including the Israeli elections.
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    Paralysed Israeli politics makes third election increasingly likely

    Oct 31, 2019 Go comment!
    Albert Einstein defined insanity as doing the same thing over and over again but expecting different results. Unless something dramatic happens, the political scene in Israel is paralysed, and for the third time in one year, Israelis could be headed for the polls.
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    • Paula

    Holocaust remembrance becoming a political football

    Jan 23, 2020 Go comment!
    Israel hosted on Thursday its third-largest ever gathering of international leaders after the funerals of former leaders Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. More than 45 world leaders and senior diplomats, including 26 presidents, four kings (from Spain, Holland, Belgium and Luxembourg) and four prime ministers were in town to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp.
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    World News in Brief

    Jan 23, 2020 Go comment!
    French survey shows prevalence of anti-Semitism In a survey about anti-Semitism in France, nearly a quarter of 1 027 Jewish respondents said they had experienced a physical anti-Semitic assault.
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