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    Touch his kippah and Blue Boy Box nods

    Feb 17, 2017 Go comment!
    JNF’s unique “Blue Boy Box” now lives at King David Linksfield Pre-Primary so that children of each generation learn the importance of tzedakah (charity or welfare). It is the responsibility of Jews all over the world to build Israel, develop it and nurture it as the home of the Jewish nation
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    • Kerry Settlement

    Kerry and Netanyahu continue to duke it out

    Dec 29, 2016 Go comment!
    There was little new in the duelling speeches of John Kerry and Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday and even less point in continuing to argue the matter with the outgoing administration. But that didn’t stop the two men from butting heads and fighting over the issue of Israeli settlements all day Thursday as well.
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    • Marks - RoRo HOME

    'Who is a Zionist?' - an ever-present question

    Dec 14, 2016 3 Comments
    “Who is a Zionist?” - Rolene Marks’ latest blog, published today, tackles this multifaceted question head on. “There has been a lot of debate, discussion and social media brouhaha lately over who is or what defines a Zionist,” writes Rolene.
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    • New Fed offices

    Invigorated Fed gets noticed on world stage

    Dec 08, 2016 Go comment!
    The SA Zionist Federation’s top national duo of Chairman Ben Swartz and Executive Director Nicci Raz, gave an interview to Jewish Report last Friday. The two, pictured left in Times Square NY last month, reviewed their activities over 2016 and how they have had to move to meet the changing needs of the time. They also talk about their new-found stature among world Jewry. See more pics inside - including their new offices.
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    Roro's anti-BDS toolkit for World Wizo

    Nov 30, 2016 1 Comment
    “How do we deal with the lies and, erm…. BS that BDS spread?” Blogger Rolene Marks poses the question and gives the answers – and answers them after compiling a toolkit for World Wizo.
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    Jewish Agency updates Governors after fires

    Nov 29, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency for Israel today issued a “Special Update to the Board of Governors: Israel on Fire” which they have shared with JR Online.
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    Unesco bill may not be put to vote Tuesday

    Oct 16, 2016 5 Comments
    Last Friday, the chairman of Unesco’s executive board tried to put a damper on a controversial Thursday vote that seemed to reject Jewish ties to Jerusalem. “We need more time and dialogue between the members of the board to reach a consensus,” Michael Worbs told the French news agency AFP. This after the massive backlash from Israel (which withdrew from the body) and many US groups. SA voted in favour of the bill. Will the resolution sink before it can swim?
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    • 2a-Ambassador Sisa Ngombane

    More trouble from the anti-Israel mob

    Oct 13, 2016 1 Comment
    Now anti-Israeli groups petition government to replace their ambassador to Israel, Sisa Ngombane, pictured. FULL STORY TO FOLLOW - plus the full text of the Board's outcry and putting the joint Egypt/Israel embargo of Gaza in context both in terms of a timeline and its legality.
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    • 16 Peres HOME

    All Peres links, Jhb, CT & Dbn memorials

    Oct 13, 2016 Go comment!
    Find links to all Peres-related content here - as well as those to come and later posts. JR Online will keep users informed of all community-related updates as they come in. Latest this week include "Who will fight for Israel now?" as well as the dichotomy between "Cape Town and Johannesburg services" and the amazing story of the "Peres memorial service in Durban" - any new posts will be added to this consolidated link.
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    • 16 Netanyahu UN

    Times a-changing - for the better for Israel

    Sep 29, 2016 Go comment!
    LISTEN TO THE SPEECH from UN TV with Hebrew subtitles (pictured) - In his address to the United Nations General Assembly in New York last Thursday, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told the audience that their governments at home were changing their views of Israel. He said he welcomed “the spirit of the Arab Peace Initiative,” a nod to Saudi Arabia which initiated the peace proposal that has not yet been accepted by Israel.
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    • IC quiz16 Winner Joshua Arenson

    15th SA Israel Quiz was like no other

    Sep 28, 2016 Go comment!
    The 2016 incantation of the Israel Quiz for Jewish learners was nothing like it has ever been before . Overall winner Joshua Arenson of King David Victory Park (pictured) really had to show his mettle on the Holy Land against incredible opposition, to walk away with the stunning first prize of two return El Al air tickets to Israel. Read the story, what Israeli and Zionist leaders had to say, and more pictures - all pics by MARK LIVNI
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    • Forman Reeva

    SA leaders took gift of peace to Jerusalem

    Aug 03, 2016 Go comment!
    The Jewish Agency for Israel’s (JAFI) chairman Natan Sharansky last week played host to a delegation of two senior African Christian leaders accompanied by SA Friends of Israel’s (SAFI) Reeva Forman in Jerusalem. The trio had travelled to Israel to present Sharansky with a gift of support for the Holy Land on behalf of millions of Christian supporters of Israel across Africa.
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    • VDHoeven Jan-willem HOME

    Christian Zionist's strong message of unity

    Jul 20, 2016 1 Comment
    SAFI is hosting passionate Christian and unashamed Zionist to a one-night-only talk for both Jews and Christians who love Israel. Our unity, he says, is key... Read it
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    African Jewish pride shines at Entebbe event

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    JR Online interviewed Ann Harris (pictured) and Rabbi Moshe Silberhaft in Kenya today. Together with Geoff Ramoghadi they were at Entebbe Airport yesterday, as guests of Israel, for the commemoration of the famous Entebbe raid 40 years ago. They were invited by Israel's MFA to participate as part of prime minister Netanyahu's party to four African countries.
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    • Kol Isha website HOME

    SydShul brings us an all-time great video

    Jul 06, 2016 1 Comment
    SydShul's great short video of the miraculous Rescue at Entebbe, 40 years on. See why it already has around 150,000 views!
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    • SAJR breaking news - EXTRA

    Illegal insert found in Jewish Report papers

    Jun 03, 2016 9 Comments
    A page (see story) was illegally inserted into copies of the South African Jewish Report newspapers at the Norwood Pick n Pay Hypermarket on Thursday. SAJR would like to advise our readers that we had nothing to do with this inflammatory notice. We removed them as soon as it was brought to our attention and are taking remedial action.
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    • YH681

    36 hours will start sombre - and end joyously

    May 04, 2016 1 Comment
    It is the season once again where Jewish communal life will be dominated by the festivities around the modern-day festivals, commemorations and remembrances over the next two weeks. And, this year, the SA Zionist Federation (Fed) has seriously upped its game - bringing Johannesburgers the biggest and best communal FUN FESTIVAL EVER - for everyone. They've catered for kids, disabled, frum and secular - this looks set to be the biggest gathering of SA Jewry and Israelis living in SA, ever! Be there...
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    Join Israel at a unique event next week

    May 03, 2016 1 Comment
    Everyone's invited (just remember to RSVP) - SA Jewry are all invited to attend a once-in-a lifetime- event for Zionism: Israel is building the first-ever official memorial to the fallen outside of the country – right here in South Africa.The magnificent memorial is in honour of the 87 South Africans who emigrated to Israel and later fell defending that country. The event will be a who's who of South African communal leadership, families of the fallen and everyday SA Jewry and Israelis living in SA...
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    • Marks - RoRo HOME

    Wearing our blue and white

    Apr 28, 2016 Go comment!
    "I love this time of the year in Israel," writes Rolene Marks in her latest blog post today. "The country is transformed into a blue and white celebration as the roads are lined and national buildings festooned with Israeli flags." This is all in preparation, she explains, for the upcoming National Holidays.
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    Invitation to join Israel at a unique event

    Apr 21, 2016 1 Comment
    Israel is building the first-ever official memorial to the fallen outside of the country - to be opened at the embassy compound in Pretoria. “We encourage all members of the Jewish community to attend this very significant event,” Deputy Ambassador Michael Freeman told Jewish Report today from Israel, where he is on leave..
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