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    Joburg mayor upsets Jews by giving in to EFF demands

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The Executive Mayor of Johannesburg, Herman Mashaba, this week angered the Jewish community when he suspended a top official after she declared Israel a friend.
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    Zimbabwe’s MDC pledges to form strong ties with Israel

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    As Zimbabwe prepares to go to the polls on 30 July in its first elections since the fall of Prime Minister Robert Mugabe, Movement for Democratic Change (MDC) Alliance Leader Nelson Chamisa announced last Thursday that his party would establish formal ties with Israel – a major foreign policy shift – if came to power.
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    Floyd Shivambu’s latest ‘Messi’ faux pas

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    South African anti-Israel lobbyists and high ranking politicians latched onto a fake Lionel Messi tweet last week as if it was the gospel truth, not bothering to correct it when the truth came out.
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    SAFI calls on South Africans to speak out in support for Israel

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The South African Jewish community and Israel has massive support from the broader, particularly Christian, people of this country. This point was made clear at The South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) “Bringing Israel to Africa” conference on Sunday.
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    Israeli journalist battles ‘industry of lies’

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    “It’s so fashionable to be anti-Israel,” says Israeli journalist and researcher Ben-Dror Yemini, who was brought out to South Africa last week by the South African Friends of Israel (SAFI) for its conference.
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    A Springbok mascot’s dream comes true

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Seven-year-old Daniel Monastursky was ecstatic when he stepped onto the Ellis Park rugby field holding Springbok Captain Siya Kolisi’s hand on Saturday, at the start of the historic match against England.
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    Time to stand up and be counted

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Hearing a woman tell me that she and her family “feel so at home and comfortable with Jewish people” was quite astonishing for me, especially as she is Christian, and has no obvious ties to the community. I had known her from a distance, but she came to chat to me at a function. She went on to tell me that she really wants her son to go to King David School.
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    • Paula

    The battle over trying to contain Iran

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    When American President Donald Trump withdrew from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal, his political base was delighted; as were the leaders of Israel and Saudi Arabia.
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    • AdamSachs

    A little Pride goes along way

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    June is Pride month and every year LGBT+ communities across the world celebrate with massive Pride Marches. Last Friday’s march in Tel Aviv attracted a truly historic 250 000 people. This is especially significant when you consider that Israel is the only country in the Middle East that can be said to be LGBT+ tolerant and hosts such Pride marches.
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    Awards recognise previously excluded icons

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    The Absa Jewish Achiever Awards this year is striving to recognise those who haven’t been acknowledged for their contribution in the past. To do this, changes have been made to certain awards to pay tribute to those who have made a difference.
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    Inside/Outside

    Jun 14, 2018 Go comment!
    Some arguments are petty affairs between insecure individuals, while others are classic differences of opinion between people of stature, where each opinion is worthy of consideration.
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    • RabbiLandau

    Despair is the most powerful weapon of evil

    Jun 07, 2018 Go comment!
    Parshas Shelach tells the tragic account of the Sin of the Spies.
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    • ParshaVaeiraRabbi Bloch

    Practise the mitzvah of tochacha

    May 31, 2018 Go comment!
    Nobody likes rebuke. There are very few people, if any, who like other people to point out their wrongdoings and expose their shortcomings. Even words like rebuke, admonishment and criticism make one wince in fear and are loaded with negative connotations.
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    Of blessings given and received

    May 24, 2018 Go comment!
    In the opening section of the book of Numbers, the Israelites get organised for their journey to the Promised Land. Not only must they travel through the wilderness with a group of – according to the Torah – more than two million individuals, but they also need to follow the proper worship rituals for G-d throughout this journey.
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