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Rhoda Kadalie’s article in the Citizen 07 November, 2014

7 November 2014
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Jewish community leadership meets with DA and ACDP

2 May 2014

With the country’s 5th elections since the democratic transition less than a fortnight away, the Gauteng Jewish leadership had the opportunity last week of hearing from two of the parties likely to between them attract the bulk of the Jewish vote. On Thursday evening Jack Bloom, leader of the DA in the Gauteng Legislature, headed […]

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JEWISH AFFAIRS PESACH 2014 EDITION

10 April 2014

Jewish Affairs Pesach 2014 EDITION   Pesach 2014 This Pesach 2014 issue of Jewish Affairs is divided into two broad themes. The first looks at the legacy of Jewish Lithuania, providing perspectives by those who were born and grew up there, those descendants of Jewish Lithuanians who have returned to visit and from a renowned […]

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FURORE OVER POTCHEFSTROOM STUDENTS NAZI SALUTE

12 March 2014

A scandal over a first-year initiation ceremony featuring apparent ‘Sieg Heil’ gestures by participants has cast the spotlight on the persistent culture of Nazi chic at North-West University (formerly, University of Potchefstroom). Last week, the Beeld newspaper published a video clip showing female first-year students concluding a song of welcome to the head of their […]

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SUSHI, SPORT & SA : Jewish Youth meet Minister Filile Mbalula

12 March 2014

  With the elections now just two months away, the ANC has embarked on a “Suburbs Outreach” communications initiative aimed at making contact and engaging in dialogue with various minority constituencies around the country. On Monday evening, it was the turn of the Johannesburg Jewish community, with Minister of Sport and Recreation Fikile Mbalule addressing […]

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The IAW Circus comes to Town

27 February 2014

The Israel Apartheid Week (IAW) circus, the annual Israel-bashing jamboree where myths become facts and the truth is routinely inverted, is coming to town on 10 – 14 March. The event has been launched with much fanfare, and as usual Ringmaster-in-Chief Muhammed Desai (who had no problem with the fact that his supporters chanted “Shoot […]

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Above Board : 14 February 2014, Mary Kluk

17 February 2014

Parliament Hijacked for Anti-Israel Propaganda Stunt At time writing, we are following up with various government and party leaders regarding the “Solidarity Conference in support of the people of Palestine, Cuba and Western Sahara”, which took place in Parliament last week under the auspices of the International Relations and Cooperation Portfolio Committee. To date, this […]

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Notorious ‘Jew baiter’ to head Palestine discussion in Parliament today!!

6 February 2014

  People are puzzled, to say the least, that the person chosen to moderate today’s conference discussion on Palestine in Parliament is someone who was not only found guilty of anti-Jewish hate speech by the SA Human Rights Commission but who has to date refused to comply with the Commission’s ruling that he apologise to […]

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Above Board : 24 January 2014

24 January 2014

A definite low point last year was the disruption by anti-Israel demonstrators of a piano recital by Yossi Reshef on Wits University campus. This was a flagrant violation of the right to freedom of expression and association of those attending, as well as being in overt violation of the universities own code of conduct and […]

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SAJBD : Outcome of Wits Disciplinary Process

20 January 2014

The verdict against ten students guilty of misconduct during a concert at Wits University represents a resounding reaffirmation by Wits of the values of academic freedom, diversity and tolerance. In March last year, a group of demonstrators lead by members of the then Student Representative Council invaded the venue where Israeli-born pianist Yossi Reshev was […]

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Ariel Sharon Passing

13 January 2014

The South African Jewish community extends its deepest sympathy to the Government and people of Israel and the Sharon Family on the passing of Ariel Sharon. In a lifetime of devoted service to Israel and the Jewish people, Sharon was unwavering in his courage and unfailing in his strength. He stood like a rock against […]

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