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  • Leaders call for calm following murder backlash
    by Nicola Miltz on June 6, 2024 at 9:00 am

    Jewish representatives have called on all leaders not to allow the murder of a Muslim mother and the attempted murder of her husband and son, allegedly by a Jewish man, to be the spark in a tinderbox. The murder of Halima Hoosen-Preston in KwaZulu-Natal, along with the stabbing of her husband, Shaun, and son, allegedly The post Leaders call for calm following murder backlash appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Kids’ colouring book erases Jews from Israel
    by Tali Feinberg on June 6, 2024 at 8:59 am

    Just days after South African President Cyril Ramaphosa uttered the phrase, “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free” at the African National Congress’s last election rally, a South African colouring book titled From the River to the Sea appeared on local bookshelves. “From the river to the sea” is as an antisemitic The post Kids’ colouring book erases Jews from Israel appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Roth attributes rabbinical ordination to SA roots
    by Tali Feinberg on June 6, 2024 at 8:58 am

    When educator Adina Roth was finally ordained as an Orthodox Jewish rabbi in New York on 3 June, she couldn’t quite find the words to describe how moving and beautiful it was. “Our rabbis charged us to become the kind of rabbis the world needs right now,” says Roth from New York this week. Roth The post Roth attributes rabbinical ordination to SA roots appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Israel requires online visa application
    by Lee Tankle on June 6, 2024 at 8:57 am

    South African visitors to Israel will be required to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation document (ETA-IL) as of 1 July 2024, according to a recent announcement from Israel. Only once your ETA-IL has been approved will you be allowed to travel to Israel and stay up to 90 days per visit. The authorisation is The post Israel requires online visa application appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • All eyes on Israel’s north
    by Rolene Marks on June 6, 2024 at 8:57 am

    It took 30 firefighting crews hours to put out more than 4 000 dunams (1 000 acres) of fire in the north of Israel. That was just on Monday night, 3 June. Infernos have been blazing for weeks as firefighters battle to douse fires caused by incessant rocket, drone, and anti-tank missile attacks. Images coming The post All eyes on Israel’s north appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Unisa says Jews ‘abusing’ concept of antisemitism
    by Tali Feinberg on June 6, 2024 at 8:56 am

    The University of South Africa (Unisa) has blamed Israel for Hamas’s 7 October massacre, also claiming that “the Zionists” are “abusing” the concept of antisemitism and shouldn’t be allowed to define it. In one of the most extreme statements from a South African university since 7 October, the senate of Unisa, the largest open-distance learning The post Unisa says Jews ‘abusing’ concept of antisemitism appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • SA needs wise choices not wishful thinking
    by Tony Leon on June 6, 2024 at 8:55 am

    Never has the Chinese curse or cliché, “May you live in interesting times”, been more fitting for South Africa in the aftermath of the momentous 29 May election. One aspect which never came to pass was that the Gaza war and South African foreign policy would feature in the poll outcome. It was striking that The post SA needs wise choices not wishful thinking appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • Elections bring uncertainty but opportunity
    by Mandy Wiener on June 6, 2024 at 8:54 am

    At the South African Jewish Board of Deputies election debate a fortnight before the polls, the Patriotic Alliance’s Kenny Kunene, deadpan, told the audience that he had been to Israel to learn about how coalitions work. Of course, there are places where coalitions do work – like Germany – and places where coalitions don’t work. The post Elections bring uncertainty but opportunity appeared first on Jewish Report.

  • How the Muslim community betrayed the ANC
    by Howard Sackstein on June 6, 2024 at 8:53 am

    Last week wasn’t a good week for the African National Congress (ANC). Not only was it decimated in South Africa’s general election, dropping 17% in the polls, losing its parliamentary majority and four provinces, but South Africa’s revolutionary liberation movement discovered that it had been betrayed by some of its closest allies. Lured into a The post How the Muslim community betrayed the ANC appeared first on Jewish Report.