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“The problem with the metal detectors is that they are Jewish” writes Fred Maroun - Monessa Shapiro responds
Language is a wonderful tool. Choose your words correctly and you tell a completely different story. The policemen were not ‘shot and killed by 3 Palestinians’, as this would ha…
Condemnation of Palestinian Incitement to Violence
Following the fatal stabbing of two Israeli Druze soldiers at Lions Gate last week, rioting and violent attacks have erupted in Jerusalem and other locations over the past weekend.…
New Habonim and WZO Shaliach: Danny Adeno Abebe
Hailing from Israel, Danny and his family have made the move to Johannesburg this month. Danny (AKA Adeno), is the Shaliach serving as an Education Adviser to the Habonim Dror Yout…
Israel Birthright Tour – Through the eyes of a Madrich
Birthright was far more enjoyable and inspiring than I could have ever imagined. There is no doubt in my mind that every one of the participants had an amazing time and will be ret…
Farewell to Ambassador Lenk
On behalf of the SAZF, IUA-UCF and the SAJBD, Ben presented Ambassador Lenk with a small farewell gift – a beautiful mezuzah cover – thanking him and his wife again for all they ha…
KKL-JNF signs MOU with Kenya in the field of forestation
The collaboration will involve an exchange of delegations for a period of three years, in which KKL-JNF will share with the Kenya Forest Service (KFS) the know-how of forestation i…
The politics of Wonder Woman, a response by Monessa Shapiro
“A review is not enough space for everything I’d like to say about this film, let alone Gadot’s politics” says Louise Ferreira. What more could she have said? Certainly little of …
Terror has struck the people of Israel
Another innocent life has been extinguished, just one more among the thousands of others that have been lost in the ongoing Middle East conflict. Until such acts of barbarity cease…
OFF TO THE GAMES – SAZF wishes the Maccabi SA team Good Luck
On behalf of the SAZF, we wish the SA Maccabi team the best of luck at the games. Bring home the gold!
Nicci Raz reflects on her visit to the WIZO Day care centre in Israel
Working in an environment where I am constantly dealing with negative perceptions on Israel, often hearing Israel being compared to “Apartheid”, I stood in this WIZO centre feeling…

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