Olga Meshoe – Israel’s Warrior

I had never heard of Olga Meshoe but pretended that I had. Although I could not attend the Johannesburg Israel solidarity event on August 3rd 2014, where no less than 12,000 people came out to voice their support for Israel,

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A Post 10am World

A year ago today, 3 days before Rosh Hashanah, I was followed from my office in Johannesburg and was attacked at gunpoint. Although not physically harmed, the event would alter the course of my life. Perspective is strange thing and

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South Africa and the Dalai Lama

The South African Government has a long history of supporting the disenfranchised and the oppressed. That is if they are Palestinian. They haven’t been too bothered with the terrible plight of the Zimbabweans who are on our doorstep (actually they

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Does Social Media Make Us Angry

Over the last few months I have written a fair number of articles that I have had published on various online as well print mediums. They have ranged from taking South Africa media to task over distorted and quite frankly

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For South African Jews the Gaza War is not Over

The ceasefire was already in place last week when we flew to Israel from Johannesburg. It was a short 4 day trip, with just enough time to attend the wedding we were traveling for, see some family and friends, have

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Johannesburg Voted the World’s Most Unfriendly City

In a recent survey conducted by CN Traveler, Johannesburg was rated the world’s most unfriendly city. It is said to be more unfriendly than Paris, with all those French speaking people, and Moscow where no one speaks at all. I

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Australian Wisdom – an Oxymoron

On Monday night we attended a beautiful wedding in Hadera, North of Tel Aviv. We arrived from South Africa Sunday morning, spent a glorious day in Jerusalem and then drove up to Hadera Monday, stopping past Raanana en route. I

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An Open Letter to the South African Muslim Community

I am a Jew. I was born and was educated in Johannesburg, South Africa. I went to Wits University and was on elected to first non-racial Law Student Council of Wits Law School where we fought against racism of any

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