Africa

On this day: hostages in Entebbe

By Anna Slater, June 27, 2011

On July 27 1976, pro-Palestinian hijackers seized an Air France flight that was en route to Israel. 250 passengers were on board and most were Jewish or Israeli citizens.

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The Congo needs our challenging voice

By Rabbi Colin Eimer and Rabbi David Mitchell, June 10, 2011

Later this month is National Refugee Week. But Jews should not need a special week in order to reflect on the experiences of our own families as they fled from Nazi persecution. Millions, sadly, were not among those lucky few.

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Bob Geldof on Israeli aid to Africa

By Jennifer Lipman, May 31, 2011
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Singer and anti-poverty camapigner Bob Geldof discusses Israeli aid efforts in Africa at the "Israeli Involvement in Africa: Past, Present and Future" conference in Herzliya.

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On this day: Operation Solomon

By Jennifer Lipman, May 19, 2011

In one of the most impressive rescue missions in history, Israel achieved what seemed impossible. In a day, as Jews around the world celebrated Shavuot, more than 14,000 Ethiopian Jews were airlifted to Israel, the country they had long hoped to see.

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Tunisian Jews cut Lag B'Omer festivities over security fears

By Jennifer Lipman, May 17, 2011

Security concerns have led to the cancellation of the main part of an annual Tunisian Jewish pilgrimage for the first time in 20 years.

Tunisian Jews have long marked Lag B'Omer with a mass visit to the historic El Ghriba synagogue on the island of Djerba.

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After the bomb hit the Marrakesh Argana

By Andrew Rosemarine, May 5, 2011

Horror is the only word to describe the Argana Restaurant in Marrakesh minutes after it was blown to pieces. Bodies and shredded parts were strewn around; ambulances dashed up to the site and pulled away at speed.

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Peter Moss: a life on the move

By Robyn Rosen, May 5, 2011

Family and friends of Peter Moss, killed by the Marrakesh bomb last week, have paid tribute to the "inspirational" and "passionate" travel writer.

Mr Moss, a former Hasmonean School pupil and a long-time writer for the JC, was among 16 victims killed by a remotely-activated bomb at the Argana café in Djema el Fnaa Square in the city's old quarter last Thursday.

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Moroccan ambassador writes of 'sorrow' over Peter Moss death

By Jennifer Lipman, May 4, 2011

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British writer killed in Marrakesh cafe blast

By Jennifer Lipman, April 29, 2011

A former JC writer was among the victims of the explosion in Marrakesh on Thursday.

Peter Moss, 59 and from London, was one of 15 people killed in the blast in a cafe.

Morocco’s Interior Minister said the device, which exploded in Djemma el-Fna square in the city’s old quarter, was activated remotely.

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Why an 88-year-old Holocaust survivor has become a heroine to young Africans

April 21, 2011

To her friends, Hilde Back was a quiet, elderly Jewish woman who used to teach pre-school children and had lived alone for 35 years. But to Chris MBuru she was "an angel who had walked into my life and fixed it".

Back, now 88, is the star of Jennifer Arnold's new documentary, A Small Act, after she unwittingly inspired the largest educational fund in Kenya.

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