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Simon Feldman is missing

Simon Feldman is missing

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Sydney man Simon Feldman is missing and has been listed by the NSW Police as a missing person. Read more

Premier Berejiklian pays tribute to Jeremy Spinak

Premier Berejiklian pays tribute to Jeremy Spinak

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has made a special tribute to Jeremy Spinak, the former president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies who passed away this week at the age of 36. Read more

The President and The Pope

The President and The Pope

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:22 pm

Israel’s President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin began his visit to the Vatican and Rome with an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis. Read more

Polls show majority of Israelis unhappy with Netanyahu’s handling of Gaza flare-up

Polls show majority of Israelis unhappy with Netanyahu’s handling of Gaza flare-up

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Two polls done by Israeli television news outlets have shown that the majority of citizens are unhappy with the way Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu handled the Gaza flare-up this week. Read more

IDF warns Gazans ahead of Friday protests as Gaza Belt residents demand security

IDF warns Gazans ahead of Friday protests as Gaza Belt residents demand security

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 11:55 am

The IDF will not show restraint against protestors on the Gaza border, Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories Maj. Gen. Kamil Abu Rukun said in an Arabic-language video released on Thursday evening, directed at any Gazans that plan on taking part in weekly Friday demonstrations labelled “The Great March of Return.” Read more

Tribute for Jeremy Spinak in NSW Parliament

Tribute for Jeremy Spinak in NSW Parliament

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 3:58 pm

The member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton has given notice to the NSW Parliament she will put a motion tomorrow recognising the passing away of Jeremy Spinak, the Immediate Past President of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. Read more

Jeremy Spinak passes away at 36

Jeremy Spinak passes away at 36

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 1:43 pm

The former president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Jeremy Spinak has died from cancer following a brave battle lasting several months. Read more

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

World Pancreatic Cancer Day

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10:47 am

Today is World Cancer Pancreatic Day and Israel’s The Technion is making inroads in research to combat this dreadful disease. Read more

New head at NSW CSG

New head at NSW CSG

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:35 am

Matt Meyerson has been appointed to the important communal role as Head of Security for CSG in NSW. Read more

Dramatic turnaround sees Moshe Lion elected Mayor Of Jerusalem

Dramatic turnaround sees Moshe Lion elected Mayor Of Jerusalem

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 9:12 am

Moshe Lion was elected mayor of Jerusalem Tuesday following a dramatic turnaround that saw him trail the secular challenger Ofer Berkovich throughout the night by as much as 10 per cent before a late surge saw him declared the winner by some 6,000 votes or a 3% majority shortly after 1 a.m.

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Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over opposition to Gaza ceasefire

Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman resigns over opposition to Gaza ceasefire

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 8:26 am

Israel’s Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman abruptly resigned his post and removed his Yisrael Beytenu Party from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s governing coalition less than a day after Israel reportedly agreed to a ceasefire with Hamas. Read more

Danon to UN: there are no ‘two sides’ concerning Gaza

Danon to UN: there are no ‘two sides’ concerning Gaza

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 4:37 pm

In advance of a closed emergency United Nations Security Council meeting, called by Kuwait and Bolivia, on the latest barrage of rockets fired by Hamas into Israel, Israeli Ambassador to the U.N. Danny Danon had a message for the world: There is no moral equivalence between Israel and Hamas. Read more

Israel and Hamas reach ceasefire after rocket barrage

Israel and Hamas reach ceasefire after rocket barrage

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 2:35 pm

A senior Israeli official indicated that an Egyptian-mediated ceasefire has been reached between Israel and Hamas, and other Gaza terrorist groups, amid the latter launching more than 400 rockets into Israel since Monday. Read more

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Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

The Molins de Rei Municipality in Catalonia, Spain has left Israel’s women water polo team in the lurch after cancelling the venue for a water polo match between Israel and Spain, due to pressure from anti-Israel boycott movements. Read more

An award for the house Dan built

An award for the house Dan built

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Budo for Peace, founded by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim. has won the REGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR 2018 @peaceandsportAwards, awarded based on this Israeli non-profit NGO’s outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport. Read more

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

A mazeltov from Bibi

A mazeltov from Bibi

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called gymnast Linoy Ashram and congratulated her on winning the silver medal at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Features and Articles

Lost Jews…writes Jeremy Rosen

Lost Jews…writes Jeremy Rosen

Israelites, Hebrews, Jews, whatever you call them, have been scattered and settled all over the place for thousands of years. Read more

Widows – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Widows – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

There are certain conventions we can expect from a heist movie. The assembling of disparate characters, the difficulties of setting up the robbery, the preparations and a twist at the end. A touch of humour to leaven the tension goes down well too.

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Lieberman’s sudden resignation exposes deep rift over Gaza strategy

Lieberman’s sudden resignation exposes deep rift over Gaza strategy

For several weeks, Israel’s outgoing Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman had made his dissatisfaction with Israel’s approach to Hamas in Gaza public—very public. Read more

Will restraint be Netanyahu’s downfall?

Will restraint be Netanyahu’s downfall?

Addressing his controversial decision to agree to a ceasefire with Hamas following more than 24 hours of incessant mortar, rocket and missile fire from Gaza into southern Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu proffered his explanation. Read more

Postponing the inevitable again

Postponing the inevitable again

If ever you needed an example of how misguided appeasement inevitably makes a situation worse, the current terror from Gaza is the perfect proof…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Mishpacha

Mishpacha

Follow the adventures of a Jewish family with some of whom you may well recognise… Read more

In praise of Netanyahu’s caution

In praise of Netanyahu’s caution

People demonstrated in the streets of Sderot on Tuesday, and who could blame them? They had spent days running back and forth to bomb shelters and safe rooms, enduring the tension and dangers of being subjected to hundreds of rockets fired at their town, as well as the rest of southern Israel, by Hamas and Islamic Jihad terrorists from Gaza. Read more

‘Hasbara’: Fostering counter-narrative engagement

‘Hasbara’: Fostering counter-narrative engagement

Zionists explain themselves. That is what is at the root of the Hebrew term hasbara. Read more

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The Great Synagogue Antiques Day

The Great Synagogue Antiques Day

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:33 pm

Well-known Sydney Antique dealer, Alan Landis will lead a Jewish Antiques Roadshow as part of the celebrations of the 140th anniversary of Sydney’s The Great Synagogue. Read more

Leading Jewish organisations say ‘No’ to family violence

Leading Jewish organisations say ‘No’ to family violence

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

Twelve leading Melbourne Jewish organisations will come together to support the annual Walk Against Family Violence and send a clear message that the Victorian Jewish community stands united in saying ‘No’ to family violence. Read more

Ethical leadership

Ethical leadership

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm

The Sydney Jewish Museum is to launch an Ethical Leadership Day for high school students. Read more

Youth celebrating Israel

Youth celebrating Israel

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The NCJWA “Youth Celebrating Israel” event marks the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, on 29 November 1947 calling for the establishment of a Jewish State alongside an Arab State, thus leading to the establishment of the State of Israel. Read more

Walking together

Walking together

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:17 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), together with the William Cooper Legacy Project invite friends and allies to join with us in Walking Together, as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the William Cooper march on the German Consulate which took place in Melbourne on the 6th December 1938. Read more

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Cut for a cause

Cut for a cause

Tied into four loose plaits, the Great Chop inspired over 160 Beth Rivkah students to cut and donate their hair in the name of cancer treatment. Read more

New primary head for Moriah

New primary head for Moriah

Lynda Fisher has been appointed as Head of  Primary School at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

New preschool facility for Emanuel

New preschool facility for Emanuel

Over 250 people attended the official opening of Sydney’s new Emanuel Woollahra Preschool facility yesterday. Read more

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Ten Emanuel High School students recently returned from a three-week, eye-opening trip to Kenya where they experienced Kenyan life first-hand. Read more

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has just concluded its AGM where it elected its 2019 Executive Committee.

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