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Carr adds his voice

Carr adds his voice

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:36 pm

Last weekend’s Queensland Australia Labor Party Conference joined that of NSW in supporting recognition of Palestine…a move welcomed by former Foreign Minister Bob Carr. Read more

Victorian government funds community safety improvements

Victorian government funds community safety improvements

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:38 pm

Victorian Minister for Crime Prevention Edward O’Donohue has announced that the Beth Weizmann Community Centre in Melbourne will receive $10,000 for a new crime prevention project that will support a safer community. Read more

Farewell to a grand dame

Farewell to a grand dame

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 3:03 pm

There was laughter and there were a few tears when the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies hosted a communal function at the Sydney Jewish Museum to honour and farewell Her Excellency Professor The Honourable Dame Marie Bashir, AD, CVO, who will step down from her role as Governor of New South Wales on October 1st. Read more

Operation Protective Edge: Netanyahu’s analysis

Operation Protective Edge: Netanyahu’s analysis

Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 1:25 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declared Operation Protective Edge “a major military achievement”. Read more

Labor welcomes ceasefire

Labor welcomes ceasefire

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Australia’s opposition Labor party has warmly welcomed the long-term ceasefire in Israel and Gaza. Read more

Minding the media

Minding the media

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Arnold Roth’s daughter was killed in the suicide bombing attack on a Jerusalem restaurant in 2001. He has addressed a lunch in his native Melbourne. Read more

Dismay at flyers distributed in Sydney

Dismay at flyers distributed in Sydney

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:32 pm

Homes in the Sydney suburbs of Double Bay and Bondi have been targeted in a campaign to spread racial hatred against Jews. Read more

Rights for the elderly

Rights for the elderly

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:03 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) Rights and Responsibilities of Elderly People Forum has been held in Melbourne. Read more

Waks quits Tzedek

Waks quits Tzedek

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:57 pm

Manny Waks, the founder of child sexual abuse advocacy group Tzedek will leave the organisation in November. Read more

Sep-09   Melbourne:   Young Leadership Forum

Sep-09 Melbourne: Young Leadership Forum

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 1:44 pm

Saving lives transcends conflicts… Read more

Jews abetting Hamas are no voice for peace…writes Yitzchak Santis

Jews abetting Hamas are no voice for peace…writes Yitzchak Santis

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 3:25 am

Jewish Voice for Peace (JVP), the group that recently invaded and “occupied”the Philadelphia Jewish Community Services Building and on Aug. 20 simulated and protested the (legal) blockade of Gaza outside of the UJA-Federation of New York, has declared in northern California, “Zionism isn’t welcome in our town.” Read more

Operation Protective Edge — Gains and Losses…writes Isi Leibler

Operation Protective Edge — Gains and Losses…writes Isi Leibler

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 at 2:14 am

The jury is still out and few would envy Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s challenge in making the tough decisions required in an extraordinarily complex situation. But despite self-criticism that occasionally borders on masochism, most Israelis appreciate the responsible leadership displayed by the prime minister and Defense Minister Moshe Ya’alon in the current confrontation with Hamas. Read more

ECAJ asks for balance

ECAJ asks for balance

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has asked the Save the Children Fund to introduce balance to their current campaign seeking support for Gaza’s young. Read more

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The anatomy of a cease-fire…writes Dmitriy Shapiro

The anatomy of a cease-fire…writes Dmitriy Shapiro

After at least 11 failed attempts at achieving a lasting cease-fire between the Hamas terrorist group and Israel, negotiators in Cairo on Tuesday announced that they reached an indefinite cease-fire deal. Read more

The five phases of Gaza…writes Dr Ron Weiser

The five phases of Gaza…writes Dr Ron Weiser

In late June, I was sitting in a quirkily themed restaurant just off Agrippas near Machane Yehuda in Jerusalem, enjoying a gourmet hamburger and the summer atmosphere. Read more

Botched, Bungled and Blundered…writes Michael Kuttner

Botched, Bungled and Blundered…writes Michael Kuttner

Quote from George Orwell: “political language is designed to make lies sound truthful and murder respectable and to give an appearance of solidity to pure wind”. Read more

NZ and South African tunnels from Lebanon into Israel…writes Michael Kuttner

NZ and South African tunnels from Lebanon into Israel…writes Michael Kuttner

Last week, as summer slowly winds down, we went up north to enjoy a short vacation and see some of the sights. Read more

When preconceptions get in the way…writes Ambassador Yosef Livne

When preconceptions get in the way…writes Ambassador Yosef Livne

Academics have been debating the issue of neutrality in research. Most agree that the choice of subject can’t be neutral, but the essence of research, namely the methodology and transparency ought to be colorblind and should not reflect personal views. Read more

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Aug-31   Melbourne:   Fight online antisemitism

Aug-31 Melbourne: Fight online antisemitism

The Online Hate Prevention Institute launches its latest initiative… Read more

Sep-01   2:15am   SBS2-TV:   Movie – Ultimatum

Sep-01 2:15am SBS2-TV: Movie – Ultimatum

The relationship of a young French couple in Israel is stretched to breaking point while the nation awaits an attack from Saddam Hussein’s army. Read more

Sep-03   1:35am   SBS2-TV:   Movie – The Flood

Sep-03 1:35am SBS2-TV: Movie – The Flood

Cruelly bullied at school and in the middle of his parent‟s separation, Yoni gets a shock when his autistic older brother Tomer returns home. Read more

Sep-09   Melbourne:   Meet the head of the Jordanian Red Crescent

Sep-09 Melbourne: Meet the head of the Jordanian Red Crescent

Uri Shacham, head of Israel;s Magen David Adom will join Dr Mohammed Al-Hadid president of the Jordanian Red Crescent in a public forum. Read more

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BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE entertains students from Israel

BJE students who participated in the Emet Israel program in 2013 recently hosted a dinner for the students from the Arava region.  Read more

New head of primary for Emanuel

New head of primary for Emanuel

Emanuel School’s new Head of Primary, Natanya Milner, is no stranger to the School or its students. Read more

Descendants inherit the stories

Descendants inherit the stories

Young descendants of Holocaust survivors  participated in an evening of poetry and story-telling. Read more

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have the soldiers of the IDF firmly in their hearts and minds. Read more

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Doron Losky, who is better known by his stage name, Lostkeyz is a 17-year-old rapper and a Year 12 student at Emanuel School in Sydney. Read more

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Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Change at the top for the NCJWA in Melbourne

Friday, August 29, 2014 at 2:12 pm

Shirley Glance has been elected unopposed president of the National Council of Jewish Women of Australia  (Vic) . Read more

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Sydney Jewish Choir performs at festival

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 at 2:16 pm

The Sydney Jewish Choral Society (SJCS) has performed at the Blackheath Choir Festival in the Blue Mountains. Read more

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Soccer tragics kick a goal against epilepsy

Monday, August 25, 2014 at 2:58 pm

A slew of soccer stars, ex-Socceroos and other football legends will join forces with communal identities in a unique celebrity ‘fun-raiser’ to aid Epilepsy Action Australia. It’s the Sydney Celebrity Football Charity Challenge. Read more

Rami Bar-Niv in New Zealand

Rami Bar-Niv in New Zealand

Sunday, August 10, 2014 at 7:31 am

Internationally acclaimed Israeli concert pianist, Rami Bar-Niv, is to perform in concert at Rotorua’s Civic Theatre on 19 August. Read more

Ambos at Our Big Kitchen

Ambos at Our Big Kitchen

Monday, August 4, 2014 at 4:27 am

About fifty ambulance officers joined thirty members of the community combined at Our Big Kitchen (OBK) last week to cook for the homeless. Read more

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