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Twitter removes 125,000 terrorism accounts

Twitter removes 125,000 terrorism accounts

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 9:11 pm

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has commended Twitter for suspending 125,000 accounts for “threatening or promoting terrorist acts” since the middle of 2015. Read more

Zakynthos story

Zakynthos story

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 8:19 pm

CEO of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff has told the story of the Archbishop and Mayor of the Greek island of Zakynthos whose bravery saved the lives of 275 Jews during WWII at an event attended by a Greek and Jewish audience filling the 325 persons NCJWA function room to to capacity. Were you there? A J-Wire story and photo gallery. Read more

Parents travel to Jerusalem to see paratrooper son graduate

Parents travel to Jerusalem to see paratrooper son graduate

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 3:01 pm

Ari Tuch got the surprise of his life when he graduated from the IDF’s Paratroopers Brigade’s arduous training course, and pledged allegiance to the State of Israel and the IDF…his parents had made an unannounced trip from Sydney to witness the ceremony at the Kotel, Read more

Green Sunday Melbourne

Green Sunday Melbourne

Monday, February 8, 2016 at 10:09 am

Over 200 volunteers will take to the phones on Sunday for the JNF Green Sunday Telethon celebrating Tu- B’shvat, the festival of trees. Read more

Bishop responds to Danby attack

Bishop responds to Danby attack

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 11:29 am

Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has slammed the decision by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to table a suspension of Australian sanctions against Iran…but the Minister has said that Australia looks to Iran to meet its commitments. Read more

Gantz in Australia for UIA

Gantz in Australia for UIA

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 8:02 am

Former Chief of General Staff of the IDF, Benny Gantz will be a keynote speaker at UIA events in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth. Read more

WJC leader shocked at reports Abbas hosted terrorists’ families

WJC leader shocked at reports Abbas hosted terrorists’ families

Friday, February 5, 2016 at 7:02 am

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas met Wednesday in his office with the relatives of 11 terrorists killed while carrying out attacks against Israelis in recent weeks…three hours after a 19-yr-old Border Policewoman Hadar Cohen was killed in an attack at Jerusalem’s Damascus Gate.
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Buttons, not stones, on Holocaust Memorial

Buttons, not stones, on Holocaust Memorial

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:41 pm

With a break from Jewish tradition, children on UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day in the New Zealand’s capital city Wellington placed buttons, not stones, on the New Zealand capital’s Holocaust memorial. Read more

Green Sunday – Green Week

Green Sunday – Green Week

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:30 pm

JNF NSW will hold its JNF Green Week from the 14-19th February celebrating Tu B’shvat, the festival of trees   featuring special guest  Ami Horowitz  from New York. Read more

Israel Prize: Winner announced

Israel Prize: Winner announced

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:40 pm

Israeli Minister of Education Naftali Bennett has announced that Prof. Edit Doron a professor in the Department of Linguistics and at the Language, Logic and Cognition Center in the Faculty of Humanities at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.will be awarded the Israel Prize for her work in the study of Linguistics. Read more

Israeli expert talks of preemptive strike against Iran

Israeli expert talks of preemptive strike against Iran

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 3:19 pm

Specialist in security and strategic issues in the Middle East Dr Efraim Inbar has told an AIJAC meeting in Sydney that there are three developments which had changed the strategic map in the region…and says a preemptive strike against Iran may be on the cards. Read more

Offensive headgear removed from shop window

Offensive headgear removed from shop window

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 1:39 pm

A helmet bearing  a Nazi swastika has been removed from a shop window in Invercargill, New Zealand. Read more

Labor slammed by one of its own

Labor slammed by one of its own

Thursday, February 4, 2016 at 4:28 am

A former national president of the Australian Labor Party has criticised its NSW branch following the publication of motions seeking to ban its members from participating in Jewish sponsored trips to Israel. Read more

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North Shore Synagogue presents Simon Tedeschi in concert to celebrate its 75th anniversary.

 

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Malaysian demands too much for Israelis

Malaysian demands too much for Israelis

Friday, December 25, 2015 at 10:30 am

Two Israelis, Yoav Omer and Noy Drihan, will not be able to defend their titles at the Youth Sailing World Championship in Malaysia after the Israel Sailing Association (ISA) announced they will not send a delegation because of anti-Israel demands made by organisers. Read more

In the swim

In the swim

Friday, December 11, 2015 at 2:09 pm

NSW Maccabi Swimming Club will reach an all-time high with eight individual competitors qualifying for the State Age Swimming Championships in January.  Read more

Changes at Maccabi

Changes at Maccabi

Thursday, December 10, 2015 at 4:25 pm

Barry Smorgon has been re-elected president of Maccabi Australia for a further 2 years with stalwart Harry Procel, retiring from the Board. Read more

Israeli Sonar Team qualifies for Rio 2016

Israeli Sonar Team qualifies for Rio 2016

Friday, December 4, 2015 at 3:07 pm

The Israeli Parasailing Sonar team has won the chance to compete in the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games.

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Features and Articles

Netanyahu Should Step Down

Netanyahu Should Step Down

Because of many issues, Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should step down…writes Gil Solomon. Read more

Newt’s News

Newt’s News

Homage to the Holocaust, with Elie Wiesel, Dr Dvir Abramovich, Vladimir Putin inviting Jews to Russia, Women’s Rights and Liberals praying at the Western Wall and France’s recognition of Palestine controversy…a video presentation. Read more

Brooklyn – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Brooklyn – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Films of beloved books don’t always match images invoked by the written word.

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Felix and Meira – a movie review by Toni Susskind

Felix and Meira – a movie review by Toni Susskind

Winner of several International film festivals, including best cinematography, screenplay, actor and actress, Felix and Meira is a thought-provoking movie, set against the backdrop of a tightly knit Hasidic community in modern-day Montreal. Read more

Can you criticise the Government?…ask the rabbi

Can you criticise the Government?…ask the rabbi

Q. What right do we have to criticise a democratically elected government? Surely Judaism believes in loyalty to duly appointed leaders. Read more

Separate but Equal? Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall Makes Israel Similar to Iran

Separate but Equal? Egalitarian Prayer Space at Western Wall Makes Israel Similar to Iran

A plan to create a special prayer space in the southern expanse of the Western Wall where the Conservative and Reform movements can hold gender-mixed services was approved by the Israeli government at the end of last month…writes Gidon Ben-Zvi. Read more

Palestine – Security Council And Quartet Silence Dooms Two-State Solution…writes David Singer.

Palestine – Security Council And Quartet Silence Dooms Two-State Solution…writes David Singer.

The UN Security Council and the Quartet – Russia, America, the United Nations and the European Union – have ended any expectations they had of successfully negotiating a two-state solution between Israel and the Palestine Liberation Organisation – after failing to categorically reject UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s highly offensive remarks before the Security Council and in the New York Times. Read more

When terror strikes

When terror strikes

A father travels with three of his children along a road travelled daily. But this day is different to other days…writes Emily Gian. Read more

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New Zealand artist Lilach Cohen exhibits new works

New Zealand artist Lilach Cohen exhibits new works

Monday, February 1, 2016 at 12:02 pm

A new exhibition at the Helensville Art Centre this week will showcase will showcase two and three-dimensional works, by  Israeli artist Lilach Cohen culminating in an installation inspired by her relationship with the sea. Read more

Yom Hazikaron 2016: Are you connected to a victim?

Yom Hazikaron 2016: Are you connected to a victim?

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 2:03 pm

Melbourne’s 2016 Yom Hazikaron commemoration co-hosting organisations invite members of the community who have a connection to a fallen soldier or a victim of terror to participate in this year’s ceremony by lighting a candle in his or her memory and/or sharing a story, poem or song related to their loved one. Read more

Shir Madness 2016

Shir Madness 2016

Monday, January 25, 2016 at 1:43 pm

Registrations are now open for all singers, musicians and bands for this year’s Shir Madness which will take place in Sydney on multiple stages again at Bondi Beach Pavilion  on  Sunday 18 September. Read more

Bensch on the beach

Bensch on the beach

Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 8:15 pm

Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen is giving diners the opportunity to sink their toes into the sand and have a traditional Shabbat dinner on Tamarama Beach this summer. Read more

Eat Pray Nachas

Eat Pray Nachas

Sunday, January 24, 2016 at 4:50 pm

Sydney’s Montefiore Home Hunters Hill campus is hosting  Waverley Council’s Eat, Pray, Naches exhibition until February 21. Read more

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Schnatties head to Israel

Schnatties head to Israel

120 young Jewish Australians from across Australia have left Melbourne and Sydney to spend a year in Israel on various Zionist programs.

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In the swim

In the swim

NSW Maccabi Swimming Club will reach an all-time high with eight individual competitors qualifying for the State Age Swimming Championships in January.  Read more

Record program for BJE

Record program for BJE

Board of Jewish Education students currently participating in the Emet Israel Program represent the largest group in its history. Read more

Record Ulpan group

Record Ulpan group

2015 has seen an incredible 97% participant rate by Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 10 students in the optional Ulpan program. Read more

Winner of UIA Roots Project

Winner of UIA Roots Project

Joel Ehrlich is the winner of the UIA NSW’s 2014 Roots Project. Read more

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