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Leifer stays in prison

Leifer stays in prison

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 8:58 am

The bail plea for the accused sexual abuser Malka Leifer has been denied in Jerusalem and the former principal Adass Israel school in Melbourne will remain in prison…a video report. Read more

One less role for Netanyahu as Yisrael Katz tapped to be Israeli Foreign Minister

One less role for Netanyahu as Yisrael Katz tapped to be Israeli Foreign Minister

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:37 pm

Israeli Knesset member Yisrael Katz has become Israel’s acting Foreign Minister after being nominated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and voted in by the Cabinet on Sunday. Read more

President kicks off countdown for first Israeli mission to the moon

President kicks off countdown for first Israeli mission to the moon

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:26 pm

President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday kicked-off the countdown for the launch of Beresheit (Genesis), the first Israeli spacecraft to be sent to the moon, which will blast off on Tuesday. Read more

PA rejects Israel’s decision to cut transfer of taxes as ‘piracy,’ threatens ‘serious repercussions at all levels’

PA rejects Israel’s decision to cut transfer of taxes as ‘piracy,’ threatens ‘serious repercussions at all levels’

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 5:20 pm

The Palestinian Authority (PA) rejected Israel’s decision to withhold tax transfers from Israel to the PA to offset salaries paid by Ramallah to terrorists or their families, saying it was “considered piracy of the Palestinian people’s money.” Read more

Polish radio presenter says Jews are stealing $65 billion from Poles

Polish radio presenter says Jews are stealing $65 billion from Poles

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 4:57 pm

Jewish families from Poland who lost their homes and belongings during the Holocaust have been waiting for more than 70 years for restitution or compensation…but according to a report in The Australian, the Holocaust victims are out-maneuvering and stealing $65 billion from the Polish people”. Read more

Hear Israel’s Top Diplomat in Australia at UIA QLD Gala Dinner

Hear Israel’s Top Diplomat in Australia at UIA QLD Gala Dinner

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 3:29 pm

UIA QLD is counting down until its 2019 Gala Dinner Event with headline speaker H.E Mark Sofer – Ambassador of Israel to Australia on Sunday 3 March in Brisbane. Read more

Introduction so surfing for autistic children

Introduction so surfing for autistic children

Monday, February 18, 2019 at 3:11 pm

800 children will take part in Surfers Healing camps targeted at those with autism. Read more

Israeli Minister suspected of intervening in case of alleged Australian sex abuser Malka Leifer questioned again

Israeli Minister suspected of intervening in case of alleged Australian sex abuser Malka Leifer questioned again

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 9:55 pm

Israeli Deputy Minister of Health Yaacov Litzman was questioned by the police on Thursday and again on Sunday on suspicion that he intervened on behalf of alleged Australian sex abuser Malka Leifer and pressured psychiatrists into declaring her unfit for extradition. Read more

Rabbi becomes the first Jew to address the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism

Rabbi becomes the first Jew to address the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman has delivered the keynote address at The Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism UN Interfaith Harmony Week function at Parliament House in Canberra.

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In Warsaw, even the group seating shows how much has changed in Israel-Arab relations

In Warsaw, even the group seating shows how much has changed in Israel-Arab relations

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 5:16 pm

A scene that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago took place this past week in Warsaw at the U.S.-led peace and security summit with 60 countries in attendance, including the United States, Israel and 10 Arab states, all sitting at the same table. Read more

Justice Ginsburg back at Supreme Court following surgery

Justice Ginsburg back at Supreme Court following surgery

Sunday, February 17, 2019 at 4:27 pm

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to her office on Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs. Read more

Queen of Tropfest

Queen of Tropfest

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:13 pm

Evelyn Krape was selected as joint best actress at Sydney’s Tropfest short film festival for the seven-minute dark comedy Can You Hear Me? Read more

Malka Leifer: Is this the turning point?

Malka Leifer: Is this the turning point?

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:06 pm

Israel’s National Fraud Investigation Unit has interrogated the country’s Deputy Health Minister who is suspected of obstructing legal proceedings in the extradition of Malka Leifer wanted by Victorian police to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse. Read more

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Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Malaysia stripped of Para Swimming Championships

Monday, January 28, 2019 at 10:34 am

Malaysia has been stripped of the right to host the 2019 World Para Swimming Championship following failing to guarantee Israeli Para swimmers’ participation. Read more

Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

Hamas, Pro-Palestinian orgs side with Malaysia’s boycott of Israeli para-swimmers

Monday, January 14, 2019 at 4:53 pm

The Malaysian government announced last week that it would deny Israeli para-swimmers visas for the 2019 World Para Swimmers (WPS) Championship slated to take place in Kuching in July, prompting the International Paralympic Committee to intervene. Read more

Paddling her canoe

Paddling her canoe

Friday, December 14, 2018 at 2:49 pm

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

Maccabi Australia set for a Big 2019

Maccabi Australia set for a Big 2019

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 at 5:21 pm

Maccabi Australia is set for a big 2019 and has some ambitious plans for the year ahead. Read more

Features and Articles

Who is responsible for the strange death of Labor Zionism?

Who is responsible for the strange death of Labor Zionism?

Elections in Israel are less than two months away, and so far the campaign has been dominated by two main stories. Read more

Medicinal cannabis: first crops on their way

Medicinal cannabis: first crops on their way

Tommy Huppert, CEO of Cannatrek, a local producer and distributor of pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis, talks to Henry Greener about the potential for the future of a new medical cure for several ailments. Read more

Is there a Jewish view of lawyers? – ask he rabbi

Is there a Jewish view of lawyers? – ask he rabbi

Q. A few weeks ago you answered a question about doctors and said that Judaism regarded them as doing God’s work. Is there a Jewish view of lawyers? Read more

The 2019 Intelligence Assessment: The policy implications for Gaza

The 2019 Intelligence Assessment: The policy implications for Gaza

Military assessment warns of high risk of war with Gaza — The Times of Israel, Feb. 13, 2019

Israeli military report predicts high probability of clashes in Gaza … in 2019 — i24News, Feb. 13, 2019

Chief of Staff: Prepare for Gaza conflict — Israel National News, Feb. 13, 2019

Intelligence assessment for 2019: IDF prepares for confrontation with Gaza — Channel 20News, Feb. 13, 2019 Read more

In Tel Aviv, British experts warn of anti-Semitism across the UK

In Tel Aviv, British experts warn of anti-Semitism across the UK

A lecture hosted by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) in Tel Aviv featured a panel of experts who warned about growing anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and the threat that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses if he were to become prime minister. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

The UNHRC prepares to issue its infamous blacklist of Israeli companies and businesses. Read more

Jewish Political Theory

Jewish Political Theory

It is often said that neither the Bible nor Judaism has a theory of politics or, indeed, of political systems. Neither is true.  Read more

Turn off the taps

Turn off the taps

What is the first thing you do when you discover that water intended for your household’s use is being diverted because of a malfunction in the pipes leading to your home? Read more

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Community inclusion at UIA NSW 2019 General Division Gala

Community inclusion at UIA NSW 2019 General Division Gala

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 9:15 am

UIA NSW offers a more inclusive environment at their 2019 General Division Gala with guest speaker David Cameron – Former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom (2010-2016) on Sunday 24 February. Read more

COA Harbour cruise

COA Harbour cruise

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 5:23 pm

Members, volunteers, and friends of COA are invited to join the Seniors festival Cruise. Read more

The Manders Villas is Flying!

The Manders Villas is Flying!

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:44 pm

The Manders Villas in Melbourne has provided a secure, independent and community-focused home for up to 20 community members living with a disability since opening in 2010. Read more

Kenny’s Kitchen

Kenny’s Kitchen

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4:00 pm

Malaysian Kenny Kevin Widjaja came to Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen on a chef apprenticeship through Le Cordon Bleu Chefs Australia. Read more

NIF to Host ‘Tribute to Amos Oz’ Event

NIF to Host ‘Tribute to Amos Oz’ Event

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:17 pm

Marking the recent passing of acclaimed Israeli author Amos Oz NIF Australia will curate an evening to celebrate his life and reflect on his literary and political legacy. Read more

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The birth of the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour

The birth of the AUJS Holocaust Education Tour

Noa Bloch writes: In August 1941, in reprisal for a prisoner successfully escaping Auschwitz, the Nazis indiscriminately selected ten prisoners to be starved to death. Read more

Perth’s youth shine at JNF WA’s Green Sunday

Perth’s youth shine at JNF WA’s Green Sunday

It was a record year for youth volunteers in WA on Green Sunday with the annual telethon having more students and young adults giving their time to make calls than ever before. Read more

70 years of Jewish education at Scopus

70 years of Jewish education at Scopus

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus Memorial College celebrated 70 years of outstanding Jewish education last Friday, exactly 70 years since the school first opened its doors on 8 February 1949. Read more

Full house – participants from six youth movements embark on their gap year in Israel

Full house – participants from six youth movements embark on their gap year in Israel

Over 100 young Jewish Australians departed from Melbourne, Sydney and Perth last week to spend a year in Israel on various AZYC (Australian Zionist Youth Council) gap year programs. Read more

BJE in Israel

BJE in Israel

76 students from Sydney made up the largest contingent ever to tour Israel under the auspices of the Board of Jewish Education. A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

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