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Two children from Gaza abandoned by parents; IDF returns them safely

Two children from Gaza abandoned by parents; IDF returns them safely

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 5:03 pm

Two Arab children from Gaza on Sunday were abandoned by their adult chaperones at the Erez Crossing after being released from Al-Makassed Hospital in Jerusalem, while their chaperones remained in Israel illegally and without permits. Read more

Walt Secord congratulates Dave Sharma

Walt Secord congratulates Dave Sharma

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 3:17 pm

NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair and NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord has officially congratulated newly elected Liberal Federal MP for Wentworth, Dave Sharma on his victory in the weekend election. Read more

The first International Young Leadership Retreat of its kind.

The first International Young Leadership Retreat of its kind.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 11:02 am

30 young leaders from Australia, Canada, Mexico, Italy, Sweden, and Ireland have taken part in the first International Young Leadership Delegation of its kind in Israel. Read more

Report: Israel and Hamas agree on six-month ceasefire

Report: Israel and Hamas agree on six-month ceasefire

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:54 am

Israel and the terrorist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, have reportedly agreed to a six-month ceasefire in the aftermath of the latter launching hundreds of rockets earlier this month into the Jewish state and caused four civilian deaths. Read more

Polish prime minister: Restitution to Holocaust victims a ‘victory for Hitler’

Polish prime minister: Restitution to Holocaust victims a ‘victory for Hitler’

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 at 10:50 am

Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki said on Friday that was Poland to pay restitution for those whose property was stolen in the Holocaust it would violate “international law and would also be a posthumous victory for Hitler;” therefore, “something like this will never happen.” Read more

The seven months of Kerryn

The seven months of Kerryn

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 8:40 pm

Dr Kerryn Phelps has spoken of her seven months in parliament as the Independent MP for the Sydney seat of Wentworth and received words of praise from her Liberal successor Dave Sharma and her predecessor former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. Read more

Dave Sharma takes Wentworth

Dave Sharma takes Wentworth

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 4:18 pm

Former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma has been declared the Liberal member of the Sydney electorate of Wentworth following Saturday’s election. Read more

IDF debunks lie about ‘Gazan child who died alone’

IDF debunks lie about ‘Gazan child who died alone’

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 3:58 pm

The IDF has responded to a new allegation being circulated by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and other elements about a Gazan girl who died at home after receiving treatment in Israel and who suffered beforehand as a result of Israel cruelty. Read more

Al Jazeera suspends two over Holocaust denying clip

Al Jazeera suspends two over Holocaust denying clip

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 3:01 pm

Al Jazeera announced Sunday that it has taken disciplinary action and suspended two of its journalists over a video they produced which promoted Holocaust denial. Read more

Christchurch MP promoting BDS

Christchurch MP promoting BDS

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:50 am

Christchurch Central Labour MP Dr Duncan Webb has been criticized by the NZ Jewish Council for his promotion of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement directed at Israel. Read more

Jeremy Jones represents Australia at highest level interfaith meeting

Jeremy Jones represents Australia at highest level interfaith meeting

Monday, May 20, 2019 at 9:14 am

Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, has participated in the 24th meeting of the International Catholic-Jewish Liaison Committee [ILC] in Rome, Italy, last week.

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Congratulations, Prime Minister

Congratulations, Prime Minister

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:50 pm

Leaders of Australia’s Jewish community have congratulated Scott Morrison on the re-election of his Liberal government. Read more

Sydney Beth Din refused the  right to appeal to the High Court

Sydney Beth Din refused the right to appeal to the High Court

Sunday, May 19, 2019 at 4:21 pm

Four members of the Sydney Beth Din found guilty of contempt of court with an appeal against the decision was dismissed have now their application to have their case heard by the High Court rejected. Read more

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Maccabi NSW honours its stars

Maccabi NSW honours its stars

Thursday, April 4, 2019 at 12:22 pm

Maccabi has held its annual Jewish Sports Awards to recognise great sporting achievements for the calendar year 2018. Read more

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

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Israel Institute says New Zealand taxpayers are funding extremism

Israel Institute says New Zealand taxpayers are funding extremism

Israel Institute of New Zealand co-director, Dr David Cumin, is calling for a moratorium on any further Kiwi taxpayer funding of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) until serious issues of corruption, antisemitism and extremism within that agency are resolved. Read more

Some thoughts on the Australian election

Some thoughts on the Australian election

Before turning to consider how the “Jewish vote” performed at the 18 May 2019 election, I would like to make some broader points. Read more

A chat with new UJEB president Gabi Crafti

A chat with new UJEB president Gabi Crafti

Becci Krispin sat down with the new UJEB President Gabi Crafti to hear about her role and her thoughts on Jewish education in Melbourne. Read more

Ask the rabbi

Ask the rabbi

IS RELIGION A GOOD THING? Read more

Doublespeak

Doublespeak

This week’s cartoon from Feintooner. Read more

Zionism

Zionism

It’s a difficult time for pollsters. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

Independence Day festivities are behind us and Eurovision mania has taken over Tel Aviv if not the rest of the country. Read more

Seeking information about Fritz Bielschowsky

Seeking information about Fritz Bielschowsky

The Jewish Community Council of Western Australia’s Director of Public Affairs Steve Lieblich is seeking information about a Holocaust survivor, Fritz Bielschowsky (Fred Biel), who formerly owned a shoe factory in Erfurt Germany in partnership with Heinrich Cerf and Felix Simon, came to Sydney in 1938-9 with his wife Ilse, and died in 1985. Read more

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Kangarusski Mother’s Day

Kangarusski Mother’s Day

Monday, May 13, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Kangarusski celebrated its traditional Mother’s Day event on Sunday at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen with families, young children, young adults and former Kangarusski Taglit-Birthright participants. Read more

New Apartments for Seniors in Double Bay

New Apartments for Seniors in Double Bay

Thursday, May 2, 2019 at 2:57 pm

The mission of B’nai B’rith Retirement Villages, (BBRV) is to provide financially accessible accommodation in Sydney for independent Jewish Seniors, age 55 and over.

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Tragedy and Triumph

Tragedy and Triumph

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 at 9:26 am

Author, academic and Jewish Holocaust Centre volunteer Freda Hodge will speak about her book ‘Tragedy and Triumph’ at a joint Australian Jewish Historical Society Vic (AJHS) – Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) event later this month. Read more

Remembering WWII on ANZAC Day

Remembering WWII on ANZAC Day

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 at 12:26 am

The Founding Director of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand Inge Woolf spoke at an ANZAC Day Service in Wellington. Read more

Wellington included in world-wide doco screening

Wellington included in world-wide doco screening

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 at 9:33 am

Wellington will feature on a map highlighting cities around the world where the film is ‘Who will write our history’, a documentary about the secret archive of the Warsaw Ghetto during World War 2.a particular film screening has taken place. Read more

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Aussie students compete at the International Bible Quiz in Israel!

Aussie students compete at the International Bible Quiz in Israel!

Australian’s Emanuel Cohavi and Shani Spielman from Kesser Torah College in Sydney have competed in the 56thInternational Bible Quiz. Read more

Emanuel School historians

Emanuel School historians

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Year 1 students recently transformed their classrooms into a museum, displaying ‘artefacts’ from years gone by. Read more

Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

Shabbat the Diller Teen Fellows way

The Melbourne Diller Teen Fellows have produed their Leadership Shabbaton. Read more

Debating rising star

Debating rising star

Perth’s Carmel’s Year 10 student, Aviya Solomon has made it through to the first round of candidates selected for the Western Australian Debating League (WADL) State Team. Read more

Emanuel School students take a s­tand

Emanuel School students take a s­tand

Over 150 Emanuel Primary and High School students rallied to voice their concerns about the global climate crisis. Read more

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