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Exit polls show: no one has a clear lead

Exit polls show: no one has a clear lead

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4:54 pm

The exit polls of the September 2019 elections for the 22nd Knesset show that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu did not obtain a decisive victory, but still appears to be the leading candidate to form the next government. Read more

Bela sends a message to her rescuers’ son as he receives his parents’ Righteous Among the Nations award

Bela sends a message to her rescuers’ son as he receives his parents’ Righteous Among the Nations award

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 4:35 pm

The 90-year-old son of a Dutch couple who hid Jews in their home in Nazi occupied Holland during WWII has received the Righteous Among the Nations award on behalf of his parents. Read more

A milestone for Hakoah

A milestone for Hakoah

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3:55 pm

The application by Hakoah Club to Woollahra Council for consent to amend the 2015 masterplan approval, has been granted by the Sydney Eastern City Planning Panel. Read more

An Iran specialist has met with senior journalists and politicians

An Iran specialist has met with senior journalists and politicians

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3:40 pm

The danger the Islamic Republic of Iran poses to the world is long-standing and comprehensive, and the focus should not be solely on the country’s illicit nuclear program. This is the position of Benham Ben Taleblu, a senior fellow at the Washington D.C. based Foundation for Defence of Democracies think tank who has been engaging in an extensive series of briefings with journalists and politicians across Australia and New Zealand as a guest of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). Read more

Blue and White’s focus shifts to unity government option after exit polls

Blue and White’s focus shifts to unity government option after exit polls

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3:34 pm

As the clocked counted down the minutes to the initial exit polls at Blue and White Party headquarters, its leaders headed out into the “field,” taking to beaches and shopping centers across central Israel urging potential voters to the ballot box. Read more

Damn the other races, want to keep my country white

Damn the other races, want to keep my country white

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 3:26 pm

Jewish organisations have expressed concerns about a hate-fest musical festival scheduled to be held in Melbourne next month. Read more

AFL briefed on Jewish concerns

AFL briefed on Jewish concerns

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 at 2:55 pm

An AFL delegation has been briefed on antisemitism, Holocaust history and Jewish community concerns.

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Israel goes to vote, again

Israel goes to vote, again

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:35 pm

Israel’s citizens today went to the ballots to vote for Israel’s 22nd Knesset and the country’s leadership for the next four years, for the second time this year. Read more

Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ following attack on Saudi oil field

Trump: US ‘locked and loaded’ following attack on Saudi oil field

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Tensions in the Middle East soared on Sunday, with U.S. President Donald Trump warning on Twitter that the United States “has reason to believe we know” who is responsible for a crippling attack on a Saudi oil field on Saturday and is “locked and loaded pending verification.” Read more

BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti to speak at UK Labour Party Conference festival

BDS co-founder Omar Barghouti to speak at UK Labour Party Conference festival

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Palestinian activist and co-founder of the BDS movement Omar Barghouti will speak on a panel at an event taking place alongside the British Labour Party Conference. Read more

Netanyahu calls for emergency election committee meeting on ‘voter fraud’

Netanyahu calls for emergency election committee meeting on ‘voter fraud’

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called for an emergency meeting with the head of the Central Election Committee, Supreme Court Judge Hanan Melcer, to discuss possible voter fraud in this week’s election. Read more

Analysis: Infighting within political blocs dominates days before elections

Analysis: Infighting within political blocs dominates days before elections

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Israel (Sunday): With only two days ahead of the elections, the two major political parties, Likud and Blue and White, are attempting to lure voters from their own political blocs, in an effort to take the lead and form a government after the elections. Read more

Intel unveils ‘smartest building in the world’ in Israel

Intel unveils ‘smartest building in the world’ in Israel

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Intel has unveiled its new development centre in Petah Tikvah, which it considers to be the “smartest building in the world.” Read more

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It takes a team to support a team

It takes a team to support a team

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Australia’s proud history of participation at Maccabiah is set to continue at the 21stMaccabiah Games in 2021. Read more

A Hakoah hero passes away..

A Hakoah hero passes away..

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Former Hakoah player and coach Gerry Chaldi passed away this week in the Montefiore Home in Sydney’s Hunters Hill on the day his daughter Alex was married in Israel where she lives. Read more

He survived Bergen-Belsen and the 1972 Munich Olympics and still competes

He survived Bergen-Belsen and the 1972 Munich Olympics and still competes

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:10 am

Prof. Shaul Ladany is both a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in which he was an inmate for six months and of the terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in which he participated as a 50 kilometer race walker. This  week marks the 47th anniversary of the attack. Read more

Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki takes Gold at World Championship

Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki takes Gold at World Championship

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 8:56 am

Israeli judoka Sagi Muki on Wednesday won the gold medal in the under 81 kg weight category at the Judo World Championship in Tokyo, becoming the first Israeli in history to win the title. Read more

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Netanyahu and Trump hatch plan for a Jordan exclave in West Bank

Netanyahu and Trump hatch plan for a Jordan exclave in West Bank

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s last-minute election pledge to apply Israeli sovereignty in parts of the West Bank could possibly see a large part of the remainder of the West Bank being offered to Jordan as an exclave in direct negotiations between Jordan and Israel. Read more

The elections that decided the future of the conflict

The elections that decided the future of the conflict

On the eve of the second Israeli election of 2019, there is no shortage of apocalyptic rhetoric about the potential consequences of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election. Read more

Talking about Yom Kippur

Talking about Yom Kippur

Rabbi Daniel Rabin from South Caulfield Shule shares his inspiring thoughts on the meaning of forgiveness and other aspects of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…a video interview with Henry Greener. Read more

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This week’s cartoon…Diplomacy, duplicity and diplunacy Read more

A Rosh HaShanah prelude

A Rosh HaShanah prelude

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about Rosh Hashanah…. Read more

On domes and drones

On domes and drones

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (“The more things change, the more they are the same.”)Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, French novelist (1849) Read more

Boltonism must not be allowed to disappear

Boltonism must not be allowed to disappear

John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration should have had the left cheering from the rafters. Read more

Critics deny Jerusalem’s past and its future

Critics deny Jerusalem’s past and its future

Its critics have accused Israel of a lot of terrible things over the course of its 71 years of existence, but The New York Times has now added one more to the list that will particularly resonate with intellectuals. Read more

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Grandparents Day features Rosh Hashanah

Grandparents Day features Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 2:07 pm

Rosh Hashanah photos from Emanuel School’s recent Grandparents Day. The students took part in various Rosh HaShanah activities with their grandparents. Read more

Bargain Bazaar opens Sydney Pop-Up

Bargain Bazaar opens Sydney Pop-Up

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 at 1:06 pm

B’nai B’rith Sydney’s op shop, Bargain Bazaar, has opened a pop-up shop for used furniture in Surry Hills Shopping Village.

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Bringing Jewish life to Budapest

Bringing Jewish life to Budapest

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Rabbi David Keleti, head of the Lativ Community he founded seven years ago in Budapest, has spoken in Sydney about the work that he has been involved in primarily rejuvenating Hungary’s 90,000 Jews.

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Sep-15   Sydney:  Book launch – In Heaven’s Name Why?

Sep-15 Sydney: Book launch – In Heaven’s Name Why?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Rabbi Chaim Ingram invites the community to the launch of his newest book. Read more

Sacred Music Festival

Sacred Music Festival

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

The New Sanctuary of Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue was packed at the opening night performance of Sydney Sacred Music Festival.

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Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Three young writers have been honoured for their moving and thoughtful compositions on the Holocaust, in the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s annual Paul Seideman Composition Prize for 2019. Read more

Moriah gets a special visit

Moriah gets a special visit

The Engagement & Intervention Unit of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command facilitate positive interactions between emergency services and young people through a special program. They recently visited Moriah College in Sydney. Read more

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

Over 150 supporters attended UIA NSW NewGen (18-25) Committee Trivia night in Sydney. Read more

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Six Jewish teens from Melbourne public schools have recently returned from a three-week-long camp in Pennsylvania, USA where they represented the United Jewish Education Board at the B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation International Leadership Training Conference.

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Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

A very special group of nine children and four teachers from Jilkminggan School, Emanuel’s sister school in the Northern Territory, recently made the long journey to Sydney for a week-long visit. Read more

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