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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

Free instruments for refugees

Free instruments for refugees

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 5:04 pm

The Rose Bay based Music for Refugees organisation parked their vehicle in the Sydney of suburb of Auburn, handing out free music instruments to any refugees. Read more

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his Wife Sara Lay a Wreath in Warsaw

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his Wife Sara Lay a Wreath in Warsaw

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 4:24 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his wife Iwona, laid wreaths at the Ghetto Heroes Monument commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Read more

Where to buy your Nazi merchandise

Where to buy your Nazi merchandise

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:23 am

The Anti-Defamation Commission has expressed its horror and outrage at a shop in Melbourne proudly selling Nazi memorabilia. Read more

Israel ready to visit the moon

Israel ready to visit the moon

Friday, February 15, 2019 at 10:04 am

Israel will be the fourth nation to explore the moon…blast-off is scheduled this month. Read more

Aryeh’s winning design for the Blue Box

Aryeh’s winning design for the Blue Box

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:36 am

Aryeh Berkovits was presented with the new JNF NSW Blue Box produced with a new graphic he designed. Read more

The University of Sydney sacks academic Tim Anderson

The University of Sydney sacks academic Tim Anderson

Thursday, February 14, 2019 at 10:22 am

The University of Sydney has dismissed controversial academic Tim Anderson following the suspension of his employment in December. Read more

French antisemitism up 74%

French antisemitism up 74%

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 3:28 pm

The World Jewish Congress has joined its French affiliate CRIF (Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France) in calling for targeted and specific action to combat antisemitism in the country following Interior Minister Christophe Castaner’s disclosure that antisemitic acts rose by 74% in 2018 according to Government figures. Read more

France vows crackdown on latest anti-Semitic attacks

France vows crackdown on latest anti-Semitic attacks

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:54 pm

France’s government on Tuesday vowed a tough response amid the latest anti-Semitic incidents over the weekend. Read more

Bondi swastikas: Dr Kerryn Phelps “We can say no to antisemitism”

Bondi swastikas: Dr Kerryn Phelps “We can say no to antisemitism”

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at 2:41 pm

Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps has addressed the Australian parliament following the daubing of swastikas on the art wall at Bondi Beach which lies within her electorate of Wentworth. Read more

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

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

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 5:09 pm

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

Green Sunday: Melbourne

Green Sunday: Melbourne

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 at 2:30 pm

Over 200 volunteers gave their time in support of JNF Victoria’s Green Sunday Campaign. 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

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

Israeli Justice Minister: Trump peace plan ‘calls for Palestinian state in most of Judea and Samaria’

Israeli Justice Minister: Trump peace plan ‘calls for Palestinian state in most of Judea and Samaria’

U.S. President Donald Trump’s soon-to-be-announced Middle East peace plan will call on Israel to “turn over large swaths of land in Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority, and will lead to the establishment of Palestinian State.” Read more

Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis shows why peace remains a fantasy

Gaza’s self-inflicted health crisis shows why peace remains a fantasy

Gaza’s health system is on the verge of collapse, Israeli defence officials warned last week. Read more

A riddle in the middle: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

A riddle in the middle: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

The first concert in the SSO Masters Series for 2019 (now sponsored by upmarket travel company Abercrombie & Kent) presented significant works by Janacek and Bartok, book-ending the Australian premiere of a piece by Steve Reich that had been co-commissioned by several orchestras, including the SSO. Read more

Israel, PLO, Jordan, EU and UN must agree on boundaries of Palestine

Israel, PLO, Jordan, EU and UN must agree on boundaries of Palestine

Ending the Arab-Jewish conflict over the territory called “historic Palestine” has little chance of success until its territorial boundaries are first agreed between Israel, the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), Jordan, the European Union (EU) and the United Nations (UN). Read more

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

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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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