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Chag Sameach

Chag Sameach

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 4:00 pm

J-Wire will join Israeli media by not publishing on Shavuot. It starts on Saturday evening and we will be on line on Monday evening…the story of Shavuot. Read more

Resting places for Darwin and Jindabyne

Resting places for Darwin and Jindabyne

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 2:50 pm

There is a very small number of Jews in the Northern Territory and even smaller in the Snowy Mountains where some ageing residents have expressed their wishes to have a Jewish funeral when they die. Read more

Israeli embassy in NZ declares Israel’s rights to protect its borders

Israeli embassy in NZ declares Israel’s rights to protect its borders

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 1:20 pm

The Israeli embassy in Wellington, New Zealand has stated will Israel will protect its sovereignty until such time as peace has been negotiated. Read more

Former IDF spokesperson for the foreign media at UIA Events

Former IDF spokesperson for the foreign media at UIA Events

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 12:09 pm

Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Peter Lerner, former Israel Defense Forces spokesperson for the foreign media addressed over 900 guests across 10 UIA events in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney this month. Read more

Hamas turns away supplies from Israel, including bandages, IV fluids and fuel

Hamas turns away supplies from Israel, including bandages, IV fluids and fuel

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:36 am

Despite reporting a dire need for medical equipment, the Hamas terror organisation turned back two shipments of medical supplies for their populace because the goods bore labels from the Israel Defence Forces.
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Netanyahu agrees with Hamas

Netanyahu agrees with Hamas

Friday, May 18, 2018 at 8:28 am

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released a video in which he agrees with Hamas…and his reasons. Read more

Hamas official admits 50 of those killed in Gaza protests members of terror group

Hamas official admits 50 of those killed in Gaza protests members of terror group

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm

A Hamas official admitted in an interview that 50 of some 62 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli security forces along the Gaza border were members of the Palestinian terrorist group. Read more

Embassy number two

Embassy number two

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:33 pm

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Rivlin have welcomes Guatemala president Jimmy Morales whose embassy was opened in Jerusalem this week. Read more

Malka Leifer: another psychiatric test

Malka Leifer: another psychiatric test

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:47 pm

Malka Leifer, wanted in Australia to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse, did not appear in court yesterday in Israel where Australian authorities seek her extradition. Read more

Baker Institute delegation heads to Israel to foster innovation partnership

Baker Institute delegation heads to Israel to foster innovation partnership

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 2:28 pm

A research delegation from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is heading to Israel later this month to foster existing research collaborations and initiate new partnerships. Read more

New sanctuary for Emanuel Synagogue

New sanctuary for Emanuel Synagogue

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 5:20 pm

A large crowd assembled in Sydney to celebrate the opening and dedication of the new sanctuary at Emanuel Synagogue this week.

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Former IDF commander: Hamas are ‘gangsters holding two million Palestinians as hostages’

Former IDF commander: Hamas are ‘gangsters holding two million Palestinians as hostages’

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Former Israel Defense Forces’ South Commander Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant likened the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, as a group of “gangsters” holding Gazans “hostage” and spilling their blood to provoke Israel. Read more

Australian rabbi concerned with rising antisemitism sends message to Germany

Australian rabbi concerned with rising antisemitism sends message to Germany

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Chairman of Chabad in Australia’s Capital, Canberra, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, has met with the German Ambassador  to Australia, Dr Anna Prinz about the alarming rise of antisemitic incidents in Germany. Read more

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Mini Mondial for Peace – 2018

Mini Mondial for Peace – 2018

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 12:33 pm

The Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation kicked off the 15th annual Mini Mondial for Peace – bringing together 800 Arab and Jewish, Israeli and Palestinian girls and boys from communities across Israel and the West Bank through soccer. This event promoted shared-living and acceptance of the “other.” Read more

Maccabi announces GM for the 2021 Maccabiah

Maccabi announces GM for the 2021 Maccabiah

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 12:08 pm

Following a recruitment process to search for a General Manager to lead the team Maccabi Australia has announced the appointment of Simone Cohen.  Read more

Israeli Olympic Swimmer visits New Zealand to swim in Cook Strait open sea event for Parkinson’s research

Israeli Olympic Swimmer visits New Zealand to swim in Cook Strait open sea event for Parkinson’s research

Monday, April 30, 2018 at 10:26 am

Alon Mandel is an Israeli Olympic butterfly swimmer who represented Israel at the 2008 Summer Olympics and is the national record holder (2014) in 50 and 100 metre butterfly. Read more

Jemima snares first Gold for Jewish athletes in track and field

Jemima snares first Gold for Jewish athletes in track and field

Monday, April 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

Jemima Montag has won the coveted Gold Medal in the 20km women’s walk at the Commonwealth Games on Queensland’s Gold Coast. Read more

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At the Israel border, pointing fingers at the wrong abuser

At the Israel border, pointing fingers at the wrong abuser

When confronted with absolute evil or the depths of human depravity, some of us experience a very particular kind of depression. It’s as if we just can’t cope with such a repudiation of humanity…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

With the international media in full flow presenting distorted news about developments in Israel here is an opportunity to learn about some positive developments not likely to hit the headlines in your local news media. Read more

Abbas and Hamas stage non-peaceful rage

Abbas and Hamas stage non-peaceful rage

As per the pre-determined script designed for media and gullible politicians alike, Jerusalem Day and shifting the US Embassy to the Capital produced the desired results…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Enjoy the embassy but don’t get giddy

Enjoy the embassy but don’t get giddy

The opening of the U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem marks a peak emotional moment for anyone wanting a secure and prosperous Israel; in that spirit, Donald Trump has been hailed as “the best thing that has happened to Israel in a long time.”…writes Daniel Pipes/JNS. Read more

Netta beats ‘nakba’

Netta beats ‘nakba’

The results of the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest and the reactions to it were as disturbing to foreign Israel-haters as they were to some of the nation’s most fervent domestic critics…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Book review: Unlocking The Past: Stories From My Mother’s Diary

Book review: Unlocking The Past: Stories From My Mother’s Diary

Shira Sebban was very close to her mother, Dr Naomi Moldofsky…writes Sharon Berger. Read more

Why does the Media keep encouraging Hamas Violence?

Why does the Media keep encouraging Hamas Violence?

If this were the first time that Hamas deliberately provoked Israel into self-defence actions that resulted in the unintended deaths of Gaza civilians, the media could be excused for playing into the hands of Hamas…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Shavuot across the denominations

Shavuot across the denominations

I’ve often heard (and many rabbis lament) that Shavuot is the only major Jewish holiday many Diaspora Jews have never heard of or ever celebrated…writes Deborah Fineblum/JNS. Read more

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Victory Day at Montefiore: a day of unity

Victory Day at Montefiore: a day of unity

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 4:12 pm

Just as the Anzac Day is one of Australia’s most important commemorations, so too, the 9 May Victory Day* captures a special place in the hearts of Russian-speaking veterans and community members. Read more

Mothers’ Day at OBK

Mothers’ Day at OBK

Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 3:01 pm

At Bondi’s Our Big Kitchen mothers  from all walks of life and different journeys came together and united to support each other in their common bond of being mums. Read more

Meet Anita Zelzer: a video interview

Meet Anita Zelzer: a video interview

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 at 11:18 am

Author Anita Selzer has just launched her latest book, “I Am Sasha”, a fascinating story about her grandmother’s survival tactic to assign her father’s gender as a girl, to avoid being captured during the Holocaust. Read more

Sydney young families celebrate a day in Jerusalem with UIA

Sydney young families celebrate a day in Jerusalem with UIA

Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 2:45 pm

NSW UIA’s Young Families Division celebrated Yom Yerushalayim and Mother’s Day with over 1,000 people at its 2018 event, ‘A Day in Jerusalem’ at the Entertainment Quarter Market Canopy. Read more

An evening of dangerous ideas to challenge thinking – JCA 2018 Campaign

An evening of dangerous ideas to challenge thinking – JCA 2018 Campaign

Monday, May 14, 2018 at 2:48 pm

With just two weeks to go excitement is mounting across the community ahead of JCA’s 2018 Campaign. Read more

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Moriah students selected for Naase: Scholars in Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Israel

Moriah students selected for Naase: Scholars in Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Israel

Moriah College has announced that five Year 11 students have been selected as the 2018 Naase Scholars in Entrepreneurship recipients. Read more

Morris Gleitzman talks at Mount Scopus

Morris Gleitzman talks at Mount Scopus

Renowned children’s author Morris Gleitzman spoke to Mount Scopus College Years 6 and 7 students as part of the Melbourne Jewish Book Week Schools’ Program.

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Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Australian high school students have had the experience of a lifetime after competing in the International Bible Quiz live on Israeli TV on Yom Ha’atzmaut, and meeting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

A minyan of teens

A minyan of teens

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel (NSTE) clergy were joined by 10 post b’nei mitzvah teenagers in leading the morning shacharit service for the congregation. Read more

JCCV YAP thanks Yavneh students

JCCV YAP thanks Yavneh students

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria’s Executive Director David Marlow has presented a certificate of appreciation to the Social Action Captains of Leibler Yavneh College. Read more

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