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Israel bombs multiple Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fired at Israel

Israel bombs multiple Iranian targets in Syria after rocket fired at Israel

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 5:22 pm

The Israel Air Force (IAF)  carried out an extensive attack on Iranian targets inside Syria in response to a rocket fired by the Iranians at Israel’s Hermon skiing resort earlier in the day. Read more

Israeli and Palestinian drivers celebrate new road, as critics accuse Israel of ‘apartheid’

Israeli and Palestinian drivers celebrate new road, as critics accuse Israel of ‘apartheid’

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4:43 pm

Once again, Israel found itself under attack by international media, left-wing non-governmental organizations and the Palestinian Authority, but this time for a different reason—they simultaneously accused the Jewish state of carrying out a policy of apartheid against its Arab population…writes Josh Hasten/JNS. Read more

Israel ousting UNRWA schools from Jerusalem

Israel ousting UNRWA schools from Jerusalem

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4:29 pm

Israel’s National Security Council (NSC) has decided to step up its battle against UNRWA’s presence in Jerusalem and will now move to shut down its schools in the capital. Read more

Israel and Chad announce resumption of diplomatic relations

Israel and Chad announce resumption of diplomatic relations

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 4:23 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Chad’s President Idriss Deby have announced the resumption of diplomatic relations between Israel and Chad, 47 years after they were broken off. Read more

New CEO for NZ Holocaust Centre

New CEO for NZ Holocaust Centre

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 3:43 pm

Chris Harris has been appointed the new CEO of the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand based in Wellington. Read more

A look at Canberra’s Jewish child care

A look at Canberra’s Jewish child care

Monday, January 21, 2019 at 2:37 pm

ACT Minister for Multicultural Affairs, Community Services and Facilities, Roads and City Services, Chris Steel MLA has visited the Chabad ACT HQ and Gan Yisroel Community and Childcare Centre in Canberra.

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Man charged in Melbourne as demonstration staged in Israel

Man charged in Melbourne as demonstration staged in Israel

Sunday, January 20, 2019 at 1:25 pm

Melbourne Homicide Squad detectives have charged a man with murder following the death of Aiia Maasarwe. Read more

Sydney Beth Din applies for special leave to the High Court

Sydney Beth Din applies for special leave to the High Court

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 6:40 pm

Four members of the Sydney Beth Din were found guilty of contempt of court and their appeal against the decision was dismissed. Now they are taking the steps necessary to have the matter dealt with by the High Court in Canberra. Read more

Apologies from the Rabbinical Council of NSW following Jeremy Spinak memo

Apologies from the Rabbinical Council of NSW following Jeremy Spinak memo

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 3:44 pm

The Rabbinical Council of NSW has expressed regret and sorrow that the publication of a private memo sent to rabbinic colleagues regarding halachic protocol at the funeral of former NSW Jewish Board of Deputies President Jeremy Spinak caused  “unnecessary distress to Mr Spinak’s family and communal colleagues”. Read more

Aiia Maasarwe murder: police announce arrest

Aiia Maasarwe murder: police announce arrest

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:53 pm

Victoria Police’s Homicide Squad detectives have arrested a man as part of the ongoing investigation into the death of Israeli student Aiia Maasarwe. Read more

Triguboff centre to improve life for Bedouins opened

Triguboff centre to improve life for Bedouins opened

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:48 pm

A new centre that will dedicate its work towards improving the living standards of the Bedouin community in Israel’s southern Negev region has been named after Jewish-Australian real estate magnate, Harry Triguboff. Read more

Destination the moon

Destination the moon

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 2:38 pm

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries first lunar spacecraft began a historic journey to the moon when it was transported in a cargo plane from Ben Gurion Airport to Orlando, Florida, ahead of launching from SpaceX Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station next month.

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Bribery, illicit relations at centre of justice system corruption case

Bribery, illicit relations at centre of justice system corruption case

Friday, January 18, 2019 at 10:11 am

Bribery for the sake of promotion and illicit relations between senior officials in Israel’s judicial system is at the centre of a police probe that is rocking the country.

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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

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

The Molins de Rei Municipality in Catalonia, Spain has left Israel’s women water polo team in the lurch after cancelling the venue for a water polo match between Israel and Spain, due to pressure from anti-Israel boycott movements. Read more

Features and Articles

Challenges of the new IDF Chief of Staff

Challenges of the new IDF Chief of Staff

The most important role of any IDF chief of staff, including Lt.-Gen. Aviv Kochavi, is to prepare the army for the next war…writes Efraim Inbar. Read more

Dear Mr Jankelowitz

Dear Mr Jankelowitz

A Melbourne grandfather was shocked by the recent story of Sydney’s Moriah College’s refusing a graduate’s child because the child’s grandmother had been converted to Judaism at the pluralistic Emanuel Synagogue…he shares a letter he penned to the school’s president, Stephen Jankelowitz. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

Islamic jihadists are busy exporting terror to all parts of the world. Meanwhile, Israel works non stop to make the world a better place…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon:   Building Bridges, not walls. Read more

Turandot: re-working lifts opera to new heights

Turandot: re-working lifts opera to new heights

Giacomo Puccini is rightly acclaimed for so many brilliant operas, and for many of the arias and duets in his less successful works. Read more

Green Book – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Green Book – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

There’s invariably a good soundtrack to an American road trip movie and this one – inspired by a true story – is no exception.

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Oaths

Oaths

Anyone who has attended a Kol Nidrei service will know that there are seven terms in Hebrew and Aramaic for vows and oaths…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

An open letter to Dr. Tveit, head of World Council of Churches

An open letter to Dr. Tveit, head of World Council of Churches

Gerald M Steinberg writes…Dear Dr Olav Fykse Tveit,  Read more

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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

David Marlow joins AJHS

David Marlow joins AJHS

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at 11:17 am

David Marlow has been appointed the new Honorary Secretary of the Australian Jewish Historical Society Vic (AJHS).

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JNF Tour: Day 10 and the end of the journey

JNF Tour: Day 10 and the end of the journey

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 12:31 pm

Each day a member of the current KKL-JNF Education Study Tour to Israel reports on the day’s activities. Read more

JNF Tour: Day 9

JNF Tour: Day 9

Friday, January 11, 2019 at 9:20 am

Each day a member of the current KKL-JNF Education Study Tour to Israel reports on the day’s activities. Read more

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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

Build your own Challah board

Build your own Challah board

BJE has celebrated the end of the year with a Crafts Party at Bunnings Eastgardens in Sydney where BJE students and their parents were given the opportunity to build their own Challah boards. Read more

Six of the best

Six of the best

Jewish students were those amongst those students who scored top of the class in specific subjects in the HSC. Read more

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

2018 has been another successful year for Year 12 Melbourne’s Mount Scopus students in their VCE exams. Read more

A roaring success

A roaring success

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s primary production of the Lion King Jr was a roaring success. Read more

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