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Pyne in Jerusalem

Pyne in Jerusalem

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 10:07 am

Australian Federal Minister for Education Christopher Pyne was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third Australia-Israel-UK leadership dialogue held in Jerusalem. Read more

Gaza update

Gaza update

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 at 9:27 am

Gaza updated. Read more

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:42 pm

The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) have condemned in the strongest possible terms the statement dated 22 July 2014 appearing on the AJDS website. Read more

ZFA responds to politicians’ condemnation of Israel

ZFA responds to politicians’ condemnation of Israel

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:35 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia has reacted to a statement issued by Australian Federal and State politicians condemning Israel’s current action against Hamas. Read more

Antisemitism continues at third Sydney rally

Antisemitism continues at third Sydney rally

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:22 pm

Anti-Israel protests continued for a third week in a row around Australia. On Sunday in Sydney, the scene was similar to the previous two weeks, albeit with a much smaller crowd. Read more

Board seeks apology from Fairfax

Board seeks apology from Fairfax

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 3:04 pm

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has sought an apology from the Sydney Morning Herald for publishing a cartoon in last Saturday’s edition which they describe as being “crudely antisemitic”. Read more

…and Steve Solomon through to the semis

…and Steve Solomon through to the semis

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 2:08 pm

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon has qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Read more

Bronze for Amy

Bronze for Amy

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 1:11 pm

Sydney Emanuel School alumnus, Amy Meyer (Class of 2009), has won a Bronze medal for Judo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Read more

The CRC moves forward

The CRC moves forward

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:46 pm

The CEO of the NSW Community Relations has thanked Vic Alhadeff for services rendered during his short term as Chair…Alhadeff resigned after a document defending Israel bearing his name was circulated to the Jewish community. Read more

Perth school wall trashed

Perth school wall trashed

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 10:06 am

Anti-Semitic slogans have been daubed on a wall of Perth’s Jewish day school Carmel School. Read more

Thank you, Vic

Thank you, Vic

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 3:26 pm

NSW Premier Mike Baird has thanked Vic Alhadeff who has resigned from the  Chair of the Community Relations Commission following concerns about his role by members of the Muslim community. Read more

NAB chief head of mission to Israel

NAB chief head of mission to Israel

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 12:01 pm

Despite the current unrest, the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has recently concluded another successful Trade Mission to Israel – 3rd for this year. Leading a senior group of 30 business executives including, Cameron Clyne, Group CEO at NAB and John Paitaridis, Managing Director at Optus Business. The week-long trip centred on Technology Innovation and Cyber Security introducing Australian businesses to the best that Israel has to offer. Read more

Hamas responsible for the deaths of 160 Palestinian child labourers  in tunnel construction

Hamas responsible for the deaths of 160 Palestinian child labourers in tunnel construction

Monday, July 28, 2014 at 11:19 am

The Beirut, Ramallah and Washing based Institute for Palestinian Studies has reported the use of child labour in Hamas tunnel construction. Read more

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Features and Articles

Bedouin Safety Will Only Come With Equal Enforcement of Law

Bedouin Safety Will Only Come With Equal Enforcement of Law

Bedouins in the Negev have been among the hardest hit by relentless Hamas fire…writes Ari Briggs. Read more

Making Aliyah during wartime…writes Deborah Fineblum

Making Aliyah during wartime…writes Deborah Fineblum

Of the 228 souls who emerged from El Al Flight LY 3004 on the morning of July 22 at Ben Gurion Airport, nearly half were children. By now, those children have already started taking Hebrew classes and experienced the smells and sights of their new homeland, including way too many falafel balls to count. Read more

The Selfish Giant…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

The Selfish Giant…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

Grim and gritty does work well in the North of England. Read more

President Obama Abandons Israel…writes Isi Leibler

President Obama Abandons Israel…writes Isi Leibler

In the midst of a bitter war – one that Israel sought to avoid – the statements and initiatives from U.S. President Barack Obama and his inept secretary of state, John Kerry, have convinced Hamas that if they maintain their campaign of terror against Israel and the civilians of Gaza, the international community will intervene on their behalf. Read more

A Dear John Letter…from Michael Kuttner

A Dear John Letter…from Michael Kuttner

In response to my recent article about summer vacation in Israel amidst rockets falling, a response was posted. As the comments are very pertinent and indicative of widespread misinformation amongst the general public I decided to pen my reply here so that it receives wider circulation and also because I can elucidate at greater length. Read more

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Aug-03   Melbourne:   VAJEX annual wreath laying ceremony

Aug-03 Melbourne: VAJEX annual wreath laying ceremony

Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia (VAJEX Aust) is holding their annual Wreath Laying Service in the Sanctuary at the Shrine of Remembrance. Read more

Aug-07   Melbourne:   The Hidden Jewish Symbolism of Michelangelo

Aug-07 Melbourne: The Hidden Jewish Symbolism of Michelangelo

Roy Dolinar is the guest speaker at this Jewish Museum of Australia event… Read more

Aug-08   2:05am   SBS2-TV:   Movie: Remembrance

Aug-08 2:05am SBS2-TV: Movie: Remembrance

Inspired by true events, Remembrance depicts a remarkable love story that blossomed amidst the terror of a German concentration camp in 1944. Read more

Aug-09   11:05pm   SBS1-TV:   Movie – The Reluctant Infidel

Aug-09 11:05pm SBS1-TV: Movie – The Reluctant Infidel

When London-based Islamic cab driver Muhmud Nasir discovers that he was actually born to Jewish parents, his life is thrown into turmoil. Read more

Aug-12   8:30pm   ABC1-TV:   Code of Silence

Aug-12 8:30pm ABC1-TV: Code of Silence

Code Of Silence, a one-hour Compass special, follows the parallel journeys of a fervently Orthodox father and his now-secular son, after the son breaks the code of silence in Melbourne’s Orthodox community and goes public with his story of being sexually abused as a student. Read more

Aug-17   Melbourne:   Book on orthodoxy and sexual orientation

Aug-17 Melbourne: Book on orthodoxy and sexual orientation

Meet Eli Glasman, author of “The Boy’s Own Manual to Being a Proper Jew”. Read more

Aug-20   Melbourne:   The rights of the elderly

Aug-20 Melbourne: The rights of the elderly

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) is hosting a forum on the Rights and Responsibilities of Elderly People Read more

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Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Scopus students write to IDF soldiers

Students at Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College have the soldiers of the IDF firmly in their hearts and minds. Read more

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Lostkeyz Finds the Time to Rhyme

Doron Losky, who is better known by his stage name, Lostkeyz is a 17-year-old rapper and a Year 12 student at Emanuel School in Sydney. Read more

An Australian first at the Technion

An Australian first at the Technion

Mark Sonnenschein,a Year 10 student at Sydney’s Moriah College, has become the first Australian student to be accepted into the internationally selective, prestigious Technion SciTech Program. Read more

Taglit at Tiberias

Taglit at Tiberias

160 young adult members of the Australian Jewish community have arrived in Tiberias at the start of an educational tour of Israel. Read more

Back from Bible Quiz in Israel

Back from Bible Quiz in Israel

Melbourne studentsEdward Lichtig, 15, from Leibler Yavneh College and Sara Krishtul 15 from Beth Rivkah Ladies College have just returned from the World Bible Quiz in Israel. Read more

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Developing rebbetzin

Developing rebbetzin

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 at 12:29 pm

Over 25 Rabbis and Rebbetzins have attended a professional development seminar on ‘Defining roles’ hosted and sponsored by Monash University in Melbourne.  Read more

Turning Goal Kickers into Green Thumbs

Turning Goal Kickers into Green Thumbs

Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 3:40 pm

Players from AJAX Football Club volunteered to roll up their sleeves and get their hands dirty at a Gary Smorgon House Working Bee. Read more

A legal business get together…

A legal business get together…

Friday, June 20, 2014 at 2:48 pm

The Young Jewish Leadership of Melbourne (YJLM) and OnKew joined forces for their second upscale cocktail party for Melbourne young adults, this time aimed at bringing young lawyers and businesspeople together for a social and networking event at the award winning CBD cocktail lounge “The Little Red Pocket”. Read more

Zionist Council of Victoria hosts Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst

Zionist Council of Victoria hosts Middle East Strategic Intelligence Analyst

Monday, June 16, 2014 at 2:17 pm

The Zionist Council of Victoria recently hosted Avi Melamed, a world renown Middle East Strategic Analyst. Read more

Award for Craig

Award for Craig

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at 1:28 pm

Sydney’s Montefiore Home’s Assistant in Nursing (AIN) Craig Goldsmith, is the winner of this year’s Leading Age Services Australia NSW-ACT HESTA Nominate a Care Staff Member Competition which recognises dedicated staff in the aged care industry. Read more

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