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Microsoft head tells Israel to hire more women

Microsoft head tells Israel to hire more women

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:20 am

Microsoft Israel R&D head Assaf Rappaport warned that Israel would lose its status as a hi-tech powerhouse if it did not hire more women. Read more

French PM cancels Israel visit

French PM cancels Israel visit

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:32 pm

French Prime Minister Édouard Philippe has cancelled a planned trip to Israel at the end of the month, citing scheduling issues, French media reported Wednesday.

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IDF destroys terror tunnel, attacks targets in Gaza in response to security breach

IDF destroys terror tunnel, attacks targets in Gaza in response to security breach

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 4:17 pm

The Israel Defence Forces attacked multiple targets in Gaza and destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel early on Wednesday. Read more

Lamm has firm words for Albanese and Di Natale

Lamm has firm words for Albanese and Di Natale

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3:32 pm

Zionist Federation of Australia President Dr. Danny Lamm expressed his disappointment with comments made by Labor MP Anthony Albanese during an interview on the ABC program “the Insiders” on Sunday morning and disputes Greens leader Richard Di  Natale’s description that the protest at the Gaza fence was “peaceful”. Read more

Melbourne attack mentioned by former chief rabbi of Israel’s acceptance speech

Melbourne attack mentioned by former chief rabbi of Israel’s acceptance speech

Thursday, May 24, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Bar-Ilan University’s Ingeborg Rennert Center for Jerusalem Studies has bestowed its Guardian of Zion Award upon Rabbi Israel Meir Lau, former Chief Rabbi of Israel. Read more

Australian women’s peak body tackles the problems of The Gett

Australian women’s peak body tackles the problems of The Gett

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 4:26 pm

National Council of Jewish Women of Australia and Unchain My Heart Incorporated have lodged a joint submission on Gettrefusal with the Australian Law Reform Commission. Read more

ZFA’s Danny Lamm full of praise for Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop

ZFA’s Danny Lamm full of praise for Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 at 3:22 pm

President of the ZFA, Dr. Danny Lamm has praised PM Malcolm Turnbull and FM Julie Bishop for voting against a UN Human Rights Council resolution which called for an investigation into Palestinian deaths during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. Read more

AIJAC applauds government’s principled vote against UNHRC resolution predetermining Israel’s guilt

AIJAC applauds government’s principled vote against UNHRC resolution predetermining Israel’s guilt

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:57 pm

AIJAC has applauded the principled stand the Australian Government took in opposing the one-sidedly anti-Israel resolution to set up an inquiry into the violence in Gaza at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week. Read more

Adelaide community alarmed at rise of anti-semitic activities

Adelaide community alarmed at rise of anti-semitic activities

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm

The president of the Jewish Community Council of South Australia is concerned about anti-Semitic posters appearing in Adelaide, including one on the walls of a synagogue. Read more

…and now the third

…and now the third

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:00 pm

Paraguay has opened its embassy in Jerusalem following the United States and Guatemala. Read more

Police move pro-Israeli group away at a Melbourne rally

Police move pro-Israeli group away at a Melbourne rally

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

Activist Avi Yemini and supporters faced up to police in Melbourne during an anti-Israel rally. A video report. Read more

World Jewish Congress denounces UNHRC resolution condemning Israel for Gaza violence

World Jewish Congress denounces UNHRC resolution condemning Israel for Gaza violence

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 9:30 am

The World Jewish Congress denounced an “unabashedly one-sided and tendentious” United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that condemns Israel for disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force while virtually ignoring Hamas’ staggering responsibility in orchestrating and directing the deadly riots. Read more

Police say attack not racially motivated

Police say attack not racially motivated

Monday, May 21, 2018 at 5:45 pm

Police are investigating an assault and stabbing in Caulfield North on Saturday night. 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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Israeli home front needs bolstering to fend off Hezbollah’s growing arsenal

Israeli home front needs bolstering to fend off Hezbollah’s growing arsenal

The Israeli home front remains unprepared for the large-scale threat posed by Hezbollah’s mammoth and expanding arsenal of projectiles, a former senior military commander has warned.,,writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS.
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Nakba Day in Sydney      

Nakba Day in Sydney      

As Israelis, and Jews around the world, celebrate the 70th anniversary of the re-establishment of the Jewish state, Palestinian Arabs and their supporters protest the very existence of Israel, in what they call Nakba Day (Arabic for ‘catastrophe’)…writes Julie Nathan. Read more

“Peaceful” demonstrations…

“Peaceful” demonstrations…

If I hear the phrase “peaceful demonstration” just one more time, I will have no hair left on my head to tear out. Read more

Peace plan? Netanyahu has nothing to worry about!

Peace plan? Netanyahu has nothing to worry about!

It’s the sort of thing that could potentially topple his coalition government, but there’s no sign of panic from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

This week’s cartoon: Miscarriage of Justice. Read more

Unlocking the Past: Stories from my Mother’s Diary – book review by Jeffrey Cohen

Unlocking the Past: Stories from my Mother’s Diary – book review by Jeffrey Cohen

This book, for it is a little larger than a monograph, tells the story of Shira’s mum and her journey in Jerusalem (and getting there and back) as she pursues her PhD at the Hebrew University. Read more

What is the background and meaning of Kaddish?…ask the rabbi

What is the background and meaning of Kaddish?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this question and others… Read more

Crying for the ‘enemy’

Crying for the ‘enemy’

You awaken in the morning with the sense that this will be your last. You dress. You look at yourself in the mirror and try not to look scared. You admit to yourself that you are frightened, but you are also resolved. You say goodbye to your family, knowing that this may be the last time. They know where you are going, and they don’t want you to go, but they know that they will not dissuade you. You make a quick departure so that it will not be any more painful than it has to be…writes Marc Erlbaum/JNS. Read more

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Calling all artists

Calling all artists

Friday, May 25, 2018 at 10:34 am

For the fifth year, Asylum Arts will be bringing together Jewish artists from all over the world for our International Jewish Artist Retreat, a four-day retreat of learning, community building, and professional development. Read more

Jewish House Golf Day

Jewish House Golf Day

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 4:52 pm

Did you go to Jewish House Day Golf Day?  A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

NSW Courage to Care to screen documentary film After the Apology during National Reconciliation Week

NSW Courage to Care to screen documentary film After the Apology during National Reconciliation Week

Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at 1:13 pm

The film highlights the continuing practice of welfare agencies removing Aboriginal children from their families at much higher rates than occurred during the stolen generation. Read more

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

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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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