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Australian legislators visit the Gaza border

Australian legislators visit the Gaza border

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 4:27 pm

A delegation of legislators and political advisors from Australia toured the Gaza perimeter to learn first hand about life on the border and to hear about different projects promoted by KKL-JNF for the benefit of frontline residents. Read more

Academic protestors criticised at professor’s farewell

Academic protestors criticised at professor’s farewell

Friday, July 31, 2015 at 1:15 am

The provost of the University of Sydney has told a farewell event for retiring Professor Suzanne Rutland at the University of Sydney that there were within the campus those “who confuse academic freedom with the right to disrupt”. Read more

Victoria-Israel innovation partnership saved

Victoria-Israel innovation partnership saved

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 4:23 pm

The Victoria-Israel Science Innovation and Technology Scheme placed on hold by former Innovation Minister Adem Somyurek, has been reopened the economic-collaboration. Read more

Peres supports Pollard release

Peres supports Pollard release

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has expressed his support for the pending release of Jonathan Pollard. Read more

Providing for Holocaust survivors

Providing for Holocaust survivors

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 2:07 pm

The Claims Conference has come under fire recently for frauds some critics have reported as approaching $100 million. Read more

35 years later: man charged with the murder of Justice David Opas

35 years later: man charged with the murder of Justice David Opas

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 6:06 pm

A man has been charged with four counts of murder relating to the Family Court murders of the 1980s which claimed the life, amongst others, of Justice David Opas…shot at his family home in the Sydney suburb of Woollahra. Read more

Hebrew University reaching out for Australian alumni

Hebrew University reaching out for Australian alumni

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 at 11:27 am

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem want to hear from Australian alumni who would like join their new networking platform. Read more

Labor’s one-eyed misanthropes

Labor’s one-eyed misanthropes

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 1:15 pm

Sam Tatarka, the president of the Zionist Council of Victoria has added to the analyses of the Federal Labor Party’s resolution on the Middle East at its recent conference. Read more

Immigration to Israel from France up 11% on last year

Immigration to Israel from France up 11% on last year

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 11:30 am

Over 200 French Jews, half of whom are children, arrived in Israel last night aboard a special Aliyah flight organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption. Read more

ALP resolution: a not so happy ZFA

ALP resolution: a not so happy ZFA

Monday, July 27, 2015 at 8:06 am

Dr Danny Lamm, president of the Zionist Federation of Australia has called the ALP resolution on the Middle East at its national conference “a laundry list of complaints against Israel”. Read more

ALP Resolution: Statement from Labor MPS

ALP Resolution: Statement from Labor MPS

Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 8:04 pm

Federal Labor politicians Mark Dreyfus and Michael Danby have welcomed the outcome of today’s Middle East resolution at the ALP conference. Read more

ALP resolution analysed

ALP resolution analysed

Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 7:14 pm

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has analysed the resolution passed at the ALP conference in Melbourne dealing with the Israel-Palestine conflict. Read more

ALP resolution: AIJAC has its say

ALP resolution: AIJAC has its say

Sunday, July 26, 2015 at 6:46 pm

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council’s chairman Mark Leibler and executive director Dr Colin Rubenstein have  issued a statement on the ALP Middle East resolution. Read more

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See nothing – hear nothing

See nothing – hear nothing

Reverberations from the misconceived and much touted Vienna agreement continue to rumble forth on a daily basis…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Meet Ambassador Mark Gilbert

Meet Ambassador Mark Gilbert

Meet Mark Gilbert, United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa and involved in Limmud later this year. Read more

Did Jonathan Pollard really cause anti-Semitism?…asks Rafael Medoff/JNS.org 

Did Jonathan Pollard really cause anti-Semitism?…asks Rafael Medoff/JNS.org 

Did jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s actions provoke anti-Semitism in the United States? Read more

A new birdwatching centre in Israel

A new birdwatching centre in Israel

In the middle of the noisy metropolis in central Israel known as Gush Dan, a unique gem of nature is now being created, which will introduce visitors to the world of birds… thanks to the support of JNF Australia. Read more

Rattling the bars

Rattling the bars

A full house, plenty of celebrities and Sir Simon Rattle conducting a uniquely superb orchestra could hardly miss being the standout event of the Sydney (and probably Australian) classical music calendar…writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more

Abe Foxman’s retirement –End of an Era

Abe Foxman’s retirement –End of an Era

I received a call recently from Abe Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, in which he castigated me for not consulting him in advance of my publishing strong criticism of his remarks…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

At Jerusalem Film Festival, new year brings new kind of drama

At Jerusalem Film Festival, new year brings new kind of drama

In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the 50-day Gaza war forced the cancellation of the outdoor opening event of the Jerusalem International Film Festival. Read more

Does the Talmud discuss contraceptives?…ask the Rabbi

Does the Talmud discuss contraceptives?…ask the Rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple has answers on contraceptives, Chassidism and women and matchmaking on Tu B’Av. Read more

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A surprise birthday

A surprise birthday

Thursday, July 30, 2015 at 1:46 pm

The Deputy Leader of the NSW Liberals John Ajaka recently visited Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen with Chief of Staff Adam Zarth…and found himself singing happy birthday. Read more

Want to help at Melbourne’s Shir Madness Music Festival?

Want to help at Melbourne’s Shir Madness Music Festival?

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1:53 pm

In an exciting first, Melbourne will host a celebration of Jewish music at the inaugural Shir Madness Festival, Sunday September 6th. Read more

Rabbis and Rebbetzin learn about mental health

Rabbis and Rebbetzin learn about mental health

Friday, July 17, 2015 at 1:07 pm

Rabbis and Rebbetzins of the Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) have participated in a Mental Health Training Course. Read more

Courage to Care on the road

Courage to Care on the road

Tuesday, July 14, 2015 at 1:49 pm

Over the next two months, Melbourne’s  B’nai Brith’s Courage to Care will take its award-winning travelling Educational Program and Exhibition to both Portland and Cranbourne. Read more

New Clinical Director for Sydney’s Jewish House

New Clinical Director for Sydney’s Jewish House

Friday, July 10, 2015 at 1:03 pm

Sydney’s Jewish House has appointed Dr Kieran Le Plastrier as its Clinical Director. Read more

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Dallas Bound

Dallas Bound

A group of very excited Maccabi NSW basketballers and swimmers are en route to Dallas, Texas for the JCC Maccabi Games 2015. Read more

Jewish day schools in debating contest

Jewish day schools in debating contest

The Sydney Jewish Inter-school Debating competition has been held at Moriah College. Read more

Historic victory for Moriah

Historic victory for Moriah

Sydney’s Moriah College First Xl Football team has won the NSWCIS Football Cup following a competition in which all the ‘major football-playing schools competed. Read more

Holidays spent learning about homelessness

Holidays spent learning about homelessness

Not all kids spend their school holidays on the couch or with their iPads…a group of 12-13 year olds participated in a Stand Up holiday program to learn about homelessness in Sydney.  Read more

Australian and Israeli teenagers get together

Australian and Israeli teenagers get together

About 40 students from the Carmel School in Perth have toured the Negev in the footsteps of Ben Gurion’s vision for making the desert bloom. Read more

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