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IAF strike back

IAF strike back

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:26 pm

From inside Gaza – IAF strikes on Gaza city. (Majdi Fathi/TPS) Read more

Syria: 2 killed in Israeli bombing in Damascus

Syria: 2 killed in Israeli bombing in Damascus

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 6:18 pm

A strike carried out by the IDF in the heart of Damascus this morning killed two civilians and wounded six others, Syria’s official SANA reported. Read more

Egypt told by Islamic Jihad to stay out of the current incident

Egypt told by Islamic Jihad to stay out of the current incident

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:59 pm

The Islamic Jihad has threatened to escalate its attacks on Israel later in the day after Bahaa al-Ata, an Islamic Jihad commander who as eliminated by the IDF earlier in the day is buried. Read more

Israel Eliminates Islamic Jihad commander, terrorists respond with rocket attacks

Israel Eliminates Islamic Jihad commander, terrorists respond with rocket attacks

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:43 pm

The IDF early Tuesday morning targeted and eliminated senior Islamic Jihad commander Baha Abu al-Ata in the northern Gaza Strip. Read more

Tel Aviv under attack

Tel Aviv under attack

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 5:05 pm

TPS report the entire Tel Aviv area is under rocket attack. Read more

Rocket attacks following IDF assassination of Islamic Jihad leader

Rocket attacks following IDF assassination of Islamic Jihad leader

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 4:31 pm

News as we get it.  This story will be updated regularly. Read more

Netanyahu, Knesset mark 25 years of peace between Israel and neighbouring Jordan

Netanyahu, Knesset mark 25 years of peace between Israel and neighbouring Jordan

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu yesterday marked 25 years of a peace agreement between Israel and Jordan. Read more

Overwhelming majority of UN Human Rights Council reps praise Iran on record

Overwhelming majority of UN Human Rights Council reps praise Iran on record

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 4:12 pm

Ninety-five out of 111 delegates, or 85 per cent, of the delegates to U.N. Human Rights Council’s Nov. 8 review session on Iran’s human-rights record praised the Islamic Republic, according to Geneva-based NGO U.N. Watch. Read more

IAEA discovery of uranium particles raises questions on scope of Iran’s nuclear program

IAEA discovery of uranium particles raises questions on scope of Iran’s nuclear program

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:54 pm

The International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) said on Monday that it has discovered uranium traces at an undeclared site in Iran. Read more

Bernie Sanders: ‘It’s not anti-Semitic to criticize Israel’

Bernie Sanders: ‘It’s not anti-Semitic to criticize Israel’

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:35 am

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who is running for the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination, said that “it is not anti-Semitic to criticize the policies of the Israeli government,” adding on to his prior stance that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s government is “racist.” Read more

OBK supporting the emergency services

OBK supporting the emergency services

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 8:06 am

Rabbi Dr Dovid Slavin has mustered his bakers and cooks at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to provide food for those working through the State of Emergency in NSW caused by widespread bushfires. Read more

Israel ‘regrets’ Jordan’s reclaiming of enclaves on border

Israel ‘regrets’ Jordan’s reclaiming of enclaves on border

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 5:47 pm

Israel “regrets” Jordan’s decision to terminate the annexes to the 1994 peace agreement which leased two enclaves on the border to Israeli farmers, the Foreign Ministry stated Sunday. Read more

Gap year Zionist Youth seminar in the Arava

Gap year Zionist Youth seminar in the Arava

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 4:35 pm

The picturesque views of the Arava and the fresh desert air provided the perfect backdrop for the Australasian Zionist Youth Council (AZYC) closing seminar bringing together 108 gap year participants from six of the Zionist Youth movements from Australia and New Zealand. Read more

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Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Israel to send biggest delegation ever to 2020 Olympics

Sunday, October 20, 2019 at 5:00 pm

Israel is set to send to the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo its largest delegation of athletes ever. Read more

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

Israel Cycling Academy to join World Tour in 2020,

Thursday, October 3, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Israel Cycling Academy and Katusha Management have signed an agreement that will see the Israeli team race in the World Tour starting January 2020. Read more

Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

Israeli rhythmic gymnast qualifies for 2020 Olympics, earns six medals in world championship

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 at 2:54 pm

Israeli rhythmic gymnast Linoy Ashram qualified for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo after being awarded a bronze medal in the all-around world championships on Friday in Baku, Azerbaijan. Read more

International Judo Federation suspends Iran over its avoidance of competing with Israel

International Judo Federation suspends Iran over its avoidance of competing with Israel

Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:02 pm

The International Judo Federation (IJF) on Wednesday announced it had officially suspended Iran over its directive to its Judoka Saeid Mollaei to withdraw from a recent competition to avoid a contest against Israel’s Sagi Muki. Read more

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Release of Trump deal could break Israel elections deadlock

Release of Trump deal could break Israel elections deadlock

The release of President Trump’s long-awaited and eagerly-anticipated deal of the century could be just the catalyst required to persuade Avigdor Liberman’s Yisrael Beitenu bloc of eight members to join Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s bloc of 55 members to form Israel’s next Government. Read more

A Jewish Democratic congressman called me a Nazi collaborator

A Jewish Democratic congressman called me a Nazi collaborator

Tennessee Congressmen Steve Cohen, who has a long history of one-sided condemnation of Israel, recently called me a Nazi collaborator on MSNBC as the show’s host Alex Witt sat silently by. Read more

A new New Zealand unveiled in Israel

A new New Zealand unveiled in Israel

Marion Davis was a child opera star, beginning her career in a juvenile opera company at the age of 14 in Wellington. In 1899, she married Ernest Hyam Davis, a brewer from Auckland. Read more

Planning a visit to Uluru?

Planning a visit to Uluru?

Can a Jew visit an aboriginal sacred site? …ask the rabbi. Read more

Kristallnacht remains relevant 81 years later

Kristallnacht remains relevant 81 years later

This week Germany marks the 81st anniversary of Kristallnacht, “The Night of Broken Glass.” Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

Israel has switched from daylight saving summer time to winter mode. Read more

The contemporary clash between faith and politics in the West

The contemporary clash between faith and politics in the West

In the never-ending uproar over U.S. President Donald Trump, his administration’s recent move to lift a ban on traditional Christian adoption agencies went relatively unremarked. Read more

Maimonides

Maimonides

It is a well-known saying that “ From Moses to Moses, there was no one as great as Moses.” The second Moses the saying refers to is the Moses known as “Rambam”. Which is an acronym of Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon. Or, in secular usage, Maimonides. Read more

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J-Wire has free tickets for: A Maccabi LIFE community event for the whole family.

J-Wire has free tickets for: A Maccabi LIFE community event for the whole family.

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 at 3:44 pm

The Maccabi LIFE Health & Wellness Expo will bring together leading professionals, speakers and exhibitors at an informative and fun day – out that will get you and your family thinking about health and well-being. Read more

Under the Olive Tree: a concert of Arabic & Jewish music

Under the Olive Tree: a concert of Arabic & Jewish music

Monday, November 11, 2019 at 12:46 pm

Melbourne’s Immigration Museum and Adi Sappir will host an afternoon of music exploring what unites people and cultures as part of Melbourne Music Week on Sunday 17 November. Read more

90th celebration for Henri Korn

90th celebration for Henri Korn

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:21 pm

Child Holocaust Survivor Henri Korn turns 90 today and The Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne will mark this with a celebration on Sunday the 10th to mark this wonderful milestone in Henri’s life.

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Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 1:12 pm

Ken HaShemesh HaOlah (KSO) is Habonim Dror Australia’s groundbreaking new outreach program, providing socialist-Zionist and progressive education for Jewish youths regardless of where they may live in Australia. Read more

Multi-media event at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue

Multi-media event at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue

Friday, November 8, 2019 at 11:24 am

Emanuel Synagogue will host an extraordinary, multi-media event by the Sydney Art Quartet in November: CROSSROADS – featuring Steve Reich’s intensely moving Different Trains – combined with a dramatic theatre & cinema installation and special guest artists. Read more

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Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Habonim Dror reach out to smaller communities

Ken HaShemesh HaOlah (KSO) is Habonim Dror Australia’s groundbreaking new outreach program, providing socialist-Zionist and progressive education for Jewish youths regardless of where they may live in Australia. Read more

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Paul Seideman Annual Composition Prize: 2019 winners announced

Three young writers have been honoured for their moving and thoughtful compositions on the Holocaust, in the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand’s annual Paul Seideman Composition Prize for 2019. Read more

Moriah gets a special visit

Moriah gets a special visit

The Engagement & Intervention Unit of the NSW Police Counter Terrorism & Special Tactics Command facilitate positive interactions between emergency services and young people through a special program. They recently visited Moriah College in Sydney. Read more

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

UIA NewGen Trivia Night

Over 150 supporters attended UIA NSW NewGen (18-25) Committee Trivia night in Sydney. Read more

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Melbourne teens attend US summer leadership camp

Six Jewish teens from Melbourne public schools have recently returned from a three-week-long camp in Pennsylvania, USA where they represented the United Jewish Education Board at the B’nai B’rith Youth Organisation International Leadership Training Conference.

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