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Volkwagen to cease doing business in Iran, boosting US economic sanctions

Volkwagen to cease doing business in Iran, boosting US economic sanctions

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 4:23 pm

The United States has convinced Volkswagen AG to comply with sanctions on Iran and cease conducting most business in the regime, a U.S. official told Bloomberg news. Read more

Thousands gather to wage peace in Jerusalem

Thousands gather to wage peace in Jerusalem

Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 1:40 pm

Some 4,500 women, Jews and Arabs alike, religious and secular, all dressed in white and turquoise, slowly made their way from Jaffa gate in Jerusalem’s Old City towards Independence park on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the International Day of Peace. Read more

Netanyahu travels first leg of Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high speed train’s maiden voyage

Netanyahu travels first leg of Jerusalem-Tel Aviv high speed train’s maiden voyage

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 10:18 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Minister of Transportation Yisrael Katz rode the maiden voyage of the high-speed train line from Jerusalem to Ben-Gurion International Airport in Lod. Read more

A chat with Dave Sharma

A chat with Dave Sharma

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 4:01 pm

The former Australian ambassador to Israel will contest the Sydney electorate of Wentworth for the Liberal party vacated by the resignation if Malcolm Turnbull. Read more

Netanyahu to Putin: ‘Syria responsible for shooting down Russian plane’

Netanyahu to Putin: ‘Syria responsible for shooting down Russian plane’

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 2:41 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Russian President Vladimir Putin over the telephone on Tuesday, following Monday’s incident which saw Syrian missile defence systems shoot down a Russian military plane carrying 15 soldiers. Read more

Cut for a cause

Cut for a cause

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:42 pm

Tied into four loose plaits, the Great Chop inspired over 160 Beth Rivkah students to cut and donate their hair in the name of cancer treatment. Read more

Melbourne IVF clinic benefits from Holocaust stories

Melbourne IVF clinic benefits from Holocaust stories

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 9:56 am

A survivor’s tragic story, retold in Auschwitz-Birkenau, the inspirational memory of doctor Gisella Perl and the work of a reproductive specialist have all come together to create a remarkable campaign launched this week — Life For A Life…writes Jenni Frazer. Read more

30 years after launch, Israel unveiled images of its first satellite

30 years after launch, Israel unveiled images of its first satellite

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 3:03 pm

On a late Monday morning, exactly 30 years ago, Israel’s first satellite was secretly boosted into orbit around the Earth from the Palmachim Airbase, located south of Tel Aviv.
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Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

Turkey takes pragmatic steps towards repairing damaged relations with Israel

Turkey takes pragmatic steps towards repairing damaged relations with Israel

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 10:07 am

Amid shared concerns over Iran’s regional aggression among other interests, Israel and Turkey have been attempting to mend relations with one another despite their subtle differences, according to an Israeli media report on Monday. Read more

Yeshivah joins Manny Waks in welcoming settlement

Yeshivah joins Manny Waks in welcoming settlement

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:51 am

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre has followed child sex abuse advocate Manny Waks in welcoming the confidential settlement  between them in relation to the abuse he experienced at the Centre. Read more

U.S. updates special antisemitism envoy  position to ambassadorial rank

U.S. updates special antisemitism envoy position to ambassadorial rank

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:18 am

The World Jewish Congress welcomes the U.S. Congress’ legislation to upgrade to ambassador level the special envoy to monitor and combat antisemitism at the State Department and calls for a swift appointment to the position. Read more

Supporters club

Supporters club

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 8:11 am

Leaders of a number of Christian Zionist organisations have joined with representatives of the two Jewish communal roof bodies – the Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) and the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) for a lunch get together.

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Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Chelsea FC and WJC to convene international summit in Paris to fight racism in sports

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:17 pm

The World Jewish Congress and its President Ronald S. Lauder, together with senior officials of the top English soccer team Chelsea Football Club have announced that they will convene an international summit in 2019 to battle discrimination, racism and antisemitism in sports. Read more

A mazeltov from Bibi

A mazeltov from Bibi

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 3:26 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called gymnast Linoy Ashram and congratulated her on winning the silver medal at the 36th Rhythmic Gymnastics Championships in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

Israeli equestrian chooses Yom Kippur observance over world championships

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 at 11:11 am

An Israeli equestrian has decided to withdraw from an International Equestrian Federation event that serves as a qualifier for the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo, due to its conflict with Yom Kippur on Sept. 19. Read more

Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Maccabi invites you to Mexico

Thursday, July 5, 2018 at 11:40 am

Nominations will open on Friday for athletes to join the Australian Team heading to Mexico City for the Pan American Maccabi Games in July, 2019. Read more

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For the sake of Ari Fuld, Malki Roth and countless others

For the sake of Ari Fuld, Malki Roth and countless others

Yet another woman was made a widow on Sept. 16, and another four children were made orphans by the egregious act of a Palestinian terrorist, Khalil Jabarin…writes Sarah N. Stern/JNS. Read more

When experts ignore the truth about the Palestinians

When experts ignore the truth about the Palestinians

When New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman offers up a Middle East peace plan, the world stops and listens…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Impermanence

Impermanence

In discussing the festival of Sucot, the Talmud gives all the various possible explanations for the origin and purpose of a Succah…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

The blood of slain Israelis stains many hands

The blood of slain Israelis stains many hands

It’s often claimed by Western enemies of Israel that the military actions of the Israel Defense Forces against Hamas in Gaza are disproportionate because such actions kill Arabs while Hamas attacks don’t kill Israelis…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Yom Kippur War: The forgotten victory

Yom Kippur War: The forgotten victory

This week Israel will mark the 45-year anniversary of the outbreak of the Yom Kippur War…writes Eyal Zisser. Read more

The ‘Oslo Diaries’ and Yasser Arafat’s trunk

The ‘Oslo Diaries’ and Yasser Arafat’s trunk

On Sept. 13, 1993, then-Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin shook the hand of the leader of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, head Yasser Arafat on the south lawn of the White House. The handshake between the two men launched the Oslo Accords and provided what several commentators called a “day of hope”…writes Sean Durns/JNS Read more

An Australian pianist hailed a New York taxi driver

An Australian pianist hailed a New York taxi driver

In 1983 Sydney pianist Sarah Grunstein, who had moved to NY to study at Juilliard, stepped onto the curb on West 57th St. There were 7 empty taxis coming along. She got into the first, an old yellow checker cab… Read more

New Eichmann film puts the lie to Hannah Arendt’s “Banality of Evil”

New Eichmann film puts the lie to Hannah Arendt’s “Banality of Evil”

One of the most notorious lines — and lies — that grew out of the trial of Adolph Eichmann for his important role in the Holocaust, was what Hannah Arendt called the “Banality of Evil”…writes Alan M. Dershowitz. Read more

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Moriah’s principal resigns

Moriah’s principal resigns

Friday, September 21, 2018 at 4:20 pm

Sydney’s Moriah College president Stephen Jankelowitz has announced that John Hamey has tendered his resignation and will conclude his role as college principal at the end of 2018. Read more

Bluegrass Shabbat at Emanuel

Bluegrass Shabbat at Emanuel

Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 1:34 pm

Shir Madness headliners, thrilling New York band Nefesh Mountain will be performing at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue services on the Shabbat of October 5/6. Read more

New primary head for Moriah

New primary head for Moriah

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 1:27 pm

Lynda Fisher has been appointed as Head of  Primary School at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

New preschool facility for Emanuel

New preschool facility for Emanuel

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:48 pm

Over 250 people attended the official opening of Sydney’s new Emanuel Woollahra Preschool facility yesterday. Read more

Building partnership for good of the community

Building partnership for good of the community

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 2:20 pm

In a great example of community partnership in action Sydney’s JewishCare and the Folk Centre have entered into a new agreement. Read more

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Cut for a cause

Cut for a cause

Tied into four loose plaits, the Great Chop inspired over 160 Beth Rivkah students to cut and donate their hair in the name of cancer treatment. Read more

New primary head for Moriah

New primary head for Moriah

Lynda Fisher has been appointed as Head of  Primary School at Sydney’s Moriah College. Read more

New preschool facility for Emanuel

New preschool facility for Emanuel

Over 250 people attended the official opening of Sydney’s new Emanuel Woollahra Preschool facility yesterday. Read more

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Emanuel students see Kenyan life from another angle

Ten Emanuel High School students recently returned from a three-week, eye-opening trip to Kenya where they experienced Kenyan life first-hand. Read more

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

AUJS elects its 2019 committee

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has just concluded its AGM where it elected its 2019 Executive Committee.

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