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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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Thousands mourn terrorism victim Ari Fuld

Thousands mourn terrorism victim Ari Fuld

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:37 pm

The funeral began with soft singing. The swelling crowd stood for over an hour lamenting his death through words of Jewish prayer and song. There was not a dry eye in sight. Read more

Incendiary balloons flown to Israel from West Bank

Incendiary balloons flown to Israel from West Bank

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:54 pm

A yellow balloon with Arabic writing on it landed in the Jewish community of Beit Horon north of Jerusalem on Sunday, and is believed to be an incendiary “terror balloon” like the ones that have been launched from Gaza to start arson fires along the border inside Israel. Read more

IDF prepares to demolish home of terrorist who killed Ari Fuld

IDF prepares to demolish home of terrorist who killed Ari Fuld

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 4:20 pm

The IDF in conjunction with Shin Bet has raided the home of the 17-year-old terrorist, Khalil Jabarin, who killed well-known Israel activist Ari Fuld on Sunday morning in Gush Etzion. 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

Go “Beyond Borders” with Melton: Understanding the Middle East Conflict

Go “Beyond Borders” with Melton: Understanding the Middle East Conflict

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:41 pm

The Arab-Israeli conflict is complex and seems intractable.  What if there were a way to get to “the bottom” of the conflict, gain a real understanding of its origins and be able to make sense of events in this turbulent region as they unfold? Read more

Israeli man stabbed to death in Judea by Palestinian teenager

Israeli man stabbed to death in Judea by Palestinian teenager

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 2:27 pm

A 45-year-old father of four and prolific pro-Israel activist was stabbed to death by an Arab teenager on Sunday morning outside a shopping center in Gush Etzion, Judea. Read more

Manny Waks and The Yeshivah Centre

Manny Waks and The Yeshivah Centre

Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 4:13 pm

After six years of litigation against Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre for the ongoing sexual abuse that happened under their watch, followed by cover-ups and victim intimidation, the matter between the Centre of  child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks has been resolved. Read more

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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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Sarah visits home bringing Beethoven and Bach

Sarah visits home bringing Beethoven and Bach

Internationally acclaimed Australian pianist, Sarah Grunstein, returns to the Sydney Opera House by popular demand, to perform two concerts in 2018. Read more

Will I drive or will I walk?

Will I drive or will I walk?

Relate with me here: have you ever ventured out to buy a bottle of milk from the corner store, only to find out it’s been demolished and converted into a gym?…writes Rabbi Eli Schlanger. Read more

Why it’s still open season on ‘obstacles to peace’

Why it’s still open season on ‘obstacles to peace’

One more Jewish life was just added to the list of those killed during the century-old conflict between Jews and Arabs…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Oslo Accords’ first quarter-century … and their next

Oslo Accords’ first quarter-century … and their next

Whether the Oslo Accords—the 25-year of their signing that was marked on Sept. 13—were dead-on-arrival or were asphyxiated by an Arab refusal to negotiate, or to abide by them or even to have accepted them over a period of time, remains immaterial…writes Yisrael Medad/JNS. Read more

Israel’s unabating efforts to thwart terror

Israel’s unabating efforts to thwart terror

The intense focus on the Iranian issue, and in recent months on a possible military escalation in Gaza, has distracted us from a simple fact: The most complicated front Israel must contend with is Judea and Samaria…writes Yoav Limor/JNS. Read more

If Israel was a village of 100 people….

If Israel was a village of 100 people….

A look at how Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics would see the population… Read more

UK Jews: Unity at any price…writes Isi Leibler

UK Jews: Unity at any price…writes Isi Leibler

The list of 50 Most Influential Jews published by The Jerusalem Post included Marie van der Zyl, the recently elected president of the Board of Deputies of British Jews. Read more

Grosvenor was generous and brilliant: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Grosvenor was generous and brilliant: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

If ever there was a piano recital worth queuing up for it was the one given last night by young English pianist, Benjamin Grosvenor. Read more

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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

Visiting Progressive rabbi for the Act Jewish community

Visiting Progressive rabbi for the Act Jewish community

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 at 10:11 am

The ACT Jewish Community has announced that Rabbi Gary Robuck will be leading High Holyday services this September for members of its Progressive congregation.  Read more

Melbourne’s Spot On Café expands

Melbourne’s Spot On Café expands

Thursday, August 23, 2018 at 10:37 am

For several years it has been a culinary adventure for young restaurateur Izzy Abrahams. Read more

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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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Chopped liver? No – chopped hair!

Chopped liver? No – chopped hair!

Melbourne’s Beth Rivkah Secondary is gearing up to host “The Great Chop”. Read more

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