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Ugly slogan at Sydney station

Ugly slogan at Sydney station

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 2:08 pm

The pristine white walls of Sydney’s Martin Place station have been daubed with a message calling for Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull to be “1st in the oven”. Read more

471 new apartments for Holocaust survivors

471 new apartments for Holocaust survivors

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 1:10 pm

Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Gallant and Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky have laid the cornerstone of the largest housing project for senior citizens ever constructed in Israel. Read more

Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on

Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 12:46 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel’s $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on after the pact’s reported cancellation last November. Read more

Netanyahu predicts that US embassy will move to Jerusalem within a year

Netanyahu predicts that US embassy will move to Jerusalem within a year

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:07 am

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said during an address in India that he expects the American embassy that is currently in Tel Aviv to move to Jerusalem within the coming year, as part of a policy announcement last December by President Donald Trump. Read more

PA’s Abbas continues anti-Trump rhetoric, says Jerusalem is the key to peace or war

PA’s Abbas continues anti-Trump rhetoric, says Jerusalem is the key to peace or war

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 9:01 am

Just days after a fiery speech in which Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas called peace efforts by President Donald Trump “a slap in the face” and cursed the Trump administration by declaring, “May your house be destroyed,” Abbas continued his rhetoric at a conference focused on Jerusalem at Al-Azhar University in Cairo. Read more

US withholds $65 million from UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, calls for changes

US withholds $65 million from UN’s Palestinian refugee agency, calls for changes

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:56 am

The U.S. has announced announced a major cut in its current funding of UNRWA, the United Nations agency dedicated solely to Palestinian refugees, while calling for reforms to the organisation. Read more

Look who’s visiting the Taj Mahal

Look who’s visiting the Taj Mahal

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:39 am

Taking time out for a romantic episode…. Read more

Teacher pleads guilty to creating child pornography

Teacher pleads guilty to creating child pornography

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 11:22 am

A media teacher has pleaded guilty to make child pornography in the employment of Jewish day schools. Read more

AJA takes issue with CAM’s statement

AJA takes issue with CAM’s statement

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 10:18 am

 

The Australian Jewish Association believes that The Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism statement supporting Victoria’s African community is ill-considered and counterproductive. Read more

A former NSW premier goes into bat for Michael Danby

A former NSW premier goes into bat for Michael Danby

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 at 9:55 am

Former NSW premier Morris Iemma has questions for Fairfax  media who have mounted a front page attack against Labor Federal MP for using taxpayer funds for funding ads to point out bias in ABC reporting in Israel. Read more

NSW MP visits Israeli wave technology to generate electricity

NSW MP visits Israeli wave technology to generate electricity

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 2:46 pm

With NSW and Australian families facing record electricity bills, NSW State Labor MP Walt Secord visited the pilot site for an Israeli power company using ocean wave technology to create electricity in southern Europe. Read more

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ over director’s ties with Israel

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ over director’s ties with Israel

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 1:53 pm

Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post,” has been banned in Lebanon due to the famed Jewish-American director’s purported ties with Israel.   Read more

70 hours of Israeli Celebrations

70 hours of Israeli Celebrations

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 at 12:38 pm

Plans for celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday events have been announced by Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev. Read more

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Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

Maccabi Australia announces the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund

Tuesday, December 19, 2017 at 1:58 pm

Maccabi Australia has announced the establishment of the Nachum Buch Scholarship Fund, established to recognise the enormous input that Nachum has had on the Jewish swimming landscape in both Australia and Israel. Read more

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Change at the top for Maccabi Australia

Wednesday, December 13, 2017 at 2:32 pm

Barry Smorgon announced that after 11 years’ service to the MAI board as President for the last four years and prior to that as  the Chairman he was not seeking re-election to the Board. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

Monday, December 11, 2017 at 2:44 pm

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

Friday, December 8, 2017 at 8:51 am

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

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The Shape of Water – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

The Shape of Water – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

The story of an amphibious man-like creature is not new. While film making has come a long way since Creature from the Black Lagoon (1954) there is still a strong sense of deja vu in this latest offering from Guillermo Del Toro who wrote the story, directed and co-wrote the script.

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Washington’s paradigm shift on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Washington’s paradigm shift on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict

The Trump administration’s approach to the Palestinians represents what Mideast experts and Israel advocates are describing as a paradigm shift in Washington, D.C.—acknowledging that Palestinian rejectionism lies at the root of the Arab-Israeli conflict, rather than reflexively blaming the Jewish state for the impasse in negotiations. Read more

Terrorism and rejectionism: twin threats to peace and security

Terrorism and rejectionism: twin threats to peace and security

The recent moves at the United Nations by the Palestinian Authority (PA) and the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), who sought the vote condemning U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, mark the latest use of rejectionism as a tool in the PA-PLO arsenal of diplomatic warfare against Israel—and now America…writes Richard D. Heideman/JNS.org. Read more

How do you deal with a rabbi who has lost credibility?…ask the rabbi

How do you deal with a rabbi who has lost credibility?…ask the rabbi

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this interesting question… Read more

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This week’s cartoon…Trump rattles the cage. Read more

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

NZ must reconsider unconditional support of UNRWA

NZ must reconsider unconditional support of UNRWA

Over the past nine years, New Zealand has contributed $10.4m to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) but has never once publicly condemned their egregious inefficiency, history of staff inciting and supporting terror, use of schools and other buildings as militant bases, or allegations of corruption. Read more

Don’t diagnose President Trump – respond to him

Don’t diagnose President Trump – respond to him

The 1964 presidential election was the second in which I voted.  Lyndon Johnson who had succeeded John Kennedy, was running against Barry Goldwater…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

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UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz commemoration

UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz commemoration

Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 4:05 pm

The Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants together with the Sydney Jewish Museum invite you to commemorate UN International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Date for November

Date for November

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 12:59 pm

Planning is already well underway for the Union for Progressive Judaism’s biennial conference in Melbourne in November 2018. Read more

Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with UIA

Celebrate Israel’s 70th birthday with UIA

Saturday, December 23, 2017 at 8:12 pm

UIA has announced that it will host six Israel missions in 2018 to celebrate the State’s 70th birthday. The range of missions on offer means there are options available for all ages. Read more

Montefiore Randwick’s Broadway in the Grounds a smash hit with community

Montefiore Randwick’s Broadway in the Grounds a smash hit with community

Friday, December 22, 2017 at 11:29 am

Sydney’s Montefiore Randwick campus threw open the gates to the community for its annual outdoor concert themed Broadway in the Grounds. Read more

A Kangarusski Chanukah

A Kangarusski Chanukah

Wednesday, December 20, 2017 at 11:35 am

Kangarusski friends and supporters joined together in Sydney to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, the end of another good year and the spirit of our community. Read more

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Big VCE year for Mount Scopus

Big VCE year for Mount Scopus

2017 has been another successful year for Year 12 Mount Scopus students with two students achieving the maximum ATAR of 99.95, nearly a third exceeding an ATAR of 95. Read more

First production a sell-out

First production a sell-out

Sydney’s Yeshiva College Girls School presented “In The Merit”- a musical  of the righteous women in Egypt . Read more

Moriah wins a tank

Moriah wins a tank

Sydney’s Moriah Primary School Student Voice representatives entered the Waverley Municipal Council Green Sparks competition and won $500 towards a rainwater tank for our garden.  Read more

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

KTC wins National Bible Quiz 2017

Sydney’s Kesser Torah College istudents Chaim Ber Hirschowitz and Yehuda Eisenberg, who took out first and second places respectively in the finals of the National Bible Quiz for 2017.

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Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Israeli Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi visits Yeshivah

Yeshivah – Beth Rivkah Colleges has hosted the current Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau in Melbourne. Read more

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