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ZFA backs Scott Morrison

ZFA backs Scott Morrison

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 2:55 pm

The Zionist Federation of Australia strongly supports the Government in reaffirming its commitment to review the possible relocation of its Embassy from Tel Aviv to West Jerusalem and thus, formally recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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Bialik against sexual discrimination

Bialik against sexual discrimination

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:41 pm

Melbourne’s Bialik College has told the Senate and Constitution Affairs Committee that sexual preferences should not preclude students, teachers or staff being employed or taught in their institution. Read more

Netanyahu takes Defence Ministry: says now not time for early elections

Netanyahu takes Defence Ministry: says now not time for early elections

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 12:21 pm

Now is not the time to go to early elections while Israel is amidst one of the “most complex” security situations it has known in its history, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said Sunday evening at a press conference in Tel Aviv as he declared he would take up the post of defence minister vacated by Avigdor Liberman last week, when he resigned over the government’s Gaza policy throwing the coalition into crisis. Read more

Jeremy Spinak: 1982-2018

Jeremy Spinak: 1982-2018

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 9:23 am

Family, friends, business associates and political and community identities some coming from interstate filled Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue to attend the funeral of Jeremy Spinak who passed away last week at the age of 36 following a long battle with a rare, aggressive cancer. Read more

Simon Feldman found

Simon Feldman found

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 8:46 am

50-yr-old Simon Feldman reported by missing by NSW police has been found by his ex-wife Camilla near his car in the Sydney suburb of St Ives. Read more

Children’s Holocaust Memorial launched in New Zealand

Children’s Holocaust Memorial launched in New Zealand

Monday, November 19, 2018 at 6:13 am

150 invited guests have attended the launch at The Children’s Holocaust Memorial in Wellington. Read more

Elections loom as coalition hangs by a thread

Elections loom as coalition hangs by a thread

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 10:55 pm

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu cancelled Sunday morning’s scheduled Coalition party head meeting, as Israel’s political system moves ever closer to early elections. Read more

Embassy move to Jerusalem: Howard has his say

Embassy move to Jerusalem: Howard has his say

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Former Liberal Prime Minister John Howard has told The Weekend Australian newspaper that he backs current prime minister Scott Morrison’s consideration of moving Australia’s embassy in Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read more

President Rivlin meets Italian PM Conte, continues Vatican and Rome visit

President Rivlin meets Italian PM Conte, continues Vatican and Rome visit

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:35 pm

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has met with the Prime Minister of Italy, Guiseppe Conte. Read more

Israeli prime minister denies rumours of early elections

Israeli prime minister denies rumours of early elections

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 3:09 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu denied rumours of an early election amid ongoing speculation that the Jewish Home Party headed by Education Minister Naftali Bennett will leave the governing coalition. Read more

Israel Institute condemns hate speech at Vodafone Music Awards

Israel Institute condemns hate speech at Vodafone Music Awards

Sunday, November 18, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Israel Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, has condemned a speech given at the recent Vodafone Music Awards by the lead of New Zealand hip-hop music group Upper Hutt Posse calling it ‘blatant incitement to violence’. Read more

Simon Feldman is missing

Simon Feldman is missing

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 3:40 pm

Sydney man Simon Feldman is missing and has been listed by the NSW Police as a missing person. Read more

Premier Berejiklian pays tribute to Jeremy Spinak

Premier Berejiklian pays tribute to Jeremy Spinak

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 2:21 pm

NSW premier Gladys Berejiklian has made a special tribute to Jeremy Spinak, the former president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies who passed away this week at the age of 36. Read more

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Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Water polo match between Spain and Israel cancelled following BDS pressure

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 at 8:30 am

The Molins de Rei Municipality in Catalonia, Spain has left Israel’s women water polo team in the lurch after cancelling the venue for a water polo match between Israel and Spain, due to pressure from anti-Israel boycott movements. Read more

An award for the house Dan built

An award for the house Dan built

Sunday, October 21, 2018 at 1:52 pm

Budo for Peace, founded by former Sydneysider Danny Hakim. has won the REGIONAL NGO OF THE YEAR 2018 @peaceandsportAwards, awarded based on this Israeli non-profit NGO’s outstanding contribution to peace in the world using the power of sport. Read more

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

Features and Articles

The Budapest Job: a book review by Jeffrey Cohen

The Budapest Job: a book review by Jeffrey Cohen

This is an interesting book for it raises as many issues as it answers. First, it is well written and flows well and is captivating. Read more

New Zealand votes for eight UN anti-Israel resolutions

New Zealand votes for eight UN anti-Israel resolutions

Last week, the United Nations General Assembly’s decolonization committee, which includes all 193 member states, adopted nine resolutions against Israel, and zero on the rest of the world. New Zealand voted for 8 and abstained on one. Read more

What does the Maccabee mean?…ask the rabbi

What does the Maccabee mean?…ask the rabbi

With the Junior Carnival approaching, it is a good time to learn who a Maccabee was. Ask the rabbi. Read more

Feintooner

Feintooner

Feintooner’s cartoon….Cooking up a Storm Read more

Tognetti and the ACO+  blew us away: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

Tognetti and the ACO+  blew us away: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

As if the announcement that local hero Richard Tognetti was going to perform Beethoven’s violin concerto was not enough to stir the interest of Sydney music lovers, the announcement that he’d beef up the Australian Chamber Orchestra’s 19 regular players with another 30 borrowed from various other orchestras, set their pulses racing. And to top it off, when Tongetti revealed that his hybrid team would throw in Beethoven’s 5th Symphony they came scampering to the box offices. Read more

Trump, Nazis and American Jewry

Trump, Nazis and American Jewry

As the global anti-Semitic tsunami intensifies, most Diaspora Jews seem to have lost the plot. Read more

Shift or strategy: US votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights

Shift or strategy: US votes ‘no’ on UN resolution censuring Israeli control over Golan Heights

The United States for the first time voted against an annual U.N. resolution condemning Israeli control over the Golan Heights at the world body. The decision by the United States to change its stance on the resolution, after previously voting for years to abstain, may be part of a broader shift in American policy towards the Golan Heights. Read more

Israel’s stark option: Arabs in Gaza or Jews in the Negev?

Israel’s stark option: Arabs in Gaza or Jews in the Negev?

Albert Einstein:We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” Read more

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The Great Synagogue Antiques Day

The Great Synagogue Antiques Day

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 1:33 pm

Well-known Sydney Antique dealer, Alan Landis will lead a Jewish Antiques Roadshow as part of the celebrations of the 140th anniversary of Sydney’s The Great Synagogue. Read more

Leading Jewish organisations say ‘No’ to family violence

Leading Jewish organisations say ‘No’ to family violence

Friday, November 16, 2018 at 9:53 am

Twelve leading Melbourne Jewish organisations will come together to support the annual Walk Against Family Violence and send a clear message that the Victorian Jewish community stands united in saying ‘No’ to family violence. Read more

Ethical leadership

Ethical leadership

Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 4:58 pm

The Sydney Jewish Museum is to launch an Ethical Leadership Day for high school students. Read more

Youth celebrating Israel

Youth celebrating Israel

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at 12:11 pm

The NCJWA “Youth Celebrating Israel” event marks the adoption by the United Nations General Assembly of Resolution 181, the Partition Plan, on 29 November 1947 calling for the establishment of a Jewish State alongside an Arab State, thus leading to the establishment of the State of Israel. Read more

Walking together

Walking together

Monday, November 12, 2018 at 4:17 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV), together with the William Cooper Legacy Project invite friends and allies to join with us in Walking Together, as we celebrate the 80th anniversary of the William Cooper march on the German Consulate which took place in Melbourne on the 6th December 1938. 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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