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Netanyahu calls for emergency election committee meeting on ‘voter fraud’

Netanyahu calls for emergency election committee meeting on ‘voter fraud’

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:34 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Saturday called for an emergency meeting with the head of the Central Election Committee, Supreme Court Judge Hanan Melcer, to discuss possible voter fraud in this week’s election. Read more

Analysis: Infighting within political blocs dominates days before elections

Analysis: Infighting within political blocs dominates days before elections

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:29 pm

Israel (Sunday): With only two days ahead of the elections, the two major political parties, Likud and Blue and White, are attempting to lure voters from their own political blocs, in an effort to take the lead and form a government after the elections. Read more

Intel unveils ‘smartest building in the world’ in Israel

Intel unveils ‘smartest building in the world’ in Israel

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:20 pm

Intel has unveiled its new development centre in Petah Tikvah, which it considers to be the “smartest building in the world.” Read more

Ahead of Deal of the Century, cabinet approves establishment of community of Mevo’ot Yeriho

Ahead of Deal of the Century, cabinet approves establishment of community of Mevo’ot Yeriho

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 5:14 pm

The Israeli government on Sunday approved a proposal put forward by Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to establish the community of Mevo’ot Yericho, just two days before the elections and after he announced last week he would declare Israeli sovereignty in the Jordan Valley, if reelected. Read more

Strong support for Victorian MP’s Friends of Israel Lunch

Strong support for Victorian MP’s Friends of Israel Lunch

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 4:35 pm

A record number of Victorian Members of Parliament joined the Parliamentary Friends of Israel Co-Convenors, Paul Hamer MP and David Southwick MP, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and Zionism Victoria for the annual Rosh Hashanah lunch at Parliament House recently. Read more

Bennett reveals alleged details of soon-to-be released Trump Mideast peace plan

Bennett reveals alleged details of soon-to-be released Trump Mideast peace plan

Monday, September 16, 2019 at 12:34 pm

Yamina candidate Naftali Bennett revealed on Sunday what he claimed were the details on how the long-awaited U.S. Mideast peace plan would divide the West Bank between Israel and the Palestinians. The alleged plan, which Bennett revealed on social media complete with a map, gives over 90% of Judea and Samaria to the Palestinian Authority. Read more

Israel welcomes Trump’s announcement on advancement of ‘historic’ defence treaty

Israel welcomes Trump’s announcement on advancement of ‘historic’ defence treaty

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4:26 pm

Israel has warmly welcomed President Donald Trump’s announcement that he intends to explore a Mutual Defense Treaty with Israel, after the elections in Israel, that “would further anchor the tremendous alliance” between the two countries. Read more

Secret diary of Jewish teen killed by Nazis to publish after nearly 70 years in bank vault

Secret diary of Jewish teen killed by Nazis to publish after nearly 70 years in bank vault

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4:18 pm

The Holocaust diary of Polish Jewish teenager Renia Spiegel will finally be published after being sealed away in a New York bank vault for nearly 70 years, CNN reported. Read more

Limmud NZ a great success

Limmud NZ a great success

Sunday, September 15, 2019 at 4:05 pm

Limmud NZ was a wild success in both Auckland and Wellington in two recent consecutive weeks. Read more

Israel rejects report it was spying on White House

Israel rejects report it was spying on White House

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 5:08 pm

Israel on Thursday denied a news report that it has been tapping the cell phones of White House officials. Read more

Trump administration assures ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran in force

Trump administration assures ‘maximum pressure’ campaign on Iran in force

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:52 pm

The Trump administration assured on Thursday that its “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran will continue, said U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin amid mixed signals that U.S. President Donald Trump could meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani without preconditions and could even relax some sanctions in exchange for negotiations—both possibilities the secretary rejected. Read more

More than 100 Jewish lawyers in Texas request new trial for Jewish death-row inmate

More than 100 Jewish lawyers in Texas request new trial for Jewish death-row inmate

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:45 pm

More than 100 Jewish attorneys in Texas sent to the Court of Criminal Appeals in Austin last week a 13-page brief requesting a new trial for a Jewish death-row inmate scheduled to be executed on Oct. 10, following claims that he was sentenced by a racist judge. Read more

Four Israeli universities among top 50 producers of worldwide entrepreneurs

Four Israeli universities among top 50 producers of worldwide entrepreneurs

Friday, September 13, 2019 at 4:40 pm

Four Israeli universities are ranked among the top 50 undergraduate programs in the world that produce the most successful entrepreneurs, according to a new study by the market-data company PitchBook. Read more

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It takes a team to support a team

It takes a team to support a team

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 5:18 pm

Australia’s proud history of participation at Maccabiah is set to continue at the 21stMaccabiah Games in 2021. Read more

A Hakoah hero passes away..

A Hakoah hero passes away..

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 at 4:19 pm

Former Hakoah player and coach Gerry Chaldi passed away this week in the Montefiore Home in Sydney’s Hunters Hill on the day his daughter Alex was married in Israel where she lives. Read more

He survived Bergen-Belsen and the 1972 Munich Olympics and still competes

He survived Bergen-Belsen and the 1972 Munich Olympics and still competes

Friday, September 6, 2019 at 11:10 am

Prof. Shaul Ladany is both a survivor of the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp in which he was an inmate for six months and of the terrorist attack on the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games in which he participated as a 50 kilometer race walker. This  week marks the 47th anniversary of the attack. Read more

Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki takes Gold at World Championship

Israeli Judoka Sagi Muki takes Gold at World Championship

Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 8:56 am

Israeli judoka Sagi Muki on Wednesday won the gold medal in the under 81 kg weight category at the Judo World Championship in Tokyo, becoming the first Israeli in history to win the title. Read more

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Talking about Yom Kippur

Talking about Yom Kippur

Rabbi Daniel Rabin from South Caulfield Shule shares his inspiring thoughts on the meaning of forgiveness and other aspects of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement…a video interview with Henry Greener. Read more

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This week’s cartoon…Diplomacy, duplicity and diplunacy Read more

A Rosh HaShanah prelude

A Rosh HaShanah prelude

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes about Rosh Hashanah…. Read more

On domes and drones

On domes and drones

Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.” (“The more things change, the more they are the same.”)Jean-Baptiste Alphonse Karr, French novelist (1849) Read more

Boltonism must not be allowed to disappear

Boltonism must not be allowed to disappear

John Bolton’s departure from the Trump administration should have had the left cheering from the rafters. Read more

Critics deny Jerusalem’s past and its future

Critics deny Jerusalem’s past and its future

Its critics have accused Israel of a lot of terrible things over the course of its 71 years of existence, but The New York Times has now added one more to the list that will particularly resonate with intellectuals. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

Between the growing threats from a nuclear cheating Iran, rockets from Hamas controlled Gaza and increasing terror plots from Hezbollah one can be forgiven for believing that good news has been banished from the Israeli scene. Read more

Are International Human Rights stifling people’s freedom?

Are International Human Rights stifling people’s freedom?

What’s striking about the international community’s reaction to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent pledge to apply sovereignty to Jewish communities in the West Bank and the government of Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision to revoke the autonomy of Indian-administered Kashmir is the sound of crickets. Read more

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Bringing Jewish life to Budapest

Bringing Jewish life to Budapest

Thursday, September 12, 2019 at 12:33 pm

Rabbi David Keleti, head of the Lativ Community he founded seven years ago in Budapest, has spoken in Sydney about the work that he has been involved in primarily rejuvenating Hungary’s 90,000 Jews.

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Sep-15   Sydney:  Book launch – In Heaven’s Name Why?

Sep-15 Sydney: Book launch – In Heaven’s Name Why?

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Rabbi Chaim Ingram invites the community to the launch of his newest book. Read more

Sacred Music Festival

Sacred Music Festival

Monday, September 9, 2019 at 4:41 pm

The New Sanctuary of Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue was packed at the opening night performance of Sydney Sacred Music Festival.

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Solar Power for The King David School

Solar Power for The King David School

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 5:23 pm

In line with the school’s commitment to educating for a sustainable future, students will take personal responsibility for electricity consumption at Melbourne’s The King David School. Read more

Castle Hill Players stage the unforgettable and touching story of Anne Frank

Castle Hill Players stage the unforgettable and touching story of Anne Frank

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 12:09 pm

The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett will play in Sydney at the Pavilion Theatre, Castle Hill from 20 September to 12 October. Read more

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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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Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

Northern Territory sister school students visit Emanuel

A very special group of nine children and four teachers from Jilkminggan School, Emanuel’s sister school in the Northern Territory, recently made the long journey to Sydney for a week-long visit. Read more

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