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Danby’s office vandalised

Danby’s office vandalised

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Anti-Israel extremists have defaced the office of Labor MP Michael Danby’s electoral office in Melbourne’s St Kilda sometime on Saturday night. Read more

AJA slams ABC “bias”

AJA slams ABC “bias”

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 2:38 pm

The Australian Jewish Association has slammed the ABC following its TV news report on the weekend’s rocket and mortar attack on Israel and Israel’s retaliation. Read more

Tipster banned by ESPN AFL footy competition

Tipster banned by ESPN AFL footy competition

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 1:11 pm

International mega sports media company ESPN has removed a participant in its AFL footy tips competition who had registered his screen name “Burnthejews” and has banned the person from reregistering. Read more

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 12:56 pm

As an additional tool to assist Year 10 students with their subject selection,  Perth’s Carmel School has become one of only a handful of schools in Western Australia to utilise the innovative Morrisby Online system Read more

Israel under fire

Israel under fire

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 11:32 am

Three people were injured when a mortar fired from Gaza hit a house in the town of Sderot at around 6:30 p.m Saturday evening. Read more

Dave Sharma talks to the Liberal Friends of Israel

Dave Sharma talks to the Liberal Friends of Israel

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 10:56 am

The Liberal Friends of Israel has hosted former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma in Sydney. Read more

Swiss ambassador issues lukewarm apology to Hebron Jews after activist slaps child

Swiss ambassador issues lukewarm apology to Hebron Jews after activist slaps child

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 9:57 am

Switzerland’s ambassador issued a half-hearted apology to the Jewish community of Hebron in Judea on Friday, two days after a Swiss man from a radical-left observer group slapped a 10-year-old Jewish boy from the city. Read more

EU ambassador reprimanded again for ‘interfering with Israeli legislation’

EU ambassador reprimanded again for ‘interfering with Israeli legislation’

Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 7:58 am

Prime Minister Netanyahu instructed Israel’s foreign ministry to summon the EU ambassador for the second time. Read more

Prime Minister’s grandson prepares the challah

Prime Minister’s grandson prepares the challah

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 3:03 pm

Today was grandparents’ day at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brought his 4-yr-old grandson Jack to try his hand at baking challah. Read more

‘Operation Doctor’s Appt.’ brings Syrian mothers, kids to Israel in middle of night

‘Operation Doctor’s Appt.’ brings Syrian mothers, kids to Israel in middle of night

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 12:46 pm

A group of more than 40 Syrian mothers and children crossed over the Golan Heights border from Syria to northern Israel in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals. Read more

Hungarian football club dedicates match against Israeli club to legendary Holocaust-era coach who saved Jewish lives

Hungarian football club dedicates match against Israeli club to legendary Holocaust-era coach who saved Jewish lives

Friday, July 13, 2018 at 11:39 am

The Hungarian football team Ferencváros Torna Club (FTC), in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ), held an unprecedented tribute to a Holocaust-era hero on Thursday prior to its UEFA Europa League Qualifier Match against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Groupama Stadium in Budapest. Read more

Germany to pay additional $88 million to Holocaust survivors

Germany to pay additional $88 million to Holocaust survivors

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 4:13 pm

Germany has agreed to pay another $88 million to fund social-welfare services for Holocaust survivors, according to the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on Tuesday. Read more

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran needs to leave Syria

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran needs to leave Syria

Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 4:08 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, just hours after Israel shot down a Syrian drone that had infiltrated Israeli airspace. Read more

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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

Israeli youngsters score another first

Israeli youngsters score another first

Friday, June 15, 2018 at 7:49 am

The first ever Israeli school tag rugby championship organized by the Israel Rugby Union (IRU) was recently held at the Wingate Sports Institute…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Maccabi Australia (MAI) has announced the winners of the 2018 Nachum Buch Scholarships

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:42 pm

In its inaugural year, the Maccabi Australia Nachum Buch Scholarship recognises swimmers with the aim of assisting them on the path to achieving at the elite level. Read more

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 3:33 pm

Cyclist Riley Hart has been declared the winner of the 2018 Maccabi Australia Rudi Roth Sports Scholarship. Read more

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The Irish Senate’s ‘boycott Israel’ debate

The Irish Senate’s ‘boycott Israel’ debate

Reading the transcript of the debate that took place in the Irish Senate on July 11 before that body voted, by 25-20, to criminalise commercial relations with Jewish communities in the West Bank, I was struck by how the arguments that were traded fell neatly into one of two categories…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

The weakening of the Israeli ‘right’

The weakening of the Israeli ‘right’

In the day-to-day political discourse, the current Netanyahu-led coalition is frequently referred to as the “most right-wing” ever in Israel’s political history…writes Martin Sherman/JNS. Read more

The other hand

The other hand

The long school vacation has started and summer is well and truly in full swing. Students and their parents may be in holiday mode but the pace of positive achievements shows no sign of slowing down…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Thailand – do it every day

Thailand – do it every day

This past week the world was captivated, united and amazed by the remarkable rescue of a soccer team and their coach from complex and dangerous circumstances…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie. Read more

What’s the matter with a Jewish state?

What’s the matter with a Jewish state?

The primary reaction from most people to the news that the Knesset may soon pass a bill defining Israel as a “Jewish state” is likely to be incredulity…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Britain’s Brexit betrayal may push Jewish problem into Downing Street

Britain’s Brexit betrayal may push Jewish problem into Downing Street

Until last Friday, whenever people asked me uneasily about the likelihood of the far-left U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn coming to power at the next general election, I replied that—with the exception of one set of circumstances—I thought the risk was overblown…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Prepare for the overdue “big one”

Prepare for the overdue “big one”

Anticipated major earthquakes both geophysical and political are long overdue…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Balancing dangers and opportunities…writes Isi Leibler

Balancing dangers and opportunities…writes Isi Leibler

The speed of change – both positive and negative – in this region over the past two months has been breathtaking. Read more

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Women of Diversity Dinner 2018

Women of Diversity Dinner 2018

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 at 4:00 pm

The Women of Diversity Dinner is Sydney’s premier event for women from diverse backgrounds. Read more

The Secret Singer

The Secret Singer

Friday, July 6, 2018 at 11:19 am

Multi-award-winning darlings of the Australian stage and screen, Genevieve Lemon and Kate Mannix star in the world premiere season of a joyful new musical play – based on a true story – by Joanna Weinberg (Goddess, Pandora’s Bag, Lifeforce, The Piano Diaries). Read more

Melton in Sydney – The Best of the Best

Melton in Sydney – The Best of the Best

Sunday, July 1, 2018 at 11:01 am

The Melton School of Adult Jewish Learning in Sydney is going from strength to strength here in Sydney according to recently appointed Director, Hilary May Black.  Read more

Women of Worth

Women of Worth

Friday, June 29, 2018 at 10:11 am

Brainchild of Vice-President, Caroline Lewis, the forthcoming WOW (Women of Worth) Weekend to be held at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue next month promises to be a must-do event for Jewish women from all walks of life. Read more

Small communities are stronger when they work together

Small communities are stronger when they work together

Monday, June 25, 2018 at 4:06 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted the Inaugural JCCV Small Communities Dinner with over ninety community leaders and clergy from seven small, diverse Victorian communities. Read more

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Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

As an additional tool to assist Year 10 students with their subject selection,  Perth’s Carmel School has become one of only a handful of schools in Western Australia to utilise the innovative Morrisby Online system Read more

Mount Sinai College named Apple Distinguished School 2018-2020

Mount Sinai College named Apple Distinguished School 2018-2020

Sydney’s Mount Sinai College has been recognised as an Apple Distinguished School for 2018–2020. Read more

Kornmehl pre-schoolers go bush

Kornmehl pre-schoolers go bush

Australian and international research shows that children are spending too much time indoors and in front of screens according to Sydney’s Emanuel School. Read more

Aussie students to attend Technion’s exclusive SciTech program

Aussie students to attend Technion’s exclusive SciTech program

Six Australian High School students from Sydney’s Moriah College and Masada College will leave for Israel next week to take part in SciTech- Technion’s exclusive International Summer Science Camp. Read more

Gina and Carmel – mutual pride

Gina and Carmel – mutual pride

Gina Steinberg, a graduate of Perth’s Carmel School has commenced a double degree in Commerce and Science (Psychology) at Curtin University after having won a prestigious John Curtin Undergraduate Scholarship. Read more

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