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Strategic Affairs Ministry unveils BDS ‘Map of Hate’

Strategic Affairs Ministry unveils BDS ‘Map of Hate’

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 4:08 pm

The Israeli Minister of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Gilad Erdan has revealed a map of the network of ties between 42 of the most prominent BDS organisations in the world and their ties with terrorist organisations Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). Read more

Groner event causes distress

Groner event causes distress

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 3:07 pm

An event to commemorate the 10th yahrzeit of Rabbi Yitzhak Groner has caused distress to victims of child sexual abuse according to The Executive Council of Australian Jewry. Read more

MSO honours Marc and Eva Besen with Life Membership

MSO honours Marc and Eva Besen with Life Membership

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 1:48 pm

The Melbourne Symphony Orchestra has presented Marc and Eva Besen  with Life Memberships to acknowledge and celebrate their enduring commitment to the Orchestra. Read more

South African Jewish leaders condemn ‘alarming’ anti-Semitic attacks in recent days

South African Jewish leaders condemn ‘alarming’ anti-Semitic attacks in recent days

Saturday, June 23, 2018 at 6:17 pm

South African Jewish leaders condemned “alarming” amount of anti-Semitic attacks this week. Read more

Hamas paid parents of Gaza baby to lie and blame Israel for death, says cousin

Hamas paid parents of Gaza baby to lie and blame Israel for death, says cousin

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 3:04 pm

Hamas paid the parents of an eight-month old baby who died of a blood disorder to say that she had been killed as a result of tear gas fired by IDF soldiers during riots along the Gaza border, states an indictment filed Thursday at the Beer Sheva District Court against a Palestinian who was caught attempting to infiltrate the border and is related to the family. Read more

Israel’s Prime Minister’s wife charged with fraud over gourmet dinners

Israel’s Prime Minister’s wife charged with fraud over gourmet dinners

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Israel’s Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit issued an indictment against Sara Netanyahu on Thursday, charging the Prime Minister’s wife with fraud with aggravated circumstances and breach of public trust. Read more

Norman Schueler appointed as chair of SAMEAC

Norman Schueler appointed as chair of SAMEAC

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 2:33 pm

The South Australian Government has announced appointments to the board of the South Australian Multicultural and Ethnic Affairs Commission (SAMEAC) for the period of 1 July 2018 until 30 June 2020. Read more

NSW anti-hate legislation passed in to law

NSW anti-hate legislation passed in to law

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 1:11 pm

The Crimes Amendment (Publicly Threatening and Inciting Violence) Bill 2018  is now law. Read more

NZ groups respond to US exit from UN ‘cesspool of political bias’

NZ groups respond to US exit from UN ‘cesspool of political bias’

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:34 pm

This week US Ambassador to the UN, Nikki Haley, announced the US withdrawal from the United Nations Human Rights Council (HRC). Read more

Yitzhak Herzog named next Jewish Agency chairman

Yitzhak Herzog named next Jewish Agency chairman

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:00 am

Opposition leader Isaac (Bougie) Herzog is to be named the next Chairman of the Jewish Agency, despite the opposition of Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu. Herzog will replace Natan Sharansky who has been in the post since 2009.

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Jonathan Spyer briefs Sydney journalists

Jonathan Spyer briefs Sydney journalists

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 4:30 pm

Dr. Jonathan Spyer, Middle East expert and Executive Director of the Middle East Centre for Reporting and Analysis (MECRA) and columnist at The Jerusalem Post briefed journalists on the current situation in the Middle East this week in Sydney as part of an AIJAC-sponsored visit  of Australia and New Zealand. Read more

Israelis in the south scramble to shelter under barrage of rockets fired from Gaza

Israelis in the south scramble to shelter under barrage of rockets fired from Gaza

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 4:12 pm

The residents of southern Israel faced a barrage of rockets from Gaza early Wednesday morning, with 45 rockets and mortars fired at Israeli communities. Read more

Jewish NGO condemns ‘wholesale misappropriation’ of Holocaust amid outcry over US border policy

Jewish NGO condemns ‘wholesale misappropriation’ of Holocaust amid outcry over US border policy

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 4:03 pm

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre, a Jewish human rights NGO that teaches the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust, has denounced the “wholesale misappropriation” of the Holocaust amid on the ongoing outcry over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy of separating children from migrant parents at the U.S.-Mexico border…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

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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

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

People of the Boot: the triumphs and tragedies of Australian Jews in Sport…a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

Sunday, June 3, 2018 at 6:27 pm

‘People of the Boot’ is a neat pun as the title of a book about Australian Jews’ contribution to their country’s – and international – sporting life. Read more

Features and Articles

On the other hand

On the other hand

FIFA world cup competitions, known as Mondial here, are in full swing with teams from many countries striving to become champions of soccer…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The New Israel Fund’s misplaced generosity

The New Israel Fund’s misplaced generosity

The New Israel Fund (NIF) has been much in the news lately, with its supporters here holding high profile meetings in Sydney and Melbourne…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

We can and should make BDS a pariah

We can and should make BDS a pariah

The BDS movement hasn’t had much luck targeting Israel’s economy or even its cultural life: Despite some high-profile cancellations, there were 140 performances by international artists last year, up from 22 in 2010…writes Evelyn Gordon/JNS. Read more

Learning the lessons of Gaza

Learning the lessons of Gaza

In the view of many Israeli security experts, the results of the 2014 Gaza war were decisive…writes Jonathan S. Tobin, Read more

Breaking away

Breaking away

Ari Herschkowitz tells his story of breaking away from a strictly traditional ultra-orthodox Jewish sect in New York to the transition of finding support from groups such as Footsteps and Pathways. Read more

Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan

Jordan baulks at replacing PLO in negotiations with Israel on Trump plan

President Trump’s long-awaited plan on ending the Arab-Israeli conflict will be further delayed following a flurry of diplomatic activity over the past week…writes David Singer. Read more

UK’s royal ‘settlers’ understanding of Jerusalem

UK’s royal ‘settlers’ understanding of Jerusalem

The staff of Great Britain’s Prince William has set off a controversy by listing Jerusalem under “Occupied Palestinian Territories” in the itinerary for his upcoming visit to the region…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Double speak needs to be challenged

Double speak needs to be challenged

George Orwell hit the nail on the head when he stated: “The further society drifts from truth the more it will hate those that speak it”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

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Abraham Conference 2018

Abraham Conference 2018

Sunday, June 24, 2018 at 12:40 pm

A gathering of faiths at the 2018 Abraham Conference. Muslims, Jews and Christians as well as non-believers will be welcomed by Moderator Professor Kevin Dunn, Dean of the School of Social Sciences and Psychology, Western Sydney University in early August. Read more

Eurovision expert visits Australia

Eurovision expert visits Australia

Friday, June 22, 2018 at 12:14 pm

Aleph Melbourne, together with the Embassy of Israel, hosted an intimate evening with Israeli Eurovision expert Alon Amir at Nature Boy Cafe in Murrumbeena.

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The truth behind Fauda

The truth behind Fauda

Thursday, June 21, 2018 at 3:05 pm

JNFuture is the gateway for the next generation of active Jewish leadership. Read more

Jewish Life in Germany

Jewish Life in Germany

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 at 12:00 pm

Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre is to present a new exhibition: ‘Jewish Life in Germany Today’. Read more

JCCV helps community organisations develop fundraising skills 

JCCV helps community organisations develop fundraising skills 

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 at 1:09 pm

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) has hosted a half day seminar on grants and fundraising for Jewish community organisations today, with 42 Executive Directors, Rabbonim and professional staff from 20 different community organisations participating.   Read more

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An Australian-first for business-savvy students

An Australian-first for business-savvy students

Two Year 12 students from Sydney’s Moriah College have been selected to launch first entrepreneurship program of its kind in Australia. Read more

Promoting youth movements

Promoting youth movements

Australasian Zionist Youth Council is the roof body for the seven Zionist youth movements operating in Australia and New Zealand and within pluralist movements in Adelaide and Canberra. Read more

Moriah students selected for Naase: Scholars in Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Israel

Moriah students selected for Naase: Scholars in Entrepreneurship Scholarship to Israel

Moriah College has announced that five Year 11 students have been selected as the 2018 Naase Scholars in Entrepreneurship recipients. Read more

Morris Gleitzman talks at Mount Scopus

Morris Gleitzman talks at Mount Scopus

Renowned children’s author Morris Gleitzman spoke to Mount Scopus College Years 6 and 7 students as part of the Melbourne Jewish Book Week Schools’ Program.

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Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Aussie students meet Bibi

Two Australian high school students have had the experience of a lifetime after competing in the International Bible Quiz live on Israeli TV on Yom Ha’atzmaut, and meeting Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Read more

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