Praise for Pratt from the Victorian community

April 30, 2009 by  

John Searle, the President of The Jewish Community Council of Victoria, speaks on the giant loss of a giant human being. Read more

Sydney rabbi to officiate at Pratt funeral

April 29, 2009 by  

Rabbi Levi Wolff  of Sydney’s Central Synagogue will fly to Melbourne this afternoon to officiate at tomorrow’s funeral of billionaire cardboard king Richard Pratt. Read more

Toben apologises to the Federal Court

April 29, 2009 by  

Holocaust denier Fredrick Toben has offered an unreserved apology to the Federal Court for failing to stop the publication of anti-Semitic material on his web site. Read more

Richard Pratt dead

April 28, 2009 by  

The Jewish Community…and the rest of Australia, has lost one of its greatest benefactors. Richard Pratt has passed away in his Melbourne home. Read more

Aboriginal activist honored in Israel

April 28, 2009 by  

William Cooper, an Aboriginal who demonstrated in Melbourne in 1938 against Kristellnacht, was honored in Jerusalem today. Read more

1997 Maccabiah disaster: Full report of the the JNF memorial dedication

April 28, 2009 by  

We publish in full the JNF report of the dedication of a memorial wall perpetuating the memories of the four Australians who died in the 1997 bridge disaster. Read more

Israel turns 61…and Shula gives the gift of life

April 28, 2009 by  

For 15 years, Shula Endrey-Walder has utilised community spirit on Yom Ha’atzmaut to raise awareness about Jews facing certain death from leukaemia unless suitable bone-marrow donors can be found. Read more

Criminal charges dropped against the dying Pratt

April 27, 2009 by  

Cardboard billionaire Richard Pratt will die knowing criminal charges against him have been dropped. Read more

JNF dedicates a memorial to the Yarkon Maccabiah victims

April 27, 2009 by  

The Jewish National Fund has dedicated a memorial wall at the section of the Yarkon River where four Australians lost their lives when a bridge collapsed in 1997 during the 15th Maccabiah. Read more

Rudd reaffirms friendship with Israel

April 25, 2009 by  

Prime Minister Kevin Rudd reaffirmed his association with Israel at an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce lunch in Melbourne. Read more

Pratt: Rush on to clear his name

April 25, 2009 by  

An emergency court hearing is underway as a Federal Court judge considers evidence which could clear Dick Pratt’s name as he approaches death. Read more

Headlong – new book by Susan Varga

April 25, 2009 by  

Sydney author Susan Varga has published “Headlong”…the story of a Holocaust survivor who loses her will to live after the death of her husband. Read more

No more Jewish jokes – Adelaide Archbishop

April 25, 2009 by  

Archbishop Philip Wilson has told Adelaide Catholics not to tell Jewish jokes. Read more

Calma under fire: why did he attend the Durban II Conference?

April 25, 2009 by  

Australian Human Rights Commissioner Tom Calma is under fire for attending the DurbanII review talks in Geneva. J-Wire publishes its Q and A with the Commissioner in March. Read more

Durban Day 3: Tal encounters the Neturei Karta

April 24, 2009 by  

Tal Shmerling reports from Geneva where he is representing AUJS in the European Jewish Students; Union demonstrations Read more

Yom Hashoah – Holocaust Remembrance Day

April 23, 2009 by  

The legacy of the Holocaust was passed down by survivor Frank Lowy to his son and grandson in a ceremony in Sydney this week, Read more

Geneva: Durban II, day 2, Jewish students rally for Darfur

April 23, 2009 by  

Tal Shmerling, our correspondent at the Durban II Review Conference in Geneva sends his report of Day 2. Read more

National Library showcases flaura references written on toilet paper

April 22, 2009 by  

The National Library in Canberra is displaying a reference work of Australia flora…written on 2500 sheets of toilet paper. Read more

Melbourne student protests at Geneva’s Durban II anti-racism conference

April 22, 2009 by  

Tal Schmerling flew especially to Europe to represent the Australian Union of Jewish Students at a demonstration organised by the European Union of Jewish Students. J-Wire publishes the Melbourne-based student’s report unedited .   Read more

South Australia – Israel Friendship Forest dedicated

April 22, 2009 by  

A new forest has been dedicated in the Negev linking South Australia with Israel. Read more

Suicide prevention meeting

April 22, 2009 by  

The Jewish House will host a panel to discuss the prevention of suicide within the community. Read more

Jewish Australian arrested in Luxor – DFAT confirms man charged

April 21, 2009 by  

J-Wire investigating reports that a Jewish Australian has been arrested in Egypt on espionage charges, learned today that a man has been charged with riding a motor-cycle without number plates. Read more

The ECAJ stands behind the Government

April 20, 2009 by  

Robert Goot, the President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, has written to Foreign Minister  Stephen Smith following the Government’s decision to withdraw for Durban II. Read more

Holocaust effect on current Jewish population staggering

April 20, 2009 by  

A world-renowned expert in Jewish demography estimates the world’s Jewish population would be at least 26 million today had there been no Holocaust…but the current figure is estimated to be no more than 13.2 million. Read more

Body of Israeli parachutist to be flown to Israel for burial

April 20, 2009 by  

The body of Ariel Sicsic, the Israeli parachutist killed in Wollongong last week, will be flown to Israel for burial. Read more

Jewish Australian reported arrested in Luxor on espionage charges

April 19, 2009 by  

The Arabic new agency Al-Bayan has reported that a Jewish Australian was arrested by Egyptian authorities in Luxor on Wednesday. Read more

Out we go! Australia will not attend Durban II conference

April 19, 2009 by  

Australia will not attend the Durban II Revision Conference against Racism due to open in Geneva tomorrow. Read more

Have you been trying to contact us?

April 19, 2009 by  

We have had some problems with our mail servers resulting in the omission of correspondents’ email address. This issue has now been resolved and for the moment contact is made by clicking on the link under the video box on the right of the screen. If you are still waiting for answers, please re-send your emails. We did receive them, but without your address….

Australian interest in Nazi women’s magazines

April 17, 2009 by  

65 copies of the Nazi women’s magazine Frauen Warte are up for auction…and there is significant Australian interest. Read more

Israeli skydiver killed in Wollongong

April 16, 2009 by  

A 33-year-old Israeli has been killed in a parachuting accident near Wollongong. Read more

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