Vote for the Dead Sea

August 31, 2011 by  

In a new world-wide venture, votes are being called for to elect the New 7 Wonders of Nature…and a call is out to cast a vote for one of the nominees, the Dead Sea. Read more

Documentary in the Making…and it Needs Your Help

August 30, 2011 by  

Two highly-respected members of the Australian film industry have joined forces to produce a documentary on how Lithuania is rewriting the history of the Holocaust.
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Palestine – Israel Clarifies Her Position

August 30, 2011 by  

The Embassy of Israel in Canberra has issued a statement on next month’s move at the United Nations to bring about a Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence. Read more

“Courage of Strangers” a Hit

August 30, 2011 by  

The world premiere screening of the documentary The Courage of Strangers took place in Sydney on the weekend…and was declared a hit by the first night audience. Read more

Frank Discussion at ZFA Conference

August 30, 2011 by  

More than 120 participants from all over Australia participated in frank discussion at the Zionist Federation of Australia’s Plenary Conference in Sydney last week. Read more

T-A Murder update – victim may not be Australian

August 30, 2011 by  

The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Canberra has confirmed that a 45-yr-old man from Melbourne is being held in custody following the murder of a woman in a room at the Dan Panorama Hotel in Tel Aviv. Read more

Australian Woman Stabbed to Death in Tel Aviv

August 30, 2011 by  

An Australian woman has been found fatally stabbed in a room in Tel Aviv’s Dan Panorama hotel. Read more

Bernard Freedman 1924-2011

August 29, 2011 by  

Bernard Freedman, one of the most popular Jewish journalists in the history of Parliament’s Press Gallery, has passed away in Canberra at the age of 86. Read more

Sep-04 Melbourne: Anat Hoffman in Conversation

August 29, 2011 by  

Anat Hoffman discusses issues in Israel today with Sharene Hambur… Read more

Candle Lighting Correction Sydney

August 29, 2011 by  

The NSWJBD corrects candle-lighting time in its 2011 diary for the Fast of Gedaliah, Succot, Shemini  Atzeret and Simcha Torah… Read more

Justifying Murder – an Abonimation

August 29, 2011 by  

Since the Middle Ages and earlier, we encountered marginal Jews who turned against their own people. Amongst apostates to Christianity there were those who wrote inflammatory libels against the Jewish people, paving the way for pogroms; socialists like Karl Marx whose vile anti-Semitic tirades speak for themselves; and more recently, Jewish communists purportedly supporting a new world order who applauded Stalin whilst he was murdering, imprisoning and persecuting their fellow Jews…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Chocolate for Two

August 29, 2011 by  

Michael Danby MP, Federal Member for Melbourne Ports and Deputy Prime Minister Wayne Swan drank hot chocolate together at the BDS targeted Max Brenner Chocolate Shop in Brisbane’s South Bank yesterday. Read more

Palestine – United Nations Faces the Music

August 29, 2011 by  

The horrendous news of the bombing of the UN headquarters in Nigeria’s capital – Abuja – reportedly by a radical Islamist group – killing at least 19 people and wounding more than 60 other persons – has been rightly described by the United Nations Security Council as a “heinous crime”.…writes David Singer. Read more

Riding out the Storm

August 29, 2011 by  

Sydneysider Michael Benjamin has lived in New York for 10 years. He reports on making acquaintance with Hurricane Irene… Read more

Brisbane BDS demo a fizzler

August 28, 2011 by  

It was Brisbane’s turn yesterday to face the fury of the pro-BDS campaign against the Max Brenner Chocolate shops – but the 40 protesters found themselves herded by 30 police into a prepared enclosure well away from the popular store.
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People of Australia Ambassadors

August 28, 2011 by  

Australians can now nominate their own local champions who have helped to promote inclusion and strengthen community relations under a new ambassador program set up by the Gillard Labor Government. Read more

PJ Library Officially Open

August 28, 2011 by  

The PJ (Pyjama) Library mails free Jewish themed books and music CD’s to families on a monthly basis. It was officially launched in Sydney last week at a big Pyjama Party at Set Café,  Westfield Bondi Junction. Read more

The Grave Dangers of a Palestinian Unilateral Declaration of Independence

August 26, 2011 by  

The diplomatic offensive that the Palestinian Authority launched last year to persuade the United Nations to recognize Palestine as a state will come to fruition this September. Unless there is a last-minute turnaround, Palestinian Authority (PA) officials are determined to forge ahead, despite an already-announced US veto at the Security Council…writes Emanuele Ottolenghi. Read more

Betar Says Sorry

August 26, 2011 by  

Victoria’s Betar has apologised for an analogy published in their April newsletter in which Israel in the 1940s is described as flower whose growth was threatened by “Arab weeds”. Read more

Multicultural Hat-trick

August 26, 2011 by  

First Sydney’s Peter Wertheim was made a member of the Australian Multicultural Council, then John Searle was appointed Chair of the Victorian Equal Rights and Human Rights Commission…with the week finishing off with Grahame Leonard’s appointment as a Victorian Multicultural Commissioner. Read more

Just One Friend

August 26, 2011 by  

One of the important relationships that form human existence is friends. Read more

Religious Freedom Discussion between the JCCV and the U.S. State Department

August 26, 2011 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria met yesterday with a representative of the United States State Department to discuss religious freedom issues pertaining to the Jewish community in Victoria. Read more

Tough questions for Landau

August 26, 2011 by  

Israeli Member of Knesset Uzi Landau was in Melbourne yesterday to address the community and answer questions on the issues and challenges that Israel is currently facing. Read more

Aug-28 Sydney: Memorial Service for Terrorist Victims

August 26, 2011 by  

Mercaz-Masorti NSW and the Zionist Council of NSW are holding a memorial service for those killed in the recent terrorist attacks in Souther Israel. Read more

Supporting Victims of Male Sex Abuse

August 26, 2011 by  

One in six males will experience sexual abuse before they are 18. The Brisbane Jewish community will hear how it can offer support to victims. Read more

Sep-06 Brisbane: Victims No Longer

August 26, 2011 by  

An information evening to learn how to support male victims of sex abuse… Read more

AUJS Reports from Canberra

August 25, 2011 by  

Australian Union of Jewish Students leaders visited Canberra this week for the annual Political Training Seminar (PTS) at Parliament House.  Read more

Crown Heights Killing – 20 years on.

August 25, 2011 by  

On Sunday, Rev. Al Sharpton gave his version of what happened 20 years ago in Crown Heights. But although he purports to have reflected on and learned from the riots, the truth is his recollection is egregiously distorted and sanitized…writes Norman Rosenbaum. Read more

Award for Wellington Holocaust Centre

August 25, 2011 by  

The Wellington Holocaust Research and Education Centre has received a a New Zealand Diversity Awards from the Maori King. Read more

Say No to a Palestinian State at the UN in September

August 25, 2011 by  

There is only one reason why the Palestinians are going to the United Nations in September hoping for a unilateral declaration of a Palestinian State by the General Assembly…writes Ron Weiser Read more

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