University condemns anti-Semitic remarks about campus Max Brenner store

April 30, 2013 by  

The University of New South Wales has issued a statement commenting on anti-Semitic remarks posted on social media following the announcement that a Max Brenner chocolate store will open on campus. Read more

Award for NSW community stalwart

April 30, 2013 by  

The NSW Parliament has hosted a ceremony to present the inaugural Premier’s Multicultural Awards…and one went to a member of the Jewish community. Read more

Technion students hit back…and the PM waves her anti-BDS flag

April 30, 2013 by  

The BDS issues in play at both Sydney University and the UNSW are heating up with Technion students responding to their counterparts at Sydney University Prime Minister having her say on the BDS issue at the University of New South Wales. Read more

South African organisation facilitates Aliyah for Australians

April 30, 2013 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has signed an arrangement with Telfed, the South African Zionist Federation’s Israeli arm, to facilitate immigration for Australian olim. Read more

Jerusalem Prize for David Zwartz

April 29, 2013 by  

Long time Wellington community stalwart David Zwartz has been awarded the Jerusalem Prize…the first New Zealand recipient. Read more

Kiwis Kosher Again

April 29, 2013 by  

The New Zealand Government has cleared the direct transportation of pets from Israel following a two year ban. Read more

Palestine – Balfour Declaration Raises Arab Hackles…writes David Singer

April 29, 2013 by  

The Palestinian Arabs are up in arms at the news that the original 1917 Balfour Declaration will be released by the British Library for display in Israel  alongside Israel’s Declaration of Independence at the opening of a new museum in Tel Aviv in 2015 on the site where Israel declared its independence in 1948. Read more

Runner is forced to quit

April 29, 2013 by  

Richard Bowles, the Melbourne-based adventure runner who is attempting to run Israel’s National Trail has been forced to abandon his mission and is now in a Jerusalem hospital…but he has not given up hope of completing the attempt. Read more

A Serious Case of Colour Blindness…writes Michael Kuttner

April 29, 2013 by  

Individuals suffering from colour blindness are unable to distinguish between red and green. This of course can be a dangerous situation if they drive  and have to know when to stop or go at traffic lights. In serious cases those afflicted may be denied a driving license. Read more

Video report: Transportable Holocaust exhibition

April 28, 2013 by  

Sheree and Perry Trotter are evangelical Christians who have created a unique transportable Holocaust exhibition. Read more

ANZAC Day in Jerusalem

April 26, 2013 by  

Anzac Day has been commemorated in Israel. Read more

The Bow and Arrow

This coming Sunday is a special day in the Jewish calendar…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie Read more

Malcolm in Melbourne

April 26, 2013 by  

Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) President Nina Bassat has hosted Federal Liberal MP Malcolm Turnbull, Member for Wentworth at a meeting with JCCV Affiliate Presidents and other community leaders in the Lamm Jewish Library. Read more

Cape Town: The Jewish Dimension…writes Garry Fabian

April 26, 2013 by  

While the Jewish population in South Africa has diminished over the last decade as many have emigrated to the US, Australia and other parts of the world, there is still a substantial number living in the country. Read more

The funny side of the ABC

April 26, 2013 by  

Rick Kalowski, a former lawyer turned award-winning TV creator/writer/producer, has today been appointed ABC TV’s Head of Comedy. Read more

Apr-30 8:30pm SBS2-TV: Don’t tell my mother

April 26, 2013 by  

Host Diego Buñuel travels to some of the world’s most dangerous places to reveal their true heart and soul. Read more

Travelling South African rabbi to visit Australia

April 26, 2013 by  

A rabbi whose career focused in being the spiritual leader of Jewish communities in rural areas of South Africa will visit Australia next month. Read more

Jewish ANZAC commemoration in Melbourne

April 25, 2013 by  

The Victorian Association of Jewish Ex & Servicemen & Women Australia has held its memorable ANZAC commemoration service. Read more

Israel advocacy alert

April 25, 2013 by  

We have become accustomed to conspiracy theories linking Israel to various tragedies around the world…writes Emily Gian. Read more

B’nai B’rith and Hatzolah participate in drugs forum

April 25, 2013 by  

More than 150 members of the Melbourne community have attended  a “Drugs Without Borders: Rethinking Responses”, forum organized by B’nai B’rith Victoria. Read more

Spigelman features in off-Archibald show

April 25, 2013 by  

An exhibition will open in Sydney on April 28 featuring works submitted for the Archibald Prize, but failing to pass the selection stage. Read more

Prime Minister Gillard signs London Declaration

April 23, 2013 by  

In 2009, Parliamentarians from around the globe signed the London Declaration,  a document which strongly condemned anti-Semitism. The Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard added her signature to the document effectively linking Australia with the existing signatories. Read more

JCCV to give evidence at child abuse inquiry

April 23, 2013 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria, the roof body of Victoria’s 60,000 Jews will give evidence at the Victorian Inquiry into the Handling of Child Abuse by Religious and Other Non-Government organisations. Read more

Canadian-born NSW MP meets Canadian Indians at the Sydney Jewish Museum

April 23, 2013 by  

Sydney Jewish Museum recently hosted a special event linking the Sydney Jewish community with a delegation of Canadian First Nation people from Alberta. Read more

To make chicken soup, you need a chicken!

April 23, 2013 by  

An inaugural two-week course in poultry production and management run by Israeli specialists starts today in Samoa. Read more

American Jewish Leaders: Stop the Rot Now…writes Isi Leibler

April 23, 2013 by  

Visiting New York this week, I sought to assess the broader implications of the recent “International Peace Award” bestowed on former president Jimmy Carter by Yeshiva University’s Cardozo Law School. This unsavory display of groveling by a major Jewish institution to a committed foe of the Jewish people is not merely a stain on the entire Jewish community but highlights a dramatic erosion of Jewish values and Jewish dignity. Read more

Palestine – Singing From The Same Hymn Book…writes David Singer

April 22, 2013 by  

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas has now claimed that a “country” exists in  that area of the West Bank under the Palestinian Authority’s complete administrative and security control prior to the Authority’s demise in January 2013. Read more

Jewish Anzac commemoration

April 22, 2013 by  

Over 170 guests attended a wreath-laying ceremony commemorating Anzac Day at the NSW Jewish War Memorial as the Last Post was played in memory of those Jewish servicemen and women who lost their lives fighting for Australia. Read more

Soccer player turns to the Human Rights Commission

April 21, 2013 by  

With less than ten minutes to go, South Port United, also known as Hapoel, were down 2-1 but the momentum of the game had turned in their favour…until things turned nasty. Read more

The Other Son – an interview with Lorraine Levy

April 21, 2013 by  

French filmmaker Lorraine Levy directed “The Other Son”, a warm,  thought-provoking  and sensitive film on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It is a film no-one should miss. She answers questions about the project. Read more

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