Video: 250 Young Jewish Australians commemorate Anzac Day in Israel

April 30, 2014 by  

J-Wire has reported the Anzac Day ceremony involving 250 young Jewish Australians in Israel on the Zionist Federation of Australia’s MASA program. Watch the video of the event. Read more

Dayenu remembers the gay victims of the Holocaust

April 30, 2014 by  

Sydney-based Dayenu representing the Jewish Gay and Lesbian community have commemorated Yom HaShoah at the GLBTI War Memorial in Darlinghurst. Read more

Art kept Holocaust victims alive

April 30, 2014 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer has noted the importance of the arts to the persecuted Jews in Nazi Europe. “The will to make art kept alive for a few more days countless Jews imprisoned in ghettos and camps,” Singer said. “The art that Jews made lifted the spirits of those who heard the music of ghetto orchestras or saw a drawing scratched out in charcoal on a barracks’ wall. It was the finest kind of spiritual resistance.” Read more

From ‘Star Trek’ to one-man show, William Shatner stays in the limelight…writes Robert Gluck

April 30, 2014 by  

What is it like to be William Shatner, the Jewish actor best known for his portrayal of Captain James T. Kirk on “Star Trek? Read more

Science student heading for South Africa

April 30, 2014 by  

Jacob Silove, a Year 12 student at Sydney’s Emanuel School,  has been successfully selected by the National Youth Science Forum as one of eight Australians to attend the South African National Youth Science Week (NYSW). Read more

Commemorating Yom HaShoah in Melbourne

April 30, 2014 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) hosted Melbourne’s annual Yom HaShoah Commemoration Evening on Sunday evening at Robert Blackwood Hall, Monash University.  The theme of the evening was the commemoration of the terrible destruction of Hungarian Jewry. Read more

Anzac Day in Israel

April 30, 2014 by  

250 young Australians have participated in a two day program with the Jewish National Fund in Israel commemorating Anzac Day 2014. Read more

Faces of the future sing of shadows of the past

April 29, 2014 by  

An audience of over 900 sat enraptured in the auditorium of Sydney’s Moriah College as a choir of 48 schoolchildren sang songs of the past to commemorate Yom HaShoah…remembering the Holocaust. Read more

Proposed PA – Hamas Union Based on Common Objectives

April 29, 2014 by  

The timing of the PA intention to merge with Hamas may have caught many by surprise. But it was evident that Israel would not reach understandings with a Palestinian Authority headed by the intransigent Mahmoud Abbas, who refused to make a single compromise. In fact, even when the US pressured Israel into making unilateral concessions as a prerequisite to merely agreeing to negotiate, the response from Abbas was to raise new demands. Read more

Strengthening Jewish-Chinese relations

April 29, 2014 by  

The two top professionals of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) have held a series of meetings in Beijing with senior Chinese officials aimed at strengthening Sino-Judeo relations. Read more

ECAJ makes its submission on Section 18C

April 29, 2014 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ) has made the following submission (Submission) in response to the Exposure Draft Exposure Draft of Freedom of Speech (Repeal of s.18C) Bill 2014 (the Exposure Draft).  Read more

Australian students commemorate Anzac Day in Israel

April 29, 2014 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia organised a full two day program for 240 Australian gap year participants from Bnei Akiva, Betar, Habonim Dror, Hashomer Hatzair, Netzer, Hineni, IBC and AUJS Aviv, in conjunction with KKL (JNF Israel) to commemorate Anzac Day in Israel. Read more

Why it’s important to have your say on proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act… writes Vic Alhadeff

April 29, 2014 by  

Australians who care about the social cohesion of our society have until Wednesday to make our voices heard before the deadline for submissions on the proposal to amend section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

Actors reveal the effects of racial vilification

April 28, 2014 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has launched a video campaign on Yom HaShoah to test the reaction of bystanders to acts of racial vilification on university campuses. Read more

Yom HaShoah…Benjamin Netanyahu at Yad Vashem

April 28, 2014 by  

The Prime Minister of Israel, Benjamin Netanyahu spoke on Yom HaShoah at Yad Vashem… Read more

Yom HaShoah…from President Shimon Peres

April 28, 2014 by  

 

The President of the State of Israel, Shimon Peres, spoke at the official commemoration ceremony for the Holocaust Martys’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day at Yad Vashem. Read more

Yom HaShoah – First Cousins and Fifth Cousins…writes David Werdiger

April 28, 2014 by  

Imagine a huge tree, with a trunk so wide you cannot reach around it, an extensive root system, and a magnificent and full canopy. It sits majestically in the middle of a huge park, where despite the vagaries of the seasons, it has stood firm and grown for hundreds of years. Read more

Anzac Day – Remembered in Israel as we prepare for the 100th

April 28, 2014 by  

Anzac Day was commemorated in Semakh  at the souther end of Lake Tiberias…and at the War memorial in Darlinghurst, Sydney, where plans are underway for next year’s centenary. Read more

Running for cancer research

April 28, 2014 by  

Melbourne basketball team the Maccabi Warriors have raised over $1000 for the Cancer Council of Victoria. Read more

Easy ways to improve your conversation…suggested by Odile Faludi

April 27, 2014 by  

In February we discussed the power of quality conversation.  No, I don’t mean texting, emailing or Facebooking. I actually mean picking up the phone and starting a conversation with someone who you would like to get to know better. If you missed that article here it is. Read more

Shurat HaDin gets a pleasing result…or did they?

April 25, 2014 by  

Shurat HaDin’s Andrew Hamilton appeared in the Federal Court in Sydney yesterday as Justice Alan Robertson wound up the interlocutory hearing in the  case between the Israeli advocacy organisation against Sydney University’s Associate Professor Jake Lynch, an advocate of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel.

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Kerry on regardless…writes Michael Kuttner

April 25, 2014 by  

Do you remember those old “carry on” films which were so popular many years ago?  Those British produced comedies exemplified everything that was outrageous yet not quite unbelievable in depicting the mad side of life. Read more

It’s time for the gloves to come off… writes Gil Solomon

April 24, 2014 by  

The Obama so called “peace talks” are falling in a heap due to three main issues. Read more

Transcendence…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 24, 2014 by  

Science fiction writer Isaac Asimov has a lot to answer for. More than half a century ago his super-bright robots posed the question of where to draw the line between man and machine. Transcendence is Hollywood’s latest answer. Read more

Rabbi Doctor Dovid Slavin

April 24, 2014 by  

After 20 years of candle burning including raising a family and running Our Big Kitchen in Bondi, Rabbi Dovid Slavin has been conferred with a PhD at the University of Sydney. Read more

 Incentives for Murdering Jews…writes Isi Leibler

April 24, 2014 by  

It is a damning reflection on the civilized world that one rarely hears a word of condemnation of the criminal Palestinian society in which the murder of Jews is not only considered laudable, but has today effectively become a vehicle towards achieving upward social mobility, both socially and financially. Read more

WJC President Lauder condemns Palestinian unity accord

April 24, 2014 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder today condemned the reconciliation deal announced by Palestinian factions Fatah and Hamas, which could lead to a unity government between the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, which is led by Mahmoud Abbas, and the Hamas government in Gaza. Read more

Whose peace is it anyway?…asks Yosef Livne

April 24, 2014 by  

The news about the agreement reached by the Fatah movement and Hamas adds a new obstacle in the already complex situation of the peace process between Israel and the Palestinians.
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Palestine – Abbas Unilaterally Resurrects Palestinian Authority…writes David Singer

April 23, 2014 by  

Easter 2014 will be remembered as the time when PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas tried to resurrect the Palestinian Authority (PA) that he himself had declared dead and buried on 3 January 2013. Read more

Apr-24 Melbourne: Unanswered questions from the Holocaust

April 23, 2014 by  

Dr David Silberklang, a senior historian at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem, presents a lecture at the Jewish Holocaust Centre. Read more

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