Israel and the UN Vote

December 31, 2014 by  

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs has issued a statement on the defeated UN vote on a draft resolution for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Read more

Australia votes against Palestinian state resolution

December 31, 2014 by  

In one of its last acts before vacating its seat on the United Nations Security Council, Australia has voted against a draft resolution calling for the establishment of a Palestinian state. Read more

Remembering Australia’s First Jihadist Attack – 1 January 1915

December 30, 2014 by  

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs announced last March that the centenary of the Battle of Broken Hill on 1 January 2014 would not be formally commemorated by the Australian Government…writes David Singer. Read more

Mounting election turmoil…writes Isi Leibler

December 30, 2014 by  

It is still several months until the Israeli elections and the current opinion polls, in all probability, will be far from an accurate reflection of how voters actually cast their ballots. Read more

Child victims of terrorism celebrate Bar and Bat Mitzvahs

December 30, 2014 by  

Israel’s President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin, have held a Bar and Bat Mitzvah celebration, at the President’s residence for 50 children… victims of terrorist attacks. Read more

Good riddance to 2014, a not-so-banner year for Jews and Israel…writes Laura Fein

December 30, 2014 by  

As 2014 draws to a close, I can’t help but reflect on this year’s dramatic increase in anti-Semitic and anti-Israel attacks, and hope that the coming year will see more Jews actively join the fight to reverse these trends…writes Laura Fein/JNS.org Read more

Little left of Cuban Jewry’s rich past

December 29, 2014 by  

The new U.S. policy of rapprochement with Cuba, which was accompanied by the celebrated release of imprisoned Jewish aid worker Alan Gross, probably will give Jews greater access to a Jewish community with which few are familiar. But visitors will find that the years have not been kind to once-thriving Cuban Jewry. Read more

Penguins of Madagascar…a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

December 29, 2014 by  

Taking a small child to the movies is about so much more than just what’s on the screen; it’s an outing, and the movie can easily end up the least of it. Read more

Islam Must Degrade And Destroy Islamic State

December 26, 2014 by  

The impassioned plea by the father of a Jordanian F16 fighter pilot captured by Islamic State has shot down attempts by American President Obama, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott and the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC) to distance Islam from the Islamic State (ISIL)…writes David Singer. Read more

Warning lights flashing…writes Michael Kuttner

December 26, 2014 by  

In recent weeks there seems, according to current politically correct thinking, to have been an outbreak of lone wolves roaming and attacking, plus an epidemic of mentally deranged individuals escaping from institutions and rampaging in various locations. Read more

Jews as The Devil

December 25, 2014 by  

Q. Why do medieval texts think the Jew is a devil?    Rabbi Raymond Apple asks the question…and answers it. Read more

Perth woman talks of her Gaza experience

December 25, 2014 by  

Elle Shmuel spoke to members of the Perth community of her experiences in Gaza during Operation Cast Lead. Read more

Israeli-Palestinian peace hopes – the latest poll

December 25, 2014 by  

58% of Palestinians believe that Israel wants to extend its borders – 37% of Israelis believe the Palestinians want to conquer Israel.  Read more

ALP on an Israeli study mission

December 24, 2014 by  

In the first mission of its kind, the Australia Israel Labor Dialogue has hosted a group of eleven members and officials of the Australian Labor Party on a Study Mission to Israel. Read more

Bialik students interview the ambassador

December 24, 2014 by  

Australian Ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma has visited the Alexander Muss High School in Israel (AMHSI) campus in Hod HaSharon to speak to students from Melbourne’s Bialik College Read more

Nine decades of Moses at the movies

Hollywood has had its share of big-budget biblical flops, but until now, the Exodus narrative has not been among them. Read more

ADC slams EU decision re remove Hamas from its terror list

December 23, 2014 by  

B’nai B’rith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission have condemned the decision by the EU Court of Justice to remove Hamas from the EU terror list. Read more

New president for the AICC [NSW]

December 23, 2014 by  

Jillian Segal is the new president of the NSW branch of the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce. Read more

A face of the Holocaust is no more

December 23, 2014 by  

Marika Weinberger, a Holocaust survivor who spent her life in Australia telling the story of its history so that the world would never forget what happened in Nazi Europe, has passed away.  Read more

Twelve Acts of Kindness

December 23, 2014 by  

A new Batmitzvah program will change the face of the simcha. Read more

Do we need Holocaust Remembrance Day?…asks Ben Cohen

December 23, 2014 by  

Do we need Holocaust Remembrance Day? Read more

Holocaust survivors and the President

December 23, 2014 by  

President Reuven Rivlin lit Chanukah candles at the President’s Residence, together with survivors of the Holocaust. Read more

Promotion for Josh

December 22, 2014 by  

Melbourne Liberal MP Josh Frydenberg has been appointed Assistant Treasurer in the latest Federal cabinet shuffle. Read more

Downton Abbey’s Jewish links

December 22, 2014 by  

It is the last word in Englishness, the soap opera to end all soap operas, everyone’s guilty pleasure. Read more

Moriah rates 6th independent school in NSW

December 22, 2014 by  

Moriah principal says that the its students’ success in the HSC is the culmination of their own effort, diligence and perseverance, combined with many years of outstanding teaching, care and individual attention from their parents and staff at the College. Read more

Academic claims Monis’s banner linked to Hizb ut-Tahrir

December 22, 2014 by  

Last Monday morning when the Café Lindt siege began I tried, in vain, to get the media, especially the ABC to recognize, admit and state that that white-on-black “Shahadah banner” was the official banner/flag of Hizb ut-Tahrir. Read more

Chanukah tales

December 22, 2014 by  

Sydney’s Young Adult Chabad have distributed hundreds of latkes and doughnuts in Martin Place.

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Scopus Shines

December 21, 2014 by  

2014 has been an outstanding year for Melbourne’s Year 12 Mount Scopus students. Read more

Calling all game-changers

December 21, 2014 by  

B’nai B’rith Alfred Dreyfus Anti Defamation Unit and JNF Australia are calling for nominations for their annual National “Game Changers” Awards. Read more

Treasures of the Venice Ghetto

December 21, 2014 by  

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is exhibiting Judaica dating back as far as the 1600s hidden in Venice from the Nazis and discovered only a few years ago. Read more

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