Australian legislators visit the Gaza border

July 31, 2015 by  

A delegation of legislators and political advisors from Australia toured the Gaza perimeter to learn first hand about life on the border and to hear about different projects promoted by KKL-JNF for the benefit of frontline residents. Read more

See nothing – hear nothing

July 31, 2015 by  

Reverberations from the misconceived and much touted Vienna agreement continue to rumble forth on a daily basis…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Dallas Bound

July 31, 2015 by  

A group of very excited Maccabi NSW basketballers and swimmers are en route to Dallas, Texas for the JCC Maccabi Games 2015. Read more

Meet Ambassador Mark Gilbert

July 31, 2015 by  

Meet Mark Gilbert, United States Ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa and involved in Limmud later this year. Read more

Did Jonathan Pollard really cause anti-Semitism?…asks Rafael Medoff/JNS.org 

Did jailed Israeli spy Jonathan Pollard’s actions provoke anti-Semitism in the United States? Read more

Academic protestors criticised at professor’s farewell

July 31, 2015 by  

The provost of the University of Sydney has told a farewell event for retiring Professor Suzanne Rutland at the University of Sydney that there were within the campus those “who confuse academic freedom with the right to disrupt”. Read more

Victoria-Israel innovation partnership saved

July 30, 2015 by  

The Victoria-Israel Science Innovation and Technology Scheme placed on hold by former Innovation Minister Adem Somyurek, has been reopened the economic-collaboration. Read more

Peres supports Pollard release

July 30, 2015 by  

Former Israeli President Shimon Peres has expressed his support for the pending release of Jonathan Pollard. Read more

A new birdwatching centre in Israel

July 30, 2015 by  

In the middle of the noisy metropolis in central Israel known as Gush Dan, a unique gem of nature is now being created, which will introduce visitors to the world of birds… thanks to the support of JNF Australia. Read more

Counter-terrorism expert delivers the Graf Oration

July 30, 2015 by  

Over 400 people attended  The Shalom Institute’s sixth Graf Oration held in Sydney this week, Read more

Providing for Holocaust survivors

July 30, 2015 by  

The Claims Conference has come under fire recently for frauds some critics have reported as approaching $100 million. Read more

A surprise birthday

July 30, 2015 by  

The Deputy Leader of the NSW Liberals John Ajaka recently visited Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen with Chief of Staff Adam Zarth…and found himself singing happy birthday. Read more

Rattling the bars

A full house, plenty of celebrities and Sir Simon Rattle conducting a uniquely superb orchestra could hardly miss being the standout event of the Sydney (and probably Australian) classical music calendar…writes Fraser Beath McEwing. Read more

35 years later: man charged with the murder of Justice David Opas

July 29, 2015 by  

A man has been charged with four counts of murder relating to the Family Court murders of the 1980s which claimed the life, amongst others, of Justice David Opas…shot at his family home in the Sydney suburb of Woollahra. Read more

Abe Foxman’s retirement –End of an Era

July 29, 2015 by  

I received a call recently from Abe Foxman, National Director of the Anti-Defamation League, in which he castigated me for not consulting him in advance of my publishing strong criticism of his remarks…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Hebrew University reaching out for Australian alumni

July 29, 2015 by  

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem want to hear from Australian alumni who would like join their new networking platform. Read more

Jewish day schools in debating contest

July 28, 2015 by  

The Sydney Jewish Inter-school Debating competition has been held at Moriah College. Read more

Labor’s one-eyed misanthropes

July 28, 2015 by  

Sam Tatarka, the president of the Zionist Council of Victoria has added to the analyses of the Federal Labor Party’s resolution on the Middle East at its recent conference. Read more

At Jerusalem Film Festival, new year brings new kind of drama

In July 2014 in Jerusalem, sirens over the city at the beginning of the 50-day Gaza war forced the cancellation of the outdoor opening event of the Jerusalem International Film Festival. Read more

Immigration to Israel from France up 11% on last year

July 28, 2015 by  

Over 200 French Jews, half of whom are children, arrived in Israel last night aboard a special Aliyah flight organized by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption. Read more

Historic victory for Moriah

July 27, 2015 by  

Sydney’s Moriah College First Xl Football team has won the NSWCIS Football Cup following a competition in which all the ‘major football-playing schools competed. Read more

Does the Talmud discuss contraceptives?…ask the Rabbi

July 27, 2015 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple has answers on contraceptives, Chassidism and women and matchmaking on Tu B’Av. Read more

ALP resolution: a not so happy ZFA

July 27, 2015 by  

Dr Danny Lamm, president of the Zionist Federation of Australia has called the ALP resolution on the Middle East at its national conference “a laundry list of complaints against Israel”. Read more

ALP Resolution: Statement from Labor MPS

July 26, 2015 by  

Federal Labor politicians Mark Dreyfus and Michael Danby have welcomed the outcome of today’s Middle East resolution at the ALP conference. Read more

ALP resolution analysed

July 26, 2015 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has analysed the resolution passed at the ALP conference in Melbourne dealing with the Israel-Palestine conflict. Read more

ALP resolution: AIJAC has its say

July 26, 2015 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council’s chairman Mark Leibler and executive director Dr Colin Rubenstein have  issued a statement on the ALP Middle East resolution. Read more

Summer in Israel…as seen by Ron Weiser

July 26, 2015 by  

Summer in Israel. Hard to beat. The sun was shining, the weather was hot and the hotels and restaurants were full again. What a contrast from just a year ago and Operation Protective Edge. Read more

Schindler’s List Oscar has a new home – Yad Vashem

July 24, 2015 by  

Croatian film producer and Holocaust survivor Branko Lustig has presented to Yad Vashem Chairman Avner Shalev the Oscar awarded to him by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences for Schindler’s List, Best Picture of 1993. Read more

Hey @TheIranDeal, I have some questions—actually, lots of them…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

July 24, 2015 by  

This week, a bunch of journalists, foreign policy wonks, and assorted pundits received an email from the White House that began with the legendary words, “Hey, I’m Ben Rhodes, a Deputy National Security Advisor to President Obama. Read more

New Zealand: The UN Security Council and the Middle East

July 24, 2015 by  

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has addressed the United Nations  Security Council’s open debate on the Middle East. Read more

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