Newt’s News: A video presentation

February 29, 2016 by  

Newt’s News about Truth, Terror and Tenacity with excerpt opinions and footage covering topics of interest for thinking people. This week: defending Jerusalem’s streets, BDS  in the U.K.and on being a Jerusalemite. Read more

Danby lays down the gauntlet

February 29, 2016 by  

Federal Labor Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby published an ad in Friday’s Australian Financial Review challenging the foreign minister to debate her Iran policy. Read more

LA Times comes under fire

February 29, 2016 by  

B’nai B’rith International  and Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and have  strongly condemned The Los Angeles Times for publishing a full-page advertisement advocating the boycotting a free trip to Israel  included in this year’s Oscars “swag bags” for host Chris Rock and 25 Academy Award nominees. Read more

Gift of Life shows its appreciation

February 29, 2016 by  

Gift of Life Australia has presented Sydney’s St Vincent’s Pathology with a Certificate of Appreciation for their dedicated training of venepuncturing of the Gift of Life Volunteers who continue to test many potential stem cell donors to save lives .

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Jewish view on prostitution?…ask the rabbi

February 29, 2016 by  

Q. What is the Jewish view of prostitution? Read more

Monte – meet Monte

February 29, 2016 by  

Sydney’s Montefiore’s Honorary Treasurer, Tom Mautner, has met with Dr Simon Sebag Montefiore, a descendant of Sir Moses Montefiore, the man after which Montefiore Home was named. Read more

Donald Trump counters criticism of ‘neutral’ stance on Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Everything has already been said about Donald Trump, the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination: that the GOP establishment is wary of him, that he intentionally makes provocative declarations, that he is nothing more than a passing fad, and that he will ultimately fail. Yet in the meantime, the billionaire businessman from New York has won three consecutive primaries/caucuses in New Hampshire, South Carolina, and Nevada.

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Palestine – End The West Bank Refugee Gravy Train

February 28, 2016 by  

With more than three million Syrians fleeing war-torn Syria seeking safe havens in Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon and Europe – scarce United Nations resources continue to be used supporting and maintaining about 760,000 Palestinian Arabs currently living in the West Bank and registered as “refugees” with the United Nations Relief And Works Agency (UNRWA). Read more

Landmark Zion Square to become a centre of tolerance

February 27, 2016 by  

The historic Zion Square, in the heart of downtown Jerusalem, the site of dozens of protests and demonstrations, will soon become a square of tolerance and mutual respect in the spirit of the late Shira Banki, who was murdered at a Gay Pride parade last year. Read more

Hebrew University produces new orthopaedic tool

February 27, 2016 by  

A new guide-wire has been developed in a joint project between the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Hadassah medical Centre. Read more

A 3,000-yr-old schmatta discovery

February 27, 2016 by  

The ancient copper mines in Timna are located deep in Israel’s Arava Valley and are believed by some to be the site of King Solomon’s mines. The arid conditions of the mines have seen the remarkable preservation of 3,000-year-old organic materials, including seeds, leather and fabric, and other extremely rare artifacts that provide a unique window into the culture and practices of this period. Read more

Frank questions…writes Dr Ron Weiser

February 26, 2016 by  

Retired US Congressman Barney Frank, long time liberal Democrat and strong Obama supporter, repeated two interesting questions last week in Sydney that continually baffle observers of the Middle East. Read more

Get busy…writes Rabbi Michoel Gourarie

February 26, 2016 by  

The Kotzker Rebbe (a famous Chassidic leader) once said: “I don’t want my disciples to abstain from sin because they fear negative consequence. I want them to be free of sin simply because they have no time to transgress.” Read more

Rivlin visit off

February 26, 2016 by  

A planned visit to Australia by Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin has been called off due to a confirmed visit to Russia. Read more

French (and other) follies…writes Michael Kuttner

February 26, 2016 by  

From the country which falsely accused Alfred Dreyfus of treason and whose Vichy collaborationists enthusiastically rounded up and transported Jews to their deaths, we now await another Gallic gesture of ill will heading in our direction. Read more

Clean up Australia

February 26, 2016 by  

It’s time to take a look around your local area – your streets, parks, sporting grounds, beaches, bushland and waterways to find those rubbish hotspots that need attention and register a local site for Clean Up Australia Day on Sunday 6 March 2016.  Read more

The five mems…writes Asher Kozma

February 25, 2016 by  

The latest UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) figure shows the number of refugees worldwide as 13 million. Read more

Glen Eira councillor censured

February 25, 2016 by  

A Melbourne councillor has been censured for allegedly making an antisemitic remark. Read more

The European implosion obliges new alliances for Israel and Jews…writes Isi Leibler

February 25, 2016 by  

The mass migration of Muslim “refugees” to Western Europe could result in one of the most significant global demographic upheavals in history. Read more

The former SS soldier who fell in love with a Jewish woman

February 24, 2016 by  

Traumatised and nearly starved in the aftermath of WWII, former SS soldier Hans Post was brought back to life by two women. ABC Producer William Verity discovers Hans’ transformation and the love of his Jewish wife, Gina Behrens. Read more

Author Montefiore in Sydney

February 24, 2016 by  

Acclaimed author Simon Sebag Montefiore has charmed a sold-out crowd at Sydney’s Waverley Library yesterday discussing his latest book, The Romanovs. Read more

Technion mission

February 24, 2016 by  

A visit to Israel, a tour of The Technion’s research unit and attending the conferment of an honorary doctorate on former NSW Governor Dame Marie Bashir form part of an exciting mission planned by Technion Australia. Read more

Digitalised Dead Sea Scrolls

February 24, 2016 by  

Dead Sea Scrolls scholars and computer science experts are embarking on a new collaborative research partnership with the aim of creating a dynamic virtual work environment for the study of one of the most important discoveries of the 20th century. Read more

Blooming orchids and Women of the Wall: a Q&A with Anat Hoffman

February 24, 2016 by  

Anat Hoffman is a founding member of Women of the Wall, a religiously diverse group of women from around the world who seek equal rights for people of all genders and religious expression at the Western Wall. The group is best known for working to gain the right to read Torah at the Western Wall wearing a prayer shawl (tallit)—a Jewish commandment that is not traditional for women, but also not outlawed in scripture. Read more

Sharri Markson comments on defamation action

February 23, 2016 by  

Sharri Markson, a senior journalist at The Australian newspaper, has commented on a defamation suit brought against her and the paper by NSW Labor MP Shaoquett Moselmane. Read more

Where politics meets hate: anti-Semitism on the 2016 U.S. campaign trail

The Southern Poverty Law Centre (SPLC) recently issued its annual report on hate in America…writes Dr Steven Windmueller/JNS.org. Read more

13 HOURS: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi…a movie review by Toni Susskind

February 23, 2016 by  

Directed by Michael Bay of Transformers fame, 13 hours attempts to retell the attack on a visiting US diplomat and a CIA compound that did not officially exist in Libya in 2012. Read more

Newt’s News

February 23, 2016 by  

Newt’s News asks questions…looks for answers… to issues that the world, our community and any thinking person might be asking….a video presentation produced by The Shtick. Read more

Helping Beit Halochem

February 23, 2016 by  

Over 550 people watched the Australian premiere of the inspiring Israeli movie ’77:78 On the Map’ at Hoyts Entertainment Quarter and Roseville Cinema…a highlight event of ZDVO’s fundraising drive. Were you there? A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Why do many Chassidic groups isolate themselves from the modern world?…ask the rabbi

February 22, 2016 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers your questions… Read more

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