Sydney doctoral student awarded JNF Victoria Finkel scholarship

July 31, 2016 by  

University of Technology Sydney’s doctoral candidate Gavin Bonsen, is the first-ever recipient of JNF Australia’s Arava-Finkel Scholarship. Read more

WJC welcomes the Pope’s visit to Auschwitz

July 31, 2016 by  

Jewish Congress  President Ronald S. Lauder has hailed Pope Francis’ visit to Auschwitz-Birkenau as “a strong signal” against hatred and called the Catholic Church leader “one of the closest allies Jews have today in the fight against anti-Semitism and bigotry.” Read more

Mahmoud Abbas’s desperate gesture

July 30, 2016 by  

It’s been a long time since I saw a gesture this desperate…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Kangarusski kids camp – Russian, Jewish, Zionist and Australian

July 29, 2016 by  

The second annual Kangarusski Day Camp has brought together thirty primary aged children for a three-day program of cultural, educational and leisure activities which explored both their Jewish and Russian roots. Read more

Ambassador Shmuel Ben-Shmuel’s visit to Vuma Fiji

July 29, 2016 by  

Israel’s Ambassador to Australia and non-resident Ambassador to Fiji and Papa New Guinea, Shmuel Ben-Shmuel has attended a ceremony n the village of Vuma on the island of Ovalau in Fiji celebrated the completion of an Israeli led aid and disaster relief project. Read more

Sir Michael Friedlander 5th top of New Zealand’s Rich List

July 29, 2016 by  

Sir Michael Friedlander has climbed to fifth position on New Zealand’s The National Business Review’s 2016 Rich List…and Israeli former IDF officer enters.

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Saudis: Israel visit doesn’t reflect government stance

July 29, 2016 by  

The Saudi government distanced itself on Wednesday from a recent visit to Israel by a delegation of Saudi citizens, which included a former military general. Read more

Embrace – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

July 29, 2016 by  

When my teenage daughters used to complain about an aspect of their bodies, I told them they had everything they needed for a happy life. I made peace with my thighs some time ago but after viewing Embrace realized that perhaps I could have saved years of anguish if I had been more truly accepting of my own body.

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The floodgates open…writes Michael Kuttner

July 29, 2016 by  

It was inevitable that sooner rather than later, the chickens released by the European Union’s open borders would come home to roost with a vengeance. Read more

To the French, terror is not terror when directed against Israelis

July 29, 2016 by  

As in any complex and multi layered situation one cannot expect to become an expert on anything in a few short days…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Screen Australia announces funds two new documentaries with Jewish themes

July 28, 2016 by  

Screen Australia has announced 10 documentaries will share in more than $2.54 million in the latest round of funding from the agency’s Documentary Producer Program and the Documentary Broadcast program. Read more

Wolper and JewishCare to continue with palliative care

July 27, 2016 by  

Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital and JewishCare have signed a memorandum of understanding that will see the two organisations continue to provide counselling services for palliative care patients in Wolper’s medical ward and their families. Read more

Jewish world condemns terrorist attack on French church

July 27, 2016 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has issued a strong condemnation of the terrorist attack at a church in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, near Rouen, in France, calling it “a monstrous and evil act of murder committed against innocent people inside a house of worship.” Read more

Melton in Sydney

July 26, 2016 by  

Monday evenings in Southern Sydney have been a hive of conversation and learning as Dr Michael Abrahams-Sprod delivers a lesson from the revised Melton history course ‘Crossroads of Jewish History’. With an emphasis on reclaiming the richness of Jewish history, the chronological exploration investigates significant crossroads where Jews took major decisions that shaped our shared identity and destiny. The class at Southern Sydney Synagogue is one of several Melton classes being taught around Sydney. Read more

U.S. army officer who helped liberate 2500 Jews…including five living in Sydney

July 26, 2016 by  

A U.S. officer who helped liberate 2,500 Jews during the Holocaust has died at the age of 99…and other news items from JNS.org. Read more

Palestine – European Union Rejects PLO Call To Boycott Quartet Report

July 26, 2016 by  

European Union High Representative / Vice-President Federica Mogherini has publicly rejected PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s call for Arab nations to lobby the UN Security Council to not endorse a Quartet Report that Abbas considers biased in favour of Israel…writes David Singer. Read more

The funeral of Alan Goldberg

July 26, 2016 by  

Family and two eminent judges have spoken at the funeral for Melbourne’s former Federal Judge Alan Goldberg. Read more

Abusing the term ‘fascism’ in relation to Israel…writes Isi Leibler

July 26, 2016 by  

It is now a worldwide phenomenon that left-wingers and increasing numbers of liberals chant the mantra that Israel is led by extremists and becoming transformed into a full-fledged fascist state. Unfortunately, such unadulterated nonsense is expressed daily and is highlighted in Haaretz, the Israeli post-Zionist daily newspaper, illustrating the primitive measures even Jewish opponents of our government are willing to take in order to demonise the Jewish state. Read more

Melbourne jurist Alan Goldberg passes away

July 25, 2016 by  

Alan Goldberg an Australian jurist who served as a judge of the Federal Court of Australia,has died in Melbourne. Read more

What is the meaning of life?…ask the Rabbi

July 25, 2016 by  

Q. What is the meaning of life? Read more

The Beginning of the Battle for Jerusalem in WW1

July 24, 2016 by  

Over the last 15 months there has been much attention given to the centenary of Gallipoli, Fromelles and Pozieres. However, “Australia’s forgotten war” in the Sinai, Palestine and Syria is still in danger of remaining largely unknown, despite the fact that the ANZAC Light Horsemen overcame atrocious conditions to achieve some of the most unprecedented and courageous victories of World War 1. Read more

Genome of 6,000-year-old barley grains sequenced for first time

July 24, 2016 by  

An international team of researchers has succeeded for the first time in sequencing the genome of Chalcolithic barley grains found the Masada. Read more

New Research Aims to Understand 40 Years of Russian Migration in Melbourne

July 22, 2016 by  

Jewish Care Victoria in partnership with Monash University Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation (ACJC) hosted the launch of The Jewish Care Victoria and Monash University Avraham Zeleznikow Russian Jewish Immigrants PhD Scholarship. Read more

WJC criticises official statements of Polish officials

July 22, 2016 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has strongly criticised statements made by high-ranking Polish officials regarding the involvement of Poles in the brutal murder of Jews during and after World War II. Read more

Untold stories of war and survival lead at the Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

July 22, 2016 by  

The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) has  launched its program in preparation for its festival on 27-28 August 2016. Read more

Aleph welcomes Inclusivity statement

July 22, 2016 by  

Aleph Melbourne welcomes the “Inclusivity Statement” issued to parents by Mount Scopus Memorial College. Read more

ADC criticises The Daily Telegraph

July 22, 2016 by  

Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission has criticised Sydney’s The Daily Telegraph for failing to include terrorist attacks against Israelis in its list of global terrorism. Read more

Israel Innovation Centre

July 22, 2016 by  

Former President of Israel Shimon Peres has launched the establishment of the Israeli Innovation Centre. Read more

History Channel removes tendentious wording about Einstein and Israel

July 22, 2016 by  

On July 11, the History Channel reaffirmed its commitment to accuracy and truth by revising its “Albert Einstein: Fact or Fiction?” webpage to replace erroneous wording tending to negatively portray Israel: “Though he (Albert Einstein) was very sympathetic to Israel, he was never an ardent Zionist—he believed in ‘friendly and fruitful’ cooperation between Jews and Arabs”…writes Myron Kaplan/JNS.org. Read more

Turkey: after the failed coup, fascism…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org

July 22, 2016 by  

We live in an era of resurgent, strongman leaders. Read more

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