Historian travels New Zealand to recount Holocaust Denial experience

October 17, 2017 by  

History aficionados attended an event at University of Otago’s Wellington Campus on the weekend to hear a famous historian share how he overcame an infamous Holocaust denier. Read more

World Jewish Congress calls Austrian election result ‘distressing’

October 17, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC)  has voiced serious concerns about the strong showing of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) in Austria’s parliamentary election. Read more

What did Michael do in Israel

October 17, 2017 by  

Media reports it had evidence Labor MP Michael Danby had attended a security conference when he was reported visiting Israel last year when on sick leave from Parliament. Read more

Australia elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

October 17, 2017 by  

Australia was elected overnight by a majority of United Nations member states to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body for promoting and protecting human rights. Read more

My view…writes Ron Weiser

October 17, 2017 by  

President Trump continues to surprise his critics when it comes to the Middle East. He behaves in a more measured way, carrying out most of his administration’s activities behind the scenes and by maintaining different levels of pressure upon parties on all sides. Read more

Islamic State claims responsibility for rockets fired at Israel from Sinai

October 17, 2017 by  

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for firing two rockets from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Sunday night. Read more

New portions of Western Wall and Roman theatre unveiled in Jerusalem

October 17, 2017 by  

The Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) has announced large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of the Western Wall unseen for 1,700 years, as well as an ancient Roman theatre. Read more

Danby uses a sick pass to visit to Israel

October 16, 2017 by  

The Australian has reported that Federal Labor MP for Melbourne Ports furnished the party with a medical certificate in order to take time off from the sitting parliament in September last year…and that he used the time to travel to Israel. Read more

Hamas’s reported agreement to cease terror against Israel seen as ‘highly unlikely’

October 16, 2017 by  

Under the new unity deal brokered last week between the Gaza-controlling Palestinian terror group Hamas and the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) ruling Fatah party, Hamas reportedly agreed to cease all terror attacks against Israelis…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Racing journo taunts club exec about his “Yid mates

October 16, 2017 by  

A Melbourne Racing Club executive has complained to The Age newspaper that one of its racing journalists spoke to him of  his “Yid mates at Caulfield”. Read more

America and Israel quit UNESCO over “Palestine” fiasco

October 16, 2017 by  

UNESCO’s decision to admit “Palestine” as a member state in 2011 in apparent breach of UNESCO’s own Constitution has come back to bite UNESCO with a vengeance – as America and Israel now give formal notice of their intention to quit UNESCO on 31 December 2018…writes David Singer. Read more

Were Adam and Eve Jewish?…ask the rabbi

October 16, 2017 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple has the answer, Read more

Feintooner

October 15, 2017 by  

Feintooner on the Hamas/Fatah conciliation. Read more

“The Jews are like my people” – Aboriginal elder

October 15, 2017 by  

At the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia’s Conference in Darwin delegates Josie and Ian Lacey heard an address by Djapirri Mununggirritj . Read more

An indigenous New Zealander says “I am a Zionist”

October 15, 2017 by  

Part Maori, part Samoan and part Italian, this Kiwi explains why he is a Zionist…a video production. Read more

After Trump decertifies Iran deal, Congress must decide its future

October 15, 2017 by  

In fulfilling a key campaign pledge, President Donald Trump announced in a White House speech on Friday he decertified the Iranian nuclear deal as part of a new and tougher approach towards the Islamic Republic. The move brings a new level of challenges and uncertainty in handling one of the most complex international agreements in recent years…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org Read more

WJC Urges UN Body to focus on its Core Mandate

October 15, 2017 by  

Following the U.S. and Israel governments’ announcements this week that the two countries intend to withdraw from UNESCO, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder urged the United Nations body “to focus on its core mandate rather than addressing political matters that fall outside the organisation’s purview.” Read more

Mountain bikers to trace the Light Horsemen’s ride

October 14, 2017 by  

On October 30-31, exactly 100 years since the heroic victory of the ANZACs in the Battle of Beer Sheba, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will become the first Australian prime minister to visit Israel to attend the centennial commemoration…and going for the ride is Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans. Read more

Sydney CBDChabad to launch mental health event

October 14, 2017 by  

Mental illness now affects one in five Australians, meaning over a million people suffer from a form of mental health issue, most commonly depression and anxiety.  Read more

Media Watch

October 14, 2017 by  

In the meantime, we now have that disgraceful piece put together by the ABC, in cahoots with Paul Barry, aired last Monday night (09/10) on ‘Media Watch’ regarding Jewish complaints of bias in reporting of the Israel/Palestinian conflict GOING BACK YEARS. Read more

Harvey Weinstein’s disgrace produces another nasty caricature

October 14, 2017 by  

Walking through central London last week, and with a spare half hour on my hands, I decided to pay a quick visit to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Inside, I spent most of my time intently studying a painting that I could not recall having seen before: “The Philosopher,” a 1645 canvas by the Italian painter Salvator Rosa…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

A visit to Jewish Goulburn

October 14, 2017 by  

NSW Shadow Arts Minister Walt Secord recently visited Goulburn – as part of his ongoing exploration of historic Jewish sites in rural and regional NSW. Read more

This Santa is a Holocaust survivor

October 14, 2017 by  

Direct from the fourth season in Cape Town, following sold out runs in Johannesburg, Durban, London, Helskini, Hürth, Cologne and New York, the critically acclaimed production of SANTA’S STORY will take to the stage in Melbourne and Sydney next month. Read more

WJC cautiously optimistic on UN postponement

October 14, 2017 by  

President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder said he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding UNESCO’s postponement of resolutions dealing with Israel and, in particular, Jerusalem. Read more

Oct-29 Sydney: Challenge the Black Dog

October 13, 2017 by  

A mental awareness evening. Read more

Journalists report back

October 11, 2017 by  

The eight journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ Journalists Mission to Israel addressed a packed community meeting this week. Read more

Feldmans must quit Flood St Yeshiva Centre

October 11, 2017 by  

A submission from The Yeshiva Centre to be allowed to continue to occupy the Flood St premises it leases from a company associated with Harry Triguboff following the expiry of the lease in December has been rejected by the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney. Read more

Dec-05/06/07 Melbourne: Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival

October 11, 2017 by  

Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival is in its 3rd year and proudly presents the 2017 festival 3 PARTS CHUZTPAH – 3 fabulous nights of comedy at Kadimah Yiddish Cultural Centre Eslternwick – 5,6,7 December. Read more

As Sukkot marks time for gratitude, Israeli bistro builds better life for at-risk youths

Jews around the world view the Sukkot holiday as a time for gratitude and acknowledging life’s blessings. Yet for several at-risk Israeli teenagers, there hadn’t been much to be thankful for—until this year, when they’ll take their first steps toward a productive career, and a life off the streets and away from crime, by working at Liliyot…writes Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod/JNS.org. Read more

High time for Israel’s flagship medical cannabis conference to go global

October 11, 2017 by  

While international interest in Israel’s groundbreaking medical cannabis sector grows, a leading Israeli player in that space will take its flagship annual event overseas later this month…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org Read more

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