Montefiore Randwick’s Broadway in the Grounds a smash hit with community

December 22, 2017 by  

Sydney’s Montefiore Randwick campus threw open the gates to the community for its annual outdoor concert themed Broadway in the Grounds. Read more

Abbas is broygus – who cares?

December 22, 2017 by  

For those whose understanding of Yiddish is rusty or non-existent a definition of broygus is: “not on speaking terms – in a state of estrangement”…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

128 countries reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

December 22, 2017 by  

128 members voted in the United Nations general assembly to reject Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ignoring American threats to remember those voted against Washington. Read more

Technion Australia launches Haifa Teen Tech

December 22, 2017 by  

Three students from Sydney’s Moriah College are participating in the inaugural Haifa Teen Tech Competition being held at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel. Read more

WJC condemns ANC decision to downgrade South African Embassy in Israel

December 22, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer has strongly condemned the African National Council’s (ANC) endorsement of a resolution to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel. Read more

Israeli travellers sentenced in New Zealand for drug smuggling

December 22, 2017 by  

Three Israeli men in their mid-twenties have been sentenced in a New Zealand court for trying to smuggle millions of dollars worth of the drug MDMA, or ecstasy, into New Zealand in January this year. Read more

Challenge for Israeli students to develop and present a winning idea

December 22, 2017 by  

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev’s Bengis Centre for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in the Guilford Glazer Faculty of Business and Management has launched its new Challenge platform this week, featuring a collaboration with Mercedes-Benz to find the “Next 100 Million” as the challenge. Read more

Chanukah on the high seas

December 22, 2017 by  

Once again this year, I was privileged together with my wife to lead Chanukah services and run programs on an ocean liner in a room of our own viewing the Pacific Ocean…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram. Read more

Twitter tackles online hate

December 22, 2017 by  

After Charlottesville American attitudes on Hate Speech are shifting. Artificial Intelligence tools that extract hate speech on social media are becoming more wide-spread among both academics and civil society organisations, creating greater transparency and pressure on Social Media companies…writes Andre Oboler. Read more

Charles Zentai dead at 96

December 21, 2017 by  

Perth man Charles Zentai was imprisoned in 2009 in his home city as the Hungarian government sought his extradition to answer questions on the 1944 murder in Budapest of 18-yr-old Jewish youth Peter Balazs has died at the age of 96.
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Trump threatens to cut aid to countries who support UN Jerusalem measure

December 21, 2017 by  

President Donald Trump threatened to cut off foreign aid to countries that back an upcoming United Nations General Assembly resolution that seeks to annul America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Palestinians bringing Jerusalem measure vetoed by US to UN General Assembly

December 21, 2017 by  

Following Monday’s U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the withdrawal of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians will initiate a vote on the same measure in the U.N. General Assembly today [Friday AEDT/NZDT]. Read more

Israel Institute of NZ urges Government to vote against anti-Israel UN resolution

December 21, 2017 by  

Israel Institute of New Zealand Director David Cumin is urging the Government to vote against a UN resolution criticising the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital – cautioning that the resolution is misguided and a politicisation of the United Nations. Read more

New Zealand school targeted by anti-Semitic vandals

December 21, 2017 by  

Mana has been restored at a North Island primary school New Zealand.  Read more

1,000 teenagers help to unearth the past

December 21, 2017 by  

The spectacular remains of a 1,500-year-old (Byzantine Period) monastery and church decorated with mosaic floors and imported marble elements are currently being uncovered during large scale excavations conducted by the Israel Antiquities Authority in Beit Shemesh with the help of over 1,000 teenagers. Read more

Martin Place Chanukah

December 21, 2017 by  

Chanukah was celebrated in Sydney’s Martin Place with greetings came from the Premier of New South Wales in a letter read by Scott Farlow MLC, Parliamentary Secretary to the Premier and Leader of the House in the Legislative Council. Read more

New Zealand pop icon Lorde faces backlash for upcoming Israel concert

December 21, 2017 by  

Kiwi pop icon Lorde is facing backlash for scheduling a concert in Israel for 2018. Her fans demanding that she boycotts the country completely. Read more

The conflict over Jerusalem is ALL Obama’s was fault

December 21, 2017 by  

The US acted properly in vetoing a misguided Security Council resolution designed to undo President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Burning a flag won’t erase history

December 20, 2017 by  

On Saturday night in Brisbane there was a protest. People marched through the streets of the CBD under the protective guidance of the Queensland Police. Our great democratic society gives everyone this right, even if their messages are filled with hate. Read more

Great results in Perth

December 20, 2017 by  

Perth’s Carmel School is immensely proud of the successes and contributions achieved by all its students in 2017, most especially the graduates who have already shown themselves to be young men and women of integrity and perseverance. Read more

Port Phillip Council condemns anti-semitism

December 20, 2017 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission has hailed the historic motion condemning anti-Semitism that was passed unanimously by the Port Phillip Council. Read more

US vetoes UN resolution calling for withdrawal of Trump’s Jerusalem decision

December 20, 2017 by  

The U.S. vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital to be withdrawn. Read more

Ground-breaking Jewish/Christian/Muslim dialogue holds its 50th session

December 20, 2017 by  

The Australian National Dialogue of Christians, Muslims Jews (ANDCMJ) celebrated its 50th session by revisiting its history, discussing the concept of “light” in Christian, Jewish and Muslim liturgy and tradition, then lighting Chanukah candles and learning about the Jewish Festival of Lights, at Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue.

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Chanukah in the Vatican

December 20, 2017 by  

Jeremy Jones, Director of International and of Community Affairs for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC), celebrated the first night of Chanukah in an unusual, very special venue – the Vatican.

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Israel’s F-35 jet, now combat capable, is ‘not just a plane’

December 20, 2017 by  

After they were deemed combat capable earlier this month, the F-35 “Adir” stealth fighter jets promise to create system-wide change in the Israeli Air Force (IAF). Read more

White Supremacy Group Active in Canberra

December 20, 2017 by  

Residents across Canberra have been shocked to find leaflets promoting white supremacy in their letterboxes.

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New Zealand Pop icon set to perform in Israel in 2018

December 20, 2017 by  

New Zealand pop icon Lorde will play one concert in Tel Aviv next year. Read more

Taking anti-Semitism to the authorities

December 20, 2017 by  

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman has had a successful meeting with ACT Police and Planning Minister Mick Gentleman MLA and the ACT Chief Police Liaison Officer Allison Hutchinson following the recent spate of anti-social and anti-Semitic activities perpetrated against the Jewish community in Canberra.  Read more

A Kangarusski Chanukah

December 20, 2017 by  

Kangarusski friends and supporters joined together in Sydney to celebrate the miracle of Chanukah, the end of another good year and the spirit of our community. Read more

Andrews ask Netanyahu to review the Leifer case

December 19, 2017 by  

Victorian premier Daniel Andrews took an opportunity during his recent visit to Israel to ask Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to review the current process to extradite Malka Leifer wanted in Victoria on 74 charges for sexual abuse. Read more

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