The predictable liberal response to Pence

January 31, 2018 by  

Listening to U.S. Vice President Mike Pence’s address to the Knesset was a euphoric experience…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

January 31, 2018 by  

She has canvassed politicians in Australia and Israel to have alleged chid sexual abuser Malka Leifer extradited to Australia to face 74 charges, but survivor Dassi Ehrlich has learned the Israel former principal pf Melbourne’s Adass Israel school has once again successfully avoided the extradition hearing. Read more

Jews and Poles don’t need to be enemies…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org

Jews and Poles spent most of the first half of the 20th century at each other’s throats. Must they continue on the same destructive path as we head further into the 21st century? Read more

Ireland postpones controversial bill banning trade with settlements after Israel issues protest

January 31, 2018 by  

The Irish Senate postponed a vote on a controversial bill that would criminalize trade with Israeli settlements just hours after the Israeli government protested the measure. Read more

Israel’s finance minister to meet Palestinian prime minister to boost economic cooperation

January 31, 2018 by  

Israeli Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will meet with Palestinian Authority (PA) Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah in an effort to boost economic cooperation, according to Israeli media reports. Read more

Why polls on a Palestinian state are a mirage

January 31, 2018 by  

Ever wonder why polls consistently show that a large portion of the Israeli public supports creating a Palestinian state?…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

WJC leader meets the Pope

January 31, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder met with Pope Francis at the Vatican yesterday together with a delegation of senior WJC leaders from around the world, and thanked him for his dedication to Middle East peace, for speaking out against anti-Semitism, and strengthening Jewish-Catholic relations. Read more

The CJC launches tree project

January 31, 2018 by  

The Commonwealth Jewish Council has launched a Commonwealth wide initiative of Jewish communities to support the adoption in every Commonwealth country of the Queen’s Commonwealth Canopy (QCC) project by the Commonwealth Summit in April. Read more

The Sydney Jewish Museum remembers and recalls the Holocaust

January 31, 2018 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum together with the Australian Association of Jewish Holocaust Survivors and Descendants (AAJHSD) has commemorated U.N. International Holocaust Remembrance Day and the Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Permanent exhibition on the trial of Adolf Eichmann

January 31, 2018 by  

A new permanent exhibition at the Ghetto Fighters’ House Museum has opened in a kibbutz in Western Galilee entitled Facing the Glass Booth: The Trial of Adolf Eichmann. Read more

NIF launches emergency fund for asylum seekers in Israel

January 30, 2018 by  

The New Israel Fund (NIF) Australia announced it is launching a $20,000 emergency fund for asylum seekers currently living in Israel. Read more

Arabs are torch-bearers for Nazi anti-Semitism

January 30, 2018 by  

On the day that the world commemorated the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp, the U.K. liberal newspaper The Guardian declared in an editorial : “The Arabs, meanwhile, cannot be blamed for feeling that Europe’s blood debt to the Jews was paid with what they see as their territory.” writes Lyn Julius/JNS.org. Read more

Israel cannot deny the reality that BDS is in decline

January 30, 2018 by  

Recently, I’ve been nursing some concerns about the way the Israeli government is handling its response to the BDS campaign against the Jewish state, and with it the wider challenges of anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism in the Western world…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Netanyahu meets Putin

January 30, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow. Read more

Spare us your Holocaust hypocrisy

January 30, 2018 by  

Last Saturday was International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The date, which commemorates the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945, is the one most of the world uses to remember the Shoah, even if Israel and most Jewish communities primarily employ another date a week after Passover in the Hebrew calendar for Yom HaShoah. Read more

Seen at the Australian of Year ceremony

January 29, 2018 by  

Victorian Senior Australian of the Year Professor Paul Zimmet was nominated as the national Senior Australian of the Year… Read more

Bill Shorten: history’s most atrocious crime

January 29, 2018 by  

Australia’s opposition leader Bill Shorten reflects on the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Creating strong foundations with Shabbat playgroup

January 29, 2018 by  

Our Jewish sense of identity starts from a young age, and Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel’s Shabbat Playgroup aims to create those strong foundations early on in life. Read more

A spirit to raise your spirts

January 29, 2018 by  

Why do Chasidim drink whiskey on a Yahrzeit?….ask the rabbi. Read more

1,000 in a road race in Bologna to mark IHRD

January 29, 2018 by  

More than 1,000 people joined together in Bologna on Sunday for a remembrance road race passing through Jewish historical sites, including those of Holocaust remembrance, as part of a series of events in Italy marking International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Proposed Polish law “historical obfuscation”

January 29, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress has strongly objected to a proposed new Polish law which would criminalise suggestions that Poland was responsible for Nazis crimes, calling it “an act of historical obfuscation and an attack on democracy.” Read more

Feintooner

January 29, 2018 by  

John Kerry’s advice to Abbas…this week’s cartoon from Feintooner. Read more

Secord’s bipartisan support for Sydney Jewish Museum’s Shoah education programs

January 28, 2018 by  

NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord has thrown his bi-partisan support behind a State Government pledge to work with the Sydney Jewish Museum on its Holocaust awareness and education programs. Read more

Jerusalem revisited

January 28, 2018 by  

Quite a chain of events have been crystallising over the past few weeks indeed…writes Ron Weiser. Read more

Malcolm Turnbull’s message for International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2018 by  

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull tweeted his IHRD message. Read more

WJC praises Donald Trump’s tribute to the 6,000,000

January 28, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has praised US President Donald Trump’s “poignant and respectful” tribute to the six million Jews who were murdered at the hands of the Nazis during World War II, and underscored the critical nature of Holocaust education and remembrance. Read more

Why is there opposition to a Qatar investigation?

January 28, 2018 by  

In response to my recent op-ed about Qatar in The Hill titled “Why is Qatar being blockaded and isolated,” several critics have deliberately distorted my views…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

Tefillin wrap

January 28, 2018 by  

On Sunday February 4, Emanuel Synagogue will be participating in the World Wide Wrap from 9:00am. Read more

A stellar line up for UIA Victoria campaign

January 28, 2018 by  

In this very special year of celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday, UIA Victoria will host a stellar line up for its 2018 campaign. Read more

Remains of Earliest Modern Human Outside of Africa Unearthed in Israel


January 28, 2018 by  

A jawbone complete with teeth recently discovered at Israel’s Misliya cave has now been dated to 177,000-194,000 years ago. The finding indicates that modern humans were present in the Levant at least 50,000 years earlier than previously thought. Read more

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