In Knesset address, Pence declares embassy will move to Jerusalem next year

January 23, 2018 by  

In a historic address to the Israeli Knesset on Monday, Vice President Mike Pence pledged that the U.S. would move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “before the end of next year.” Read more

Mike Pence takes a ‘victory lap’ in Israel after Jerusalem policy changes

January 23, 2018 by  

Vice President Mike Pence is using his trip to the Middle East this week as an opportunity to tout the Trump administration’s recent policy changes on Jerusalem…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

A new rabbi for the ACT Jewish community

January 23, 2018 by  

Rabbi Shimon Eddi has been appointed the new Rabbi for the ACT Jewish Community. Read more

Next Generation of Jewish Leaders

January 23, 2018 by  

Yesod participants and Jewish Care Victoria board members came together to celebrate a year of inspiration, learning, and success at an end of year celebration.  Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns neo-Nazi activities in Poland

January 23, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO Robert Singer has welcomed the Polish government’s swift condemnation of fascist activities over the weekend, following an undercover television report revealed a neo-Nazi group celebrating Hitler and burning swastikas. Read more

Israeli cycling academy makes local history

January 23, 2018 by  

Calling it “a historic moment for Israeli sports and a great honour,” Israel’s first ever professional team, Israel Cycling Academy, has proudly accepted an invitation to participate in the Giro d’Italia, one of the world’s most significant sporting events, scheduled to begin in Jerusalem on May 4th. Read more

Meet Shira Nussdorf

January 23, 2018 by  

Shira Nussdorf talks to Henry Greener on all three segments about her shtick as a community building journey Read more

An Israeli Carmen

January 23, 2018 by  

After a sell-out season in 2016, John Bell’s vibrant production of Bizet’s Carmen, featuring gypsy girls and bull-fighting boys in eye-popping colours, returns to the Sydney Opera House next month. Read more

Master of all the facts

January 23, 2018 by  

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair described Sydney-born broadcaster Ed Doolan as “the master of the facts”. Ed Doolan, a well-loved Sydney personality in his youth, passed away last week at 76. Read more

Is there a religious revival?…ask the rabbi

January 22, 2018 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple give his point of review. Read more

Sophie Caplan: 1933-2018

January 22, 2018 by  

Australia has lost Holocaust survivor and historian Sophie Caplan who died last week in Sydney’s Montefiore Home. Read more

NYT: US embassy could relocate to Jerusalem in 2019

January 22, 2018 by  

After Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last week predicted the U.S. Embassy in Israel would be relocated to Jerusalem within a year, President Donald Trump countered that estimate. The New York Times now reports that the White House is indeed pushing full steam ahead with the embassy’s relocation. Read more

Israel’s annual anti-Semitism report: ‘Mein Kampf’ now German bestseller

January 22, 2018 by  

Israel’s Minister of Diaspora Affairs Naftali Bennett has presented the Jewish state’s annual report on global anti-Semitism to the Israeli government. The report demonstrated that anti-Semitism is on the rise in several notable areas, particularly in Europe. Read more

State memorial service for Barry Cohen

January 22, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Opposition leader Bill Shorten will speak at a State Memorial for former Labor minister Barry Cohen. Read more

Feintooner

January 22, 2018 by  

Ministry of Truth…this week’s cartoon. Read more

Victoria Government House Open Day

January 22, 2018 by  

Bring along a picnic and enjoy the grounds and surrounds of Victoria’s historic Government House as part of an Open Day on Australia Day, Friday, 26 January 2018. Read more

PLO ditches Trump, undermines future UN and EU support…writes David Singer

January 21, 2018 by  

PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s extraordinary two-hour-long anti-American and Jew-hating diatribe delivered on January 14 must inevitably see… Read more

Why honouring the ‘Founders’ still matters…writes Ric Benjamin

January 21, 2018 by  

Our citizenship saga around the intent of Section 44 in the Australian Constitution and the on-going saga about gun control in the US around the wording of the 2nd Amendment to their Constitution have opened up a debate about how we should deal with our founding legal documents. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

January 20, 2018 by  

While the rest of the world continues to obsess over what we may or may not do Israel gets on with innovating, assisting and making the planet a better place. Read more

Israel’s embassy in Amman back to normal

January 19, 2018 by  

Israel and Jordan have reached an agreement following the incident in Amman involving an Israeli diplomat on July 23, 2017 and the incident in which a Jordanian judge was killed on March 10, 2014. Read more

Tunnel vision…writes Michael Kuttner

January 19, 2018 by  

Tunnels have been in the news recently. Read more

Chelsea Football Club joins World Jewish Congress #WeRemember Campaign to Combat Anti-Semitism

January 19, 2018 by  

The Chelsea Football Club has joined the World Jewish Congress’ #WeRemember campaign, as part of its own long-term educational initiative to raise awareness of the persisting phenomenon of anti-Semitism in sports. Read more

PM Netanyahu and Moshe Holtzberg Visit Chabad House in Mumbai

January 19, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited the Chabad House in Mumbai accompanying 11-yr-old Moshe Holtzberg, who lost his parents in the 26 November 2008 terrorist attack on the building. Read more

IDF carries out manhunt in Jenin to apprehend terrorists behind drive-by shooting

January 19, 2018 by  

The IDF carried out a manhunt in the Palestinian-controlled city of Jenin on Wednesday night to apprehend suspects in the drive-by shooting terror attack that killed Rabbi Raziel Shevach of the Havat Gilad settlement last week. Read more

Trump says embassy will not move to Jerusalem within one year

January 19, 2018 by  

President Donald Trump said he does not expect the U.S. Embassy in Israel to move from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within a year, contradicting comments made by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday. Read more

Feb-21 Sydney: Meet chef Michael Rantissi

January 19, 2018 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue is providing an exclusive opportunity to see award-winning chef, Michael Rantissi demonstrate some of the delicious dishes from his new book and taste the results. Read more

A rare opportunity to see one of Sydney’s top chefs in action

January 19, 2018 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue is providing an exclusive opportunity to see award-winning chef, Michael Rantissi demonstrate some of the delicious dishes from his new book and taste the results. Read more

Feb-11/12 Perth: AAJS conference

January 19, 2018 by  

The Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS) 30th annual conference at Curtin University. Read more

AAJS conference in Perth

January 19, 2018 by  

The Australian Association for Jewish Studies (AAJS) will hold its 30th annual conference at Curtin University next month in Perth. Read more

Holocaust Survivors Anthem from Vilnius, Lithuania

January 19, 2018 by  

With the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day only 10 days away, each day offers new recordings of The Holocaust Survivors’ Anthem, Zog Nit Keynmol.  Read more

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