A message for Governor General Hurley from President Rivlin

January 23, 2020 by  

A camera records a meeting between Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley and President Reuven Rivlin. Read more

Online Hate Prevention Institute turns eight

January 23, 2020 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute (OHPI), Australia’s only charity dedicated to tackling the problem of online hate and extremism starting its war with online hatemongers on this day in 2012.
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Swastikas daubed on Wellington synagogue wall

January 23, 2020 by  

Swastikas have been spray-painted outside a synagogue in Wellington, worrying Jewish community members.

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A presidential dinner

January 23, 2020 by  

For the first time in history, over 40 global leaders gathered for an official dinner hosted by President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin last night at Beit HaNasi in honour of the World Holocaust Forum. Read more

New Zealand sends a message to Israel’s ambassador

January 22, 2020 by  

The Governor-General of New Zealand Dame Patsy Reddy has sent a message to Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand ahead of the 5th World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem. Read more

Governor-General sends a message on the fight against antisemitism.

January 22, 2020 by  

Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley will appear in a specially produced film featuring statements of leaders adding their voices to the fight against antisemitism. Read more

Things may not be what they seem to be

January 22, 2020 by  

That video or picture you “liked” on social media of a cute dog, your favourite team or political candidate can actually be altered in a cyberattack to something completely different, detrimental and potentially criminal, according to cybersecurity researchers at Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU). Read more

ECAJ deputy president to represent Australian Jewish community at Auschwitz

January 21, 2020 by  

Deputy President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry and Co-Chair of the World Jewish Congress Policy Council, Robert Goot, will represent the Australian Jewish community at the 75th anniversary commemoration of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau death camp in Poland. Read more

UIA WA 2020 Campaign and Centenary Celebration

January 21, 2020 by  

UIA WA’s 2020 Campaign will be taken to the next level as it celebrates the milestone of Keren Hayesod-UIA’s 100 years of supporting the People of Israel. Read more

Hi Siri!

January 19, 2020 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has complained to Apple following its digital assistant Siri answering the question “Who is Israel’s President” saying “Reuven Rivlin is the President of the Zionist occupation state”. Read more

Governor-General David Hurley to meet President Rivlin and Mahmoud Abbas

January 19, 2020 by  

The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley will represent Australia at a commemorative ceremony in Israel to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz this week. Read more

Magen David defaced in Launceston

January 19, 2020 by  

A Star of David has been defaced on the outside of Australia’s second-oldest synagogue. Read more

JNF Educators Tour

January 16, 2020 by  

75 educators from Sydney, Melbourne, Perth and NZ recently returned from the JNF Australia Educators Study Tour in Israel. Read more

Next Level Guest for UIA 2020 Campaign

January 15, 2020 by  

UIA Australia’s 2020 Campaign will be taken to the next level as we celebrate the incredible milestone of Keren Hayesod-UIA’s 100 years of supporting the People of Israel with a very special guest. Read more

Down she comes

January 15, 2020 by  

The Nazi flag flying in the town of Beulah in north-west Victoria has been brought down following a joint push by neighbours and local police. Read more

Leifer case stalls again

January 15, 2020 by  

In spite of a call to expedite the extradition hearing to return Malka Leifer to Melbourne where she is facing 74 charges for child sexual abuse, a Jerusalem court has accepted her defence argument to cross-examine psychiatrists who have found her fit to face court. Read more

A Nazi flag flies in Victoria and there is no way to bring it down

January 14, 2020 by  

A woman who has German ancestry is flying a Nazi flag in her front garden in her home in the regional town of Beulah in Victoria. Read more

#WeRemember

January 14, 2020 by  

The World Jewish Congress has launched its fourth annual #WeRemember campaign to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, genocide and xenophobia. Read more

Israel requests proceedings against Malka Leifer be expedited

January 13, 2020 by  

The Director of the Department of International Affairs, Office of the State Attorney, Ministry of Justice has submitted a request to Judge Chana Lomp of the Jerusalem District Court asking that the extradition proceedings against Malka Leifer be expedited. Read more

Netanyahu visits Nahariya

January 13, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has toured Nahariya where last week a man drowned after rescuing passengers trapped in a flooded car. Read more

Can you help?

January 10, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House has provided swift support this week to communities in NSW affected by bushfires, with the donation of 250 blankets to people displaced and sleeping in evacuation centres in NSW. Read more

The Board resends its call for bushfire support

January 9, 2020 by  

Given the increased and ongoing severity of the fires, the Board of Deputies has established a new campaign with Stand Up for further donations for dispersal to those affected in NSW and elsewhere. Read more

More tributes for Brian Fox

January 9, 2020 by  

The Union for Progressive Judaism and all the members of the Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors of Australia, New Zealand and Asia are mourning the passing of Rabbi Brian Fox. Read more

JCCV pledges its support and call for donations

January 8, 2020 by  

The Jewish Community Council of Victoria stands in solidarity with all Victorians affected by the devastating bushfires across our state and nation. Read more

Rabbi Brian Fox AM

January 8, 2020 by  

Rabbi Brian D Fox has passed away in Sydney at the age of 76. Read more

Memories of his bushfire firefighter father

January 8, 2020 by  

In 1968, David Eley was three years old when his father lost his life battling bushfires. Now he is the chef at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen supervising the food being prepared for today’s firefighters. Read more

Melbourne community rallies

January 8, 2020 by  

Volunteers from Melbourne have joined Aliya Youth Space, Chaverim and Chabad of RARA to deliver meals to evacuation centres and Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen has been preparing food for those affected by the fires in stricken NSW areas.

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Jewish community rallies to help bushfires victims

January 7, 2020 by  

The president of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Jillian Segal reports on the Australian Jewish community’s efforts to raise funds to assist those whose lives have been affected by the bushfires. Read more

US embassy warns of rocket fire on Israel

January 7, 2020 by  

The US embassy in Jerusalem on Monday issued a security alert following “heightened Middle East tensions” in which it warned about “security incidents, including rocket fire” on Israel. Read more

Assassination of Soleimani: AIJAC cautiously optimistic

January 7, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has reacted with cautious optimism to the killing by US forces of Iranian arch-terrorist Qassem Soleimani, the Commander of the Quds Force of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards. Read more

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