NSW Labor calls on premier and deputy premier to act on neo-Nazis identified in ABC doco from National Party

October 14, 2018 by  

NSW Labor today called on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro to act on neo-Nazis –  identified in an ABC documentary this weekend – from the ranks of the NSW Nationals. Read more

The Technion and Intel to inaugurate joint centre for Artificial Intelligence

October 14, 2018 by  

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Intel Corporation have inaugurated a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) . Read more

Great year for BJE

October 14, 2018 by  

The NSW Board of Jewish Education has reported a very successful year. Read more

World Jewish Congress: UNHRC elections demonstrate ‘clear and deep’ need for reform across the board

October 14, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer has said that the United Nations Human Rights Council’s elections, in which the number of countries running equaled the number of seats available, demonstrated “a clear and deep need for reform to both the structure and priorities” of the UN’s top human rights body. Read more

First Israeli lunar spacecraft enters home stretch in preparation for launch

October 12, 2018 by  

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL said today that its lunar spacecraft, the first in Israel’s history, is currently in advanced trial stages that test its ability to meet environmental conditions in space.

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“An attack on the Jews of Denmark is an attack on all of Denmark” – Danish PM

October 12, 2018 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has attended a ceremony at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen marking the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Jews of Denmark. Read more

AIJAC meet the PM

October 12, 2018 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC) National Chairman Mark Leibler, Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein and longstanding supporter Solomon Lew have met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Read more

Around the corner…The Jewish International Film Festival

October 11, 2018 by  

The Jewish International Film Festival kicks off in two weeks in Sydney (23 Oct – 21 Nov) and Melbourne (24 Oct – 21 Nov), followed by Canberra (1 – 11 Nov), Perth (7 – 18 Nov) and Brisbane (8 – 18 Nov).

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New Zealanders Celebrate Israel70 and Aliyah

October 11, 2018 by  

Kiwis from all over New Zealand gathered at the Waipuna Lodge in Auckland this past weekend to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the reestablishment of the State of Israel and Aliyah. Read more

Politicians visit Israel

October 11, 2018 by  

Senator Jonathon Duniam (Liberal, Tasmania) and Dimitry Palmer, Vice-President of the NSW Young Liberal Movement, spoke about their experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Authority at an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council event in Sydney as part of AIJAC’s Rambam program. Read more

Liberals and Labor in agreement

October 11, 2018 by  

The Labor candidate for next week’s Wentworth by-election has praised the federal government’s announcement granting $2.2 million to improve security arrangements for the Jewish community in New South Wales. Read more

Meeting Her Majesty

October 11, 2018 by  

Israel’s President and Mrs Rivlin have met Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark at the Amalienborg Palace. Read more

$2.2 million government grant for NSW security

October 10, 2018 by  

The Liberal candidate for Wentworth in the upcoming by-election Dave Sharma visited the Community Security Group where he announced the federal government’s $2.2 million grant for The Council for Jewish Community Security in NSW.  Read more

Rivlin visits bereaved families

October 10, 2018 by  

Shortly before departing on an official visit to Denmark, President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin yesterday paid condolence calls on the families of Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel ז”ל  and Ziv Hajbi ז”ל who were murdered in the terrorist attack at the Barkan industrial area on Monday. Read more

New Race Discrimination Commissioner

October 8, 2018 by  

Victorian commercial property lawyer Chin Leong Tan has been appointed as the new Race Discrimination Commissioner.  Read more

Cinema for the Soul

October 8, 2018 by  

Cinema for the Soul is bringing the Jewish community together to support couples who are struggling with infertility. Read more

Wentworth candidates in forum

October 7, 2018 by  

Three of the candidates in the Wentworth by-election will appear in a moderated forum at the The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies plenum. Read more

Sydney counts down to 2018 Shabbat Project

October 5, 2018 by  

Now the high holy days have been and gone, momentum is building for the Shabbat Project in Sydney now three weeks away on 26th– 27th October. Read more

WJC presents UN program with petition signed by more than 22,000 condemning Hamas’ environmental crimes

October 4, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer has presented a petition signed by more than 22,000 people worldwide to Deputy Director of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Jamal Ahmad, condemning Hamas for causing severe environmental damage to southern Israel.
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Rabbi officiates at rain prayer service

October 4, 2018 by  

At a multi-faith prayer service in Canberra officiated by Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, seven religious leaders offered their own rain prayer/supplication/ritual in support of our Australian farmers suffering from a dreadful drought. Read more

ADC slams Malaysian leader

October 3, 2018 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission has condemned Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad for describing Jews as “hook-nosed” and blaming Israel for creating the troubles in the Middle East. Read more

Real Madrid’s invite to Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi

October 3, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer sent a letter Sunday to Florentino Pérez, President of Real Madrid, and José Ángel Sánchez, CEO of Real Madrid, to voice concern over the football club’s invitation to Palestinian activist Ahed Tamimi, who advocates violence against the State of Israel, to be an honored guest at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium over the weekend. Read more

IDF pays tribute to Charles Aznavour

October 3, 2018 by  

In a Twitter post the IDF wrote of Aznavour “His music and strong bond with Israel and the Jewish people touched the lives of many”. Read more

Minister calls for Olympic suspension of Jibril Rajoub

October 3, 2018 by  

The day before the convening of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in Buenos Aires, Israel’s Minster of Strategic Affairs and Public Diplomacy Gilad Erdan sent a letter to Thomas Bach, President of the IOC, calling for the suspension of Jibril Rajoub from the IOC.

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Netanyahu talks with Nikki Haley

September 30, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley in New York where he had been attending  the UN General Assembly. Read more

Corbyn gets no support from Secord

September 28, 2018 by  

Deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary friends of Israel and Labor Israel Action Committee patron Walt Secord says he completely disagreed with UK Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn and his views on recognising Palestine. Read more

Netanyahu exposes secret sites in Teheran and Beirut

September 28, 2018 by  

Israel’s prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed the United Nations General Assembly inviting the head of the International Atomic Energy Agency to inspect nuclear warehouses in Teheran. Read more

Netanyahu declines UNESCO invitation to participate in UN Conference on Antisemitism

September 27, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has declined an invitation from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to participate in a conference on antisemitism at the United Nations. Read more

‘World leaders must not remain silent in the face of antisemitism’

September 27, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder spoke Wednesday at a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) event held on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, on the power of education in preventing racism and discrimination, with a focus on antisemitism. Read more

Making hay for drought-stricken farmers

September 26, 2018 by  

Dr Jerry Schwartz has pledged to support Australia’s embattled farmers by donating the profits from his first night as owner of the new Four Points by Sheraton at Sydney’s Central Park. Read more

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