The Sydney Jewish Writers Festival

July 20, 2018 by  

The Shalom │ Sydney Jewish Writers Festival (SJWF) returns in August 2018 with a diverse range of international guests, local talent and timeless tales of survival and triumph.

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Liberal Friends of Israel to be launched in Victoria

July 19, 2018 by  

Always a consistent advocate for the State of Israel, the Liberal Party has announced the launch the Liberal Friends of Israel. Read more

Community will acknowledge centenary of Monash knighthood

July 19, 2018 by  

Although recent attempts for a posthumous elevation to Field Marshall for Sir John Monash appear to have been stymied, the Victorian Jewish community will hold a celebratory lunch at the St Kilda Shule hall on Sunday 5th August to mark 100 years since the knighthood of Sir John Monash. Read more

Scopus students bring music to cancer patients

July 18, 2018 by  

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College students has brought music to patients receiving treatment for cancer at Box Hill Hospital Read more

AIJAC sees an improvement in the ABC

July 17, 2018 by  

Dr Colin Rubenstein, executive director The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, believes that ABC improved its reporting on the flashpoint in Gaza on the weekend. Read more

It’s never too late for a bar mitzvah

July 17, 2018 by  

Last week Grant Duffey celebrated his bar mitzvah in his 60s at the Chabad Centre for Jewish life in North Qld  Cairns. Read more

Netanyau meets community close to Gaza border

July 17, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with local council heads from the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip* in Sderot. Read more

Walt Secord meets Darwin Jewry

July 16, 2018 by  

NSW Labor frontbencher and deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel, Walt Secord recently met with members of Darwin’s tiny informal Jewish community.
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Danby’s office vandalised

July 15, 2018 by  

Anti-Israel extremists have defaced the office of Labor MP Michael Danby’s electoral office in Melbourne’s St Kilda sometime on Saturday night. Read more

AJA slams ABC “bias”

July 15, 2018 by  

The Australian Jewish Association has slammed the ABC following its TV news report on the weekend’s rocket and mortar attack on Israel and Israel’s retaliation. Read more

Tipster banned by ESPN AFL footy competition

July 15, 2018 by  

International mega sports media company ESPN has removed a participant in its AFL footy tips competition who had registered his screen name “Burnthejews” and has banned the person from reregistering. Read more

Israel under fire

July 15, 2018 by  

Three people were injured when a mortar fired from Gaza hit a house in the town of Sderot at around 6:30 p.m Saturday evening. Read more

Dave Sharma talks to the Liberal Friends of Israel

July 15, 2018 by  

The Liberal Friends of Israel has hosted former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma in Sydney. Read more

Hungarian football club dedicates match against Israeli club to legendary Holocaust-era coach who saved Jewish lives

July 13, 2018 by  

The Hungarian football team Ferencváros Torna Club (FTC), in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ), held an unprecedented tribute to a Holocaust-era hero on Thursday prior to its UEFA Europa League Qualifier Match against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Groupama Stadium in Budapest. Read more

Two children battling cancer join Netanyahus at the World Cup

July 11, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara surprised two Israeli children inviting  them to join them in watching the World Cup semi-final match between England and Croatia in Moscow. Read more

Chelsea Football Club and World Jewish Congress launch first stage of Red Card for Hate

July 10, 2018 by  

Chelsea Football Club and The World Jewish Congress today launched the international Pitch for Hope competition, the first stage of a three-pronged joint initiative on combating the widespread phenomenon of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and anti-Semitism in sports, under the banner Red Card for Hate. Read more

Michael Danby: ECAJ says he will leave “a great void”

July 10, 2018 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has added its voice to this who will miss Michael Danby’s presence in federal parliament. Read more

Mossad operation recovers Eli Cohen’s watch in Syria

July 9, 2018 by  

Following a recent secret operation, Israel’s Mossad has returned to Israel the wristwatch of the late Mossad fighter Eli Cohen.  Read more

AIJAC thanks Danby

July 6, 2018 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has praised Michael Danby who yesterday announced his retirement from federal parliament. Read more

Rabbi Milecki has his say

July 6, 2018 by  

Last week the NSW Court of Appeal ruled that the administrator of the now defunct South Head Synagogue had legally had terminated the employment of Rabbi Benzion Milecki. The rabbi has now released a statement. Read more

Holocaust documentor Claude Lanzmann dead at 92

July 6, 2018 by  

World-renowned filmmaker and director Claude Lanzmann passed away earlier today at the age of 92 in France. Read more

Aussie students to attend Technion’s exclusive SciTech program

July 6, 2018 by  

Six Australian High School students from Sydney’s Moriah College and Masada College will leave for Israel next week to take part in SciTech- Technion’s exclusive International Summer Science Camp. Read more

Jewish business network launched in Melbourne

July 6, 2018 by  

Jewellery retailer and designer Paul Rubinstein and Feldenkrais method therapist Josh Balbin have launched Jewish business networking group Gesheft in Melbourne.  Read more

Michael Danby’s parliamentary’s career drawing to its end

July 5, 2018 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby will not stand for re-election for his beloved Melbourne Ports at next year’s general election. Read more

Maccabi invites you to Mexico

July 5, 2018 by  

Nominations will open on Friday for athletes to join the Australian Team heading to Mexico City for the Pan American Maccabi Games in July, 2019. Read more

UIA Isaac Herzog events photo gallery

July 5, 2018 by  

Did you attend a UIA event hosting Isaac Herzog?    A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

First Jewish organisation commits to the National Redress Scheme

July 4, 2018 by  

The Australian Government has welcomed the announcement that Sydney-based charity Jewish House NSW will join the National Redress Scheme. Read more

Israeli to chair UN Human Rights Committee

July 4, 2018 by  

Yuval Shany, the Hersch Lauterpacht Chair in Public International Law at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, has been selected to lead the United Nation’s Human Rights Committee.  Read more

Anti-Semitism must be a priority on the global human rights agenda

July 3, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress has strongly welcomed the first-of-its-kind joint statement on addressing anti-Semitism delivered by Hungary on Monday to the United Nations Human Rights Council’s 38th Session in Geneva. Read more

Australia withdraws funds to Palestinian program

July 3, 2018 by  

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has announced that the Australian Government has discontinued funding to the World Bank’s Multi-Donor Trust Fund for the Palestinian Recovery and Development Program. Read more

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