Why the Magnitsky Act is important for Australia

December 11, 2018 by  

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Most Australians were unfamiliar with Ukraine prior to the missile shooting down Malaysian Airlines MH17. Read more

Despite UN vote, Palestinian terror is still a losing strategy

December 11, 2018 by  

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The U.N. General Assembly narrowly defeated a resolution last Thursday that would have condemned Hamas for its terror campaign against Israel…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

Is a person who has left Judaism still Jewish? Ask the rabbi

December 10, 2018 by  

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Rabbi Raymond Apple served for 32 years as the chief minister of the Great Synagogue, Sydney, Australia’s oldest and most prestigious congregation. He is now retired and lives in Jerusalem where he answers interesting questions. Read more

Feintooner

December 10, 2018 by  

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This week’s cartoon:  Tunnel Vision Read more

UN-Hamas day of infamy mars Trump-Israel day of celebration

December 9, 2018 by  

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December 6, 2018, marks the day the United Nations General Assembly (“UNGA”) infamously sold its soul to evil by failing to agree on whether a resolution condemning Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza required two-thirds – or simple – majority vote…writes David Singer. Read more

Danon: ‘We don’t play defence anymore at the UN’

December 9, 2018 by  

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It is no secret that the United Nations has long been viewed as a hotbed of anti-Israel sentiment. Read more

Through rapid raids, IDF’s special forces to play critical role in future war with Hezbollah

December 9, 2018 by  

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At the end of November, the Israeli military’s Commando Brigade held a secretive war exercise, which sheds light on how Israel is preparing new capabilities against Hezbollah and Hamas. Read more

Amid rising antisemitism in Europe, are Jews now safer in the East than the West?

December 9, 2018 by  

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The October attack on the Tree of Life*Or L’Simcha Synagogue in Pittsburgh has put a renewed spotlight on anti-Semitism in the United States, which has seen an uptick in recent years…writes Sean Savage/JNS. Read more

Hezbollah’s war on Israel takes precedence over the war on Bibi

December 9, 2018 by  

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Maybe you thought that the discovery of tunnels built by Hezbollah under the border between Lebanon and Israel would generate a full-scale debate about the deadly nature of the threat from the terror group and its Iranian masters…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS. Read more

On the other hand

December 8, 2018 by  

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We are in the midst of commemorating Chanukah when we remember the miracles which occurred during the liberation of Judea and the rededication of the Temple in our Capital of Jerusalem. Read more

JNF Eurovision Mission [Ad]

December 7, 2018 by  

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Amid Hezbollah counter-tunnel operations, IDF must be ‘ready for deterioration,’ says ex-defence official

December 7, 2018 by  

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As the Israel Defense Forces plough ahead with an operation to expose and destroy a network of Hezbollah tunnels snaking their way into northern Israel from Lebanon, the military must also be prepared for the risk of a sudden escalation with the powerful Shi’ite terrorist organization, a former senior defence official told JNS. Read more

Ulysses

December 7, 2018 by  

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Judaism has engaged and locked horns with Greek culture for thousands of years. Alexander the Great was welcomed in 332 BCE…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

Mixed messages…writes Michael Kuttner

December 7, 2018 by  

It is not always easy to decide whether expressions of appreciation are genuine messages of solidarity or merely politically expedient and opportunist attempts to curry support. Read more

NZ “aids terror” at UN as US-led resolution condemning Hamas fails

December 7, 2018 by  

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New Zealand voted for a historic United States-led resolution against Hamas terror at the United Nations, along with 87 other countries. There were 36 abstentions and 57 nations voted against the resolution. Read more

The hypocrisy of Hanukkah at the UN

December 6, 2018 by  

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Hanukkah (or Chanukah, or other spellings) is a Hebrew word meaning ‘rededication’. Read more

Mishpacha

December 5, 2018 by  

Follow the adventures of a Jewish family some of whom you might recognise… Read more

Trump stand shames UN rejection of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

December 5, 2018 by  

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December 6 marks the first anniversary of President Trump’s historic and ground-breaking announcement to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and move the American Embassy to Jerusalem…writes David Singer. Read more

Feintooner

December 4, 2018 by  

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A Chanukah greeting from Feintooner… Read more

Ask the rabbi

December 4, 2018 by  

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Ask the Rabbi on Chanukah. Read more

The Steinsaltz Chumash: a book review by Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen

December 3, 2018 by  

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Traditionally J-Wire does not review obvious religious publications such as prayer books and bibles. Read more

Silent majority needs encouragement in fight against antisemitism

December 1, 2018 by  

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For anyone unaware of Europe’s anti-Semitism problem, CNN’s “Anti-Semitism in Europe Poll 2018,” released this week, would have made for grim reading on many levels. Read more

Mishpacha

December 1, 2018 by  

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Follow the adventures of a Jewish family with some of whom you may well recognise… Read more

Bennett and Bibi’s election boo-boo?

December 1, 2018 by  

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“The best-laid plans of mice and men often go awry.” – Robert Burns (1759-1796)

Given the emerging realities in Israel’s political landscape, the danger to right-wing incumbency entailed in early elections might well be considerably less than those entailed in postponing them. Read more

On the other hand

December 1, 2018 by  

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At the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Forum which I attended recently in Jerusalem presentations were made by various experts on the latest innovations and developments taking place in Israel…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Boycott Hanukah

November 30, 2018 by  

Captain Charles Cunningham Boycott was a protestant land agent in Ireland in the second half of the eighteenth century.
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Can you be concerned for Australia’s environment and also concerned for the safety of Australians?..asks Michael Danby

November 30, 2018 by  

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My answer is a definite “YES!’ I have deliberately withheld this strong policy attack on the Green Political Party’s weakness on counter-terrorism.

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International amnesia

November 30, 2018 by  

There are two very important events commemorated in Israel at the end of November which the rest of the world have either deliberately wiped from their collective memory or conveniently decided to distort…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The lethal error in appeasing Iran

November 30, 2018 by  

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When the Obama-brokered Iran nuclear deal was signed in 2015, one of the many spurious reasons offered for that agreement was that it would help the supposedly moderate Iranian President Hassan Rouhani draw the sting of the Islamic regime’s extremism…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Jordan-Israel peace agenda trumps PLO-UN war agenda

November 30, 2018 by  

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Jordan and Israel are becoming enmeshed in a bi-national agenda requiring urgent direct negotiations – which if successfully concluded – could end the 100-years old Jewish-Arab conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

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