A history of Jews in the military

March 26, 2017 by  

Mark Dapin’s new book Jewish Anzacs: Jews in the Australian Military will be released next month. Read more

A Hebrew Uni experience

March 26, 2017 by  

In early January 2017, Jennifer Keene left Melbourne for the three-week ‘Mishpatim’ course at Hebrew University. This survey course in Israeli and international law would earn her one course credit for her Juris Doctor law studies at the University of Melbourne… Read more

Birds of a feather, united by terror…writes Michael Kuttner

March 24, 2017 by  

They may fight each other and disagree on tactics but there is one thing guaranteed to unite them and that is hatred for Israel. Read more

Legacy of UNRWA

March 24, 2017 by  

A video is about The UNRWA Legacy. Read more

Jewish-Muslim comedy debate

The Not-So Holy Comedy Debate at Melbourne Town Hall, co-hosted by the Jewish Community Council of Victoria and the Islamic Council of Victoria, with the Topic “North vs.South: North is better than the South”, with Ayman Islam, ICV General Manager and David Marlow, JCCV Executive Director opening the Event…a video report. Read more

Israel up in smoke: middle class myths about marijuana use

March 23, 2017 by  

Earlier this month, the Israeli Cabinet approved the decriminalised use of marijuana…writes Gidon Ben-Zvi.

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Trump can broker Israel-Jordan deal but no Israel-PLO agreement

March 23, 2017 by  

President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – Jason Greenblatt – has returned from his wide-ranging meetings in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Amman and Jericho with zero prospects of Trump brokering a deal between Israel and the PLO…writes David Singer. Read more

Land of Mine – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

March 22, 2017 by  

A story about removal of land mines doesn’t make for easy viewing but this fine film is more about hope than hell.

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On religious extremism…writes Isi Leibler

March 21, 2017 by  

It is ironic that with Jewish observance and spiritual values at unprecedentedly high levels in Israeli society, the established religious leadership has sunk to its lowest nadir. Read more

Richard Gere’s stunning pro-Palestinian hypocrisy

March 21, 2017 by  

Diplomats never pretend to be experts on acting, yet for some reason actors constantly present themselves as experts on international affairs. Hollywood award ceremonies are now dominated by awardees delivering pretentious political diatribes. Read more

Koran is negative to Jews?…ask the rabbi

March 20, 2017 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers the question… Read more

An American resits his driving test in Israel

March 19, 2017 by  

It’s akin to déjà vu on acid, being a 43-year-old driver’s student. The last time I sat through a lesson on defensive driving, the Los Angeles Police Department was caught on video behaving badly – firing a taser into Rodney King’s spine and beating him down with batons for good measure…writes Gidon Ben-Zvi. Read more

UIA NSW Gala Event: Photo Gallery

March 19, 2017 by  

Did you attend the UIA NSW Gala Event at which Canadian former prime minister Stephen Harper spoke?…a J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

UIA NSW Major Donors: A J-Wire photo gallery

March 19, 2017 by  

Did you attend the UIA NSW Major Donors function…. Read more

Unbelievable…writes Simon Plosker

March 17, 2017 by  

A newly released UN report, “Israeli Practices towards the Palestinian People and the Question of Apartheid,” says that “available evidence establishes beyond a reasonable doubt that Israel is guilty of policies and practices that constitute the crime of apartheid as legally defined in instruments of international law.” Read more

Never a dull moment…writes Michael Kuttner

March 17, 2017 by  

One of the unique aspects of living in Israel is that there is never a dull moment. Read more

Palestine – Netanyahu sends clear message to Trump, Putin, May and UN

March 16, 2017 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has had a busy week meeting with UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson in Jerusalem, President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and then back to Jerusalem for a five-hour meeting with President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – Jason Greenblatt…writes David Singer. Read more

American liberal Jewish leaders fuel anti-Semitism

March 16, 2017 by  

We try to rationalise that the anti-Zionist behaviour of individual Jews does not justify anti-Semitic bigotry. Read more

Uncommon music for the common man…a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

March 15, 2017 by  

Calling its program ‘Symphony for the Common Man’, the SSO presented music by Ford, Rachmaninov and Copeland in an interesting mix of Australian, Russian and American composers. Read more

Purim gallery

March 15, 2017 by  

Photos from Purim events Read more

“Smitten by Catherine”: A book review by Ron Jontof-Hutter

March 15, 2017 by  

Henry Lew has written a colourful book about Catherine da Costa bringing to life the times in which she lived and describing her world in interesting and compelling detail. Read more

Gen17: Henry Greener talks with Prof. Andrew Markus

Prof. Andrew Markus heads the Gen 17 Survey team, helping to promote the importance of gathering data about Jewish Life, in order to aid planning for the Jewish Future and to understand the nature, complexity, experiences and behaviour of Jewish Identity, to provide data on key communal issues and needs for today and the immediate future. Read more

Feintooner – cartoon

March 14, 2017 by  

Feintooner’s cartoon looks at a deal with Trump and Abbas… Read more

Thomas Friedman lied about the Saudis

March 14, 2017 by  

For the past 15 years, New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman has been promoting the so-called “Saudi Initiative,” a plan which he says proves that Saudi Arabia sincerely wants peace with Israel. But this week, a senior Palestinian leader revealed that at the very moment the Saudis were launching that plan, they were financing a major wave of terrorism against Israel…Stephen M. Flatow/JNS.org. Read more

Should you believe what people tell you?…ask the rabbi.

March 13, 2017 by  

Good question…read Rabbi Raymond Apple’s answer. Read more

The Tsivia Walden photo gallery

March 10, 2017 by  

Did you attend the NCJWA’s Sydney event with Tsivia Walden?….a J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Persia, Iran, Haman and Khamenei

March 10, 2017 by  

Once again our annual commemoration of Purim is taking place and its relevance for today could not be clearer…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Jewish Halloween: On Dressing in Drag in the Holy Land…writes Gidon Ben-Zvi

March 10, 2017 by  

Should you suddenly find yourself surrounded by a bunch of young girls dressed up like Catwoman during the month of March, you may well have stumbled into a Purim street party. Read more

Palestine: PLO humiliated for denying free speech and elections

March 9, 2017 by  

Frustration with the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) has surfaced at a Conference in Istanbul on 25 and 26 February attended by 6000 Palestinian Arabs living abroad in more than 50 countries…writes David Singer. Read more

Meet Emily Gian: a video interview

Emily Gian, ZFA Media & Advocacy Director, works to support the Australian connection to Israel, through media releases and articles in the Press. Read more

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