Labor calls for ceasefire

July 31, 2014 by  

The Australian Government must use its position on the United Nations Security Council to push for an immediate ceasefire in Israel and the Palestinian Territories. Read more

Rockets over Melbourne and Sydney campuses

July 31, 2014 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has launched a new campaign to put Israel in context for university students. Read more

Story confirmed

July 31, 2014 by  

This story has been viral on the internet…but was not official. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has checked it out. It’s true. Read more

Solomon out of Games

July 30, 2014 by  

Sydney track star Steve Solomon failed to finish his semi-final of the men’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow due to a hamstring injury sustained during the race. Read more

Equal opportunity Maccabi

July 30, 2014 by  

Maccabi Australia has announced the appointment of two fabulous women to the positions of Head of Delegation. Read more

Unholy War out of kilter

July 30, 2014 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has complained to Channel 9′s “60 Minutes” producer  about factual errors in their production “Unholy War” which focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict screened last Sunday. Read more

Letter to and from the editor

July 30, 2014 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry, as did the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies,  sought an apology from the Sydney Morning Herald for publishing a cartoon portraying “an ugly stereotype  of a Jew”. Read more

Graf oration and the concentric circles of siege

July 30, 2014 by  

Yossi Klein Halevi , author, commentator , political philosopher and Senior Fellow at the Shalom Hartman Institute in Jerusalem,  was guest speaker at the annual Ervin Graf Memorial Oration for The Shalom Institute this week.  An audience of 450 gathered to listen to his view of current events in Israel. He likened the situation Israelis are experiencing as “concentric circles of siege”. Read more

Pyne in Jerusalem

July 30, 2014 by  

Australian Federal Minister for Education Christopher Pyne was the keynote speaker at the opening of the third Australia-Israel-UK leadership dialogue held in Jerusalem. Read more

Gaza update

July 30, 2014 by  

Gaza updated. Read more

B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission and Jewish Community Council of Victoria condemn AJDS statement on Gaza conflict

July 29, 2014 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) have condemned in the strongest possible terms the statement dated 22 July 2014 appearing on the AJDS website. Read more

ZFA responds to politicians’ condemnation of Israel

July 29, 2014 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has reacted to a statement issued by Australian Federal and State politicians condemning Israel’s current action against Hamas. Read more

Antisemitism continues at third Sydney rally

July 29, 2014 by  

Anti-Israel protests continued for a third week in a row around Australia. On Sunday in Sydney, the scene was similar to the previous two weeks, albeit with a much smaller crowd. Read more

Board seeks apology from Fairfax

July 29, 2014 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies has sought an apology from the Sydney Morning Herald for publishing a cartoon in last Saturday’s edition which they describe as being “crudely antisemitic”. Read more

…and Steve Solomon through to the semis

July 29, 2014 by  

Olympic finalist Steve Solomon has qualified for the semi-finals of the Men’s 400m at the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Read more

Bronze for Amy

July 29, 2014 by  

Sydney Emanuel School alumnus, Amy Meyer (Class of 2009), has won a Bronze medal for Judo at the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow. Read more

The CRC moves forward

July 29, 2014 by  

The CEO of the NSW Community Relations has thanked Vic Alhadeff for services rendered during his short term as Chair…Alhadeff resigned after a document defending Israel bearing his name was circulated to the Jewish community. Read more

Perth school wall trashed

July 29, 2014 by  

Anti-Semitic slogans have been daubed on a wall of Perth’s Jewish day school Carmel School. Read more

Thank you, Vic

July 28, 2014 by  

NSW Premier Mike Baird has thanked Vic Alhadeff who has resigned from the  Chair of the Community Relations Commission following concerns about his role by members of the Muslim community. Read more

NAB chief head of mission to Israel

July 28, 2014 by  

Despite the current unrest, the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce has recently concluded another successful Trade Mission to Israel – 3rd for this year. Leading a senior group of 30 business executives including, Cameron Clyne, Group CEO at NAB and John Paitaridis, Managing Director at Optus Business. The week-long trip centred on Technology Innovation and Cyber Security introducing Australian businesses to the best that Israel has to offer. Read more

Hamas responsible for the deaths of 160 Palestinian child labourers in tunnel construction

July 28, 2014 by  

The Beirut, Ramallah and Washing based Institute for Palestinian Studies has reported the use of child labour in Hamas tunnel construction. Read more

New Zealander-born soldier killed in Gaza

July 28, 2014 by  

A 21-yr-old New Zealander has been killed in a gunfight with Hamas in the Gaza strip. Read more

Regavim condemns NGOs for exploiting Bedouin tragedy in time of war

July 28, 2014 by  

Regavim, a leading Israeli research-based
legal advocacy organization, has condemned the efforts of NGOs* to further undermine Israeli law and solidify illegal Bedouin settlement by filing a suit against the State of Israel in the Supreme Court demanding immediate allocation of shelters
to illegal Bedouin encampments in southern Israel. Read more

On Again

July 27, 2014 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, this morning (Sunday, 27 July 2014), have ordered the IDF to resume operations against the Hamas terrorists who violated the humanitarian truce which the UN requested for the residents of Gaza.

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Alhadeff resigns from CRC

July 27, 2014 by  

CEO of  The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff has resigned from his position as Chair of the NSW Community Relations Commission.

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Update from MFA

July 27, 2014 by  

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem  updates the current situation… Read more

Thank you, Australia

July 27, 2014 by  

The JNF is continuing to offer children and families from the south a range of activities that provide a brief respite from the tense security situation. Watch the video… Read more

Newsflash: 12 hour truce

July 26, 2014 by  

Media reports have flagged a 12-hour humanitarian truce between the IDF and Hamas scheduled to start at 2PM today AEST. Read more

What Netanyahu told his cabinet

July 25, 2014 by  

Israeli Prime Minister bejamin Netanyahu yesterday briefed his cabinet in Jerusalem… Read more

Israel’s Protection and Hamas’ Exploitation of Civilians in Operation Protective Edge

July 25, 2014 by  

J-Wire publishes the official Israeli Government background to Operation Protective Edge following the United Nations Human Rights Council decision to establish an investigation in to the violation of human rights in Gaza. Read more

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