Government grant for NSW Jewish military history

April 23, 2014 by  

The ANZAC Day service was held on Sunday at the War Memorial in Sydney ahead of the main commemoration to be held on Friday to allow jewish participants to march. Read more

In the month of March, 2004

April 22, 2014 by  

In March 2004, Michael Striegold tested for the Gift of Life, an organisation he had never heard, at a community function in San Francisco. In the same month 12,000 kms across the Pacific, Michael Faust is Sydney learned that he had an aggressive form of leukaemia for which was their no cure. The only hope for survival was finding a matching stem cell donor. Streigold gave Faust the Gift of Life and is in Sydney to attend Faust’s wedding. Read more

Danby calls Q&A “a setup”

April 21, 2014 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby  has lashed out at ABC-TV’s choice of panellists on tonight’s Q&A calling it a set-up. He has written to ABC Managing Director Mark Scott pointing out that once again the ABC  was presenting a panel whose members hold strong views on Israel and “the Jewish lobby” on a Jewish festival without a strong representation of opposing opinion. Read more

Golden Dawn in Australia

April 17, 2014 by  

The NSW Greek community has expressed its concern in an statement issued by the Australian Hellenic Council [NSW]  following Channel 9′s Sixty Minutes program during which a member of the Greek far-right group Golden Dawn  admitted the party had established branches in Sydney and Melbourne. Read more

JCA: Campaign on its way

April 17, 2014 by  

Sydney’s Jewish Communal Appeal has held its 2014 campaign launch event for hosts, key stakeholders and community leaders. Read more

Remembering Hungary

April 16, 2014 by  

This year’s NSW Yom Hashoah ceremonies will honour the Jews of Hungary and other European centres who were deported in 1944. Read more

Watching YouTube

April 16, 2014 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute has launched a new initiative inviting the community members to register for access to an online system which will lodge complaints of hate content on YouTube. Read more

Pesach in Townsville

April 14, 2014 by  

An innocent game of  frisbee has brought Jake Altholz’s parents from the USA to the north Queensland city of Townsville where they will Seder tonight with members of the tiny local Jewish community. Jake was badly injured in a car accident last month and parents Reed and Elyse were at his bedside as he fought to recover from serious injury. Read more

No green light for hate speech

April 14, 2014 by  

The NSW Shadow Minister for Citizenship and Communities has said that Victor Dominello, the Liberal Minister for the portfolio, had “disappointed” the Harmony Dinner held in Sydney by failing tp speak out against the proposed moves by the Federal Liberal government to water down the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

88% say “No” to changing the Race Discrimination Act

April 14, 2014 by  

Today’s Nielsen poll showing 88% of respondents disagree with the contention that it should be lawful to offend, insult or humiliate a person on the basis of race is further evidence that changes to the Racial Discrimination Act are unwarranted and unwanted, said Australia’s Race Discrimination Commissioner, Tim Soutphommasane. Read more

Chag Sameach from the Prime Minister

April 14, 2014 by  

Tony Abbott, the Prime Minister of Australia sends a Pesach message to J-Wire readers…. Read more

Overseas news alert – 3 killed in Jewish community centres in Kansas

April 14, 2014 by  

USA Today reports that at least three people are dead after a gunman went on a rampage at a Jewish Community Centre and retirement home in Kansas. As he was led away by police the alleged gunman yelled “Heil Hitler” Read more

Bob Carr – AIJAC has its say…and Danby watches the 7:30 Report

April 14, 2014 by  

Executive director of The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council Dr Colin Rubenstein believes he always enjoyed a healthy relationship with former Foreign Minister Bob Carr. Rubenstein has returned home from overseas and read Carr’s comments on the Jewish lobby. AIJAC has its say… Read more

What we think

April 14, 2014 by  

Thirty one multicultural and religious communities in Victoria have responded to the opportunity offered by Attorney-General Senator George Brandis and the Federal Government  to comment on the  proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act (RDA). Read more

NZ luminary passes away

April 13, 2014 by  

Mike Nathan, an outstanding leader of the New Zealand Jewish community has passed away at the age of 67. Read more

Julia Gillard makes a surprise appearance

April 13, 2014 by  

The iconic Jerusalem Theatre was the venue for Keren Malki’s third Rainbow of Music annual concert. Tickets had already been completely sold out by the previous week…but for the more than 450 people in the audience, a highlight of the performance was the opening speech delivered by surprise visitor, former Australian prime minister Julia Gillard. Read more

In the eyes of the beholder

April 13, 2014 by  

A poster in which the eye may be tricked into believing that New Zealand’s Prime Minister is a Nazi  posing in front of a flag in which the swastika has been replaced by a dollar sign is being distributed in Wellington and offered for sale on the internet. Read more

The fight against BDS

April 11, 2014 by  

In a keynote speech in London, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder on Monday called on Jewish community and organizational leaders to step up the battle against the anti-Israel Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment (BDS) movement, saying that this was perhaps the most important thing they would ever do. Read more

MOTL 2014

April 11, 2014 by  

Community leaders will join Year 11 students on The March of the Living at Auschwitz…but the leaders will visit Berlin before travelling to Auschwitz Birkenau where they will learn in situ about the rise of Nazism. Read more

Israelis abroad under-utlilised

April 11, 2014 by  

Participants at a Global Israeli Leadership Summit held in London have been told that Israelis living in the Diaspora must be recognised by the Israeli government as being an integral part of the world-wide Jewish community. Read more

The Book Salesman

April 10, 2014 by  

The president of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has said that former Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s comments on a Jewish lobby  “help to sell books but bear no relationship to reality”. Read more

A Kosher Pesach from the Premier

April 9, 2014 by  

NSW Premier Barry O’Farrell has sent  his greeting for Pesach to the Jewish Community… Read more

Seder for children affected by rocket attacks

April 8, 2014 by  

The Jewish Agency for Israel will hold a special Passover camp experience for some 100 children from southern Israel whose lives have been affected by rocket fire from Gaza and by other terror attacks. Read more

JNF Office Opens in New Zealand

April 8, 2014 by  

The Jewish National Fund has opened an office in New Zealand. Read more

Champion Steve

April 7, 2014 by  

Olympic 400m finalist Steve Solomon paid a visit to Australia from his current home at Stanford University California to compete in the 92nd Australian Athletic Championships in Melbourne. He returned to the States with the top prize. Read more

Meet Yariv Levin MK

April 7, 2014 by  

Yariv Levin is a Likud Member of the Knesset belonging to the Yisrael Beitenu faction. He spoke to Betar in Sydney and Melbourne.  J-Wire spoke to him. Read more

No unions for Pharaoh to deal with

April 4, 2014 by  

Over 100 trade unionists experienced the meaning of Pesach when they attended a mock seder at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue. Read more

Israeli film director in Melbourne

April 4, 2014 by  

The Zionist Council of Victoria and Habayit have showcased the very best of Israeli cinematography to Melbourne. Read more

Sydney’s Monte wins award for hotel quality catering

April 4, 2014 by  

Sydney’s Montefiore Home has been recognised for excellence, taking out the top award for service delivery in relation to its hotel quality catering services. Read more

ZFA Biennial Conference

April 3, 2014 by  

180 delegates, including large contingents of young adults from the Australian Zionist Youth Council and AUJS,attended the ZFA’s Biennial Conference held in Melbourne. Read more

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