Billboard draws community attention

August 22, 2014 by  

The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission  and The Jewish Community Council of Victoria have denounced a billboard in Melbourne equating Israel with the former apartheid regime in South Africa. Read more

Israeli Film Festival gets underway in Sydney

August 22, 2014 by  

A crowd of film buffs and members of the Jewish community gathered at the Verona Cinema in Sydney for the opening film at the 11th AICE Israeli Film Festival as small group of pro-Palestinian protesters defied police instructions and demonstrated outside the Paddington theatre. Read more

19th century fund aids 21st century education

August 21, 2014 by  

The Maurice Alexander Scholarship Fund has donated almost $23,000 to the Fund for Jewish Higher Education. Read more

Premier announces new multicultural direction

August 21, 2014 by  

We have a new direction for multicultural practice in NSW…writes NSW Premier Mike Baird. Read more

New President at the Board

August 21, 2014 by  

Jeremy Spinak has replaced Yair Miller as the president of the New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. Read more

“Hamas is like Isis” – Netanyahu as he turns to Abbas

August 21, 2014 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has said that ISIS and Hamas are no friends of the Palestinian people. Read more

Israeli Film Festival Giveaways

August 20, 2014 by  

The 2014 AICE Fil Festival will open in Sydney tonight.  J-Wire has 10 double passes to give away. With pro-Palestinian protesters threatening to defy the NSW police who would not permit a protest, now is the time to show your support for Israel by attending this important event…winner or not. Read more

JNF provides a welcome respite

August 19, 2014 by  

More than 2,500 Israeli schoolchildren whose homes are close to the Gaza border have received a welcome break from the tension generated by a daily dose of rockets…they were bussed to safer pastures for respite courtesy of the Jewish National Fund’s Australian arm. Read more

Is anti-Zionism anti-Semitism?

August 18, 2014 by  

200 members of the Melbourne community have attended a  panel discussion on – “Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism?” Read more

The impact of overseas conflicts on NSW multicultural communities

August 18, 2014 by  

The Community Relations Commission for a multicultural NSW ( CRC) Annual Symposium will discuss the impact on communities in NSW of conflicts and other humanitarian crises in other parts of the world. Read more

Governance for Maccabi

August 18, 2014 by  

Maccabi Australia has released its Member Protection Handbook and with it a structure that ensures proper governance and process. Read more

Melbourne teacher to be extradited from Israel to face sexual abuse charges

August 18, 2014 by  

Malka Leifer is being held in Israel as extradition proceedings get underway to return her to Australia to face charges of sexually abusing her pupils. Read more

Palestine Action Group waits for a decision

August 18, 2014 by  

Sydney’s Palestine Action Group is seeking permission to stage a protest outside the Verona cinema in Paddington on Thursday at the opening if the Israeli Film Festival. Read more

Liberman not scheduled to visit Australia

August 17, 2014 by  

A Jewish newspaper published an “exclusive” report that Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman was “set for an Oz Tour” later this month.  J-Wire can confirm he is not. Read more

Pro-Israel rally on Shabbat

August 17, 2014 by  

A rally showing solidarity with Israel was held in the New Zealand city of Hastings on Saturday…by Christian supporters of the Jewish State. Read more

The whole truth…

August 17, 2014 by  

Dr Toby Haggith, is the Senior Curator of the  Department of Research at London’s Imperial War Museums and restoration director of the German Concentration Camps Factual Survey…a documentary featuring  the original work of wartime film cameramen who produced irrefutable evidence of the horrors of the Holocaust being shown in Sydney this week. Read more

Guardian rejects Dershowitz ad on Hamas tactics

August 16, 2014 by  

The British newspaper The Guardian has rejected an advertorial piece penned by famed Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz, has learned. Read more

Key posters defaced

August 15, 2014 by  

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is currently campaigning to seek victory in the September general election…but posters have been daubed with vile anti-Semitic slogans. Read more

Protesters occupy Israeli company in Melbourne

August 15, 2014 by  

The Israeli-based Elbit company’s offices in Port Melbourne have been occupied by pro-Palestinian demonstrators. Read more

Code of Silence afterthoughts

August 15, 2014 by  

Manny Waks and his father Zephania talk on film following the screening on ABC-TV of “Code of Silence” a finely made documentary showing how going public on child sexual abuse within the Melbourne Yeshiva community impacted on the orthodox Waks family… Read more

Inquiry head’s attitude to Israel questioned

August 15, 2014 by  

NGO Monitor claims that the UN Human Rights Council appointee Canadian Professor William Schabas has a record of anti-Israel bias. Read more

Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s open door for the sexually abused in care homes.

August 14, 2014 by  

Those who may have experienced physical or sexual abuse in Jewish children’s homes can contact Jewish Care Victoria’s support scheme for assistance. Read more

On the Front Lines against Online Hate

August 14, 2014 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute has found itself the victim of on line hate following the publication of a recent newsletter. Read more

Shylock slur for Key

August 13, 2014 by  

A New Zealand lawmaker has apologised for describing Prime Minister John Key as “Shylock” on Facebook. Read more

Central prays for Israel

August 13, 2014 by  

A prayer gathering was held recently at Sydney’s Central Synagogue for the welfare and well-being of the people of Israel. Read more

Tunnel of Hope

August 12, 2014 by  

A Shoah documentary that is not about death and destruction but about determination and survival, courage and defiance will have its world premier in Melbourne at the end of the month. Read more

TV documentary on sexual abuse at Melbourne’s Yeshiva

August 12, 2014 by  

A documentary made for ABC-TV on the effect sexual abuse at the Yeshiva College had on Manny Waks…and his family. Read more

A plan for Gaza

August 12, 2014 by  

Israel’s Finance Minister, Yair Lapid, is leading a diplomatic initiative to involve the world powers and moderate regional actors in the demilitarization and rehabilitation of Gaza. Read more

70 years to complete a Holocaust documentary

August 12, 2014 by  

In 1944 and 1945, Allied cameramen documented the horrors as Europe was liberated. So powerful and damning was the footage, that Allied propagandists quickly determined that it should be turned into a film to screen in Germany after the fall of the Third Reich. Read more

Educators’ conference in Melbourne

August 12, 2014 by  

The 2014 Zionist Federation of Australia’s  Jewish Educators’ conference will be held at Mt. Scopus College, Melbourne on 17-18th August. Read more

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