Melbourne’s 2017 Yom Hazikaron Commemoration – Invitation to Bereaved Families and Friends

January 19, 2017 by  

Have you friends and/or family who died on active service in the IDF or were victims of an act of terrorism? Read more

Jewish boy wanted to star in a new Steven Spielberg movie

January 19, 2017 by  

A Sydney casting company is throwing its net across the country to find a young boy to star in a new Steven Spielberg movie. Read more

Israeli Prize laureate with a strong connection to Melbourne passes away.

January 19, 2017 by  

Israel Prize laureate Yosl Bergner who lived for eleven years in Melbourne, has passed away in Tel Aviv at the age of 96. Read more

Palestinians claim they will cancel ‘recognition’ of Israel if US embassy moves

January 18, 2017 by  

Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas has promised to “cancel” the Palestinians’ “recognition” of Israel if President-elect Donald Trump goes forward with moving America’s Israeli embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Read more

Official from anti-IDF group Breaking the Silence: shooting Israeli soldiers ‘not terrorism’

January 18, 2017 by  

An official from Breaking the Silence (BtS), a left-wing NGO that publicises the testimonies of former Israel Defence Forces (IDF) soldiers in order to spread criticism of the Israeli military, was reportedly caught saying that he does not consider shooting IDF soldiers to be terrorism. Read more

Bar-Ilan University study reveals manifestations of anti-Semitism in Australian public schools

January 18, 2017 by  

Jewish students in Australian public schools are exposed to anti-Semitic, racist bullying, according to the findings of a new study presented Monday at an international conference on anti-Semitism at Bar-Ilan University.    Read more

Who was Karoline Cohn? Did she know Anne Frank?

January 16, 2017 by  

Recent archeological digs at the site of the former Nazi extermination camp, Sobibór, have unearthed personal effects belonging to victims of the Holocaust. Read more

Mayor of Mosman Condemns Israeli Actions in declining a synagogue invitation

January 16, 2017 by  

Peter Abelson, the Mayor of Mosman on Sydney’s lower North Shore, expressed his opposition towards Israel’s actions in the West Bank as his reason for refusing to attend the Law Service at the Great Synagogue. Read more

WJC President Lauder: Paris summit ‘meaningless and misguided’, ignores reality on the ground

January 16, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder on Sunday decried the Paris peace summit, a gathering of top-level officials from more than 70 countries aimed at jump-starting Israeli-Palestinian talks, as “meaningless and misguided”. Read more

Australia distances from Peace Conference remarks

January 16, 2017 by  

Australia’s Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has said that Australia did not agreed with “every element of the final statement” at the Paris conference on the Middle East Process. Read more

WJC President Lauder rejects France peace summit

January 13, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has called France’s plan to convene officials from more than 70 countries in Paris for talks on Middle East peace a “subversive attempt to impose a settlement on the Israelis and Palestinians without the explicit agreement or participation of both sides.” Read more

Former PMs to headline UIA Victoria’s Campaign Events

January 11, 2017 by  

Australian former Prime Minister John Howard and Canadian former Prime Minister Stephen Harper will be the keynote speakers for the UIA’s Victorian campaign. Read more

World honour for Mickey Fisher

January 11, 2017 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has congratulated Michael Fisher on being the recipient of the World Union of Jewish Students Union Leader of the Year in 2016. Read more

Ambassador Dave Sharma visits injured soldiers

January 11, 2017 by  

Australia’s ambassador Dave Sharma has visited two of the injured IDF members, victims of the recent terrorist attack in Jerusalem which claimed the lives of four soldiers. Read more

Poll: majority of Israelis support settlement building, believe Obama ‘unfriendly’ to Israel

January 11, 2017 by  

 A new survey published in the aftermath of the United Nations Security Council resolution against Israeli settlements, which passed after the Obama administration refused to veto the measure, says that 62 percent of Israeli Jews support continued settlement building and 57 percent believe President Barack Obama was “unfriendly” to Israel during his two terms. Read more

Sir Zelman’s son dies in paragliding accident

January 10, 2017 by  

Ben Cowen, a Melbourne entrepreneur, community leader and the son of former governor-general Sir Zelman Cowen, tragically died on Sunday after suffering fatal injuries from a paragliding accident. Read more

Australia’s Jewish community shocked by Jerusalem attack

January 9, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry and the ADC have condemned the attack in Jerusalem which claimed the lives of four soldiers. Read more

Terrorist attack in Jerusalem kills four soldiers

January 9, 2017 by  

In a vehicular terror attack on January 8, a terrorist rammed his large flatbed truck into a group of soldiers just after they stepped off a bus at the Armon Hanatziv promenade in Jerusalem, killing four and injuring at least 16, some of them seriously. Read more

#WeRemember: Stand with the WJC. Remember the Six Million who died

January 9, 2017 by  

Ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day, join the World Jewish Congress for what we hope will be the largest commemoration ever on-line.​ Read more

The Holy See and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance reflect on the past to inform future refugee policy

January 8, 2017 by  

16-17 February 2017 the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA), in cooperation with the Holy See, will hold a conference for public policy-makers from EuropeNorth America and the Middle East, media representatives and representatives of NGOs and civil society organisations at the Palazzo della Cancelleria in Rome focusing on refugee policies from 1933 to the present day. Read more

Anti-Semitic Conspiracy Theorist in New Zealand Media

January 6, 2017 by  

New Zealand’s role as a sponsor of UN Security Council Resolution 2334 and the resulting spat between New Zealand and Israel has sparked some intense debate in the New Zealand media…a report from Honest Reporting’s Simon Plosker. Read more

WJC demands ban on neo-Nazi rally in Montana

January 6, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder is demanding that authorities in Montana immediately put a stop to an armed march being planned by neo-Nazis in the town of Whitefish on January 15, calling it “a dangerous and life-threatening rally that puts all of America at risk.” Read more

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s office vandalised

January 5, 2017 by  

New Zealand Foreign Minister Murray McCully’s North Shore office in Auckland vandalised with pro-Jewish graffiti early this week in response to New Zealand’s co-sponsoring of a UN anti-settlement resolution. Read more

Secord visits site of Berlin market terrorist attack

January 5, 2017 by  

NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair and NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord visited the Berlin Christmas markets – a day and a half after the terrorist attack – to see the impromptu memorials at the site and pay his respects. Read more

MK Amir Peretz on the conviction of Hebron shooter, Elor Azarya

January 5, 2017 by  

MK Amir Peretz has responded to the trial results of Elor Azarya, and his conviction after shooting a neutralised Palestinian terrorist in Hebron. Read more

One Nation Senator Malcolm Roberts want Australia to back Israel

January 4, 2017 by  

Senator Malcolm Roberts has called on the Australian government to back Israel, a close ally, and take serious steps to stop the world-wide targeting of the Jewish state. Read more

AIJAC applauds Turnbull and Bishop

January 4, 2017 by  

AIJAC applauds Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Foreign Minister Julie Bishop for their opposition to the recent UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which unfairly places the onus of blame on Israeli settlements for the continuation of the conflict with the Palestinians while acquitting the Palestinian Authority (PA) of any responsibility for the lack of progress towards peace. Read more

The government rejects Abbott’s comments

January 3, 2017 by  

Former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has called his country to cut $40 million aid to the Palestinian Authority and to move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem if Donald Trump carries out his suggestion to move the USA embassy. Read more

Israeli killed in Istanbul attack

January 2, 2017 by  

ZAKA is assisting in returning the remains of the Israeli teenager murdered in the Reina nightclub terror shooting in Istanbul. Read more

New Zealand sailor Jo Aleh inducted into Jewish Sport Hall of Fame

January 2, 2017 by  

New Zealand Olympic sailing champion Joanna (Jo) Aleh has been inducted in the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. Read more

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