Leifer: yet another delay

December 10, 2019 by  

The psychiatric report on Malka Leifer wanted in Australia to face 74 charges of child sex abuse was not available to the Jerusalem District Court expected to rule Leifer’s mental ability to face an extradition hearing. Read more

Israeli lawmaker: Corbyn is an anti-semite and a racist

December 10, 2019 by  

Member of Knesset (MK) Yair Lapid accused the United Kingdom’s Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn of being an anti-Semite and racist, just days before he is up for election in the Kingdom. Read more

Knesset to set elections for March 2 as deadline nears

December 10, 2019 by  

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein on Monday announced that the Knesset will pass legislation on Wednesday to set the upcoming Election Day for March 2, 2020, if a coalition is not formed in the next two days. Read more

Giving to Kids Giving Back

December 10, 2019 by  

Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital Health Foundation is to support Kids Giving Back in the establishment of their new program, Connect4All. Read more

Report: over 2.3 million Israelis live under poverty line, hunger on the rise

December 10, 2019 by  

Nearly 2.3 million Israelis, including one million children, live under the poverty line, according to the annual “alternative” poverty report published on Monday by the Latet non-profit. Read more

Pregnant smokers at higher risk for gestational diabetes, Hebrew University study finds

December 10, 2019 by  

Smoking during pregnancy is one of the most significant risk factors for poor pregnancy outcomes. Read more

Be a Mensch

December 10, 2019 by  

Today is Human Rights Day and the Sydney Jewish Museum launches a new campaign that, together with Holocaust survivors and high-profile community leaders across Sydney, urges people to practise small acts of kindness on an everyday basis to make the world a more accepting and welcoming place. Read more

Israeli President thanks Lebanese billionaire for helping to ‘convey the legacy of the Holocaust to the next generation’

December 9, 2019 by  

President Reuven Rivlin yesterday hosted Abdallah Chatila, the Lebanese-born Swiss businessman who bought artifacts owned by Adolf Hitler from an auction two weeks ago and donated them to Israel. Read more

EXCLUSIVE: Hamas’ ties with Jeremy Corbyn’s Labour Party election efforts

December 9, 2019 by  

Hamas officials in the Gaza Strip and London’s Hamas institutions have joined forces to support Jeremy Corbyn and the Labour Party, ahead of the upcoming UK elections this week. Read more

Trump calls out anti-Semitism and BDS, touts Israeli Americans In terms of the U.S.-Israel relationship, U.S. President Donald Trump lamented that it “suffered greatly” under the Obama administration.

December 9, 2019 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday night called out anti-Semitism and the anti-Israel BDS movement vowed to keep pressure on Iran and touted his pro-Israel record in front of an overwhelmingly friendly crowd of 4,000 Israelis living in America. Read more

Political Menorah lighting in Melbourne

December 9, 2019 by  

There was an early celebration of Chanukah in the Victorian State Parliament last week organised by Chabad of Melbourne CBD attended by former Prime Minister Julia Gillard. Read more

NZ rugby star apologises for racist slur

December 8, 2019 by  

Crusaders halfback Bryn Hall has apologised to the Jewish Council over a comment he made on live television in which he labelled an All Black a “Jew”. Read more

The Republic of Poland is one of the custodians of the memory of the Holocaust

December 8, 2019 by  

On Friday the Chancellor of Germany Angela Merkel paid a historic visit to the German Nazi concentration and extermination camp Auschwitz-Birkenau. Read more

NSW Jewish community raises over half-a-million dollars to assist bushfire victims 

December 8, 2019 by  

The NSW Jewish community has raised over $500,000 to assist victims of the catastrophic NSW bushfires.

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Ronald S. Lauder thanks German Chancellor Angela Merkel for Contribution toward Auschwitz-Birkenau Camp’s Preservation

December 8, 2019 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder today met German Chancellor Angela Merkel at the site of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration and extermination camp and thanked her for announcing that Germany is committing € 60 million to the Auschwitz-Birkenau Foundation to support the preservation of the memorial site. Read more

Labour officials denounce the party’s anti-Semitism crisis in 53-page report

December 8, 2019 by  

A total of 70 current and former British Labour Party officials condemned anti-Semitism in the party in sworn statements submitted to the Equality and Human Rights Commission, Daily Mail reported on Thursday. Read more

The U.S. approves Israeli device that extracts medical results based off drop of blood

December 8, 2019 by  

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved an Israeli startup device that can quickly extract results based off just a drop of blood. Read more

Gal Gadot’s production company to adapt Israeli series ‘Queens’ for US

December 8, 2019 by  

The production company started by Israeli actress Gal Gadot and her husband Jaron Varsano is developing a U.S. version of hit Israeli television series “Queens.” Read more

Game of Thrones’ actor cancels talk in Belgium over offensive parade floats

December 8, 2019 by  

Dutch actress Carice van Houten, best known for her role in the hit HBO series “Game of Thrones,” cancelled an upcoming television appearance in Belgium because of the use of anti-Semitic caricatures targeting Jews at a parade in the Belgian town of Aalst. Read more

Liberman says ‘no’ to narrow govt, third elections inevitable

December 6, 2019 by  

Yisrael Beiteinu chairman, Member of Knesset (MK) Avigdor Liberman on Thursday announced he would not join a narrow government, and after his attempts to leverage a unity government failed, a third round of elections within a year seems inevitable. Read more

State Prosecutors announce charges of bribery, money-laundering in major submarine corruption scandal

December 6, 2019 by  

State Attorney Shai Nitzan has announced charges against former senior security officials, as well as former aides of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, in a major corruption case involving the purchasing of German naval vessels. Read more

Tax treaty between Australia and Israel ratified

December 6, 2019 by  

The Morrison Government has today ratified a historic new tax treaty between Australia and Israel, representing an important milestone in removing tax barriers and facilitating trade and investment between Australia and Israel. Read more

After following outcry, German performance-art group ceases display containing ashes of Holocaust victims

December 6, 2019 by  

A German political performance-art group has ended its latest display allegedly containing the ashes of Holocaust victims following a widespread outcry by Jewish institutions and within German society. Read more

We Made it to the Final Four! Let’s Make it to #1

December 6, 2019 by  

Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s researchers Prof. Liran Carmel and Dr David Gokhman have made it to the final round of Science Magazine’s 2019 Breakthrough of the Year award. Read more

Community playing a part to prevent violence

December 6, 2019 by  

Almost three hundred people attended the Preventing Violence Together Community Breakfast held this week at Glen Eira Town Hall Auditorium. Read more

headspace Israel tackles Israel’s youth mental health crisis head-on 

December 6, 2019 by  

The recent official opening of the headspace Jerusalem centre marked a very special occasion…writes David Levy. Read more

Torah in Townsville

December 6, 2019 by  

Chabad North Queensland has formed the first Torah study group ever presented in Townsville. Read more

Supported by Hamas and PFLP, new pro-Palestinian flotilla will set sail for Gaza

December 5, 2019 by  

The International Freedom Flotilla Coalition (FFC) will launch another convoy of boats to the Gaza Strip this May to “challenge and end the illegal and inhumane Israeli blockade of Gaza.” Read more

Fatah furious after Hamas officials express support for direct talks with US

December 5, 2019 by  

A tweet published by Ibrahim Madhun, a journalist and a close associate of the Hamas leadership in the Strip Gaza, calling for direct talks between Hamas and the US has set off a storm in the Palestinian Authority (PA) in light of what appears to be more evidence of an American-Israeli plan to support the independent Hamas government in the Gaza Strip. Read more

‘Why do they hate us?’

December 5, 2019 by  

As part of an evening news segment on Dec. 2, Israel’s Channel 12 examined the panic among British Jews over the prospect that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn could become the next prime minister of the United Kingdom. Read more

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