Five members of the Jewish community killed in Florida massacre

February 16, 2018 by  

Four Jewish students and a teacher are among the 17 massacred in the shooting attack on a Florida school. Read more

Michael Danby’s speaks in Parliament on the arrest of Malka Leifer

February 16, 2018 by  

In an adjournment speech in the House of Representatives, Michael Danby said he is pleased about the progress in the in case seeking extradition of alleged child sexual abuse Malka Leifer to Australia. Read more

Video report: The induction of Rabbi Daniel Raben

February 16, 2018 by  

The Induction of Rabbi Daniel Rabin at Melbourne’s South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation by Rabbi Philip Heilbrunn. Read more

Israeli public supports Netanyahu, Likud activists see him retaining power

February 15, 2018 by  

Just as President Donald Trump overcame the media and left-wing establishment to win the election despite his bluster and personal baggage, so, too, is Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu defying the odds in Israel. Read more

30 years at SBS

February 15, 2018 by  

Radio personality Nitza Lowenstein, journalist, producer and broadcaster is celebrating her 30th on SBS Radio as the executive producer of the Hebrew program, one of 68 languages on SBS. Read more

Twenty-six years at the helm of the AFHU

February 15, 2018 by  

Robert Simons has handed over the baton as president of the Australian Friends of the Hebrew University to Michael Dunkel who spoke highly of his predecessor at a special event in Sydney. Read more

World Jewish Congress decries anti-Israel protest at London’s King’s College

February 14, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress voiced concern after a screaming throng of student protesters disrupted an Israel Society meeting at King’s College in London and attempted to torpedo an address by Dan Meridor, former deputy prime minister of Israel. Read more

NSW Greens member questions Christian Friends of Israel function being held in parliament

February 14, 2018 by  

A notice of motion at the NSW parliament will call on the president of Legislative Council to investigate a function being held within the building by Free Fred Nile “which  includes a donation to the organisation to continue in its work in illegal Israeli settlements in violation of international law”. Read more

Two Israelis nearly lynched in Jenin, saved by Palestinian Authority forces

February 14, 2018 by  

Two Israeli soldiers who accidentally entered the Palestinian city of Jenin on Monday were attacked by a mob of dozens of young Palestinians who also stole one of their weapons. Read more

Israeli police push Netanyahu bribery indictment; he decries ‘slander’

February 14, 2018 by  

Israeli police investigators have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted in two corruption cases, increasing the pressure to step down on one of the longest-serving Israeli leaders in the country’s history. Read more

Australian Children’s Laureate Morris Gleitzman has message for parents

February 13, 2018 by  

Today, a child needs uplifting, positive messages more than anything in order to brave the constantly changing, unpredictable world we live in according to newly appointed Australian Children’s Laureate, Morris Gleitzman. Read more

Green Sunday: Melbourne

February 13, 2018 by  

Over a hundred volunteers from organisations including BJE Emet, Habonim, Tzofim, Betar, Tora Metzion, Sherut, B’nei Akiva and students from The King David School and Leibler Yavnah College participated in JNF’s Green Sunday campaign in Melbourne on the weekend. Read more

Green Sunday: Perth

February 13, 2018 by  

JNF WA had a record year of youth volunteers for the Green Sunday campaign. Read more

Green Sunday: Sydney

February 13, 2018 by  

Over 300 young volunteers so generously gave up their time to man the phones at JNF’s Green Sunday Telethon. Read more

Yom Hashoah Melbourne project

February 13, 2018 by  

The team which created a memorable image for 2017’s Yom Hashoah has turned its sights to Melbourne where it will produce another eye-catching project to commemorate this special day. Read more

Sir Paul McCartney awarded coveted prize in Israel

February 13, 2018 by  

The laureates of the 2018 Wolf Prize were announced at a special event hosted for the first time by the President of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, at his residence in Jerusalem.  Read more

Malka Leifer arrested

February 13, 2018 by  

Malka Leifer, wanted to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse in Melbourne, has been arrested in Israel following a police undercover operation. Read more

Roger Waters slams Elton John, Aerosmith, Steve Van Zandt, Thom Yorke and Nick Cave in talk for APAN

February 12, 2018 by  

Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters attacked major stars at the Australia Palestine Advocate Network (APAN). The APAN forum in Melbourne was hosted by the obsessive Sydney-based Israel hating Anthony Lowenstein. The comments were revealed by music site Noise11 in Glasgow…writes Michael Danby. Read more

President Rivlin visits the F-16 crew

February 12, 2018 by  

President Reuven Rivlin has visited the pilot and navigator injured yesterday during an operation in the north of Israel, and who were being treated at Rambam Hospital in Haifa. Read more

Israel dispatches additional missile batteries in north to protect population

February 12, 2018 by  

The Israel Defence Forces is reinforcing missile defense systems along the border with Syria following a major military confrontation between Israel, Syria and Iran which culminated in the first battle loss of an Israeli fighter jet in 35 years. Read more

Fighter pilot injured in Syrian strike upgraded from serious to moderate condition

February 12, 2018 by  

The pilot of an Israeli F16 fighter jet seriously injured while his plane shot down by Syrian anti-aircraft missiles on Sunday, has been upgraded to moderate condition according to Maimonides Medical Centre in Haifa. Read more

Big Pond

February 12, 2018 by  

A notice to all J-Wire subscribers using any Big Pond e-mail addresses… Read more

Anne Frank: ‘Let Me Be Myself’ Exhibition tours New Zealand

February 12, 2018 by  

The Wellington-based Holocaust Centre of New Zealand (HCNZ) has welcomed the exhibition Anne Frank: Let Me Be Myself to New Zealand which has opened in Auckland. Read more

Israel intercepts Iranian drone launched from Syria

February 11, 2018 by  

An IDF Apache helicopter has successfully intercepted an Iranian unmanned aerial vehicle launched from Syria and infiltrated Israel. The aircraft was identified by the Aerial Defense Systems early on and was under surveillance until the interception. Read more

Setting the record straight on the Malka Leifer case

February 9, 2018 by  

Former principal of The Adass Yisroel school in Melbourne Malka Leifer has successfully facing an extradition hearing which would decide if she is to be returned to Australia to facing 74 charges involving child sexual abuse.

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Law service in Sydney

February 9, 2018 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue has hosted the annual Jewish community Law Service to mark the opening of the New South Wales Law Term. Read more

Remarkable, rare multicolored mosaic from the Roman period unearthed in archeological excavations in the Caesarea National Park

February 9, 2018 by  

The mosaic was uncovered during an archaeological excavation that is part of the largest conservation and reconstruction project ever undertaken in Israel – with an investment of over 100 million shekels contributed by the Edmond de Rothschild Foundation and the Caesarea Development Corporation. Read more

Israelis around the world

February 7, 2018 by  

The fourth annual “Global Israeli Leadership” conference, took place in Jerusalem at the Foreign Office headquarters. Read more

Yad Vashem concerned about new Polish legislation

February 7, 2018 by  

Yad Vashem in Jerusalem has concerns about new Polish legislation signed by Poland’s president yesterday signed which outlaws blaming Poland as a nation for Holocaust crimes committed by Nazi Germany. Read more

Efim Solovey receives historical award

February 6, 2018 by  

Long-time JewishCare volunteer and revered community member Efim Solovey – president of the Russian branch of NAJEX has been awarded an extremely prestigious honour by the Russian Government. Read more

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