AUJS responds to Jake Lynch

May 22, 2015 by  

Although it is replete with self-serving rationalisations, Associate Professor Jake Lynch’s defence of his conduct at the Richard Kemp lecture on March 11, “BDS and the Kemp affair: clearing up misunderstandings”, represents a significant climb down from the militantly unapologetic support for Lynch’s actions previously proffered by the “Sydney Staff for BDS” group and other prominent figures on Lynch’s behalf. Read more

Meet the man who made Struggle Street

May 22, 2015 by  

Filmmaker Marc Radomsky is the writer/producer of Struggle Street..a ratings record-breaker for SBS-TV showing life on the other side of Sydney’s tracks. He talks to J-Wire. Read more

Noted anti-Semitism scholar passes away

May 22, 2015 by  

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem mourns the passing of Prof. Robert S. Wistrich, a preeminent historian who since 2002 has headed the university’s Vidal Sassoon International Center for the Study of Antisemitism.  Read more

Polish Holocaust survivors eligible for benefits

Thousands of Holocaust survivors originally from Poland will benefit from a payment program from the Polish government, thanks to efforts by the Conference of Jewish Material Claims Against Germany (Claims Conference) and the World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO). Read more

Catholic university confers a doctorate on a rabbi

May 21, 2015 by  

Rabbi John Levi has received an honorary doctorate for his outstanding contribution to Jewish-Christian relations and interfaith dialogue and to the building of a robust multicultural Australian society. Read more

Swimming the Kinneret for children with cancer

May 21, 2015 by  

Yigal Sela, who heads the  Israel office of the Zionist Federation of Australia, will swim the entire length of the Kinneret to raise funds for cancer research. Read more

Restored Allenby park opened

A JNF delegation from Australia has attended the official opening of Allenby Park in Be’er Sheva.

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Netanyahu v Blatter

May 20, 2015 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with FIFA President Joseph “Sepp” Blatter. Read more

A word from Jake Lynch

May 20, 2015 by  

Associate Professor Jake Lynch has addressed “misgivings among some members of the Jewish community”. Read more

When a newsman becomes the news

May 20, 2015 by  

Israeli political journalist and commentator Akiva Eldar has been knocked down by a car in Sydney.

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Changes at the WUPJ

The 67th International conference of the World Union for Progressive Judaism was recently held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Read more

UIA Young Families launched in Sydney

Israel came to Sydney as UIA’s new division, Young Families, celebrated their launch event at the Entertainment Quarter in Moore Park on Yom Yerushalayim. Read more

Israeli-Australian project works to make global cities’ water good to the last drop

May 20, 2015 by  

California headlines this month scream “water shortage”—but the shortage is not limited to the western United States. Read more

Pope Francis in pro-Israel crosshairs over Palestinian statehood, Abbas meeting

May 20, 2015 by  

Controversy is swirling over conflicting reports as to whether or not the Pope Francis called Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas an “angel of peace” during a meeting at the Vatican on Saturday. Read more

94-yr-old Melbourne woman honoured by Holocaust Centre

Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust Centre has held a special function to honour Dutch-born Melbourne resident Constance Koster, who saved the lives of Jewish children during the Second World War. Read more

Frank Lowy OK

May 19, 2015 by  

Frank Lowy appears to have survived his dramatic fall at Sunday’s A-League final. Read more

Movie giveaways

May 19, 2015 by  

The Palm Springs International ShortFest will feature at the St Kilda Film Festival this weekend. J-Wire has five double passes to give away. Read more

Jewish Care’s annual appeal dinner evokes community spirit

May 19, 2015 by  

More than 400 supporters attended Melbourne’s Jewish Care’s 2015 Annual Appeal Dinner. Read more

In search of Lagi survivors

A New Zealand author is seeking survivors or descendants of survivors who escaped the Holocaust through the Solf Tea Group… a cover to smuggle Jews out of Europe. Read more

Queen Elizabeth to visit Bergen-Belsen

May 18, 2015 by  

During her state visit to Germany next month, Queen Elizabeth II is planning to visit Bergen-Belsen.
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BDS and Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects

May 18, 2015 by  

Melbourne academic Philip Mendes will address the Caulfield branch of the ALP on the negative effects BDS has on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Read more

Jerusalem Day

President Reuven Rivlin and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu have spoken at a ceremony commemorating Jerusalem Day marking 48 years since the unification of the city. Read more

Anti-virus Conference

May 18, 2015 by  

Officially billed as the 5th. Global Forum for combating Anti-Semitism this gathering of delegates from most parts of the globe took place last week in Jerusalem…Michael Kuttner reports. Read more

The Vatican disappoints

May 15, 2015 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has expressed its disappointment at the Vatican’s latest move to formally recognise a Palestinian state. Read more

Moriah boys make their own Tefillin

May 15, 2015 by  

It’s a Monday morning in May and dozens of Year 7 Bar Mitzvah- aged boys at Sydney’s Moriah College gather with their families to lay Tefillin together and reflect on this timeless Jewish ritual. Read more

An award for Masha

May 15, 2015 by  

Jewish Care volunteer Masha Zeleznikow has won an award The 2015 Victorian Minister for Health Volunteer Awards…a part of National Volunteer Week. Read more

RCV discusses radicalisation

May 15, 2015 by  

The Rabbinical Council of Victoria (RCV) has hosted a Community Reference Group (CRG) forum which discussed issues relating to radicalisation. Read more

UIA Young Families

UIA NSW is launching an exciting new division aimed at families with young children ‘UIA YOUNG FAMILIES’. Read more

NAJEX Anzac Centenary Commemoration mentioned in parliament

The Anzac Centenary Commemoration held recently at Sydney’s The Great Synagogue was the subject of an address made in the NSW Parliament yesterday by Walt Secord, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in the Legislative Council, Shadow Minister for Health and Shadow Minister for the North Coast. Read more

An award for Helen Mirren

May 14, 2015 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) and The Weinstein Company announced today that Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will receive the WJC Recognition Award for her role in the acclaimed film ‘Woman in Gold’ and for helping to educate the public about the issues of Nazi-looted art. Read more

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