ECAJ and state roof bodies unite in support of 18C

September 27, 2016 by  

 

Plenary meetings of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria during the last week have unanimously passed identical resolutions in support of retaining the existing sections of the Racial Discrimination Act which prohibit the public promotion of racial hatred.  Read more

A Rosh Hashanah from the NSW Leader of the Opposition

September 27, 2016 by  

Luke Foley is the Opposition of the Leader f the Opposition in NSW and sends Rosh Hashanah greetings… Read more

Melbourne Community Commemorates 75th Anniversary of Babi Yar

September 27, 2016 by  

The Victorian Jewish community has commemorated the 75th anniversary of the massacre of Jews at Babi Yar, a ravine near Kiev, where 33,771 Jews were shot over a two-day period starting on 29 September 1941.  Read more

The President’s Twitter chat

September 26, 2016 by  

Watch how Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin handles his open first Twitter chat….. Read more

Shir Madness…on video

September 25, 2016 by  

At Sydney’s Bondi Pavilion, the Shir Madness Music Festival took over for a full day of top entertainment, with an Opening Drum Troupe, Junkyard Beats, The Bashevis Singers, Azadoota, Alexis Fishman, Josh Oshlack, Tree of Life with Orna Triguboff and Rick Melick’s Self Made Men. Henry Greener filmed the event….

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WJC President Lauder honors Elie Wiesel at high-profile UNESCO-sponsored tribute to heroes fighting violent extremism

September 25, 2016 by  

WJC President Lauder honours Elie Wiesel at high-profile UNESCO-sponsored tribute to heroes fighting violent extremism. Read more

Manny Waks memoir launch

September 25, 2016 by  

Manny Waks, child sexual abuse survivor and campaigner for justice, will launch his memoir at a special ‘Shalom | Sydney Jewish Writers Festival’ event on 6 October at the Bondi Pavilion. Read more

ECAJ and Jewish GLBTI community critical of cartoon

September 23, 2016 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry executive director Peter Wertheim has commented on The Australian’s cartoon depicting Nazi storm-troopers in a uniform decided the colours of the GLBTI movement. Read more

Chinese Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs meets Peres’ family

September 23, 2016 by  

The Chinese Deputy of Foreign Affairs Zhang Ming has visited  the Shiba Medical Center to support President Peres’ family on behalf of the Chinese leadership, the Chinese people, and the Speaker of the Chinese Parliament Zhang Dejiang – who is currently in Israel on an official visit. Read more

President Rivlin to host Q&A on Twitter #AskRivlin

September 23, 2016 by  

For the first time, President Reuven Rivlin will hold a questions and answers session on Twitter via his Hebrew (@rubirivlin), and English (@PresidentRuvi)Twitter accounts, using both text and video. Read more

President Rivlin meets with Zakynthos hero’s daughter

September 22, 2016 by  

President Reuven Rivlin this morning met in his office with Lana Carrer, daughter of the Lucas Carrer, who served as Mayor of the Greek island of Zakynthos during the Nazi occupation of the island. Mayor Carrer, together with the local bishop, were responsible for saving the nearly 300 Jews who lived on the island by refusing the order of the Nazi occupying forces to provide a list of the Jewish community. Read more

Jewish program supporting indigenous doctors praised in NSW Parliament

September 22, 2016 by  

Shalom Gamarada Indigenous Residential Scholarship Program, a Jewish organisation has supported 16 Indigenous students become doctors and has improved countless lives, NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord told State Parliament this week. Read more

Jerusalem Quartet in Melbourne: 30% discount for J-Wire readers

September 21, 2016 by  

There is a great depth to the Jerusalem’s Quartet’s musical heritage that lends authority to the masterworks they are performing on their Australian tour. Read more

Ban Ki-moon sends a letter to Peres

September 21, 2016 by  

UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon has sent a letter to Ninth President Shimon Peres wishing him a speedy recovery and a long life. Read more

Shir Madness shines in the rain

September 21, 2016 by  

Well over 1000 people attended Jewish music festival at the pavilion at Sydney’s Bondi Beach despite continual rain. Read more

NSW Multicultural Marketing Awards

September 21, 2016 by  

Nominations have opened for the 2016 Australian Multicultural Marketing Awards (AMMAs), recognising excellence in multicultural marketing and communication. Read more

New Zealand Minister Parata visits US and Israel for education insights

September 21, 2016 by  

New Zealand Education Minister Hekia Parata is travelling to the United States and Israel to assess leading education systems and to discuss training with scholars and academics. Read more

Clean Up the Kinneret

September 20, 2016 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) together with the Australian Embassy in Israel, The Kinneret Authority and KKL-JNF joined together to Clean Up Israel. Read more

Limmud FSU is key to bridging Australia’s Jewish and Russian-speaking Jewish Communities

September 20, 2016 by  

Israeli Minister of Environmental Protection Zeev Elkin told Limmud FSU Australia that the organisation is playing a critical role in connecting the Russian-speaking Jewish community to the larger Australian Jewish community  at the first-ever Limmud FSU Australia festival in Sydney this past weekend. Read more

Danby speaks at the Jerusalem Press Club

September 19, 2016 by  

Michael Danby the Federal Member for Melbourne Ports has been hosted by NGO Monitor at the Jerusalem Press Club. Read more

Peres update

September 19, 2016 by  

This update on the condition of Shimon Peres has been furnished by the Ninth President’s Office and Sheba Medical Centre on Sunday Evening…

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Tax treaty under negotiation between Australia and Israel

September 19, 2016 by  

Stimulating growth, rather than increasing taxes, is the solution to the budget deficit, said the Federal Treasurer in a public address in Melbourne on Friday. Read more

Walt Secord send his message for Rosh Hashanah

September 19, 2016 by  

Walt Secord, the deputy leader of the Opposition in the NSW Legislative Council and the deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel,  has a message for Rosh Hashanah. Read more

NSW Minister for Multiculturalism sends Rosh Hashanah greetings

September 19, 2016 by  

John Ajaka sends New Year greetings to the Australian Jewish community. Read more

Shana Tova from JIFF!

September 18, 2016 by  

Shana Tova Umetukah from the team at the Jewish International Film Festival. Read more

Bishop meets Leibler

September 16, 2016 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council National Chairman’s Mark Leibler met with Foreign Minister Julie Bishop in Canberra this week and discussed Australia’s foreign relations with focus on specific concerns of the Jewish community.

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The ECAJ and the Hanson speech

September 16, 2016 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has responded to Senator Pauline Hanson’s inaugural speech in parliament on Wednesday in which she called for the introduction of restrictive measures against Australian Muslims, and barring entry to Australia of anyone professing the Muslim faith.
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We all condemn settlements and yet they continue to expand…NZ Foreign Minister

September 16, 2016 by  

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister has told the UN Security Council the two-state policy is tottering. Read more

Does the U.S.-Israel military aid deal put to rest years of strained relations under Obama?

September 16, 2016 by  

The United States and Israel made history on Thursday signing the largest ever military assistance package between the two allies…writes Sean Savage/JNS.org. Read more

Peres update

September 15, 2016 by  

Prof. Yitzhak Kreis, Director General of the Sheba Medical Center and Rafi Walden, Peres’ son in law and personal physician, regarding the condition of the Ninth President this morning.
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