Works by Noa Eshkol in Sydney

May 25, 2016 by  

Wall carpets created by Noa Eshkol, the daughter of Israel’s third Prime Minister Levi Eshkol, are on display during Sydney’s current Biennale. Read more

Sydney loses a jewel

May 25, 2016 by  

Sydney has lost one of the stalwarts of its community today with Margaret Gutman passing away at the age of 87. Read more

Doctorate for Stuart Silbert

May 24, 2016 by  

Perth solicitor Stuart Silbert will join Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin as one of 11 conferees of an honorary doctorate from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem next week. Read more

A Mezzuzah for the electoral office

May 23, 2016 by  

Julian Leeser is standing for the Sydney Liberal seat of Berowra in the forthcoming federal election…yesterday a mezuzah was attached to the door of his electoral office. Read more

Echoes of Apartheid

May 23, 2016 by  

Renowned international journalist Roger Cohen has spoken at a New Israel Fund Australia event in Sydney claiming Israel’s treatment of Palestinians in the West Bank is “an echo of apartheird”. Read more

Humans of JCA

May 23, 2016 by  

Sydney’s JCA will launch its Humans of JCA Photographic Exhibition this week…a key event in its current annual appeal. Read more

Wellington Palestinian group’s complaint upheld

May 20, 2016 by  

Honest Reporting Down Under has reported that the New Zealand Broadcasting Complaints Authority has upheld a complaint lodged by the Wellington Palestine Group against Television NZ for implying that East Jerusalem is part of Israel. Read more

Church groups stack party branch forcing new vote on preselection

May 20, 2016 by  

Perth businessman Simon Ehrenfeld will face a ballot for the second time this weekend in a bid to win preselection for the safe State Liberal seat of Hillarys in Perth. Read more

Australia security experts visit Israel

May 20, 2016 by  

A group of  business people, intelligence experts and academics have participated in the Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce Security Delegation to Israel co-organised with Perth’s Edith Cowan University.  Read more

McCully blames Israel

May 19, 2016 by  

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has fronted Auckland’s Jewish community criticising Israel’s policies in its region. Read more

Maccabi announces national Australian awards

May 19, 2016 by  

Maccabi Australia has announced the winners of the 2015 Maccabi National Sports Awards. Read more

Woman who saved 800 Jewish children passes away

May 19, 2016 by  

Constance Koster, Dutch‐born Melbourne resident and heroine of the Dutch resistance during World War II  has passed away at the age of 95. Read more

Ambassador Sharma hosts Australian women’s trade mission in Israel

May 19, 2016 by  

Australia’s ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma has hosted the first delegation of Australian women leaders to Israel. Read more

New Zealand Holocaust Centre offers ‘ground breaking’ programme to high school students in South Canterbury

May 19, 2016 by  

South Canterbury High School students are the first in New Zealand to engage in a new programme that raises awareness and knowledge about the Holocaust. Read more

NSW Labor leader calls for better school security

May 19, 2016 by  

NSW Labor president Mark Lennon has pledged to do whatever possible to ensure all Jewish schools “have the same gates and fences as all other schools”. Read more

Meet Amir Ohana

May 18, 2016 by  

Amir Ohana is the first openly gay member of the Likud…and a man who would like to see marijuana legalised in Israel and to see responsible Israelis having the right to carry a gun. He talks to J-Wire. Read more

800 Jewish mothers celebrate Israel journey

May 18, 2016 by  

More than 800 Jewish mothers from 10 countries around the world celebrated a life-changing journey to Israel this month, at a Jewish Women’s Renaissance Project (JWRP) Mega Event on Monday in partnership with the Ministry of Diaspora Affairs. Read more

Remembering the Light Horse

May 17, 2016 by  

NSW State MP Ron Hoenig and the Mascot RSL Sub-branch have joined Eran Tearosh Chairman of The Society for the Heritage of WWI in Israel and Vicky Gonda from the Israel Tourism Centre in commemorating the Charge of the Australian Light Horse Regiment at Beersheba in 1917. Read more

Israeli divers discover 1,600-yr-old shipwreck

May 17, 2016 by  

Israel Antiquities Authority archaeologists diving in the ancient harbor in the Caesarea National Park have recovered beautiful statues, thousands of coins 1,600 years old and other finds from the seabed…the largest assemblage of marine artifacts to be recovered in the past thirty years. Read more

Senator authorises pro-Palestinian poster

May 17, 2016 by  

A Pro-Palestinian poster advertising a Nakba Day rally was “authorised and printed” by Senator Lee Rhiannon together with leaflets distributed at the event. Read more

McKosher is treif

May 16, 2016 by  

A NSW lawyer who claims he is of Scottish/Jewish descent, has failed in a bid to register the trademark “McKosher”. Read more

Holocaust cartoon contest in Iran

May 14, 2016 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder is “disgusted” by the fact that Iran is once again staging a global competition showcasing cartoons denying and mocking the Holocaust, adding that the Iranian government is insulting the international community by portraying itself as moderate while allowing such a display to be carried out under its name. Read more

AIJAC welcomes MPs on their return from Israel

May 14, 2016 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has played host to ALP Victorian government MPs recently returned from a study visit to Israel. Read more

Reform at Rookwood

May 13, 2016 by  


An investigation of the running of Sydney’s Rookwood Cemetery has shown that Jews, Muslims and Chinese communities have paid abnormally high prices for their burials. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut: Sydney

May 13, 2016 by  

Over 650 people heard NSW Premier Mike Baird speak of his recent trip to Israel at the Yom Ha’azmaut celebration in Sydney. Read more

Netanyahu proposes return of Israeli Independence Day military parades

May 13, 2016 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has suggested that Israel reinstate the tradition of military parades on the country’s Independence Day (Yom Ha’atzmaut). Read more

World diplomats join in Yom Ha’azmaut celebrations

May 13, 2016 by  

Ambassadors to Israel, honorary consuls, and military attachés from around the world arrived at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem this afternoon (Thursday), hosted by President Reuven & First Lady Nechama Rivlin for a celebratory reception in honor of Israel’s 68th Independence Day. The President welcomed the guests in the garden of the President’s Residence, before both he and Prime Minister Netanyahu addressed the event. Read more

Mike Baird sends Yom Ha’azmaut greetings

A message to the NSW Jewish community from Premier Mike Baird on Yom Ha’azmaut. Read more

Freelander under fire…but apologises

May 12, 2016 by  

Political hopeful Dr Mike Freelander has apologised for remarks he made describing Australia’s detention centres on Nauru and Manus Island as “concentration camps”. Read more

Remembering Malki

On Yom HaZikaron, Arnold and Frimet Roth, who left Melbourne to make Aliyah in 1988, remember their daughter Malki who died in a terrorist attack on a pizza restaurant in Jerusalem in 2001. Read more

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