Dave Sharma tells federal parliament the frustration in extraditing Malka Leifer

October 18, 2019 by  

Liberal member for Wentworth Dave Sharma has told the federal parliament the story of Malka Leifer and the long, long battle to have her extradited from Israel to Melbourne. Read more

Israeli journalists recite ‘Kaddish’ for end of Netanyahu’s Rule on live television

October 18, 2019 by  

Oded Ben-Ami and Amnon Abramovich, two of Israel’s top journalists, on Wednesday prayed for the end of the Netanyahu era while broadcasting live on Israel’s Channel 12, reciting part of the Jewish prayer “Kaddish,” which is traditionally recited while mourning. Read more

Friedman: Trump plan will not evict Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria

October 18, 2019 by  

The U.S. administration will not call for the evacuation of Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria under the much-anticipated Mideast peace plan, according to U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman on Wednesday. Read more

Former concentration-camp guard stands trial in Germany

October 18, 2019 by  

A former concentration-camp guard is facing trial in Germany in what may be one of the country’s last trials of Nazi war criminals. Read more

Journalists report back

October 18, 2019 by  

More than 300 community members heard reports by eight senior journalists who recently toured Israel in a delegation led by the CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies Vic Alhadeff. Read more

Cyprys “distressed” during Sydney custody

October 18, 2019 by  

David Cyprys is in custody in Sydney and has been charged relating to a warrant issued four years ago. Read more

JIFF – one week to go

October 17, 2019 by  

There’s only 1 week left ’til the Jewish International Film Festival returns to Ritz Cinemas, Randwick and Roseville Cinemas in Sydney and kicks off a nation-wide feast of handpicked movies. Read more

Israeli Chief Rabbi: Israel has ‘moral obligation’ to help Kurds

October 17, 2019 by  

President Reuven Rivlin visited the Sukkah of Ashkenazi Chief Rabbi David Lau in Modi’in as part of the tradition of presidents to visit the Sukkah of the Chief Rabbis, “a tradition that brings together the State of Israel with the Jewish religion,” he said. Read more

Trump on the Kurds in Syria: ‘They’re no angels’

October 17, 2019 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday defended his decision to withdraw U.S. forces from northern Syria even as criticism points to the United States having betrayed its Kurdish allies in the region. Read more

Two JIFF films received nominations for Asia Pacific Screen Awards

October 17, 2019 by  

Israeli actor Erain Naim has been nominated for a prestigious Asia Pacific Screen Award (APSA) for his role in Eynayim Sheli (Chained). Read more

David Cyprys rearrested following release from prison

October 16, 2019 by  

Convicted serial paedophile David Cyprys has been re-arrested this morning upon release on parole from a Melbourne prison. Read more

$5.7 million federal security grants for Jewish schools and institutions within Wentworth

October 16, 2019 by  

Liberal Federal Member for Wentworth, Dave Sharma has welcomed the announcement of $5.7 million for Jewish schools and religious institutions to bolster safety and security within the Wentworth community. Read more

NSW MP: antisemitism shows the worst of humanity

October 16, 2019 by  

A NSW had ttold parliament antisemitism “shows the worst of humanity and has ruined lives and taken lives”. Read more

Australian and Fijian troops head to the Golan Heights

October 13, 2019 by  

Australian and Fijian troops will be co-deployed to the area of the Golan Heights which is the UN-controlled territory bordering Israel and Syria. Read more

Touring War Memorial exhibition contains rare Australian war artists works on the Holocaust

October 13, 2019 by  

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair Walt Secord is pleased that an Australian War Memorial touring exhibition to rural art galleries contained a number of rare works on the Holocaust including one by an Australian war artist, Alan Moore on the Nazi concentration camp – Bergen-Belsen. Read more

Commonwealth graves desecrated with swastikas in Haifa

October 13, 2019 by  

Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs had condemned the desecration of dozens of graves in a Commonwealth military cemetery in Haifa. Read more

Netanyahu: Israel facing threat from Iran similar to one prior to Yom Kippur War

October 11, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has warned Iranian aggression in the Middle East is threatening Israel in a magnitude similar to the threats the country faced during the Yom Kippur War,  Read more

Israel ‘strongly condemns’ Turkey’s attack on Kurds

October 11, 2019 by  

Israel “strongly condemns Turkey’s military invasion of Kurdish provinces in Syria and warns against the ethnic cleansing of the Kurds by Turkey and its proxies,” Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stated on Thursday after the Turkish army launched a military campaign against Kurdish strongholds in northern Syria. Read more

ECAJ slams neo-Nazi concert in Melbourne

October 11, 2019 by  

The neo-Nazi Hammered Music Festival is being advertised online by hate groups Blood & Honour Australia and the Southern Cross Hammerskins still has the green flag from the Victorian parliament which claims it has no legal way of banning it. Read more

Israeli water experts for Victoria

October 11, 2019 by  

The Embassy of Israel in Canberra, in collaboration with the Jewish National Fund of Australia (JNF) and the State Government of Victoria, has announced the visit of two renowned Israeli water experts to the State of Victoria this month. Read more

Leifer to stay in jail

October 11, 2019 by  

Judge Anat Baron has ruled that Malka Leifer is a flight risk and refused bail to Malka Leifer who will remain in jail as she continues her attempt to avoid extradition to Australia where she faces 74 charges of child sexual abuse. Read more

Brutal murder in Johannesburg: correction

October 10, 2019 by  

Mirah Wilks lost her life on Sunday, October 6 and not as reported on  Yom Kippur.

Despite Facebook’s pledge, Fatah’s terrorism promoting page still active

October 10, 2019 by  

Fatah’s Facebook page, which was shut down for a short while over its incitement to terrorism, is back up, despite a pledge by the social media giant to combat online incitement on its platform. Read more

AIJAC concerned about Turkey’s incursion

October 10, 2019 by  

The Australia/ Israel & Jewish Affairs Council has expressed its strong concerns about Turkey’s unilateral incursion into northern Syria, and the apparent shift in US foreign policy toward rapid Syrian disengagement which helped facilitate the Turkish move.  Read more

German antisemitic attack: Israel reacts

October 10, 2019 by  

Israel’s leadership expressed shock and sharply condemned an anti-Semitic attack by neo-Nazis on a synagogue in Halle, Germany, during the Yom Kippur holiday, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar.

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Brutal murder in Johannesburg

October 10, 2019 by  

A South African woman who had immigrated to Johannesburg from Melbourne, has been brutally murdered in her home between Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur. Read more

Threatening messages to Jewish schoolboy forced to kiss a Muslim’s foot

October 10, 2019 by  

On the day following a report that a 12-yr-old Jewish boy was forced to kiss a fellow student’s feet, he allegedly received Instagram messages saying he will be “slaughtered”  or if he wanted to talk “about suicide”. Read more

Jewish community horrified of shooting deaths in Germany

October 10, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress joined the Australan and New Zealand community in being  horrified by the attack outside the synagogue of Halle an der Salle, in eastern Germany with local police confirming that two people were killed and several shots fired. Read more

Israel following Turkey’s actions in Cyprus’ waters ‘closely and with concern’

October 8, 2019 by  

Israel is following Turkey’s actions in Cyprus’ territorial waters “closely and with concern,” Israel’s Ambassador to Cyprus stated Monday. Read more

Last day of Netanyahu’s pre-indictment hearings focuses on cigars and champagne

October 8, 2019 by  

The fourth and last day of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s pre-indictment hearings before Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit focused on allegations he received expensive gifts from rich friends, possibly in return for various favours, constituting a form of bribery. Read more

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