JewishCare given Citizenship Award

July 6, 2015 by  

At a ceremony for Australia’s newest citizens, Sydney’s JewishCare was itself presented with an award.

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Great work by new rabbi

July 6, 2015 by  

Sydney’s The Great Synagogue has appointed a new Senior Rabbi to head up the Ministerial team and lead the congregation into the future. Read more

Yeshivah Centre under review

July 5, 2015 by  

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre has announced the formation of a Governance Review Panel and an interim Committee of Management. Read more

Governor Linda Dessau

July 5, 2015 by  

Linda Dessau has been sworn in as Governor of the State of Victoria…the first woman and the first Jewish Australian to be accorded this highly significant and important role. Read more

Establishing Jewish identity in the Ukraine

July 5, 2015 by  

Last weekend an office for Jewish ancestry clarification purposes was inaugurated in the Ukrainian city of Dnipropetrovsk. Read more

Melbourne hospital receives its largest-ever donation

July 3, 2015 by  

The Eva and Les Erdi Humanitarian Charitable Foundation has given The Alfred Hospital the single largest donation it has ever received. Read more

Jews fleeing Ukraine arrive in Israel recount assaults by pro-Russian rebels

July 3, 2015 by  

Two Jewish refugees who say they endured torture by pro-Russian rebels in Eastern Ukraine arrived in Israel after making aliyah on Wednesday. Read more

Israeli App ‘Salient Eye’ catches thief in New Zealand

July 3, 2015 by  

Science and Technology are two of the Israel’s most developed sectors and Israeli free App Salient Eye helped capture a burglar this week in New Zealand using an old Smartphone. Read more

Sir Nicholas Winton dead at 106

July 2, 2015 by  

Nicholas Winton, who rescued 669 children during the Holocaust and was dubbed the “British Schindler” (after German Holocaust rescuer Oskar Schindler), has died at the age of 106. Read more

New Zealanders sent home from Israel after ‘failed’ flotilla mission

July 1, 2015 by  

Maori Television reporter Ruwani Perera has been ‘deported’ from Israel and sent back to New Zealand on a failed mission to Gaza while aboard the Marianne of Gothenburg. Read more

Dementia help for Sydney man living in Jerusalem

June 30, 2015 by  

A 90-yr-old former Sydney resident now living in Jerusalem has received a special iPod to help deal with Alzheimer’s. Read more

Frydenberg accepts Twitter apology

June 30, 2015 by  

Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has accepted an apology made by Brisbane financial adviser James Howarth following a series of anti-Semitic tweets criticising the politician for  his position in planned changes to upfront commissions paid to financial planners. Read more

New NSW program for up and coming politicians

June 30, 2015 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies  has announced its new Berger Fellowship program designed to strengthen ties between the Jewish community and future political leaders. Read more

Journalist reports that “she hasn’t been harmed”

June 30, 2015 by  

Israeli naval commandos have boarded and taken control of the activist boat ‘Freedom Flotilla III’ – tying to break the Gaza blockade. New Zealand journalists were on board. Read more

The new fence

June 30, 2015 by  

Israel’s Security Cabinet has adopted Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s proposal to begin work on an approximately 30-kilometer long section of security fence along the State of Israel’s eastern border, from Eilat to the site designated for the Timna airport. Read more

Hamas official confirms that indirect talks with Israel are underway

June 30, 2015 by  

Sheikh Hassan Yousef, one of Hamas’s leaders in the West Bank, has confirmed that Israel and the Gaza-ruling Palestinian terrorist group are in the midst of negotiations through mediators. Read more

Outrage at anti-Semitic attacks on Frydenberg

June 29, 2015 by  

There has been strong reaction both within the Jewish community and without to a tirade of anti-Semitic tweets against federal Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

Welcome to Israel

June 29, 2015 by  

Israel has “welcomed” passengers on a ship headed for Gaza but intercepted by the Israeli Navy. Read more

Israel-Palestine conflict: NZ FM says both sides share similar goals

June 28, 2015 by  

New Zealand’s Foreign Minister Murray McCully has said that the Israelis and Palestinians share similar goals. Read more

Remarkable Jewish artist

June 27, 2015 by  

The National Gallery in Canberra will screen a remarkable film featuring  Jewish American artist Jon Imber. Read more

Israeli entrepreneur’s Moon-bound Torah project might not be a fairytale

“The Torah is going to the moon.” It sounds like a phrase straight out of a Jewish fairytale or children’s book, but the real-life Torah on the Moon initiative is not as pie in the sky as one might think…writes Maayan Jaffe/JNS.org. Read more

The industry of lies

June 26, 2015 by  

Israeli Journalist Ben Dror-Yemini explored the “Industry of Lies” targeted at Israel at a community event in Melbourne’s  Lamm Jewish Library of Australia. Read more

UNHRC report on the 2014 conflict B’nai B’rith add its voice

June 26, 2015 by  

B’nai B’rith International and The B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) have denounced the report issued by the United Nations Human Rights Council’s (UNHRC) “independent, international commission of inquiry” into Israel’s defensive operations against Hamas in Gaza during the summer of 2014. Read more

Kiwi media ‘climbs aboard’ for Gaza

June 26, 2015 by  

A New Zealand team from Maori Television has joined Freedom Flotilla III, which has just set sail from the port of Messina, Italy to link up with other ships taking supplies to Palestinians in Gaza. Read more

Help is on the way

June 25, 2015 by  

Meeting with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and seven cabinet ministers in Jerusalem, Jewish Agency for Israel Chairman Natan Sharansky announced that The Jewish Agency will increase the number of Israel Fellows dispatched to college campuses abroad by more than 30% in order to help combat rising efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel. Read more

WJC welcomes U.S. Senate’s stand against BDS

June 25, 2015 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) today hailed the United States Senate’s decision to approve a strong stand against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement included in the Fast Track trade bill.  Read more

Questioning the Foreign Minister on Iran

June 24, 2015 by  

Federal Labor Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby has continued his criticism of Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s U-turn on Iran. Read more

Netanyahu addresses The Jewish Agency Assembly

June 24, 2015 by  

Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed hundreds of Jewish leaders gathered for the 2015 Jewish Agency for Israel Assembly in Tel Aviv. Read more

UN Human Rights Council Report of the 2014 Gaza conflict: The ZFA’s initial response

June 24, 2015 by  

The fingerprints of Israel-phobic UN Human Rights Council staffers are evident throughout the report into last year’s conflict in Gaza  by that body’s supposedly ‘Independent Commission of Inquiry’. Read more

Responses to the U.N. Gaza Conflict report

June 23, 2015 by  

Response from Israeli leadership and the WJC   to the report issued by the United Nations on last year’s Israel-Gaza conflict has been swift. Read more

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