Scott Morrison: community reaction

October 16, 2018 by  

There was a swift reaction by community leaders to Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s announcement that the country is considering moving its embassy to Jerusalem and recognising the city as Israel’s capital. Read more

Jerusalem considered to recognised as Israel’s capital and the location for Australia’s embassy

October 16, 2018 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced the government is considering to move its embassy to Jerusalem and to recognise the city as Israel’s capital. Read more

Palestinian baby first-ever recipient of a heart transplant from Israeli-Jewish child

October 16, 2018 by  

Clinging to life, a Palestinian baby from Ramallah has become the first-ever recipient of a heart transplant from an Israeli-Jewish child.

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Gazan explodes bomb at Israeli border, killed in effort to attack IDF soldiers

October 15, 2018 by  

As part of the ongoing weekly border protests prompted by Hamas, a Gazan exploded a bomb along the security fence with Israel on Friday and infiltrated past it. Read more

France bestows its highest award to Nazi-hunter couple

October 15, 2018 by  

Famed French Nazi-hunters Serge Klarsfeld and his German wife, Beate, received the highest honours last week in a ceremony led by French President Emmanuel Macron. Read more

Israel’s UN envoy accuses B’Tselem head of ‘collaborating with the enemy’

October 15, 2018 by  

Israel’s United Nations ambassador Danny Danon has accused Hagai El-Ad, the head of the B’Tselem human rights NGO, of “collaborating with Israel’s enemies” after he said he would speak to the Security Council later this week to discuss “reality in the territories.”

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Hebron to get first new Jewish neighbourhood in 20 years

October 15, 2018 by  

The Israeli government has approved a plan to construct 31 new housing units within the Jewish settlement in Hebron.

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Hundreds attend Limmud FSU Festival

October 15, 2018 by  

More than 250 members of the Russian-speaking members of the Australian Jewish community gathered together in Sydney for the popular annual volunteer-driven festival of Jewish learning organized by Limmud FSU (former the Soviet Union). Read more

NSW Labor calls on premier and deputy premier to act on neo-Nazis identified in ABC doco from National Party

October 14, 2018 by  

NSW Labor today called on NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian and Deputy Premier John Barilaro to act on neo-Nazis –  identified in an ABC documentary this weekend – from the ranks of the NSW Nationals. Read more

The Technion and Intel to inaugurate joint centre for Artificial Intelligence

October 14, 2018 by  

The Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and Intel Corporation have inaugurated a new Centre for Artificial Intelligence (AI) . Read more

Netanyahu is expected to call early Israel elections

October 14, 2018 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to call for early elections in the midst of legal troubles, pending controversial legislation and feuding among his top ministers—all of which could determine whether his solid relationship with U.S. President Donald Trump will continue. Read more

US supports Israeli detention of pro-BDS activist

October 14, 2018 by  

The United States expressed its support on Wednesday for Israel denying a University of Florida graduate from entering Israel due to her pro-BDS activism. Read more

World Jewish Congress: UNHRC elections demonstrate ‘clear and deep’ need for reform across the board

October 14, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer has said that the United Nations Human Rights Council’s elections, in which the number of countries running equaled the number of seats available, demonstrated “a clear and deep need for reform to both the structure and priorities” of the UN’s top human rights body. Read more

IDF neutralises half-mile-long tunnel crossing from Gaza into Israel

October 12, 2018 by  

The IDF announced on Thursday that it neutralised a half-mile-long tunnel penetrating 200 meters into Israel from the central Gaza Strip. Read more

BDS activists will use publicity to promote Palestine cause

October 12, 2018 by  

Two New Zealanders have been ruled to pay NIS45,000 [A$17,500 NZ$19,000]  for their role in the cancellation of pop icon Lorde’s Israeli concert earlier this year. Read more

First Israeli lunar spacecraft enters home stretch in preparation for launch

October 12, 2018 by  

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL said today that its lunar spacecraft, the first in Israel’s history, is currently in advanced trial stages that test its ability to meet environmental conditions in space.

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“An attack on the Jews of Denmark is an attack on all of Denmark” – Danish PM

October 12, 2018 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has attended a ceremony at the Great Synagogue in Copenhagen marking the 75th anniversary of the rescue of the Jews of Denmark. Read more

AIJAC meet the PM

October 12, 2018 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC) National Chairman Mark Leibler, Executive Director Dr Colin Rubenstein and longstanding supporter Solomon Lew have met with Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Read more

Around the corner…The Jewish International Film Festival

October 11, 2018 by  

The Jewish International Film Festival kicks off in two weeks in Sydney (23 Oct – 21 Nov) and Melbourne (24 Oct – 21 Nov), followed by Canberra (1 – 11 Nov), Perth (7 – 18 Nov) and Brisbane (8 – 18 Nov).

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New Zealanders Celebrate Israel70 and Aliyah

October 11, 2018 by  

Kiwis from all over New Zealand gathered at the Waipuna Lodge in Auckland this past weekend to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the reestablishment of the State of Israel and Aliyah. Read more

Politicians visit Israel

October 11, 2018 by  

Senator Jonathon Duniam (Liberal, Tasmania) and Dimitry Palmer, Vice-President of the NSW Young Liberal Movement, spoke about their experiences in Israel and the Palestinian Authority at an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council event in Sydney as part of AIJAC’s Rambam program. Read more

Liberals and Labor in agreement

October 11, 2018 by  

The Labor candidate for next week’s Wentworth by-election has praised the federal government’s announcement granting $2.2 million to improve security arrangements for the Jewish community in New South Wales. Read more

Meeting Her Majesty

October 11, 2018 by  

Israel’s President and Mrs Rivlin have met Her Majesty Queen Margrethe II of Denmark at the Amalienborg Palace. Read more

$2.2 million government grant for NSW security

October 10, 2018 by  

The Liberal candidate for Wentworth in the upcoming by-election Dave Sharma visited the Community Security Group where he announced the federal government’s $2.2 million grant for The Council for Jewish Community Security in NSW.  Read more

Pro-Israel leaders praise Nikki Haley as example of ‘shining city on a hill’ for nations to follow

October 10, 2018 by  

Nikki Haley, who has been the face of the Trump administration’s strong stances in support of Israel, has resigned as ambassador to the United Nations on Tuesday. Read more

Danon to UK’s Parliament: ‘Corbyn an anti-Semite who wants to return Britain to darker periods’

October 10, 2018 by  

Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon was hosted by the United Kingdom’s Parliament on Tuesday. Read more

Rivlin visits bereaved families

October 10, 2018 by  

Shortly before departing on an official visit to Denmark, President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin yesterday paid condolence calls on the families of Kim Levengrond-Yehezkel ז”ל  and Ziv Hajbi ז”ל who were murdered in the terrorist attack at the Barkan industrial area on Monday. Read more

First of two terror victims laid to rest in emotional funeral

October 9, 2018 by  

Hundreds of people arrived in Rosh Ha’ayin in central Israel on Sunday night to pay their last respects to Kim Levengrond Yehezkel, one of two victims of a terror attack at the Barkan Industrial Park in Samaria earlier that day. Read more

World-class pianist and UIA success story to visit Australia

October 9, 2018 by  

UIA is to host world-class pianist Israel-based Victor Stanislavsky for events in Melbourne and Sydney in November 2018. Read more

New Race Discrimination Commissioner

October 8, 2018 by  

Victorian commercial property lawyer Chin Leong Tan has been appointed as the new Race Discrimination Commissioner.  Read more

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