Australia welcomes the peace plan

January 29, 2020 by  

The Australian government and Jewish leaders have reacted to the new Donald Trump Administration Israeli-Palestinian peace plan. Read more

A time to remember

January 29, 2020 by  

The President of the Senate Senator Scott Ryan, the Australian Ambassador to Poland Lloyd Brodrick and Robert Goot Deputy President of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry met with Sydney survivor of Auschwitz-Birkenau Yvonne Engelman, in Kasimiricz  Krakow before the Commemoration of the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau on International Holocaust Remembrance Day 27th January. Read more

Ambassador for a day

January 29, 2020 by  

Jeremy Jones, the Director of International and of Community Affairs of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, was selected as an Australia Day Ambassador for 2020 by the Australia Day Council, the fourth time he has been given this honour. Read more

Mideast plan draws immediate responses from Jewish, Israel-related groups, Mideast experts

January 29, 2020 by  

Jewish and Israel-related groups expressed mixed reactions to the Trump administration at long last releasing its long-awaited peace plan on Tuesday to help resolve the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival -a resounding success

January 29, 2020 by  

Maccabi Junior Carnival 2020 in Perth was an unbelievable week of sport, fun active social events and more sport. Read more

Remembering the past – looking to the future

January 29, 2020 by  

Holocaust survivors were honoured at the Holocaust Remembrance Day commemorations in the capital, Wellington, at the same time as speakers referred to changes needed in New Zealand to counter rising antisemitism. Read more

Auschwitz: 75 years after the liberation

January 28, 2020 by  

On the site of former German Nazi death camp Auschwitz-Birkenau, Ambassador Ronald S. Lauder, President of the World Jewish Congress (WJC) and Chairman of the Auschwitz-Birkenau Memorial Foundation (ABMF), today rang the alarm bell on the rise of antisemitism, appealing to world leaders to advance Holocaust education before it’s too late. Read more

2020 Australia Day Awards

January 28, 2020 by  

J-Wire extends congratulations to all members of the Jewish community who have been honoured their country…and we now have added those not mentioned on our initial list…Peter Fritz AO, Bobbi Mahlab AM, Julie Steiner AM, Judith Ferber OAM and Bob Selinger OAM. Read more

Report: Abbas refused call from Trump ahead of peace plan’s expected release

January 28, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas reportedly refused to take a phone call from U.S. President Donald Trump ahead of the White House’s expected release of its long-awaited Mideast peace plan for the Israelis and Palestinians. Read more

Palestinians threaten to pull out of Oslo agreement over projected Trump peace plan

January 28, 2020 by  

Palestinian Authority officials on Sunday threatened to withdraw from key provisions of the Oslo Accords in protest against the U.S. administration’s projected Mideast peace plan. Read more

Prime minister of Holland apologizes for nation’s role in wartime persecution of Jews

January 28, 2020 by  

Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte on Sunday became the first Dutch leader to officially apologize for his country’s role in the Holocaust. Read more

An eternal reminder to us all – NZ PM on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2020 by  

It is critical to tell and retell the stories of those who perished in the Holocaust, and of those who survived, to fight against the rise of antisemitism and to ensure that such a genocide never happens again. Read more

Claudia and Orlando visit Shane Fitzsimmons

January 28, 2020 by  

Over the past few weeks, more than 2000 volunteers of all ages visited  Sydney’s OBK to prepare meals and treats for Australians affected by the devastating bushfires but two children made their delivery direct to the Commissioner of the New South Wales Rural Fire Service Read more

Swastikas on a basketball court

January 28, 2020 by  

A passerby tweeted a photo of a basketball court in the New Zealand city of Hamilton daubed with swastikas on the day icon basketballer Kobe Bryant was killed in a helicopter crash and the day before the International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

House that Harry built

January 28, 2020 by  

The Innovation Authority has announced the establishment of three new hi-tech incubators in the northern Negev, Yeruham, and Carmiel. Read more

Josh Frydenberg on Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2020 by  

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg has spoken at the Holocaust Remembrance Day and 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz event at the Jewish Holocaust Centre in Melbourne. Read more

Marisa Payne delivers a Holocaust message

January 27, 2020 by  

Today we mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day, commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, and throughout 2020, the anniversary of the end of the Holocaust. Read more

German ambassador visit Canberra rabbi ahead of International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2020 by  

The Ambassador of Germany to Australia Dr Thomas Fitschen has paid a visit to the Chabad ACT Jewish community in Canberra and held a lengthy meeting with its chairman, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman. Read more

Five hundred gather to remember the Holocaust in provincial NZ

January 27, 2020 by  

In a weekend buzzing with activity in the coastal city of Tauranga, more than 500 turned out for a Holocaust Remembrance event held at the beautiful Performing Arts Centre, Bethlehem College on 25 January Read more

Idan Raichel to Tune Up UIA’s 2020 Centenary Celebrations

January 27, 2020 by  

UIA has announced that one of the most well-known and much-loved Israeli artists, Idan Raichel will entertain supporters at its 2020 Gala events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth in February, as UIA celebrates 100 years of supporting the People of Israel. Read more

Resounding message of World Holocaust Forum in Jerusalem: ‘Never Again Is Now’

January 26, 2020 by  

Jerusalem: It’s a city that stops everything for a minute each May for Israel’s Holocaust Memorial Day, remembering those who perished, as well as those who barely escaped with their lives. But on Thursday, it remembered again. Read more

Netanyahu, Gantz to visit White House amid reports of Trump revealing Mideast peace plan

January 26, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Blue and White Party and opposition leader Benny Gantz are scheduled to visit the White House this week for a development on the highly anticipated Mideast peace plan, which has been called the “deal of the century,” announced U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday while meeting with Netanyahu. Read more

Trump issues proclamation on 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz

January 26, 2020 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump issued a proclamation on Friday commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz concentration and extermination camp, formally declaring a “National Day of Remembrance of the 75th Anniversary of the Liberation of Auschwitz.” Read more

Trump to release peace plan ahead of Netanyahu and Gantz’s White House visit

January 26, 2020 by  

U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday that he will release his Mideast peace plan ahead of the scheduled White House visit on Jan. 28 by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his political rival, Blue and White Party chair Benny Gantz. Read more

British Jewry leadership ‘expects apology’ from BBC for report tying Holocaust to Israel-Palestinian conflict

January 26, 2020 by  

The Board of Deputies of British Jewry said that the BBC should apologize for a report on Wednesday evening about International Holocaust Remembrance Day that linked the Israel-Palestinian conflict to the Holocaust. Read more

Senior Saudi religious leader leads Muslim delegation on visit to Auschwitz

January 26, 2020 by  

A senior Saudi religious leader led a delegation of Muslim leaders on a visit of the former Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp in Poland on Thursday timed to the 75th anniversary of its liberation. Read more

Prince Charles visits The Israel Museum

January 26, 2020 by  

Prince Charles met with Holocaust survivors during a visit to the Israel Museum. Read more

New Zealanders to commemorate IHRD

January 26, 2020 by  

New Zealanders will gather around the country tomorrow to remember the Holocaust with the sad new realisation that New Zealand isn’t immune to racial hatred and violence, the Holocaust Centre of New Zealand says. Read more

Putin tells Naama Issachar’s mother that ‘everything will be fine’

January 24, 2020 by  

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday assured the mother of Naama Issachar, an Israeli-American woman imprisoned in Russia whose family has been anxious to secure her release, that “everything will be fine. Read more

French president scolds Israeli security at Jerusalem church in Old City

January 24, 2020 by  

French President Emmanuel Macron berated Israeli security personnel on Wednesday during a visit to Jerusalem’s Old City, after they pushed ahead of his own security detail to enter the Church of Saint Anne, which is French state property. Read more

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