NZ Jewry outraged

June 23, 2017 by  

The New Zealand Jewish Council is saddened and outraged by the desecration of ANZAC graves at Beersheba Cemetery in Israel. Read more

South Head: rabbi’s termination void

June 22, 2017 by  

A judge in the Supreme Court in Sydney has ruled the termination of Rabbi Benzion Milecki’s contract by the administrator of the South Head Synagogue is void. Read more

Adviser to four US presidents to speak in Sydney

June 22, 2017 by  

An adviser to no fewer than four US presidents will speak in Sydney next month. Read more

The Turnbull Government should support US extradition request

June 22, 2017 by  

The US, Australia’s most important ally, is seeking the extradition of the convicted Hamas terrorist Ahlam al-Tamimi from Jordan. Read more

Visas for foreign entrepreneurs at 12 innovation Landing Pads

June 22, 2017 by  

As part of the Innovation Visas program, entrepreneurs may reside in Israel for a period of up to 24 months, during which time he/she may submit a request to the Israel Innovation Authority’s “Tnufa” support program. Read more

An extraordinary 900-year-old collection of women’s jewellery

June 21, 2017 by  

So just how did 900-year-old rings, bracelets, earrings and hairpins come to be in the kitchen of a Crusader fortress tower in Modiʻin? The question may not be one of those in the local student’s next history exam, but it certainly occupies them as they participate in an archaeological excavation close to home. Read more

The bird sanctuary in the heart of a city

June 21, 2017 by  

The  Bird-watching Centre in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon Park’s Rosh Tzippor Forest is  now reality thanks to JNF Australia and one of its major donors. Read more

Memories of the Six Day War

June 21, 2017 by  

Former Coogee Synagogue and Mount Sinai College board member Harry Schnapp has reflected on his involvement in the Six-Day War at the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum. Read more

Anatomy of a terrorist attack

June 21, 2017 by  

23-yr-old border policewoman Hadas Malka was stabbed on duty in Jerusalem. Mohammed Abed al-Rahman was the Magen David Adom paramedic who stubbornly fought for her life…in vain. Read more

After London mosque attack, Jewish groups express solidarity with Muslims

June 21, 2017 by  

Several British Jewish groups expressed solidarity with the U.K.’s Muslim community following an attack outside London’s Finsbury Park Mosque Monday, where a van ploughed into a crowd of Muslim worshipers as they left prayer services just after midnight. Read more

BBC apologises for misleading terror attack headline after Netanyahu complains

June 20, 2017 by  

Following complaints by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over a BBC headline on the recent Palestinian terror attacks in Jerusalem, the British news organisation recanted and apologised. Read more

Three more awards

June 20, 2017 by  

Three more awards on the Queen’s Birthday list to members of the Australian Jewish community have been added to those published on Monday, taking the total of twenty-seven. Read more

Getting to know you

June 20, 2017 by  

Australia’s new ambassador to  Israel Chris Cannan has spent his first day on the job meeting the Director General of Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Jerusalem. Read more

ZFA response to senator’s speech on the West Bank

June 20, 2017 by  

Senator Lisa Singh has delivered a speech in the Senate critical of Israel describing her visit to the Palestinian Territories. Read more

Three Israeli teens arrested for desecrating Australian WWI cemetery

June 19, 2017 by  

Three Israeli teenagers were arrested Saturday after being caught vandalising headstones in the Be’er Sheva War Cemetery in southern Israel, the burial site of Australian military from World War I. Read more

Don’t close the door on kids’ singing by censoring Jewish history

June 19, 2017 by  

Artsplash Co-ordinator Mary Prichard has reinstated three songs from Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat into its programme for the September festival in Wellington, using the correct words including “Israel”. Read more

Netanyahu comforts murdered policewoman’s family

June 19, 2017 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have paid a condolence call on the family of the late Hadas Malka, who was murdered in a terrorist attack at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Friday evening. Read more

Win a startup trip to Israel

June 19, 2017 by  

NSW fintech and cyber security startups are invited to a free event tonight to find out how to apply to win a career-igniting trip to the world’s innovation capital of Israel as part of a joint NSW Government and Austrade program. Read more

Sir Frank Lowy: the community congratulates him

June 18, 2017 by  

The Chairman of Westfield Corporation, Mr Frank Lowy AC, said today he was deeply honoured to be appointed a Knight Bachelor by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in the Birthday Honours List…and the community’s leaders have expressed have their congratulations. Read more

Australian UN official in hot water

June 16, 2017 by  

There is a report that Israel has been requested the replacement of Robert Piper, UN Deputy Special Co-Coordinator for the Middle East Peace Process and Occupied Palestinian Territory. Read more

Netanyahu mulls shutting down Al Jazeera offices in Israel

June 15, 2017 by  

Following moves by Jordan and Saudi Arabia to shut down the Al Jazeera broadcaster’s offices in their countries, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is deliberating the possibility of closing the Qatar-based network’s operations in Israel. Read more

Eugene Berkovic

June 15, 2017 by  

It is with deep sorrow that we announce the sudden passing of Eugene Berkovic (ז״ל). Eugene was a consummate and talented professional, who worked as a taxation partner at Deloitte Australia. Read more

The end of an era

June 15, 2017 by  

A very short but sweet farewell from Henry Greener and Amit Rehak in the Shtick Office and Editing Suite, producing the very last episode to go to free-to-air TV on C31 Melbourne which is embarking on Internet TV from July 2017. Read more

The Gonski Hit List explained

June 14, 2017 by  

“The Australian” front page article “Gonski hit list: the elite schools set to lose” features a table heading “Private Schools Losing Out” includes four Jewish Day Schools has raised concerns within the community. Read more

Call to Six-Day War volunteers

June 14, 2017 by  

Volunteers who served in Israel during the Six-Day War are encouraged to attend the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum next week, which will feature the 50th anniversary of the war. Read more

Ambassador Gerberg to return to Wellington

June 14, 2017 by  

The diplomatic crisis between Israel and New Zealand following Wellington sponsorship of the UNSC  resolution 2344 is over…and Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand is to return to Wellington. Read more

Netanyahu calls for dismantling of UNRWA after terror tunnel discovery

June 13, 2017 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu Sunday called for the dismantling of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA), following the discovery of a Hamas terror tunnel dug underneath two of the U.N. body’s schools in Gaza. Read more

The one who got away

June 12, 2017 by  

Melbourne’s Gillian Layton has been added to the list of Jewish recipients honoured in the Queen’s birthday awards. She received an OAM and has taken the list to twenty-four and with now four women honourees. Read more

The Queen’s Birthday Awards – The 2017 Jewish honourees

June 12, 2017 by  

Philanthropy, Australia-Israel relations, medicine, pharmacy, science and law are some of the fields in which twenty-four members of the Australian Jewish community  have been honoured in the 2017 Queen’s Birthday awards. Add in the arts and two rabbis….but only four women have been honoured.

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Betar award for Joseph Brender

June 12, 2017 by  

Sydney philanthropist Joseph Brender has been honoured with a special award of appreciation by World Betar Chief Executive Nerya Meir. Read more

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