AIJAC complaint to SBS upheld

August 26, 2019 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed SBS’s apology and acknowledgement that an SBS TV “World News”  story on July 10, “erroneously” implied Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu had threatened military action in response to increased uranium enrichment by Iran. Read more

MFAT reviewing New Zealand support for UNRWA

August 26, 2019 by  

New Zealand may be joining a growing number of governments around the world who are putting a halt to their donations to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA). Read more

A poor apology constitutes institutional antisemitism

August 25, 2019 by  

Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER) has issued an apology following complaints about anti-Israel content contained in a suggested exam answer. Read more

Hamas praises ‘heroic’ bombers who killed Israeli teenager near hiking spot

August 25, 2019 by  

Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh praised the “heroic” perpetrators of the bombing that killed an Israeli teenage girl, while seriously injuring her father and brother in the West Bank on Friday. Read more

Israeli teen killed, family members injured in West Bank bombing

August 25, 2019 by  

Israeli security forces have been searching for terrorists behind an explosion on Friday near a natural spring in the West Bank that killed a teenage Israeli girl Rina Shnerb and seriously injured her father and brother. Read more

1.5 million buttons touches NZ Prime Minister

August 25, 2019 by  

A memorial to the Jewish children who were murdered in the Holocaust is now being exhibited in Auckland. Read more

Thirty-eight former students sue Yeshiva University over alleged sex abuse

August 25, 2019 by  

With a New York law, the Child Victims Act, taking effect last week that modified the state’s statute of limitations surrounding sexual abuse, 38 former students have sued Yeshiva University, alleging they were sexually abused by three rabbis and other school staff from the mid-1950s until 1986. Read more

Dive in for your share of $60K

August 23, 2019 by  

Jumpstart Shark Tank, powered by JCA, is gearing up for its biggest pitch event yet with $60,000 on offer for the most innovative social-purpose initiatives that directly impact the local Sydney Jewish community. Read more

A Fidler aft Dakh

August 22, 2019 by  

Fiddler on the Roof, one of the most renowned musicals of all time, will premiere at the Sydney Opera House in an award-winning production performed entirely in Yiddish. Read more

Amazon launches Hebrew website for sellers

August 22, 2019 by  

Amazon officially announced the opening of a Hebrew website for vendors and is pushing for Israeli companies to join the service. Read more

Yeshivah Centre has not renewed Rabbi Zvi Telsner’s contract

August 22, 2019 by  

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre has not renewed Rabbi Zvi Telsner’s contract and the rabbi who was a key figure at the 2013 Royal Commission hearing into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse is no longer employed by CIVL. Read more

New report reveals teaching religion in our schools reduces extremism

August 22, 2019 by  

Religious Education in schools can strengthen multi-culturalism and reduce extremism in our wider communities, according to a new report. Read more

NSTE welcomes Rabbi Clebaner

August 22, 2019 by  

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel Board of Directors and Senior Rabbi Nicole Roberts have welcomed Rabbi Misha Clebaner as Rabbi and Director of the Meah Hebrew & Religion School program for Years K-6. Read more

Budapest plays host to 15thEuropean Maccabi Games

August 22, 2019 by  

The Hungarian Jewish Community were ecstatic to welcome almost 3,000 athletes from 42 countries as they played host to the European Maccabi Games. Read more

UIA says thank you

August 21, 2019 by  

The United Israel Appeal Victoria has held its annual Volunteers Thank You Dinner for 120 guests. Read more

Poulton quits Labor

August 21, 2019 by  

Trevor Poulton, a lawyer in the centre of dual citizenship claims against Josh Frydenberg, has resigned from the Australian Labor Party pm the morning of a dispute hearing which the Member for Macnamara, Josh Burns MP had initiated against Mr Poulton. Read more

Apology from ACHPER?

August 21, 2019 by  

The Victorian Deputy Premier and Minister for Education James Merlino has met with Zionist Federation of Australia President Jeremy Leibler and Zionism Victoria President Sharene Hambur who are  confident that the Australian Council for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (ACHPER), an organisation representing Victorian teachers, will offer a belated apology for distributing a factually inaccurate and deeply offensive Year 12 practice resource. Read more

Australia joins international maritime security construct in the Gulf

August 21, 2019 by  

The Morrison Government is reaffirming its commitment to freedom of navigation and safe passage through the Gulf by announcing it will support an international maritime security mission. Read more

AIJAC supporters learn about populism

August 21, 2019 by  

James Kirchick, author of the influential book “The End of Europe: Dictators, Demagogues and the Coming Dark Age” and a visiting fellow at the Brookings Institution, has addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) supporters function. Read more

A close look at the Sydney Beth Din

August 21, 2019 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies plenum of June 18 resolved to establish a Sydney Beth Din Working Group. Read more

Jewish Care Victoria hosts Claims Conference CEO

August 21, 2019 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has hosted Greg Schneider, Executive Vice-President and CEO of The Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany, Inc., also known as The Claims Conference. Read more

New Chair for The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand

August 19, 2019 by  

The Holocaust Centre of New Zealand has elected its board naming Deborah Hart at its new Chair. Read more

The Secret Life of Death

August 19, 2019 by  

A new documentary by award-winning Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay will be screened on SBS on Wednesday days after being nominated for best doco of the year by the Screen Producers of Australia.

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Tlaib two-step quickly validates Bibi ban

August 19, 2019 by  

When Israeli Interior Minister Aryeh Deri informed U.S. Reps. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) they would not be receiving entry visas for their “trip to Palestine” as they described it, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu immediately followed with a lengthy statement in support of Deri’s action. Read more

After being granted entry by Israel to visit grandmother, Tlaib cancels West Bank trip

August 18, 2019 by  

After rejecting entry to Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and fellow congresswoman Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) on Thursday due to their support for the anti-Israel BDS movement, Israel’s Interior Minister, Aryeh Deri suddenly approved on Friday a request by Tlaib to visit her elderly grandmother in the West Bank on humanitarian grounds. Read more

Australia and Israel on groundbreaking diabetes development

August 18, 2019 by  

NSW and Israeli Governments are supporting Israeli medical research company Kadimastem and the Australian Foundation for Diabetes Research’s Bioengineering Diabetes Therapy Project aiming to remove the need for insulin injections and pumps for diabetes patients.
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The NSWRC calls for status quo on abortion legislation

August 18, 2019 by  

The NSW Rabbinical Council has sat on a three-person panel  where President, Rabbi Nochum Schapiro delivered a statement regarding the religious Jewish view on the abortion bill to be presented to the NSW Upper House Committee in which he called for zero change to abortion legislation. Read more

Jewish partisan songs seeks support against prejudice

August 18, 2019 by  

The combined choirs of Perth’s Ellenbrook Secondary College and Carmel School have sung the Partisans’ Song in Yiddish, Hebrew, English and the Indigenous language of Noongar.

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Fake email claiming to be from NSWJBD sent 100s community members.

August 16, 2019 by  

A fake email requesting payment of $310 purporting to be from the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies (NSWJBD) was circulated this week.

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US ‘squad’ congresswomen denied entry to Israel

August 16, 2019 by  

Israel’s Minister of the Interior Aryeh Machluf Deri has denied entry to two US Congresswomen members of ‘The Squad’ a group of four who call on boycotts on Israel. Read more

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