Netanyahu to Macron in Paris

December 11, 2017 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken at a joint press conference in Paris with French President Emmanuel Macron. Read more

Israel tourism up 24% in November

December 11, 2017 by  

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics, 355,900 tourist entries were recorded in November 2017, about 24% more than November 2016. Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns firebomb attack on Swedish synagogue

December 11, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress has expressed extreme concern after a gang of masked men hurled firebombs at a synagogue in the Swedish city of Gothenburg on Saturday night.  “Anti-Semitic violence will never be tolerated; we call on all European governments to make this message infinitely clear and enforced,” said WJC CEO Robert Singer. Read more

Preschoolers share Chanukah with Aged Care residents

December 11, 2017 by  

There were around 80 or so odd years and a lifetime of experience between them, but laughter and song easily bridged the generation gap when pre-schoolers visited the residents of BUPA Aged Care in Sydney’s St Ives.  Read more

Jewish Care Celebrates Excellence at 2017 Staff & Volunteer Awards

December 11, 2017 by  

Melbourne’s Jewish Care Victoria have presented their Staff and Volunteer Service & Excellence Awards. Read more

Maccabi Victoria welcomes marriage equality

December 11, 2017 by  

Maccabi Victoria president Brian Swersky has stressed that all members of all sexual persuasions are welcome at all the organisation’s clubs. Read more

Europe violently protests Jerusalem changes as Netanyahu visits the continent

December 11, 2017 by  

Anti-Israel and anti-Semitic demonstrations pervaded Europe this weekend as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited the continent days after the Trump administration’s Dec. 6 recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

Polish Jewish cemetery being excavated to become a parking lot

December 9, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress is urging the Polish authorities to put an immediate stop to the excavation of an old Jewish cemetery in eastern Poland being dug up for the construction of an electrical substation and parking lot. Read more

Ambassador Nikki Haley tells United Nations why Trump named Jerusalem Israel’s capital

December 9, 2017 by  

The USA ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley tells the Security Council why President Trump declared Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. A video presentation.
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Sir Frank Lowy

December 9, 2017 by  

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth has knighted the Sydney-based co-founder of the Westfield Shopping Centre conglomerate Frank Lowy at Windsor Castle. Read more

Thank you Peter Dutton

December 8, 2017 by  

Despite the shocking situation on Manus Island, Peter Dutton, Minister for Immigration and Border Control, has given clearance for the Music for Refugees organisation to send three cartons of music instruments to the detainees at Nauru. Read more

Millie Phillips donates US$15 milllion to the Tel Aviv University

December 8, 2017 by  

In a significant boost to its US$1 billion Global Capital Campaign, Tel Aviv University is naming its Student City student housing complex in honor of Sydney’s Millie Phillips. Read more

World Jewish Congress condemns vandalism of Amsterdam kosher restaurant

December 8, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress on Wednesday condemned the vandalism attack carried out against a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam and said it stood behind the Jewish community in the Netherlands in fighting all forms of anti-Semitism. Read more

The Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand applaud Donald Trump

December 8, 2017 by  

Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand have stated that Jerusalem is the eternal undivided capital of the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Read more

Victoria opens office in Tel Aviv

December 8, 2017 by  

Victorian Premier Daniel Andrews has officially opened a Victorian Government trade and investment office in Israel. Read more

The Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference

December 8, 2017 by  

The JP Diplomatic Conference took place on Wednesday 6 December and as usual attracted a variety of speakers ranging from politicians to diplomats and business leaders. J-Wire’s Michael Kuttner was there. Read more

Rugby fever breaks out at Israeli school

December 8, 2017 by  

The Waldorf Rimon Junior High and High School in Pardes Hanna was recently the scene of a touch rugby carnival. Read more

Same Sex Marriage welcomed

December 7, 2017 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has welcomed the passing of Same Sex Legislation. Read more

A political Chanukah

December 7, 2017 by  

On the last sitting day of Australia’s Parliament and Senate  the Jewish festival of Chanukah was celebrated at the now yearly pre “ Chanukah on the Hill ” event. Read more

Auckland Domain will be home for a new Holocaust Memorial made of Jewish ghetto cobblestones.

December 7, 2017 by  

Auckland is receiving its first ever Holocaust tribute in the shape of a living garden formed by using cobblestones from a Jewish ghetto. Read more

Israel’s leaders responds to the U.S. Jerusalem decision

December 7, 2017 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has expressed Israel’s gratitude to U.S. President Donald Trump for declaring Jerusalem as the country’s capital. Read more

Australian leaders react to the US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

December 7, 2017 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia welcomes President Trump’s recognition of Israel’s right to determine its own capital, a long-awaited affirmation of a historical reality. Read more

Israel Institute calls for NZ Government to recognise Jerusalem as Israeli Capital

December 7, 2017 by  

Israel Institute of New Zealand Director Dr David Cumin has welcomed today’s announcement of the US decision to recognise Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel and is calling on New Zealand’s Government to follow suit. Read more

Trump recognises Jerusalem as Israeli capital, bringing US policy ‘back to reality’

December 7, 2017 by  

President Donald Trump has formally recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital breaking with decades of U.S. policy and enraging the Palestinians. Legal experts, Israeli leaders and pro-Israel organisations noted that Jerusalem has long been the capital and that Trump’s recognition is a simple acknowledgement of reality. Read more

WJC President: ‘We hope this will be a move toward peace and stability in the Middle East’

December 7, 2017 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has welcomed US President Donald Trump’s announcement officially World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder welcomes US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: ‘We hope this will be a move toward peace and stability in the Middle East’ Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, his expressed commitment to reaching a mutually agreed upon two-solution, and respecting the importance of holy sites for all three religions. Read more

Hayley Southwick takes the reins at UIA Victoria

December 7, 2017 by  

Nathan Shafir has stepped down as the Victorian president of UIA with Hayley Southwick succeeding him as leader of the organisation. Read more

Meet Mark Sofer

December 6, 2017 by  

Israel’s recently appointed ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer took time out of his busy schedule to speak to J-Wire… Read more

A Chanukah message from Malcolm Turnbull

December 6, 2017 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has sent a message to the Jewish community. Read more

A violin played 83 years after its owner died at Auschwitz

December 6, 2017 by  

Over 100 people attended the 5th commemoration of the World Kindertransport Day at Sydney’s NCJWA Council House. Read more

Victorian MDA donates a new ambulance

December 6, 2017 by  

Victoria’s Magen David Adom chairman Glynis Lipson has returned from Israel where she attended the dedication of a new sponsored 4 x 4 ambulance. Read more

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