Knesset ratifies Breaking the Silence law banning group from schools

July 17, 2018 by  

The Knesset ratified the so-called “Breaking the Silence Law” overnight between Monday and Tuesday, giving Education Minister Naftali Bennett the authority to prevent organisations that “act against the IDF” from addressing school groups or entering state-funded schools.

Read more

AIJAC sees an improvement in the ABC

July 17, 2018 by  

Dr Colin Rubenstein, executive director The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council, believes that ABC improved its reporting on the flashpoint in Gaza on the weekend. Read more

It’s never too late for a bar mitzvah

July 17, 2018 by  

Last week Grant Duffey celebrated his bar mitzvah in his 60s at the Chabad Centre for Jewish life in North Qld  Cairns. Read more

UK Labour MPs defy Corbyn, adopt official stance on anti-Semitism

July 17, 2018 by  

Members of Parliament with the United Kingdom’s Labour Party have defied leader Jeremy Corbyn by adopting the full and unamended version of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s definition of anti-Semitism. Read more

Netanyau meets community close to Gaza border

July 17, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has met with local council heads from the area adjacent to the Gaza Strip* in Sderot. Read more

Israel calls for a return to normal life after 200-rocket barrage from Hamas in Gaza

July 16, 2018 by  

Israeli authorities removed restrictions on Gaza-area communities on Sunday morning, allowing Israeli citizens to gather in public, stray farther than sprinting distance from bomb shelters and work their agricultural fields, due to a ceasefire put in place between Israel and Hamas. Read more

Broadcasters in the spotlight

July 16, 2018 by  

Australia and New Zealand key broadcasters ABC and TVNZ have received complaints following reporting on Gaza, ABC for the weekend’s Israel’s retaliation following rocket and mortar attacks and TVNZ for the recent riots. Read more

Netanyahu, Liberman: IDF Strikes Dealt ‘Severe Blow’ to Hamas

Israel’s Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and Defence Minister Avigdor Liberman said yesterday that IDF air strikes on Hamas targets in Gaza over the weekend had delivered a “severe” blow to Hamas while Liberman added that Israel has “no intention of learning to live” with ongoing kite-born arson attacks from Gaza.  Read more

Cabinet instructs IDF to act against arson attacks

Israel will respond with military action to any incendiary kite or fire balloon sent into its territory from Gaza, the Cabinet decreed on Sunday at the conclusion of a special meeting held to discuss the escalation in the South. Read more

NZ Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade promotes BDS event featuring supporter of terror group

July 16, 2018 by  

The Auckland office of the New Zealand Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade (MFAT) has promoted an event entitled “The One-State Solution and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign: Civil society responses to governmental failure on Palestine/Israel” by retweeting the event. Read more

Walt Secord meets Darwin Jewry

July 16, 2018 by  

NSW Labor frontbencher and deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel, Walt Secord recently met with members of Darwin’s tiny informal Jewish community.
Read more

Danby’s office vandalised

July 15, 2018 by  

Anti-Israel extremists have defaced the office of Labor MP Michael Danby’s electoral office in Melbourne’s St Kilda sometime on Saturday night. Read more

AJA slams ABC “bias”

July 15, 2018 by  

The Australian Jewish Association has slammed the ABC following its TV news report on the weekend’s rocket and mortar attack on Israel and Israel’s retaliation. Read more

Tipster banned by ESPN AFL footy competition

July 15, 2018 by  

International mega sports media company ESPN has removed a participant in its AFL footy tips competition who had registered his screen name “Burnthejews” and has banned the person from reregistering. Read more

Carmel School utilises state of the art career guidance system

July 15, 2018 by  

As an additional tool to assist Year 10 students with their subject selection,  Perth’s Carmel School has become one of only a handful of schools in Western Australia to utilise the innovative Morrisby Online system Read more

Israel under fire

July 15, 2018 by  

Three people were injured when a mortar fired from Gaza hit a house in the town of Sderot at around 6:30 p.m Saturday evening. Read more

Dave Sharma talks to the Liberal Friends of Israel

July 15, 2018 by  

The Liberal Friends of Israel has hosted former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma in Sydney. Read more

Swiss ambassador issues lukewarm apology to Hebron Jews after activist slaps child

July 15, 2018 by  

Switzerland’s ambassador issued a half-hearted apology to the Jewish community of Hebron in Judea on Friday, two days after a Swiss man from a radical-left observer group slapped a 10-year-old Jewish boy from the city. Read more

EU ambassador reprimanded again for ‘interfering with Israeli legislation’

Prime Minister Netanyahu instructed Israel’s foreign ministry to summon the EU ambassador for the second time. Read more

Prime Minister’s grandson prepares the challah

July 13, 2018 by  

Today was grandparents’ day at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brought his 4-yr-old grandson Jack to try his hand at baking challah. Read more

‘Operation Doctor’s Appt.’ brings Syrian mothers, kids to Israel in middle of night

July 13, 2018 by  

A group of more than 40 Syrian mothers and children crossed over the Golan Heights border from Syria to northern Israel in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals. Read more

Hungarian football club dedicates match against Israeli club to legendary Holocaust-era coach who saved Jewish lives

July 13, 2018 by  

The Hungarian football team Ferencváros Torna Club (FTC), in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ), held an unprecedented tribute to a Holocaust-era hero on Thursday prior to its UEFA Europa League Qualifier Match against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Groupama Stadium in Budapest. Read more

Germany to pay additional $88 million to Holocaust survivors

July 12, 2018 by  

Germany has agreed to pay another $88 million to fund social-welfare services for Holocaust survivors, according to the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on Tuesday. Read more

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran needs to leave Syria

July 12, 2018 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, just hours after Israel shot down a Syrian drone that had infiltrated Israeli airspace. Read more

Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak coming Down Under for JNF Australia Campaign

July 12, 2018 by  

JNF Australia has announced that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak will be the keynote speaker at its Annual Dinners this year. Read more

Ireland goes ahead with legislation to boycott products made in Israeli settlements

July 12, 2018 by  

Ireland’s Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to boycott products made in Israeli settlements. Read more

Centenary celebrations for Hebrew University founded by Einstein, Freud, Weizmann

July 12, 2018 by  

On July 24th, this year, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will mark 100 years of achievement since the laying of its cornerstones. It’s a success story like no other. Read more

Two children battling cancer join Netanyahus at the World Cup

July 11, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara surprised two Israeli children inviting  them to join them in watching the World Cup semi-final match between England and Croatia in Moscow. Read more

Abbas declares Israeli legislation won’t stop him from paying terrorists

July 11, 2018 by  

In a meeting with Fatah Party leaders on Sunday, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas declared that he would not stop paying salaries to convicted terrorists and their families, despite new Israeli legislation withholding funds in the amount paid to killers and attackers from taxes collected for the P.A. Read more

New bill will end Israeli imports of live animals for meat, in light of suffering

July 11, 2018 by  

In light of revelations as to the poor conditions of animals transported to Israel for food, government ministers on Sunday greenlighted a bill that would gradually phase out the import of animals for slaughter in Israel. Read more

Next Page »