Israeli Minister suspected of intervening in case of alleged Australian sex abuser Malka Leifer questioned again

February 17, 2019 by  

Israeli Deputy Minister of Health Yaacov Litzman was questioned by the police on Thursday and again on Sunday on suspicion that he intervened on behalf of alleged Australian sex abuser Malka Leifer and pressured psychiatrists into declaring her unfit for extradition. Read more

Rabbi becomes the first Jew to address the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism

February 17, 2019 by  

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman has delivered the keynote address at The Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism UN Interfaith Harmony Week function at Parliament House in Canberra.

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In Warsaw, even the group seating shows how much has changed in Israel-Arab relations

February 17, 2019 by  

A scene that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago took place this past week in Warsaw at the U.S.-led peace and security summit with 60 countries in attendance, including the United States, Israel and 10 Arab states, all sitting at the same table. Read more

Justice Ginsburg back at Supreme Court following surgery

February 17, 2019 by  

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to her office on Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs. Read more

Queen of Tropfest

February 15, 2019 by  

Evelyn Krape was selected as joint best actress at Sydney’s Tropfest short film festival for the seven-minute dark comedy Can You Hear Me? Read more

Malka Leifer: Is this the turning point?

February 15, 2019 by  

Israel’s National Fraud Investigation Unit has interrogated the country’s Deputy Health Minister who is suspected of obstructing legal proceedings in the extradition of Malka Leifer wanted by Victorian police to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse. Read more

Free instruments for refugees

February 15, 2019 by  

The Rose Bay based Music for Refugees organisation parked their vehicle in the Sydney of suburb of Auburn, handing out free music instruments to any refugees. Read more

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and his Wife Sara Lay a Wreath in Warsaw

February 15, 2019 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara, US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen, and Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki and his wife Iwona, laid wreaths at the Ghetto Heroes Monument commemorating the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. Read more

Where to buy your Nazi merchandise

February 15, 2019 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission has expressed its horror and outrage at a shop in Melbourne proudly selling Nazi memorabilia. Read more

Israel ready to visit the moon

February 15, 2019 by  

Israel will be the fourth nation to explore the moon…blast-off is scheduled this month. Read more

Aryeh’s winning design for the Blue Box

February 14, 2019 by  

Aryeh Berkovits was presented with the new JNF NSW Blue Box produced with a new graphic he designed. Read more

The University of Sydney sacks academic Tim Anderson

February 14, 2019 by  

The University of Sydney has dismissed controversial academic Tim Anderson following the suspension of his employment in December. Read more

French antisemitism up 74%

February 13, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has joined its French affiliate CRIF (Representative Council of Jewish Institutions in France) in calling for targeted and specific action to combat antisemitism in the country following Interior Minister Christophe Castaner’s disclosure that antisemitic acts rose by 74% in 2018 according to Government figures. Read more

France vows crackdown on latest anti-Semitic attacks

February 13, 2019 by  

France’s government on Tuesday vowed a tough response amid the latest anti-Semitic incidents over the weekend. Read more

Bondi swastikas: Dr Kerryn Phelps “We can say no to antisemitism”

February 13, 2019 by  

Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps has addressed the Australian parliament following the daubing of swastikas on the art wall at Bondi Beach which lies within her electorate of Wentworth. Read more

Perth’s youth shine at JNF WA’s Green Sunday

February 12, 2019 by  

It was a record year for youth volunteers in WA on Green Sunday with the annual telethon having more students and young adults giving their time to make calls than ever before. Read more

Green Sunday: Melbourne

February 12, 2019 by  

Over 200 volunteers gave their time in support of JNF Victoria’s Green Sunday Campaign. Read more

UIA update: inspiring speaker

February 12, 2019 by  

UIA Australia will host wounded former IDF captain and Iron Man competitor Ziv Shilon at a variety of events in Sydney, Melbourne and Perth as part of the 2019 Campaign. Read more

Pressure mounts for Netanyahu to punish Palestinians over terror payments

February 12, 2019 by  

They say it takes a village, but unfortunately, it took one woman, Ori Ansbacher, and her murder by a Palestinian terrorist for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to announce, after much public pressure, that he would begin deducting funds to the Palestinian Authority over its payments to terrorists and their families. Read more

Israeli officials call for death penalty for murderer of teen Ori Ansbacher

February 11, 2019 by  

Justice Minister Ayalet Shaked and former Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman are among the high-level Israeli officials calling on Israel to execute Arafat Irfayia, the Arab man believed to have murdered 19-year-old Tekoa resident Ori Ansbacher in a what has been described as a grizzly and gruesome slaying. Read more

Jewish Agency outraged by Bondi Beach swastikas

February 11, 2019 by  

The Chairman of The Jewish Agency for Israel and former Israel Opposition Leader, Isaac Herzog has expressed his outrage of the daubing swastikas on to the world-famous murals painted on the promenade of Sydney’s iconic Bondi Beach.

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250 school students give their Sunday for JNF

February 11, 2019 by  

250 volunteers gave up their time in support of the NSW Green Sunday Telethon.   Read more

70 years of Jewish education at Scopus

February 11, 2019 by  

Melbourne’s Mount Scopus Memorial College celebrated 70 years of outstanding Jewish education last Friday, exactly 70 years since the school first opened its doors on 8 February 1949. Read more

Darwin paediatrician says holocaust victims found relief in knowing they were going to the gas chambers

February 11, 2019 by  

Addressing a Bill proposing new procedures governing medical transfers from offshore detention,  the Australia Medical Association’s president in NT Dr Paul Bauert told Sky News in the Holocaust gas chambers victims found a sense of relief knowing there was no escape. Read more

Steven Glass passes away at 58

February 10, 2019 by  

Steven Glass, the driving force behind NIF Australia’s establishment and success, has suddenly passed away. Read more

Unwelcome art

February 10, 2019 by  

Sunday morning walkers and joggers were astounded to see the art wall on Sydney’s fabled Bondi Beach daubed in swastikas. Read more

Respect the law

February 8, 2019 by  

Addressing the Jewish Law Service marking the start of the NSW 2019 Law term, Justice Stephen Rothman stressed that it is incumbent on the members of the Jewish community to abide by the secular law of the land. Read more

Netanyahu at the cornerstone-laying at pre-military academy named after his brother Yoni

February 8, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have participated in the cornerstone-laying ceremony for the permanent structure for the “Yonatan” pre-military academy named after the late Yoni Netanyahu. Read more

Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre underway

February 8, 2019 by  

With the continuing support of the Adelaide Holocaust Museum and Steiner Education Centre’s (AHMSEC) principal funding partner, Gandel Philanthropy, the fit out of the AHMSEC museum is now underway. Read more

Professor Uri Sivan elected new president of Technion 

February 8, 2019 by  

The Technion Council headed by Gideon Frank has elected Professor Uri Sivan of the Faculty of Physics as the next president of Technion in Haifa. Read more

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