Michael Fisher, a commerce/law student at Melbourne’s Monash University, and the AUJS National Treasurer in 2015, has been elected as National Chairperson for 2016. Read more
At around 7:30 p.m. on Saturday evening (October 3, 2015), a knife-wielding Arab attacked Aharon Bennett, his wife, their 2-year-old son and infant who were on their way to pray at the Western Wall in Jerusalem’s Old City. Read more
The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has expressed its dismay at yesterday’s fatal shooting of a police employee in a killing described by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull as an act of terrorism. Read more
Anti-Zionists are targeting South Africa, but hold tight and wait and see what happens regarding reports of an impending dual citizenship crisis that may affect his country’s Jewish community says South Africa’s Chief Rabbi Warren Goldstein. Read more
For the tenth successive year, Chabad of Melbourne CBD, led by Shaliach Rabbi Chaim Herzog, celebrated the festival of Sukkot by erecting a Sukkah in the centre of the City of Melbourne. Read more
Last year, more than 15,000 members of Sydney’s Jewish community participated in The Shabbat Project…plans for 2015 have now been finalised. Read more
B’nai Brith International and Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) have denounced Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’ disavowal of signed peace agreements with Israel in his speech to the U.N. General Assembly. Read more
Israeli basketball legend Tal Brody will be guest of honour at next month’s Maccabi Australia 90th anniversary celebrations. Read more
The World Jewish Congress (WJC) today hailed Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Neyanyahu’s call at the United Nations for the Palestinians to return to the negotiating table and lauded Netanyahu’s remarks that Israel and Arab states are cooperating against radical Islam. Read more
Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken at the United Nations General Assembly. His address in full… Read more
Thea Weiss will exhibit works of art in Wellington, New Zealand next month telling the stories of her mother-in-law Lotte’s two lives…one in Auschwitz and the other in New Zealand and Australia. Read more
Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has prepared a special map for Foreign Minister Julie Bishop to explain where Daesh and Assad are, and the difference between Daesh and the real opponents of Syria and Iran on the battlefield in the northern and southern parts of western Syria. Read more
The Palestinian flag was raised at United Nations headquarters for the first time on Wednesday afternoon in New York City, accompanying Palestinian Authority (PA) President Mahmoud Abbas’s speech to the world body on the same day. Read more
Australia’s B’nai B’rith Anti-Defamation Commission (ADC) has condemned the sale of new Nazi armbands, emblazoned with the Nazi swastika, at a family market in the Victorian town of Ballarat. Read more
The self proclaimed Australian leader of the Jewish Defence League is contesting his conviction for fraud in the Queensland Court of Appeal.
Six ethnic organisations have added their voices to the call by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for the state’s race-vilification legislation to be strengthened. Read more
The Australia-Israel Labor Dialogue co-founder and Union leader Michael Borowick has responded to Julie Bishop’s attack on Michael Danby and the ALP’s support for Israel. Read more
2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty will be the guest speaker at this year’s Jewish Gala Dinner in Sydney. Read more
An evening that began with noisy, extremist ranting in the corridor outside a Victoria University lecture room, ended up inside as a (mostly) calm and thoughtful dialogue between pro-Palestinians and two Israelis visiting New Zealand for the High Holy Days. Read more
One of the greatest regrets in life is being what others would want you to be, rather than being yourself. Greg Fisher was caught in that trap, when as a young teenager he was aware that he was more drawn to other boys than to girls…Fisher discusses his life on ABC Radio this evening. Read more
The Intercontinental Hotel in Sydney’s Double Bay had planned its latest pop-up Kosher restaurant had been planned for October 14…the same evening as the JNF Gala dinner. Read more
The Federal Labor Member for Melbourne Ports Michael Danby says that Foreign Minister Julie Bishop’s shift towards Iran suggests that Australia would support Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, who has killed 200,000 of his own people, remaining in place in some kid of Iranian–Russian settlement in Syria.”
Israel’s news making medical clown David ‘DuSH’ Barashi will visit Australia next month. Read more
Animated film maker Yoram Gross has died aged 88. He brought beloved Australian children’s books Dot and the Kangaroo and Blinky Bill to life on the screen.
In November, the communal dinner as we know it will change forever. Read more
Victoria police are considering the possibility of criminal offences having taken place when board members of a Jewish school allegedly expedited the departure of the headmaster to Israel ahead of allegations of child sexual abuse. Read more
Over 300 people recently attended a talk in Sydney by Ambassador Martin Indyk for the New Israel Fund, addressing the topic, “The Israeli-Palestinian Peace Process – From Inside the Negotiating Room.” Read more
Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, has come under fire for hosting an event for two Israeli students who plan to talk openly about “Operation Protective Edge” (OPE).
J-Wire wishes its readers Chag Sumach for Sukkot. Normal service will resume on Tuesday evening.
Labor leader Bill Shorten has said that “Labor has no time for the administration or the government of Assad” following a report that the Turnbull government will abandon its position that the Syrian leader should stand aside. Read more