Historian travels New Zealand to recount Holocaust Denial experience

October 17, 2017 by  

History aficionados attended an event at University of Otago’s Wellington Campus on the weekend to hear a famous historian share how he overcame an infamous Holocaust denier. Read more

World Jewish Congress calls Austrian election result ‘distressing’

October 17, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC)  has voiced serious concerns about the strong showing of the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ) in Austria’s parliamentary election. Read more

What did Michael do in Israel

October 17, 2017 by  

Media reports it had evidence Labor MP Michael Danby had attended a security conference when he was reported visiting Israel last year when on sick leave from Parliament. Read more

Australia elected to U.N. Human Rights Council

October 17, 2017 by  

Australia was elected overnight by a majority of United Nations member states to serve a three-year term on the Human Rights Council, the world’s peak body for promoting and protecting human rights. Read more

Islamic State claims responsibility for rockets fired at Israel from Sinai

October 17, 2017 by  

The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for firing two rockets from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Sunday night. Read more

New portions of Western Wall and Roman theatre unveiled in Jerusalem

October 17, 2017 by  

The Israel Antiquity Authority (IAA) has announced large-scale excavations conducted in the Old City of Jerusalem for the past two years have revealed massive portions of the Western Wall unseen for 1,700 years, as well as an ancient Roman theatre. Read more

Danby uses a sick pass to visit to Israel

October 16, 2017 by  

The Australian has reported that Federal Labor MP for Melbourne Ports furnished the party with a medical certificate in order to take time off from the sitting parliament in September last year…and that he used the time to travel to Israel. Read more

Racing journo taunts club exec about his “Yid mates

October 16, 2017 by  

A Melbourne Racing Club executive has complained to The Age newspaper that one of its racing journalists spoke to him of  his “Yid mates at Caulfield”. Read more

“The Jews are like my people” – Aboriginal elder

October 15, 2017 by  

At the Federation of Ethnic Communities’ Councils of Australia’s Conference in Darwin delegates Josie and Ian Lacey heard an address by Djapirri Mununggirritj . Read more

WJC Urges UN Body to focus on its Core Mandate

October 15, 2017 by  

Following the U.S. and Israel governments’ announcements this week that the two countries intend to withdraw from UNESCO, World Jewish Congress (WJC) President Ronald S. Lauder urged the United Nations body “to focus on its core mandate rather than addressing political matters that fall outside the organisation’s purview.” Read more

Mountain bikers to trace the Light Horsemen’s ride

October 14, 2017 by  

On October 30-31, exactly 100 years since the heroic victory of the ANZACs in the Battle of Beer Sheba, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will become the first Australian prime minister to visit Israel to attend the centennial commemoration…and going for the ride is Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans. Read more

A visit to Jewish Goulburn

October 14, 2017 by  

NSW Shadow Arts Minister Walt Secord recently visited Goulburn – as part of his ongoing exploration of historic Jewish sites in rural and regional NSW. Read more

WJC cautiously optimistic on UN postponement

October 14, 2017 by  

President of the World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder said he is “cautiously optimistic” regarding UNESCO’s postponement of resolutions dealing with Israel and, in particular, Jerusalem. Read more

Journalists report back

October 11, 2017 by  

The eight journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ Journalists Mission to Israel addressed a packed community meeting this week. Read more

Feldmans must quit Flood St Yeshiva Centre

October 11, 2017 by  

A submission from The Yeshiva Centre to be allowed to continue to occupy the Flood St premises it leases from a company associated with Harry Triguboff following the expiry of the lease in December has been rejected by the NSW Supreme Court in Sydney. Read more

Belgium freezes funding for Palestinian Authority schools over incitement, watchdog says

October 11, 2017 by  

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organisation that monitors Palestinian incitement, said its research has prompted Belgium’s government to freeze funding of Palestinian Authority (PA) schools. Read more

Sukkot in paradise

October 10, 2017 by  

Sukkot was a special time for the RARA communities in rural and provincial towns across Australia.

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The Jews of Greece- Οι Εβραίοι της Ελλάδας

October 10, 2017 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum will launch its new temporary exhibition, The Jews of Greece later this month. Read more

Sukkot with the president

October 10, 2017 by  

President Reuven and First Lady Nechama Rivlin have hosted their traditional Open Sukkot event, inviting the Israeli public to celebrate the holiday at the President’s Residence in Jerusalem. Read more

Danby’s ads authorised by parliament…but no more to come

October 9, 2017 by  

The ads placed in the Australian Jewish News and briefly on J-Wire by Michael Danby criticising ABC Middle East correspondent Sophie McNeill have been stamped with approval by Parliament. Read more

Michael Danby – “foreign agent”

October 8, 2017 by  

Following the publication of Federal Labor member Michael Danby’s ads criticising the ABC for its Middle East reportage, tweeters have surfaced calling the veteran politician a “foreign agent”. Read more

Danby stands his ground

October 8, 2017 by  

Melbourne Labor MP Michael Danby is sticking by his advertisements in the Jewish media criticising ABC correspondent Sophie McNeill’s reporting in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Israeli students receive New Zealand citizenship in Dunedin

October 7, 2017 by  

Israeli siblings Ari and Michelle Fridman pledged oaths as two of the sixty-eight people to officially become New Zealand citizens at a ceremony in Dunedin this week. Read more

Bible Course online

October 7, 2017 by  

Bar-Ilan University’s Zalman Shamir Department of Bible is launching its first Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) later this month. Read more

Innovation funding agreement underway for New Zealand and Israel

October 7, 2017 by  

A new innovation agreement is currently being forged between the New Zealand and Israeli governments. Read more

Australasian Jewish youth to celebrate the Light Horse centenary in Israel

October 7, 2017 by  

This year marks the 100-year anniversary of the 4th Australian Light Horse Brigade battle at Beer Sheva, where at dusk on 31 October, 1917, the Australian brigade stormed through the Turkish defence to capture Beer Sheva. This marked a turning point in removing Ottoman rule from Palestine and was a precursor to the formation of the Jewish state. Read more

Remembering Kristallnacht

October 7, 2017 by  

Visitors to Wellington NZ around this coming 9 November can take in a Kristallnacht commemoration concert of special music related to that violent and tragic event. Read more

Chag Sameach

October 4, 2017 by  

J-Wire wishes its Jewish readers a joyful Sukkot. Read more

Jewish media “want gay marriage”

October 4, 2017 by  

A Facebook page with over 180,000 followers has posted a banner seen hung across a major highway in Queensland proclaiming that Jewish Media with others “want gay marriage”. Read more

A further reprieve for The Shtick

October 4, 2017 by  

Henry Greener is a happy man today as he learns that his beloved weekly interview TV program The Shtick will run until at least to the middle of 2018. Read more

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