Australian women’s peak body tackles the problems of The Gett

May 23, 2018 by  

National Council of Jewish Women of Australia and Unchain My Heart Incorporated have lodged a joint submission on Gettrefusal with the Australian Law Reform Commission. Read more

ZFA’s Danny Lamm full of praise for Malcolm Turnbull and Julie Bishop

May 23, 2018 by  

President of the ZFA, Dr. Danny Lamm has praised PM Malcolm Turnbull and FM Julie Bishop for voting against a UN Human Rights Council resolution which called for an investigation into Palestinian deaths during protests along the Israel-Gaza border. Read more

AIJAC applauds government’s principled vote against UNHRC resolution predetermining Israel’s guilt

May 22, 2018 by  

AIJAC has applauded the principled stand the Australian Government took in opposing the one-sidedly anti-Israel resolution to set up an inquiry into the violence in Gaza at the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC) last week. Read more

Adelaide community alarmed at rise of anti-semitic activities

May 22, 2018 by  

The president of the Jewish Community Council of South Australia is concerned about anti-Semitic posters appearing in Adelaide, including one on the walls of a synagogue. Read more

…and now the third

May 22, 2018 by  

Paraguay has opened its embassy in Jerusalem following the United States and Guatemala. Read more

Police move pro-Israeli group away at a Melbourne rally

May 22, 2018 by  

Activist Avi Yemini and supporters faced up to police in Melbourne during an anti-Israel rally. A video report. Read more

World Jewish Congress denounces UNHRC resolution condemning Israel for Gaza violence

May 22, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress denounced an “unabashedly one-sided and tendentious” United Nations Human Rights Council resolution that condemns Israel for disproportionate and indiscriminate use of force while virtually ignoring Hamas’ staggering responsibility in orchestrating and directing the deadly riots. Read more

Police say attack not racially motivated

May 21, 2018 by  

Police are investigating an assault and stabbing in Caulfield North on Saturday night. Read more

Chag Sameach

May 18, 2018 by  

J-Wire will join Israeli media by not publishing on Shavuot. It starts on Saturday evening and we will be on line on Monday evening…the story of Shavuot. Read more

Resting places for Darwin and Jindabyne

May 18, 2018 by  

There is a very small number of Jews in the Northern Territory and even smaller in the Snowy Mountains where some ageing residents have expressed their wishes to have a Jewish funeral when they die. Read more

Israeli embassy in NZ declares Israel’s rights to protect its borders

May 18, 2018 by  

The Israeli embassy in Wellington, New Zealand has stated will Israel will protect its sovereignty until such time as peace has been negotiated. Read more

Former IDF spokesperson for the foreign media at UIA Events

May 18, 2018 by  

Lieutenant Colonel (Res.) Peter Lerner, former Israel Defense Forces spokesperson for the foreign media addressed over 900 guests across 10 UIA events in Perth, Melbourne and Sydney this month. Read more

Hamas turns away supplies from Israel, including bandages, IV fluids and fuel

May 18, 2018 by  

Despite reporting a dire need for medical equipment, the Hamas terror organisation turned back two shipments of medical supplies for their populace because the goods bore labels from the Israel Defence Forces.
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Netanyahu agrees with Hamas

May 18, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has released a video in which he agrees with Hamas…and his reasons. Read more

Hamas official admits 50 of those killed in Gaza protests members of terror group

May 17, 2018 by  

A Hamas official admitted in an interview that 50 of some 62 Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli security forces along the Gaza border were members of the Palestinian terrorist group. Read more

Embassy number two

May 17, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Rivlin have welcomes Guatemala president Jimmy Morales whose embassy was opened in Jerusalem this week. Read more

Malka Leifer: another psychiatric test

May 17, 2018 by  

Malka Leifer, wanted in Australia to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse, did not appear in court yesterday in Israel where Australian authorities seek her extradition. Read more

Baker Institute delegation heads to Israel to foster innovation partnership

May 17, 2018 by  

A research delegation from Baker Heart and Diabetes Institute is heading to Israel later this month to foster existing research collaborations and initiate new partnerships. Read more

New sanctuary for Emanuel Synagogue

May 16, 2018 by  

A large crowd assembled in Sydney to celebrate the opening and dedication of the new sanctuary at Emanuel Synagogue this week.

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Former IDF commander: Hamas are ‘gangsters holding two million Palestinians as hostages’

May 16, 2018 by  

Former Israel Defense Forces’ South Commander Maj. Gen. Yoav Galant likened the Palestinian terrorist group Hamas, which controls the Gaza Strip, as a group of “gangsters” holding Gazans “hostage” and spilling their blood to provoke Israel. Read more

Australian rabbi concerned with rising antisemitism sends message to Germany

May 16, 2018 by  

Chairman of Chabad in Australia’s Capital, Canberra, Rabbi Shmueli Feldman, has met with the German Ambassador  to Australia, Dr Anna Prinz about the alarming rise of antisemitic incidents in Germany. Read more

Jacinda unhappy with Israel but cops local criticism

May 16, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has been reported as saying that the New Zealand foreign ministry has spoken with Israel’s ambassador to New Zealand raising concerns about the deaths in Gaza…and is about to repeat the process. Read more

4000 Yiddish books emigrate to USA

May 16, 2018 by  

Sydney’s The Australian Jewish Historical Society is preparing to send 4000 books in Yiddish to a central Yiddish book centre in Massachusetts. Read more

Israel’s ambassador to Australia: “We regret the lost life”

May 16, 2018 by  

Israel’s ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer has expressed his regret of loss of lives in Gaza but lays the blame squarely on Hamas. Read more

Ambassador Friedman: Hamas breaching the Gaza border a ‘suicide bomb on a large scale’

May 16, 2018 by  

Speaking to a group of evangelical faith leaders that serve as informal advisers to U.S. President Donald Trump, U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said that moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem is part of a “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the world a better place”…writes Alex Traiman/JNS. Read more

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder mourns loss of life in Gaza border violence, holds Hamas fully responsible for bloodshed

May 16, 2018 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has reacted to the deadly demonstrations on the Gaza Strip’s border with Israel this week. Read more

Embassy/Gaza fall-out

May 15, 2018 by  

Prime Malcolm Turnbull has said in an interview “Israel seeks to defend itself:..and Tony Abbott maintains his support for an Australian embassy move to Jerusalem. Read more

Leaders praises Trump’s leadership

May 15, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress on Monday enthusiastically welcomed the United States’ move of its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, calling it a “critical moment in history” and a “precedent worthy of emulation” by all of Israel’s allies.  Read more

Australian remembered at new museum in Jerusalem

May 15, 2018 by  

The Plugat HaKotel Museum will be opened today by Israel’s President Rueven Rivlin and will tell the story of a group of young heroic Betar members who risked their lives to keep a Jewish spark alive at the Western Wall. Read more

Police restrain protesters in Auckland

May 15, 2018 by  

A line of police prevented conflict restrained a small group of Auckland Peace Action protesters at an Israel 70th anniversary event. Read more

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