David Landau, Z”L. Farewell to a gentleman and an adversary

February 1, 2015 by  

Jerusalem journalist David Landau, who died this week at the age of 67, was a reporter of the old school. When he was criticised, he remained a gentleman. Read more

Danby’s new man

February 1, 2015 by  

Bren Carlill has been appointed as Media and Parliamentary Advisor to Michael Danby, who is Parliamentary Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition, Mr Bill Shorten Read more

25th anniversary of Clean-up Australia Day

January 31, 2015 by  

In 2014 more than 572,406 volunteers including members of the Jewish community. removed an estimated 15,708 tonnes of rubbish from 7,140 sites across Australia,  Read more

The price of security

January 31, 2015 by  

Two Israeli soldiers were killed on the country’s northern borders this week. President Rivlin has visited their families. Read more

Israeli university offering conflict resolution courses in English

January 30, 2015 by  

Bar-Ilan University is to  launch Israel’s first academic international summer certificate program, taught entirely in English, in the field of conflict resolution.  Read more

Kiwi educators at Yad Vashem

January 30, 2015 by  

A group of twenty New Zealand high school teachers and educators have been attending a course on Holocaust studies at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem. Read more

Australia Day Awards 2015

January 30, 2015 by  

As normally happens, we missed someone in our Australia Day Honours List – Marcia Hatfield of Sydney received an OAM and has been added top the republished list. Mazel Tov and our apologies Marcia. Read more

ZFA expresses concern

January 30, 2015 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has raised concern about recent incidents on Israel’s northern border resulting in the loss of lives. Read more

Holocaust anniversary acknowledged by Aboriginal community

January 29, 2015 by  

The Aboriginal Medical Service in Sydney’s Redfern has acknowledged the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Jews from the Auschwitz death camp. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in New Zealand’s capital.

January 29, 2015 by  

Due to the significance of the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the commemoration of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day was more extensive in New Zealand this year. Read more

President Rivlin addresses United Nations

January 29, 2015 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has addressed the United Nations General Assembly in New York…and tells its members “never again”. Read more

Rabbis respond to Fairfax quotes

January 28, 2015 by  

The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia (ORA) is deeply concerned about comments attributed to criminal lawyer Alex Lewenberg which have appeared in The Age and Sydney Morning Herald newspapers. Read more

Josh Frydenberg at Auschwitz

January 28, 2015 by  

Among the world dignitaries attending the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz was Australian Assistant Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

Major Israeli honour for former NSW Governor

January 28, 2015 by  

The Technion in Israel is to award a Doctor Honoris Causa, the Technion’s highest recognition for scientific and humanitarian contribution to former NSW Governor, Professor Dame Marie Bashir Read more

Sydney remembers Auschwitz

January 28, 2015 by  

Around 350 members of the community including diplomats from many countries, gathered at the Sydney Jewish Museum (SJM) to commemorate 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz. Read more

Rabbis meet the Prime Minister

January 28, 2015 by  

Tthe first ever delegation from Australia’s peak and preeminent Jewish religious leadership body – ORA – The Organisation of Rabbis of Australasia, has met with Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott in Canberra. Read more

A personal account of the liberation of the Bergen concentration camp

January 28, 2015 by  

Lt-Col Leonard Berney RA TD tells J-Wire of his participation and the events surrounding the liberation of the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Read more

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at Yad Vashem on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 28, 2015 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s spoke at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem at yesterday’s International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration. Read more

Learn online about the Holocaust

January 28, 2015 by  

To mark the  International Holocaust Memorial Day, FutureLearn, a social medialearning platform, has launched free online courses exploring the history and ongoing scholarship of the Holocaust…one created by Tel Aviv University and the other by Yad Vashem. Read more

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, victims and leaders mark 70 years since Auschwitz liberation

January 28, 2015 by  

More than 300 Holocaust survivors along with world leaders gathered at the site of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on Tuesday to commemorate the 1.1 million people killed there, as well as the millions of other victims killed during the Holocaust, as part of International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

The Holocaust remembered in Auckland

January 27, 2015 by  

Auckland has hosted an International Holocaust Remembrance day…a J-Wire video report from Keren Cook. Read more

Israeli may have survived car crash if she had been wearing a seatbelt

January 27, 2015 by  

Irit Wilder, an Israeli tourist who died in a car accident in New Zealand would probably have survived had she been wearing a seatbelt. Read more

Those left standing

January 26, 2015 by  

Around 160 Holocaust survivors accompanied by family, friends and carers commemorated 70 years of survival…when survivors were asked to stand only about 80 made their presence felt. Read more

Australia Day message from Tony Abbott

January 26, 2015 by  

Prime Minister Tony Abbott delivers his Australia Day message for 2015. Read more

Israel smoothing the waters with New Zealand

January 26, 2015 by  

An Israeli diplomat has made a special trip to New Zealand to deliver a letter to the country’s Foreign Minister in an attempt to reconcile diplomatic differences between the two countries. Read more

Australia Day Awards – did we leave anyone out?

January 26, 2015 by  

If you know of someone within the community who received an Australia Day award and did not appear on our list, email us at awards@jwire.com.au

Israel releases world anti-Semitism report

January 26, 2015 by  

2014 marked a distinct shift in the level of anti-Semitism around the world, and especially in Europe according to the annual report on Anti-Semitism presented to the Israeli cabinet today by the Minister for Jerusalem and Diaspora Affairs, Naftali Bennett. Read more

Presidents will not meet

January 25, 2015 by  

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin is currently in the United States but hopes that a meeting with U.S. president Barak Obama might be arranged will not be realised. Read more

An Australia Day story – friendship triumphs over hate

January 25, 2015 by  

Each January 26, Czechoslovakian-born Holocaust survivors Eva Grinston and Ibi Wertheim have celebrated Australia Day as their national holiday and also as an anniversary with deep personal significance. Read more

A yarmulke in disguise

January 25, 2015 by  

An Israeli barber has developed a yarmulke to wear when you are not wearing a yarmulke…it is made from hair! Read more

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