Australia recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel

December 15, 2018 by  

Australia now recognises West Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and is now starting a search for a suitable site for its embassy within the Holy City. Read more

Hundreds attend funeral for premature baby murdered by Arab drive-by shooter

December 14, 2018 by  

Some 300 mourners huddled under umbrellas in the steadily falling rain at Jerusalem’s ancient Mount of Olives cemetery on Wednesday night to lay to rest the newborn boy whose mother was shot Sunday night in a terror attack outside the town of Ofra. Read more

Two Israelis murdered, two severely injured in second shooting attack near Ofra

December 14, 2018 by  

Two Israelis were murdered and two severely injured when shot by a terrorist Thursday morning, at the Givat Asaf Junction between Beit El and Ofra, near the northern entrance to Ramallah. The attack is the second deadly shooting in less than a week. Read more

Paddling her canoe

December 14, 2018 by  

Paddler Jessica Fox has won the national 2018 AIS Sport Performance Female Athlete of the Year Award…and her mother was named coach of the year. Read more

Six of the best

December 14, 2018 by  

Jewish students were those amongst those students who scored top of the class in specific subjects in the HSC. Read more

Mount Scopus shines in the VCE exams

December 14, 2018 by  

2018 has been another successful year for Year 12 Melbourne’s Mount Scopus students in their VCE exams. Read more

Barkan terrorist shot dead in Nablus raid

December 14, 2018 by  

Ashraf Naalowa, the 23-year-old  Palestinian who murdered two Israelis in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Zone on October 7, was shot dead by a Border Police counter-terrorism unit.

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100 years and going strong

December 14, 2018 by  

Rabbi Dr Shalom Coleman has celebrated his 100th birthday in Perth last week.

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Nick Cave calls boycott of Israel “cowardly and shameful”

December 13, 2018 by  

Veteran Australian singer Nick Cave has elaborated on his stance against the Israel boycott movement through releasing an email he sent to musician well-known Brian Eno, after he was pressured not to play in Israel last year.

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Government Response to Religious Freedom Review

December 13, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Attorney-General Christian Porter have released a joint statement following the Religious Freedom Review chaired by Philip Ruddock but the Law Council said  delicate balance between freedom of religion and freedom from discrimination would be better dealt with in comprehensive national anti-discrimination legislation. Read more

Barmvitzah at 52

December 13, 2018 by  

While a normal bar or bat mitzvah will typically feature a row of proud grandparents in the congregation doing what is known in Yiddish as kvelling, Dean Waring was surrounded by his wife and children as he had his bar mitzvah in the North Queensland city of Mackay. Read more

Kosher electoral office

December 13, 2018 by  

The spiritual head of Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins visited the Edgecliff electoral office of newly elected Independent Dr Kerryn Phelps and joined her in affixing a mezuzah Read more

Progressive machzor

December 13, 2018 by  

The new Machzor ‘Mishkan T’shuvah’ has just gone to press, to be delivered to the congregations of the Union for Progressive Judaism across Australia and New Zealand in time for next High Holy Days.  Read more

Israeli stem cell collaboration to change insulin need for Diabetes 1 patients

December 13, 2018 by  

The Australian  Foundation for Diabetes Research has entered into an arrangement with Israeli company Kadimastem to explore overcoming the need for insulin administration in people with type 1 diabetes. Read more

IPO visit cancelled

December 13, 2018 by  

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra has cancelled the Australian leg of Maestro Zubin Mehta’s farewell world tour due to unforeseen issues with touring logistics. Read more

Baby of Chanukah terror victims pronounced dead

December 13, 2018 by  

The baby son of Amichai and Shira-Ish Ran, delivered by emergency Caesarean section at just 30 weeks, was pronounced dead on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Shaare Zedek Medical Centre. Read more

Despite new police recommendations to indict, Netanyahu has no intention or legal mandate to resign

December 12, 2018 by  

When Israeli police issued a third recommendation to indict Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for suspected bribery, opposition leaders increased their calls for Israel’s second longest-serving leader to resign. Read more

Special religious education celebrated in bi-partisan NSW parliament event

December 12, 2018 by  

Special religious education (SRE) in New South Wales is celebrating a resurgence in support and recognition after a successful event in parliament house endorsed by both the Government and the Opposition. Read more

Parents of young mother wounded in ofra terror attack say condition improving

December 11, 2018 by  

Chaim and Liora Silberstein, the parents of Shira Ish-Ron, the young mother injured critically in Sunday night’s shooting attack at the Ofra Junction in Samaria, confirmed on Monday night that her condition is improving. Read more

Plan to halve unnecessary medications

December 11, 2018 by  

Multiple medication use in older people is often harmful and unnecessary, contributing to the $1.2 billion national annual cost of medicine-related hospital admissions. Read more

International Jewish LGBT+ community to hold its World Congress in Sydney

December 11, 2018 by  

The World Congress – Keshet Ga’avah, the worldwide voice of Jews of diverse sexual orientations and gender identities, will bring delegates from across the globe including United States, France, Holland, Italy, Latin America, New Zealand, Israel and around the globe to Sydney next year. Read more

Pregnant Jewish woman and six others gunned down in Chanukah terror attack

December 11, 2018 by  

A young pregnant woman and six other travellers were injured in a Palestinian shooting attack at a bus stop outside the Jewish town of Ofra on Sunday night. Read more

Brazil delivers on promise to vote with Israel

December 10, 2018 by  

The symbolic victory against Hamas at the United Nations General Assembly on Thursday, in which 87 nations supported a draft resolution condemning Hamas, marked another milestone: Brazil took an unprecedented step by siding with Israel and the U.S. Read more

Human Rights Day – The Magnitsky Bill

December 10, 2018 by  

Today marks 70 years since the United Nations General Assembly adopted the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Read more

Netanyahu: We have no interest in sparking Palestinian fronts unless there is no choice

December 10, 2018 by  

Israel has no interest in sparking any conflicts with the Palestinians while it deals with threats in the North, but would not hesitate to do so should it be left with no choice, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said at the weekly Cabinet meeting in Jerusalem, yesterday.

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Rambam participants tell their story

December 10, 2018 by  

Participants from two different groups of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) Rambam study program to Israel and the Palestinian Territories have briefed an AIJAC luncheon in Sydney. Read more

Israel Institute demands answers to NZ abstention on important UN vote

December 9, 2018 by  

Institute of New Zealand director, Dr David Cumin, is demanding to know who was responsible for a ‘bizarre’ decision by New Zealand to abstain on an important procedural vote at the UN which helped pave the way for ‘a small degree of balance to the international bias against Israel’. Read more

I can’t believe it

December 9, 2018 by  

The Australia Palestine Advocacy Network actively encourages BDS against Israel..but somehow there is no boycott for Chanukah music. Read more

Australian leadership condemns Hamas

December 9, 2018 by  

Australia’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister have condemned Hamas following the failure of un general assembly resolution on ‘activities of Hamas and other militant groups in Gaza. Read more

EU steps up fight against anti-Semitism by approving move to combat hatred, racism

December 7, 2018 by  

The Council of the European Union on Thursday unanimously approved a declaration of the 28 European Union member states on the fight against anti-Semitism, which calls for the development of a common security approach to better protect Jewish communities and Jewish institutions in Europe in a period of resurgence of anti-Semitism on the continent. Read more

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