Pro-Hamas conference in Netherlands could encourage anti-Semitism, critics warn

The mayor of the second-largest city in the Netherlands is refusing to block a conference by a pro-Hamas group, despite warnings by Dutch Jewish leaders and political figures the event could encourage anti-Semitism and embolden terrorists. Read more

Cyclone Debbie: no reports of damage from North Queensland community

March 28, 2017 by  

Rabbi Ari Ruben has told J-Wire he not received any reports of any incidents affecting the community in North Queensland.

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Repair the harm to survivors

March 28, 2017 by  

100 people attending an emotional ‘Night of Healing’ hosted this week in Melbourne by Tzedek, the national advocacy and support organisation for survivors of child sexual abuse in the Jewish community were told the Jewish community must unite in its efforts to repair the harm done to survivors of child sexual abuse. Read more

Cyclone Debbie

March 28, 2017 by  

If you are visiting the Whitsundays and experiencing the wrath of Cyclone Debbie, please email news@jwire.com.au

Denial: J-Wire giveaways

March 28, 2017 by  

J-Wire has double passes for Denial the riveting drama about the real-life showdown between historian Deborah Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) and notorious English Holocaust denier David Irving (Timothy Spall). Read more

An open letter to Malcolm Turnbull on 18C

March 28, 2017 by  

Josie Lacey has sent a letter to Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull in her capacity as convenor of Religions for Peace in NSW. Read more

My UJEB journey

March 28, 2017 by  

A Melbourne student who does not attend a Jewish school has warm words for UJEB. Read more

Students unearth a 2000-year-old Jewish Settlement near Beit Shemesh

March 28, 2017 by  

240 Israeli students are involved in unearthing exciting archaeological finds at a site at which the remains of a Jewish settlement dating to the Second Temple period there have been found including an extensive complex of ritual baths and underground hiding refuges. Read more

Breaking the Silence takes Richard Gere to Hebron

March 28, 2017 by  

Israeli NGO Breaking the Silence have escorted actor superstar Richard Gere to Hebron…and Israel’s Channel Two filmed the visit. Read more

Rambam returnees address AIJAC in Sydney

March 28, 2017 by  

Federal Labor MPs Meryl Swanson, Milton Dick and Liberal MP Tony Pasin addressed an Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) luncheon in Sydney on their return from Rambam study visit delegations to Israel. Read more

Buzz: a Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs

March 28, 2017 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia,  its Australian principal supporter, Gandel Philanthropy and its organisational partners, Access Inc, Flying Fox and Friendship Circle have announced the first-ever Australian Taglit-Birthright Israel trip for young adults with special needs (cognitive). Read more

First Cathay flight from Hong Kong arrives in Tel Aviv

March 27, 2017 by  

Cathay Pacific, one of the world’s leading airlines has inaugurated a new route today between Tel Aviv and Hong Kong. Read more

Jewish AFL sponsored by St Kilda

March 27, 2017 by  

Melbourne AFL side The Jew Crew is now wearing its Magen David guernsies in the red, white and black colours of their new sponsor St Kilda Football Club. Read more

Jewish Care Hosts Arava Project Delegation

March 27, 2017 by  

Jewish Care Victoria has hosted a delegation of Israeli and Australian Arava Project representatives and told them about the organisation and its aged care offerings. Read more

John Howard given a standing ovation at UIA function

March 26, 2017 by  

Former prime minister was the keynote speaker at the Victorian UIA Gala dinner. Read more

One anti-Semitic post on social media every 83 seconds

March 26, 2017 by  

The World Jewish Congress has found that more than 382,000 anti-Semitic posts were uploaded to social media over the course of 2016 – an average of 43.6 posts per hour, or one post every 83 seconds. Read more

Twelve appear before the Royal Commission

March 24, 2017 by  

Rabbi Pinchus Feldman has told the Royal Commission into Institutional Responses to Child Sexual Abuse that he is not familiar with national child protection policies.

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Jewish teenager arrested following over 100 bomb threats against Jewish targets

March 24, 2017 by  

A Jewish teenager with dual Israeli and American citizenship living in the southern Israeli city of Ashkelon was arrested Thursday in connection to the wave of more than 100 bomb threats against JCCs and other Jewish institutions across North America since the beginning of 2017. Read more

Jewish studies in non-Jewish schools

March 24, 2017 by  

The Christian Democratic Party has hosted a meeting at NSW Parliament House to highlight the importance of retaining Special Religious Education in the public school system. Read more

New Zealand history teacher visits Israel to immerse in Holocaust perspectives

March 23, 2017 by  

A New Zealand secondary school history teacher has had a “life-changing” experience on a recent trip to Israel. Read more

UN head discusses Palestinian distortion of history

March 23, 2017 by  

United Nations Secretary General António Guterres has met with World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder  and reiterated an earlier comment he made on Israeli radio that there is an absolute tie between the Jewish people and the land of Israel. Read more

Yeshiva faces eviction

March 22, 2017 by  

Entities in Sydney which hold the lease for the Sydney Yeshiva Centre in Bondi have received an eviction to vacate the premises after Pesach. Read more

Ancient coins discovered near Jerusalem

March 22, 2017 by  

The Israel Antiquities Authority said the cache of nine bronze coins—discovered in a large complex that served Christian pilgrims en route to Jerusalem—serves as “evidence of the Persian invasion at the end of the Byzantine period.” Read more

Benjamin Netanyahu meets with Chinese President Xi Jinping

March 22, 2017 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has, met with Chinese President Xi Jinping a t the official guest house in Beijing. Read more

Jewish Muslim comedy debate

March 22, 2017 by  

During Cultural Diversity Week, the Jewish Community Council of Victoria (JCCV) and the Islamic Council of Victoria (ICV) teamed up together to host the 2017 Jewish – Muslim Comedy Debate with the topic ‘North of the Yarra is Better than South of the Yarra.’  Read more

Eighty countries – one heart

March 22, 2017 by  

Maccabi World Union has unveiled their slogan for the 20th edition of the Maccabiah Games to be held later this year. Read more

Netanyahu meets Chinese business leaders

March 22, 2017 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, this morning has met with the heads of China’s largest corporations, each of which has a turnover of tens of billions of dollars. Read more

Malcolm Turnbull’s 18C message

March 21, 2017 by  

Australian Prime Minister speaks on planned changes to section 18C in the Racial Discrimination Act. A video report. Read more

NZ prime minister shielding foreign affairs minister over Israel blunder

March 21, 2017 by  

Prime Minister Bill English has confirmed Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully did not have approval from cabinet to support a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) resolution criticising Israel, says New Zealand First. Read more

18C proposed changes: Reactions

March 21, 2017 by  

Community organisations have reacted strongly to the Government’s plans to change Section 18C of the Racial Discrimination Act. Read more

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