Palestinian leader Abbas slams Trump and calls Israel a ‘colonial project’

January 16, 2018 by  

During a two-hour speech to the Palestine Liberation Organisation’s (PLO) Central Council, Palestinian Authority (PA) President and PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas slammed President Donald Trump’s attempts to jumpstart peace negotiations as well as America’s recent recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Read more

IDF destroys Hamas terror tunnel that infiltrated Israeli and Egyptian territory

January 16, 2018 by  

The IDF destroyed a Hamas terror tunnel that ran underneath Israel’s Kerem Shalom border crossing with the southern Gaza Strip as well as under the Egypt-Gaza border. Read more

One ambulance, one shift, two births

January 16, 2018 by  

Last Friday began normally for a team from Magen David Adom’s Modi’in station, headed by ambulance driver and EMT Itzhak Cohen, and volunteers Noa Oster, Ziv Bamberger and Shaked Ron-Tal. Read more

Descendants re-signing Israel’s Declaration of Independence

January 16, 2018 by  

Dozens of grandchildren and great-grandchildren of the original signers of Israel’s Declaration of Independence (Megilat Ha-Atzmaut) gathered to photograph a reconstruction of that historic event. Read more

The ECAJ joins the push to quash a death sentence for Baha’i man in Yemen

January 16, 2018 by  

A Yemini prisoner and a member of the Baha’i community has been sentenced to be executed in public because he made contact with Baha’i headquarters in Haifa. Read more

Victorian Jewish community supports Australians of African descent

January 15, 2018 by  

The Coalition to Advance Multiculturalism which includes The Jewish Community Council of Victoria has expressed its targeting the African community as scapegoats for youth crime in the state. Read more

Abe sits at Sugihara’s desk

January 15, 2018 by  

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has visited his country’s former consulate in Kaunas, Lithuania at which Chiune Sugihara issued Japanese visas to around 6,000 Jews escaping Nazi-occupied Poland in WWII. Read more

Game of Drones

January 15, 2018 by  

The first technique to detect a drone camera illicitly capturing video has been revealed in a new study published by Ben-Gurion University of the Negev (BGU) and Weizmann Institute of Science cyber security researchers. Read more

Israel braces for violence as manhunt for terrorist behind Samaria attack continues

January 14, 2018 by  

As the manhunt continues for the terrorist who killed Israeli father of six Raziel Shevah in Samaria earlier this week, Israeli security forces are bracing for violence. Read more

We Remember – the Holocaust survivors’ anthem

January 12, 2018 by  

In the lead up to the UN Holocaust Remembrance Day on 27 January 2018 a series of recordings of The Partisan Song, Zog Nit Keynmol, sung and recited by ORT and other schools will be available to educators. Read more

Comedian Chris Rock defies BDS, performs in Israel

January 12, 2018 by  

American comedy legend Chris Rock this week took his act to Israel, performing in the country for the first time before a crowd of 10,000 at Tel Aviv’s Menorah Mivtachim Arena. Read more

Jerry Seinfeld criticised for visiting Israeli counter-terror training camp, air force base

January 12, 2018 by  

Famed Jewish-American comedian and actor Jerry Seinfeld came under fire this week for a recent visit to a counter-terrorism and security training academy in the Judea and Samaria community of Efrat.  Read more

Terror victim’s funeral includes calls to legalise the Samaria outpost he lived in

January 12, 2018 by  

Hundreds of mourners attended the funeral of Rabbi Raziel Shevah, a resident of the Samaria settlement outpost of Havat Gilad who was killed in a drive-by shooting terror attack near his home Jan. 9. Read more

The King’s speech

January 12, 2018 by  

His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini, the King of the Zulus, has addressed top six newly elected members of the ANC at his “Osuthu Palace” in KwaNongoma speaking on the importance of South Africa’s relationship with Israel. Read more

Will they meet their match in Israel?

January 11, 2018 by  

Single men and women who are interested in meeting the love of their life are going to want to know about a tour being organised by JJunction and UIA. Read more

President Reuven Rivlin calls for new ‘vision’ in Israel-Diaspora relationship

January 11, 2018 by  

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin has called for a new partnership to be forged between Israel and the Jewish Diaspora to deal with global development issues. Read more

65% of Israel’s LGBT community willing to donate blood under new plan

January 11, 2018 by  

Israel’s Ministry of Health procedures have been changed to include donations from male members of the LGBT community under condition that 12 months have passed since donors had sexual relations. Read more

Townsville’s first ever barmitzvah

January 11, 2018 by  

The Sassoon Chabad RARA House in Townsville has hosted the city’s first barmitzvah. Read more

Yair Netanyahu expresses regret over ‘ridiculous’ statements in strip club

January 10, 2018 by  

Yair Netanyahu, the son of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, expressed regret for his “ridiculous” statements in a 2015 recording of him at a Tel Aviv strip club that surfaced in an Israeli news report on Monday.  Read more

Israeli father of 6, MDA volunteer medic killed in drive-by shooting terror attack near Nablus

January 10, 2018 by  

The victim, 35-year-old Raziel Shevah, was pronounced dead at Meir Hospital in Kfar Saba in central Israel shortly after arriving there. Read more

Kosher grocery store near Paris destroyed by fire on terror attack anniversary

January 10, 2018 by  

A kosher grocery store in a Paris suburb was destroyed in an arson attack on the third anniversary of the deadly Islamic terror attack on the French capital’s Hyper Cacher kosher supermarket. Read more

The IPO honours Sir Frank and Lady Shirley Lowy

January 10, 2018 by  

The Philharmonic Orchestra and the Israel Philharmonic Orchestra have dedicated a concert in Tel Aviv in honour of Lady Shirley and Sir Frank Lowy, among the orchestra’s closest friends and among the largest contributors to the renovation of the Mann Auditorium. Read more

Fairfax attack on Danby

January 9, 2018 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has responded on the weekend attack against him by Fairfax Media over his $4574 spend on ads criticising ABC journalist Sophie McNeill. Read more

Terror victims urge deduction of terrorists’ salaries from Palestinian Authority tax funds

January 9, 2018 by  

Hundreds of families of terror victims have urged Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to deduct the salaries that the Palestinian Authority (PA) pays terrorists and their families from PA tax funds collected by Israel. Read more

UNICEF acting to add Israeli military to list of ‘grave violators of children’s rights’

January 9, 2018 by  

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) is spearheading a campaign to include the Israeli military on a U.N. blacklist of “grave violators of children’s rights” that includes terrorist groups like Islamic State and Boko Haram, according to a new report by the NGO Monitor watchdog group.

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#WeRemember

January 9, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress has launched its second annual #WeRemember initiative to combat anti-Semitism and all forms of hatred, genocide and xenophobia.  Read more

A rare prehistoric site about 500,000-years-old uncovered in Jaljulia

January 8, 2018 by  

An astonishing discovery in Jaljuliain in Israel’s Sharon district has unearthed a rare and important prehistoric site, roughly half of a million years old, extending over about 10 dunams. Read more

US imposes new sanctions on Iran amid anti-regime protests

January 5, 2018 by  

The U.S. has announced fresh sanctions against Iran over its ballistic missile program. Read more

First Jewish same-sex marriage announced in Sydney

January 5, 2018 by  

The Emanuel Synagogue’s Rabbi Jeffrey Kamins has told J-Wire the shul will host the first same sex marriage on May 2. Read more

Religious Freedom Review gives concern

January 4, 2018 by  

Aleph Melbourne is deeply concerned with the announcement that all public submissions to the Ruddock Religious Freedom Review will be kept secret. Read more

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