Israel blocks PA bid to gain full membership at UN

January 8, 2019 by  

Israel’s mission to the United Nation (UN) was recently successful in blocking a Palestinian attempt to gain full membership at the United Nations. Read more

Israel to demand US$250 billion from Arab countries for Jewish property left behind

January 8, 2019 by  

Israel is preparing to demand compensation from several Arab states and Iran which forced Jews to leave after 1948 and following the establishment of the State of Israel, Israel’s Hadashot TV reported. Read more

Netanyahu demands televised face off with state’s witnesses

January 8, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced that he has demanded, and continues to demand, to be allowed to face the state’s witnesses who have testified against him in the three corruption cases in which he is implicated. Read more

New Head of Security for NSW

January 8, 2019 by  

Matthew Meyerson has been appointed Head of Security for Sydney’s Community Security Group (CSG) NSW. Read more

Shin Bet: Israeli youth detained suspected of killing Arab woman

January 7, 2019 by  

A group of Israeli youth rounded up by security forces in recent weeks is suspected of killing an Arab woman in October, the Shin Bet (Israel’s Security Agency) revealed yesterday. Read more

Israel uses ‘ugliest colour in the world’ to fight smoking

January 7, 2019 by  

Just moments before disbanding ahead of the upcoming elections, the Knesset passed the Restriction on Advertising and Marketing of Tobacco Products Bill, which puts a special twist on the combat on smoking.

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The British Mandate, 2019?

January 6, 2019 by  

U.K. Regional Spokesman, visiting Khan al-Ahmar, announces, in fluent Arabic: “We are working to stop the evacuation. Regavim: Netanyahu is allowing the British to behave as if the Mandate never ended”…reports Naomi Kahn. Read more

Race Commissioner condemns racist motivation at Melbourne rally

January 6, 2019 by  

The Race Discrimination Commissioner Chin Tan has spoken out following the far-right rally which took place in Melbourne’s St Kilda yesterday. Read more

WJC and Board of Deputies stand against antisemitsm in football: There must be no tolerance for use of slur ‘Yid’

January 6, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress and the Board of Deputies of British Jews condemn the use of the word ‘Yid’ to describe Tottenham Hotspur supporters, a club that has historically called itself the ‘Yid Army’ due to its large Jewish fan base. Read more

New law to limit use of cash in Israeli business transactions

January 6, 2019 by  

A new law limiting the amount of cash that can be used in a business transaction took effect on Jan. 1, changing the ways Israelis are allowed to do business. Read more

Swastikas plastered on gate of aged care housing Holocaust survivors

January 6, 2019 by  

The neo-Nazi Antipodian Resistance organisation has posted swastikas at the entrance of the  Emmy Monash Aged Care in Melbourne, home to elderly Jewish community members including Holocaust survivors, in the heartland of the Victorian Jewish community in Caulfield. Read more

Multiple injuries as police, civilians clash in Armona

January 4, 2019 by  

Multiple police officers and Israeli civilians were wounded on Thursday morning as altercations broke out between law enforcement and Israelis who had attempted to return to the unregistered outpost of Amona in Samaria. Read more

Israeli organization demands action after Belgian soccer fans chant slogans ridiculing Holocaust

January 4, 2019 by  

Soccer fans in Belgium chanted anti-Semitic slogans, including ones about the burning of Jews, during a recent match in the city of Bruges, prompting an Israeli lawfare organization to take action. Read more

British cover band ‘Pink Floyd Experience’ lands in Israel

January 4, 2019 by  

Members of the British rock cover group ‘UK Pink Floyd Experience’ landed in Israel on Thursday evening, despite a heavy campaign of pressure by Roger Waters invoking BDS  in recent months to cancel the visit. Read more

Researchers reveal new mechanism to “activate” the immune system against cancer

January 4, 2019 by  

A new mechanism for activating the immune system against cancer cells allows immune cells to detect and destroy cancer cells better than before, according to a study published this week in the journal Nature. Read more

A special event to mark the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau

January 4, 2019 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder has welcomed the initiative of the Polish authorities and the Auschwitz-Birkenau State Museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the death camp’s liberation with a special event at the site. Read more

Israeli water experts to confer with NSW and QLD to solve drought problems

January 4, 2019 by  

Three of the world’s leading experts live in Israel and will visit New South Wales and Queensland to share ideas and know-how designed to tackle the severe drought inter alia through making use of state-of-the-art technologies developed in Israel. Read more

Orthodox rabbis advised not to attend memorial service for NSWJBD president held at reform temple

January 3, 2019 by  

Rabbi Chaim Ingram is questioning a story he considers negative published in the media revealing that the Rabbinical Council of NSW advised the members of this orthodox organisation not attending a memorial service for Jeremy Spinak, a former president of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies, as it was to be held at The Emanuel reform synagogue. Read more

Honduras plans to move embassy to Jerusalem

January 3, 2019 by  

Honduras will be moving ahead with plans to open its Israel embassy in Jerusalem, and Israel is in talks to open its Honduran embassy in Tegucigalpa, following a meeting between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, and U.S. Secretary Mike Pompeo on Tuesday. Read more

Israeli startups raise record $6.1 billion in 2018

January 3, 2019 by  

Israeli startups raised a record $6.1 billion in 2018. Read more

Israel officially leaves UNESCO

January 2, 2019 by  

Israel is no longer a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO. Read more

At the start of 2019, Israel’s population nears 9 million

January 2, 2019 by  

With the start of 2019 approaches, Israel’s population is 28,000 away from 9 million people, the Central Bureau of Statistics announced on Monday. Read more

Livni after disbandment of Zionist Union: Most important thing now is to replace Netanyahu

January 2, 2019 by  

The most important mission is to bring about a “political revolution” and replace Binyamin Netanyahu as prime minister, Opposition Leader Tzipi Livni said at a press conference on Tuesday, just hours after Labor Party Chairman Avi Gabbay disbanded the Zionist Union and unceremoniously ousted her from their joint-list. Read more

Zionist Union splits amid surprise announcement from Labor Party chairman

January 2, 2019 by  

Zionist Union chairman Avi Gabbay issued an unexpected announcement on Tuesday that he would dissolve his partnership with Hatnua chair Tzipi Livni. Read more

Another Rivlin in the news

January 1, 2019 by  

91-yr-old Joan Lardner Rivlin has been made a Member of the NZ Order of Merit for services to seniors. Read more

New Israeli law criminalises buying of sex

January 1, 2019 by  

The Knesset plenum approved yesterday a bill that will impose fines on persons buying sex. Read more

Report: Israel involved in capture of Saddam Hussein

January 1, 2019 by  

The State of Israel was instrumental in the location and capture of former Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein in 2003, London-based Arabic website Rai al-Youm reported yesterday. Read more

Eulogy for Amos Oz

January 1, 2019 by  

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin delivered the eulogy at the funeral for the world-acclaimed writer and thinker Amos Oz who died last week at the age of 79. Read more

The immune system’s fountain of youth

January 1, 2019 by  

If only we could keep our bodies young, healthy and energetic, even as we attain the wisdom of our years. Read more

Visitor no 4,000,000 passes through immigration in Israel.

January 1, 2019 by  

The arrival of the four millionth tourist to land in Israel in 2018 ends a year of record-breaking tourism figures. Read more

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