Israel under fire

July 15, 2018 by  

Three people were injured when a mortar fired from Gaza hit a house in the town of Sderot at around 6:30 p.m Saturday evening. Read more

Dave Sharma talks to the Liberal Friends of Israel

July 15, 2018 by  

The Liberal Friends of Israel has hosted former Australian ambassador to Israel Dave Sharma in Sydney. Read more

Swiss ambassador issues lukewarm apology to Hebron Jews after activist slaps child

July 15, 2018 by  

Switzerland’s ambassador issued a half-hearted apology to the Jewish community of Hebron in Judea on Friday, two days after a Swiss man from a radical-left observer group slapped a 10-year-old Jewish boy from the city. Read more

EU ambassador reprimanded again for ‘interfering with Israeli legislation’

Prime Minister Netanyahu instructed Israel’s foreign ministry to summon the EU ambassador for the second time. Read more

Prime Minister’s grandson prepares the challah

July 13, 2018 by  

Today was grandparents’ day at Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull brought his 4-yr-old grandson Jack to try his hand at baking challah. Read more

‘Operation Doctor’s Appt.’ brings Syrian mothers, kids to Israel in middle of night

July 13, 2018 by  

A group of more than 40 Syrian mothers and children crossed over the Golan Heights border from Syria to northern Israel in the pre-dawn hours on Wednesday to receive treatment in Israeli hospitals. Read more

Hungarian football club dedicates match against Israeli club to legendary Holocaust-era coach who saved Jewish lives

July 13, 2018 by  

The Hungarian football team Ferencváros Torna Club (FTC), in cooperation with the World Jewish Congress and the Federation of Jewish Communities in Hungary (MAZSIHISZ), held an unprecedented tribute to a Holocaust-era hero on Thursday prior to its UEFA Europa League Qualifier Match against Israel’s Maccabi Tel Aviv at the Groupama Stadium in Budapest. Read more

Germany to pay additional $88 million to Holocaust survivors

July 12, 2018 by  

Germany has agreed to pay another $88 million to fund social-welfare services for Holocaust survivors, according to the New York-based Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany on Tuesday. Read more

Netanyahu to Putin: Iran needs to leave Syria

July 12, 2018 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow on Wednesday, just hours after Israel shot down a Syrian drone that had infiltrated Israeli airspace. Read more

Former Israeli PM Ehud Barak coming Down Under for JNF Australia Campaign

July 12, 2018 by  

JNF Australia has announced that former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak will be the keynote speaker at its Annual Dinners this year. Read more

Ireland goes ahead with legislation to boycott products made in Israeli settlements

July 12, 2018 by  

Ireland’s Senate approved legislation on Wednesday to boycott products made in Israeli settlements. Read more

Centenary celebrations for Hebrew University founded by Einstein, Freud, Weizmann

July 12, 2018 by  

On July 24th, this year, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will mark 100 years of achievement since the laying of its cornerstones. It’s a success story like no other. Read more

Two children battling cancer join Netanyahus at the World Cup

July 11, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara surprised two Israeli children inviting  them to join them in watching the World Cup semi-final match between England and Croatia in Moscow. Read more

Abbas declares Israeli legislation won’t stop him from paying terrorists

July 11, 2018 by  

In a meeting with Fatah Party leaders on Sunday, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas declared that he would not stop paying salaries to convicted terrorists and their families, despite new Israeli legislation withholding funds in the amount paid to killers and attackers from taxes collected for the P.A. Read more

New bill will end Israeli imports of live animals for meat, in light of suffering

July 11, 2018 by  

In light of revelations as to the poor conditions of animals transported to Israel for food, government ministers on Sunday greenlighted a bill that would gradually phase out the import of animals for slaughter in Israel. Read more

Israel set to land spacecraft on the moon in early 2019

July 11, 2018 by  

Israel will be the fourth nation on the planet to land a spacecraft on the moon, when its SpaceIL touches down on Earth’s only natural satellite on Feb. 13, 2019. Read more

Tourism sector continues to set records

July 10, 2018 by  

The number of tourists visiting Israel continued to soar during the first half of 2018, with some 2.1 million tourist entries recorded from January to June, a 19% increase from last year, the Ministry of Tourism and the Central Bureau of Statistics said in a joint release Monday. Read more

Chelsea Football Club and World Jewish Congress launch first stage of Red Card for Hate

July 10, 2018 by  

Chelsea Football Club and The World Jewish Congress today launched the international Pitch for Hope competition, the first stage of a three-pronged joint initiative on combating the widespread phenomenon of racism, xenophobia, discrimination, and anti-Semitism in sports, under the banner Red Card for Hate. Read more

Michael Danby: ECAJ says he will leave “a great void”

July 10, 2018 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has added its voice to this who will miss Michael Danby’s presence in federal parliament. Read more

Jewish Agency to expand school-twinning program with new government funds

July 10, 2018 by  

The Jewish Agency for Israel says the Israeli government will allocate up to NIS 9 million ($2.48 million) in the coming years to its Partnership Unit’s Global School Twinning Network, primarily to fund the expansion of the groundbreaking educational initiative that cultivates Israel-Diaspora connectedness. Read more

Former Chief Rabbi: Poles ‘shot selves in foot’ with Holocaust law

July 9, 2018 by  

The controversy surrounding a Polish law that criminalises “defamation of Poland” by accusing the Polish state of complicity in Nazi crimes during World War II was a   self-inflicted wound, former Chief Rabbi Yisrael Meir Lau said on Sunday.

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Mossad operation recovers Eli Cohen’s watch in Syria

July 9, 2018 by  

Following a recent secret operation, Israel’s Mossad has returned to Israel the wristwatch of the late Mossad fighter Eli Cohen.  Read more

Rescue crews using Israeli tech to maintain contact with Thai soccer team

July 9, 2018 by  

An  Israeli technology is providing voice and video communications between rescue workers and 12 teenage members of a soccer team and their coach who have been stranded underground for more than two weeks in Tham Luang, northern Thailand. Read more

British government plans inquiry into incitement in Palestinian textbooks

July 8, 2018 by  

The British government is set to review the Palestinian Authority’s educational curriculum over growing concerns that British taxpayers are paying for the Palestinians to teach children incitement and anti-Semitism. Read more

AIJAC thanks Danby

July 6, 2018 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council has praised Michael Danby who yesterday announced his retirement from federal parliament. Read more

Rabbi Milecki has his say

July 6, 2018 by  

Last week the NSW Court of Appeal ruled that the administrator of the now defunct South Head Synagogue had legally had terminated the employment of Rabbi Benzion Milecki. The rabbi has now released a statement. Read more

Holocaust documentor Claude Lanzmann dead at 92

July 6, 2018 by  

World-renowned filmmaker and director Claude Lanzmann passed away earlier today at the age of 92 in France. Read more

Jewish business network launched in Melbourne

July 6, 2018 by  

Jewellery retailer and designer Paul Rubinstein and Feldenkrais method therapist Josh Balbin have launched Jewish business networking group Gesheft in Melbourne.  Read more

Michael Danby shares his thoughts with J-Wire readers

July 5, 2018 by  

My love of the Australian Jewish community emerges from having a similar background to many families in the community who endured the Holocaust…writes Michael Danby. Read more

Michael Danby’s parliamentary’s career drawing to its end

July 5, 2018 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby will not stand for re-election for his beloved Melbourne Ports at next year’s general election. Read more

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