New Zealand MP addresses Yom Hashoah commemoration event

April 19, 2018 by  

New Zealand MP Michael Wood, Under Secretary to the Minister of Ethnic Communities addressed the audience at this year’s Yom Hashoah commemoration event. Read more

New Zealand Green MP supports anti-Israel rally

April 19, 2018 by  

An Anti-Israel rally held in Auckland on Sunday heard Greens MP Gorliz Ghahraman falsely accuse Israel of genocide against the Palestinian Arabs. Read more

Israel honors its fallen soldiers and victims of terror on Yom Hazikaron

April 19, 2018 by  

Memorial sirens sounded at 11 a.m. in Israel to honor the memories of 23,646 Israeli soldiers, police and security officers, and 3,134 terror victims who have fallen since the beginning of Israel’s history. Read more

Yom Ha’azmaut message from Malcolm Turnbull

April 18, 2018 by  

Thursday is the national day of Israel,  Independence Day , commemorating the Israeli Declaration of Independence in 1948. Read more

Meet Sir John Monash

April 18, 2018 by  

Malcolm Turnbull has laid to rest notions to promote Sir John Monash posthumously to the rank of field marshal in spite of many requests including those from Labor leader Bill Shorten, Turnbull Government minister Josh Frydenberg and  former deputy prime minister Tim Fischer. Read more

Israel’s embassy hosts Yom Hazikaron in Canberra

April 18, 2018 by  

The Israeli Embassy in Canberra hosted a beautiful, moving ceremony inviting the whole ACT Jewish community to commemorate Yom Hazikaron. Read more

#EnoughisEnough

April 18, 2018 by  

Malcolm Green says this the film he wishes he never made. Anti-semitism in the UK. Read more

The Gen17 survey methodology

April 18, 2018 by  

Emeritus Bill Rubinstein, in his recent J-Wire contribution, warns that the Gen17 survey of the Australian Jewish community is “deeply flawed.”  Read more

Diaspora’s commitment to Israel

April 18, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress has hand-delivered to Israeli President Reuven Rivlin its official “Declaration of the Jewish Diaspora’s Commitment to the State of Israel on the Occasion of the 70th Anniversary of the Establishment of the State of Israel”. Read more

Lubavitcher Rebbe’s Kiddush cup is up for auction

April 17, 2018 by  

A silver-plated Kiddush cup used by the Lubavitcher Rebbe is going up for auction. Read more

World Jewish Congress celebrates Israel’s Independence Day with ‘Israel, 70 years young’, mission of 100 ascending Jewish leaders from around the world

April 17, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress is hosting in Israel this week more than 100 members of its flagship program the WJC-Jewish Diplomatic Corps (WJC-JDCorps) – an elite group of professionals aged 27-45 from more than 40 countries –  to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the State of Israel, under the banner, “Israel, 70 years young.”   Read more

Netanyahu addresses Keren Hayesod-UIA world conference

April 17, 2018 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has addressed the Keren Hayesod-UIA  Annual World Conference in Jerusalem. Read more

An Australia touch in Israel for Yom Ha’atzmaut

April 17, 2018 by  

Israeli youth dance the hora in The Australian Park in the Galilee as an Israeli played the didgeridoo  Read more

Bob Carr has withdrawn from Palestinian event

April 16, 2018 by  

Former Australian Foreign Minister Bob Carr has cancelled a speaking appearance at an event because he refuses to be involved in any organisation not committed to a peaceful path for Palestinian statehood. Read more

IDF destroys ‘long, high-quality’ Hamas terror tunnel reaching into Israel

April 16, 2018 by  

The Israel Defence Forces identified and destroyed a “long and high-quality” Hamas terror tunnel running from Gaza to approximately 65 feet inside Israeli territory in the Sha’ar HaNegev Regional Council area in Israel, according to a report by the IDF on Sunday. Read more

Anne Frank House initially bars (then allows) Jewish employee from wearing a ‘kipah’

April 16, 2018 by  

Of all the places on earth, the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam prohibited its Jewish employees from wearing kipot, head coverings worn by observant Jews that are also referred to as yarmulkes. Read more

Anne Frank Fonds Basel to begin grants in Israel in partnership with NIF

April 16, 2018 by  

The Anne Frank Fonds Basel and New Israel Fund (NIF) have signed a partnership agreement which will allow theFoundation to make new grants to organisations supported by NIF to advance their work toward equality and justice. Read more

Has Bob Carr now descended to advocating the end of Israel? 

April 16, 2018 by  

Former NSW premier and federal Australian foreign minister Bob Carr has been billed as a dignitary on an advertisement promoting an event in Sydney commemorating the 70th anniversary of Al-Nakbah (Occupation of Palestine) and the “Palestinians’ Right Of Return to their Land”. Read more

US state confronts campus anti-Semitism

April 15, 2018 by  

South Carolina became the first America state to pass legislation to protect students from anti-Semitic acts. Read more

World Jewish Congress welcomes UNESCO consensus on two decisions related to Israel

April 15, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has welcomed the consensus reached by the Executive Board of the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) to adopt two texts agreed to by all stakeholders, including the draft decision entitled “Occupied Palestine”. Read more

New Zealand paramedic receives award for six-hour rescue of Israeli tourist

April 15, 2018 by  

A St John intensive care paramedic has received the New Zealand Search and Rescue Council’s gold award for a six-hour rescue mission last year. Read more

Greetings from Ray Williams for Yom Ha’azmaut

April 15, 2018 by  

 I am delighted to send my best wishes to everyone in NSW celebrating Israel Independence Day, or Yom Ha’atzmaut, on 18 and 19 April 2018. Read more

Malcolm Turnbull donates personal books to new Jewish library

April 13, 2018 by  

Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull officially opened The Sam Moss Library in Sydney’s Kesser Torah College. Read more

Current world Jewish population still falls below pre-Holocaust figures

April 13, 2018 by  

According to figures released on Tuesday by the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics, the number of Jews alive today is still lower than it was in 1939, prior to the Holocaust. Read more

Yom Limmud limited first release tickets on sale

April 13, 2018 by  

Yom Limmud, Sydney’s annual festival of Jewish Ideas and Learning, is fast approaching and will be held at the stunning, newly renovated UNSW Roundhouse on June 17 this year. A limited number of discounted first release tickets are available until April 17. Read more

A seder safari

April 13, 2018 by  

Cootamundra, population 6700. I had been driving for 6 hours, on behalf of Chabad of Rural and Regional Australia, or RARA, northbound along the seemingly endless Hume Highway, stretching the vast distance of Australia’s east coast…writes Mendel Super. Read more

Senator takes issue with Sydney University group calling for boycott

April 13, 2018 by  

A pro-BDS group has emailed staff at the University of Sydney calling for an academic boycott against Israel. Read more

Sara to appeal to Lucy

April 12, 2018 by  

Sara Netanyahu, wife of Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, plans to talk to Lucy Turnbull about the conditions in which livestock are being transported from Australia to Israel.

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In Yom Hashoah speech, Netanyahu says Israel is ‘steadfast’ in preventing Iranian aggression

April 12, 2018 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said the Jewish state remains “steadfast” in preventing Iranian aggression amid ongoing threats. Read more

Guatemala to move embassy to Jerusalem right after U.S.

April 12, 2018 by  

Guatemala will purportedly move its embassy to Jerusalem just two days after the expected opening of the new U.S. embassy in Israel’s capital in May. Read more

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