471 new apartments for Holocaust survivors

January 18, 2018 by  
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Minister of Construction and Housing Yoav Gallant and Chairman of the Executive of The Jewish Agency for Israel Natan Sharansky have laid the cornerstone of the largest housing project for senior citizens ever constructed in Israel. Read more

Netanyahu says $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on

January 18, 2018 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu announced that Israel’s $500 million Spike missile deal with India is back on after the pact’s reported cancellation last November. Read more

NSW MP visits Israeli wave technology to generate electricity

January 16, 2018 by  
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With NSW and Australian families facing record electricity bills, NSW State Labor MP Walt Secord visited the pilot site for an Israeli power company using ocean wave technology to create electricity in southern Europe. Read more

Lebanon bans Steven Spielberg’s ‘The Post’ over director’s ties with Israel

January 16, 2018 by  
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Steven Spielberg’s latest film, “The Post,” has been banned in Lebanon due to the famed Jewish-American director’s purported ties with Israel.   Read more

70 hours of Israeli Celebrations

January 16, 2018 by  
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Plans for celebrating Israel’s 70th birthday events have been announced by Minister of Culture and Sport, Miri Regev. Read more

Groups petition Israeli High Court for expanded Western Wall egalitarian prayer section

January 16, 2018 by  
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The Masorti (Conservative) Movement in Israel, the Israel Movement for Reform and Progressive Judaism, and the Women of the Wall prayer rights group brought a petition to Israel’s High Court of Justice in an effort to force the expansion of the existing egalitarian prayer section at the Western Wall. Read more

Israel-Jordan negotiations could follow PLO threat to boycott Trump

January 14, 2018 by  
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The Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO) threat to refuse to negotiate with Israel unless President Trump withdraws his recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel could see Jordan replacing the PLO as Israel’s negotiating partner to end the 100 years-old Arab-Jewish conflict…writes David Singer. Read more

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

January 14, 2018 by  
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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

Comedian Chris Rock defies BDS, performs in Israel

January 12, 2018 by  
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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

The King’s speech

January 12, 2018 by  
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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

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

January 11, 2018 by  
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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

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

January 10, 2018 by  
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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  
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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

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

January 9, 2018 by  
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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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New York Times accuses Israel of ‘annexation’ and ‘apartheid’ over political moves

January 9, 2018 by  
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At the start of 2018, a purportedly emboldened Israeli right initiated new political measures that seemingly enhance Israel’s sovereignty in Judea, Samaria and Jerusalem following the recent U.S. policy changes on the Jewish state’s capital…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Ready – Steady – Go!

January 5, 2018 by  
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The civil year 2018 is barely out of the starting blocks and we are already witnessing events which without a doubt will impact all of us no matter where we live…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Why Trump’s Palestinian aid cut threat makes sense

January 5, 2018 by  
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We didn’t need the publication of a new book filled with behind-the-scenes gossip to know that Donald Trump is an unconventional and, at times, inappropriate president…writes Jonathan S. Tobin/JNS.org. Read more

Israeli lawmakers approve preliminary bill on death penalty for terrorists

January 4, 2018 by  
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Israeli lawmakers yesterday approved a preliminary piece of legislation easing the threshold for military courts to carry out executions of convicted terrorists. Read more

Will mass protests divert Iran’s attention inward and away from fighting Israel?…asks Adam Abrams

January 3, 2018 by  
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Thousands of protesters took to the streets this weekend in cities throughout Iran to demonstrate against the Islamic Republic’s strained economy, corrupt regime and costly military expansion throughout the region, in what has been characterised as the country’s largest wave of anti-government protests since the “Green Revolution” erupted in 2009 following a controversial presidential election. Read more

Oh Lordey – more sour notes from Down Under…writes Michael Kuttner

December 29, 2017 by  
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Whether it is something in the water, plain old ignorance or political hypocrisy, whatever the reason, New Zealand has well and truly soiled its reputation when it comes to Israel in recent times. Read more

128 countries reject Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem

December 22, 2017 by  
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128 members voted in the United Nations general assembly to reject Donald Trump’s move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital ignoring American threats to remember those voted against Washington. Read more

WJC condemns ANC decision to downgrade South African Embassy in Israel

December 22, 2017 by  
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World Jewish Congress CEO and Executive Vice President Robert Singer has strongly condemned the African National Council’s (ANC) endorsement of a resolution to downgrade the South African Embassy in Israel. Read more

Palestinians bringing Jerusalem measure vetoed by US to UN General Assembly

December 21, 2017 by  
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Following Monday’s U.S. veto of a United Nations Security Council resolution that called for the withdrawal of President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, the Palestinians will initiate a vote on the same measure in the U.N. General Assembly today [Friday AEDT/NZDT]. Read more

Shameful…writes Michael Kuttner

December 8, 2017 by  
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On 31 October at Beersheba I listened to endless platitudes, mutual back slapping and great sounding sentiments from the Prime Ministers of Australia and Israel and the Governor General of New Zealand. Read more

UN passes wave of anti-Israel resolutions, disavows Israeli ties to Jerusalem

December 3, 2017 by  
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The United Nations General Assembly passed six anti-Israel resolutions on Thursday, including a measure disavowing Israeli ties to Jerusalem and its holy sites….Australia abstained, New Zealand voted for the motions. Read more

Diplomatic freeze between New Zealand and Israel seen as a “blemish” on World Stage

December 1, 2017 by  
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The diplomatic freeze between New Zealand and Israel is being labeled a “blemish” on New Zealand’s reputation internationally. Read more

Celebrating Israel in Parliament House

November 30, 2017 by  
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Marking 70 years since the UN Partition Resolution 181 was passed on 29 November 1947, a cocktail reception was held in the Mural Hall, Parliament House, Canberra, on November 29, 2017. Read more

Elbit shares a $1.4 billion Australian army deal

November 30, 2017 by  
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Elbit Systems of Australia Pty Ltd has hosted at its facility in Canberra the Australian Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher Pyne MP, Senator for the Australia Capital Territory, Zed Seselja and the Chief of the Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell  marking the award of Tranche 2 of the Australian Army’s Land 75/125 program. Read more

70th anniversary of the UN vote calling for the establishment of a Jewish state

November 29, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress and Israel’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations has marked the 70th anniversary of the November 29, 1947 UN vote that called for the establishment of a Jewish state, with a reenactment of events in the very structure that served as the UN headquarters at that time. Read more

Storm clouds gathering over the region…writes isi Leibler

November 29, 2017 by  
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The volatility of political activity in the Middle East region is dizzying. Read more

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