New fingerprick-free glucose meter takes the “Ouch!” out of diabetes care

November 14, 2017 by  
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A new device to track blood-glucose levels has been launched in Israel. Read more

ABC News admits “human error” wiped Israel from map

November 13, 2017 by  
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ABC News has belatedly admitted that “human error” caused Israel to be wiped from the following map… Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

November 11, 2017 by  
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The dream of a re-established Jewish homeland enabled by Lord Balfour one hundred years ago is today a reality. Read more

Demonisation and broken glass

November 10, 2017 by  
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The resurgence of anti Jewish manifestations thinly disguised as anti Israel protests and the anniversary of Kristallnacht should remind us of the lessons which still need to be learnt…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Shake-up in Lebanon underscores Hezbollah’s ‘domination’ of Israel’s neighbour

November 8, 2017 by  
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Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri’s sudden resignation last weekend underscores the rising power of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah terror group in Israel’s northern neighbor, political leaders and Mideast experts said….writes Aden Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

3,000,000th tourist arrives in Israel

November 8, 2017 by  
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Israel’s three millionth tourist this year has landed in Israel, a new all-time record for incoming tourism in Israel…and received a very special guide in Jerusalem. Read more

Britain backs Jordan and Israel to end the Arab-Jewish conflict

November 6, 2017 by  
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Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has acknowledged that Jordan and Israel represent the only viable “two state solution” that can end the Arab-Jewish conflict. Read more

This week Israel will welcome its 3,000,000th tourist for 2017

November 5, 2017 by  
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The Israel Tourism Ministry is currently preparing for the arrival of the 3 millionth tourist with the ministry planning to surprise him/her and to leverage the event for its international marketing. Read more

Netanyahu visits Theresa May

November 3, 2017 by  
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has visited 10 Downing Street in London where he met with UK Prime Minister Theresa May. Read more

Prime Minister Turnbull addresses ASPI-BESA Centre Bilateral dialogue participants in Ramat Gan

November 3, 2017 by  
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The relationship between Australia and Israel is closer than it has ever been, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull told the Be’er Sheva Dialogue between the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) and Begin-Sadat (BESA) Centre for Strategic Studies at Bar-Ilan University. Read more

UAE apologises to Israeli judo team, but is it ‘too little and too late?’

October 31, 2017 by  
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The United Arab Emirates (UAE) officially apologised to Israel following a handshake snub during last week’s Abu Dhabi Grand Slam judo tournament. The Arab country did not, however, apologise for the tournament’s ban on Israeli symbols….writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

Governor-General Patsy Reddy meets Israel’s leaders

October 31, 2017 by  
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New Zealand Governor General Patsy Reddy has visited Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and President Reuven Rivlin on her visit to mark the 100thanniversary of the WW1 battle for Be’er Sheva. Read more

The Netanyahus welcome the Turnbulls

October 31, 2017 by  
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Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara have welcomed Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and his wife Lucy who travelled to Israel in the framework of the event to mark the 100th anniversary of the WWO battle for Be’er Sheva.

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Q&A in Israel

October 30, 2017 by  
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Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten, Minister for the Environment, Energy, Josh Frydenberg and Dan Tehan separately faced the media in Israel. Here are some of the questions…and their answers. Read more

WJC welcomes FIFA decision to drop Palestinian push against Israeli soccer teams

October 28, 2017 by  
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The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the decision by the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Council to decline the Palestinian Football Association’s long-standing push for punitive measures against the Israeli Football Association on the grounds that it is a complex political dispute unrelated to football. Read more

Asthma treatment could be Israel’s latest high achievement in medical cannabis

October 27, 2017 by  
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In a development that could spark Israel’s latest groundbreaking achievement within the medical cannabis sector, the Israeli-British cannabis biotech start-up CIITECH announced Oct. 24 that it will fund a research project in collaboration with the Hebrew University of Jerusalem exploring methods for treating asthma with medical cannabis…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org. Read more

The enemy of my enemy

October 25, 2017 by  
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The dramatic swing to the right in the recent Austrian elections is likely to have widespread repercussions throughout Europe. It will also oblige Israel to reconsider its current approach to far right-wing groups….writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Tension rises in Israel’s north as Syria, Iran team to fight ‘Zio-American schemes’

October 23, 2017 by  
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The IDF struck three Syrian rocket launchers Saturday after five rockets from Syria entered the Israeli Golan Heights earlier that day, and as Iran’s military chief inked an agreement with Damascus pledging to combat “Zio-American schemes.” Read more

Labor’s support for Israel

October 23, 2017 by  
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It’s becoming abundantly clear that Labor is abandoning its support for Israel, and the few remaining pro-Israel Labor MPs appear incapable of stopping it…writes Senator James Paterson. Read more

On the other hand…writes Michael Kuttner

October 21, 2017 by  
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Discoveries, innovations and world “firsts” combined with other positive developments kick start the post (Jewish) New Year into high gear. Read more

Safer beaches for Tel Aviv

October 20, 2017 by  
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With Magen David Adom announcing that 134 people have got in difficulties swimming in the Mediterranean Sea on Israel’s coastline, news that a new nippers program on Tel Aviv’s beach will be signalled by Australian Prime Minister Malcolm when he visits Israel later this month. Read more

So who goes to Beersheba?

October 20, 2017 by  
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As New Zealand welcomes its new Labor Prime Minister, it is a waiting game to see who will represent at the 100th anniversary of the famous Light Horse cavalry charge which won Beersheba and marked the end of the Ottoman rule. Read more

Fairfax makes up quotes to attack NZ-Israel innovation deal

October 19, 2017 by  
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Jordan Williams, Executive Director of the New Zealand Taxpayers’ Union, has issued a press release and penned an article to correct false and misleading reporting by Fairfax journalist, Madison Reidy, that gave the impression that the Taxpayers’ Union had an anti-Israel agenda.    Read more

What did Michael do in Israel?

October 17, 2017 by  
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Media reports it had evidence Labor MP Michael Danby had attended a security conference when he was reported visiting Israel last year when on sick leave from Parliament. Read more

Islamic State claims responsibility for rockets fired at Israel from Sinai

October 17, 2017 by  
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The Islamic State terror group has claimed responsibility for firing two rockets from Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula into southern Israel on Sunday night. Read more

Mountain bikers to trace the Light Horsemen’s ride

October 14, 2017 by  
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On October 30-31, exactly 100 years since the heroic victory of the ANZACs in the Battle of Beer Sheba, Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull will become the first Australian prime minister to visit Israel to attend the centennial commemoration…and going for the ride is Australian cycling legend Cadel Evans. Read more

Journalists report back

October 11, 2017 by  
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The eight journalists who participated in the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies’ Journalists Mission to Israel addressed a packed community meeting this week. Read more

As Sukkot marks time for gratitude, Israeli bistro builds better life for at-risk youths

Jews around the world view the Sukkot holiday as a time for gratitude and acknowledging life’s blessings. Yet for several at-risk Israeli teenagers, there hadn’t been much to be thankful for—until this year, when they’ll take their first steps toward a productive career, and a life off the streets and away from crime, by working at Liliyot…writes Jennifer Tzivia MacLeod/JNS.org. Read more

High time for Israel’s flagship medical cannabis conference to go global

October 11, 2017 by  
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While international interest in Israel’s groundbreaking medical cannabis sector grows, a leading Israeli player in that space will take its flagship annual event overseas later this month…writes Adam Abrams/JNS.org Read more

PLO-Hamas referendum could boost Trump peace plans

October 10, 2017 by  
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There is little hope that reconciliation talks between Hamas and Fatah will end a decade of bitter internecine feuding which has seen a parallel entrenchment of territorial divisions between them in Gaza and the West Bank…writes David Singer. Read more

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