Just when you think you have heard it all

February 2, 2018 by  
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It seems there is no limit when it comes to covering news about Israel and Jews. This week in particular has served up yet more examples of the absurdities we face…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Do the Jews control the World?

January 24, 2018 by  
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Our secret is out.  The Jews control the world!  We own the media. Politicians do our bidding.  Wall Street is a Jewish shtetle.  Hollywood moguls make secret deals in Yiddish.  Jewish professors propagandise their students to support Israel.  Jewish puppet masters pull the strings and their compliant puppets simply follow…writes Alan Dershowitz. Read more

From Statelessness to Power: Israel and the reversal of anti-semitism

November 5, 2017 by  
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In recent years the State of Israel has become an object of deep affection for many of the Western world’s conservatives, especially in the United States…writes Bill Rubinstein. Read more

Year zero: the Palestinians and the Balfour Declaration

October 29, 2017 by  
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For the Palestinians, the year zero is not 1948, when the state of Israel came into being, but 1917, when Great Britain issued, in the November of that year, the Balfour Declaration—expressing support for the establishment of a “Jewish national home” in Palestine…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

Harvey Weinstein’s disgrace produces another nasty caricature

October 14, 2017 by  
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Walking through central London last week, and with a spare half hour on my hands, I decided to pay a quick visit to the National Gallery in Trafalgar Square. Inside, I spent most of my time intently studying a painting that I could not recall having seen before: “The Philosopher,” a 1645 canvas by the Italian painter Salvator Rosa…writes Ben Cohen/JNS.org. Read more

The Jews of Greece- Οι Εβραίοι της Ελλάδας

October 10, 2017 by  
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The Sydney Jewish Museum will launch its new temporary exhibition, The Jews of Greece later this month. Read more

Far-right AfD party’s rise highlights a ‘fine line’ for German Jews and Israel

October 4, 2017 by  
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The rise of the right-wing Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in the country’s recent election has been described as a “political earthquake,” while Jewish leaders’ immediate reaction was to express concern about AfD’s views. But what are the broader implications of the party’s electoral showing for German Jews and for Israel?…writes Alina Dain Sharon/JNS.org. Read more

Shira’s Journey – The Jews of Greece

“Shira’s Journey” is a screenplay by Carol Freeman Gordon, with Photos by Emmanuel Santos…a video story. Read more

Palestine – Netanyahu sends clear message to Trump, Putin, May and UN

March 16, 2017 by  
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Israeli Prime Minister Bibi Netanyahu has had a busy week meeting with UK Foreign Minister Boris Johnson in Jerusalem, President Vladimir Putin in Moscow and then back to Jerusalem for a five-hour meeting with President Trump’s Special Representative for International Negotiations – Jason Greenblatt…writes David Singer. Read more

Indifference has not gone away

January 31, 2017 by  
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World Jewish Congress Ronald S. Lauder has addressed an official Holocaust commemoration ceremony in the Greek capital Athens, and in recalling the tragedy that nearly destroyed the Jewish community in Greece, asked whether the world has really learnt the lessons of the Holocaust. Read more

Jews is News

November 25, 2016 by  
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Hardly a day passes when Jews and the Jewish State are not featured in the media…writes Michael Kuttner.
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Once-verdant Irish Jewish community paling over time

An Israeli and an Irish Jew walk into a bar. After a shot of whiskey and a pint of Guinness, they discuss neither leprechauns nor the verdant landscape, but rabbinics…writes Maayan Jaffe-Hoffman/JNS.org. Read more

The Angel of Kaunas

December 31, 2015 by  
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Electronics giant Philips is behind a book being written by Dutch author Jan Brokken on the story of Jan Zwartendijk, also known as the “Angel of Kaunas” and wants to hear from anyone whose family may have survived the Holocaust because of his help. Read more

Pilgrims’ Progress

October 2, 2015 by  
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We are in the midst of Succoth commonly known in English as the Feast of Tabernacles…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Mounting malevolence

September 18, 2015 by  
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In my pre Rosh Hashanah op-ed, I explained why there was no chance of genuine peace breaking out in the year ahead…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Spanish parliament approves law granting citizenship to Sephardic Jews

June 14, 2015 by  
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Spain’s Chamber of Deputies has approved a law aimed at granting citizenship to descendants of Sephardic Jews who were expelled during the Spanish Inquisition.  Read more

Lord Sacks says Jews now hated for their nation State

June 9, 2015 by  
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At a roundtable discussion entitled “Islam and BDS in Europe: A Strategic Threat?”, held today at the 2015 Herzliya Conference, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks, Chief Rabbi Emeritus of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth discussed the issue of new anti-Semitism and its manifestation with the BDS movement, claiming that “Anti-Zionism is the new anti-Semitism” and calling on Europe to support Jews in opposition against this new form of racism. Read more

The Muslim Nation which saved Jews…

April 15, 2015 by  
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During the Holocaust, many individuals and small groups risked their lives to save Jewish people….writes Barbara Heggen. Read more

French police issue arrest warrants for suspects in 1982 Jewish deli attack

March 6, 2015 by  
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 French police have identified three suspects in a terror attack on a Jewish deli in Paris that occurred 32 years ago.  Read more

Shuffling the deckchairs…writes Michael Kuttner

February 20, 2015 by  
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Current events in Europe evoke memories of shuffling deck chairs on the Titanic as the superliner steamed its way towards its catastrophic fate. Read more

French Jews on the move

February 10, 2015 by  
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A record 8,000 people, mostly between the ages of 16 and 35, have visited Israel opportunity fairs held by The Jewish Agency for Israel and the Ministry of Aliyah and Immigrant Absorption this week across France. Read more

What does new citizenship law mean for Portuguese and world Jewry?…aska Alina Dain Sharon

February 3, 2015 by  
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Five-hundred years after thousands of Jews were burned at the stake or forcefully converted, and many others expelled due to the Inquisition, the Portuguese Cabinet has decided to grant citizenship to the descendants of those Jews as reparation for that persecution. Read more

A personal account of the liberation of the Bergen concentration camp

January 28, 2015 by  
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Lt-Col Leonard Berney RA TD tells J-Wire of his participation and the events surrounding the liberation of the notorious Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Read more

A yarmulke in disguise

January 25, 2015 by  
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An Israeli barber has developed a yarmulke to wear when you are not wearing a yarmulke…it is made from hair! Read more

Jews as The Devil

December 25, 2014 by  
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Q. Why do medieval texts think the Jew is a devil?    Rabbi Raymond Apple asks the question…and answers it. Read more

Jews from Arab Lands

December 1, 2014 by  
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The president of Israel has spoken at a ceremony commemorating the First Exit and Deportation of Jews from Arab Lands and Iran Day…an event also remembered in Sydney. Read more

Thessaloniki mayor to visit Melbourne Holocaust centre

November 21, 2014 by  
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Mayor Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki in Greece, is set to visit Melbourne’s Jewish Holocaust centre on Sunday, November 23. Read more

A Greek Jewish Odyssey

November 11, 2014 by  
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A lifelong passion for Greece led Carol Gordon to explore the history of the country’s once vibrant Jewish communities. Read more

Strategic Vacuum…writes Michael Kuttner

September 5, 2014 by  
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We have been informed by no lesser an authority than the President of the United States that he has no strategy formulated for dealing with the pandemic of terror now spreading across the Middle East and soon to erupt in the USA, UK and Europe amongst other places. Read more

Better healthcare for Palestinian kids – thanks to Australian interfaith group

May 24, 2013 by  
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Hundreds of Palestinian children in the West Bank and Gaza Strip will have access to improved healthcare thanks to a unique multi-faith partnership based in Australia. Read more