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Foreign countries funding legal defence for anti-Netanyahu demonstrators

Foreign countries funding legal defence for anti-Netanyahu demonstrators

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 6:10 pm

Foreign countries are funding the legal defence for anti-Netanyahu protesters at the prime minister’s residence on Balfour Street in Jerusalem, a discussion at the Knesset’s Lobby for the Fight Against Delegitimization and Anti-Semitism on Tuesday revealed. Read more

Yom Kippur in lockdown

Yom Kippur in lockdown

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Melbourne filmmaker Danny Ben Moshe has produced a film about Yom Kippur during lockdown for ABC-TV. Read more

Ginsburg’s family to accept honorary doctorate in Israel from Ben-Gurion University

Ginsburg’s family to accept honorary doctorate in Israel from Ben-Gurion University

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:35 pm

Ben-Gurion University of the Negev and American Associates, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, are mourning the death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a 2020 honorary doctorate recipient. Read more

Enraged over Arab ties with Israel, Palestinians quit chairing Arab League sessions

Enraged over Arab ties with Israel, Palestinians quit chairing Arab League sessions

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 2:15 pm

Angered at the Arab world’s growing ties with Israel, the Palestinian leadership has quit their chairmanship of Arab League meetings, the Palestinian Authority’s foreign minister announced on Tuesday. Read more

Australian government welcomes Leifer decision

Australian government welcomes Leifer decision

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 1:43 pm

The Morrison Government has welcomed a decision by an Israeli court that has paved the way for former Melbourne school teacher Malka Leifer to finally face due process back in Australia. Read more

COVID-19 creates a rare opportunity for students to engage directly with Holocaust survivors

COVID-19 creates a rare opportunity for students to engage directly with Holocaust survivors

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 4:18 pm

While remote learning has been challenging for many, for the Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) in Melbourne it has opened up an opportunity for Holocaust survivors living in Melbourne to share their stories with students across Australia and for students and teachers around the country to use the Centre’s unique resources. Read more

Guy Niv becomes first Israeli to complete Tour de France

Guy Niv becomes first Israeli to complete Tour de France

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 3:55 pm

Israeli cyclist Guy Niv made history on Sunday, becoming the first-ever Israeli cyclist to complete the Tour de France. Read more

AIJAC expresses its appreciation

AIJAC expresses its appreciation

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 3:05 pm

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) continues to welcome Australia’s consistent and principled approach in opposing anti-Israel resolutions at the United Nations. Read more

IINZ calls for government condemnation

IINZ calls for government condemnation

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 2:56 pm

The Israel Institute of New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand Government to condemn rocket fire, into Israel, from Gaza, in the wake of the historic Abraham Accords, which normalise relations between the United Arab Emirates and Israel, and between Bahrain and Israel. Read more

Ginsburg to be first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol

Ginsburg to be first woman, Jewish person to lie in state at US Capitol

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 10:15 am

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, will now also become the first woman and the first Jewish person to lie in state at the U.S. Capitol building, following her death on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C. Read more

Digital media and the Jewish future

Digital media and the Jewish future

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 7:00 am

OpenDor Media a Jerusalem-based global media company helps today’s generation connect with their identity and heritage has completed a study exploring the role of Jewish media and its potential impact on young Jews. Read more

Shock in the PA: Qatar accepts Trump’s vision for resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Shock in the PA: Qatar accepts Trump’s vision for resolving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 11:09 pm

The level of concern is rising in Ramallah after Qatar accepted the American Deal of the Century as a basis for resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Read more

Leifer to be extradited to Australia

Leifer to be extradited to Australia

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 5:46 pm

Malka Leifer is to be extradited to Australia where she is facing 74 charges for alleged child sexual abuse. Read more

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RU OK?

RU OK?

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 1:38 pm

Sydney’s Maccabi Social Mixed Netball was a sea of yellow on Monday night when over 150 young Jews came together to raise in excess of $400 for charity as the competition took the chance to ask all players “R U OK?”. Read more

First Australian Nippers program completed at Herzeliya

First Australian Nippers program completed at Herzeliya

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 5:10 pm

120 Israeli youth and children have completed the first Australian Nippers beach program on Zvulun Beach, Herzeliya. Read more

Tackling the ‘Tour,’ Israelis cycle their way to history

Tackling the ‘Tour,’ Israelis cycle their way to history

Thursday, September 3, 2020 at 12:26 pm

For the first time in its 107-year-old history, a team representing the State of Israel is dressed in blue-and-white jerseys and participating in the 21-stage Tour de France, the most prestigious bicycle race in the world. Read more

Dan Martin to lead Israel Start-Up Nation in historic first Tour de France appearance

Dan Martin to lead Israel Start-Up Nation in historic first Tour de France appearance

Friday, August 28, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Dan Martin will lead team Israel Start-Up Nation in the Tour de France – the first time an Israeli team will participate in the hardest race in the world. The strong line-up supporting him also includes Guy Niv, the first Israeli rider ever to compete in the Tour. Read more

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RBG and how to save a corrosive political culture

RBG and how to save a corrosive political culture

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Sept. 18—the eve of Rosh Hashanah—at the age of 87 was a symbol of female empowerment, as well as a renowned scholar and jurist. Read more

Days of awe (and loopholes)

Days of awe (and loopholes)

Ahead of Israel’s nationwide lockdown that was to go into effect on Friday at 2 p.m.—a mere four hours before the beginning of Rosh Hashanah—many families who knew that the coronavirus regulations would prevent them from getting together for the holiday decided to celebrate a day early. Read more

Jewish groups react to passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Jewish groups react to passing of US Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, died on Sept. 18 at the age of 87 at her home in Washington, D.C. Read more

PLO and Hamas must hold elections or let their citizens emigrate

PLO and Hamas must hold elections or let their citizens emigrate

The PLO’s continuing refusal to negotiate with Israel on President Trump’s Peace Plan – whilst also denouncing the peace treaties signed by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Bahrain with Israel – sees West Bank and Gazan Arabs remaining captive to accepting these disastrous PLO decisions without any rights to vote or emigrate. Read more

The Holocaust vs. the rest: A new threat

The Holocaust vs. the rest: A new threat

“Then again I got a story that’s harder than the hardcore cost of the Holocaust/I’m talkin’ ‘bout the one still goin’ on.” Read more

Yom Kippur: Such a long day

Yom Kippur: Such a long day

Rabbi Raymond Apple writes on Yom Kippur 2020. Read more

On the other hand

On the other hand

The High Holydays this year in Israel will be remembered for two events impacting all of us whether we like it or not. Read more

Henry Greener zooms with Rabbi Nir Gurevitch

Henry Greener zooms with Rabbi Nir Gurevitch

Gold Coast Hebrew Congregation’s Rabbi Nir Gurevitch was born in Israel, moved to New York when he was 12, studied to be a Rabbi and met his wife, Dina Abeshouse, who is from Sydney, while she was studying in New York. Read more

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Dr David Adler to speak at international political conference

Dr David Adler to speak at international political conference

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at 3:32 pm

The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) President Dr David Adler has been confirmed as a featured speaker for a 20-minute presentation at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Australia to be held on the 4th November 2020 in Sydney. Read more

Zoom: Lox and Loaded

Zoom: Lox and Loaded

Monday, September 21, 2020 at 4:05 pm

NSW Labor Israel Action Committee (LIAC) will kick off its “Lox and Loaded” zoom online speaker series next month with Ron Kampeas – the Washington DC bureau chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) wire service. Read more

Rosh HaShanah online

Rosh HaShanah online

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 2:16 pm

By embracing computing technology, Sydney’s Emanuel Synagogue has launched a program of making their services for the High Holy Days available online. Read more

Australia-Israel Innovation Summit

Australia-Israel Innovation Summit

Thursday, September 17, 2020 at 1:17 pm

COVID-19 has prompted a reimagining of how healthcare should be delivered…an Australia-Israel Chamber of Commerce event Read more

A special event for Shimon Peres 4th Yahrzeit

A special event for Shimon Peres 4th Yahrzeit

Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at 3:59 pm

The Peres Centre for Peace and Innovation is partnering with a variety of Australian Jewish organizations and bodies for a special event marking the fourth anniversary of Shimon Peres’ passing. Read more

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RU OK?

RU OK?

Sydney’s Maccabi Social Mixed Netball was a sea of yellow on Monday night when over 150 young Jews came together to raise in excess of $400 for charity as the competition took the chance to ask all players “R U OK?”. Read more

Henry Greener talks with Sam Gross

Henry Greener talks with Sam Gross

Personal Trainer Sam Gross set up her Melbourne Flex Training Studio in 2015 at the age of 19. Read more

Winners of UIA “My Israel Video” Competition

Winners of UIA “My Israel Video” Competition

UIA has announced the winners of its 2020 My Israel video competition. Read more

Learning about Israel

Learning about Israel

Israel-based Unpacked for Educators has launched the first of its kind, international, inter-denominational program comprising fifty schools from seven countries across the world including Australia. Read more

Zooming in to a graduation

Zooming in to a graduation

The members of Melbourne’s Diller Teen Fellows leadership program officially graduated from the program through Zoom. Read more

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