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UAE lining up with Israel, US on demanding Palestinian reform

UAE lining up with Israel, US on demanding Palestinian reform

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 3:38 pm

The United Arab Emirates is emerging as a hardline critic of the Palestinian Authority at the annual Arab League summit in Bahrain, refusing to back a significant budget until Ramallah makes sweeping changes such as halting payments to terrorists and ending incitement. Read more

Victorian ALP state conference to deal with four anti-Israel motions

Victorian ALP state conference to deal with four anti-Israel motions

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 3:09 pm

The Australian reports that four motions drafted by the Socialist Left will be debated at the Victorian ALP’s conference this weekend. Read more

Protesters to meet with university staff over camps

Protesters to meet with university staff over camps

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 1:30 pm

Pro-Palestine students at a major Melbourne university will meet with staff for the first time since they set up camp inside a building, in a move branded a “significant safety risk”.
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Call for a judicial enquiry

Call for a judicial enquiry

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 1:15 pm

Senior members of the Coalition, including Peter Dutton and eleven cross-benchers, have sent a letter directly to the prime minister requesting a judicial inquiry into antisemitism in university campuses. Read more

Disruption as protesters remain at university camps

Disruption as protesters remain at university camps

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:53 pm

Classes at one of Australia’s biggest universities are set to be cancelled for a third day in a row as pro-Palestine protesters around the nation defy orders to pack up encampments. Read more

US House votes to force weapons shipments to Israel

US House votes to force weapons shipments to Israel

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:32 pm

The Republican-led US House of Representatives has passed a bill that will force President Joe Biden to send weapons to Israel, seeking to rebuke the Democrat for delaying bomb shipments as he urges Israel to do more to protect civilians during its war with Hamas. Read more

Sydney Jewish Museum expansion gets the green light

Sydney Jewish Museum expansion gets the green light

Friday, May 17, 2024 at 12:10 pm

The Sydney Jewish Museum has received approval from the City of Sydney Council for its major capital works project which will extensively enlarge its space. Read more

Five Israeli soldiers killed in friendly fire incident

Five Israeli soldiers killed in friendly fire incident

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 5:13 pm

The Israel Defense Forces confirmed on Thursday morning it is investigating a friendly fire incident in northern Gaza on Wednesday which killed five soldiers and injured another seven in northern Gaza. Read more

Netanyahu advances contentious bill to conscript orthodox men

Netanyahu advances contentious bill to conscript orthodox men

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 1:02 pm

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office announced on Wednesday that the Israeli premier will advance contentious legislation for conscripting members of the Orthodox Jewish community into army service. Read more

Student lock-in at uni hall leads to cancelled classes

Student lock-in at uni hall leads to cancelled classes

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 12:38 pm

Classes have been cancelled for a second day after pro-Palestine protesters spent the night locked in a renamed University of Melbourne hall. Read more

Labor senator rebuked over pro-Palestine call

Labor senator rebuked over pro-Palestine call

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 12:26 pm

The Senate has rebuked a Labor senator who broke ranks with her party and branded Israel’s actions in Gaza a “genocide” before using a controversial pro-Palestine phrase.
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Israel asks why armed men were at UN site amid fighting

Israel asks why armed men were at UN site amid fighting

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 12:16 pm

Antagonism between Israel and the United Nations worsened as the Israeli army sought an explanation for footage showing armed men next to UN Palestinian relief agency vehicles. Read more

FIFA to vote on banning Israel

FIFA to vote on banning Israel

Thursday, May 16, 2024 at 10:53 am

The world soccer body FIFA will vote tomorrow on a resolution calling on banning Israel from international matches. Read more

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Turkey ban rules out Israeli wrestling team Olympics chances

Turkey ban rules out Israeli wrestling team Olympics chances

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 11:01 am

The Israeli Security Agency (Shin Bet) has barred a delegation of five wrestlers from flying to Istanbul for an Olympic qualifying event on May 9-13. Read more

The Holocaust and Euro 2024 in Germany

The Holocaust and Euro 2024 in Germany

Friday, April 26, 2024 at 2:28 pm

The World Jewish Congress, with the German NGO WhatMatters, will pioneer initiatives aimed at leveraging the power of sports to combat antisemitism and honour the memory of the Holocaust ahead of EUFA EURO 2024. Read more

Jemima Montag to compete for two gold medals in Paris

Jemima Montag to compete for two gold medals in Paris

Monday, April 22, 2024 at 3:12 pm

Australia’s best race walker Jemima Montag will challenge for two medals at the Paris Olympics after the national squad had a big day out at the world team championships in Turkey. Read more

BDS threats to cancel Israeli cycling team an ‘obtuse moral inversion’

BDS threats to cancel Israeli cycling team an ‘obtuse moral inversion’

Thursday, April 11, 2024 at 4:43 pm

Threats to disrupt the two biggest cycling races in the world over Israeli participation are an “obtuse moral inversion” by haters of the Jewish state, the Israel–Premier Tech team’s co-owner said on Wednesday. Read more

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PIAF! The Show

PIAF! The Show

Melbourne entertainment reviewed by Alex First Read more

Dry Bones:  Hamas in America

Dry Bones: Hamas in America

We should have seen it coming… Read more

Buried facts about the Gaza war

Buried facts about the Gaza war

The extent to which the political class and the media are burying facts that undermine their poisonous narrative in order to defame and undermine Israel’s war of survival has become simply jaw-dropping. Read more

Craven capitulation

Craven capitulation

When the leader of the so-called “free world” wobbles and succumbs to appalling appeasement, international bullies and terrorists rejoice. Read more

Josephus Hero or Traitor

Josephus Hero or Traitor

The man we know as Josephus (the Romans called him Flavius Josephus ), was an aristocratic Judean, born in Jerusalem in 37 CE and died in Rome somewhere around 100 CE. Read more

Treasures of Old Jewish Sydney: a book review by Anne Sarzin

Treasures of Old Jewish Sydney: a book review by Anne Sarzin

Dr Jana Vytrhlik’s remarkable book, Treasures of Old Jewish Sydney: The story of a visual heritage, is an impressive contribution to knowledge on this subject, which she has researched for almost a decade. Read more

Next stop: New York

Next stop: New York

Doron Chester is a young and in-demand musical theatre star – born and raised in Bondi and has been in constant work since graduating from the Australian Institute of Music with a Bachelor of Music (Music Theatre). Read more

A rabbi’s praise for Eden Golan

A rabbi’s praise for Eden Golan

I have had a near-zero interest in Eurovision for the past 45 years. Read more

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Magical musical performance heading to Toorak Synagogue

Magical musical performance heading to Toorak Synagogue

Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Toorak Synagogue is opening its doors to the public for this special concert featuring the music of Rachmaninov and Bruch performed by cellist Umberto Clerici and pianist Konstantin Shamray. Read more

David Rose appearing in Sydney this week

David Rose appearing in Sydney this week

Sunday, May 12, 2024 at 5:42 pm

Comedy wunderkind David Rose is armed with a law degree and a philosophy degree, and he’s hellbent on becoming a better man. Read more

Do it yourself produce

Do it yourself produce

Wednesday, May 8, 2024 at 12:51 pm

Shalom’s Adamama has launched a new initiative in Sydney’s Bondi Junction for nature and fresh food lovers. Read more

Two dichotomies

Two dichotomies

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 1:59 pm

1 Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, Education Minister Jason Clare and their cohort frequently state “there is no place for antiSemitism or Islamophobia on our university campuses or anywhere else.” Read more

The PM meets with rabbis

The PM meets with rabbis

Monday, May 6, 2024 at 10:33 am

I refer to your article about the rabbis meeting with the Prime Minister. Read more

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Idan Raichel hit song performed by 900 Emanuel voices

Idan Raichel hit song performed by 900 Emanuel voices

Sydney’s Emanuel School has produced a special rendition of Idan Raichel’s hit song – Shevet Achim Ve’achayot, a Tribe of Brothers and Sisters. Read more

Emanuel’s strong performance in HSC

Emanuel’s strong performance in HSC

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Class of 2023 students achieved strong results with many notable achievements. Read more

Mount Scopus College: “Wonderful VCE results”

Mount Scopus College: “Wonderful VCE results”

The results of over 75% of Melbourne’s Mount Scopus College Year 12 were in the top 20% of the state. Read more

An Aussie in Chicago

An Aussie in Chicago

Sharni Briner, the Melbourne Coordinator for Diller Teen Fellows, attended a gathering in Chicago representing the Australian Jewish community. Read more

Israeli gaming team hosted in Riyadh ‘like kings’

Israeli gaming team hosted in Riyadh ‘like kings’

A team of Israelis who participated in a recent global video game competition in Saudi Arabia said Monday that they were treated like royalty and blended right in with the other international players meeting in the Gulf kingdom. Read more

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