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Netanyahu reiterates ‘red lines’ for hostage deal with Hamas

Netanyahu reiterates ‘red lines’ for hostage deal with Hamas

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 5:04 pm

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Thursday reiterated Jerusalem’s “red lines” for the hostage-for-ceasefire deal being negotiated with the Hamas terror group. Read more

The trauma of pregnancy by rape added to the anguish of captivity

The trauma of pregnancy by rape added to the anguish of captivity

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 3:15 pm

Relatives of women held by Hamas in Gaza participated this week in a briefing on sexual violence and forced pregnancies, as hostages mark nine months in captivity. Read more

Internal IDF probe: ‘Serious’ errors let Hamas infiltrate kibbutz on Oct. 7

Internal IDF probe: ‘Serious’ errors let Hamas infiltrate kibbutz on Oct. 7

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 2:57 pm

Nearly 350 Hamas terrorists, including 100 members of the terror group’s elite Nukhba Force, managed to infiltrate Kibbutz Be’eri in southern Israel on Oct. 7 due to catastrophic failures by the Israel Defence Forces in their readiness and response, according to the first part of the IDF’s internal probe of the attacks. Read more

Trio appeal convictions for Nazi salute at soccer game

Trio appeal convictions for Nazi salute at soccer game

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 2:29 pm

Three men convicted of hate crimes after making the Nazi salute at a soccer match in Sydney will appeal the court ruling. Read more

New video-art installation “122,499 Files” opens at Yad Vashem

New video-art installation “122,499 Files” opens at Yad Vashem

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 11:41 am

Yad Vashem has launched a new video art wall titled “122,499 Files” by renowned video artist Ran Slavin.

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Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Europe as Gaza war rages

Anti-Semitic incidents rise in Europe as Gaza war rages

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 10:56 am

The war in Gaza has contributed to a sharp rise in anti-Semitic incidents in Europe, the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights says. Read more

Six Israeli students with intellectual disabilities attain a BA

Six Israeli students with intellectual disabilities attain a BA

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 10:11 am

 Six students enrolled in the Empowerment Project at Bar-Ilan University’s Faculty of Education became the first-ever adult cohort with Intellectual Disabilities (ID) in Israel to receive their bachelor’s degree. Read more

Ramallah stalemating Israeli efforts to form post-war Gaza administration

Ramallah stalemating Israeli efforts to form post-war Gaza administration

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 8:48 am

A set of Palestinian Authority preconditions for running post-war Gaza is deadlocking Israeli efforts to recruit the involvement of moderate Arab states. Read more

NSW State government rejects Harry Seidler-designed Bondi synagogue heritage listing

NSW State government rejects Harry Seidler-designed Bondi synagogue heritage listing

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 6:36 pm

One of Australia’s most significant 20th century buildings could be demolished after it was denied heritage protections by the NSW Government. Read more

Palestine protesters poised for fight over stand-off

Palestine protesters poised for fight over stand-off

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 5:25 pm

A group of pro-Palestine activists charged after a stand-off on the roof of a Melbourne factory say they will fight criminal charges on the basis the business manufactures fighter jet parts used in Gaza. Read more

60% of Hamas terrorists killed or injured, says Israeli defence minister

60% of Hamas terrorists killed or injured, says Israeli defence minister

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:50 pm

Israeli Defence Minister Yoav Gallant told Israeli lawmakers on Wednesday that the Israel Defence Forces have killed or injured 60% of Hamas’s terrorists. Read more

New centre at Yad Vashem showcases millions of Holocaust artifacts

New centre at Yad Vashem showcases millions of Holocaust artifacts

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:33 pm

Yad Vashem, the World Holocaust Remembrance Centre in Jerusalem, has inaugurated a new home for the world’s largest collection of Shoah-related materials. Read more

Iron Dome blind spot, GPS disruptions likely responsible for couple’s death in rocket barrage

Iron Dome blind spot, GPS disruptions likely responsible for couple’s death in rocket barrage

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 9:12 am

The Israel Defence Force’s preliminary investigation into the rocket strike that killed two Golan residents in their car on Tuesday revealed that no interceptor was launched because the Air Force classifies roads as “open areas.” Read more

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Israeli team scores podiums in successive Tour de France stages

Israeli team scores podiums in successive Tour de France stages

Wednesday, July 10, 2024 at 6:40 pm

Israel-Premier Tech rider Pascal Ackermann finished in third place in the 10th stage of the Tour de France on Tuesday, a 187.3-kilometre ride from Orleans to Saint-Amand-Montrond. Read more

Noemie completes Fox family Olympic selection

Noemie completes Fox family Olympic selection

Monday, July 1, 2024 at 4:52 pm

Noemie Fox has been officially confirmed as the last member of the Fox family to earn Olympic selection, named to compete in the kayak cross in Paris. Read more

En route to the Tour: Oct 7 survivors join Israeli cycling team in Florence

En route to the Tour: Oct 7 survivors join Israeli cycling team in Florence

Friday, June 28, 2024 at 5:03 pm

Two survivors of Hamas’s Oct. 7 massacre took off in a private jet from Tel Aviv for Italy on Wednesday to meet up with the Israeli team competing in the world’s most prestigious cycling race. Read more

Fox is poles apart with gold medal spree ahead of Games

Fox is poles apart with gold medal spree ahead of Games

Monday, June 17, 2024 at 3:39 pm

Australia’s Jessica Fox won three gold medals at the Canoe Slalom World Cup in Krakow, Poland, to take her World Cup gold medal tally past 50 in a perfect warm-up for next month’s Olympic Games. Read more

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The war against the Jews

The war against the Jews

We have to face without flinching what is now undeniable: There is a war across the globe raging against the Jewish people. It’s a war not just to destroy their national homeland but to drive them out of people’s heads, their conscience and their world. Read more

A murder during the British Mandate

A murder during the British Mandate

Alexander Rubowitz, a sixteen-year-old Jerusalemite, left his home on May 6, 1947, and never returned. Read more

Sanitisation

Sanitisation

The only way to eliminate lethal pathogens is to thoroughly sanitize the infected areas. Read more

A night of musique française

A night of musique française

Although all three of last night’s SSO composers were French, they presented clearly contrasting works, with not a whiff of impressionism from any. Read more

Alan Gold: 1945-2024

Alan Gold: 1945-2024

Alan Gold was a man of words. His professional life was filled with them, with over 20 books, countless book reviews, columns, and speeches to his name. Read more

Kamala Harris thinks campus antisemites are very fine people

Kamala Harris thinks campus antisemites are very fine people

One of the inevitable results of President Joe Biden’s disastrous debate performance last month and subsequent refusal to drop out of the 2024 presidential race in November is the increasing attention being paid to his running mate. Read more

Shabbat Chukat:  The Unknowable

Shabbat Chukat: The Unknowable

There are various words for law in the Bible. Read more

L’Chaim to Life: Dan Coleman – It’s not easy being a Jewish Green

L’Chaim to Life: Dan Coleman – It’s not easy being a Jewish Green

Morry Frenkel speaks with Dan Coleman, an environmental activist for almost 40 years, co-founder in 2016 of the Jewish Greens Working Group and since January this year, a former member of the Australian Greens, about his time as a ‘Green’ and the circumstances that led him to resign from that party. Dan also talks about the dismal outlook for the environment due to global governmental inaction. Read more

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Painting a portrait of Rabbi Paul Lewin

Painting a portrait of Rabbi Paul Lewin

Friday, July 12, 2024 at 11:14 am

Renowned local artist Ann Milch has completed a portrait of Rabbi Paul Lewin, marking his twenty years of dedicated service to Sydney’s The North Shore Synagogue’s congregation. Read more

Shalom Australian Jewish Book Awards

Shalom Australian Jewish Book Awards

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 5:56 pm

Sydney-based Shalom has announced the creation of a new prize under the banner of the Shalom Australian Jewish Book Awards to recognise excellence in contemporary Australian fiction and non-fiction and to inspire and support current and future Jewish Australian authors. Read more

The 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Rhodes

The 80th anniversary of the deportation of Jews from Rhodes

Thursday, July 11, 2024 at 4:13 pm

Eighty years since the deportation to Auschwitz of Jews from the island of Rhodes will be marked at the Jewish museums in Melbourne and Sydney museums this month.

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Freedom march in Melbourne on Sunday

Freedom march in Melbourne on Sunday

Friday, July 5, 2024 at 2:27 pm

This Sunday, July 7, a freedom march will take place around Caulfield Park to mark nine months since the unprecedented attack on Israel by Hamas in which some 1200 people were brutally murdered and more than 240 were taken hostage. Read more

A chance to hear Josh Frydenberg

A chance to hear Josh Frydenberg

Tuesday, July 2, 2024 at 11:48 am

Former federal treasurer Josh Frydenberg’s documentary on Sky, “Never Again,” was watched across Australia. 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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