Alan Gold on Durban 2

February 28, 2009 by  

The United States has been reported as having pulled out of the Durban 2 Conference…author Alan Gold wrote in “The Australian” asking Australia to consider doing the same.

He reflects on Durban 1 for J-Wire… Read more

Shalit movie a success

February 28, 2009 by  

On Thursday morning February 19, the Australian Friends of The Hebrew University (Vic Div) together with Hagshama, JNF, WIZO and the ZCV hosted a special screening of the 50 minute documentary “Gilad Shalit – 2 years in captivity”.

This extremely poignant film featured Gilad’s mother, Aviva Shalit in a rare public appearance since her son’s kidnapping on June 25, 2006. Beginning on the day of the kidnapping it followed a sequence of events ensuing from the kidnapping and the Shalit family’s efforts to help free Gilad, all the while showing a window into Gilad and his family; a regular Israeli family who have known more than their share of grief as a result of war.

As viewers we were drawn into the complex maze of moral and political issues that make up a possible negotiation with Hamas terrorists for Gilad’s freedom.

Panelists Jennifer Huppert MLC; AUJS Shaliach Tal Dror; Clinical psychologist Dr Hadas Sella and Habonim Shlicha Shibolet Shofet-Edelman presented fascinating insights according to their various perspectives.

Panelists (l-r): Jennifer Huppert,

Tal Dror, Hadas Sella and

Shibolet Shofet-Edelman

Jewish promoter accepts Pauline Hanson as a client

February 27, 2009 by  

Celebrity Sydney promoter Max Markson is holding media at bay from his latest client Pauline  Hanson who will contest the seat of Beaudesert in next month’s Queensland State elections. Read more

Westfield down $2 billion

February 27, 2009 by  

The world’s biggest shopping centre company has posted losses of $2.2 billion with the immediate result of the postponement of any new projects currently on the table. Read more

Einfeld released on bail – passport confiscated

February 27, 2009 by  

Former Federal Court judge Marcus Einfeld has been released on bail. The sentencing hearing will resume on March 20. Read more

The Pyjama Game leads to the Fame Game

February 27, 2009 by  

The skyrocketing success of Australia’s El Supremo of the pyjama game, Peter Alexander, will be the subject of a segment of Channel 9’s 60 Minutes on Sunday. Read more

Victoria deals with Jewish teenage drunkenness

February 27, 2009 by  

With Purim only a few days away, alarm bells are sounding in the Jewish community about drunkenness and the related improper and unsafe behaviour of many young Jews. Read more

The Apologetic Bishop and Her Ladyship

February 27, 2009 by  

Richard Williamson, the Holocaust-denying bishop, has arrived in London following his expulsion from Argentina…greeted by Australian socialite, Lady Michele Renouf. Read more

Aussie Karate Champion Founds Israeli Leadership Program

February 26, 2009 by  

Twice world karate silver medalist Danny Hakim has founded a leadership program in Israel backed by the Jewish Agency and the World Maccabi Union. Read more

Marrickville Council Condemns Israel

February 26, 2009 by  


Sydney’s Jewish community has slammed a Marrickville Council motion condemning Israel’s actions in Gaza. Read more

Where is Peter Debnam? At the 21, that’s where!

February 26, 2009 by  

Earlier this month, Sydney’s Wentworth Courier published a story headed “Where is Peter Debnam?” Read more

Einfeld fights custodial sentence

February 26, 2009 by  

Former Federal Court judge, Marcus Einfeld, appeared in the NSW Supreme Court yesterday for a sentencing hearing in a bid to avoid a custodial sentence. Read more

Danby questions UNRWA funding in Federal Parliament

February 25, 2009 by  

Michael Danby, the Federal Member of Parliamernt  for Melbourne Ports, delivered a speech in Parliament today questioning the suitability of UNRWA as the recepient of Australian financial refugee aid. Read more

Hanson on the comeback trail

February 25, 2009 by  

Founder and leader of the now defunct infamous One Nation Party Pauline Hanson has announced a return to the political arena. Read more

Multicultural Advisory Council Meets for the First Time

February 25, 2009 by  

The newly-formed Multicultural Advisory Council will advise the Government on the way it deals with cultural, racial and religious intolerance. Read more

Ex-Moriah student given good behaviour bond

February 24, 2009 by  

19-yr-old Jaron Hoffenberg has been given a good behaviour bond following the vandalisation of the Bondi Junction’s Jews for Jesus store. Read more

Will the Daily Telegraph explain anti-Semitic blog?

February 24, 2009 by  

Sydney’s Daily Telegraph published a blog earlier this month in which a writer has offered advice to those calling for the blood of the man arrested for the alleged crime of lighting fatal bushfires in Victoria…”just tell the mob he’s a Palestinian. That’ll justify any amount of murder.” Read more

Fifth Jewish MP for Victoria

February 24, 2009 by  

Melbourne lawyer Jennifer Huppert has become the third current member of parliament in Victoria. Read more

AUJS denies ABC Sought Liberal Jewish Students for Q&A

February 24, 2009 by  

In a bid to have a balanced audience for its Q&A TV panel program, the Sydney Morning Herald has claimed that th ABC approached the Australian Union of Jewish Students. Read more

Double Bay Bridge Club moves

February 23, 2009 by  

The Diamond Bay Bowling Club has become the new home for Sydney’s Double Bay Bridge Centre. Read more

The Wetland Project Revives Yarkon River

February 23, 2009 by  

Purified sewage from Kfar Saba and Hod HaSharon is about to undergo a transformation. Read more

April Mission Highlights

February 23, 2009 by  

JNF Australia has released details of their Memorable Moments Mission to Israel in April. Read more

Shofar blown at National Memorial Service for Bushfire Victims

February 22, 2009 by  

At 3:27 today, the Nation of Australia observed a period of silence….heralded by the saddened notes of a Shofar. Read more

Father of Slain Mumbai Victims Helps Bushfire Victims

February 21, 2009 by  

Rabbi Nachman Holtzberg joined members of Sydney’s Jewish community yesterday…preparing food for victims of Victoria’s bushfires. Read more

Muslim Leader Sticks by his “Gaza Holocaust” Statement

February 20, 2009 by  

The chairman of the Australian Federation of Islamic Councils has openly stood by his comparison of the recent Gaza incursion to the Holocaust.  Read more

Victorian State MP Calls for Police Hate-Crimes Unit

February 20, 2009 by  

John Pandazopoulos has accused Victorian police of being reluctant to establish a hate-crimes unit  which would facilitate laying racial vilification charges where appropriate. Read more

Brisbane’s Jewish population on the rise

February 19, 2009 by  

2006 census results show a 13% increase in the Jewish population of Queensland. Read more

New Chabad Centre for Canberra

February 18, 2009 by  

A new Chabad centre is to be established in the nation’s capital. Read more

Newsletter published

February 18, 2009 by  

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Nazi memorabilia retailer stays silent

February 18, 2009 by  

A Canberra antiques trader is yet to respond to a letter sent a week ago requesting the removal of Nazi items from sale. Read more

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