O’Connell gets three years

January 31, 2011 by  

Brendan O’Connell, the Perth man who was found guilty last week of six charges of racial vilification following his posting of an anti-Semitic video on YouTube has been sentenced to three years in jail. Read more

O’Connell: a wake-up call to anti-Israel “social-justice activists”

January 31, 2011 by  

Last week Brendon Lee O’Connell was convicted on 6 counts of anti-Jewish harassment and vilification in the Western Australian District Court by a 12-person jury, after a 2-week trial in which the accused prominently exhibited his guilt by repeating his crime ad nauseum in the courtroom. On Monday he was sentenced to a total of 3 years imprisonment. Read more

Marrickville: Locals confer

January 31, 2011 by  

A community-lead meeting was held yesterday at the Newtown Synagogue, to discuss the Motion to support the BDS campaign, which was passed by a 10 to 2 majority, by Marrickville Council last month. Read more

Ark Aid – Jewish entertainers rally for Queensland

January 31, 2011 by  

Potbelleez star Ilan Kidron has assembled the cream of Australia’s showbiz talent to stage a concert in aid of victims of the Queensland floods…the floods may be off the front pages, but the aftermath is a devastating reality. Read more

Melbourne player wins $2 million poker prize

January 30, 2011 by  

The new king of poker was crowned this morning, when David Gorr, a 68-year-old grandfather from Melbourne  collected a whopping AUD$2,000,000 in prize money…the second year in a row the top prize has gone to a Jewish player. Read more

O’Connell Found Guilty

January 28, 2011 by  

The jury in the Brendan O’Connell case reported earlier today on J-Wire has found him guilty on six out of seven charges of racial vilification. Read more

O’Connell Jury Out – Court awaits Verdict

January 28, 2011 by  

The jury in the trial of Brendan O’Connell, the Perth man who posted a video of an anti-Semitic confrontation on YouTube has retired to consider its verdict… Read more

Berman Bows Out

January 28, 2011 by  

Sean Berman, seeded 15 in the Australian Open Boys’ Tennis Championship has been defeated in the third round. Read more

Recognizing the Individual Student

January 28, 2011 by  

Next week in Australia thousands of boys and girls will begin the new school year. As parents, teachers and educators it is a good time to reflect on the goals of education and the values that we want our children to absorb in the school experience. Read more

Australia Day with the PM

January 28, 2011 by  

Manny Waks heads the Canberra [ACT] Jewish community and was delighted to accept an invitation to visit The Lodge on Australia Day. Read more

Auschwitz Liberation Commemorated

January 28, 2011 by  

Lottie Weiss showed a hushed audience at the Sydney Jewish Museum the “2065” tattooed on her army by the Nazis as she gave her personal account of the war years.
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…And the Beat Goes On

January 27, 2011 by  

As Australia goes back to work after the summer holidays, Our Big Kitchen has kept up the pace in its efforts to support vicitms on the Queensland floods…and delivered supplies directly to the SES. Read more

What do the Palestinian Papers Really Say?

January 27, 2011 by  

Palestinian refugees into Israel which would destroy the Jewish demography and end Israel as we know it. The Palestinian negotiators know all of this and so they approach these peace talks with a realistic sense of what is achievable. Read more

Global Antisemitism on the decrease – Delegitimisation and Demonisation on the rise

January 26, 2011 by  

The Jewish Agency and the Government of Israel  have released the annual report of the Coordination Forum for countering Antisemitism. Read more

How to Receive a Compliment

January 26, 2011 by  

Have you ever thought of how you respond when someone compliments you or appreciates what you have done? Read more

Surgeon invoked Jewish parable to save sight – the Australia Day Honours List

January 26, 2011 by  

Professor Ivan Goldberg has been awarded an AM in the Australia Day Honours and has told J-Wire of one of the most memorable moments in his successful career as an opthamologist… Read more

Maccabi Carnival Participants in Community Aid

January 25, 2011 by  

2011 has marked the first time Maccabi Junior Carnival has been involved in a full day of community service, with participants entertaining the elderly at Jewish Care, lending a hand to those in Kinglake and Marysville, helping out at the Foodbank in Williamstown and giving their all to sustain the environment at Coast Care in Mt Martha. Read more

Palestine and the Arab League – Fake Freedom Fighters

January 25, 2011 by  

The Palestinian Authority, Hamas and the Arab League member States continue to deny their populations basic political rights and civil liberties – according to a Report recently published by Freedom House. At the same time the Arab League is mounting an intensive campaign to delegitimize Israel – the only State in the Middle East where such freedoms exist. Read more

The Gaza Flotilla Public Commission Report in Full

January 24, 2011 by  

The Israeli Embassy in Canberra has issued the findings of the Public Commission which examined the Maritime Incident of 31 May, 2010…the Gaza Flotilla Incident…. Read more

NSW Government Earmarks $65,000 for JewishCare

January 24, 2011 by  

New South Wales Premier Kristina Keneally joined State Member for Coogee Paul Pearce in announcing a $65,000 State Government contribution towards the building of a new support centre for the Jewish community at Bondi Junction. Read more

Australian Family Backs Yad Vashem Initiative

January 24, 2011 by  

Yad Vashem, has launched a YouTube Channel in Farsi, as well as an expanded version of its Farsi website. Read more

Premier Pledges $10,000 for Our Big Kitchen

January 23, 2011 by  

The NSW Premier, Kristina Keneally visited  Sydney’s Our Big Kitchen to see first hand the efforts being made to lighten the load of Queensland flood victims…and made a surprise donation of $10,000 to help fund the initiative. Read more

Victoria’s Jewish Care Extends its Borders

January 21, 2011 by  

The Melbourne-based Jewish Care has crossed the border into New South Wales donating $7500 to Our Big Kitchen to assist in its efforts to provide relief for the victims of the Queensland floods. Read more

Maccabi kids mix with tennis stars

January 21, 2011 by  

Maccabi tennis’ youngsters were chosen by Tennis New South Wales to the Medibank Sydney International Tennis tournament at Sydney Olympic Park because of the talent and potential they have shown at Maccabi.

The kids took part in an on-court demo on the Ken Rosewall Centre Court prior to the first match on January 11, before welcoming Wozniaki and world number 32 Dominika Cibulkova onto court for their match. Read more

Carnival calling for our youth leaders

January 21, 2011 by  

A group of excited youth leaders are in Melbourne at the moment, volunteering as youth leaders for the 29th Maccabi Australia Junior Carnival.

How many readers fondly remember their carnival experience? Read more

Bon voyage to Maccabi’s young pioneers

January 21, 2011 by  

Maccabi can be such an easy sell sometimes.

Ask Ashleigh Werner, who is one of eight budding school-leavers who left Australia bound for Israel this week to begin a six-month adventure on the inaugural Maccabi Australia Incorporated Leadership program (MAIL). Read more

Canberra Anti-Semite Regains Gun Licence – a Community Threat

January 20, 2011 by  

The Canberra Jewish Community has been threatened by a decision to allow a white supremacist and anti-Semite lost his gun licence to have it reinstated Read more

Eva Cox Stamps her place in History

January 20, 2011 by  

Feminist advocate Eva Cox, a member of the fabled 1950s group the Sydney Push is featured in one of a new group of 60¢ postage stamps released today. Read more

Maccabi Junior Carnival -Day 1

January 20, 2011 by  

Ash Shenker reports on Day 1 of the Maccabi Junior Carnival in Melbourne Read more

Jewish House concert for Brisbane

January 19, 2011 by  

Sydney’s The Jewish House will host a concert in aid of the Brisbane flood victims featuring Potbelleez, Monsieur Camembert, Old Man River and Young Elvis. Read more

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