Shule Building up for Sale

October 14, 2012 by  

The building which once housed the world’s southernmost synagogue – described by The Historic Places Trust as being “of outstanding historical significance” – is up for sale. Read more

J-Wire joins BDS protest

October 13, 2012 by  

Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) protesters tried a new tactic at a demonstration in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday. But the new approach failed to make the impact they had hoped for. Michelle Coleman was at the heart of the action. Read more

150 years of family history

October 13, 2012 by  

A new book based on the life of a Holocaust survivor who never considered himself a survivor has just been published by Melbourne ophthalmic surgeon Dr Henry “Harry” Lew. Read more

Oboler publishes report on online hate

October 12, 2012 by  

Dr Andre Oboler is the CEO of the Online Hate Prevention Institute. The OHPI an organisation dedicated to combating online hate, has released a major report into Aboriginal Memes and Online Hate. Read more

Rag Trade Exhibition opens in Sydney

October 12, 2012 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum is currently hosting “Dressing Sydney”…an exhibition showcasing the stories of many of the city’s families who were involved in the fashion trade… Read more

Danby on terrorist groups

October 12, 2012 by  

Federal Labor MP Michael Danby has spoken in Parliament on terrorist groups and their connections to Australia at the same time attacking the ABC for their “gutless decision” in reporting that the activities of one group would affect only Israel. Read more

Palestine: Great Expectations That Founder On Fiction

October 12, 2012 by  

Israeli novelist David Grossman is working with Algerian writer Boualem Sansal to launch a writers’ drive for world peace at the World Forum For Democracy in Strasbourg this week…writes David Singer. Read more

New Israeli Ambassador Named

October 11, 2012 by  

The Israeli Foreign Ministry has named a new ambassador to Australia. Read more

OBK Caterer wins award

October 11, 2012 by  

L’amour catering  run by  John Mulligan  who operates out of Bondi’s  Our Big Kithcen, has won a NSW State catering award. Read more

On Israeli Racism and Democracy

October 11, 2012 by  

Nothing makes us cringe more than screaming headlines reporting racist outbursts or hate crimes in our own country…writes Isi Leibler. Read more

Holocaust survivor’s shocking electricity bill

October 11, 2012 by  

A prominent Holocaust survivor living in Perth became a focal point of political debate in Federal Parliament on Wednesday. Read more

World Vision asked to stop funding NGO

October 11, 2012 by  

World Vision Australia has until Monday to stop funding a Palestinian NGO that is allegedly linked to a terror group…otherwise Shurat Hadin, the Israel Law Centre, will launch legal proceedings in an Australian court. Read more

Tradition! Tradition!

October 11, 2012 by  

The newly appointed Scopus School Captains for the coming year are following in family footsteps. Read more

Hundreds turn out to listen to Israeli Civil Rights champion

October 11, 2012 by  

Hagai El-Ad, the Executive Director of the Association for Civil Rights in Israel, has spoken to hundreds of people in Sydney over the past week at events hosted by JewishCare, the Union for Progressive Judaism, the Jewish families of the Inner West and the Australian Human Rights Centre at UNSW, among others. Read more

NIF hosts civil rights champion

October 9, 2012 by  

The New Israel Fund’s Australia branch is this week hosting Hagai El-Ad, the chief executive of the Association of Civil Rights in Israel (ACRI), on his first visit to Australia. Read more

The Shtick explained

October 9, 2012 by  

For six years Melbourne’s Greener has asked interviewees on his Jewish TV show “what’s your Shtick?”. Now SBS ask him the same question… Read more

ADC heads to Parliament to discuss antisemitism on campus

October 9, 2012 by  

The Anti-Defamation Commission of the B’nai B’rith will present a forum on antisemitism at university campuses at Parliament House later this month in a bid to help Victorian universities understand and respond appropriately to the scourge of antisemitism. Read more

Israeli actor among Australian film awards’ jurors

October 9, 2012 by  

One of Israel’s most acclaimed actors, Sasson Gabbay (The Band’s Visit, Restoration), has been named as one of the international jurors of the sixth annual Asia-Pacific Screen Awards. Read more

A Load of Hot Air

October 9, 2012 by  

Hot air balloon enthusiasts have departed on a round-the-world mission – beginning in Israel and including Australia. Read more

Jewish tribute for Armenian religious leader

October 7, 2012 by  

Sydney Jewish leader has paid tribute to the Armenian archbishop of Australia and New Zealand at his funeral last week. Read more

Melbourne leaders attend Sukkat lunch

October 6, 2012 by  

The 14th Sukkat Luncheon in Melbourne’s City Square was hosted by Chabad of Melbourne CBD and their Shliach Rabbi Chaim Herzog. Read more

World Vision answers Shurat HaDin

October 6, 2012 by  

Israeli civil rights organisation Shurat HaDin has claimed that the Australian Government indirectly funded the terrorist organisation the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine through World Vision which receives money through AusAid. The Reverend Tim Costello, the CEO of World Vision Australia has responded to the claims… Read more

A cry from the heart

October 6, 2012 by  

Shai Chaim is a Melbourne child facing whose only chance of life depends on a blood stem cell of bone marrow transfusion. The Gift of Life is maximising its efforts to find a match following a plea from the child’s uncle… Read more

Bad news from Dubai

October 5, 2012 by  

A 78-yr-old South African pediatrician arrested on a manslaughter charge whilst in transit in Dubai remains in an Abu Dhabi jail following a court decision yesterday not to release him on bail. Read more

Kibbutznik Callout

October 5, 2012 by  

ABCTV’s religion and ethics program “Compass” has started production on a documentary featuring Kibbutzim from an Australian perspective. Read more

Concern over BDS hate speech

October 5, 2012 by  

Community leaders have expressed concern about anti-Semitic comments made ahead of a Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) protest to take place in Melbourne next Friday. Read more

Palestine – Cutting Abbas Down To Size

October 5, 2012 by  

PLO Chairman and Palestinian Authority President – Mahmoud Abbas – continues to promote the deceptive and misleading claim that the areas lost by Jordan and Egypt to Israel in the 1967 Six Day War constituted 22% – not 5% – of historic Palestine…writes David Singer. Read more

Community leader avoids court appearance

October 5, 2012 by  

The president of the Zionist Council of Victoria has avoided a court appearance following a bitter altercation inside a synagogue in Melbourne. Read more

Australian naval contract for Israeli firm

October 5, 2012 by  

Elbit Systems, the Israeli company that develops military technology, has won the contract to supply the Australian Navy with battle management systems in Australian ships. Read more

HonestReporting/NSWJBD mission to Israel – Few Places Remaining

October 5, 2012 by  

Only a few places are left on the unique mission to Israel which will be run by the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies in conjunction with the highly-regarded Israel-based HonestReporting. Read more

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