The boats to Gaza are a violation of international law

July 31, 2018 by  

Israel’s embassy in New Zealand has issued a statement counters a Facebook post published by a New Zealand MP claiming Israel’s blockade is illegal. Read more

Banning Israeli 7-year-old, Tunisia may lose right to host world chess tournaments

July 31, 2018 by  

Tunisia may lose the right to host world chess championships after refusing to grant a visa to Israel’s 7-year-old chess champion for the 2019 World Schools Chess Championship. Read more

Israel: Identifying the enemy as the enemy is not ‘racism’

One of the most mendacious and widely propagated myths regarding the Middle East conflict is that Israel’s defensive actions against hostile Arab initiatives, whose sole aim is to murder or maim Jews, simply because they are Jews—constitute “racism”…writes Martin Sherman/JNS.
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Ahed Tamimi concludes eight-month prison sentence after assaulting IDF soldier

July 30, 2018 by  

Ahed Tamimi, who gained infamy in Israel and acclaim inside the Palestinian Authority after a video of her assaulting Israeli police officers went viral, was released from HaSharon Prison on Sunday after serving an eight-month sentence. Read more

Navy intercepts two protest ships trying to break Gaza blockade

July 30, 2018 by  

Israel naval vessels intercepted two protest ships attempting to break the maritime barricade of the Gaza Strip Sunday and escorted them to the Ashdod port, the IDF said in a statement. Read more

Is Facebook kosher?…ask the rabbi

July 30, 2018 by  

Rabbi Raymond Apple answers this and other questions… Read more


July 30, 2018 by  

Feintooner wants Turkey to release the American preacher imprisoned by Erdogan. Read more

An inspiring look at the challenges facing modern Israel

July 30, 2018 by  

Five Australians joined fellow young activists in their 20s and 30s from the US, Canada and the UK for an in-depth and intense trip exploring some of the most pressing issues in Israeli society today. Read more

Carmel School hosts Good Tax breakfast

Perth’s Carmel School’s Jewish Education Foundation brought together the Perth business community for a breakfast event with taxation lawyer Mark Leibler. Read more

A new take on Shabbat services for young children

July 30, 2018 by  

Sydney’s North Shore Temple Emanuel’s new Bagels & Brachas Family Shabbat is a unique, and innovative program that is helping to build a “community of young families” within the larger Temple family.  Read more

Fiddler returns to Moriah

July 30, 2018 by  

Moriah College, Sydney’s oldest and largest Jewish school, presents the definitive production of the classic Broadway musical FIDDLER ON THE ROOF from 21 October to 1 November – and with an all-singing, all-dancing cast of more than 150. It’s a Tradition! Read more

Dunedin residents exposed to holocaust denial literature in letterboxes

July 29, 2018 by  

Dunedin residents found leaflets dropped into their letterboxes, promoting anti-Semitic, Holocaust denial material. Read more

An additional beautiful 1,700 year-old mosaic is discovered site earmarked for a mosaic centre

July 29, 2018 by  

Archaeological excavations carried out in the past month by the Israel Antiquities Authority in the City of Lod, in preparation for the construction of a Visitors’ Centre that will exhibit mosaics previously exposed here several years ago, have revealed an additional colorful mosaic dating from the Roman period. Read more

Israeli network technology for Australia’s nbn

July 29, 2018 by  

Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd a worldwide leader in satellite networking technology, solutions and services, has announced that nbn Co and Speedcast have selected Gilat’s satellite platform for its Business and Enterprise Satellite Service (BESS) for businesses in Australia. Read more

On the other hand

July 29, 2018 by  

While the rest of the world was busy as usual obsessing negatively over Israel we were occupied with welcoming new immigrants and innovating…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

New president for the ZFA

July 29, 2018 by  

Dr Danny Lamm will not stand for reelection for the presidency of the Zionist Federation of Australia. Read more

The ‘games’ Palestinian children play

We’re always being told that there is a significant difference between the Palestinian Authority and Hamas…writes Stephen M. Flatow/JNS. Read more

Jeremy Corbyn’s ‘existential threat’

July 29, 2018 by  

On the evening of Monday, July 23, the parliamentary group of the British Labour Party held what Sky News called an “emotionally charged meeting,” during which they endorsed the definition of anti-Semitism used by hundreds of government departments, law-enforcement agencies, municipal authorities and community associations around the world…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

When a rock falls in a plaza . . .

In ancient times, people looked to portents involving the heavens and earthbound events in order to try to understand the baffling world in which we live, as well as to discern the will of their Creator…writes Jonathan S. Tobin. Read more

World Jewish Congress urges UNHRC commission of inquiry on Gaza to remain independent and impartial

July 29, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Congress is calling on the United Nations Human Rights Council’s commission of inquiry on Gaza, whose three members were appointed this week, to ensure that it “maintains the highest levels of balance and objectivity” when investigating the events of the recent protests on the Israel-Gaza border. Read more

Netanyahu meets Druze leader

July 29, 2018 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, joined Minister Ayoob Kara at the Prime Minister’s Office in Jerusalem to meet with Israel’s Druze spiritual leader Sheikh Muafak Tarif.  Read more

Israel: A new normal

July 29, 2018 by  

On the annual indexes across the globe conducted by survey agencies, Israelis consistently rate amongst the highest of nations whose citizens have the most number of complaints about life. Read more

Put this one on your Liszt: A CD review by Fraser Beath McEwing

The piano music of Franz Liszt is often seen as either too syrupy or a keyboard version of a wood-chopping event. Read more

Montefiore gets moving with seniors’ cycling program

July 27, 2018 by  

Montefiore Randwick is proud to be first in the Eastern Suburbs, and only the second organisation in Sydney, to be part of Cycling Without Age, a not-for-profit pairing cyclists with people living in aged care. Read more

#hu100—A global giving day to celebrate Hebrew University‘s 100th anniversary

July 27, 2018 by  

Giving Day, held on the 100th anniversary of the laying of the HU cornerstones on Mt. Scopus, marks the first time a higher education institution has launched a global fundraising campaign.  Read more

One dead, two wounded, in terror attack north of Jerusalem

July 27, 2018 by  

One Israeli was killed and two were injured in a stabbing attack in the Jewish settlement of Adam, a few miles north of Jerusalem. Read more

Israel gets it right on the nation-state, while the West fumbles with identity

Two utterly fundamental and seismic issues are threatening to tear apart Britain, Europe and America. They are mass immigration and national identity…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

What’s all the fuss about?

July 27, 2018 by  

This past week has witnessed a volcanic eruption of hypocrisy, falsehoods and double standards on a massive scale…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

Netanyahu to hold meeting on nation-state law following objections by Druze

July 26, 2018 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will reportedly convene a meeting to re-examine the controversial nation-state law passed last week after an outcry by the Druze community. Read more

The sling fizzled, but better to learn that lesson now

July 26, 2018 by  

It is well-known that investigations launched by the ‎Israeli Air Force are like no others: They are swift, ‎thorough and leave no stone unturned…writes Yoav Limor/JNS. Read more

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