Sydney Beth Din: High Court in its sights

December 31, 2018 by  

The four rabbis in the centre of the Sydney Beth Din contempt of court fracas will not resign according to the Jewish judicial organisation. Read more

RCANZ rejects “misguided calls” for Beth Din resignations

December 31, 2018 by  

The executive of the Rabbinical Council of Australia and New Zealand will ignore calls for the resignation of the members of Sydney Beth Din who were found guilty of contempt of court in NSW’s Supreme Court. Read more

Bennett and Shaked announce break away from Jewish Home, establish new party

December 31, 2018 by  

Jewish Home Chairman and Education Minister Naftali Bennett, along with his party colleague Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked have announced Saturday, that they will be leaving the party in order to establish a new right-wing party comprised of both religious and secular Israelis – “The New Right. Read more

Feintooner

December 31, 2018 by  

This week’s cartoon…Cement. Read more

Despite resignation reports, Danon staying on as Israel’s ambassador to UN

December 31, 2018 by  

(JNS) Despite reports of his quitting, Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon announced on Saturday that he is staying at Turtle Bay and will not run for Knesset in the April 2019 elections. Read more

Walker finds 1,700-yr-old stone busts

December 31, 2018 by  

Two impressive Roman busts were found this month near Beit She’an – thanks to the alertness of a local resident, who spotted the top of one of the busts’ heads sticking out of the ground as she was taking a walk north of the old city. Read more

Sydney Festival: One Infinity

December 31, 2018 by  

One Infinity is a hypnotic, cross-cultural music and dance collaboration, in which the audience is also performers. Read more

Waks calls for the Sydney Beth Din rabbis to resign

December 30, 2018 by  

Child sexual abuse advocate Manny Waks has called the four rabbis found guilty of contempt of courts to resign immediately. Read more

Amos Oz: a classmate mourns

December 30, 2018 by  

Israel’s president Reuven Rivlin writes a letter on behalf of himself and his wife to his old classmate Amos Oz who died on Friday from cancer at the age of 79. Read more

What if the Six-Day War never took place?

December 29, 2018 by  

If the “West Bank” was part of the “Hashemite Kingdom” up to 1967, how did it suddenly become the Palestinians’ long-yearned-for homeland which, up until then, they were submissively willing to cede to an alien potentate?…asks Martin Sherman/JNS. Read more

How to teach the Holocaust going forward

December 29, 2018 by  

Imagine that you are a Jewish doctor in a Nazi concentration camp…writes Ben Cohen/JNS. Read more

On the other hand

December 29, 2018 by  

Between now and April there will be an avalanche of election induced material designed to influence and persuade us as to which party is best suited to receive our vote of confidence. Read more

Reactions pour in following the passing of Amos Oz, 79, who leaves a literary ‘void’

December 29, 2018 by  

Reactions poured in following the death of Israeli author and intellectual Amos Oz on Friday at the age of 79. Read more

Partisans’ Song translated from Yiddish into Noongar

December 28, 2018 by  

The Partisans’ Song, Zog Nit Keynmol, written in Yiddish by Hirsh Glik in the Vilna ghetto in 1943, has been translated into Noongar, an Australian indigenous language, spoken in the south-west of Western Australia. Read more

Kurds

December 28, 2018 by  

The Kurds have been treated disgustingly. Like Israel, they are both a religious and secular ethnic group which stands outside the official Christian or Muslim world…writes Jeremy Rosen. Read more

Israel destroys fifth Hezbollah terror tunnel from Lebanon

December 28, 2018 by  

A fifth large Hezbollah terror tunnel discovered leading from Lebanon into Israel has been destroyed by the Israel Defense Forces, according to an announcement on Wednesday. Read more

Former IDF Chief of Staff Benny Gantz registers new party ahead of elections

December 28, 2018 by  

Former Israel Defense Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz registered a new political party on Thursday for Israeli elections slated for April 9, 2019. Read more

Russia struggling to stop the Iranian-Israeli shadow war in Syria

December 28, 2018 by  

It didn’t take long for the recent Israeli Air Force strikes on Iranian or Hezbollah targets in the Damascus area to receive Russian condemnation…writes Yaakov Lappin/JNS. Read more

Israel bombed Iranian facilities in Syria as Iranian entrenchment continues

December 28, 2018 by  

Russia responded angrily to the Israeli air force attack in the Damascus region that took place on Dec. 25…writes Yoni Ben Menachem/JNS. Read more

‘Guardian’ cartoon defends Corbyn; ties Netanyahu to white supremacy

December 28, 2018 by  

Hours after British Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn finally admitted that he did lay a wreath to honour terrorists responsible for the Munich massacre, The Guardian published a cartoon by Steve Bell and an op-ed by Owen Jones ardently defending him while smearing his critics. Read more

Who are the real isolationists in America?

Ever since President Donald Trump astounded the world by announcing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria, commentators have been trying to work out the significance of this decision…writes Melanie Phillips/JNS. Read more

Election fever & other ailments

December 28, 2018 by  

Israel is currently experiencing an outbreak of measles as a result of irresponsible parents not vaccinating their children against this childhood disease…writes Michael Kuttner. Read more

The rabbis confer

December 27, 2018 by  

The Rabbinical Council of NSW has expressed its fears that the guilty verdict upheld in an appeal last week finding the Sydney Beth Din in contempt of court may impact on religious freedom in Australia. Read more

Israeli Ambassador to UN Danon expected to run for Likud Party primaries

December 27, 2018 by  

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, popular Likud politician Danny Danon, is expected to resign from his post in order to run for the Likud Party primaries. Read more

Knesset approves export of medical cannabis

December 27, 2018 by  

Israel’s Knesset approved a bill allowing for the export of medical cannabis products from Israel abroad on Wednesday, allowing Israel to fully participate in the emerging global cannabis industry. Read more

Simon Wiesenthal Centre ranks 10 worst anti-Semitic incidents of 2018

December 27, 2018 by  

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre released its annual list on Wednesday of the 10 worst anti-Semitic incidents in 2018. Read more

Is Israel’s security barrier a terrorism deterrent or political tool?

December 27, 2018 by  

Many have pointed to Israel’s security barrier in Judea and Samaria as being one of the primary contributors to the reduction in Palestinian terrorism since the years of the Second Intifada, from 2000 to 2005. Read more

As April elections loom, Israeli party leaders face daunting issues

December 27, 2018 by  

Politics in Israel moves fast. National elections were just announced on Monday and immediately, commentators on television, radio, online and in print, as well as nearly every citizen in Israel, have begun making predictions. Read more

Tourist number 4 million to check in next week

December 27, 2018 by  

The arrival next week of the 2018’s 4 millionth tourist in Israel sums up a year of record-breaking tourism – with an expected increase of 13% on 2017 and total revenue from tourism exceeding NIS 24 billion (A$9 billion). Read more

Harry does it in the Negev: Construction of Triguboff Centre completed in 6 months

December 27, 2018 by  

Following six months of whirlwind constructing, the building of the new Triguboff Centre in Israel’s Negev is about to reach completion. Read more

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