I am a Zionist

January 31, 2019 by  

Israel’s deputy ambassador to New Zealand Kasa Bainesay Harbor tells why she is a Zionist. Read more

100 year-old Holocaust survivor reflects on the duty to remember

January 31, 2019 by  

Holocaust survivor Lena Goldstein (nee Midler) has turned 100 today in Sydney. Read more

An exciting UIA Australia campaign

January 31, 2019 by  

With only a few weeks to go, UIA Australia is gearing up for another impressive campaign season. Read more

American Jewish leaders: Where are you?

January 31, 2019 by  

Israel is once again facing major new international military and political challenges. Yet despite our dysfunctional political system and the chaos associated with the impending elections, we have never been as militarily secure as we are today. Read more

Watchdog accuses Amnesty International of anti-Semitic campaign against Israel’s tourism industry

January 31, 2019 by  

Amnesty International published “The Tourism Industry and Israeli Settlements” on Jan. 29, a report alleging that “the Israeli government has political and ideological reasons for developing a tourism industry in occupied East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank.” Read more

Founder of Gift of Life passes

January 30, 2019 by  

After battling illness for several years, founder of The Gift of Life in Australia Shula Endrey-Walder has passed away in Sydney.

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Rabbi victim of road rage

January 30, 2019 by  

A Melbourne rabbi has videoed an antisemitic attack launched by the male passenger of a car stopped alongside his vehicle on the Nepean Highway.

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Ambassador Jones

January 30, 2019 by  

Jeremy Jones, the Director of International and of Community Affairs of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council, was honoured as one of the “high achieving and proud Australians” sent “to inspire pride” to local communities across Australia over the Australia day period. Read more

Amnesty International’s campaign against Israeli settlements

January 30, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress is disconcerted and disheartened by Amnesty International’s newly launched campaign calling on the world’s leading digital tourism companies – Trip Advisor, Expedia, booking.com, and Airbnb – to stop listing in Israeli settlements, and to governments to bring in regulation to prevent these businesses from operating with or in these communities. Read more

Dear Mr Wolff

January 30, 2019 by  

Melbourne grandfather David Wolff, shocked by the recent story of Sydney’s Moriah College’s refusing a graduate’s child because the child’s grandmother had been converted to Judaism at the pluralistic Emanuel Synagogue, wrote a letter to the school’s president. Former Moriah president Robert Goot responds… Read more

Israeli aid delegation to Brazil locates and recovers bodies in the dam collapse disaster

January 30, 2019 by  

Within hours of arriving at the site of the dam collapse disaster in Brazil, the Israeli aid delegation began to successfully locate and recover several bodies from the thick sludge. Read more

Hebron: The city without a solution

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision not to extend the mandate of an international observer group in Hebron is likely to be denounced as yet another obstacle to peace, as well as being politically motivated. Read more

Polish Olympian refuses to coach Malaysian swim team due to anti-Israel policy

January 30, 2019 by  

Four-time Polish Olympic swimmer Bart Kizierowski has rejected an offer to coach Malaysia’s national swimming team, saying that he would not train the Malaysians after they refused to admit Israeli athletes into the country. Read more

Group raises alarm over UNRWA’s anti-Israel incitement within its Jerusalem schools

January 30, 2019 by  

Perhaps unbeknown to many Israelis is the shocking fact that only 12 minutes from downtown Jerusalem by light rail, a neighbourhood exists within the city’s jurisdiction in which Arab children are being taught that they will one day destroy Israel and replace it with a Palestinian state. Read more

70 years of mateship with Israel

January 29, 2019 by  

Today marks 70 years since Australia formalised diplomatic relations with Israel, a wonderful milestone in the deep and shared history between the two nations according to the Chair of the Australia-Israel Parliamentary Friendship Group, Senator Eric Abetz. Read more

Holocaust denial, purposeful dementia and Israel

Memory loss can be a terrible disease. In the best case, it affects our recall of the minor details of an event, but in the worst case, such as with Alzheimer’s disease, it can lead to complete distortion of the past. Read more

Danon at UN on Holocaust remembrance: ‘Apathy is the enemy of humanity’

January 29, 2019 by  

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Ambassador Danny Danon warned the world body on Monday morning in commemoration of International Holocaust Remembrance Day about the rise of anti-Semitism the need to fight it. Read more

Knesset scraps delegation to Ireland over pro-BDS bill

January 29, 2019 by  

Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein scrapped a Knesset trip to Ireland on Monday due to an Irish bill that would prohibit commercial activity connected to areas that were outside Israel’s pre-1967 territory. Read more

Europe’s Jews vs. Israel

January 29, 2019 by  

Note the contrast: When Matteo Salvini, Italy’s interior minister, recently visited Jerusalem, which he hailed as the capital of Israel, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called him a “great friend of Israel.” Back home, however, Italy’s liberal Jews denounced Salvini for, among other things, his Roma policy and his alleged “racism against foreigners and migrants.” Read more

Ask the rabbi

January 29, 2019 by  

Can you be unethical in business and yet keep a kosher home? Ask the rabbi… Read more

Israel sends aid to Brazil after dam collapse disaster

January 28, 2019 by  

The IDF has dispatched an IDF humanitarian aid delegation to Brazil following the dam collapse at Brumadinho in Brazil, in which hundreds of people are reported missing. Read more

Poll shows many British adults don’t believe the Holocaust occurred

January 28, 2019 by  

Released in time for International Holocaust Remembrance Day, a new poll commissioned by the Holocaust Memorial Day Trust found that one in 20 British adults do not believe that the Holocaust occurred, and another 12 per cent think the magnitude of the genocide was exaggerated. Read more

Holocaust documenters in race against time, before memories fade

January 28, 2019 by  

The Yad Vashem Holocaust memorial is engaged in a feverish race against time, a race in which they know that every day counts – a race to document the names and lives of as many Holocaust victims as possible before their memories die away with the Holocaust survivors who were carrying them. Read more

L-E-V: an experience in dance

January 28, 2019 by  

L-E-V Dance Company, renowned as an innovative leader in the thriving Israeli contemporary dance scene, will appear at Sydney’s Opera House between Jan-31 and Feb-03. Read more

How not to remember the Holocaust

January 28, 2019 by  

While Israel and Jewish communities commemorate the Holocaust with a Yom Hashoah on the 27th day of the Hebrew month of Nisan (which this year falls on May 2), the rest of the world does so on Jan. 27, which marks the anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz in 1945. Read more

Irish bill advances to criminalise commercial activity with Israel

January 28, 2019 by  

The Irish parliament advanced a bill on Thursday that would prohibit commercial activity connected to areas that were outside Israel’s pre-1967 territory. Read more

Israeli governments approves the exportation of medical cannabis

January 28, 2019 by  

An inter-ministerial committee in Israel has recommended being in favour of exporting medical cannabis as any medical product that patients receive according to labels and dosages and buy it in pharmacies under strict standards. Read more

NZ Defence Minister Mark meets Netanyahu

January 28, 2019 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, has met with New Zealand Defense Minister Ron Mark at the Prime Minister’s office in Jerusalem. Read more

Burundi, a nation in crisis, receiving Jewish assistance

January 28, 2019 by  

Philip Feinstein has visited the camps in some of the countries in which Burundian refugees are taking shelter: Rwanda, Uganda and Kenya. Read more

Feintooner

January 28, 2019 by  

This week’s cartoon…The Jig is Up. Read more

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