Happy birthday Harry

February 28, 2019 by  

Over 850 guests packed the Internation Convention Centre in Sydney to celebrate the 86th birthday of community benefactor and property magnate Harry Triguboff. Read more

In his own words…new Einstein to be letters revealed

February 28, 2019 by  

Next week, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem will unveil 110 new manuscript pages by Albert Einstein—both personal and scientific—that shed light on the life and times of the world’s best-known scientist. Read more

The power of a wish

February 28, 2019 by  

One moment rhythmic gymnast Noga Barkan was on top of the world – preparing to represent her country, Israel, at the Rio 2016 Olympics. But in the next moment that world had slipped out from under her feet and she was facing a cancer diagnosis. Read more

Australia’s position with Hezbollah to be considered

February 28, 2019 by  

Following the U.K.’s decision to ban Hezbollah in its entirety, Australia’s Foreign Minister Marise has told media that the current situation in which Hezbollah military wing is banned in Australia but not its political wing will be up for discussion. Read more

Shalom |Live Stories – “UNORTHODOX”

February 28, 2019 by  

Shalom | Live Stories in Sydney is back with a line up that will entertain, educate and enthral with their raw storytelling around the theme of “Unorthodox” and all that word implies and entails. Read more

UK Labour Party suspends Chris Williamson for anti-Semitic remarks

February 28, 2019 by  

Britain’s Labour Party has suspended one of its members, Chris Williamson, for saying the party has been “too apologetic” about accusations of anti-Semitism. Read more

Fear over Kahanist Otzma Party grips left and right, but is it justified?

February 28, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s decision to cut a deal with Bayit Yehudi, and its subsequent temporary union with right-wing political parties National Union and Otzma Yehudit, has created a political storm, being called “foul” and worse by some. Read more

MDA moves national dispatch centre to reinforced facility

February 28, 2019 by  

Magen David Adom, Israel’s national EMS organization, has dedicated its new National Operations Centre… a dispatch centre east of Tel Aviv that’s housed in a reinforced and partially subterranean facility designed to be protected against missile, chemical and biological attack. Read more

Cardinal Pell on the Jews

February 27, 2019 by  

“For some extraordinary reason, God chose the Jews”…Cardinal Pell V Q&A George Pell doesn’t have a high opinion of the Jews. From Q&A debate with Richard Dawkins, 9 April 2012. Read more

NZ Jewish community welcomes UK decision to ban Hezbollah

February 27, 2019 by  

New Zealand holds the same position as Australia in banning Hezbollah’s military wing whilst accepting its political presence. Read more

JCA launches 2% bequest program

February 27, 2019 by  

What will our local Jewish community look like in the next 20 or 30 years? Will it continue to provide the same sense of belonging and connection we enjoy today? Read more

Netanyahu shortens Russia trip in advance of upcoming indictment announcement

February 27, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has shortened his trip to Russia, where he will meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin to discuss Iran’s activates in Syria, despite fraying relations between Jerusalem and Moscow. Read more

New rabbi for the ARK Centre

February 27, 2019 by  

Rabbi Shneur Reti-Waks has announced his retirement as the Rabbi of the ARK Centre in Melbourne’s East Hawthorn. Read more

A hiccup for Beresheet

February 27, 2019 by  

Last night at around 12 a.m. Israel time, another maneuver was planned for Beresheet as it passed near Earth, in an area without communication.

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Corbyn approves Labour to avoid voting for Hezbollah as an official terrorist group

February 27, 2019 by  

U.K. Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn has given the go-ahead to party members to avoid voting in favour of the United Kingdom’s official designation of Hezbollah as a terrorist group. Read more

Dutch Green Left Party votes to support boycotting Israel

February 27, 2019 by  

GroenLinks, a green political party in the Netherlands, became Holland’s first mainstream political party to endorse the anti-Israel BDS movement. Read more

Jewish Agency calls for global effort against anti-Semitism: ‘No keeping heads down’

February 27, 2019 by  

The heads of hundreds of Jewish organizations in Israel and abroad discussed the rise of anti-Semitism around the world at a meeting of the Jewish Agency’s Board of Governors in Jerusalem on Monday. Read more

Banning parties in Israel and the true test of democracy

If the parties of the left had their way prior to last week, it would have spared Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a lot of the trouble he got into over the deal to merge two right-wing parties. Read more

Israeli-Arab parties try to hold on to votes after breakup of Joint List

The coalition of four Arab Parties known as the Joint List was disbanded because of political infighting and rivalries, and now will run as two separate two-Party blocs, which could damage their prospects for the coming election among the Israeli-Arab public. Read more

Israel elections should send clear message to Trump, PLO, EU and UN

February 27, 2019 by  

Israeli voters at the forthcoming elections on 9 April should be given the opportunity to send President Trump, the PLO, EU and UN a clear message on what they want to see happening in Judea Samaria and East Jerusalem (West Bank) and Gaza – the last 5% of the territory comprised in the Mandate for Palestine where sovereignty remains unresolved between Jews and Arabs (“disputed territories”). Read more

Rambam tour an “eyeopener”

February 27, 2019 by  

“I’d recommend it to anyone else to be part of this particular study tour,” said MP Steve Georganas, the Federal Labor Member for Hindmarsh, South Australia, about his Rambam program trip to Israel in the first Sydney briefing of 2019. “I think it’s a real eye-opener.” Read more

Hebrew back at Glen Eira College

February 27, 2019 by  

The United Jewish Education Board (UJEB) and Glen Eira College (GEC) have announced that the teaching of Hebrew will resume at GEC in 2020. Read more

A special evening in Melbourne for UIA

February 27, 2019 by  

The former Prime Minister of the UK David Cameron was the keynote speaker at the UIA Gala Dinner in Melbourne last night. Read more

AI at at the AICC

February 27, 2019 by  

Artificial Intelligence was the hot topic at a business lunch co-hosted by the Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce  (AICC) and iAngels, an innovative Israel-based venture capital company. Read more

Polls show Gantz won’t be Israel’s next prime minister

February 26, 2019 by  

A poll conducted at the beginning of the week after several right-wing parties joined into a block and after Benny Gantz’s Israel Resilience and Yair Lapid’s Yesh Atid merged into the Blue and White party shows that Gantz will not be Israel’s next prime minister. Read more

David Cameron in Sydney for UIA

February 26, 2019 by  

Over 1500, including politicians and former prime minister Tony Abbott, gathered to support Keren Hayesod-UIA’s annual fundraiser in Sydney.  Keynote speaker, former British prime minister David Cameron did not disappoint while Israeli Nataly Zagaya gave a most moving presentation. Read more

Argentinian Chief Rabbi attacked in his home

February 26, 2019 by  

The Chief Rabbi of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina, Gabriel Davidovich has been savagely beaten by robbers inside his own home in Buenos Aries. Read more

Little Purim celebrated in Sydney

February 26, 2019 by  

This year is a leap year in the Hebrew calendar…not an extra day but an extra month of Adar allowing for two occasions to celebrate Purim. Read more

UK to ban Hezbollah in its entirety

February 26, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the announcement by British Home Secretary Sajid Javid confirming that the political wing of Hezbollah would be banned in the United Kingdom. Read more

Broadlessons to be learned from the Polish imbroglio

February 26, 2019 by  

Emotions and realpolitik do not mix. Read more

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