Jordanians give substantial control of the Temple Mount to Palestinians

February 20, 2019 by  

Jordan has expanded a council that administers Muslim institutions on the Temple Mount, giving Palestinians 40% of the seats for the first time in a body previously reserved for trusted individuals close to the monarchy of Jordanian King Abdullah Hussein. Read more

AIJAC welcomes leaders’ speeches

February 19, 2019 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) warmly welcomes the statements made in the Commonwealth Parliament today by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten marking 70 years of Australia’s diplomatic relations with Israel. Read more

ZFA welcome parliamentary leaders’ speeches on Australian-Israeli relations over 70 years

February 19, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has welcomed the speeches by Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten delivered in Parliament marking 70 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Israel. Read more

Danby slams The NSW Greens for declining Jewish invitations

February 19, 2019 by  

Following an articled penned by  Janet Albrechtsen in The Australian, Labor MP Michael Danby has accused the NSW Greens of bigotry in declining invitations from The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies and AUJS. Read more

Bill Shorten talks of Labor’s history with Israel

February 19, 2019 by  

The Leader of the Opposition Bill Shorten has also reminisced of Labor’s history of Israel recalling the words the Labor Australian prime minister in 1949 Ben Chifley who said the new state of Israel would be: “A force of special value in the world community”. Read more

Blast-off to the moon scheduled for 12:45pm Friday

February 19, 2019 by  

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have announced that Israel’s inaugural voyage to the moon – the world’s first privately funded lunar mission – will begin on Feb. 21 at approximately 8:45 p.m. EST, when the lunar lander “Beresheet” (“In the Beginning”) blasts off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison tell parliament “Israel’s light is now a beacon of democracy in the Middle East”

February 19, 2019 by  

Australian Prime Minister Scott has acknowledged the 70th anniversary of Australia’s formal diplomatic relationship with Israel. Read more

Dancing all the way to her doctorate

February 19, 2019 by  

Scientists are not generally required to display prowess in modern dance, but Dr. Roni Zohar of the Weizmann Institute of Science’s Science Teaching Department recently showed her moves in an award-winning science/dance video. Read more

Seven lawmakers quit UK Labour Party over anti-Semitism, Brexit concerns

February 19, 2019 by  

Seven British lawmakers quit the Labour Party on Monday over concerns regarding Jeremy Corbyn’s handling of the anti-Semitism scandal within the party and because of issues surrounding Brexit, saying that the opposition party had been “hijacked by the machine politics of the hard left.” Read more

Leifer stays in prison

February 19, 2019 by  

The bail plea for the accused sexual abuser Malka Leifer has been denied in Jerusalem and the former principal Adass Israel school in Melbourne will remain in prison…a video report. Read more

Who is responsible for the strange death of Labor Zionism?

Elections in Israel are less than two months away, and so far the campaign has been dominated by two main stories. Read more

One less role for Netanyahu as Yisrael Katz tapped to be Israeli Foreign Minister

February 18, 2019 by  

Israeli Knesset member Yisrael Katz has become Israel’s acting Foreign Minister after being nominated by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and voted in by the Cabinet on Sunday. Read more

President kicks off countdown for first Israeli mission to the moon

February 18, 2019 by  

President Reuven Rivlin on Sunday kicked-off the countdown for the launch of Beresheit (Genesis), the first Israeli spacecraft to be sent to the moon, which will blast off on Tuesday. Read more

PA rejects Israel’s decision to cut transfer of taxes as ‘piracy,’ threatens ‘serious repercussions at all levels’

February 18, 2019 by  

The Palestinian Authority (PA) rejected Israel’s decision to withhold tax transfers from Israel to the PA to offset salaries paid by Ramallah to terrorists or their families, saying it was “considered piracy of the Palestinian people’s money.” Read more

Medicinal cannabis: first crops on their way

February 18, 2019 by  

Tommy Huppert, CEO of Cannatrek, a local producer and distributor of pharmaceutical grade medical cannabis, talks to Henry Greener about the potential for the future of a new medical cure for several ailments. Read more

Polish radio presenter says Jews are stealing $65 billion from Poles

February 18, 2019 by  

Jewish families from Poland who lost their homes and belongings during the Holocaust have been waiting for more than 70 years for restitution or compensation…but according to a report in The Australian, the Holocaust victims are out-maneuvering and stealing $65 billion from the Polish people”. Read more

Hear Israel’s Top Diplomat in Australia at UIA QLD Gala Dinner

February 18, 2019 by  

UIA QLD is counting down until its 2019 Gala Dinner Event with headline speaker H.E Mark Sofer – Ambassador of Israel to Australia on Sunday 3 March in Brisbane. Read more

Introduction so surfing for autistic children

February 18, 2019 by  

800 children will take part in Surfers Healing camps targeted at those with autism. Read more

Is there a Jewish view of lawyers? – ask he rabbi

February 18, 2019 by  

Q. A few weeks ago you answered a question about doctors and said that Judaism regarded them as doing God’s work. Is there a Jewish view of lawyers? Read more

Israeli Minister suspected of intervening in case of alleged Australian sex abuser Malka Leifer questioned again

February 17, 2019 by  

Israeli Deputy Minister of Health Yaacov Litzman was questioned by the police on Thursday and again on Sunday on suspicion that he intervened on behalf of alleged Australian sex abuser Malka Leifer and pressured psychiatrists into declaring her unfit for extradition. Read more

Rabbi becomes the first Jew to address the Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism

February 17, 2019 by  

Rabbi Shmueli Feldman has delivered the keynote address at The Australian Parliamentary Friends of Multiculturalism UN Interfaith Harmony Week function at Parliament House in Canberra.

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In Warsaw, even the group seating shows how much has changed in Israel-Arab relations

February 17, 2019 by  

A scene that would have seemed impossible just a few years ago took place this past week in Warsaw at the U.S.-led peace and security summit with 60 countries in attendance, including the United States, Israel and 10 Arab states, all sitting at the same table. Read more

The 2019 Intelligence Assessment: The policy implications for Gaza

February 17, 2019 by  

Military assessment warns of high risk of war with Gaza — The Times of Israel, Feb. 13, 2019

Israeli military report predicts high probability of clashes in Gaza … in 2019 — i24News, Feb. 13, 2019

Chief of Staff: Prepare for Gaza conflict — Israel National News, Feb. 13, 2019

Intelligence assessment for 2019: IDF prepares for confrontation with Gaza — Channel 20News, Feb. 13, 2019 Read more

In Tel Aviv, British experts warn of anti-Semitism across the UK

February 17, 2019 by  

A lecture hosted by the Committee for Accuracy in Middle East Reporting in America (CAMERA) in Tel Aviv featured a panel of experts who warned about growing anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom and the threat that Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn poses if he were to become prime minister. Read more

Justice Ginsburg back at Supreme Court following surgery

February 17, 2019 by  

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg returned to her office on Friday for the first time since undergoing surgery to remove cancerous nodules from her lungs. Read more

On the other hand

February 16, 2019 by  

The UNHRC prepares to issue its infamous blacklist of Israeli companies and businesses. Read more

Jewish Political Theory

February 15, 2019 by  

It is often said that neither the Bible nor Judaism has a theory of politics or, indeed, of political systems. Neither is true.  Read more

Queen of Tropfest

February 15, 2019 by  

Evelyn Krape was selected as joint best actress at Sydney’s Tropfest short film festival for the seven-minute dark comedy Can You Hear Me? Read more

Malka Leifer: Is this the turning point?

February 15, 2019 by  

Israel’s National Fraud Investigation Unit has interrogated the country’s Deputy Health Minister who is suspected of obstructing legal proceedings in the extradition of Malka Leifer wanted by Victorian police to face 74 charges of child sexual abuse. Read more

Free instruments for refugees

February 15, 2019 by  

The Rose Bay based Music for Refugees organisation parked their vehicle in the Sydney of suburb of Auburn, handing out free music instruments to any refugees. Read more

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