‘Institutionally anti-Semitic’: The British Labour Party’s cautionary tale

March 31, 2019 by  

There is, in Britain, a long tradition of holding public inquiries to establish the facts and learn the appropriate lessons from a host of social and political challenges. Read more

Egyptian mediators rush to Gaza Strip as ceasefire holds

March 31, 2019 by  

Egyptian mediators rushed to the Gaza Strip on Wednesday and Hamas leader Ismail Haniyeh emerged from his hideout as an unofficial ceasefire between Israel and the terrorist group appeared to take hold. Read more

Anti-Israel vote in the German Bundestag spurs criticism of Germany’s mixed Israel policies

March 31, 2019 by  

The Free Democratic Party has challenged the federal government to reverse anti-Israel German voting patterns at the United Nations. Read more

Greenblatt: Golan Heights vital to Israel’s security, recognition not linked to Israeli elections

March 31, 2019 by  

U.S. special envoy for international negotiations Jason Greenblatt said on Thursday it is “cynical” to label this week’s U.S. recognition of Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights as a move to boost Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s re-election chances just weeks before Israelis go to the polls on April 9. Read more

A new campus for Yad Vashem

March 31, 2019 by  

Yad Vashem is to build the new Shoah Heritage Campus which will house at its heart the new Shoah Heritage Collections Centre. Read more

Brisbane Jewish history preserved

March 31, 2019 by  

The records of Jewish marriage ceremonies celebrated in the Brisbane Hebrew Congregation between 1868  and 1946 are to be presented to Queensland State Library in a restored bound registry next month. Read more

On the other hand

March 31, 2019 by  

Our neighbours in Gaza spend all their time trying to devise new ways to cause murder and mayhem. Read more

Secord to re-nominate for NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel Deputy chair

March 29, 2019 by  

NSW Deputy Opposition Upper House leader Walt Secord said he would put his name forward as deputy chair of the NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel when the parliament resumes. Read more

Postcards from Beresheet

March 29, 2019 by  

Video and images from the moon-bound Beresheet… Read more

Australia and Israel sign a new tax treaty

March 29, 2019 by  

Australia and Israel have signed a new tax treaty which will open further opportunities for bilateral trade and investment according to a statement by Treasurer Josh Frydenberg. Read more

UIA VIC Women’s Division

March 29, 2019 by  

Foreign Minister Julie Bishop was the keynote speaker at the Women’s Division in Melbourne. Were you there? A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

Hamas ‘war of attrition’ against Israel’s south could resume on ‘Land Day’

Hamas is set to hold a mass march this Saturday to the Gazan-Israeli border to mark “Land Day,” an event that has the potential to transform into mass disturbances, which, in turn, could reignite Gazan rocket fire and Israeli military strikes. Read more

PA Ministry of Education teaches girls to see murderer of 37 as role model

March 29, 2019 by  

The Palestinian Authority’s education ministry marked the anniversary of the Coastal Road Massacre by once again glorifying Dalal Mughrabi, the female terrorist who led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in which 37 Israelis were murdered, among them 12 children. P.A. officials participating in the event stated that “Palestinian children are determined to continue on the path, with the same certain steps, towards the realization of the national rights.” Read more

Einstein letters, including one denouncing ‘Hitler-insanity,’ up for auction

March 29, 2019 by  

Several letters written by Albert Einstein, including one that calls out “Hitler-insanity,” are up for a one-day auction. Read more

Wealthy German family to donate millions to charity after uncovering Nazi past

March 29, 2019 by  

One of Germany’s richest families with business holdings in multiple internationally recognized brands will be donating millions of dollars to charity after learning that their parents and grandparents were ardent supporters of Adolf Hitler who exploited Jewish prisoners for slave labour. Read more

Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand adds its apology

March 29, 2019 by  

The president of the Federation of Islamic Associations of New Zealand has released a statement saying the view of Ahmed Bhamji suggesting the Mossad was behind the attack on the Christchurch mosques causing the deaths of fo worshippers does not represent New Zealand’s Muslims. Read more

The Yabloner Rebbe

March 29, 2019 by  

Usually, I write my own material. This time I am taking it from Pini Dunner, another British rabbi now living in the USA. His hobby is collecting Judaica and researching Jewish history. Read more

WJC applauds Facebook ban on white supremacist posts

March 29, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has applauded Facebook for its unrivalled move to ban white nationalist and white-separatist posts from its platform. Read more

Al Chet – for the sins we may have committed

March 29, 2019 by  

Although as individuals it is unlikely we have transgressed every one of them we nevertheless accept collective responsibility for the possibility that as a community we may have. Read more

Yom HaZikaron poster released by Yad Vashem

March 29, 2019 by  

Yad Vashem has been holding a competition to design the official poster for Holocaust Remembrance Day for over a decade…and has released this year’s winner. Read more

Auckland mosque apologises for Bhamji’s Mossad comments

March 29, 2019 by  

An Auckland mosque has apologised to its “Jewish Brothers and Sisters” for the rant by Ahmed Bhamji at a rally in which he suggested Mossad was behind the Christchurch massacre on March 15 Read more

Hasmonean-era village discovered, proof of Jewish connection to Jerusalem

March 28, 2019 by  

A large Hasmonean-era Jewish agricultural village was uncovered by archaeologists in the Arab neighbourhood of Sharafat, with a major, multi-generational burial chamber, olive press, ritual baths, a water cistern, dovecote, rock quarries and jar fragments dating back to the time of the Maccabees, providing concrete evidence of the Jewish history of Jerusalem as far back as 2,150 years ago. Read more

French pilot who remained with Israeli and Jewish hostages at Entebbe dies at 95

March 28, 2019 by  

Michel Bacos, the Air France pilot who, along with his crew, stayed with Israeli and Jewish hostages during the July 1976 hijacking that diverted the plane to Uganda’s Entebbe Airport, died in the French city of Nice on Tuesday at the age of 95. Read more

Old City Jerusalem now largest accessible historic site in world

March 28, 2019 by  

The Old City of Jerusalem just became the largest accessible historic city in the world. Read more

By recognizing the Golan, Trump revives the idea that aggression shouldn’t be cost-free

March 28, 2019 by  

When U.S. President Donald Trump recognized Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights, foreign-policy experts keened in chorus that he was destroying a fundamental principle of the world order: that territory can’t be acquired through force. Let’s hope they’re right—because that principle, far from deterring aggression, actually rewards it. Read more

The French pilot who stayed with his Jewish passengers at Entebbe

We live in a time when it seems as if the guard rails that briefly deterred the spread of anti-Semitism have collapsed. Read more

Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon: Anti-Zionism, BDS are the new forms of anti-Semitism

March 28, 2019 by  

The Jewish state has seen remarkable diplomatic success in recent years—from the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as its official capital last year to Israeli sovereignty over the Golan Heights this week, to emerging relations with countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. For many observers, Israel has gone from a shunned country to a respected member of the international community. Read more

UIA NSW Women’s Division 2019 Champagne Breakfast: photo library

March 28, 2019 by  

UIA NSW Women’s Division hosted 600 women at its 2019 Champagne Breakfast on 24 March at Doltone House Jones Bay Wharf with guest speakers Julie Bishop MP and Arielle Di Porto – Acting Director Aliyah & Absorption at The Jewish Agency. Were you there? Read more

NIF says “the best way to see a new side of Israel”

March 28, 2019 by  

Applications have opened for the fifth cohort of the New Israel Fund Australia’s Naomi Chazan Fellowship. Read more

Bright Swallow by Vivian Bi: a book review by Geoffrey Zygier

March 28, 2019 by  

Among the major threats to our planet’s wellbeing is tribalism. Read more

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