Episode in new Netflix series mocks diarist Anne Frank

May 31, 2019 by  

“If you’re offended by anything you see tonight,” declares Jeff Ross, the host, who dons a yellow Star of David armband, “just do what FDR did—and look the other way.”

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Kill them!

May 31, 2019 by  

I have always been disturbed by the number of times the Bible declares “He, She or It, shall be put to death.” It doesn’t matter the severity of the crime. Being brought up in a liberal western society and having discovered how many innocent men and women have been wrongly put to death by judicial systems, I cannot accept the very idea of capital punishment. Let’s leave Nazis out of this. Death was too easy for them. Read more

IDF reveals largest Hezbollah tunnel system discovered

May 31, 2019 by  

The Israel Defense Forces revealed on Wednesday the largest Hezbollah tunnel system uncovered during last winter’s “Operation Northern Shield.” Read more

The ZFNZ condemns New Zealand government

May 31, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of New Zealand has strongly condemned New Zealand again voting in favour of yet another anti-Israel resolution, this time at the WHO on 22 May which denounced Israel over “Health conditions in the occupied Palestinian territory, including east Jerusalem, and in the occupied Syrian Golan. Read more

Coming soon – Limmud Oz 2019 – the annual festival of Jewish learning

May 31, 2019 by  

Limmud Oz will present a lineup of local and international speakers in Sydney at The Roundhouse, UNSW in mid-June. Read more

Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi speaks to AIJAC

May 31, 2019 by  

Israel’s first Bedouin diplomat Ishmael Khaldi was recently in Melbourne where he addressed an Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs (AIJAC) lunch. Read more

Israeli org shuts down Miss Hitler pageant

May 31, 2019 by  

An Israeli human rights organization has been successful in shutting down the online “Miss Hitler 2019” pageant. Read more

Europe starts to fray at the seams

The European parliament elections last week have provided further graphic evidence that Britain and Europe are in the throes of a profound political and cultural upheaval. Read more

This most important speech

May 31, 2019 by  

Natalie Ward, a Liberal member of the New South Wales Legislative Council has spoken out against antisemitism in the NSW parliament this week. Read more

Repeats, reruns and recycled

May 31, 2019 by  

History repeats itself in almost every generation. The same endless assertions and accusations are rerun and recycled by politicians and media alike. Read more

Meet Vanessa Cohen – a video interview with Henry Greener

Vanessa Cohen, Executive Director of Australian Friends of Tel Aviv University, is driven to deliver successful outcomes for Projects that combine strategic planning and commercial partnerships. Read more

Jun-18 Sydney: The Disorganised Child

May 30, 2019 by  

A panel discusses raising and working with active children. Read more

Middle East peace can’t be bought. But can Trump change the conversation?

If the Trump administration’s forlorn hope for restarting Middle East peace negotiations wasn’t already facing long odds, this week’s political shenanigans in Israel further complicated matters. Read more

European rabbis take to the streets in Ulm, Germany

BERLIN: Forty rabbis from all over Europe walked the streets of the German city of Ulm on Tuesday, a couple of days after Germany’s anti-Semitism commissioner, Felix Klein, advised Jews against wearing kipot, or skullcaps, in public areas because of rising anti-Semitism in the country. Read more

Sara Netanyahu agrees to plea deal in catering affair

May 30, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, agreed to a plea bargain on Wednesday in a fraud case against her and will be fined NIS 55,000 (US$15,000). Read more

Jordanian king to Kushner: Palestinian state only possible on pre-1967 lines

May 30, 2019 by  

Jordanian King Abdullah told White House senior adviser and presidential son-in-law Jared Kushner on Wednesday that a Palestinian state can only be created along the border lines that existed before the 1967 Six-Day War. Read more

Freedom from PLO and Hamas rule awaits Gaza and West Bank Arabs

May 30, 2019 by  

The announced participation of Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Qatar in the “Prosperity for Peace Conference” in Manama on 25-26 June – jointly convened by President Trump and Bahrain  (“Manama Conference”)  – promises to offer  unique opportunities for Gaza and West Bank Arabs to emigrate to other Arab countries to seek better lives for their families. Read more

Obi-Wan Kenobi’s guide to an evaporating Israeli government

May 30, 2019 by  

“You will never find a more wretched hive of scum and villainy. We must be cautious.”

– Obi-Wan Kenobi, referring to the lawless desert planet of Tatooine                              (Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope) Read more

Gandel Holocaust Education Conference

May 30, 2019 by  

Over three days recently, teacher graduates from the Gandel Holocaust Studies Program for Australian Educators participated in the educational conference in Melbourne. Read more

Emanuel Students learn freedom and responsibility

May 30, 2019 by  

Emanuel School’s Year 9 students took part in an interactive and informative day about refugees and the quest for freedom as part of their course on Freedom and Responsibility within our Jewish Tradition. Read more

Shabbat Live with Yoel Sykes

May 30, 2019 by  

On Friday 14 June, Emanuel Synagogue will combine with Kesher Sydney to present a special Shabbat Live featuring Yoel Sykes, the main prayer leader of Nava Tehila together with founder Rabbi Ruth Kagan and Daphna Rosenberg. Read more

A YBR reunion to remember

May 30, 2019 by  

An evening of memories and celebrating Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah College’s journey to 70 years young has been held at Melbourne’s St Kilda Town Hall. Read more

Jun-21 8:40pm SBS-TV: Movie – The Debt

May 30, 2019 by  

Helen Mirren and Sam Worthington star in The Debt, the powerful story of Rachel Singer (Mirren), a former Mossad agent who endeavours to capture and bring to trial a notorious Nazi war criminal – the Surgeon of Birkenau – in a secret Israeli mission that ends with his death on the streets of East Berlin. Read more

Knesset will dissolve itself at midnight, send Israel to elections again

May 29, 2019 by  

The Knesset’s interim special committee on Tuesday night approved for its second and third readings in the Knesset plenum a proposal to disperse the 21st Knesset and hold general elections on September 17. Read more

Josh Frydenberg sworn in as treasurer

May 29, 2019 by  

Josh Frydenberg has been sworn in as the Treasurer in Scott Morrison’s new LNP government. Read more

Knesset approves first reading of bill to dissolve government

May 29, 2019 by  

In a vote of 64-44, the Israeli Knesset on Monday night approved in its first reading a bill to disband the legislature. Read more

Krakow street to be named after rabbi and 300 orphans murdered in the Holocaust

May 29, 2019 by  

The city council in Krakow, Poland, has announced that a municipal street will be named next month after Rabbi David Alter Kurzmann, a caretaker of the Krakow ghetto orphanage. Read more

Human-rights commission launches investigation into UK Labour Party on handling of anti-Semitism cases

May 29, 2019 by  

The Equality and Human Rights Commission has launched a full statutory investigation into anti-Semitism in the United Kingdom’s Labour Party following a formal referral and detailed legal representations from Campaign Against Antisemitism, which is the complainant. Read more

Negotiations over Israeli government go down to the wire as fresh elections loom

May 29, 2019 by  

Negotiations over forming Israel’s next governing coalition are appearing to go down to the wire as a Wednesday-night deadline and potential elections loom. Read more

The problem in Germany is about more than a ‘kippah’

Who could really be surprised by the story that grabbed the attention of the Jewish world this past weekend? Read more

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