NSWJBD congratulates new State Labor leader

June 30, 2019 by  

Jodi McKay has been elected Leader of the Opposition in the NSW parliament. Read more

Justice Ginsburg gives US$9,000 to Israeli schools teaching Hebrew and Arabic

June 30, 2019 by  

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg announced last month that she is giving US$9,000 to Israeli schools teaching Hebrew and Arabic. Read more

Israel, Hamas reach truce after incendiary balloons spread fire in southern Israel

June 30, 2019 by  

Israel and Hamas—the terrorist entity that runs the Gaza Strip—reached a truce on Thursday night after the latter launched incendiary balloons into southern Israel earlier that day. Read more

Bahraini foreign minister: Jews have ‘a place amongst us’

June 30, 2019 by  

In his first interview with an Israeli media outlet, Bahraini Foreign Minister Khalid bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that Israel is “part of the heritage of the Middle East” and that Jews have “a place amongst us.” Read more

Move over Franz, Lang Lang is in the building: a music review by Fraser Beath McEwing

You know it’s a Sydney Opera House gala celebrity event when the concerto is played last. Read more

On the other hand

June 30, 2019 by  

In addition to cutting edge technological achievements, Israel is also a country where miraculous events occur and history is made and rediscovered. Read more

Madama Butterfly reaches new heights: an opera review by Victor Grynberg

June 30, 2019 by  

When Opera Australia premiered their new era digital sets last year with the production of AIDA not everybody was as enthusiastic as this critic. Read more

Remembering the 85 victims of Buenos Aries attack

June 28, 2019 by  

Around 40 people attended a commemoration held at the Official Residence of the Ambassador of Argentina to Australia in Canberra to mark the 25th Anniversary of the terrorist attack against the Argentine Jewish Community Centre (AMIA).

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McDonald’s in Israel to start selling vegan burgers

June 28, 2019 by  

McDonald’s in Israel is expected to introduce a vegan hamburger to its menu in the next six weeks. Read more

Adopt the definition of anti-Semitism, urges Jewish Agency to governments

June 28, 2019 by  

Members of the Jewish Agency board of governors, along with hundreds of Jewish community and organization representatives from all over the world, called on governments worldwide to adopt the widely accepted definition of anti-Semitism from the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance as part of combating increasing anti-Semitism over the last year. Read more

Incendiary balloons from Hamas in Gaza cause dozens of fires in southern Israel

June 28, 2019 by  

Incendiary balloons launched from Gaza on Thursday caused at least 30 fires, including 17 substantial ones, in southern Israel, according to estimates by Israeli authorities. Read more

A steadfast alliance, stronger than ever

June 28, 2019 by  

Theodor Herzl, who envisioned and paved the way for the rebirth of Israel as a nation, lent great importance to the forging of alliances and the fostering of friendly relations between the Jewish people and the nations of the world. Read more

When the ruling party threatens violence

A few days before the Bahrain conference opened, U.S. envoy Jason Greenblatt took to Twitter to issue this cry of alarm: “Fatah is calling for violence against Israelis as an act of protest. Despicable. Fatah seeks violence over the idea of exploring peace & prosperity for the Palestinian people.” Read more

The dangerous drive to correlate Islamophobia with anti-Semitism

The Somali-born U.S. congresswoman Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), who has made a number of anti-Semitic remarks, is currently embroiled in controversy over her marriage history. Read more

Shaking Hands

June 28, 2019 by  

I was brought up in Britain at a time when civility and good manners were regarded as next to godliness. Read more

Is Iran the fearsome enemy we think it is? Reflections of a recent traveller

June 28, 2019 by  

Few would doubt that Iran represents the greatest current threat facing Israel and thus, the Jewish people. Read more

Dutch railways planning to compensate Holocaust survivors and relatives

June 28, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the intention of the Dutch national railway Nederlandse Spoorwegen (NS), to offer financial compensation to the survivors and relatives of Holocaust victims who were transported via Dutch rail to Nazi concentrations camps during World War II. Read more

Tolerance Museums: A Failing Franchise? 

June 28, 2019 by  

The monumental US$250-million building for the Museum of Tolerance Jerusalem (MOTJ) is scheduled to open sometime in 2020. Read more

It’s not the money, honey

June 28, 2019 by  

One would have thought by now everyone might have woken up to the fact that it is not a lack of money which prevents peace from breaking out between Israel and the PLO. Read more

Australian World Orchestra back together

June 28, 2019 by  

Following last year’s sensational response to the concerts led by Maestro Riccardo Muti, the AUSTRALIAN WORLD ORCHESTRA (AWO) is returning with an eclectic and bravura program for this July, and to present the newly formed AWO SIX, an elite ensemble of AWO all-stars. Read more

US: Bahrain Summit ‘Galvanized’ Investors; PLO Dismisses Plan as ‘Insult to Our Intelligence’

June 27, 2019 by  

The US praised the Peace to Prosperity Workshop in Bahrain as a success that “galvanized enthusiasm among potential investors to transform the Palestinian economy,” while the PLO dismissed the economic plans, saying they are “an insult to our intelligence.” Read more

NSWJBD slams 10 daily news site for publishing racist story

June 27, 2019 by  

News site “10 daily” has published a story highlighting a chain email blaming “white Aussies” for the problems emanating from an apartment building in Mascot experiencing serious cracks and instability. Read more

ZFA soars ahead in gender equality pledge; acknowledgement of country  

June 27, 2019 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has adopted two forward-looking resolutions at its recent executive meeting. Read more

Gandel Philanthropy confirms a 3-year funding extension of Jewish Holocaust Centre’s Middle School Holocaust Education Program

June 27, 2019 by  

The Jewish Holocaust Centre (JHC) is leading the way in Holocaust educational programs for students in the Middle Years of their schooling. Read more

A new role for Rebecca Forgasz

June 27, 2019 by  

After more than nine years as Director & CEO of the Jewish Museum of Australia, Rebecca Forgasz is leaving to take up a new role at the Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University. Read more

The party goes on

June 27, 2019 by  

Zionism Victoria and the Jewish Community Council of Victoria have joined with the State Government of Victoria in hosting a cocktail party in honour of Israel’s 71st Independence Day. Read more

Rejecting ‘opportunity of the century’ Bahrain workshop proves Palestinians not interested in peace

Despite bringing together a historic number of Arab states and prominent world leaders, the Bahrain economic conference, which seeks to be the first step in the Trump administration’s efforts to bring peace between the Israelis and Palestinians, has been buffeted and vilified, especially by the Palestinians, who called the Trump plan “dead on arrival” and have boycotted the summit. Read more

Netanyahu considers cancelling Israel’s second round of elections on Sept. 17

June 27, 2019 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is considering cancelling the Sept. 17 elections, his spokesperson said on Tuesday. Read more

‘Beresheet 2’ won’t attempt moon landing, SpaceIL searches for new challenge

June 27, 2019 by  

Proceeding a lengthy debate, Israel’s SpaceIL announced on Tuesday that it will not make a second attempt to successfully land on the moon. Read more

UNRWA raises less than a tenth of annual budget in international fundraising event

June 27, 2019 by  

A fundraising conference held by the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) on Tuesday raised over $110 million from 35 countries, enough to allow the refugee agency, which has been struggling since the Trump administration cut its funding last year, to stave off an immediate budget crisis. Read more

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