Antisemitism report’s results tabled in the Senate

November 29, 2019 by  

Australian Senator Stirling Griff moved a motion in Australian Senat this week following the publication of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry antisemitism report released last Sunday. Read more

Mrs Lowry & Son: Movie tickets give away

November 29, 2019 by  

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George Eliot & Judaism

November 29, 2019 by  

George Eliot (whose real name was Mary Ann Evans) has always been one of my favourite English novelists. She combined command of the language with a gift for a great story and an acute observation of the inequalities, and social hypocrisies of her age. Read more

Dec-25 2:40am SBS-TV: Pope: The Most Powerful Man in History

November 29, 2019 by  

In July 2016, Pope Francis makes an emotional visit to Auschwitz, the former Nazi death camp where more than 1.1 million Jews were executed. Read more

Dec-22 5:30pm SBS-TV: History – Apocalypse: The Second World War

November 29, 2019 by  

Bringing together rare and forgotten footage, this six-part series provides a ground-breaking portrait of World War Two. Read more

Importance of religious freedom examined at interfaith breakfast

November 29, 2019 by  

The importance of championing diversity and inclusion were key themes at Australian Catholic University’s (ACU’s) fifth Parliamentary Interfaith Breakfast at Parliament House in Melbourne this week. Read more

A “rose?” by another name

November 29, 2019 by  

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel Deputy Chair Walt Secord has warned that the notorious antisemitic LaRouche movement-aligned Citizens Electoral Council of Australia is trying to rebrand itself – as a new political party. Read more

Germany bans Hezbollah

November 29, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress (WJC) has welcomed the decision of the Federal Government of Germany to ban the Iranian-sponsored Hezbollah terrorist militia. Read more

At the Jerusalem Post Diplomatic Conference

November 29, 2019 by  

Many foreign diplomats accredited to Israel together with media representatives gathered last week at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in Jerusalem for the JP diplomatic conference…Michael Kuttner attended for J-Wire. Read more

Best left unsaid

November 29, 2019 by  

Quote: “words empty as the wind are best left unsaid.” (Homer) Read more

UIA Victorian AGM launched the 2020 Campaign

November 29, 2019 by  

The UIA Victorian Annual General Meeting took place recently at Caulfield Park Pavilion after a highly successful year. Read more

Forget Black Friday, it’s Breakthrough Thursday!

November 29, 2019 by  

This year, Hebrew University of Jerusalem researchers Professor Liran Carmel and Dr. David Gokhman received significant international attention when they gave the world its first glimpse of Denisovan, the mysterious human species that lived 100,000 years ago but went extinct. Read more

Playing kaluki for the Monte

November 28, 2019 by  

Following the first popular Friends of Montefiore Kaluki morning, the most recent gathering was hosted at the home of  Nicole  & Dan Katz and included coaching for beginners joining the game. Read more

What to do with your spare time? Become a Sydney Jewish Museum guide!

November 28, 2019 by  

Volunteer guides bring history to life within the Sydney Jewish Museum and are the voices of the objects, images and stories in our exhibitions. Read more

Dec-18 4:30pm SBS-TV: Morgan Freeman: The story of God

November 28, 2019 by  

Morgan goes to Manhattan to meet a man who fell 47 stories and lived, and to Jerusalem, where he learns at Passover that miracles are the foundation of the Jewish faith. In Rome, he discovers how the Vatican makes saints through their miracles, and how ancient Romans believed the gods controlled every aspect of their lives.

What those 107 Democrats got wrong

November 28, 2019 by  

The letter from 107 Democratic members of Congress declaring that Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria, and much of Jerusalem, are illegal is wrong on so many levels that I wonder if even most of the signatories themselves understand the implications of what they signed. Read more

Gantz’s ‘internal war’ rhetoric is insulting and dangerous

November 28, 2019 by  

Blue and White Party chairman and former Israel Defence Forces Chief of Staff Benny Gantz has insulted the decency and morality of Israel’s public, drawing false and dangerous comparisons between Israel’s current political dysfunction and the contentious period during which Israel entered into the highly controversial Oslo Accords in the early 1990s. Read more

PepsiCo gains SodaStream, seeks to expand plant in southern Israel

November 28, 2019 by  

PepsiCo, which acquired Israeli home beverage-maker SodaStream last year, is planning to expand the company’s plant in southern Israel, according to a Globes report. Read more

Discovery by Hebrew University scientists could revolutionize chemotherapy

November 28, 2019 by  

It is a feeling that many who receive a cancer diagnosis can identify with: heartbreak and fear, followed by hopes that chemotherapy will save the day.  Unfortunately, for many patients, chemo’s painful side effects cause them to stop treatment prematurely. Read more

Meet Helen Light…a video interview

November 28, 2019 by  

Dr Helen Light is a multi-cultural consultant with a very long list of positions she has held during her brilliant career in Melbourne over the past 40 years. Read more

Rivlin meets UK Chief Rabbi who denounced Corbyn over anti-semitism scandal

November 28, 2019 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has met with British Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis in London, a day after the rabbi publicly accused UK’s Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn of allowing the “poison” of anti-Semitism to take root in the Labour party. Read more

In BBC interview, Labour leader Corbyn refuses to apologize for anti-Semitism

November 28, 2019 by  

Pressed to explain and apologize to the British Jewish community over anti-Semitism concerns, Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, in a Tuesday BBC interview with Andrew Neil, refused to apologize. Read more

Melbourne-Tel Aviv planned for 2020

November 28, 2019 by  

El Al has advised the Tel Aviv Exchange that it trialling return flights from Tel Aviv to Melbourne with a possibility of opening the route to traffic in the second quarter of next year. Read more

Basketball: Moriah College v Boys Town Jerusalem – a very happy result

November 28, 2019 by  

Fourteen Year 11 boys from Sydney’s Moriah College now in Jerusalem on an Israel Study Tour (IST) program took to the basketball court for an impromptu match with students at the Boys Town Jerusalem school. Read more

UIA Victorian Women’s Division 2020 Campaign launch

November 28, 2019 by  

The UIA Victorian Women’s Division launched its 2020 campaign recently with keynote speaker, Kfir Damari, co-founder of SpaceIL. Read more

UK chief rabbi issues stark warning on consequences of Labour Party victory

November 27, 2019 by  

Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis came out strongly against the Labour Party on Monday ahead of next month’s election, expressing fear for the fate of British Jewry should Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn be elected prime minister. Read more

Bushfires’ aftermath – a photo story

November 27, 2019 by  

Fireman Eddie Vaysbakh was temporarily posted to West Kempsey from the Bondi Fire Station and describes the area and tells J-Wire “It looks like a nuclear bomb has gone off”. Read more

Vandals scrawl swastika on monument to Sholem Aleichem in Kiev

November 27, 2019 by  

An unidentified group of vandals painted a swastika on the monument honouring the father of Jewish literature, Sholem Aleichem, according to a report posted on Sunday night by Chief Rabbi of Ukraine and Kiev, Moshe Reuven Asman, on his Facebook page. Read more

Israeli exports reach a record $114 billion in 2019

November 27, 2019 by  

Israel’s exports should grow to a record $114 billion in 2019 from $109 billion last year according to government data, Reuters reported. Read more

Play about Lithuanian Nazi collaborators reignites controversy over Holocaust

November 27, 2019 by  

Two years after “Our People; Journey With an Enemy” was taken off the shelves in Lithuania due to its allegations of collaboration between the local population and the Nazis during the Holocaust, the book has once again become a source of controversy in the Baltic state. Read more

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