Brit Milah held at Joseph’s Tomb, the first in years

October 30, 2020 by  

Twenty years after Israel’s abandonment of Kever Yosef (Joseph’s Tomb) in Shechem (Nablus), a Brit Milah (circumcision) was held early Thursday morning at the holy site, as part of a limited visit for the purpose of cleaning and maintenance work. Read more

Israel: Tackling phoney social-media accounts ‘major strategic challenge to be dealt with’

October 30, 2020 by  

Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs released a 37-page report this week titled “Manipulating Social Media: The effort to delegitimize Israel through coordinated inauthentic behaviour online.” Read more

When journalists become cheerleaders, it usually ends badly

According to The Times of Israel, I misrepresented Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s feelings about Israel. Read more

Corbyn suspended by British Labour Party following findings in anti-Semitism report

October 30, 2020 by  

The British Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog group in the United Kingdom found that the party’s leadership has failed to address anti-Semitism and complaints about hatred towards Jews. Read more

Why Britain’s Labour Party will struggle to erase its moral stain

The report of an 18-month inquiry into anti-Semitism in Britain’s Labour Party has now been published. Almost instantly, it produced a dramatic and unexpected result. Read more

The rainbow and Halloween

October 30, 2020 by  

After Noah’s flood, God gave the rainbow as a sign that never again would humanity be destroyed because of its failings. Read more

Hobson’s choice

October 30, 2020 by  

Tuesday 3 November 2020 presents American voters with a dilemma as they cast their ballots in one of the craziest elections in the history of the United States of America. Read more

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin

October 30, 2020 by  

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin spoke at the Ner Yitzhak memorial ceremony in memory of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin ז”ל, marking 25 years since his murder. Read more

2,000-year old seal bearing portrait of Apollo unearthed in soil around Western Wall

October 30, 2020 by  

Jerusalem’s City of David announced a 2,000-year-old gem seal (intaglio) bearing the portrait of the Greek god Apollo has been unearthed in soil removed from the foundation of Jerusalem’s Western Wall during the Tzurim Valley National Park sifting project. Read more

‘True Friend’: Israel welcomes Czech parliament’s call to outlaw Hezbollah

October 29, 2020 by  

Israel lauded the Czech Chamber of Deputies’ resolution passed on Tuesday night with a vast majority urging the government to declare all of Hezbollah, its political as well as its military wings, a terrorist organization. Read more

Eight exceptional fund managers to debate on the future of investing

October 29, 2020 by  

A charitable managed investment fund-of-funds has announced it will host a professional investors panel series for keen investors to attend in November. Read more

Palestinian Islamic scholar calls on Muslims to ‘crush Paris’ for ‘insolence’ to Islam

October 29, 2020 by  

Palestinian Islamic scholar Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad said in a recent address at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that the “answer to lowlife French President Emmanuel Macron” was to “don the garb of war” and crush Paris. Read more

Top Israeli Security Analyst Amidror: Normalisation is transforming Israel’s strategic situation

October 29, 2020 by  

Given the cascade of changes in the Middle East, including increased Turkish aggression and the domino effect of Arab normalisation with Israel, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) turned to Major General (Ret.) Yaakov Amidror to explain Israel’s changing security and diplomatic environment. Read more

Trump election win needed to keep up Arab-Jewish peace momentum

October 29, 2020 by  

President Trump’s re-election on 3 November will ensure the continuation of his momentum to end the Arab-Jewish conflict as set out in his Peace Plan – whilst a Biden win will see that momentum lost. Read more

Israeli doctor develops world’s first treatment preventing fetus from contracting CMV virus during pregnancy

October 29, 2020 by  

Israeli Dr Keren Shachar-Nissan, a senior physician at the Schneider children’s hospital, has developed a treatment that prevents a fetus in utero from contracting the CMV virus that the mother has. Read more

Israeli president lays wreath at Rabin’s grave on 25th anniversary of assassination

October 29, 2020 by  

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a wreath on the grave of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of his assassination. Read more

A parliamentary tribute to Vic Alhadeff

October 28, 2020 by  

Liberal MP Julian Leeser has told federal parliament the CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies  Vic Alhadeff is “one of the great men of multiculturalism in Australia and one of our most recognisable and respected community leaders”. Read more

Israel slams Erdogan’s ‘disgusting comparison’ of Muslims in Europe to Jews in Holocaust

October 28, 2020 by  

Israel’s Foreign Ministry issued a sharp condemnation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan following his comparison of the state of Muslims in Europe and that of the Jews before the Holocaust. Read more

Emanuel School Teacher wins NSW Premier’s Prize for STEM teaching

October 28, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Head of Innovation and Digital Technologies (K-6), Sophie Poisel, has been awarded the coveted Premier’s Prize for Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Teaching in NSW. Read more

Nov-01 Online 3pm: Mark Leibler in conversation with Philip Bliss

October 28, 2020 by  

An online event presented by the Council of Christians and Jews. Read more

Mark Leibler in conversation with Philip Bliss

An online event presented by the Council of Christians and Jews. Read more

Palestinians press for international peace conference to renew talks with Israel

October 28, 2020 by  

Top Palestinian diplomat Riad Malki on Monday called for an international peace conference as the only way to renew talks with Israel, AP reported. Read more

Soccer leagues in Israel, UAE reach cooperation agreement

October 28, 2020 by  

The soccer leagues of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced that they reached an agreement on Tuesday about future play. Read more

1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing name ‘Kfar Nafah’ found in Golan Heights

October 28, 2020 by  

A 1,700-year-old boundary stone, inscribed with the name “Kfar Nafah” (Nafah village) in Greek, was uncovered last month in an archaeological excavation led by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) near the Nafah IDF army base in the Golan Heights. Read more

Bot, troll networks attempting to influence Israeli policy, reveals Strategic Affairs Ministry

October 28, 2020 by  

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Tuesday released its periodic report on the manipulation of social-media networks to delegitimize the Jewish state. Read more

Peter Beinart’s assault on the Abraham Accords

October 28, 2020 by  

Peter Beinart’s latest attack on the Jewish state that he opposes as vehemently as he professes to have its best interest at heart is a work of remarkable sophistry. Read more

Knesset bill to require consultation with Diaspora on matters regarding world Jewry

October 28, 2020 by  

Israeli Minister of Diaspora Affairs Omer Yankelevitch is introducing a Knesset bill that would require government ministries to consult with world Jewry on matters directly related to the Jewish people, such as Jewish informal and formal education, engagement and anti-Semitism. Read more

Nov-21 10:45pm SBS World Movies: The Debt

October 28, 2020 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

Nov-18 9:45pm SBS World Movies: The Invisibles

October 28, 2020 by  

This film tells of a largely unknown chapter of the Jewish resistance during the times of National Socialism. Read more

Nov-18 9:25pm SBS-TV: Strictly Jewish

October 28, 2020 by  

The Adass Israel community is Australia’s most ultra-Orthodox Jewish sect, striving to maintain their ancient faith in the modern world. Read more

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