Mount Scopus excels in VCE results

December 31, 2020 by  

Despite the tremendous challenges of 2020, the graduating class of Mount Scopus has achieved truly excellent VCE results. Read more

Bialik tops the state in the VCE

December 31, 2020 by  

Melbourne’s Bialik students have achieved First in the State in the Victorian Certificate of Education, the third time over the last five years. Read more

With change rippling through the Middle East, where do the Palestinians stand?

December 31, 2020 by  

The winds of diplomatic change in the Middle East are blowing strongly, but which way will they move the Palestinian Authority? Read more

The most consequential Jew of 2020: Jared Kushner

December 31, 2020 by  

He and his wife have been warned never to return to New York. Read more

Achievements in 2020 in the battle against anti-Semitism

December 31, 2020 by  

While the number of anti-Semitic incidents worldwide increased in 2020, there were several positive developments in the fight against this hatred. Read more

London university refunds Jewish student over ‘toxic anti-Semitic environment’

December 31, 2020 by  

A London university has refunded a former Jewish student who left the school over what he said was a “toxic anti-Semitic environment.” Read more

Wiesenthal Centre lists 10 worst anti-Semitic incidents in 2020

December 31, 2020 by  

The Simon Wiesenthal Centre on Tuesday unveiled its list of 2020’s top 10 worst anti-Semitic incidents. Read more

Doctors against lockdowns

December 30, 2020 by  

Even after Israel entered its third nationwide lockdown on Sunday afternoon, members of the Knesset Constitution, Law and Justice Committee were still duking out the details. Read more

Fox News depicts ‘Palestine’ as independent state

December 30, 2020 by  

A graphic on Fox News last week showed “Palestine” as a country, despite it not being an independent nation. Read more

The Pollards arrive in Israel

December 30, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, early this morning welcomed Jonathan and Esther Pollard on their arrival in Israel. Read more

PM Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Edelstein Meet the 500,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated

December 30, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Health Minister Yuli Edelstein yesterday visited the Clalit Health Services anti-coronavirus vaccination facility at the Pais Arena in Jerusalem and met the 500,000th person in Israel to be vaccinated. Read more

An article by Jonathan Pollard’s wife makes an impression

December 30, 2020 by  

On 20th Kislev (15th December), five days before Chanuka, my wife and I celebrated 28 years since first arriving on the shores of Sydney, our new home…writes Rabbi Chaim Ingram. Read more

JCCV now under new management

December 30, 2020 by  

The short-lived presidency of Dr Andre Oboler of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria is now over,  a month before its planned date at end of January. Read more

Morocco backing Trump Peace Plan can help end Arab-Jewish conflict

December 30, 2020 by  

Morocco’s Prime Minister – Saad-Eddine El Othmani – has cast a shadow over Morocco’s newly emerging diplomatic ties with Israel as his Government rejects President Trump’s peace plan providing for a demilitarized Palestinian Arab state in Gaza and 70% of Judea and Samaria (Peace Plan). Read more

Hamas kicks off mass military manoeuvre with other terror groups

December 30, 2020 by  

The Hamas terror organization on Tuesday morning commenced its “multi-armed” military exercise together with the Islamic Jihad and 11 other terror groups in the Gaza Strip. Read more

A monthly prayer for wealth

December 28, 2020 by  

Q. Why do we pray for “a life of riches and honour” in the blessing for the New Moon? Does it really matter so much whether someone has riches? Read more

Israel enters third COVID-19 lockdown

December 28, 2020 by  

Israel entered a countrywide lockdown on Sunday night, the country’s third nationwide Coronavirus (COVID-19) closure in 10 months. Read more

Netanyahu’s attorneys file motion to dismiss indictment

December 28, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s defence attorneys on Sunday filed a motion to dismiss one of his three indictments, known as Case 4000, after it became clear that the Attorney General’s approval to open investigations against him had not been obtained and that the investigation began with no proper legal approval. Read more

Rabbis call for external inquiry into death of youth killed during police chase

December 28, 2020 by  

Dozens of Israeli rabbis, including city rabbis and heads of yeshivot from across the spectrum, called on Minister of Internal Security Amir Ohana to establish an external commission of inquiry to investigate the death of Ahuvia Sandak and the police’s procedures. Read more

The Israeli left is far from dead

December 28, 2020 by  

Over the past several weeks, Israel’s political commentators have repeatedly declared the demise of the political left. Read more

Edelstein: ‘Unbelievable’ 280,000 Israelis vaccinated against COVID-19

December 28, 2020 by  

Israeli Health Minister Yuli Edelstein said on Sunday that 280,000 Israelis had so far been inoculated against COVID-19. Read more

Feintooner

December 28, 2020 by  

This week’s cartoon…Political Undertures. Read more

IAF bombs Hamas targets in response to rocket attack

December 27, 2020 by  

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Friday night bombed several Hamas targets in the Gaza Strip in response to rockets fired at Israel earlier in the evening. Read more

Israel aiming to vaccinate 2.25 m. against COVID-19 in coming month

December 27, 2020 by  

Israel hopes to vaccinate about a third of its population against the Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the coming month, possibly the first country in the world to achieve this crucial landmark. Read more

On the other hand

December 27, 2020 by  

It’s official – we are now hurtling towards elections on 23 March 2021. Read more

The verdict of history and Benjamin Netanyahu

As far as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s most ardent supporters are concerned, those preparing his political obituary are again wasting their time. Read more

Could a fourth election lead to Israel’s largest-ever right-wing government?

December 25, 2020 by  

In the beginning of March, Israel had just completed its third inconclusive election in less than 12 months, leaving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu barely shy of his preferred right-wing-majority coalition. Read more

The driving force behind the ban on kosher slaughtering

The European Union likes to pose as the avatar of tolerance, freedom and all civilized values. Now it has ripped off its own disguise to reveal something rather more ugly. Read more

Yamina’s chief to challenge Netanyahu in upcoming election

December 25, 2020 by  

Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett on Wednesday officially announced his candidacy for the premiership in Israel’s upcoming election, saying Israel is “in need of a new leadership.” Read more

Israeli security forces arrest suspect in Esther Horgen murder

December 25, 2020 by  

Israeli security forces have apprehended a suspect in the murder on Sunday of Esther Horgen, 52, in a forest near her home in Tal Menashe. Read more

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