Feintooner

January 31, 2021 by  

This week’s cartoon: Pakisham: License to kill Read more

Leifer gets a change of chaplain

January 31, 2021 by  

With the ultra-orthodox Malka Leifer imprisoned in Victoria facing 74 charges of child sexual abuse, the Department of Justice and Community Safety has dismissed the chaplain chosen to offer her counselling. Read more

Former Israeli official: Americans should not give Iranians leverage by easing sanctions

January 31, 2021 by  

As the new Biden administration takes shape, Israeli leaders in recent days have been outspoken in their warnings about Iran and its pursuit of nuclear weapons, hinting at possible military strikes if the Islamic Republic continues its path towards nuclearization. Read more

On the other hand

January 31, 2021 by  

As we celebrate Tu B’Shevat, Israel has the unique distinction of planting more trees than any other country in the world. Read more

Melbourne’s Adass Yisroel is not supplying chaplaincy services for Malka Leifer.

January 29, 2021 by  

J-Wire understands that whereas Adass Yisroel is a member of  Jewish Prison Chaplaincy Victoria each prison has its chaplain and there is a chaplain assigned to women’s prisons.

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Fatah lauds Munich Olympics massacre as a ‘quality operation’

January 29, 2021 by  

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction posted a video last week praising Black September commander Ali Hassan Salameh, one of the architects of the 1972 Munich massacre. Read more

The tragedy for haredim from COVID has created a crisis for Judaism itself

The mayor of Antwerp, the Belgian city that is home to about 15,000 ultra-Orthodox haredi Jews, has warned that their failure to comply with coronavirus measures threatens to trigger a wave of anti-Semitism. Read more

New Zealanders gather to remember the Holocaust

January 29, 2021 by  

New Zealand, one of few countries in a Covid-ravaged world still able to have large gatherings for the observance of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, saw commemorations take place around the country in major centres including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as in Hamilton and Napier. Read more

Nazis marching through the Ranges are only a small part of the threat

January 29, 2021 by  

Over the Australia Day weekend the Grampians ranges, also known by its Indigenous name of  Gariwerd, hosted a neo-Nazi gathering complete with a KKK style cross burning and marches complete with Nazi salutes. Read more

The Grampians or Bavaria? Dvir responds

January 29, 2021 by  

Fairfax Media has reported members of a far-right group burning a cross and chanting anti-semitic slogans close to holiday spots on Australia Day in the Grampians national park in Victoria. Read more

Louis Jacobs

January 29, 2021 by  

Any Anglo Jew from the 1960s will be familiar with the “Jacobs Affair” that divided the Jewish community more than any other religious debate in its history. Read more

Rhetoric versus deeds

January 29, 2021 by  

Those of us who have been “around the block” quite a few times know that words and speeches can have potent and deadly side effects. Read more

PA: Messages from US confirm deal of the century is off the table

January 28, 2021 by  

Richard Mills, the US Deputy Ambassador to the United Nations, has called on Israel and the Palestinians not to take unilateral measures that will constitute an obstacle to a two-state solution. Read more

US Secretary of State: I Carry the Memory of the 6 Million ‘Every Day in Office’

January 28, 2021 by  

“Every day that I serve as Secretary of State, I will carry the memory of my stepfather and his family, and of the six million Jewish people and millions of others who were killed during the Holocaust,” US Secretary of State Antony Blinken stated on International Holocaust Remembrance Day. Read more

Malka Leifer faces court

January 28, 2021 by  

On her first day in  Australia following her extradition, Malka Leifer faced court via a video link. Read more

As the world remembers the Holocaust, the Palestinians blame it on the Jews

January 28, 2021 by  

For most people, Holocaust memorial events such as those taking place now to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day are crucial both to remember the victims and to ensure that the horror of Nazism can never again raise its head. In the Palestinian Authority, Holocaust remembrance is a very different story. Read more

Remember the people, not just the atrocities

January 28, 2021 by  

On International Holocaust Remembrance Day, everyone around the world—individuals, leaders, communities—gather to reinforce their commitment to honor the memory of the victims of the darkest hour of human history. Read more

‘Never again’ is more than a slogan

January 28, 2021 by  

Today, Jan. 27, the world marks the horrific murder of 6 million Jews—men, women, and children—by the Nazis and their helpers in the Holocaust. We remember the darkest chapter of human history, when a European country decided to adopt a systematic plan to exterminate every last Jew and bring the full power of its advanced industry to bear in executing the terrible crime. Read more

Jewish Agency head Herzog calls out to European leaders on rising anti-Semitism

January 28, 2021 by  

Isaac Herzog, chairman of the executive of the Jewish Agency for Israel, has called on European leaders to take decisive measures in combating anti-Semitism and vehemently counter repeated attempts at creating an unsafe and unwelcoming environment for European Jewish life. Read more

To battle Holocaust denial, Facebook announces tool to connect users with facts

January 28, 2021 by  

In an effort to contend with Holocaust denial on its platform, Facebook announced on Wednesday—International Holocaust Remembrance Day—that it will begin to connect users to a site with facts about the 20th-century atrocity that killed 11 million people, including 6 million Jews. Read more

Kyiv chief rabbi, Western diplomats plant trees as part of ceremony at Babi Yar

January 28, 2021 by  

Representatives of the Jewish community in Kyiv, Ukraine—led by Rabbi Jonathan Benyamin, director of Chabad-Lubavitch of Kyiv—planted seven trees on Wednesday at the Babi Yar memorial in commemoration of the 6 million Jewish lives taken by the Nazis and their collaborators. Read more

Luxembourg to compensate Holocaust victims

January 28, 2021 by  

The Luxembourg government is set to sign a historic agreement on Wednesday to pay reparations to Holocaust survivors, return Jewish property to its rightful owners and preserve the history of the local Jews who were persecuted during the German occupation. Read more

2500 log on to virtual International Holocaust Remembrance Day commemoration

January 28, 2021 by  

Five Holocaust institutions across Australia have participated in an online commemoration of the International Holocaust Day marking the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camps. Read more

Israeli envoy warns on eve of International Holocaust Day that ‘the world is ignoring regime following in footsteps of the Nazis’

January 27, 2021 by  

It is time for “an institution charged with safeguarding peace and security to begin addressing the gravest danger in the Middle East: the regime in Tehran,” Israel’s Ambassador to the US and to the United Nations (UN) Gilad Erdan told the UN’s Security Council. Read more

Almost 20% of COVID-19 deaths in Israel were Holocaust survivors

January 27, 2021 by  

Some 900 of the 4,500 Coronavirus (COVID-19) deaths in Israel were Holocaust survivors, a special report by Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics shows. Read more

Scott Morrison on International Holocaust Remembrance Day

January 27, 2021 by  

A very special video message from Australia’s prime minister. Never again. Read more

The children of the tags

January 27, 2021 by  

Identity tags worn by four children deported to the Sobibor death camp in Poland have been unearthed in an archaeological excavation at the site. Read more

Government grants $750,000 to the Canberra Holocaust Museum and Education Centre

January 27, 2021 by  

The Morrison Government is providing $750,000 towards the establishment of the Canberra Holocaust Museum and Education Centre. Read more

Yehuda Meshi Zahav’s crucial COVID message to fellow haredim

January 27, 2021 by  

The triple tragedy that struck the family of one of Israel’s most righteous Jews in the course of a single month is garnering nationwide attention and sympathy. That COVID-19 caused the deaths of Yehuda Meshi Zahav’s brother, mother and father made the blow particularly relevant to the general public. Read more

Acting US ambassador to UN: PLO mission to be reopened

January 27, 2021 by  

The United States will renew relations with the Palestinians, including reopening the Palestine Liberation Organization mission in Washington, D.C., acting U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Richard Mills told the Security Council on Tuesday. Read more

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