Biden nominates Holocaust historian Deborah Lipstadt as next anti-Semitism envoy

July 31, 2021 by  

After months of pressure from Jewish communal organizations to appoint someone to the position, the Biden administration on Friday nominated Deborah Lipstadt to serve as the U.S. special envoy to monitor and combat anti-Semitism. Read more

‘Jews Always Run Away’: Fighting stereotypes in sports

July 31, 2021 by  

A non-Jewish professional soccer player in the Netherlands has become the latest example of how the most virulent anti-Semitism can be directed at someone who isn’t a Jew, and yet is perceived to be one. Read more

Ben & Jerry’s Jewish co-founders back company’s decision on boycott

July 31, 2021 by  

The Jewish co-founders of Ben & Jerry’s said in an op-ed for The New York Times that they support the company’s decision to stop selling its products in the “occupied Palestinian territories.” Read more

Tributes flow in for Jessica

July 30, 2021 by  

Tributes have poured into J-Wire for Jessica Fox who has entered the historical records as the first Jewish Australian to win a Gold Olympic medal. Read more

MDA annual campaign to raise money for ambulances

July 30, 2021 by  

On Tuesday, Australian Friends of Magen David Adom, NSW will be holding its annual fundraising campaign with funds targeting the purchase of twelve ambulances. Read more

Jewish streaming

July 30, 2021 by  

ChaiFlicks, the first streaming service devoted to Jewish and Israeli entertainment and culture, is now available throughout Australia and New Zealand. Read more

UIA announces winners of the 2021 Masada College Roots Project

July 30, 2021 by  

UIA has announced the Masada College winners of its 2021 Roots Project. Read more

The invisible victims of jihadi violence

The death of Ruth Pearl at the age of 85 reminds us once again of the unspeakable horror that was visited upon Ruth and her family, and which served as a particularly dreadful wake-up call for the Western world. Read more

Film about Israeli lawyer who advocates for terrorists gets double Emmy nod

July 30, 2021 by  

A controversial Israeli documentary about an Israeli attorney who represents terrorists received a double Emmy nomination on Wednesday. Read more

Israel’s Technion to scrap throwaway cutlery for more sustainable alternatives

July 30, 2021 by  

From October, the Technion‒Israel Institute of Technology will stop buying disposable utensils. Read more

UK expert Dave Rich offers advice on confronting the recent explosion of antisemitism

July 30, 2021 by  

At a time of rising antisemitism, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s latest webinar guest was Dave Rich, Director of Policy at the U.K’s Community Security Trust. Read more

A chosen people

July 30, 2021 by  

I dislike the expression “The Chosen People”.  Read more

Israeli startup signs deal to map 18 million Australian buildings in 3D

July 30, 2021 by  

Israeli startup GEOX has signed an agreement with the Australian government company that includes full 3D mapping of 18 million buildings across the Australian continent, based on aerial photographs. Read more

Boycotters’ fiesta

July 30, 2021 by  

Fiestas originated in pagan traditions and became celebrated events under Spanish rule. Read more

ECAJ slams Burnside’s Twitter post

July 30, 2021 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has condemned the recent Twitter statement made by Julian Burnside QC, a Greens candidate at the last Federal election, which likened Israel’s measures to defend its citizens from Hamas’s rocket and arson attacks to “Germany’s treatment of the Jews during the Holocaust”. Read more

Jessica Fox strikes Gold

July 29, 2021 by  

Sydney’s Jessica Fox has done it. She has won her first Olympic gold medal, taking out the women’s canoe slalom C1 final. Read more

Will Lapid’s charm offensive work better than Netanyahu’s realpolitik?

Like all new governments determined to show that it is an improvement over its predecessor, the unlikely coalition cobbled together by Israeli Foreign Minister Yair Lapid—though formally led by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett—is determined to show that it will succeed where former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed. Read more

Israel faces Russia policy change, or perhaps political posturing, regarding Syria

Lebanese media outlets as well as Saudi Arabia’s London-based Asharq Al-Awsat have reported that Israel’s freedom of action against Iran in Syria is dwindling as Russia makes changes to its policy vis-à-vis its relationship with Israel. But this so-called reversal of policy by Russia may be manufactured news and does not necessarily reflect reality. Read more

The 2021 census is coming

July 29, 2021 by  

How many Jews live in the Outback? To find out, we’d need the Australian census which is arriving in two weeks. Read more

Aug-11: Technion webinar: The sky is NOT the limit – breakthroughs in space research

July 29, 2021 by  

Billions of dollars are spent on space research each year.  The Technion asks if it is worth it? Read more

Technion webinar: The sky is NOT the limit – breakthroughs in space research

July 29, 2021 by  

Billions of dollars are spent on space research each year.  The Technion asks if it is worth it? Read more

 “Israel Go”, a funding initiative providing financial support for Gap Year Programs in Israel

July 29, 2021 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia (ZFA) has launched a new two-year pilot program– Israel Go – which provides financial support for young adults to participate in gap year Israel programs in 2022 and 2023. Read more

A webinar from South Africa

July 28, 2021 by  

JNF will host a  South African webinar on Monday night where they will interview members of the community – Dr Daniel Israel – community GP, Mike Abel – M&C Saatchi Abel, Mary Kluk – SAJBD and Michael Kransdorff – JNF SA. Read more

A webinar from South Africa

July 28, 2021 by  

JNF will host a  South African webinar on Monday night where they will interview members of the community – Dr Daniel Israel – community GP, Mike Abel – M&C Saatchi Abel, Mary Kluk – SAJBD and Michael Kransdorff – JNF SA. Read more

NGOs aiding terrorists in the Gaza Strip

July 28, 2021 by  

Non-governmental organizations, or NGOs, operating in the Gaza Strip have assisted Hamas and other terrorist groups in pretending that terrorists killed during fighting with Israel were really innocent civilians. Read more

Iranian judo defector Mollaei dedicates Olympics silver medal to Israel

July 28, 2021 by  

Iranian defector Saeid Mollaei, who now represents Mongolia, dedicated his silver medal to the State of Israel after the match on Tuesday at the Tokyo Olympics. Read more

Second judoka refuses to compete against Israeli opponent in Tokyo Olympics

July 28, 2021 by  

A second judoka dropped out of the Olympic Games in Tokyo in order to avoid facing an opponent from Israel. Read more

Iranian judoka, Israeli coach record message about peace, friendship in sports

July 28, 2021 by  

Iranian judoka Vahid Sarlak and Israel’s national women’s judo coach Shani Hershko filmed a message about keeping politics out of sports at the Olympic Games in Tokyo. Read more

Iranians shout ‘death to the dictator’ as countrywide protests spread to Tehran

July 28, 2021 by  

Protests in Iran over water shortages spread to the country’s capital on Monday, with demonstrators in Tehran shouting “death to the dictator,” AP reported. Read more

POSITIONS VACANT: Opportunities at AUJS

July 28, 2021 by  

If you’re looking for an opportunity to support and guide the next generation of Jewish leaders, there are opportunities for you to work at AUJS.

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