Hamas leader: ‘God has decreed we must attack Tel Aviv’

June 7, 2021 by  

Hamas leader in Gaza, Yahya Sinwar, told a group of students and academics in Gaza on Saturday that the terrorist organization has the capability to demolish Tel Aviv and that Israel had only destroyed 3 percent of Gaza’s tunnel network last month during “Operation Guardian of the Walls.” Read more

Netanyahu: ‘If a government is formed, God forbid, we will topple it very quickly’

June 7, 2021 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday called on Knesset lawmakers from all parties to “vote their conscience” if the so-called change coalition presents a new government to the Knesset this week. Read more

Robert Goot re-elected as World Jewish Congress Policy Council Co-Chair and Steering Committee member

May 28, 2021 by  

The 16th World Jewish Congress Plenary Assembly has voted to re-elect Robert Goot SC, Deputy President of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry (ECAJ), as Co-Chair of the organization’s Policy Council and a member of its Steering Committee. Read more

Israel resumes supply of goods, aid to Gaza Strip; fishing allowed

May 26, 2021 by  

Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz has issued instructions to resume shipments of humanitarian goods into the Gaza Strip for the first time since “Operation Guardian of the Walls” ended in an Egyptian-brokered ceasefire that took effect at 2 a.m. on Friday. Read more

Temple Mount reopens to Jewish visitors after 19 days

May 24, 2021 by  

After 19 days during which Jews were banned from visiting the Temple Mount due to Muslim unrest in Jerusalem, a group of 20 Jewish visitors was allowed on Sunday morning into the compound. Read more

Arab woman receives kidney from a Jew killed in Lod riots

May 24, 2021 by  

Deadly riots in the mixed Jewish and Arab city of Lod claimed the life of 56-year-old Jewish electrician Yigal Yehoshua on May 17. Read more

Helen Mirren to portray Golda Meir in new film on Yom Kippur War

April 9, 2021 by  

Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren will play the role of iconic Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in an upcoming biographical film Golda. Read more

Save a Child’s Heart, wins prestigious award from the Abrahamic Business Circle in Dubai

April 7, 2021 by  

Israel-based “Save a Child’s Heart” humanitarian organization has received the prestigious award for significant and far-reaching contributions from the Abrahamic Business Circle. Read more

Key witness resumes testimony in Netanyahu corruption trial

April 7, 2021 by  

The former CEO of Israel’s Walla news website on Tuesday resumed his testimony before the Jerusalem District Court in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Read more

Marwan Barghouti to run against Mahmoud Abbas’s faction on separate ticket

April 1, 2021 by  

Convicted Palestinian arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti, who is serving five life sentences for his involvement in deadly terrorist attacks on Israeli civilians during the Second Intifada, will run his own list of candidates against members of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah party. Read more

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram wins two gold medals at world championship

March 31, 2021 by  

Israeli gymnast Linoy Ashram won two gold medals and one bronze in the Rhythmic Gymnastics World Cup this weekend in Sofia, Bulgaria. Read more

Meretz leader justifies ICC probe of alleged Israeli war crimes

March 8, 2021 by  

Nitzan Horowitz, head of left-wing Israeli party Meretz, said on Saturday night that there “was room” for the International Criminal Court’s decision to investigate Israel for war crimes. Read more

Israeli attorney general: ICC has no authority over Israel

February 11, 2021 by  

Israeli Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit on Tuesday dismissed the International Criminal Court’s ruling last week that it has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for war crimes, saying the court has no authority over the Jewish state. Read more

U.S. Senate votes 97-3 to keep US embassy in Jerusalem

February 7, 2021 by  

The U.S. Senate voted late Thursday night in favour of an amendment to the COVID-19 budget resolution to keep the U.S. embassy in Jerusalem. Read more

Technion to award Pfizer CEO honorary doctorate for coronavirus vaccine

February 4, 2021 by  

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology will award an honorary doctorate to Pfizer CEO and chairman Dr. Albert Bourla for his “extraordinary achievement” in leading the record-time development of a vaccine against SARS-CoV-2, Technion president Professor Uri Sivan announced this month. 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

In a first, woman elected to head Israeli religious party

January 22, 2021 by  

For the first time in Israel’s history, a woman was elected this week to head a religious party running for the Knesset, when Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Hagit Moshe emerged victorious in the Jewish Home Party (Habayit Hayehudi) primary on Tuesday. Read more

Israel’s UN envoy steps into role of US ambassador

January 22, 2021 by  

Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Gilad Erdan on Thursday assumed the role of ambassador to the United States, taking over from Ron Dermer, who held the position for the past seven years. Read more

Businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson laid to rest on Mount of Olives

January 17, 2021 by  

Businessman and philanthropist Sheldon Adelson, whose contribution to Israel and Jewish life throughout the world, was laid to rest on Friday in a private ceremony in Jerusalem with close family members present. He passed away on Jan. 11 at the age of 87. Read more

Iran positions ‘suicide drones’ in Yemen, within range of Israel

January 15, 2021 by  

As tensions escalate in the Red Sea region, Iran has sent several Shahed-136 loitering munitions, known as “suicide drones,” to its proxies in Yemen, Newsweek reported on Thursday…reports Eran Itzkovitch. Read more

Israeli Health Ministry reports four cases of South African COVID-19 variant

January 11, 2021 by  

Israel’s Health Ministry announced on Saturday that four cases of the highly contagious South African COVID-19 variant have been discovered in Israel. 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

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

Netanyahu to make first official visit to Egypt in more than a decade

December 11, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is expected to head to Egypt for a state visit in the coming days, at the request of Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi, officials in Cairo have confirmed to Israel Hayom. Read more

Greg Sheridan: What is at stake for the world

October 27, 2020 by  

Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor of The Australian newspaper, discussed, “The 2020 US Election: What is at Stake for the World?” at the latest Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council webinar. Read more

NZ university receives funding to promote Holocaust studies

September 21, 2020 by  

A first of its kind in New Zealand, the postgraduate scholarship is funded for three years and open to students in any field relating to the Holocaust. Read more

Mend app to combat homelessness

August 2, 2020 by  

The Mend app was launched 12 months ago by Bondi’s Jewish House CEO Rabbi Mendel Kastel and Sydney entrepreneur Alexandra Tselios to help identify people living on the street and to link them with appropriate support networks. Read more

Anti-Semitic groups calling on followers to ‘deliberately infect’ jews with COVID-19

July 16, 2020 by  

Far-right, Neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic groups are encouraging their followers to “deliberately infect” Jews with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and are utilizing the pandemic to spread conspiracy theories, new research on the subject show. Read more

A Zoom warning

July 14, 2020 by  

Video conference users should not post screen images of Zoom and other video conference sessions on social media, according to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev researchers, who easily identified people from public screenshots of video meetings on Zoom, Microsoft Teams and Google Meet. Read more

Clinical trials on an exisiting drug for Coronavirus patients

April 14, 2020 by  

Israel’s Hadassah Medical Organization has begun clinical trials of a drug with Coronavirus patients in the Ein Kerem outbreak departments. Read more

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