Witness reluctant to make Leifer statement

September 21, 2021 by  

An ex-school counsellor did not want to make a statement against former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer because she thought she could be pursued for money, a court has heard. Read more

Israel commemorates 48th anniversary of Yom Kippur War

September 20, 2021 by  

Israeli officials and bereaved families gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on Sunday to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Read more

Third sister begins Leifer evidence

September 19, 2021 by  

The third of three sisters who allege they were abused by former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer has begun her evidence. Read more

Israeli court orders Hamas to pay $11.8 million to families of three slain teens; families to appeal

September 16, 2021 by  

The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday that Hamas must pay 38 million shekels (US$11.8 million) to the families of three Israeli teens murdered by the terrorist group in 2014. Read more

Israelis take to the streets on Yom Kippur

September 15, 2021 by  

At Yom Kippur, Israel grinds to a halt. For 25 hours, schools, restaurants and businesses shut down, roads empty out as driving is prohibited, and there are no buses, no trains and no planes. Read more

First witness called against Malka Leifer

September 13, 2021 by  

A hearing has begun to find if there’s enough evidence for former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer to stand trial on child sexual abuse charges. Read more

NSW man with Nazi flag in bedroom arrested

September 13, 2021 by  

AAP: A central NSW man with the Nazi flag and a map of the state on his bedroom wall has been arrested by counter-terrorism police over a plan to make a 3D gun. Read more

Eichmann was turned in by anti-Nazi geologist, German paper reveals

August 26, 2021 by  

Sixty years after infamous Nazi war criminal Adolf Eichmann was captured by Mossad agents and brought to Israel for trial, a German media outlet has revealed, for the first time, the identity of the person believed to have turned Eichmann in. Read more

‘There is more to Polish restitution law than Lapid portrays’

August 24, 2021 by  

The question on everyone’s mind in Poland in recent days was what prompted Israel’s Foreign Minister Yair Lapid to react in such a critical manner to their government’s decision to put a statute of limitations on property claims that date back more than 30 years?…writes Ariel Bulshtein. Read more

Israel offers Turkey emergency aid in wake of devastating floods

August 17, 2021 by  

Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz contacted Turkey’s defence attaché to Israel and the Turkish Defense Ministry on Sunday and offered to send a search and rescue delegation to help Turkey cope with the aftermath of devastating floods. Read more

Meet the first Israeli baby born in United Arab Emirates

August 17, 2021 by  

The Israeli head of mission in Dubai, Ilan Sztulman, and his wife, Jackie, celebrated the first anniversary of the Abraham Accords normalization agreement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates with the arrival of their fifth child, Mia Sztulman Starosta Lembert. Read more

Israeli Foreign Ministry: EU sending representative to Raisi’s swearing-in ‘puzzling’

August 4, 2021 by  

Israel is less than enthusiastic about the European Union’s decision to send a high-level representative to attend the swearing-in of Iranian President-elect Ebrahim Raisi on Thursday 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

‘Ben & Jerry’s will regret the day they boycotted Israel’

July 26, 2021 by  

The decision by ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s to pull its business beyond the Green Line means that under U.S. law its parent company, Unilever, has lost the right to protect the brand’s trademark in Judea and Samaria, the Shurat HaDin-Israel Law Center announced over the weekend. Read more

Athletes Say NO to Antisemitism

July 23, 2021 by  

To coincide with the Olympic Games, International March of the Living, Maccabi World Union and the Maccabiah are launching a global campaign to combat the exponential rise of antisemitism around the world.  Read more

Iranian dissidents visit Israel

July 23, 2021 by  

A group of six Iranian Muslim dissidents and activists who had never been to Israel before visited “Parag,” an Israel Defence Forces (IDF) military post near the border with Lebanon yesterday.

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Ayelet Shaked visits Ben & Jerry’s Israel factory in show of support

July 22, 2021 by  

Israeli Interior Minister Ayelet Shaked yesterday visited the Ben & Jerry’s factory in Israel in a show of support of its CEO, Avi Zinger, who is fighting the parent company’s recent decision to halt sales in Judea and Samaria. Read more

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate up in arms over kashrut reform plan

July 22, 2021 by  

Israel’s Chief Rabbinate announced on Tuesday that it plans to fight a reform seeking to strip it of its absolute authority to award businesses kashrut certificates…writes Hanan Greenwood. Read more

‘Fauda’ becomes first Israel TV show to be dubbed in Farsi

July 22, 2021 by  

Critically acclaimed Israeli TV series Fauda is about to mark another historical achievement by being dubbed into Farsi. Read more

Which Israeli athletes have a shot at the Olympic podium?

July 21, 2021 by  

Israel is sending its largest-ever Olympic delegation of 89 athletes to the Tokyo Olympics set for July 23 to August 8. And we’re sending 32 athletes to Tokyo for the Paralympics from August 24 to September 5. Read more

UAE becomes first Gulf state to open an embassy in Israel

July 15, 2021 by  

The United Arab Emirates Embassy in Tel Aviv officially opened for business in Tel Aviv on Wednesday in a special ceremony presided over by Israeli President Isaac Herzog and UAE Ambassador to Israel Mohamed Al Khaja. Israeli and Emirati flags were raised outside the building. Read more

Shaked: ‘It will be easier for our government to work with current US administration’

July 14, 2021 by  

The past three months have been the stormiest of Ayelet Shaked’s political life…writes Ariel Kahana.

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Going the distance: Israeli couple in the running for Olympic gold

June 30, 2021 by  

Qualifying for the Olympic Games is every athlete’s dream. Read more

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

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