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

Anticipating Hitler’s rise pre-war politician told family to get as far away from Germany as possible

December 4, 2019 by  

The death in New Zealand’s Wairarapa Valley of Tony Haas severs one of the closest surviving human links with Germany’s Nazi era. Read more

Worldwide Jewish population now 14.8 million

September 27, 2019 by  

As we prepare to welcome the Jewish year 5780, the number of Jews worldwide stands at 14.8 million, compared to 14.7 million in 5779.

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World Jewish Congress welcomes UN special rapporteur’s unprecedented report on antisemitism

September 23, 2019 by  

The World Jewish Congress has welcomed the unprecedented report compiled by UN Special Rapporteur on freedom of religion or belief Ahmed Shaheed, which identifies antisemitic-motivated violence as “toxic to democracy and mutual respect” and urges states to adopt a “human-rights based approach” to combating the hatred of Jews. Read more

Shavuot in Lodz

June 13, 2019 by  

The Polish city of Lodz hosted its first-ever Jewish celebratory event, The Festival of Tranquility, over the Jewish holiday of Shavuot.

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Israeli forces kill shooter of IDF soldier, rabbi near Ariel

March 20, 2019 by  

Israeli special units have shot dead a Palestinian suspected of stabbing and killing 19-year-old Sgt. Gal Keidan, stealing his gun and using it to fire at Israeli soldier Alexander Dvorsky and Rabbi Ahiad Ettinger outside the city of Ariel on Sunday. Read more

Blast-off to the moon scheduled for 12:45pm Friday

February 19, 2019 by  

Israeli nonprofit SpaceIL and Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) have announced that Israel’s inaugural voyage to the moon – the world’s first privately funded lunar mission – will begin on Feb. 21 at approximately 8:45 p.m. EST, when the lunar lander “Beresheet” (“In the Beginning”) blasts off aboard a SpaceX Falcon 9 from Launch Complex 40 at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station.

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Polish Olympian refuses to coach Malaysian swim team due to anti-Israel policy

January 30, 2019 by  

Four-time Polish Olympic swimmer Bart Kizierowski has rejected an offer to coach Malaysia’s national swimming team, saying that he would not train the Malaysians after they refused to admit Israeli athletes into the country. Read more

Aiia laid to rest

January 24, 2019 by  

Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has spoken with Saeed Maasarwe, the father of Aiia Maasarwe, the Israeli student murdered in Melbourne last week. Read more

Israel officially leaves UNESCO

January 2, 2019 by  

Israel is no longer a member of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization, or UNESCO. Read more

Barkan terrorist shot dead in Nablus raid

December 14, 2018 by  

Ashraf Naalowa, the 23-year-old  Palestinian who murdered two Israelis in a terrorist attack at the Barkan Industrial Zone on October 7, was shot dead by a Border Police counter-terrorism unit.

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Jewish cemetery vandalised in Poland

November 22, 2018 by  

The World Jewish Restitution Organization (WJRO) condemns the vandalization of the Dewastacja Jewish cemetery in Sochoczew, Poland, which took a place last weekend.  Read more

US supports Israeli detention of pro-BDS activist

October 14, 2018 by  

The United States expressed its support on Wednesday for Israel denying a University of Florida graduate from entering Israel due to her pro-BDS activism. Read more

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