Global KH-UIA award for Sydney community leader

December 3, 2021 by  

Sydney communal leader Stephen Cordell was earlier this year honoured with an Order of Australia medal and now has received international acknowledgement for his long-standing honorary leadership as the only Australian to receive the prestigious Yakir Keren Hayesod Award. Read more

Nov-28 to Dec-5 Melbourne: Pillars of Life

November 21, 2021 by  

A multicultural celebration of Chanukah Read more

New Israeli tech exposes liars through facial muscles

November 18, 2021 by  

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have employed new facial recognition technology and detected 73% of the lies told by trial participants based on the contraction of their facial muscles, achieving a higher rate of detection than any known method. Read more

Victorian opposition leader Matthew Guy says a Liberal government would be adopt IHRA definition

November 17, 2021 by  

Zionism Victoria welcomed the announcement made yesterday by Matthew Guy at its Annual Assembly, that a future Victorian Liberal Government would adopt the IHRA Working Definition of Antisemitism. Read more

Qantas to delete “Occupied Palestinian Territory” and “State of Palestine”

November 3, 2021 by  

The Australian Jewish Association (AJA) contacted Qantas for urgent clarification, after being alerted by a concerned supporter, that multiple areas of the company’s website appear to take a stand on Middle East politics at odds with Australia’s long-held bi-partisan stance. Read more

Holocaust survivors return to Germany

October 29, 2021 by  

A March of the Living delegation from Britain has embarked on its first educational journey since the outbreak of the Coronavirus pandemic. Read more

Gandel Foundation continues support for Courage to Care

October 28, 2021 by  

Melbourne’s Gandel Foundation has recently recommitted its support to Courage to Care for the next three years. Read more

Rabbi Gabi talks with the Governor-General

October 20, 2021 by  

Melbourne’s ARK Centres’ Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann has had a personal zoom with Governor-General David Hurley and his wife Linda.  Read more

President Herzog to address virtual Innovation Summit

October 8, 2021 by  

The Australia Israel Chamber of Commerce (AICC) will host this year’s Innovation Summit on Wednesday, 20 October 2021, providing a unique forum for Australian and Israeli thought leaders to discuss Australia’s post-pandemic readiness and revolution. Read more

Online Hate Prevention Institute welcomes Victorian Government’s response to the anti-vilification inquiry but sounds a warning

September 8, 2021 by  

The Online Hate Prevention Institute has welcomed the Victorian Government’s response to the Inquiry into anti-vilification protections but warned that the critical issue of online hate, which is fuelling much of the vilification the inquiry investigated, may not be receiving the urgent attention it needs. Read more

A second request to NSW Education Minister to release of information surrounding antisemitic post by education department employee

September 6, 2021 by  

NSW Labor frontbencher Walt Secord has appealed directly to the Education Minister Sarah Mitchell to intervene and overturn her department’s decision to block for a second time the release of material surrounding an Education department employee who posted antisemitic comments alongside a photo of Adolf Hitler. Read more

Filmmakers focus their lens on the Bowraville murders

September 1, 2021 by  

In 1990-91 three kids disappeared from an Aboriginal Mission on the same street in Bowraville, a tiny country town in northern NSW: 16-year-old Colleen Walker-Craig, 4-year-old Evelyn Greenup, and 16-year-old Clinton Speedy-Duroux. Read more

Dassi Erlich’s medical records to be handed over the defence

August 10, 2021 by  

The Australian has reported that Malka Leifer’s defence will receive alleged victim Dassi Erlich’s medical records. Read more

Mark Leibler’s response to the President of the WA Bar Association

August 10, 2021 by  

Melbourne community identity Mark Leibler has written to Martin Cuerden, the President of the West Australian Bar Association, in response to his letter to Senator Sarah Henderson who suggested that Julian Burnside should “face professional consequences” for tweeting that Israel’s “treatment of the Palestinians looks horribly like the German treatment of the Jews” during World War II. Read more

South Africa Jewish communities online

July 27, 2021 by  

The SA Jewish Museum and the Kaplan Centre for Jewish Studies at the University of Cape Town are to explore on zoom the resources available and consider some of the solutions in use, to recreate South African Jewish communities online.

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Barca chief plants a tree

July 22, 2021 by  

Joan Laporta, current president of the world-famous Barcelona Football Club, has been hosted by the Keren Kayemeth LeIsrael-Jewish National Fund (KKL-JNF) at an honorary tree planting ceremony at KKL-JNF’s Eshtaol Forest. Read more

Jewish-Muslim activities “more important than ever”

July 22, 2021 by  

Jeremy Jones, the Director of International and of Community Affairs for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council says that meeting with, dialoguing with and engaging with Muslim communities is “more important than ever”. Read more

From Australia’s Past: Florence Anderson – the first female trade union secretary

June 30, 2021 by  

Florence was born in 1871 and her claim to fame was becoming the first female trade union secretary in Victoria and the only female trade union secretary in Australia. Read more

Julian Leeser has told the House of Representatives that Hezbollah should be listed in its entirety as a terrorist organisation

June 24, 2021 by  

LiberalFederal MP Julian Leeser has spoken in the House of Representatives on the recommendation to the Australian government to list Hezbollah as a terrorist organisation in its entirety. Read more

OBK feed the CEOs facing a winter’s night

June 20, 2021 by  

After the event was scratched last year due to covid – hundreds of CEO’s slept out on Thursday to raise funds for the homeless. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: Jewish businessman who shaped the Colony

June 15, 2021 by  

Emanuel Solomon, the son of Samuel Moss Solomon and his first wife Elizabeth, was born in London on 13 May 1769. Read more

Archival documentary on Babyn Yar massacre selected to premiere at Cannes Film Festival

The Ukrainian director Sergei Loznitsa’s film “Babi Yar. Context” has been selected to premiere at July’s Cannes Film Festival. Read more

From Australia’s Past: Jewish businessmen who shaped the colony

Samuel Cohen arrived in Sydney in 1833 aged 21 with an English history dating back to the time of Cromwell and to Spain and the Expulsion. Read more

AIJAC welcomes ceasefire

May 21, 2021 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed the ceasefire in Israel and Gaza reached yesterday. Read more

ECAJ highlights errors in ABC report

May 16, 2021 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has disputed the findings highlighted in the report by ABC’s Emily Clark An attempt to explain why explosions are again filling the skies over Israel and Gaza. Read more

At new Babyn Yar synagogue Ukraine’s Prime Minister of honours Ukrainians who saved Jews during Holocaust

At a ceremony hosted by the Babyn Yar Holocaust Memorial Centre (BYHMC), Ukraine’s Prime Minister Denys Shmygal, the Head of the Presidential Office of Ukraine Andrii Yermak and Ukraine’s Minister of Culture and Information Policy Oleksandr Tkachenko honoured Ukrainians who saved Jews during the Holocaust and announced that those still alive will receive a lifelong monthly state stipend, in recognition of their heroism. Read more

Pro-Israel rallies in New Zealand

May 16, 2021 by  

Rallies will be held next Sunday (23 May) at 3:00 PM in Auckland, Wellington and Hastings in order to show publicly support for Israel’s right to defend herself and for her right to respond to unwarranted aggression from the Islamist terror groups operating from Gaza. Read more

Veteran Israeli diplomat Dore Gold discusses current Gaza crisis for AIJAC

Ambassador Dore Gold, President of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, former Director-General of Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and a former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations, proved an update on the situation in Israel for the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC’s) latest webinar on May 12. Read more

Who was the first free Jewish migrant to Australia?

May 11, 2021 by  

Australian history is divided on who was the first free Jewish settler. Read more

Former U.S. Middle-East adviser talks to AIJAC

David Schenker, Senior Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and former high-ranking White House and Pentagon official dealing with the Middle East, including as Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs where he was the principal Middle East advisor to the Secretary of State, was the guest of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) at its latest webinar. Read more

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