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

Litzman may be charged

April 23, 2021 by  

Israeli media is reporting Israel’s Attorney General, Mr Avichai Mandelblit, plans to prosecute former Israeli Health Minister, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, for interfering in the Malka Leifer case by trying to prevent Leifer from being extradited to Australia to face justice. Read more

MEDinISRAEL virtual conference

April 18, 2021 by  

The Israel Trade Commission Australia will host the 6th Biennial MEDinISRAEL Conference and Exhibition, which will link distinguished peers working in the field of Medical Devices and Digital Healthcare. Read more

After the election

April 2, 2021 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC’s) latest webinar on “Israel has voted: What now?”, featured Israeli author and columnist, Shmuel Rosner widely published in Israel and internationally, and is an analyst for Israel’s public broadcaster Kan News. Read more

Gandel Philanthropy and Victorian Government fund Holocaust education for educators

February 24, 2021 by  

More Victorian government secondary schools will get the support they need to strengthen their teaching about the Holocaust and help stamp out anti-Semitism, thanks to an expanded partnership between the Victorian Government and Gandel Philanthropy. Read more

The ECAJ and the ZFA lodge their submissions to the inquiry into extremist movements and radicalism in Australia.

February 17, 2021 by  

On 23 November 2020, ECAJ co-CEO Peter Wertheim met online with Senator Kristina Keneally at her request to discuss burgeoning right-wing extremist activity in Australia. Read more

#everynamecounts

January 22, 2021 by  

Together with volunteers from all over the world, the Arolsen Archives in Germany is building the largest digital memorial to the victims of Nazism. Read more

Ancient Greek inscription discovered by chance near Nitzana in the Negev

January 7, 2021 by  

Who was Maria, who died on 9 February some 1400 years ago and whose burial stone has now been discovered in Nitzana National Park? Read more

Cognitive impairment and dementia: Understanding the disease – support for patients and carers

November 9, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Wolper Jewish Hospital’s Wellbeing Program is tackling the topic of Dementia. Read more

Australia’s first ever exhibition to commemorate the life and legacy of Yitzhak Rabin

November 4, 2020 by  

For the first time in Australia an exhibition titled UNITY, will commemorate the life and legacy of the late Israeli Prime Minister and Nobel Prize peacemaker Yitzhak Rabin will be launched tonight at the B’nai B’rith centre in Sydney. Read more

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