Trees for Cairns planted for Tu B’Shevat

January 19, 2022 by  

Cairns Jewish Community celebrated Tu B’Shevat by planting trees for the council. Read more

SUMMIT UIA: 2022 campaign promises events with a difference

January 19, 2022 by  

UIA is to produce a five-night symposium with Israel’s finest speakers, icons and personalities, streaming live for UIA’s annual event, albeit with a little twist in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Read more

NSW Parliament’s Hansard adopts growing consensus on the spelling of “antisemitism”

January 17, 2022 by  

The NSW Parliament’s Hansard department – which officially records parliamentary proceedings – has adopted the official spelling of “antisemitism” over the increasingly archaic common misspelling “antisemitism”. Read more

BDS: Apologies and declining funds

January 14, 2022 by  

The Sydney Festival BDS affair trundles along well after the last performance sponsored by the Israeli embassy closed its run on Sunday. Read more

Former First Lady Aura Herzog is laid to rest at the Great Leaders of the Nation Plot on Mount Herzl

January 13, 2022 by  

The late Mrs Aura Herzog, mother of President Isaac Herzog and widow of the sixth President of Israel Chaim Herzog, was laid to rest today at a funeral service at the Great Leaders of the Nation Plot on Mount Herzl. Read more

Armed procession in UNRWA camp

January 11, 2022 by  

The Jerusalem-based Bedein Centre has written to the Head of the Australian Representative Office to the Palestinian Authority on a Fatah commemoration held in the UNRWA-funded Deheishe refugee camp. Read more

Pre-war Vilna online

January 11, 2022 by  

The YIVO Institute for Jewish Research has completed the Edward Blank YIVO Vilna Online Collections Project (EBVOCP), a historic 7-year, $7 million initiative to process, conserve and digitize YIVO’s divided pre-war library and archival collections. Read more

Gaza 21: UNHRC Commission of Inquiry – People are urged to make submissions even though the ‘dice seem loaded’

January 9, 2022 by  

Anne Bayefsky of Human Rights Voices has urged people to make submissions to the UN Human Rights Council’s Commission of Inquiry. Read more

2021 stats of murders of women in Israel

January 9, 2022 by  

The Israel Observatory on Femicide (IOF) has released their year-end report on femicide, the murder of women. Read more

Hamas bedfellow of Australian BDS supporters

January 9, 2022 by  

All those who joined the boycott of the Sydney Festival created by its acceptance of a A$20,000 sponsorship by the Israeli embassy in Canberra have had a powerful Israeli enemy join their ranks. Read more

Secord calls on arts minister to introduce anti-BDS laws

January 9, 2022 by  

NSW Shadow Arts Minister Walt Secord has called on the new NSW Arts Minister Ben Franklin to introduce American-style anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) legislation for NSW arts organisations. Read more

Decadence a hit

January 7, 2022 by  

The Sydney Dance Company performed Israeli’s Ohad Naharin’s Decadence last night at the opening of the Sydney Festival receiving rave reviews and a fizzler of a protest. Read more

The Sydney Festival’s “important stance”

January 6, 2022 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has commented on the “very important stance of the Sydney Festival in its continued support of the dance performance Decadance and its public repudiation of demands by members of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) to divest funding received for it from the Israeli Embassy”. Read more

First temple Jerusalem elite suffered poor sanitary conditions and infectious disease

January 4, 2022 by  

A new study by Tel Aviv University and the Israel Antiquities Authority has exposed the remains of 2,700-year-old intestinal worm eggs below the stone toilet of a magnificent private estate. Read more

“Seniors do not need to go to crowded places” – Israel offering 4th jab to over 60s and medical workers

January 3, 2022 by  

Israel’s Health Ministry’s  Director General Prof. Nachman Ash has decided to allow a fourth dose of the vaccine to be given to all adults over 60 and medical crews who received the previous dose at least four months ago. Read more

Dear Prime Minister

January 2, 2022 by  

The president of the Zionist Federation of Australia Jeremy Leibler has written to Israel’s prime minister, Naftali Bennett expressing his concerns about Israel’s borders being closed to Diaspora Jewry. Read more

From the NSW police chopper: finding Eli and Hannah

December 28, 2021 by  

VIDEO: The NSW police helicopter crew finding Eli and Hannah Jones, two Moriah College students who went missing yesterday on a property near Mudgee and who spent the night in a hut they built from moss and twigs. Read more

Surf Living to make its mark at Maccabiah

December 23, 2021 by  

“The Israel Life Saving Federation (ILSF) will host the first-ever Surf Life Saving exhibition sports competition to be held at the 21st Maccabiah in Israel in July next year. Read more

An Aussie vice-president for B’Nai B’rith International

December 22, 2021 by  

Sydney’s James Altman has been elected senior vice president of B’nai B’rith International by the organization’s International Board of Governors during its triennial meeting in Washington. Read more

Rabbinical Council of NSW head fronts assisted dying inquiry

December 21, 2021 by  

The President of the NSW Rabbinical Council Rabbi Nochum Schapiro has fronted a public hearing in the NSW parliament on the proposed bill to legalise assisted dying. Read more

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Australia asks Sydney Festival to refuse Israeli sponsorship

December 21, 2021 by  

Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Australia has called on the organisers of the Sydney Festival to boycott any support from the State of Israel. Read more

Medicinal cannabis oil found effective for treating autism

December 20, 2021 by  

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have successfully treated autism in animal models with medical cannabis oil. Read more

A wife’s grief

December 19, 2021 by  

Four suspects have been detained on their involvement in the recent murder of 25-yr-old yeshiva student Yehuda Dimentman near Homesh in Samaria on Thursday night. Read more

447 antisemitic incidents reported by ECAJ

December 17, 2021 by  

The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has published its antisemitism report containing more up to date information as reported a few weeks ago. Read more

ABC and its complaints handling

December 17, 2021 by  

The Australia/Israel and Jewish Affairs Council and the Zionist Federation of Australia have sent their submissions for the Independent Review of the ABC’s editorial self-regulatory system and complaints handling. Read more

Jewish Care Victoria celebrates the leaders of tomorrow

December 17, 2021 by  

Two bespoke and highly sought-after programs best exemplify Jewish Care’s passion for and investment in our community of tomorrow. Read more

Moriah Foundation flying high

December 17, 2021 by  

More than 110 members and guests attended the annual Moriah Foundation Members Cocktail Party at the home of Steven and Judy Lowy this week with special guest speaker, Qantas Managing Director and Group CEO Alan Joyce.

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Melbourne students shine in VCE

December 17, 2021 by  

The results are in and in spite of the added obstacle of COVID, Melbourne’s Jewish schools have produced remarkable achievements. Read more

A prayer for Israel to be sent to space

December 17, 2021 by  

President Isaac Herzog has met with Eytan Stibbe, the Israeli who will fly to the International Space Station in two months’ time with the Rakia Mission. Read more

Extensive use of smartphones by parents might damage toddler’s development

December 16, 2021 by  

A new study from Tel Aviv University found that interaction between mothers and their toddlers is reduced by a factor of four when the mothers use their smartphones which might damage the toddler’s development and have even greater and far-reaching consequences. Read more

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