NSW Shadow Minister removes anti-Semitic graffiti

July 16, 2020 by  

NSW Shadow Treasurer and NSW Parliamentary Friends of Israel deputy chair, Walt Secord saw antisemitic COVID conspiracy theory graffiti in Port Macquarie on the mid-North Coast and felt compelled to remove it – which he did. Read more

Top US Pundit Danielle Pletka looks at US election implications for Israel and Australia

July 16, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) conducted a webinar on July 14 with Danielle Pletka, senior fellow in foreign and defence policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute think tank. Read more

Leave it to the Israelis

July 15, 2020 by  

The Zionist Council of New South Wales believes that should the State of Israel decide to extend sovereignty or apply Israeli law to parts of Judea & Samaria (‘West Bank’), that is a decision for the Israeli people to make, whose lives and security are directly impacted by such decisions. Read more

Chabad Youth safeguards children

July 15, 2020 by  

Melbourne’s Chabad Youth has won top marks in the Australian Childhood Foundation’s Safeguarding Children Program for the third time since 2014. Read more

A mezzuza for Michael

July 10, 2020 by  

In January, the tiny township of Beulah in western Victoria, 300 kms from Melbourne made headline news when newly-arrived residents flew a Nazi flag in their garden opposite a home where a Holocaust survivor was living. Read more

Antisemitic bullying: MPs say enough is enough

July 9, 2020 by  

Two Victorian opposition members of parliament have criticised the Victorian Department of Education following reports of anti-Semitic bullying in a State secondary school in Melbourne. Read more

Malka Leifer’s legal team launches appeal

July 8, 2020 by  

Israel media has reported that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer twelve days ahead of the beginning of the extradition hearing which, if successful, will see her returned from Israel to Melbourne. Read more

$5 million for safer Jewish communities

July 7, 2020 by  

The Jewish community in the Sydney electorate of Wentworth will be safer and more secure as a result of grants made under round five of the Government’s Safer Communities Fund. Read more

KH-UIA global family uniting in crisis  

July 6, 2020 by  

UIA Australia hosted over 500 supporters at its Keren Hayesod-UIA Global Family online event last week. Read more

Israel launches new satellite

July 6, 2020 by  

The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defence Research and Development of the Israel Ministry of Defence and Israel Aerospace Industries have successfully launched the “Ofek 16” reconnaissance satellite into space. Read more

Antisemitism in the U.K.

July 5, 2020 by  

Antisemitism in the British left was the subject of the latest webinar from the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). Read more

Homeland star opposes sovereignty

July 3, 2020 by  

Mandy Patinkin, star of TV series Homeland is the narrator of The New Israel Fund’s video opposing restoring Israel’s sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Read more

ABC apologises over talkback caller’s antisemitic slur following AIJAC complaint

July 3, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed an on-air apology by ABC Radio host Ian McNamara over an antisemitic slur made by a talkback caller on the May 03, 2020 episode of the ABC Radio program “Australia All Over with Ian McNamara.” Read more

Reprieve yet again for The Shtick

July 3, 2020 by  

Jewish interview TV program The Shtick was preparing a life without a broadcaster with its host Melbourne’s Channel 31 facing the axe on June 30…but Henry Greener’s 10-minute segments continue to provide Jewish entertainment as C31 is reprieved for the sixth time. Read more

Challahs for the cops

July 3, 2020 by  

The Australian Jewish Association has delivered a special Shabbat message as an expression of thanks to some of the police who protect our community. Read more

Antisemitism in Australia

July 2, 2020 by  

Research Director for The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Julie Nathan has givev a presentation on antisemitism in Australia at the launch of the report on “Freedom of Religion in Australia: a focus on serious harms”. Read more

Australia states its case

July 1, 2020 by  

The Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has called for a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians with a two-pronged request for each party on the day the world awaits Israel’s move on the restoration of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Read more

The Orah Fund beats COVID raising over $100,000

June 30, 2020 by  

Every six months, The Orah Fund allocates much-needed money to Australian Jewish charities. Read more

Advice for NSW rabbis

June 30, 2020 by  

Members of the Rabbinical Council of NSW participated in a zoom meeting with Rav Osher Weiss, one of the world’s leading rabbis.

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$76,000 granted to three NSW Jewish organisations

June 30, 2020 by  

Dr Marjorie O’Neill, State Labor Member for Coogee has awarded significant funding to three Jewish organisations in her electorate of Coogee through the State Government Community Building Partnership Program. Read more

Back to the past

June 29, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish Museum will reopen its doors on Wednesday following its COVID shutdown. Read more

Goodonya, Matty!

June 29, 2020 by  

Former national rugby league player and current television sports personality Matthew (Matty) Johns and Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff met for a cup of coffee today in the aftermath of the photo-shopping of an image of Hitler on television during a recent rugby league match. Read more

Yarzheit for Yoni

June 29, 2020 by  

The Netanyahu family has marked 44 years since Lt.-Col. Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu fell [on the 6th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, i.e. Sunday] while leading the soldiers of the IDF General Staff Reconnaissance Unit during Operation Yonatan to free the hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. Read more

Police seek man to assist them following antisemitic daubing in Melbourne

June 28, 2020 by  

South Melbourne police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed in Albert Park and Middle Park earlier this month. Read more

Starting tomorrow: Sharing the Jewish story with the YouTube generation

June 28, 2020 by  

YouTube is a jungle of informative, factual content joined by conspiracy theories and hateful screeds, too often railing against Jews and Israel. Read more

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s global campaign

June 28, 2020 by  

With the Coronavirus crisis fueling an increase in anti-Semitism often directed at Israel, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) has launched a global campaign enabling individuals and organizations across the world to highlight Israel’s outstanding contribution towards the international battle against COVID-19. Read more

Dutch railway company grants €5 million to Holocaust memorial centres without consultation

June 28, 2020 by  

The CEO of the state-owned Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen has met with representatives of the Dutch Jewish community for the first time – exactly one year after NS’s own commission issued its advisory report calling on NS to “consider, in consultation with the groups concerned, a collective expression of recognition” for the 102,000 Jewish Holocaust victims who perished during or after transport by NS – including 20,000 children. Read more

Racism, Bowraville Murders and truth-telling

June 24, 2020 by  

Sydney filmmakers Dan Goldberg and Adam Kay who produced “Code of Silence” and “Strictly Jewish have turned their attention to the unsolved murders of three Aboriginal children in Bowraville. Read more

Young blood keen to become involved in NSW community

June 24, 2020 by  

Ninety-six members of the NSW Jewish community are vying for 70 positions as Elected Deputies of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies for the next two years with almost a quarter of the nominees are under the age of 30. Read more

Appreciation for five rejections at UNHRC

June 24, 2020 by  

Australian Jewish organisations have voiced their reactions to the country’s voting against five anti-Israel resolutions in the United Nations Human Right Council. Read more

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