Guess who’s coming to dinner

June 11, 2021 by  

Sydney’s JNF Jerusalem Shaliach Yossi Eshed together with his wife Idit has hosted a special dinner with the UAE Ambassador to Australia Abdulla Al Subousi. Read more

ZFA complains to ABC

June 11, 2021 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia has lodged two official complaints with the ABC this week regarding two stories on its Behind the News (BTN) platform. Read more

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO meets Greek Consul General

June 11, 2021 by  

The new Chief Executive Officer of the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies recently met with the Consul-General of Greece in Sydney, Mr Christos Karras, at the Consulate-General of Greece in Sydney. Read more

IINZ calls for immediate halt to NZ funding of hate and incitement

June 11, 2021 by  

The Israel Institute of New Zealand is calling on the New Zealand government to stop funding hate and incitement. Read more

QLD Labor accuses Israel of ethnic cleansing

June 9, 2021 by  

The Queensland Labor Party has passed a resolution at its state conference accusing Israel of “ethnic cleansing”. Read more

Secord blasts NSW Education Minister over failure to act on “vile anti-semitic pro-hitler” Facebook post

June 9, 2021 by  

NSW Labor this week grilled the NSW Education Minister Sarah Mitchell in State Parliament’s Question Time over her failure to condemn a departmental employee who made “vile anti-Semitic pro-Hitler” Facebook posts. Read more

“A Palestinian case against Hamas” – Bassem Eid in AIJAC webinar

June 9, 2021 by  

With the conduct of Hamas and Jewish-Arab relations in Israel very much front of mind, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) turned to Bassem Eid for its latest webinar. Eid, a Jerusalem-based political analyst, and a pioneer of Palestinian human rights outlined a  “Palestinian Case Against Hamas.” Read more

President Rivlin appeals to Prince Charles to allow Alta Fixler hospitalised in England to be brought to Israel for medical treatment.

June 9, 2021 by  

President Reuven Rivlin has appealed to The Prince of Wales to allow Alta Fixler, who is in hospital in England, to be brought to Israel for medical treatment. Read more

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

June 8, 2021 by  

George Judah Cohen was known as an Australian nonagenarian. Read more

Beit Sefer Yalbalinga, a First Nations-Jewish learning course

June 4, 2021 by  

The first session of Beit Sefer Yalbalinga – an online course in partnership between the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies and the Sydney Jewish Museum – kicked off this week to great success. Read more

Moriah: Jankelowitz will not “run from challenge”

June 3, 2021 by  

Following a contested election at its AGM, the Board of Moriah College has welcomed three new directors. Read more

Handing over the baton

June 3, 2021 by  

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin has congratulated president-elect Isaac ‘Bougie’ Herzog. Read more

Community leaders welcome president-elect Isaac Herzog

June 3, 2021 by  

Congratulatory messages have been sent by community leadership on the election of Isaac Herzog as Israel’s new president. Read more

Official announcement: Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President Rivlin that he has been able to form

June 3, 2021 by  

In accordance with paragraph 13(b) of Basic Law: The Government (2001), Chairperson of Yesh Atid MK Yair Lapid informed President of Israel Reuven Rivlin that he has been able to form a government with Naftali Bennett as alternate Prime Minister Read more

New principal for Carmel School

June 2, 2021 by  

Perth’s Carmel School has announced the appointment of Dr Julie Harris as the new Principal, commencing in January 2022. Read more

Lockdown lifted at Gary Smorgon House

June 2, 2021 by  

Jewish Care has announced that the precautionary lockdown at Gary Smorgon House has been lifted today. Read more

Israel Aerospace Industries opening office in Australia

June 1, 2021 by  

Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) has announced it is expanding its global presence and opening a local office in Australia. Read more

Angel really is an angel

June 1, 2021 by  

Angel Alon has provided foster care for 217 babies and children. Read more

Gary Smorgon House in lockdown

June 1, 2021 by  

Jewish Care has instigated a precautionary lockdown at Gary Smorgon House in Melbourne. Read more

Sydney Jewish Museum now online

June 1, 2021 by  

Many of the personal artefacts of Holocaust survivors who migrated to Sydney, Australia, can now be viewed online on Google Arts & Culture. Read more

Israeli woman makes history as she summits Mount Everest

June 1, 2021 by  

A 43-year-old woman has raised the Israeli flag at the summit of Mount Everest. Read more

Jewish Care’s Windsor home receives vaccine

May 31, 2021 by  

Federal Labor member for Macnamara Josh Burns asked Prime Minister Scott Morrison why no vaccine had been supplied to Jewish Care’s age centre in Windsor. Read more

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder calls resolutions targeting Israel shameless

May 30, 2021 by  

World Jewish Congress President Ronald S. Lauder reacted on Thursday to the passage of two recent anti-Israel resolutions by the World Health Organization’s Assembly and United Nations Human Rights Council, labelling them as “shameless” and declaring that they sully the reputation of the United Nations and the bodies that operate under its auspices. Read more

Litzman to face court

May 28, 2021 by  

Israeli media has confirmed that Israel’s Attorney General, Mr Avichai Mandelblit, officially notified former Israeli Health Minister, Rabbi Yaakov Litzman, that he will be indicted for interfering in the Malka Leifer case by trying to prevent Leifer from being extradited to Australia to face justice. Read more

Milk of human kindness

May 28, 2021 by  

Ezra’s life-president Barbara Cohen, treasurer Mimi Wise and committee members have presented a cheque for $24,500 to Magen David Adom for Mothers Milk Bank in Israel. Read more

Jewish presence at Sydney vaccination centre

May 27, 2021 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies CEO Darren Bark, stood alongside the Premier of NSW Gladys Berejiklian MP and Minister for Multiculturalism Dr Geoff Lee MP at the Olympic Park Vaccination Hub to outline the importance of getting vaccinated. Read more

The Israel-Gaza conflict: Julian Leeser address parliament

May 26, 2021 by  

The Federal Liberal MP for Berowra Julian Leeser has addressed the Australian parliament on the recent Gaza-Israel conflict. Read more

President Rivlin paid a condolence call in Lod

May 26, 2021 by  

President Rivlin paid a condolence call at the home of the family of Yigal Yehoshua who was lynched by an Arab mob last week. Read more

New college rabbi for Moriah

May 26, 2021 by  

Sydney’s Moriah College has announced the appointment of Rabbi Gad Krebs as the college rabbi. Read more

Solidarity rallies in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane

May 23, 2021 by  

Some of the Australian Jewish community united today to show solidarity with Israel with rallies in Australia’s three biggest cities. Read more

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