A giant in his generation: a tribute to Isi Leibler from his biographer Suzanne Rutland

April 14, 2021 by  

The passing of Isi Leibler, a giant in his generation, leaves a significant gap in the Jewish world. Read more

Bob Hawke and Let My People Go: the freedom of the refuseniks

May 17, 2019 by  

In 1970 Bob Hawke visited Israel for the first time as the inaugural Senator Sam Cohen Lecturer and he visited Israel as part of the award. Read more

Sydney rabbi tells Boys Town Jerusalem students: let’s help each other

October 23, 2018 by  

During his recent stay in Israel, the rabbi of Sydney’s Australia’s Mizrachi congregation made his first visit to a high school in Israel, Boys Town Jerusalem, where he won the hearts of its youngest students. Read more

“Seeking Treasure Island”: the purchase of arms and aeroplanes in Australia, 1948 – 1949

April 16, 2018 by  

With the celebration of Israel’s seventy anniversary, it is important to remember the role played by the Diaspora in the creation of the Jewish state, and especially their key contributions to the War of Independence…writes Suzanne D. Rutland. Read more

IHRA Geneva plenary: hate speech a global threat

July 10, 2017 by  

The International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) has successfully concluded its first bi-annual Plenary Meeting under the Swiss Chairmanship in Geneva. Read more

Speaking for Bill

March 16, 2017 by  

Last week I read with shock about cartoonist Bill Leak’s sudden death from a heart attack at the age of 61. When I read he is being attacked as a racist and a bigot, even after his passing, I felt I wanted to speak out…writes Suzanne Rutland. Read more

Partition: parallels between the Indian sub-continent and Palestine.

June 2, 2016 by  

This year marks the seventieth anniversary of the partition of India. Yet this tragedy, which resulted in over a million deaths and the displacement of 15 million people, has not been commemorated. Indeed there is no permanent museum marking this watershed event in India…writes Suzanne Rutland. Read more

Meet Atina Grossmann

June 3, 2015 by  

Professor of History in the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union in New York City Atina Grossmann is the Current Mandelbaum Visiting Scholar. Read more

Malcolm Fraser: A Beacon of Light for the Jewish Community as Prime Minister

March 22, 2015 by  

In recent years, the late Honourable Malcolm Fraser’s harsh criticisms of Israeli government policies have created great controversy within the Jewish community. Read more

100 years at Broken Hill Shul – First Shabbat in 50 years

November 29, 2010 by  

Over two hundred members of the Jewish community gathered in Broken Hill over the weekend to celebrate the centenary of the laying of the foundation stone of the mining town’s synagogue. Read more