With great sorrow: Sheldon Adelson, 1933-2021

January 13, 2021 by  

It is with unbearable pain that I announce the death of my husband, Sheldon, of complications from a long illness…writes Miriam Adelson. Read more

Palestinian succession battle heats up as Biden prepares to take office

January 8, 2021 by  

In the run-up to the inauguration of President-elect Joe Biden, Mohammed Dahlan, the former leader of the PLO’s Fatah faction in Gaza, has launched a major media campaign against Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas. Read more

IDF deploys new female combat intelligence unit to the northern front

January 5, 2021 by  

For the first time in Israeli history, female combat intelligence soldiers have been deployed to the country’s northern front—currently, its most volatile…reports Hanan Greenwood. Read more

Yamina’s chief to challenge Netanyahu in upcoming election

December 25, 2020 by  

Yamina Party leader Naftali Bennett on Wednesday officially announced his candidacy for the premiership in Israel’s upcoming election, saying Israel is “in need of a new leadership.” Read more

Hasmonean-era oil lamp found in Jerusalem

December 14, 2020 by  

Israeli archaeologists have unearthed a candle-holder from the Hasmonean period in the City of David in Jerusalem. Read more

Morocco to become first Arab nation to teach Jewish history, culture in schools

December 14, 2020 by  

Trailblazing change, Morocco on Sunday announced that its schools will soon begin teaching Jewish history and culture as part of the official curriculum—a first in the region and in the North African country, where Islam is the state religion. Read more

Maus forty years later

December 9, 2020 by  

A beginning. Seems as good a title as any for musing on an everyday story of life these days. It was the Torah portion our older son had for his bar mitzvah twenty-seven years ago…writes Sue Fox. Read more

Antony Blinken’s track record

November 27, 2020 by  

According to Dr. Albert Ellis, one of the world’s top psychologists, “The best predictor of future behaviour is past behaviour”…writes Yoram Ettinger. Read more

Reflections of a Retiring President

November 26, 2020 by  

New technology caters for a JCA President retiring in the middle of a pandemic…writes Stephen Chipkin. Read more

16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence

November 26, 2020 by  

The International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women marks the beginning of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence, an annual campaign that calls for an end to violence against women. Read more

Arab normalization and Palestinian radicalization: The Middle East tug of war

November 16, 2020 by  

The Sept. 15 signing at the White House of the Abraham Accords between the United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Israel, followed by Sudan’s declaration of normalization with the Jewish state, reflects tectonic shifts in Middle East geopolitics…write Dan Diker and Khaled Abu Toameh. Read more

‘Flowers for Shabbat’: Healing our divisions

November 5, 2020 by  

The world is more divided than it has been at any time in recent history. Across the globe, deep social fissures have been exposed with communities fractured along political, social and religious lines…writes Rabbi Warren Goldstein.

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Sukkah: a new meeting-place for Melburnians

November 2, 2020 by  

Sukkah, a new collaboration between the Jewish Museum of Australia and leading designer Zahava Elenberg, has today been unveiled at Melbourne’s Birrarung Marr. Read more

JHC Betty and Shmuel Rosenkranz Oration on Zoom

November 2, 2020 by  

At the Jewish Holocaust Centre, we know that education is the key to understanding both the past and the present. Despite COVID-19, we have done our absolute best to continue delivering our education programs. Survivors have been ‘zooming’ into classrooms across Australia. Read more

Brawl erupts at ‘Jews for Trump’ event in NYC

October 27, 2020 by  

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was attacked by a mob of anti-Trump activists on Sunday during a pro-Trump rally in Manhattan. Read more

More commitments for Queensland Holocaust Museum and Education Centre

October 23, 2020 by  

The establishment of the Queensland Holocaust Museum and Education Centre took a massive step toward becoming a reality with the announcement by Queensland Minister for Multicultural Affairs Stirling Hinchliffe, that a re-elected Palaszczuk Government will commit $3.5m to the facility. Read more

A virtual protest against funding fossil fuels

October 21, 2020 by  

Students from Sydney’s Emanuel School participated in a virtual protest against the funding of fossil fuels to stimulate the Australian economy in COVID recovery efforts. Read more

Facebook bans posts denying and distorting the Holocaust

October 13, 2020 by  

Facebook announced on Monday that it is banning posts that deny or distort the Holocaust. Read more

New initiative helps tackle anti-Semitic content on entertainment platforms

October 9, 2020 by  

In this time of social distancing and sheltering in place, people all over the world are spending more time on streaming sites than ever before. Read more

Orthodox Jewish leaders decry NY Governor Cuomo’s ‘draconian’ measures to restrict worship amid virus rise

October 8, 2020 by  

Professing his “respect and love” for the Orthodox Jewish community, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced major restrictions and closures in parts of the state designated as “COVID clusters,” areas that have an overwhelmingly large Orthodox community. Read more

Beyoncé dons Israeli designers’ creations for mega visual album

August 11, 2020 by  

Beyoncé has done it again, producing a visual album called Black Is King and sending the world into an absolute frenzy. Read more

Lebanon: What happened?

August 10, 2020 by  

A few minutes after 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 4, a fire broke out in Hangar 9 of Beirut’s port. Videos from the first moments afterwards show black smoke, indicative of a grease or other material fire. Read more

British Government strongly affirms support for Holocaust-era property restitution in Poland

August 3, 2020 by  

The British Government has strongly reaffirmed its support for Holocaust-era property restitution in Poland and other countries, in reply to a question asked in the House of Lords by Baroness Ruth Deech. Read more

Expert on international demonisation of Israel praises Australia’s positive role

July 31, 2020 by  

Professor Gerald Steinberg, the founder and President of NGO Monitor, dotted his presentation at the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC’s) latest webinar, on “The campaign to delegitimise Israel within International Institutions” with positive references to Australia’s performance. Read more

Norman Rosenbaum, fighter for justice for his brother, dies in Melbourne

July 29, 2020 by  

Melbourne rabbinical student Yankel Rosenbaum was killed in the 1991 Crown Heights riots in New York and his barrister brother Norman who fought for justice in Yankel’s case has died in Melbourne at 63. Read more

Jewish entities worldwide institute 48-hour freeze on Twitter over hate speech

July 28, 2020 by  

International Jewish groups are joining in a 48-hour abstention from Twitter in solidarity with Jews in the United Kingdom after British rap star Wiley, who has hundreds of thousands of followers, went on an hours-long social-media rant against Jews. Read more

Israeli scientists develop hand sanitizer from waste

July 25, 2020 by  

Hand sanitizers—once the preserve of nurses, mothers and the uber-clean—have now become a ubiquitous accessory found in purses, cars, businesses and offices worldwide. Read more

Erdoğan’s ‘holy wisdom’

July 18, 2020 by  

Contantinople’s Hagia Sophia Cathedral (the name translates to “holy wisdom”) was built in 537 C.E. by Byzantine Emperor Justinian I. It is an architectural marvel with three domes that are not supported by any visible pillars…writes Efrat Aviv. Read more

Iran and Turkey key to Mideast chaos : Jonathan Spyer to AIJAC Webinar

July 9, 2020 by  

In the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC)’s latest webinar, Middle East analyst and author Dr Jonathan Spyer discussed the “war over the ruins” of a chaotic Middle East and particular regional flashpoints, with several economic and military dynamics exacerbated by the spread of COVID-19. Read more

Assistance for gay Aliyah

July 6, 2020 by  

The World Zionist Organization is setting up a unit to work with the LGBT Jewish community. Read more

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