Putting public interest first

March 22, 2021 by  

These elections are about a vote for the right or for a fifth election rife with division, hatred, boycotts and terrible chaos that will tear our people apart. That’s the whole story. Read more

We can mend the rift in Israeli society

March 22, 2021 by  

The State of Israel and its people are the loves of my life, and I have been serving them from a very young age, for more than two decades…writes Gideon Sa’ar. Read more

‘I’m going to turn Israel into a world superpower’

March 22, 2021 by  

It used to be the norm for a right-wing prime minister on the campaign trail to visit settlements. Times have changed; A trip to Bedouin town of Tuba-Zangaria in northern Israel is now more appealing than a stop in Alon Shvut—as is the drive…writes Moira Kor. Read more

Clearing out notes in Kotel ahead of Passover under COVID-19 conditions

March 18, 2021 by  

Workers at the Western Wall (Kotel) in Jerusalem on Tuesday conducted the site’s customary biannual clear-out of all the notes stuck between the stones over the course of the previous six months. Read more

LONE VOICE, The Wars of Isi Leibler: Written by Suzanne Rutland and reviewed by Jonathan Arkush

March 17, 2021 by  

Communal leaders who take on establishment bodies and challenge accepted wisdoms are not the norm. Read more

Former Sydney University head apologizes for insinuating Holocaust denier could speak at school

March 17, 2021 by  

The president of University College London (UCL) has apologized for suggesting that he would allow a Holocaust denier to speak at the school because of his steadfast commitment to free speech. Read more

From Australia’s Jewish Past: 1851 where we learn about Convict No 232

March 17, 2021 by  

Unrest was growing throughout Eastern Europe and Jews were heading to America and England. Read more

Employment Sydney: ACCOUNTANT, Part-time

March 16, 2021 by  

North Shore Temple Emanuel, NSTE – Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia Read more

From Australia’s Past: 1852 Ballarat and the arrival of Abraham Abrahamsohn

March 9, 2021 by  

This is the story of a very talented German who ventured to Australia via the US, having practised as a travelling mohel for the San Francisco Jewish community and occasional baked matzoh. Read more

Turning my back on my ugly, anti-Semitic teenage tweets

March 9, 2021 by  

When I was a teenager six to nine years ago, I tweeted horrible anti-Semitic statements. I made generalizations about Jewish people; I promoted stereotypes about Jews, and I blamed Jewish people for bad things in my life…writes Adam Elayan. Read more

JIFF Sydney opening

March 7, 2021 by  

Did you attend the Jewish International Film Festival’s opening event in Sydney?   A J-Wire photo gallery. Read more

From Australia’s Past: Striking Gold in Australia – when and where did it begin

March 2, 2021 by  

A little-known fact is that the very first gold found in 1851 in New South Wales by Edward Hargreaves, was actually given a Hebrew name – ‘’Ophir’’ – the name and place in the bible famous for its gold and wealth. Read more

Israeli Health Ministry launches vaccination drive for Masa participants

February 26, 2021 by  

Recent efforts by the Masa Israel Journey organization and the Jewish Agency to petition Israel’s Health Ministry came to fruition on Wednesday with the launch of a vaccination program for Masa participants currently residing in the country. Read more

Get vaccinated now; the Torah commands it

February 26, 2021 by  

During my visits to coronavirus wards at hospitals across Israel, I encountered a most worrying statistic…writes Rabbi David Lau. Read more

Jerusalem District court schedules next Netanyahu hearing for April 5

February 25, 2021 by  

The Jerusalem District Court said on Monday that it would start hearing witnesses in the corruption trial of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on April 5, after the March 23 general election. Read more

Israel scrambles to save animals hurt in massive tar spill

February 25, 2021 by  

A catastrophic tar spill washing up along Israel’s entire Mediterranean coast may be the worst environmental disaster in Israeli history. Read more

Report: Ramallah continues to allocate chunk of cash-strapped budget to terrorists

February 23, 2021 by  

A new report by Palestinian Media Watch, a watchdog group that documents incitement in the Palestinian Authority, revealed that in 2020, the P.A. allocated 512 million shekels ($156 million), or 3.25 percent of its budget, to its “pay for slay” program. Read more

NGO Monitor: EU funding campaign to trigger UN sanctions against IDF

February 19, 2021 by  

Palestinian and international NGOs, funded by European governments and working in tandem with the United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF), have launched a campaign seeking to trigger U.N. sanctions against the Jewish state, according to a report published on Thursday by NGO Monitor. Read more

Hillel Neuer ‘not surprised’ by Biden’s return to UNHRC, but sees chance to hold abusers to account

February 18, 2021 by  

Hillel Neuer, executive director of UN Watch—a Swiss-based NGO that monitors the actions of the United Nations—has drawn praise for his fearless rebukes of dictatorial regimes who single out Israel criticisms, while ignoring human-rights violations elsewhere. Read more

In viral tweet, former Israeli UN envoy urges Biden to phone Netanyahu

February 12, 2021 by  

Former Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon on Wednesday tweeted an appeal to U.S. President Joe Biden that he contact Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, listing other world leaders to whom the newly elected American leader has already reached out. Read more

Polish ruling on Holocaust libel case causes profound concern among Jewish groups

February 11, 2021 by  

A ruling issued by a court in Poland on Tuesday is meeting fierce criticism from Jewish groups and others who claim that the decision will silence further examination of the role of Polish citizens during the Holocaust…writes Faygie Holt. Read more

IDF appoints commander to coordinate battle against ICC

February 9, 2021 by  

As a result of the decision on Friday by the International Criminal Court at The Hague that a Palestinian state exists in Judea, Samaria, Gaza and eastern Jerusalem, where it has jurisdiction to investigate Israel for “war crimes,” the Israel Defense Forces has appointed an officer to coordinate all aspects of the legal battle. Read more

Six actions Biden should take to hold the ICC and Palestinian leaders accountable

February 8, 2021 by  

The International Criminal Court (ICC) in the Hague issued an illegitimate and politicized decision on Friday, falsely claiming that it has jurisdiction to open an investigation focused on false allegations of Israeli “war crimes.”…writes David Milstein. Read more

Israel transfers COVID-19 vaccines to PA, PA denies It

February 2, 2021 by  

Israel transferred 2,000 vaccine doses to the Palestinian Authority (PA) on Monday, the first batch of a total of 5,000 doses. Read more

Large haredi funeral processions in Jerusalem hit raw nerve after recent violent clashes

February 2, 2021 by  

Thousands of people packed the streets Sunday in Jerusalem to participate in the funeral processions of two prominent haredi rabbis, both of whom passed away due to complications from COVID-19…writes Meira Svirsky. Read more

New Zealanders gather to remember the Holocaust

January 29, 2021 by  

New Zealand, one of few countries in a Covid-ravaged world still able to have large gatherings for the observance of United Nations International Holocaust Remembrance Day on January 27, saw commemorations take place around the country in major centres including Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch, as well as in Hamilton and Napier. Read more

As the world remembers the Holocaust, the Palestinians blame it on the Jews

January 28, 2021 by  

For most people, Holocaust memorial events such as those taking place now to mark International Holocaust Remembrance Day are crucial both to remember the victims and to ensure that the horror of Nazism can never again raise its head. In the Palestinian Authority, Holocaust remembrance is a very different story. Read more

Hidden bunker discovered in Warsaw Ghetto

January 26, 2021 by  

A bunker containing 100-year-old tefillin (phylacteries) hidden from the Nazis in World War II has been discovered in the ruins of the Warsaw Ghetto. Read more

Six Holocaust survivors to tell their stories for generations to come

January 26, 2021 by  

The Sydney Jewish Museum is currently undertaking a Dimensions in Testimony filming project, capturing six Holocaust survivors in three-dimensions. Read more

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

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