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

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.

Read more

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

« Previous PageNext Page »