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

Australia’s oldest operating synagogue approaching its 175th anniversary

June 26, 2020 by  

Hobart Synagogue, the oldest Jewish place of worship still in use in Australia, is about to turn 175 – and a certain medical crisis hasn’t stopped the anniversary from being turned to good use. Read more

The challenge for Jewish voices among progressives

June 24, 2020 by  

Antisemitism takes many forms. It can come from the right or the left. It can be found in theology, but also in anti-religious political ideology…writes Suzanne Rutland Andre Oboler. Read more

Israel’s ambassador to UK reflects on global issues, namely Iran, before leaving office

June 21, 2020 by  

Israel’s ambassador to the United Kingdom Mark Regev discussed Israel’s relations with Britain and its neighbours during a webinar on Thursday, his last live-streamed event before ending his five-year term as ambassador…writes Shiryn Ghermezian. Read more

The mad, mad, mad world of Roger Waters

June 14, 2020 by  

So, what does Roger Waters think of music, his critics and the normal life we all want to get back to?…writes Lana Melman. Read more

A British mandate to recognize Israeli sovereignty

June 11, 2020 by  

The legal right of the Jewish people to reconstitute their historic homeland was recognized at the San Remo Conference of 1920 and by virtue of the Mandate for Palestine that resulted from it…write Richard Kemp, Hugh Kitson and Simon Isaacs. Read more

Annexation vs. sovereignty: Words matter

June 9, 2020 by  

Words matter. They drive narratives. They influence policy. And they shape people’s perceptions…write Arsen Ostrovsky and Richard Kemp. Read more

Senior Palestinian official: ‘Our only option is to sever ties with Israel and the US’

June 4, 2020 by  

The Palestinians’ only option now is to “entirely reject” the U.S. peace plan and sever relations with the United States and Israel, according to PLO Secretary General Saeb Erekat. Read more

Jewish pharmacist gets shop opened after looting by Floyd protesters

June 3, 2020 by  

On Saturday, Jonathan Friedman stood with police officers and watched as protesters looted his store, Syd’s Pharmacy, at 7111 Beverly Blvd. in Los Angeles. Read more

Netanyahu: ‘The Palestinians have to concede, not Israel’

June 2, 2020 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu believes that applying Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, and in the Jordan Valley in particular, is a historical step. This is nothing new. Read more

Back to the future: making penpals

May 27, 2020 by  

While many Holocaust survivors are feeling isolated right now, the Sydney Jewish Museum has launched a Pen Pal Project to connect students and Holocaust survivors with one another through letter-writing during these uncertain times. Read more

At War With COVID-19

May 26, 2020 by  

Despite heightened tensions between countries over the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we face a common enemy incapable of negotiation. Read more

Police arrest woman for desecration of grave of IDF soldier

May 19, 2020 by  

The police on Monday evening arrested a woman who is suspected of desecrating the grave of IDF soldier Amit Ben Yigal, who was killed in action last Tuesday. Read more

Chinese ambassador to Israel found dead in Herzliya home

May 18, 2020 by  

(Israel Hayom via JNS) Chinese Ambassador to Israel Du Wei was found dead in his Herzliya home on Sunday morning, Israel’s Foreign Ministry has confirmed. Read more

The Jordan Valley dilemma: A realistic approach

May 15, 2020 by  

Article 29 of the national unity government agreement between Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party and Benny Gantz’s Blue and White Party, agreed to on April 20, opens the door to territorial annexations in the West Bank. Read more

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