The new plan to oust Netanyahu and its implications for Israel

April 12, 2021 by  

In a discussion with associates on Tuesday, Yamina chairman Naftali Bennett spoke candidly about his political plans, which, according to media reports, he is closely coordinating with New Hope party leader Gideon Sa’ar. Read more

Why is immigrating to Israel known as Aliyah?

April 12, 2021 by  

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Feintooner

April 12, 2021 by  

This week’s cartoon:   Compliance for me but not for thee. Read more

America has made a serious mistake on UNRWA

April 12, 2021 by  

The Biden administration’s regressive decision to include $150 million for the U.N. Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) as part of its restoration of more than $200 million of financial aid to the Palestinians symbolizes its deeper refusal to recognize the gargantuan obstacle this agency has placed in the way of resolving their ongoing conflict with Israel. Read more

On the other hand

April 12, 2021 by  

Spring is in the air, life is roaring back to some sort of normality after lockdowns and the skies are once again throbbing with the sound of planes coming and going to and from an opened airport. Read more

The longest surviving plague

April 9, 2021 by  

Yom Hashoah is commemorated after Passover and on the Hebrew date of the anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto uprising. Read more

Nazi prank highlights the need for greater care in tackling antisemitism

April 9, 2021 by  

At 10:30pm on April 1, a group of Melbourne based neo-Nazis posted an April Fools’ Day prank to their channel on the Gab social media platform. Read more

The future of Holocaust remembrance

April 9, 2021 by  

Yom Hashoah is a day when Jews in their homeland and around the world remember their 6 million brothers and sisters who were so cruelly persecuted, hunted and murdered during the Holocaust…writes Gideon Taylor and Rabbi Israel Meir Lau. Read more

Israel: The necessary superpower

On Tuesday, Israeli commandos attached limpet mines to an Iranian cargo ship in the Red Sea, the MV Saviz, which was reportedly a covert forward base for the regime’s Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps. Read more

Big and Little Lies

April 9, 2021 by  

The culture we live in nowadays is one of lies. The truth is that it has always been thus even if at certain stages, the lies have been more venal and destructive than others. Read more

The ICC’s attempt to place Israel on par with terror armies

The International Criminal Court’s Feb. 5 decision that it has jurisdiction to investigate alleged war crimes in the Gaza Strip, the West Bank and eastern Jerusalem represents a milestone in the politicization of international law. Read more

Mrs Grunfeld – a Sydney institution. 1927-2021

April 8, 2021 by  

Names say so much – she was Esther to her parents and siblings, she became Anyu to all those closest to her here in Sydney and around the world, most especially in Eretz Yisrael – but to all of us – she was the indefatigable Mrs Grunfeld…an institution in our Sydney Jewish community…a eulogy delivered by Rabbi David Freedman.

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Biden’s push for restoring aid to Palestinians faces legal hurdles and brewing political crisis

In recent days, the Biden administration has moved rapidly to restore funding to the Palestinians that had been largely severed during the Trump administration. Read more

Netanyahu’s latest mandate is trial by fire

After the Likud secured a stunning 13-seat electoral margin over the second-largest party, Yesh Atid, an embattled Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has received the official mandate to form a new government, following the fourth election in less than two years. Read more

Why are Jews and Poles still arguing about the Holocaust?

It’s a controversy in which there are no heroes, as well as one that in a more rational world no one would bother with. Read more

A definition of anti-Semitism that defends anti-Semites

April 8, 2021 by  

In the latest instalment of Jews are our own worst enemies, a group of 211 professors have decided they should redefine anti-Semitism because they are not happy with the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition…writes Mitchell Bard. Read more

From the Holocaust to the IDF: Grandfather and grandson share a story of survival and continuity

As Israel prepared to mark Holocaust Remembrance Day, a grandfather who survived the Nazi atrocities in Poland and his grandson shared a powerful story of survival and continuity. Read more

Six Minutes to Midnight – a movie review by Roz Tarszisz

April 7, 2021 by  

I often wonder if a story is old fashioned merely because it is set in the past.  British film and television consistently produce fine dramas set in bygone eras and this one is no different.

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From Australia’s Jewish Past: Jewish divorce and its problems in Australia’s early Jewish history

April 7, 2021 by  

It is well-known that a number of first convicts transported to Australia were Jewish. What is less known is the problems that this created for Jewish marriage and divorce in the nineteenth century. Read more

Abbas’s snubs work like a charm on Biden

April 7, 2021 by  

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas may be facing serious challenges to his reign in Ramallah, but he’s having no trouble playing the powers-that-be in Washington. Read more

Is it permitted for women to wear tallit and tefillin?

April 6, 2021 by  

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Video: Meet comedian Michael Shafar

Stand-Up Comedian Michael Shafar has had a challenging time, having been diagnosed with testicular cancer but he has made a laughing matter out of his serious health condition. Read more

Israel’s voting system needs urgent reform

April 6, 2021 by  

A million or more Israelis did not vote in each of the four indecisive elections held in the last two years – costing Israel an estimated $4.24 billion – whilst causing political upheaval and electoral instability as a result. Read more

Global freedom on the decline

April 4, 2021 by  

Passover is a celebration of freedom, but its underlying story is a salutary reminder that freedom is a fragile thing and that achieving it often requires extraordinary sacrifices. So it seems fitting at a time when Jews ponder the broader significance of the Exodus from Egypt to examine how the cause of human freedom is faring around the world today. Read more

Yad Vashem online exhibit emphasizes the power of family

April 4, 2021 by  

The world will mark Yom Hashoah—Holocaust Memorial Day—on April 7-8 with particular attention on the 80th anniversary of a campaign against the Jews of Eastern Europe that was nothing short of mass murder. This deadly Nazi plot would put the close and loving Jewish family to the most painful of tests. Read more

On the other hand

April 4, 2021 by  

The intermediate days of Passover have seen Israelis flock to the Kinneret, nature reserves and trails and enjoying the fresh outdoors. Read more

Henry Greener talks to Dan Rosen about Michael Gudinski

April 2, 2021 by  

President of Warner Music Australia, Dan Rosen has been CEO of ARIA and PPCA for the past 10 years, after studying International Law on a Fulbright Scholarship in New York. [Video] Read more

Missing Children

April 2, 2021 by  

One of the darkest episodes in the history of Israel is the ghastly story of the missing children of poor immigrants from Arab lands, airlifted to Israel  (on the Wings of Eagles project) in the early years of the State. Read more

After the election

April 2, 2021 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC’s) latest webinar on “Israel has voted: What now?”, featured Israeli author and columnist, Shmuel Rosner widely published in Israel and internationally, and is an analyst for Israel’s public broadcaster Kan News. Read more

We tracked antisemitic incidents in Australia over four years. This is when they are most likely to occur

April 2, 2021 by  

This is the first in a series of two articles looking at antisemitism in Australia by Matteo Vergani, Deakin University and Dan Goodhardt, Deakin University

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