How can Israel help Diaspora Jewry?

July 13, 2020 by  

At Sunday’s government meeting, Israel’s elected leaders demonstrated their commitment to helping Jewish communities in the Diaspora. Read more

Britain shamefully betrays the Jewish People again

July 13, 2020 by  

Britain – the architect of the San Remo Resolution and Treaty of Sevres in 1920 that led to the League of Nations Mandate for Palestine in 1922 – has yet again shamefully betrayed the Jewish People by warning Israel not to extend its sovereignty into Judea and Samaria. Read more

On the other hand

July 13, 2020 by  

Israel has successfully launched an advanced satellite into earth orbit which will help to keep an eye on what is happening in our neighbourhood. Read more

Mideast experts, officials debate Israel’s sovereignty move and the need to ‘finally define borders’

As questions over Israel’s application of sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria linger, several leading Mideast experts and former senior officials debated the merits of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” plan, and whether or not it should be implemented at all. Read more

Jews aren’t indigenous to Israel? According to whom?

There are a lot of things wrong with woke culture. While the impulse to demonstrate solidarity with the oppressed and opposition to bad things like racism is, in principle, praiseworthy, the virtue signalling is insufferable. Read more

What a mess we made!

July 10, 2020 by  

The Fast of the Seventeenth of Tammuz we have just passed, initiates a three-week period of mourning for the loss, twice, of Jerusalem and the Temple. Read more

Understanding the collapse of liberal Zionism

There’s a reason why most Israelis find it difficult to listen patiently to lectures from liberal American Jews. Read more

Both hero and zero: Israel’s strategic incoherence

While Israelis are increasingly alarmed by the government’s loss of control over the coronavirus crisis, different events suggest that the country may have pulled off a spectacular advance in the battle against another intractable foe. Read more

Going Going Gone

July 10, 2020 by  

With COVID 19 resurgence, continuing international hypocrisy, sovereignty hyperventilation, mysterious Iranian explosions and PC thought police in some countries running rampant, there is plenty to comment about. Read more

Meet Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann

Henry Greener talks with the Ark Centre’s Rabbi Gabi Kaltmann who has been appointed the AFL Multicultural Ambassador as well as becoming a White Ribbon Australia Ambassador. Read more

Australia-Israel relationship a ‘mateship’ based on trade, trust and mutual values

At the 43rd session of the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) that recently concluded, Australia was the only country to vote against all five anti-Israel resolutions, including the notoriously biased Agenda Item 7. Read more

Happy 100th anniversary WIZO

July 8, 2020 by  

WIZO celebrates its 100th anniversary this year and J-Wire asked Federal President Paulette Cherny about WIZO’s history in Australia. Read more

No peace until Jewish presence accepted

July 7, 2020 by  

In 2018 I visited Ramallah with two colleagues. In an unanticipated conversation on a street very near Arafat’s tomb, a friendly and engaging Palestinian lawyer explained to us that their leaders were like gangs, they were corrupt and ‘monopolise the money’. Read more

Why should we give a pass to those who tweet anti-Semitism?

Ours is a time when anti-Semitism is surging, and the popularity of intersectional politics has given new credibility to radical groups that are keen to link the war on Israel to the culture wars being waged in the United States. Read more

The third wave of anti-Semitism is upon us

Imagine that a prestigious international research institute concludes that the new wave of anti-Semitism is fuelled and perpetuated chiefly by the physical characteristics of the Jews–their noses, for example–or by their insularity in relation to the general society. Read more

Addio, Maestro: Ennio Morricone

July 7, 2020 by  

Ennio Morricone, who composed music for over 400 movies and 200 classical works, has died at the age of 92 in Italy where he spent his entire life. Read more

Trump and Netanyahu face their rendezvous with destiny

July 6, 2020 by  

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu needn’t take heed of the “friendly advice” British Prime Minister Boris Johnson proffered on Wednesday. Read more

Why was God not mentioned in Israel’s Declaration of Independence?

July 6, 2020 by  

Ask the rabbi… Read more

Is it “Annexation” or “Restoring Jewish sovereignty”?

July 6, 2020 by  

Students at Australia’s largest Jewish Day School – Moriah College – can be excused for being completely confused as to whether Israel’s proposed application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria constitutes “annexation” or “restoring Jewish sovereignty” in the Jewish people’s biblical heartland after 3000 years. Read more

On the other hand

July 5, 2020 by  

1 July 2020, when the sky was expected to fall and doomsday predictions descended like confetti, has been and gone. Read more


July 5, 2020 by  

This week’s cartoon….Implausible Deniability Read more

Statues and Idols

July 4, 2020 by  

All of a sudden it has become fashionable in the USA to take down or demolish statues. There is a case to be made that none of them should have been put up in the first place. Read more

Why is Israel going to pot?

A bill going through Israel’s Knesset, sponsored by two MKs, would decriminalize the personal use of cannabis. Read more


July 3, 2020 by  

This word in Ivrit means “secret.” However, in the context of this opinion piece, it is an abbreviation for Same Old Deceptions.  Read more

Former US Mideast negotiator: World mired in past on solving Israeli-Palestinian conflict

Ahead of the planned move by Israeli to apply sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria, several leading Mideast experts and former senior officials debated the merits of U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Peace to Prosperity” vision and the imminent move by the Jewish state. Read more

The ‘right’ kind of gay pride

July 1, 2020 by  

Israeli Public Security Minister Amir Ohana—a proud member of the LGBTQ community and equally proud member of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s Likud Party—has said that “being attracted to men doesn’t mean you have to believe in creating a Palestinian state.” Read more

Apply sovereignty to the Jordan Valley, now

July 1, 2020 by  

The Jordan Valley is of great security value to Israel. Most military experts agree that it constitutes Israel’s only defensible eastern border. Read more

Ahead of sovereignty start date, affected Israelis and Palestinians speak out

Ahead of Israel’s planned application of sovereignty, which was slated to start as early as July 1 but has been moved forward for the time being, Israelis and Palestinians from neighbouring cities over the Green Line spoke out about the decision and its potential effects. Read more

The Jewish Story Explained #1: Biblical Patriarchs & Matriarchs

The Jewish Story Explained is a “you never got info like this at Hebrew religious classes” trip through the past 3,000 years of the Jewish experience. Read more

Explaining Israel’s security establishment

We who argue for Israeli victory watched with dismay as Qatar’s government threatened Israel with ending its financial donations to Gaza, insinuating that Hamas will resume its incendiary balloons attacks. Read more

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