Rivlin promises to take up the Leifer case

February 26, 2020 by  

Israel’s President Reven Rivlin has visited Canberra meeting Governor-General David Hurley, Prime Minister Scott Morrison, Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, leader of the opposition Anthony Albanese and many MPs. Read more

Is this funny?

February 26, 2020 by  

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has been shocked and horrified by a doctored image published by Honi Soit, the student-run newspaper at the University of Sydney. Read more

President meets the Navy

February 26, 2020 by  

During his visit to Sydney, Israel’s President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin visited the Garden Island Naval Base in Sydney, from where many rescue operations were launched during the recent bushfires. Read more

Non-Zionists’ column does not represent Temple Sinai

February 26, 2020 by  

Wellington’s Temple Sinai has distanced itself from an opinion column, written by two of its congregants, which urged the city council not to consider the adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s definition of antisemitism. Read more

President Rivlin opened the day’s trading at the Australian Securities Exchange in Sydney

February 25, 2020 by  

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin opened the day’s trading at the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX) in Sydney today and spoke with the business delegation headed by Chairman of the Israel Export Institute that is accompanying his visit. Read more

Israel may quarantine travellers from Australia and Italy over coronavirus fears

February 25, 2020 by  

Israeli Health Minister Ya’akov Litzman announced on Monday that Israel may quarantine travellers returning from Italy and Australia due to fear of coronavirus infection. Read more

Palestinian Islamic Jihad announces Gaza ceasefire, IDF warns of escalation

February 25, 2020 by  

Palestinian Islamic Jihad announced a unilateral ceasefire in the Gaza Strip on Monday evening after two days of heavy fighting between Israel and the Iranian-backed Palestinian terror group. Read more

MDA teams to test Israelis who may have Coronavirus symptoms

February 25, 2020 by  

Magen David Adom teams have begun visiting homes to take a mucosal sample of those staying in solitary confinement having reported symptoms such as a cough, high fever and more, and were instructed by the doctor from the Ministry of Health. Read more

After several hours of quiet, terrorists resume rocket fire on South

February 25, 2020 by  

After several hours of quiet that followed a violent night, Islamic Jihad terrorists launched several barrages of rockets at Israel’s south on Monday afternoon. Read more

The President and the Governor

February 25, 2020 by  

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin has met with Governor Linda Dessau of Victoria who hosted a business and economic summit at Government House in Melbourne, her official residence. Read more

President Rivlin met thousands of students from Jewish schools in Melbourne

February 24, 2020 by  

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin continued his official visit to Australia today travelling to Melbourne where he began his day with a powerful and moving meeting with thousands of students from all the Jewish schools in the city. Read more

IAF bombs Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza, Syria in response to massive rockets attacks

February 24, 2020 by  

The Israeli Air Force (IAF) on Sunday night carried out a series of strikes against Islamic Jihad terror targets in the Gaza Strip and in Syria in response to the massive rocket fire launched by Islamic Jihad terrorists at Israel earlier in the evening. Read more

Rocketsrain on Southern Israel following killing of two Islamic Jihad terrorists

February 24, 2020 by  

Over twenty rockets were fired towards Israel from the Gaza Strip on Sunday night, with two Israelis sustaining light injuries as a result of the attacks. Read more

For the people of Israel at UIA NSW 2020 Gala & Centenary Celebration

February 24, 2020 by  

UIA NSW hosted over 2000 Sydney supporters at its 2020 General Division Gala Event and Centenary Celebration on Sunday 23 February with Guest of Honour, President Reuven Rivlin and Israeli musical artist, Idan Raichel. Read more

Executive Director for AJA

February 24, 2020 by  

The Australian Jewish Association has appointed Ted Lapkin as its executive director. Read more

Thanks to Gaza’s Israeli neighbours who donated to Australian bushfire victims

February 24, 2020 by  

The people of Sderot and the Shaar Hanegev region have been under a nearly constant barrage of rockets from Gaza over the past 20 years yet they didn’t hesitate to donate tens of thousands of shekel to strangers and wildlife in need on the other side of the world. Read more

WJC up in arms of Nazi literature available from Amazon

February 23, 2020 by  

The World Jewish Congress is infuriated that Amazon is continuing to allow virulently hateful and inciteful material to be sold on its website. Read more

President Rivlin meets a koala

February 23, 2020 by  

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin has visited the wildlife hospital at Sydney’s Taronga Zoo in Sydney…and patted a koala. Read more

First confirmed coronavirus case in Israel

February 23, 2020 by  

Israel’s Sheba Medical Centre has confirmed the country’s first case of coronavirus, following the arrival of 11 quarantined patients from the Princess Diamond cruise ship. Read more

The entire spectrum of Jewish life and culture in Melbourne

February 23, 2020 by  

Fancy some delicious nosh, lots of foot-stamping klezmer and a healthy dose of Yiddishkeit? Read more

UK school textbook removed from sale, asks if Israel was responsible for 9/11 attacks

February 23, 2020 by  

A secondary-school textbook in the United Kingdom that asked students how Israel might have been responsible for the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks was removed from sale on Thursday by its publishers, who also issued an apology. Read more

First Jewish school for Canberra

February 23, 2020 by  

The first Jewish school for the Australian Capital Territory and region has opened its doors this week. Read more

Peter Weiss gives $4 million for lung research

February 23, 2020 by  

Renowned Sydney businessman and philanthropist Peter Weiss is advancing medical knowledge of lung disease with $4 million of funding for critical research to the University of Sydney. Read more

The President and the Premier

February 21, 2020 by  

President Reuven (Ruvi) Rivlin was driven directly from Sydney airport to a meeting with Premier of New South Wales Gladys Berejiklian. Read more

Rivlin arrives in Australia

February 21, 2020 by  

Touchdown! Wonderful to have Reuven Ruvi Rivlin – ראובן רובי ריבלין in Australia. Looking forward to a busy State Visit, strengthening ties with Australia and the Australian people….a message on the Israeli Embassy’s Facebook page. Read more

Triguboff Institute involved in new hi-tech incubator

February 21, 2020 by  

Israel’s  Innovation Authority has announced the establishment of three new hi-tech incubators in the northern Negev, Yeruham, and Carmiel. Read more

Coronavirus and racism

February 21, 2020 by  

The Assembly of Rabbis and Cantors and The Union for Progressive Judaism of Australia, New Zealand and Asia look with continuing concern about the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak and reports of accompanying racism.

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11 Israelis from the Diamond Princess in Japan heading for quarantine at home

February 21, 2020 by  

The Government of Israel has given the Sheba Medical Centre the mission to host and care for 11 Israelis returning from the Diamond Princess in Japan. Read more

Rivlin briefed on Leifer extradition but no meeting as yet with alleged victims

February 21, 2020 by  

Ahead of President Rivlin’s visit to Australia, the Director-General of Beit HaNasi Harel Tubi wrote to Israel’s ambassador to Australia Mark Sofer telling him that the “president “takes the matter of Malka Leifer’s extradition very seriously”…but Dassi Erlich, Nicole Meyer and Elly Sapper have responded to the president. Read more

Calling all WIZO supporters

February 21, 2020 by  

The five states in Australia where WIZO has branches will be calling their membership to ensure that they have paid up for this most important Centennial year for WIZO which turns 100 years this year.

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