Prince Philip: Community tributes

April 11, 2021 by  

Leaders of the  Australian and New Zealand Jewish communities have paid tribute to Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh who passed away on Friday at the age of 99. Read more

Malka Leifer in court by video

April 9, 2021 by  

Malka Leifer’s brother watched the Committal Mention at the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court this morning from Israel conducted via video link. Read more

Participants from more than 70 countries join March of the Living’s virtual commemorations

April 9, 2021 by  

Participants from across the world joined leaders, dignitaries and Holocaust survivors in March of the Living’s virtual events marking Holocaust Remembrance Day across the Jewish world. This year’s March of the Living paid special tribute to the medical professionals who risked their lives during the Holocaust. Read more

Masa – clear for take-off

April 9, 2021 by  

After months of border closures and uncertainty, the Zionist Federation of Australia and the Israel Programs department have seen the first group of Masa fellows depart from cities around Australia headed, finally, for Israel. Read more

Helen Mirren to portray Golda Meir in new film on Yom Kippur War

April 9, 2021 by  

Oscar-winning British actress Helen Mirren will play the role of iconic Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir in an upcoming biographical film Golda. Read more

Timor signs up to Save a Child’s Heart

April 9, 2021 by  

East Timor Hearts Fund (ETHF) and Save a Child’s Heart (SACH) in Israel have signed a memorandum of understanding to work together to fly children with heart disease from Timor-Leste (East Timor) to Israel for life-saving heart surgery at the Wolfson Medical Centre.

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Israeli professor loses Israel Prize over support for BDS

April 9, 2021 by  

Professor Oded Goldreich, of the Weizmann Institute of Science, who was set to receive the Israel Prize in mathematics and computer science next week on Israel’s Independence Day, will not receive the prize this year. Read more

A symbolic synagogue at Babyn Yar

April 9, 2021 by  

Marking Holocaust Remembrance Day in the Jewish calendar, the very first Jewish prayer space has been opened at Babyn Yar where 33,771 Jewish victims were shot at the ravine in Kiev by the Nazis during just two days, 29 and 30 September 1941 Read more

AIJAC meets Alex Hawke

April 8, 2021 by  

The Australian Federal Minister for Immigration, Citizenship, Migrant Services and Multicultural Affairs,  Alex Hawke hosted representatives of the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council at his Sydney office on Yom HaShoah. Read more

Israel chips in $20,000 for flood victims

April 8, 2021 by  

On behalf of the State of Israel, the Embassy of Israel in Australia has donated $20,000 to not-for-profit organisation GIVIT for its Severe Storms and Flooding Appeal. Read more

The Jewish people not born at Auschwitz

April 8, 2021 by  

President Reuven Rivlin spoke at the official ceremony opening Yom HaShoah, Holocaust Martyrs’ and Heroes’ Remembrance Day, at Yad Vashem in Jerusalem saying he has spoken over time with world leaders on behalf of the six million who perished during the Holocaust. Read more

Hebrew University researchers find significantly higher rates of mortality due to heart disease and cancer among Holocaust survivors

April 8, 2021 by  

The damaging effects of life under Nazi rule have long been known with many victims having experienced periods of protracted emotional and physical torture, malnutrition and mass exposure to disease. Read more

Save a Child’s Heart, wins prestigious award from the Abrahamic Business Circle in Dubai

April 7, 2021 by  

Israel-based “Save a Child’s Heart” humanitarian organization has received the prestigious award for significant and far-reaching contributions from the Abrahamic Business Circle. Read more

Key witness resumes testimony in Netanyahu corruption trial

April 7, 2021 by  

The former CEO of Israel’s Walla news website on Tuesday resumed his testimony before the Jerusalem District Court in Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s corruption trial. Read more

War of Independence era weapons cache exposed in heart of Tel Aviv

April 7, 2021 by  

Police sappers were rushed to a location in the heart of Tel Aviv on Tuesday to defuse a stockpile of hand grenades and other explosive items dating from the period of the establishment of the state in 1948. Read more

World’s Jewish population in 2019 close to that of 1925

April 7, 2021 by  

At the end of 2019, the world’s Jewish population numbered 14.8 million, similar to that of 1925, Israel’s Central Bureau of Statistics (CBS) showed in a special survey ahead of Yom Hashoah, Israel’s Holocaust Heroes and Remembrance Day. Read more

52 MKs requested Rivlin entrust Benjamin Netanyahu with forming a government.

April 6, 2021 by  

Israel’s President Reuven Rivlin has entrusted Benjamin Netanyahu to form Israel’s next government and he has 28 days to do so although he can request a further 14 days. Read more

Evidentiary phase of Netanyahu’s graft trial commences

April 6, 2021 by  

The evidentiary phase of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s graft trial commenced Monday with the opening statement of Prosecutor Liat Ben-Ari and the beginning of the testimony of one of the key witnesses. Read more

Government leadership first round concluded

April 6, 2021 by  

President Rivlin has concluded his round of consultations ahead of nominating a candidate to form a government. Read more

“Generations Light the Way”:​ Remembering the Six Million

April 6, 2021 by  

The Jewish directive “Remember” is defined by different expressions, including a communal responsibility to actively recall the past. Read more

Holocaust survivor celebrates his Bar Mitzvah, almost 75 years late

April 6, 2021 by  

A few days before Israel marks Holocaust Remembrance Day, 87-year-old Holocaust survivor Nissim Semu closed the circle and held his bar mitzvah ceremony in front of his children, grandchildren, and dozens of members of the senior centre in the central Israeli city of Yehud. Read more

PA head Abbas flies to Germany for medical treatment

April 6, 2021 by  

The head of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Mahmoud Abbas has surprisingly travelled to Germany for medical examinations, TPS has learned. Read more

Our History, Our Future: NIF Australia presents Deborah Lipstadt and Sir Simon Schama

April 5, 2021 by  

In an exclusive virtual event for the New Israel Fund, eminent historians Sir Simon Schama and Deborah Lipstadt will join NIF’s global president and UCLA Jewish History Professor David Myers to discuss how our understanding of history shapes our current reality. Read more

Israeli cyber companies set new record with $1.5 b. in investments in 90 days

April 5, 2021 by  

Israeli cyber companies broke an all-time record and concluded the first quarter of 2021 during which start-ups in the industry raising a total of $1.5 billion in 17 different transactions. Read more

‘Disaster, Collapse’: Tensions in Fatah rise as it fears defeat in elections

April 5, 2021 by  

There is a great deal of tension within the Fatah’s ranks and senior officials told TPS that there is an atmosphere of rebellion against the rule of Mahmoud Abbas, who is now perceived as responsible for crushing the organization and splitting it into rival factions. Read more

Zionist orgs call for unity on Right, a stable government

April 5, 2021 by  

A group of 11 Israeli Zionist and right-wing organizations issued a call on Sunday to the leaders of the right-wing parties to put their personal differences aside and join together to form a stable government that is not reliant on anti-Zionist parties. Read more

No surprise: Likud recommends Netanyahu to be entrusted with forming a government

April 5, 2021 by  

The Likud party faction came to the consultations at President’s HQ Beit HaNasi today and recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be entrusted with forming a government. Read more

British court sentences Holocaust denier to prison time for ‘baiting Jews’

April 4, 2021 by  

A woman in Britain said to be a virulent anti-Semite has been found guilty of spreading offensive messages and material over the Internet and was sentenced to 18 weeks in prison by a magistrate court. Read more

Israeli FM warns of ‘destructive impact’ of ICC probe against Israel as Biden Administration lifts sanctions on ICC

April 4, 2021 by  

Israeli Foreign Minister Gabi Ashkenazi spoke on Friday with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken, a phone call Ashkenazi said was “important” in which they discussed the “common values shared by Israel and the US.” Read more

Noel adds his help once again

April 2, 2021 by  

Noel Kessel was part of the Rural Fire Services Northern Beaches Strike Team sent to Pitt Town an hour northwest of Sydney in the Hawkesbury area to help those seriously affected by the recent floods. Read more

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