Witness reluctant to make Leifer statement

September 21, 2021 by  

An ex-school counsellor did not want to make a statement against former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer because she thought she could be pursued for money, a court has heard. Read more

Israel commemorates 48th anniversary of Yom Kippur War

September 20, 2021 by  

Israeli officials and bereaved families gathered at Jerusalem’s Mount Herzl on Sunday to commemorate the 48th anniversary of the 1973 Yom Kippur War. Read more

Elad Tena appointed new head of Israel National Information System

September 20, 2021 by  

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has announced the appointment of Elad Tena to lead Israel’s National Information System called “Hasbara” in Hebrew, which comes from the word for “explanation.” Read more

Samaria leader calls to stop Arab ‘Occupation’ of Area C after Germany pledges €100m to fund PA projects

September 20, 2021 by  

The Israeli government must take action against the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) encroachment on Israeli-controlled areas in Judea and Samaria before it is too late, a leader from the region warned. Read more

Israeli envoy to Ocasio-Cortez : you are legitimizing ‘heinous’ Hamas attacks

September 20, 2021 by  

Israel’s Ambassador to the US and United Nations Gilad Erdan accused Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of legitimizing Hamas’ “attacks against innocent civilians, as well as anti-Semitic lies,” after she called for an arms boycott on Israel. Read more

Over 3 Million Israelis get 3rd booster shot

September 19, 2021 by  

Over three million Israelis have received a third Pfizer-developed booster shot, a milestone in the country’s ongoing battle against the Coronavirus (COVID-19). Read more

Last two of six escaped terrorists captured in Jenin

September 19, 2021 by  

The last two of the six terrorists who escaped from the Gilboa Prison some two weeks ago were captured by Israeli forces in the Palestinian Authority (PA) of Jenin on Saturday night in a complex and swift operation. Read more

Third sister begins Leifer evidence

September 19, 2021 by  

The third of three sisters who allege they were abused by former ultra-Orthodox school principal Malka Leifer has begun her evidence. Read more

Naftali Bennett makes Time Magazine list of 100 Most Influential People

September 17, 2021 by  

After just three months in office, Israel’s Prime Minister Naftali Bennett has been named to Time Magazine’s annual list of the 100 most influential people in the world. Read more

Gilboa escapee Zakaria Zabeidi: we had no plan for after escaping the prison

September 17, 2021 by  

Zakaria Zabeidi was one of the six security prisoners who escaped from Gilboa prison before Rosh Hashanah. Read more

The earliest known visual travelogue to the Holy Land documents a 14th-century pilgrim’s journey

September 17, 2021 by  

Just in time for Sukkot, one of the three pilgrimage festivals in Judaism, the Israel Museum presents the earliest, most detailed and comprehensive depiction of the holy places in the Land of Israel: A parchment scroll, the work of a medieval Jewish artist-pilgrim from Egypt, whose imagery reflects a wealth of customs and traditions associated with the pilgrimage to holy sites—many of them shared by Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Read more

Israeli court orders Hamas to pay $11.8 million to families of three slain teens; families to appeal

September 16, 2021 by  

The Jerusalem District Court ruled on Monday that Hamas must pay 38 million shekels (US$11.8 million) to the families of three Israeli teens murdered by the terrorist group in 2014. Read more

Leifer hearing: Cleaner saw Leifer at school with girls

September 16, 2021 by  

After days of testimony behind closed doors, a former cleaner at a Jewish school has given evidence in open court against Malka Leifer. Read more

Bennett says he won’t sit down with Mahmoud Abbas, rules out Palestinian state

September 16, 2021 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday that for now, he has ruled out a meeting with Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas and the creation of a Palestinian state. Read more

Paralympians welcomed by president

September 15, 2021 by  

President Isaac Herzog and First Lady Michal Herzog hosted an event to salute the Israeli delegation at the Tokyo 2020 Paralympic Games. Read more

Naftali Bennett speaks ahead of Yom Kippur: we will not allow Hamas to accumulate more rockets

September 15, 2021 by  

Prerecorded interviews with Prime Minister Naftali Bennett aired yesterday on all three of Israel’s broadcast channels at the start of their evening news programs. Each network was able to interview Bennett separately with its own reporter in the Prime Minister’s office. The interviews were given on the occasion of the eve of the Yom Kippur holiday which begins tonight. Read more

A Yom Kippur message from Natalie Ward, NSW Minister for Multiculturalism

September 15, 2021 by  

I wish a meaningful and spiritually uplifting Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement to the NSW Jewish community. Read more

Israelis take to the streets on Yom Kippur

September 15, 2021 by  

At Yom Kippur, Israel grinds to a halt. For 25 hours, schools, restaurants and businesses shut down, roads empty out as driving is prohibited, and there are no buses, no trains and no planes. Read more

Warsaw’s Jewish community buries remains found of unidentified Holocaust victim

September 15, 2021 by  

Warsaw’s Jewish community buried the remains of an unidentified Holocaust victim on Tuesday, found in a building that was once part of the Warsaw Ghetto. Read more

Israeli ministries issue legal opinion on smuggling of child in Italian cable-car crash

September 15, 2021 by  

Israeli government attorneys said that the recent smuggling of 6-year-old Eitan Biran from Italy to Israel amounts to kidnapping under international law. Read more

Yom Kippur prayers permitted outdoors in Sydney

September 15, 2021 by  

The Sydney Jewish community has been granted an exemption to observe Yom Kippur in outdoor locations around the city with the same exemption being applied to Newcastle. Read more

IDF report: COVID-19 in Israel back on the rise

September 15, 2021 by  

Coronavirus (COVID-19) morbidity indices are very high in Israel and the coefficient of infection (R) has increased again, an IDF report shows. Read more

Study: 11% of Israeli children recovering from COVID-19 suffer from long-term symptoms

September 15, 2021 by  

About 11% of Israeli children who have recovered from the Coronavirus (COVID-19) suffer from persistent symptoms, known as Long COVID, a Health Ministry study shows. Read more

Leifer allegations aired in closed court

September 14, 2021 by  

Former school principal Malka Leifer, who was extradited from Israel to face child sexual abuse charges, has heard evidence from her accusers in the second day of closed court hearings. Read more

Playbill’s Brian Nebenzahl passes away at 86

September 14, 2021 by  

The retired chairman and founder of Playbill Brian Nebenzahl passed away on Sunday in Sydney, aged 86. Read more

$7.5 million grant for Hakoah and membership now available

September 14, 2021 by  

Member for Vaucluse Gabrielle Upton MP announced that the NSW Government will support Hakoah Club’s plans to revitalise White City, Paddington with a $7.5 million grant. Read more

Headstone of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg unveiled in Arlington National Cemetery

September 14, 2021 by  

The tombstone of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the first Jewish woman to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court, was unveiled days before the first anniversary of her death on Sept. 18. Read more

IDF chief: ‘We will not stop until remaining fugitives are caught’

September 14, 2021 by  

IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Aviv Kochavi said on Sunday that it was only a matter of time until security forces catch up with the two fugitives still at large following last week’s prison break in northern Israel. Read more

Israeli study discovers white blood cells can help destroy malignant tumorus

September 14, 2021 by  

A new study at Tel Aviv University found that eosinophils, a type of white blood cells, are recruited to the battle against cancer metastases in the lungs. Read more

Bennett meets with Egyptian President El-Sisi in Sinai

September 14, 2021 by  

Israeli Prime Minister Naftali Bennett met with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi in Sharm El-Sheikh yesterday. Read more

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