Hamas ranks in Gaza shocked after senior commander smuggled to Israel

July 13, 2020 by  

Sources in the Gaza Strip report feverish activity by Hamas’ intelligence services following the arrest of an Islamic State (ISIS) cell that was allegedly activated by Israeli intelligence and the smuggling of a Hamas officer into Israel who was exposed to valuable information. Read more

Unemployed? Jewish House ready to help

July 13, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish House has launched the Avodah (working again) Jobs Project – an initiative aimed at helping secure employment for people in our local community who have recently lost their job as a result of COVID-19, and other personal crises. Read more

Third minister enters quarantine as high infections rate in Israel continues

July 12, 2020 by  

The Minister of Water and Higher Education Zeev Elkin entered quarantine today after being exposed to Coronavirus (COVID-19) carrier, the third minister to enter quarantine in the past week. Read more

COVID-19 update for the Melbourne community

Australia’s Chief Health Officer and Victorian Chief Health Officer have both stated that Melburnians should wear face masks if social distancing cannot be maintained during their outings for one of the four permitted reasons to leave their home. Read more

A mezzuza for Michael

July 10, 2020 by  

In January, the tiny township of Beulah in western Victoria, 300 kms from Melbourne made headline news when newly-arrived residents flew a Nazi flag in their garden opposite a home where a Holocaust survivor was living. Read more

North Queensland family celebrated triple Barmitzvah

July 10, 2020 by  

The Knezevick family drove eight hours north from their home in the North East Queensland town of  Bowen to Cairns where their three sons celebrated their Barmitzvahs yesterday under the guidance of Rabbi Ari Ruben. Read more

Danon: Obama’s decision to ‘abandon’ Israel was lowest moment of UN tenure

July 10, 2020 by  

Israel’s outgoing Ambassador to the United Nations Danny Danon reflected on his last five years in office and plans for the future during his final press briefing on Tuesday. Read more

Jewish Agency says 2,200 Jews died of COVID-19 in countries other than US, Russia

July 10, 2020 by  

Jewish Agency for Israel chairman Isaac Herzog told Jewish leaders from abroad that the coronavirus has claimed the lives of some 2,200 Diaspora Jews, not counting those from the United States and Russia, the two countries with the largest Jewish populations after Israel. Read more

Iran and Turkey key to Mideast chaos : Jonathan Spyer to AIJAC Webinar

July 9, 2020 by  

In the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC)’s latest webinar, Middle East analyst and author Dr Jonathan Spyer discussed the “war over the ruins” of a chaotic Middle East and particular regional flashpoints, with several economic and military dynamics exacerbated by the spread of COVID-19. Read more

Antisemitic bullying: MPs say enough is enough

July 9, 2020 by  

Two Victorian opposition members of parliament have criticised the Victorian Department of Education following reports of anti-Semitic bullying in a State secondary school in Melbourne. Read more

Report: Mossad thwarts multiple Iranian attacks on Israeli embassies

July 9, 2020 by  

Israel’s Channel 12 has reported that the Mossad has prevented multiple Iranian attacks against Israeli embassies in Europe and elsewhere. Read more

Malka Leifer’s legal team launches appeal

July 8, 2020 by  

Israel media has reported that alleged child sex abuser Malka Leifer twelve days ahead of the beginning of the extradition hearing which, if successful, will see her returned from Israel to Melbourne. Read more

Israel has oil deposits similar to Saudi Arabia, Knesset learns

July 8, 2020 by  

There are about 250 billion barrels of oil in oil shale in Israel, similar to the amount of oil Saudi Arabia has, Professor Eugene Kendall told the Knesset, calling on it to exploit the resources. Read more

Melbourne Yeshivah sues insurers

July 8, 2020 by  

Melbourne’s Yeshivah Centre is reported to be suing three insurers in the Supreme Court to recover the cost of payouts to the victims of child sexual abuse at its Centre, according to a report in The Herald Sun.

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Israel sues Volkswagen for $152 million over ‘fraudulent software’

July 8, 2020 by  

Israel has filed a $152 million lawsuit in a Tel Aviv court against the German automaker Volkswagon; its subsidiary Audi; and its local distributor, Champion Motors, for allegedly committing fraud and negligence. Read more

Coronavirus (COVID-19)latest for Melbourne readers

The Victorian Jewish Community COVID-19 Taskforce has updated the latest Coronavirus information. Read more

COVID-19: Melbourne’s Jewish Care takes action

Jewish Care Victoria remains taking all necessary precautions in accordance with the Department of Health requirements for Aged Care Providers, in response to Stage 3 “Stay at Home” restrictions. Read more

Coronavirus message from the NSW Jewish leadership

With Victoria going into lockdown, the Jewish Emergency Management Plan has published this serious message to members of the New South Wales community. Read more

‘New and unique wave of antisemitism’: 20% of Brits believe Jews created COVID-19, poll shows

July 8, 2020 by  

One in five of the British believe to some degree that Jews created the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to collapse the economy for financial gain, an Oxford University poll discussed in the Knesset’s Committee for Immigration, Absorption and Diaspora Affairs shows. Read more

$5 million for safer Jewish communities

July 7, 2020 by  

The Jewish community in the Sydney electorate of Wentworth will be safer and more secure as a result of grants made under round five of the Government’s Safer Communities Fund. Read more

Swinburne for the white man

July 7, 2020 by  

A neo-Nazi group has entered a Melbourne university without the institution’s permission and posed for a photograph making the Nazi salute. Read more

Netanyahu: ‘Very strong’ COVID-19 resurgence is an ‘emergency situation’

July 6, 2020 by  

Israel is in the midst of a renewed, “very strong” resurgence of COVID-19 that will see “an increase and a doubling of the number of severe cases,” Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said at the start of Sunday’s weekly Cabinet meeting. Read more

Report: Palestinians angry at Arab-world indifference to Israeli sovereignty bid

July 6, 2020 by  

Palestinian frustration and anger with the Arab world for its general indifference to Israel’s plan to extend sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria are growing, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Friday. Read more

Assistance for gay Aliyah

July 6, 2020 by  

The World Zionist Organization is setting up a unit to work with the LGBT Jewish community. Read more

Israel launches new satellite

July 6, 2020 by  

The Space Administration in the Directorate of Defence Research and Development of the Israel Ministry of Defence and Israel Aerospace Industries have successfully launched the “Ofek 16” reconnaissance satellite into space. Read more

Former IDF intel chief: Israel should be ready for Iranian strike

July 5, 2020 by  

Israel should prepare for an Iranian counterattack following a series of mysterious incidents at important infrastructure in the country, Amos Yadlin, a former general in the Israeli Air Force (IAF) and former head of the IDF Military Intelligence Directorate, warned. Read more

Antisemitism in the U.K.

July 5, 2020 by  

Antisemitism in the British left was the subject of the latest webinar from the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC). Read more

Israeli lawmaker attends Hamas-Fatah conference declaring war on Israel

July 3, 2020 by  

Member of Knesset (MK) Ayman Odeh, head of the Arab-majority Joint List faction, participated in a press conference in which Hamas and Fatah leaders declared they would join forces to fight Israel. Read more

Principal’s blog premature according to the NSWJBD

July 3, 2020 by  

The principal of Sydney’s largest day school has penned an article in Moriah College’s blog supporting Israel’s sovereignty over Judea and Samaria inviting criticism by The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies. Read more

Homeland star opposes sovereignty

July 3, 2020 by  

Mandy Patinkin, star of TV series Homeland is the narrator of The New Israel Fund’s video opposing restoring Israel’s sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Read more

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