Brit Milah held at Joseph’s Tomb, the first in years

October 30, 2020 by  

Twenty years after Israel’s abandonment of Kever Yosef (Joseph’s Tomb) in Shechem (Nablus), a Brit Milah (circumcision) was held early Thursday morning at the holy site, as part of a limited visit for the purpose of cleaning and maintenance work. Read more

Corbyn suspended by British Labour Party following findings in anti-Semitism report

October 30, 2020 by  

The British Labour Party has suspended its former leader, Jeremy Corbyn, after a watchdog group in the United Kingdom found that the party’s leadership has failed to address anti-Semitism and complaints about hatred towards Jews. Read more

Remembering Yitzhak Rabin

October 30, 2020 by  

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin spoke at the Ner Yitzhak memorial ceremony in memory of Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Yitzhak Rabin ז”ל, marking 25 years since his murder. Read more

2,000-year old seal bearing portrait of Apollo unearthed in soil around Western Wall

October 30, 2020 by  

Jerusalem’s City of David announced a 2,000-year-old gem seal (intaglio) bearing the portrait of the Greek god Apollo has been unearthed in soil removed from the foundation of Jerusalem’s Western Wall during the Tzurim Valley National Park sifting project. Read more

‘True Friend’: Israel welcomes Czech parliament’s call to outlaw Hezbollah

October 29, 2020 by  

Israel lauded the Czech Chamber of Deputies’ resolution passed on Tuesday night with a vast majority urging the government to declare all of Hezbollah, its political as well as its military wings, a terrorist organization. Read more

Palestinian Islamic scholar calls on Muslims to ‘crush Paris’ for ‘insolence’ to Islam

October 29, 2020 by  

Palestinian Islamic scholar Sheikh Ali Abu Ahmad said in a recent address at the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem that the “answer to lowlife French President Emmanuel Macron” was to “don the garb of war” and crush Paris. Read more

Top Israeli Security Analyst Amidror: Normalisation is transforming Israel’s strategic situation

October 29, 2020 by  

Given the cascade of changes in the Middle East, including increased Turkish aggression and the domino effect of Arab normalisation with Israel, the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) turned to Major General (Ret.) Yaakov Amidror to explain Israel’s changing security and diplomatic environment. Read more

Israeli doctor develops world’s first treatment preventing fetus from contracting CMV virus during pregnancy

October 29, 2020 by  

Israeli Dr Keren Shachar-Nissan, a senior physician at the Schneider children’s hospital, has developed a treatment that prevents a fetus in utero from contracting the CMV virus that the mother has. Read more

Israeli president lays wreath at Rabin’s grave on 25th anniversary of assassination

October 29, 2020 by  

Israeli President Reuven Rivlin laid a wreath on the grave of the late Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin at the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem on Wednesday to mark the 25th anniversary of his assassination. Read more

A parliamentary tribute to Vic Alhadeff

October 28, 2020 by  

Liberal MP Julian Leeser has told federal parliament the CEO of The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies  Vic Alhadeff is “one of the great men of multiculturalism in Australia and one of our most recognisable and respected community leaders”. Read more

Israel slams Erdogan’s ‘disgusting comparison’ of Muslims in Europe to Jews in Holocaust

October 28, 2020 by  

Israel’s Foreign Ministry issued a sharp condemnation of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan following his comparison of the state of Muslims in Europe and that of the Jews before the Holocaust. Read more

Emanuel School Teacher wins NSW Premier’s Prize for STEM teaching

October 28, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Emanuel School’s Head of Innovation and Digital Technologies (K-6), Sophie Poisel, has been awarded the coveted Premier’s Prize for Innovation in Science, Technology, Engineering or Mathematics (STEM) Teaching in NSW. Read more

Palestinians press for international peace conference to renew talks with Israel

October 28, 2020 by  

Top Palestinian diplomat Riad Malki on Monday called for an international peace conference as the only way to renew talks with Israel, AP reported. Read more

Soccer leagues in Israel, UAE reach cooperation agreement

October 28, 2020 by  

The soccer leagues of Israel and the United Arab Emirates announced that they reached an agreement on Tuesday about future play. Read more

1,700-year-old boundary stone bearing name ‘Kfar Nafah’ found in Golan Heights

October 28, 2020 by  

A 1,700-year-old boundary stone, inscribed with the name “Kfar Nafah” (Nafah village) in Greek, was uncovered last month in an archaeological excavation led by the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) near the Nafah IDF army base in the Golan Heights. Read more

Bot, troll networks attempting to influence Israeli policy, reveals Strategic Affairs Ministry

October 28, 2020 by  

Israel’s Strategic Affairs Ministry on Tuesday released its periodic report on the manipulation of social-media networks to delegitimize the Jewish state. Read more

No baguettes: French cartoon drives Muslim world crazy

October 27, 2020 by  

A cartoon of the Prophet Muhammad, published by the famous French magazine Charlie Hebdo and which was projected on huge screens across France, has provoked a wide-ranging wave of protests in Muslim countries, a boycott of French products. Read more

Brawl erupts at ‘Jews for Trump’ event in NYC

October 27, 2020 by  

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani was attacked by a mob of anti-Trump activists on Sunday during a pro-Trump rally in Manhattan. Read more

Hebrew University appoints two new Australian Governors

October 27, 2020 by  

The 83rd Meeting of the Hebrew University’s Board of Governors took place this week via zoom. Read more

Greg Sheridan: What is at stake for the world

October 27, 2020 by  

Greg Sheridan, Foreign Editor of The Australian newspaper, discussed, “The 2020 US Election: What is at Stake for the World?” at the latest Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council webinar. Read more

President Rivlin started the last kilometre run of a race to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month

October 27, 2020 by  

President of Israel Reuven Rivlin was the starter of the last kilometre of the “Gam Ani Ratza/I’m Running Too” race to mark Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Read more

UIA Australia to launch first-ever crowdfunding campaign

October 27, 2020 by  

UIA Australia is to launch its inaugural crowdfunding Giving Day on Thursday 5 November using Charidy’s online platform. Read more

NSW Labor Israel Action Committee zoom session quizzes JTA Washington correspondent

October 27, 2020 by  

Around 40 people participated in a question and answer session with Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) Washington correspondent Ron Kampeas as part of NSW Labor Israel Action Committee (LIAC)’s “Lox and Loaded” zoom online speaker series. Read more

Israel announces entry into critical phase of COVID-19 vaccine development

October 26, 2020 by  

The Ministry of Defence, the Israel Institute for Biological Research (IIBR) and the Ministry of Health announced on Sunday the approval for the start of the clinical trials in humans with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccine, a critical phase towards the completion of the development of the serum. Read more

New Chairman for WZO

October 26, 2020 by  

The Zionist Federation of Australia congratulates the newly appointed officials of the World Zionist Organisation, following their elections at the World Zionist Congress last week.  Read more

Ivanka Trump prays at Lubavitcher Rebbe’s grave ahead of election

October 26, 2020 by  

Ivanka Trump, daughter of and senior adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, made a late-night visit on Thursday to the Ohel in Queens, N.Y., to pray at the grave of the Lubavitcher Rebbe—Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson. Read more

NSWJBD at a public hearing

October 26, 2020 by  

The NSW Jewish Board of Deputies attended the Joint Select Committee on the NSW Anti-Discrimination Amendment (Religious Freedoms and Equality) Bill 2020 began its public hearings at Parliament House in Macquarie Street on Friday. Read more

A flyover to honour Israel’s coronavirus fighters

October 26, 2020 by  

The unique civilian salute flyover took off last Friday from Rishon Lezion air pad, in tribute to and to as a gesture of gratitude to the Magen David Adom teams, IDF, and all medical teams who are working around the clock in the national fight against the coronavirus and to raise awareness for the Ministry of Health’s guidelines for social distancing, masks and hygiene to reduce the spread of the virus. Read more

History in IAF as it gets its first female F-35 pilot

October 25, 2020 by  

Capt. S made history when she became the first female pilot to join an Israeli Air Force (IAF) Adir F-35I squadron and was appointed Deputy Commander of the 116th “Lions of the South” Squadron on Thursday. Read more

Working to a dignified Jewish divorce process

October 25, 2020 by  

The Melbourne Beth Din invites confidential Victorian community feedback about its Gittin (Halachic divorce) process through ​Project-Gett Dignity. Read more

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