Israel hopes UN condemns Holocaust denial

January 20, 2022 by  

Israel is hoping the UN General Assembly will unanimously adopt a resolution rejecting and condemning any denial of the Holocaust and urging all nations and social media companies “to take active measures to combat antisemitism and Holocaust denial or distortion.” Read more

Following boycott on Israel, Unilever shares in unprecedented dive

January 20, 2022 by  

A half a year after notifying Avi Singer, the owner of Ben & Jerrys Israel, of the termination of his contract due to his refusal to boycott Judea and Samaria and refrain from selling ice cream there, Unilever shares are in an unprecedented dive. Read more

‘The world says nothing’: Israeli envoy slams UN for silence on Arab rock terrorism

January 20, 2022 by  

The United Nations Security Council held an open debate on the Middle East on Wednesday which focused on the Palestinian issue. Read more

Israel’s Ministry of Transport and Road Safety unveils plan to reduce car use by half

January 20, 2022 by  

A new plan by Israel’s Ministry of Transport, National Infrastructure and Road Safety has set itself the ambitious goal of cutting Israeli car use by half, and promoting walking, cycling, scooter use and public transport instead, a report by Globes said on Wednesday. Read more

US ambassador criticizes Israel for Sheikh Jarrah eviction in eastern Jerusalem

January 20, 2022 by  

The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield called on Israel to refrain from evicting residents of several illegal structures in Jerusalem’s Sheikh Jarrah neighbourhood. Read more

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla wins 2022 Genesis Prize

January 20, 2022 by  

Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla has won this year’s Genesis Prize, the Genesis Prize Foundation announced on Wednesday morning. Read more

‘Moon Knight’ to feature first overtly Jewish superhero

January 20, 2022 by  

The highly anticipated Marvel superhero series, “Moon Knight,” which is scheduled to debut on the streaming platform Disney+, has sparked a great deal of excitement among comic-book fans, among other reasons because it features, for the first time, a superhero who is overtly Jewish. Read more

Palestinian family evicted in Jerusalem

January 19, 2022 by  

Israeli police have evicted a Palestinian family from their home in the flashpoint East Jerusalem neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah, demolishing the dwelling in a case that has drawn international attention. Read more

Trees for Cairns planted for Tu B’Shevat

January 19, 2022 by  

Cairns Jewish Community celebrated Tu B’Shevat by planting trees for the council. Read more

ISIS supporters praise Texas synagogue hostage-taker

January 19, 2022 by  

Following the hostage situation of four Jewish congregants of Beth Israel Congregation in Colleyville, Texas, on Jan. 15, users of the pro-ISIS rocket.chat server expressed support for the armed assailant, according to a report exclusively shared with JNS by the Media Research Institute’s Jihad and Terrorism Threat Monitor (MEMRI-JTTM). Read more

Israel to distribute millions of free antigen tests to public

January 19, 2022 by  

Israel is set to distribute millions of free COVID-19 antigen tests to the public, the Prime Minister’s Office announced on Tuesday. Read more

SUMMIT UIA: 2022 campaign promises events with a difference

January 19, 2022 by  

UIA is to produce a five-night symposium with Israel’s finest speakers, icons and personalities, streaming live for UIA’s annual event, albeit with a little twist in Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.  Read more

Texas hostage-taker raised no red flags

January 19, 2022 by  

The gunman who took four people hostage at a Texas synagogue in a 10-hour standoff that ended in his death was checked against law enforcement databases before entering the US but raised no red flags, the White House says. Read more

Israelis donate NIS 2.5 million to Netanyahu’s legal battle amid rumours of plea bargain

January 17, 2022 by  

Thousands of Israelis have donated close to NIS 2.5 million in 24 hours to support Benjamin Netanyahu’s legal battle, amid rumours that he is on his way to sign a plea bargain. Read more

Rabbi Seth Farber says Rabbinate opposes conversion reform bill for ‘political reasons’

January 17, 2022 by  

Religious Services Minister Matan Kahana’s draft of a conversion reform plan that would decentralize authority over conversions to Judaism in Israel to the Knesset has been damned by the Rabbinate. Read more

Texas synagogue gunman British, says FBI

January 17, 2022 by  

A gunman who took four people hostage at a Dallas-area synagogue and was himself killed as federal agents stormed the temple has been identified as a British citizen, while police in England say they have detained two teenagers for questioning in the investigation. Read more

NSW Parliament’s Hansard adopts growing consensus on the spelling of “antisemitism”

January 17, 2022 by  

The NSW Parliament’s Hansard department – which officially records parliamentary proceedings – has adopted the official spelling of “antisemitism” over the increasingly archaic common misspelling “antisemitism”. Read more

Israel to invest NIS 110 million to upgrade infrastructures and encourage visits to Kotel

January 17, 2022 by  

Israel’s government approved on Sunday a new five-year plan to upgrade infrastructures and encourage visits to the Kotel, Western Wall, at an investment of NIS 110 million. Read more

Captor dead after Texas synagogue standoff

January 16, 2022 by  

Four hostages are safe and their captor is dead after an hours-long standoff that began when the man took over services at a Texas synagogue where he could be heard ranting and demanding the release of a Pakistani neuroscientist who was convicted of trying to kill US Army officers in Afghanistan. Read more

Israeli envoy: thankful for Texas troops ‘who helped prevent a tragedy this Shabbat’

January 16, 2022 by  

Israel’s Ambassador to the US Michael Herzog conveyed his thanks to the Texas law enforcement who brought a positive resolution to the hostage incident at Congregation Beth Israel in Colleyville, Texas, which ended with the safe rescue of all the Jewish worshipers. Read more

Appearing at the Australian Open

January 16, 2022 by  

Some names to follow as the 2022 Australian Open tennis championships start tomorrow in Melbourne. Read more

Update: Hostages taken at US synagogue, one freed

January 16, 2022 by  

Police are negotiating with a man believed to have taken people hostage at a synagogue in Texas during a religious service that was being broadcast online. Read more

Israel minister has virus after fourth jab

January 16, 2022 by  

Israeli Finance Minister Avigdor Lieberman says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and will self-isolate but continue working from home. Read more

Hostages taken at Texas synagogue

January 16, 2022 by  

Police are negotiating with a man believed to have taken people hostage at a synagogue in Colleyville, Texas, during a service that was being broadcast online. Read more

BDS: Apologies and declining funds

January 14, 2022 by  

The Sydney Festival BDS affair trundles along well after the last performance sponsored by the Israeli embassy closed its run on Sunday. Read more

Israel aims to test BriLife vaccine candidate as booster dose

January 14, 2022 by  

Israel is preparing to test its novel coronavirus vaccine candidate, BriLife, as a booster dose, NRx Pharmaceuticals reported this week. Read more

Aussie cyclist lands last-minute pro cycling deal with Israeli team

January 14, 2022 by  

Australian Simon Clarke has returned to Europe after the Israel-Premier Tech team rescued his professional cycling career by signing him to a one-year deal. Read more

Bennett’s coalition experiences ‘meltdown,’ loses eight votes at the Knesset

January 14, 2022 by  

The Coalition, head by Prime Minister Naftali Bennett, suffered several significant political defeats on Wednesday evening at the Knesset’s plenum when it lost by eight votes to the Opposition. Read more

Israeli scientists discover supernova explosion of Wolf-Rayet star

January 14, 2022 by  

Israeli scientists from the Weizmann Institute of Science have discovered a rare type of exploding star that has never been observed before, according to a report published on Wednesday in the peer-reviewed British weekly scientific journal Nature. Read more

Israeli PM Bennett talks ‘regional security’ with Russian President Putin

January 14, 2022 by  

Prime Minister Naftali Bennett spoke with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday, in a conversation described by Bennett’s office as “good.” Read more

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