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

ABC apologises over talkback caller’s antisemitic slur following AIJAC complaint

July 3, 2020 by  

The Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council (AIJAC) has welcomed an on-air apology by ABC Radio host Ian McNamara over an antisemitic slur made by a talkback caller on the May 03, 2020 episode of the ABC Radio program “Australia All Over with Ian McNamara.” Read more

Reprieve yet again for The Shtick

July 3, 2020 by  

Jewish interview TV program The Shtick was preparing a life without a broadcaster with its host Melbourne’s Channel 31 facing the axe on June 30…but Henry Greener’s 10-minute segments continue to provide Jewish entertainment as C31 is reprieved for the sixth time. Read more

Hackers disrupt Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s online gala fundraiser

July 3, 2020 by  

The Israel Philharmonic Orchestra’s virtual gala on Sunday was disrupted by what is now confirmed to be a cyber attack. Read more

Global parliamentarians express support for Israeli sovereignty

With several European parliamentarians expressing opposition to Israel’s planned application of sovereignty in Judea and Samaria, lawmakers from Latin America, Europe and Africa signed a statement in support for sovereignty. Read more

Antisemitism in Australia

July 2, 2020 by  

Research Director for The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Julie Nathan has givev a presentation on antisemitism in Australia at the launch of the report on “Freedom of Religion in Australia: a focus on serious harms”. Read more

A tweet to say goodbye

July 2, 2020 by  

After 35 years at the Israeli Foreign Ministry, six of them in Canberra as ambassador, Yuval Rotem is hanging up his diplomatic plates. Read more

Arab parties pen letter to EU calling for sanctions on Israel over sovereignty bid

July 2, 2020 by  

The Joint List, a group of predominantly Israeli Arab parties which ran together during Israel’s recent elections, have sent a letter to Josep Borell, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy, the chief foreign diplomat of the European Union, calling on him to take measures against Israel should it move ahead with plans to apply its sovereignty to parts of Judea and Samaria. Read more

Australia states its case

July 1, 2020 by  

The Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne has called for a resumption of peace talks between Israel and the Palestinians with a two-pronged request for each party on the day the world awaits Israel’s move on the restoration of sovereignty over Judea and Samaria. Read more

July 1: Israeli sovereignty in Judea and Samaria still distant

July 1, 2020 by  

Israel can officially declare sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria, as delineated in the US-formulated Deal of the Century peace plan, but the actualization of such a move seems distant. Read more

Israeli minister: Sovereignty move not beginning July 1

July 1, 2020 by  

Israeli Minister of Higher Education Ze’ev Elkin said on Tuesday that the government’s plans to extend sovereignty in parts of Judea and Samaria would not begin on July 1, as originally stated. Read more

‘Arabs, not Jews, founded and built Jerusalem’

July 1, 2020 by  

A Jordanian institute presented a new spin on regional history over the weekend, claiming that it was the Arabs—not the Jews—who founded Jerusalem in biblical times. Read more

Report: US ambassador’s Herzliya residence put up for sale at record $125 million

July 1, 2020 by  

Following the transfer of the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, the Herzliya residence of U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman has been put on the market for a record NIS 300 million ($A125 million). Read more

The Orah Fund beats COVID raising over $100,000

June 30, 2020 by  

Every six months, The Orah Fund allocates much-needed money to Australian Jewish charities. Read more

Advice for NSW rabbis

June 30, 2020 by  

Members of the Rabbinical Council of NSW participated in a zoom meeting with Rav Osher Weiss, one of the world’s leading rabbis.

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Netanyahu: Applying Israeli law in Judea and Samaria will advance peace

June 30, 2020 by  

In an address on Sunday night to the Christians United for Israel Virtual Summit 2020, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on the Palestinians “not to lose another opportunity, not to waste another century trying to destroy Israel.” Read more

Qassem Soleimani’s daughter weds Hezbollah chief’s cousin

June 30, 2020 by  

Zeinab Soleimani, the 17-year-old daughter of Iranian Maj. Gen. Qassem Soleimani, who was assassinated in January by U.S. forces, just married Riza Safi al-Din, the son of a senior Hezbollah leader. The couple was wed over the weekend. Read more

$76,000 granted to three NSW Jewish organisations

June 30, 2020 by  

Dr Marjorie O’Neill, State Labor Member for Coogee has awarded significant funding to three Jewish organisations in her electorate of Coogee through the State Government Community Building Partnership Program. Read more

Back to the past

June 29, 2020 by  

Sydney’s Jewish Museum will reopen its doors on Wednesday following its COVID shutdown. Read more

Goodonya, Matty!

June 29, 2020 by  

Former national rugby league player and current television sports personality Matthew (Matty) Johns and Board of Deputies CEO Vic Alhadeff met for a cup of coffee today in the aftermath of the photo-shopping of an image of Hitler on television during a recent rugby league match. Read more

Israel extends COVID-19 travel restrictions until Aug. 1

June 29, 2020 by  

The Israel Airports Authority has informed all airlines that the COVID-19 restrictions for passengers entering the country are being extended for an additional month. Read more

Yarzheit for Yoni

June 29, 2020 by  

The Netanyahu family has marked 44 years since Lt.-Col. Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu fell [on the 6th of the Hebrew month of Tammuz, i.e. Sunday] while leading the soldiers of the IDF General Staff Reconnaissance Unit during Operation Yonatan to free the hostages in Entebbe, Uganda. Read more

UN official calls for ‘menu of countermeasures’ to Israel’s sovereignty bid

June 29, 2020 by  

U.N. Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian Territories Michael Lynk has urged the European Union to take real and drastic steps against Israel if Jerusalem moves forward with its plans to extend its sovereignty over the Jordan Valley, and parts of Judea and Samaria, and called upon the European body to “develop a menu of countermeasures.” Read more

Police seek man to assist them following antisemitic daubing in Melbourne

June 28, 2020 by  

South Melbourne police are investigating after anti-Semitic graffiti was sprayed in Albert Park and Middle Park earlier this month. Read more

Starting tomorrow: Sharing the Jewish story with the YouTube generation

June 28, 2020 by  

YouTube is a jungle of informative, factual content joined by conspiracy theories and hateful screeds, too often railing against Jews and Israel. Read more

Maccabi Victoria’s Hardship Relief Fund

Maccabi VIC recognises that the cost of payment of Sport registration fees could be impacted by the financial strain that COVID-19 experienced by some families. Read more

The Combat Anti-Semitism Movement’s global campaign

June 28, 2020 by  

With the Coronavirus crisis fueling an increase in anti-Semitism often directed at Israel, the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM) has launched a global campaign enabling individuals and organizations across the world to highlight Israel’s outstanding contribution towards the international battle against COVID-19. Read more

Dutch railway company grants €5 million to Holocaust memorial centres without consultation

June 28, 2020 by  

The CEO of the state-owned Dutch railway company Nederlandse Spoorwegen has met with representatives of the Dutch Jewish community for the first time – exactly one year after NS’s own commission issued its advisory report calling on NS to “consider, in consultation with the groups concerned, a collective expression of recognition” for the 102,000 Jewish Holocaust victims who perished during or after transport by NS – including 20,000 children. Read more

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