Thank you, CSG

October 18, 2021 by  

The president of The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Jillian Segal has praised the volunteers of the Community Security Groups around Australia for their contributions through lockdown. Read more

Walt Secord introduces Nazi symbol ban bill to NSW Parliament – Australian first

October 18, 2021 by  

NSW Shadow Minister for Police and Counter-Terrorism Walt Secord has introduced his bill into State Parliament to ban the display of Nazi and neo-Nazi symbols and flags – the first such bill in Australia. Read more

Nude photoshoot highlights Dead Sea

October 18, 2021 by  

200 men and women participated in a nude artistic installation by the American artist Spencer Tunick in the desert landscape around Arad. Read more

Jewish death-row inmate wins new trial in Texas, citing judge’s anti-Semitic slurs

October 17, 2021 by  

A Dallas County judge ordered that Jewish death-row inmate Randy Halprin should get a new trial after considering evidence that the judge who presided over his case was biased against Jews. Read more

Michal Cotler-Wunsh: Jewish Agency can shift relationship paradigm with everyone at table

October 17, 2021 by  

As a former Knesset member and now head of the Nefesh B’Nefesh Institute for Aliyah Policy and Strategy, as well as a senior consultant to the Jewish Federations of North America, Michal Cotler-Wunsh is no stranger to politics or Diaspora Jewry, both of which she will need intimate knowledge if she is chosen to head the Jewish Agency, which is currently looking for a new director. Read more

New European-wide survey reveals disturbing findings of anti-Semitism, anti-Israel bias

October 17, 2021 by  

Europe’s Action and Protection League (APL), in partnership with the European Jewish Association (EJA), released a European-wide survey offering a complex and detailed account of the prevalence of anti-Semitic perceptions, including widespread views in some countries that Jews exploit the Holocaust, run secret networks and will never be able to integrate into society. Read more

A new Israeli ambassador for Australia

October 17, 2021 by  

Amir Maimon has been appointed by the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs as the new ambassador to Australia. Read more

Doctorate for Angela

October 17, 2021 by  

The Technion has awarded German Chancellor Dr Angela Merkel with an Honorary Doctorate – a recognition that is reserved to a select few who have made a significant contribution to Israel and/or Science. Read more

Josh Frydenberg on Eddie Jaku

October 15, 2021 by  

Eddie Jaku, the happiest man on earth, died this week at the age 101. Josh Frydenberg shares his thoughts. Read more

Bathurst councillor podcasts unvaccinated to be the “Jews of the 21st century

October 15, 2021 by  

A podcast hosted by a Bathurst councillor claimed that unvaccinated persons would  become the “Jews of the 21st century.” Read more

Poll: 86 percent of Likud voters support Netanyahu over Edelstein as party leader

October 15, 2021 by  

Some 86 percent of Likud voters prefer to see former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as the party’s leader over former Knesset Speaker Yuli Edelstein, who announced on Monday that he plans to challenge Netanyahu for the role, a Channel 12 news survey revealed on Tuesday. Read more

US re-elected to UN Human Rights Council, vows to ‘push back’ against anti-Israel bias

October 15, 2021 by  

The United States was elected to the U.N. Human Rights Council (UNHRC) on Thursday, reversing a move by the Trump administration, which withdrew from the international body in 2018 over its anti-Israel prejudice. Read more

President Herzog: Jews around the world have interpreted COVID-19 as call for aliyah

October 15, 2021 by  

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is being interpreted by Jews around the world as a call to come to Israel, and the Jewish state must be ready for them, President Isaac Herzog says. Read more

Exposure to high and low temperatures during pregnancy may result in reduced fetal growth

October 15, 2021 by  

An Israeli nationwide study of more than 600,000 births, led by a researcher at Bar-Ilan University’s Azrieli Faculty of Medicine, reveals consistent links between high and low temperatures and low fetal birth weight, particularly exposure to heat during the second and third trimesters. Read more

BBC changes label calling French army captain Dreyfus ‘notorious Jewish spy’

October 15, 2021 by  

The BBC has changed the description of a new French period crime drama that identified Alfred Dreyfus, an army captain falsely convicted of treason, as a “notorious Jewish spy.” Read more

UPJ and ARZA welcome government’s IHRA antisemitism adoption

October 15, 2021 by  

The Union for Progressive Judaism and The Australian Reform/Progressive Zionist Association have welcomed the Australian Government’s adoption of the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance definition of antisemitism. Read more

Nazi Yellow Stars copied to get out anti-vaxx message

October 14, 2021 by  

News.com.au has reported that a celebrity anti-vaxxer with 100,000 plus followers on social media had simulated the yellow Star of David used by the Nazis to identify Jews during the Holocaust on a post. Read more

Neo-Nazi Covid activity in Blue Mountains

October 14, 2021 by  

NSW Labor has expressed its alarm that six shops in the Blue Mountains had neo-Nazi stickers placed on their storefronts and the QR check-in codes blocked by the stickers. Read more

Government recommended to proscribe Hamas 100% as a terrorist organisation

October 14, 2021 by  

The Parliamentary Joint Committee on Intelligence and Security has recommended the government consider listing Hamas in its entirety as a terrorist organisation. Read more

Australia adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

October 14, 2021 by  

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has told the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism that the Australian government pledges to embrace the definition of antisemitism adopted by the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance. Read more

EU, Germany launch program to ‘Maintain Palestinian Identity’ of Jerusalem

October 14, 2021 by  

The European Union and Germany have launched the “East Jerusalem Tourism Development Programme” and inaugurated the Tourism Development Hub in eastern Jerusalem, with the objective of “maintaining the Palestinian identity of the city.” Read more

Anti-Israel bots attack Billie Eilish for saying ‘Hi Israel’

October 14, 2021 by  

Singer and songwriter Billie Eilish was recently attacked on her social media platforms by a suspected network of anti-Israel bots after she said “Hi Israel” in a promotional video for her new album. Read more

In UN discussion on arms control, Israeli envoy laments international inaction against Iran, Syria

October 14, 2021 by  

Israel’s Ambassador to the US and the United Nations (UN) Gilad Erdan participated in a discussion on arms control and international security at the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, during which he sharply criticize Syria’s use of weapons of mass destruction and the Iranian regime constantly violating its commitments to the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA). Read more

Google, Amazon workers call to cancel billion-dollar Israel contract

October 14, 2021 by  

Hundreds of Google and Amazon employees have signed a public letter demanding that the tech giants cancel Project Nimbus, a billion-dollar contract to provide public cloud computing services to Israel. Read more

Race for Jewish Agency’s leadership heats up

October 14, 2021 by  

The Jewish Agency may soon see a woman at its helm for the first time; five of the eight candidates seeking the chairmanship are women. The Agency’s Board of Governors is expected to announce the identity of the new chairperson by the end of the month. Read more

Former Mossad chief: Iran ‘not even close to acquiring nuclear weapon’

October 14, 2021 by  

Former Mossad director Yossi Cohen said on Tuesday that Iran’s position is weaker than it has been in the past. Read more

President Herzog address the Malmo Forum

October 14, 2021 by  

President Isaac Herzog participated virtually in the Malmö International Forum on Holocaust Remembrance and Combating Antisemitism in Malmö, Sweden. Read more

Author Sally Rooney won’t allow Hebrew translation of book, citing support for BDS

October 13, 2021 by  

An Irish author announced that she will only sell the Hebrew translation rights of her new novel if she can find a publishing house that adheres to the guidelines of the anti-Israel BDS movement. Read more

President of the Sydney Jewish Museum pays tribute to Eddie Jaku

October 13, 2021 by  

The president of the Sydney Jewish Museum Gus Lehrer makes a personal tribute to the late Eddie Jaku, a survivor of Auschwitz who called himself the happiest man on earth…and there are others who want to pay their respects. Read more

Ayelet Shaked blames Religious Zionism Party for failure on passing new immigration law

October 13, 2021 by  

The dispute continues over attempts to permanently amend Israel’s Basic Law on Immigration to bar granting citizenship to Palestinians who marry Israeli citizens. Read more

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