A chat with Yaron Hallis

October 23, 2020 by  
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Yaron Hallis zooms in from Sydney to do an interview with Henry Greener in Melbourne, discussing his band, Monsieur Camembert and the Camelot Lounge, the venue he owns in Marrickville. Read more

Love makes the world go round fundraiser

October 29, 2018 by  
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After a horrific road accident, singer Dahlia Dior found herself with acute pain and a severe hip injury requiring an operation costing over $29,000.

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Jewish Aboriginal woman appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor at Sydney University

September 3, 2018 by  
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Professor Lisa Pulver Jackson has been appointed Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Indigenous Strategy and Services at the University of Sydney. Read more

Ryvchin at Yale

March 29, 2018 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry Co-CEO Alex Ryvchin was recently invited to Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut to lecture on the anti-Israel movement and his new book, “The Anti-Israel Agenda – Inside the Political War on the Jewish State.” Read more

Klezmatics and David Krakauer heading to Australia

April 16, 2017 by  
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In news for lovers of Jewish music, Sydney is set to thrill to a double dose of the finest international world music stars in the genre. Read more

Rivka Hartman’s play Let’s Talk About You…a theatre review by Deb Meyer

November 21, 2016 by  
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Let’s Talk About You is the newest offering by playwright Rivka Hartman (My Mother & Other Catastrophes) – a Melbourne born, Yiddish speaking thespian who’s Jewish identity informs much of her writing. Read more

Labor’s support for Israel

October 23, 2017 by  
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It’s becoming abundantly clear that Labor is abandoning its support for Israel, and the few remaining pro-Israel Labor MPs appear incapable of stopping it…writes Senator James Paterson. Read more

Short+Sweet Turns “Sweet 16” in January 2017

January 1, 2017 by  
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Short+Sweet has spread the popular 10-minute format in theatre, dance, cabaret & comedy across Australia and the globe – with festivals now as far afield as Hollywood, India, Malaysia, Dubai and NZ. But the original theatre festival in its Sydney home is ‘sweet 16’ this year… and plans to celebrate in style! Read more

London Klezmer to tour Australasia

December 15, 2016 by  
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Much-loved international klezmer ensemble the London Klezmer Quartet return to Australasia in January 2017  and will feature music from  their latest hit album. Read more

The Xenophon team

June 30, 2016 by  
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With the Nick Xenophon Team likely to gain a number of Senate seats, and possibly a couple of lower house seats, at the looming election, and thus possibly holding or sharing the balance of power in one or both Houses, the Australia/Israel Review (AIR) examined the Senator’s record on Israel, and found much that concerns it. Read more

Red Rattler: Apology accepted

March 25, 2015 by  
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A Sydney theatre which refused to consider a booking from a Jewish organisation has apologised…and the apology has been accepted. Read more

Red Rattler apologises

March 23, 2015 by  
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A Sydney theatre which refused to offer its facilities to a Jewish group saying that the organisation “does not support colonialism/Zionism” has apologised to the applicant. Read more

Sydney theatre rejects Jewish production

March 22, 2015 by  
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A Sydney theatre has refused to rent its premises to a Jewish group on the grounds that their policy “does not support colonialism/Zionism”. Read more

BDS and Israeli-Palestinian peace prospects

May 18, 2015 by  
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Melbourne academic Philip Mendes will address the Caulfield branch of the ALP on the negative effects BDS has on the prospects for Israeli-Palestinian peace. Read more

Alhadeff opens Children’s Festival

April 1, 2014 by  
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The 2014 Multicultural Children’s Festival  has attracted massive crowds to Sydney’s Belmore Park. Read more

Anti-BDS book launched by Melbourne academics

June 14, 2015 by  
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Over 100 people packed into popular St Kilda bookstore ‘Readings’ to attend the launch of a noteworthy book, ‘Boycotting Israel is Wrong,’ authored by Monash University academics Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth. Read more

On the one hand…

October 1, 2014 by  
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Israeli-born Marcelo Svirsky has been criticised by federal MP Michael Danby for supporting the BDS movement by walking from Wollongong to Canberra…Svirsky responds to the criticism. Read more

A Trying Subject…writes Emily Gian

March 27, 2015 by  
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In medieval England, a separate court was established with the purpose of providing redress for people in a fair and just manner. Read more

EcoPeace explained

January 22, 2015 by  
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Sydneysiders thirsting for signs of hope from the Middle East filled Newtown Synagogue’s Community Hall to hear leading Israeli environmentalist Gidon Bromberg, co-director of EcoPeace Middle East, deliver some encouraging news. Read more

Media man’s take on the Middle East

February 12, 2014 by  
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Top media industry guru Rowan Dean will address this month’s NSWJBD plenum. Read more

Marrickville art winner

August 27, 2012 by  
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A member of Sydney’s  Inner West Jewish community is one of the prize-winners in the inaugural “Spirit Life in Marrickville”  art project, with her entry, a diptych etching entitled “Windows”. Read more

Help needed in Marrickville

September 6, 2012 by  
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Many know Sergio Redegalli, most probably do not. Shirley Finn makes an appeal to help him secure victory in Saturday’s municipal elections…

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The BDS movement and the opportunistic exploitation of self-denying Jews…writes Philip Mendes

November 11, 2013 by  
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Australian and other western Jews are just as divided as the Israelis themselves on potential solutions to the Middle East conflict. Read more

BDS Litigation “inappropriate” says ECAJ

October 31, 2013 by  
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The Executive Council of Australian Jewry has issued a statement detailing their reasons as to why they are not aligned with Israeli Human Rights group Shurat HaDin’s move to litigate against a NSW professor who advocates BDS against Israeli academics. Read more

Musical reconciliation in Poland

August 7, 2013 by  
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Fay’s Journey’ (working title) is feature documentary in the making examining  the issues of reconciliation between young Jews and Poles members of the 3rd generation following WWII. Read more

Friends of Israel and enemies in Marrickville

February 22, 2012 by  
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At a function launching the revitalised NSW Parliamentary Israeli Friendship Group, Israel’s ambassador to Australia expressed his farewell to the pro-BDS Greens who drove last year’s anti-Israel campaign in the inner-Sydney suburb of Marrickville. Read more

An evening with Richard Falk in Parallel Narrative Land

September 22, 2013 by  
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It was a big night out for Sydney’s anti-Israel community, about 300 of whom turned out at Sydney University’s Footbridge Theatre on Thursday to hear Emeritus Professor Richard Falk, Special Rapporteur on Human Rights in the Palestinian territories. Read more

The Twenty-Percenter – Beyond Jewish stereotypes –

July 15, 2013 by  
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A column dedicated to the centrality of “marginal” Jews to the Diaspora experience….

Trying to get upstairs to a session on social justice at Limmud Oz this year was like being a homing salmon swimming upstream…against a torrent of angry bears all rushing headlong towards the latest visiting overseas luminary  holding court on “The Situation” in Israel. Read more

British analyst briefs Sydney’s Inner West community

May 23, 2013 by  
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British Israel analyst,  Alan Johnson has presented to Sydney’s Inner West Jewish community a cutting-edge update on the latest developments in post-election Israel. Read more

Petition demands university breaks ties with Technion

January 11, 2013 by  
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An online petition has been created demanding that the University of Sydney cuts ties with the Technion in Israel. Read more

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