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Shimon Peres has passed away at the age of 93.

Last of the founding fathers

AUSTRALIAN leaders have added their voices to the chorus of world leaders paying tribute to the last founding father of Israel, Shimon Peres, who passed away at the age of 93 on Wednesday morning.

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Labor Friends of Palestine booklet ‘demonises’ Israel

A BOOKLET produced by Australian Labor Friends of Palestine accusing the “pro-Israel lobby” of sending politicians, party officials and journalists to Israel to get a “carefully orchestrated, one-sided perspective” on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict has been slammed as “disingenuous” by communal leaders.


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AIJAC’s Jeremy Jones (left) met Shimon Peres in Jerusalem in 2007.

Australian Jewish leaders mourn Peres


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Bibi in the States

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is back home from a high-stakes trip to America. The visit put Israel’s most important alliance under a microscope, with so much riding on it. But how much of what he hoped to achieve from the visit will come to pass?

Labour MK Jeremy Corbyn. (Photo: REUTERS)

Lord quits over Corbyn re-election

Re-elected Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn insisted that Labour was united in tackling anti-Semitism as a senior peer member quit the party, claiming the leader was surrounded by allies who were “hostile to Jews”.



Basger selected in World Cup squad

Jarrod Basger has been selected in Australia’s 14-man squad for the upcoming FIFA Futsal World Cup in Columbia.

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A piece of history for charity

Israeli judoka Yarden Gerbi, who won a bronze medal at the Rio Olympics, is auctioning off her Olympic name patch for charity.


The gardens of Deborah Halpern’s Warrandyte home and studio are adorned with her work, including the imposing Bosom Woman (2004) in the foreground.

Lifetime of art

Celebrated Australian sculptor Deborah Halpern is auctioning off more than 500 artworks from her collection to make room in her studio for the next phase in her career.

Festival creative director Justine Sless doing stand-up at the Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival. Photo: Peter Haskin

Jewish comedy smorgasbord

The Melbourne Jewish Comedy Festival returned as a one-night variety show that combined comedy, cabaret, storytelling and songs in a smorgasbord of entertainment.


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Winner of six Tony Awards, including Best Original Score, The Light in the Piazza is set to romance Melbourne audiences when it opens at the Arts Centre Melbourne, Playhouse for two weeks only from October 28.

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Tough day for U 14 jets

The Ajax Under 14 Jets took on the Waverley Park Hawks in a tough hard fought match, eventually going down by 24 points. Photos: Peter Haskin  



The hawk who became a dove

SHIMON Peres was a Pole who became an icon of Israel. He was a hawk who became the country’s most famous dove. He was a man who struggled for years to endear himself to the public – and finally became a national treasure.

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