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Ismail al-Wahwah.

Hate speaker to avoid prosecution

NSW Police will not charge a Hizb ut-Tahrir leader over allegations of race-hate speech after a video emerged of Ismail al-Wahwah reportedly calling on people to “rid” the world of the Jewish “hidden evil”.

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Josh Frydenberg addressing the Moriah Foundation members. Photo: Ingrid Shakenovsky

Moriah bursaries boost

ASSISTANT Treasurer Josh Frydenberg was the guest of honour at the annual Moriah Foundation members’ cocktail party last Thursday, which saw the launch of a new endowment fund to support bursaries for the community’s most needy families.

From left: Aron Kleinlehrer, Shmuel Ben-Shmuel, Tracey Waxman and Adam Carpenter, head of Jewish life (primary), affix a mezuzah made by students to the doorpost of a new classroom. Photo: Ofer Levy

Emanuel achieves its dream

UJEB religious education class at Gardenvale Primary School. Photo: Peter Haskin

Libs campaign to safeguard SRI

The Community Kashrut logo.

Second Sydney hechsher launched today


Maccabi Australia’s Under-14 basketball team at the JCC opening ceremony with some American girls. Photo: Michelle Israel

Youth on show in US

A DELEGATION of young Australian basketball players and swimmers arrived in Dallas, Texas this week for the 2015 JCC Maccabi Games, with the green-and-gold participants starting off with a bang

The Maccabi Australia futsal team.

Aussies bring home Euro silver

IT was a bittersweet end to the 2015 European Maccabi Games (EMG) for the Australian open men’s futsal team, which romped to the grand final before being ultimately defeated 4-2 […]



Matisayhu reinvited to Spanish fest

The Spanish Rototom Sunsplash music festival has issued a lengthy apology to Matisyahu for disinviting him from performing and has invited him again to perform on his original concert date. […]


Community puts Israel back on the map – literally

Israel is back on the maps for passengers on Air France flights after outrage from the community.


Author Leah Kaminsky

Israeli setting for debut novel

It has taken author Leah Kaminsky 10 years to complete her debut novel, The Waiting Room, which is set mostly in Israel, mainly in Haifa, during the Second Intifada.

Arthur Feinsod in Sydney.

Honouring Jan Karski’s legacy

A play by American Arthur Feinsod, staged in Sydney recently, pays tribute to Jan Karski, recognised as Righteous Among the Nations for his efforts during World War II to help the Jews.


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Win a knives gift set from King of Knives, Bondi Junction

  King of Knives Bondi Junction is giving away a gift set of three knives (valued at $200) to one lucky Sydney reader. Aside from stocking a wide variety of […]



Final entries in our holiday photo competition

HERE are the final entries in our holiday photo competition. The entry judged to be the best photo will win a three-night stay at the luxury Peppers Airlie Beach resort […]


Election 2010. Mark Dreyfus.

‘Our support for Israel is unshakeable’

CONTRARY to the reports on the front page of The AJN last week, at its national conference last weekend the Australian Labor Party did not resolve to unilaterally recognise a Palestinian state. The resolution makes clear that Labor continues to support a just and lasting two-state solution to the conflict, directly negotiated by the parties, based on the 1967 borders and subject to agreed land swaps, and in accordance with international law.

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