MK: ‘Australia must invest in its people’

Professor Manuel Trajtenberg.
A LEADING Israeli MK has urged Australia to switch from commodities to “human capital” in looking for continued prosperity in the wake of the mining boom.
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Friends and family carry the body of Aharon Banita during his funeral at Har HaMenuchot Cemetery in Jerusalem on October 4, 2015, Banita was killed last night by a Palestinian youth in a stabbing terror attack in the Old City. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

Terror victims buried

Thousands attended the funerals of two Jewish-Israelis who were stabbed to death in Jerusalem’s Old City. The funerals for Rabbi Nehemia Lavi, 41, and Aharon Benita, a 22-year-old soldier, were

Retired IDF soldier Amnon Sharon with one of his special sculptures.
Photo: Gareth Narunsky

Imprisonment, prayer and the power of believing

EVEN during his darkest days while confined in a cold and dirty Damascus prison cell following the Yom Kippur War, Amnon Sharon was sure he would be freed.

Moshe Feiglin.

Hawk flies back to his roots

HAWKISH Israeli politician Moshe Feiglin, whose Australian family made aliyah in the 1960s, is making his first visit to Australia this month.

Glen Falkenstein (right) with co-emcee Ashleigh Green.

Youthful celebrations of diversity

MORE than 400 young Australians representing a multitude of faiths came together to engage in dialogue and celebrate multiculturalism at the inaugural Youth Parliament of the World’s Religions (Youth PoWR) last month.

Jeremy Jones (centre) speaking at the Muslim Jewish Conference.

Faiths build bridges in Berlin

DELEGATES from more than 40 countries attending the sixth annual Muslim Jewish Conference (MJC) in Berlin recently were exposed to unique interfaith experiences of Australia and the Asia/Pacific region, presented by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council’s (AIJAC) Jeremy Jones.

Tzuri Avila (right) and his family.

Taking the helm at Southern Sydney

SOUTHERN Sydney Synagogue’s new minister and spiritual leader Tzuri Avila aims to build the “kind, vibrant” community, saying it is “full of potential”.

Father Holding Daughter's Hand

Jewish foster care shortage becomes critical

THE next Jewish child that is taken into foster care in New South Wales will not be placed with a Jewish family, it’s claimed.

David Ossip

Ku-ring-gai’s new deputy

AFTER just three years on Ku-ring-gai Council, Jewish Councillor David Ossip has been appointed deputy mayor with a vote of 7-3.


Fox wins third world title

Jessica Fox has made history by becoming the first woman to win three consecutive C-1 Canoe Slalom World Championship gold medals.