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Leader of the Israel Beyteinu political party Avigdor Liberman leads a press conference in the Israeli parliament on May 18, 2016. Photo by Yonatan Sindel/Flash90

US will work with Lieberman

The United States said it would work with the successor to Israeli Defense Minister Moshe Yaalon, following his resignation. “We appreciate Mr. Yaalon’s leadership and partnership as defense minister and

A kosher McDonald's in Ashkelon, Israel. Photo: Wikipedia.

McDonald’s ain’t lovin’ it

IN a decision sure to ruffle a few loose kilts in the Scottish-mad northern NSW town of Maclean, a Jewish lawyer has lost his battle against McDonald’s to register the business name McKosher.

Major General Jim Molan (left) and Likud MK Amir Ohana.
Photo: Noel Kessel

Warm reception for Likud MK Ohana

PROGRESS towards a more inclusive society and the question of whether Israel has a genuine peace partner were key topics Likud MK Amir Ohana raised at a lunch in Sydney hosted by the Australia/Israel & Jewish Affairs Council on Monday (May 16).

Partying at the Blue and White Night at the Beth Weizmann Centre, Melbourne. Photo: Peter Haskin.

Melbourne parties for Israel

YOM Ha’atzmaut celebrations are always a highlight of the calendar, with Zionism Victoria hosting various events to unite the community in showing solidarity for the Jewish State.

Year 11 students on the MOTL on Yom Hashoah. From left: Emma Stone, Shani Langer, Aimee Raitman, Jade Laishevsky, Indigo Penn and Jack Zuckerman.

From sorrow to celebrations

THE Australian contingent of March of the Living (MOTL) returned home this week after an emotional journey that saw them shed tears for the victims of the Holocaust in Poland and then cheer for the Jewish State’s birthday a week later in Israel.

From left: Jillian Segal, Lucy Turnbull, Dave Sharma and Rachel Lord.

PM’s wife tours Israel

JERUSALEM – The Prime Minister’s wife headed a group of top businesswomen on a mission to Israel this week, leading them on a hectic itinerary of high-tech innovators, universities and local politicians.

Moshe Ya'alon (right) shakes hands with Avigdor Lieberman at the Knesset in Jerusalem. Photo: JPost/Reuters.

Lieberman accepts Netanyahu’s offer of defence minister

In a meeting that lasted less than an hour on Wednesday afternoon (May 18), Avigdor Lieberman accepted Prime Minister Netanyahu’s offer of the defence and immigration and absorption portfolios.

Israeli demographer Sergio Della-Pergola.

Majority of world’s Jews in Israel by 2030?

More than two-fifths of the world’s Jews live in Israel, according to statistics released for Yom Ha’atzmaut.

Egyptian president Abdel Fattah El-Sisi.

Israel welcomes El-Sisi peace push

Egypt’s President has enthused about his country’s 1979 peace deal and said that it can serve as precedent for an Israeli-Palestinian deal.

Hakoah Sydney City East Club president Mike Katz with Waverley mayor Sally Betts at the launch of a synthetic field at Waverley Oval. Photo: Noel Kessel.

New synthetic oval in Waverley

A NEW synthetic football field was launched at Waverley Oval on Monday night (May 16). The new oval will be used by a host of sports clubs and teams, including Maccabi football clubs.